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Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010
by PopMatters Staff

We all know Google wants to run the world, right? OK, that’s was kind of a joke. Here’s a video that basically shows how there might just be a nugget of truth in that notion.



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Tuesday, Mar 9, 2010
by PopMatters Staff

British comedian, raconteur, writer and all-around Renaissance Man, Stephen Fry, talks about why your life may be more fulfilling if you don’t believe in the afterlife.



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Monday, Mar 8, 2010

Being a child of the ‘80s, when the first live action Transformers film came out, a tear came to my eye for the pure joy. After watching the second live action Transformers film, I teared up yet again, this time in disgust. So, when I heard that they were coming out with a new transformers game that is not based on the films, I was hit with a mixture of excitement and dread. The game and film studios tried to cash in on both recent movies with video game offshoots, which were both released to bad to mixed reviews. The new game does not take place on our planet, instead it takes place back on the Transformers own soil… or silicon, back on their home planet of Cybertron. The trailer below is the first to feature real game play footage and it looks promising.



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Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010
by McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)

The following games are among those scheduled for release this week, according to vgreleases.com:


Feb. 22:


Endless Ocean: Blue World (Wii, rated E)



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Friday, Feb 19, 2010
The Angry Video Game Nerd is hilariously frustrated by Atari's media-spanning adventure game series/contest 'SwordQuest'

Since 2004, the Angry Video Game Nerd (James Rolfe) has been playing notoriously terrible video games so we don’t have to. Always sporting a New Jersey accent and a bottle of Rolling Rock, Rolfe tries to make his way through vintage games filled with typos, impossible levels, awful character designs, and Game Genie proof final bosses.


Rolfe, along with his independent production company Cinemassacre, became somewhat of an internet celebrity in 2004 after he uploaded a video of him complaining of the downfalls of Castlevanie II: Simon’s Quest. In his next video, he appeared on his screen as his “nerd” persona, and he’s covered dozens of games and platforms since. From the Turbo Graphics 16 to the Commodore 64, Rolfe meticulously rips apart games that are sometimes almost as old as him. He also has a great knack for pop culture history, providing great movie reviews and genre retrospectives.


This week Rolfe covers ‘SwordQuest’, an Atari-produced game series/contest from the early ‘80s that incorporated comic books and puzzles. Regardless if you’re interested in the subject matter, Rolfe somehow possesses the ability to make anything sound fascinating.



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