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Surprise (not): We Dare Won’t See a US Release [5 comments]

February 28, 2011

Ahh, yes. I can hear the collective sound of disappointed “AWWWs” now.

Ubisoft has “empathetically” told IGN that the self proclaimed sexy, quirky party game We Dare will “absolutely not see release in the United States.”

You know what’s hilarious? Ubisoft blocked North American viewers from accessing the official trailer on YouTube. It’s like, really? You’re so ashamed of this game your company is making that you block access to it? I feel like I just got parental control’d on my internet.

Anyway, for some laughs check out the official description I found on We Dare’s site:

We Dare

  • Product DescriptionWe Dare is a sexy, quirky, party game that offers a large variety of hilarious, innovative and physical, sometimes kinky, challenges. The more friends you invite to party, the spicier the play!
  • Provocative Controls Use your controller in the most unexpected ways, as you’ve never imagined before… wave it around to the beat of your favourite tunes, old and new… sometimes co-operative hugging helps, and it certainly doesn’t hurt. Enjoy the unique game play designed for the use of the Wii-mote or the Move controller exclusively made for We Dare. And there’s more! You can also use your Wii Balance Board for additional game play based on pure mass… are you the lightest one in the group? Perhaps shedding some clothes will even the playing field… it’ll definitely make the party more interesting!
  • A Customized and Enticing ExperienceCreate and customize your own cheeky avatar, from head to toe. Personalize him or her to fit your taste, to match your likeness or be the person you’ve always thought you could be. Are you a Femme Fatale? A Jock? The Girl Next Door? Create the game to your liking. Choose the length of play and the size of your group… in this game, size does matter… the bigger the group, the better the fun, and anything goes! Get up-close and personal with your friends with this wide variety of naughty and silly challenges. Use your smarts… or just pure luck if you have to… to answer pop-trivia questions and ultimately out-perform your playmates while proving you’re flexible, uninhibited and adventurous. This is an invitation to let yourself go, because life is short and what happens in this game… stays in the game!
  • And a satisfying finishThe final peak of the game ends in a light hearted, match-making session. Which of your friends is your best match for Love or Friendship? How you play, how you answer questions, how well you perform, and finally, how you chose to create your avatar, will ultimately determine your perfect match.
  • Key FeaturesA wide and varied range of 40 fun and flirtatious games:
    - Select the mood of your party: Enchanting, Persuasive, Naughty, Adventurous and Brainy.
    - Dance to your favourite tunes from film and radio.
    - Challenge your mates to a flirty strip-tease.
    - Multiplayer up to 4 players. A hilarious light-hearted atmosphere with clever characters, coy mini-games and internationally popular music hits: such as Sex Bomb, (I’ve Had The) Time of My Life and many others! Now. Are you ready to play?

The UK reclaims Harry Potter. [3 comments]

Raise your hand if you’ve been to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. *raises hand*
Okay, that wasn’t really necessary to my point, I just wanted to brag about having gone already.

My POINT in this post is that it was just announced that after the success of the first park in Florida, they’re opening a SECOND park in the UK. Another Harry Potter theme park! Can you imagine? MOAR POTTER!!

Warner Brothers has already bought the site for the park at Leavesden Studios, where all eight Potter movies were shot. Originally the idea was to give tours of the set to the public, but having hired the same team that created the magical park in Orlando, the project has expanded and will definitely be including theme park style attractions and rides to rival the park we have here in America.

To the delight of many British fans, London Mayor Boris Johnson said last summer, “We must be mad to leave it to the Americans to make money from a British invention.” Well, here you go, Johnson. Drink your butterbeer and try not to smirk too hard. The park is to open in 2012.

Now to look at plane tickets to London…

[via the mirror.]

Today on Craigslist: Sorcerer For Hire [7 comments]

Every once in a while I like to peruse the goods found on cragslist, and today I found the good-est of all.

A real, live, sorcerer for hire.

“I’ve handled divorce and domestic relationship cases, stalking and work place harassment and general bullying issues. Also attacks by Demons, Ghosts and people practicing Satanic Evil Black Magic. ”

You can see the original posting here, and visit his website for more information at


Autotune the Oscars. [5 comments]

February 27, 2011

The most hilarious, surprising, YouTube-y segment that’s ever hit the Oscars.

Welcome to the autotune mashup (courtesy of YouTube’s own Gregory Brothers) of Harry Potter, Toy Story 3, The Social Network and Twilight.

