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Christina Aguilera Partners With Nintendo For Their New Video Game Tomodachi Life

Surprise!

Nintendo has announced the forthcoming release of a new video game called Tomodachi Life and they have revealed that they have partnered with none other than Christina Aguilera to promote the video game. Essentially, players can create little animated versions of themselves and their friends and play with one another in a virtual world. They can also create characters like Xtina, which is meant to heighten the gameplay, I guess. Click below to learn more about Tomodachi Life and see video of Xtina in action in the video game. More »

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First Look: ‘Orphan Black’ Season 2 Releases A First Video Trailer

"This is my life!"
Send in the Clones

Last month we got our first look at a batch of promo posters for the upcoming second season of Orphan Black on BBC America, which is set to debut on April 19. Today we get to check out the just-released first trailer for the new season. The clip starts out with a few key scenes from Orphan Black season 1 to refresh your memory a bit and then it launches into exciting new footage from the coming season. Now that I’m all caught up on the show, I’m very much looking forward to the premiere of season 2. Watch the trailer above and get excited, too! The all new season of Orphan Black premieres in 2 weeks!

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Flappy Bird Is Dunzo!

Peace the Spork Out

Yesterday we learned the (sad? happy?) news that the mobile video game Flappy Bird was going to be removed from app stores due to the overwhelming success that the game’s creator has been experiencing. The creator posted messages on Twitter announcing his intention to take down the game today. Well, he made good on his promise. If you head over the Apple App Store or the Google Play app store you will find that Flappy Bird is no longer available. It’s gone. It’s dunzo. Fin. More »

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There Is A Franz Kafka Videogame Coming To The Universe

That-Ish-Cray Of The Day

Ummm, yespleasemorethankyou. The gods of video games have finally answered my call and have created a product that I’m totally okay with my boys playing. Folks, the Franz Kafka video game you didn’t know you’d been waiting for is finally here. I don’t play video games, but I am weirdly psyched about this, as it reminds me of the good ol’ days, studying literary theory at Sarah Lawrence and getting introduced to Kafka via great works like The Metamorphosis and A Hunger Artist. Click inside for deets and for a sneak peek at the video!
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Lindsay Lohan Is Suing ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ For Allegedly Using Her Likeness In The Video Game

Beyotches Stole Her Look?

Lindsay Lohan is reportedly lookin’ to score big time with a new lawsuit against the makers of Grand Theft Auto V because she claims that her likeness is being used in the video game without her permission (or compensation). Apparently, L. Lo and her legal team believe that a character in the video game is based on her likeness and they want to be paid — handsomely. As you can see in the photos below, the animated girl in the video game promo art does look a bit like Lindsay Lohan … but, in all honesty, the animated girl also looks like models Kate Upton, Shelby Welinder or any other sun-kissed young woman living in Los Angeles. Click below to see the side-by-side comparison photos and read what Lohan and her legal team are up to in regards to this lawsuit. More »

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First Listen: Eminem Drops A New Song Titled ‘Survival’

"You'll never take my prize from me, It'll have to be pried from me"

Back in February we heard news that claimed that Detroit rapper Eminem would be releasing a new album after Memorial Day of this year but here we are in mid-August and there is no new album in sight. Back in June, tho, we got to hear a snippet of a new song that Em was reportedly working on for his as-yet unannounced album but news about Slim Shady and his music has been pretty light this year thus far. Eminem made a surprise appearance/performance last week in NYC at a private event called Shock the World which was a 30th anniversary celebration for G-Shock Watches but he performed no new music. Today, at long last, we FINALLY get to hear a new song from Eminem that will be featured on the forthcoming soundtrack to the video game Call of Duty: Ghosts. Click below to hear this new song, titled Survival, in full and learn more about Em‘s reported plans to release more music soon. More »

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I’m In The Money

The TV Guide

Yesterday was a really fun day … my friends and I made our way to an art gallery in Echo Park for a bit of unsophisticated fun and then we made our way out for dinner and drinks. It had been ages since I got to hang out with Ollie and Caleb so I wanted us to do something really special … so we all went for a swim in a life-size reproduction of Scrooge McDuck‘s treasure vault from Ducktales. No, seriously. A new Ducktales video game is on the way and to promote it, a life-size treasure vault was installed inside the iam8bit art gallery in Echo Park … so we decided to check it out and go for a swim! More »

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Watch: ‘Game Guy TV’ Debuts Online Starring My Friend Darion Lowenstein

Players Wanted
Game On

My very good friend Darion Lowenstein has been a very bizzy guy over the past few months. In addition to working on various projects for his video game company Scopely and being an all around great friend, Darion has been putting together his own video game talk show for theStream.tv. At long last, after many hours of hard work, Darion‘s show Game Guy TV is finally available for viewing. Click the embed above to watch a teaser video that gives you an overview of what the show will cover and then click below to see a couple of promo photos as well as the press release announcement. More »

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Follow Your Dreams

The TV Guide

So … I was supposed to hang out with my friend Josh Z. last night but, alas, it just didn’t work out. Due to JZ’s poor planning with schedules, we weren’t able to get it together. BUT, honestly … a night in was just what I needed. I’ve been running around a lot lately so it was nice to stay home and do nothing. I caught up on some DVRed TV, read some and spent WAY TOO MUCH TIME playing Robot Unicorn Attack 2 on my iPhone. Yes, folks, it’s true … I’m talking hours. OY! More »

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Disney Shuts Down LucasArts, Cancels All Current Video Game Projects

150 People Laid Off Today

Yikes! Back in October we learned that the Walt Disney Company purchased Lucasfilm (along with all it’s subsidiaries and properties) and until now, the deal sounded like a good one for all of the Lucas employees … but today, we learn that Disney has decided to shut down the entire LucasArts video game division. The move means that some 150 people have lost their jobs and all current projects from LucasArts have been cancelled. Yikes! Click below to learn more. More »

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