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Black Ops Emerges from the Shadows as the Newest Call of Duty

Word has slipped that players will be getting a new Call of Duty game this November, probably because Activision just can’t stay out of the news. Call of Duty: Black Ops is being developed by Treyarch, who crafted 2008’s Call of Duty: World at War. That game, while generally well-received, didn’t achieve the same status as COD4: …

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

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The new Spidey: Columbia Pictures president Matt Tolmach told The Hollywood Repoter that upcoming Spider-Man reboot would “look, feel and smell different from the three films starring Tobey Maguire,” meaning the studio is out to separate the …

Bungie Partners With Activision for New IP [Update X 2]

The makers of the mega-popular Halo series have just announced an exclusive, long-term relationship with the publisher of the best-selling Call of Duty franchise. Development studio Bungie will be releasing a new intellectual property exclusively through Activision.

Quick thoughts on what this announcement may mean:

  1. With …

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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IMAX & Warner Bros. sign up for a 20-picture deal: Today, Warner Bros. announced that it will release 20 films into IMAX theaters over the next three year. The list of planned releases so far is below, but note something interesting: We won’t see …

HP To Acquire Palm For $1.2 Billion

HP has announced that they will acquire floundering Palm for $1.2 billion at $5.70/share. A steal considering how profitable Palm can be with HP’s distribution channels and cash flow. A press conference is set for 5PM ET, which we’ll be covering live. After rumors that Palm CEO Jon Rubenstein would soon be outed it appears as though he …

Must Play of the Day: Super Mario Crossover

Thanks to this, I won’t be doing any more work today. (Don’t tell Peter.)

Super Mario Crossover, a mash-up Flash game by developers at Exploding Rabbit lets you take on Mario’s world as Link, Mega Man, Samus, Simon Belmont or Bill from Contra. Each character has it’s own special moves and theme music. It’s the best thing I’ve seen all …

Tecmo Bowl Throwback Now Available on Xbox Live Arcade

It’s Tecmo Bowl, but on your Xbox 360. And without the NFL-licensed players and teams. But with a 3D-style look and feel! You can go old-school and play in 2D mode, too. It’s actually the SNES version of Super Tecmo Bowl, redone for the present day and with some extras thrown in here and there.

The big addition here, aside from new …

Cub Scouts Get Loops and Pins for Video Games

Finally! Tiger Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts now have access to the prestigious Video Games Belt Loop and Video Games Academics Pin. Awards for playing video games? Sort of!

To get the belt loop, you must do the following:

1. Explain why it is important to have a rating system for video games. Check your video games to be …

Apple World Wide Developer Conference 2010 Slated For June 7

Apple’s annual World Wide Developer Conference will begin June 7 and run through till June 11 in San Francisco. No word on Steve Jobs making an appearance, but attendees will have the opportunity to manhandle iPhone OS 4 and attend the first iPad dev sessions. Glorious. Only if we saw that new iPhone.

WWDC

CUPERTINO, …

The Daily Dose

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Here’s what else is going on in nerd news around the Web:

Apple vs. Journalism: TIME’s take on the now infamous missing/stolen iPhone 4 fiasco.

[via Time.com]

Scott Adams’ Dilbert also on the iPhone 4 fiasco:

The first official True Blood poster for season three:

[via The Daily What]

Hmm. Now this is …

The Loadout for April 27, 2010: New Games to Attack the Week With

Welcome to the Loadout. Our philosophy is that the working week is a recurring boss battle that you’ll need the proper weapons to take down. The supplies at hand won’t always be pretty but you might just be able to hold out until the weekend. Green means add it to your arsenal, yellow leaves it up to your discretion and red means …

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