The Animation Adventure — Become a Hero!

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My son came home from school recently and I sat him down in front of the TV and told him I had a huge surprise for him. I popped in a DVD and pressed play at the menu and he got to see a 2.5 minute long movie preview featuring his alter ego, D-Man. It was Decker’s face, Decker’s smile, and it was Decker fighting off the bad guy, Hazzardus, and his army, taking down some aerial baddies, and really pulling off the Titanium SUPER-suit. When the movie preview ended, three little words were music to my ears — “Play it again.” Continue reading

Metamorphosis Alpha Collector’s Edition — Kickstarter Ending!

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Just a quick note to remind any of you who might be on the fence about the Metamorphosis Alpha Kickstarter project that it’s ending in less than seven days. What started out as a simple attempt to raise $30,000 has crossed over to a rush for a number of last-minute stretch goals that the team at Goodman Games has been adding that come with no additional costs. Continue reading

A Behind-the-Scenes Visit to Grey’s Anatomy Shows There’s a Geeky Side to Every TV Show

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I was more than a bit skeptical about what kind of article I could get out of the visit to the set of Grey’s Anatomy that was part of the press junket I went on last month. What I hadn’t realized is that, behind every successful scripted TV show – regardless of genre – is a team of makers. Continue reading

When the World Ends, You’ll Need The Knowledge

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I’m not a sky-is-falling kind of guy. I don’t have a bunker behind my house and a decade’s worth of food stocked away for my family (although I do sometimes think about it). Every generation has had its concerns about the world ending, but I’m one of those optimists that hopes we’ll be able to solve our problems — water shortages, global warming, pandemics — and not be despised by our great-great-grandkids.

But who really knows? Asteroids are flying around our universe with sufficient mass and speed. New and scarier viruses seem to pop up every few years. So many countries seem to want their own nuclear bombs these days. Experts seem to think a major financial collapse lurks around the corner. Just how prepared are we if the world we know it stopped functioning normally for an extended period of time? How long would we last without the modern conveniences of electricity, medicine, clothing, food, and clean water? Continue reading

Scientifically Inaccurate Fun: Velociraptor! Cannibalism!

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Very few people know that velociraptors were capable of mutating in order to change their offensive and defensive abilities as well as their speed. It’s also not widely known that their diet consisted primarily of things like bunnies, baby seals, and cupcakes. The reason you didn’t know these things is, of course, that they aren’t actually true … unless you’re playing Velociraptor! Cannibalism!, a game which trades scientific accuracy for pseudo-scientific hilarity. Continue reading

Explore Middle-earth, Brick by Brick, in LEGO The Hobbit

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In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. He was a very well-to-do hobbit with a next-gen console and a lot of free time, which was fortunate, because he couldn’t stop playing a new game about dwarves, and orcs, a dragon, adventure, and a lot of LEGO bricks. Read on to learn about the newest LEGO video game. Continue reading

Meeting the Moms of ABC, or How I Managed Not to Sound Like an Idiot Talking With Jami Gertz and Ming-Na Wen

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Interviewing celebrities is not usually the most comfortable of processes for anyone involved: either you’re doing it remotely via phone or Skype, or you’re sitting in a room in a hotel trying to make the most of the 15 minutes you’ve got. And in either case, the celebrity in question is often either already tired from doing a dozen interviews before you, or is a bit apprehensive because he or she knows there are a dozen more interviews to follow, or both. So it was a hugely refreshing change of pace on the Los Angeles blogger trip I was on a month ago to have the chance to sit down and really chat with a group of ABC TV actresses on a sunny balcony in Burbank. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Eggs & Empires

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The downside to writing about Kickstarter projects is that sometimes there are games that I really wish you could just go out and buy right now because I’m having so much fun playing the prototype versions. Eggs & Empires is one such game. Continue reading

Don Bradman Cricket 14 Review

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Cricket has always been a sport that has fascinated me. I learned how to play in High School, and living in the Silicon Valley, there are folks playing all over. Indeed, our neighbors across the street built a cage for their son to practice bowling in. So it’s cool to see that, just like all the big sports titles we see for games like Baseball, Football, and Hockey, there’s a real top-notch Cricket videogame as well. Continue reading