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by John Lindstedt

31 Mar 2010


Jetpack Jackass is a simple but addictive Flash game in the spirit of such mobile gaming favorites as Papi Jump and Doodle Jump. You play as Sam, the titular jackass, as you try to maneuver your way through the sky on using the awesome jetpack you invented to prove your girlfriend she was wrong.

The controls are basic and easy to use: guide Sam with the cursor, trying to get him to land and bounce off platforms and explosive items until you reach the top (or your new personal best). Just play it. It’s…. satisfying. The background music is “You’re the Best”, from The Karate Kid, just in case you needed one more reason to play.

by Matt Moeller

22 Mar 2010


Ever since I was a wee child I’ve been a big fan of space combat games, all the way back to Wing Commander and Star Wars Tie Fighter. The virtual starfighter scene has been a little stale since Star Wars Galaxies added a space combat portion to the game. That is why I was excited to see that there is a new free to play Massively Multiplayer action/space combat game coming later this year. Black Prophecy is based in a universe crafted by sci-fi author Michael Marrack, and is being developed by Reakktor Media GmbH. The game sports some excellent visuals and what looks to be a robust upgrade system.

by Matt Moeller

22 Mar 2010


I’ve always been a little conflicted when it comes to playing first person shooters online. On one hand, it is a special brand of visceral fun which is filled with camaraderie and tasteful competition. On the other hand, it can be a disappointing playground of angry, maladjusted morons. In the upcoming first-person shooter Brink from Bethesda they highlight both sides. The game boasts the ability to customize your very british looking roughnecks in to a myriad of different muscle-bound scary looking killers. It also features an interesting movement mechanic that will level the playing field by automatically move your character to cover.

Enjoy the newest trailer in which a crap load of ugly Brit meatheads kill each other.

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by PopMatters Staff

10 Mar 2010


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.

by PopMatters Staff

9 Mar 2010


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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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

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"You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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