(Re-uploaded by someone else after it was taken down.)

Let’s just say twitter and tumblr alike exploded when this was airing tonight.

What did you think? Did this segment make the Oscars a little too mianstream, or was it a nice change to see them doing something so ‘hip’?


Beautifully Musical LOTR [1 comment]

February 25, 2011

Guys, confession time. I’m not a LOTR fan. Yeah, it’s nice and award-winning and all. But fantasy just doesn’t quite do it the same as sci-fi for me. And LOTR is LONG. Like, REALLY long.

This, however? This I like.

It’s all pretty and musical and short! Now go do a little Hobbit dance and get yourself psyched for the weekend.


Sexy Wii Game? “We Dare” [11 comments]

February 24, 2011

Ubisoft, why? I loved you so much for Just Dance. But this? This is a game? Like, for real? Not some weird unfunny spoof?

(Edit: Ubisoft blocked the ad from the US. Entronews uploaded a US-friendly trailer, now seen above.)

I’m sorry. I missed the “sexy” part. And the “game” part. Even the actors in this video look uncomfortable, like they may be laughing on the outside, but crying on the inside.

What is this I don’t even…


The First Painting to Make Me Cry [2 comments]

February 23, 2011

Okay guys, I have a confession. Tears actually welded up in my eyes when I saw this, and I blame one of two things: Either it was 15+ years of Zelda franchise loyalty swelling inside of my heart and pouring out of my body via tears, or it was my extremely dusty desk. Your call. 

Just sit back and gaze upon this epic Zelda painting. It’s absolutely incredible. 

I mean, there’s the seven sages, Malon, Talon, Ingo, Epona, the renditions of the many Great Faries, Link’s grandmother and the pirate gang from Wind Waker, Midna, Ganon, Dark Link…I could go on and on, but I’ll let you soak it up for yourself.

Thanks, Geekologie!


Duke Nukem gets Friendly [2 comments]

The fellow geeks at Mega64 created this amazing trailer for a more family-friendly Duke Nukem style game: Doug Huggem.

…But then they went one step further, and posted the video of the recording session with Jon St. John, the voice of Duke Nukem.

Good to know he’s almost fully incapable of saying “Sharing is Caring”.

So tell me, which game would you rather play? One has “female cleavage”, the other has plenty of granola.


Browncoats Gather in Support [4 comments]

February 22, 2011

There’s been a flurry of conversations and activity this week as browncoats hope for a possible comeback of their favorite show.

The talk began early this week with an article with a very misleading title from MTV Geek stating that “Firefly Returns… and Nathan Fillion is open to play Mal Again”. Yes, reruns of Firefly will be shown on the Science Channel, and Nathan Fillion has mentioned that he would be interested in reappearing as Mal or producing Firefly at some point (for instance, if he wins the CA state lottery), but those points are unrelated. There is no confirmation of Firefly coming back or Nathan Fillion doing anything with it, but that didn’t stop the fans from mobilizing.

Then this piece of TV magic occurred:

Nathan Fillion tweeted it out, and has been receiving mentions of support from former Firefly crew, as well as an outpouring from fans. Currently, fans are in talks of assisting Nathan Fillion in raising money to bring Firefly back. Want to join the cause? Join “Help Nathan Buy Firefly” on Facebook, visit their website, and follow Nathan Fillion on Twitter.

What would you be willing to do/give to get Firefly back on the air?


Walking Dead Video Game Announced [3 comments]

February 18, 2011

Man oh man, what an a-w-e-s-o-m-e week for lovers of the undead. On Wednesday we were blessed with a brand-spankin’ new Dead Island trailer and deets. Now it’s been announced that Robert Kirkman is working with Telltale Games on a “multi-year, multi-platform, mulit-title” video game based off of the graphic novel the Walking Dead.

Details are scarce, but here is what we know:

  • Telltale is aiming for a Q4 2011 release.
  • The game will be not only be available for consoles, but for PC, Mac, mobile and social gaming media as well.
  • The setting for the game takes place in the comic book universe (can I get a Hallelujah?!).
  • The game will be episodic.

To be honest, I’m a little hesitant. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for giving it a chance, but being a huge fan of the graphic novel and watching the series translate onto television so poorly (I personally don’t think the first season represented the Walking Dead as well as it could have) I can’t help it. Although I may not be bouncing off of the walls with excitement, I am bumping into them.

But hey, I’m hoping for the best. Fingers crossed!!!

Thanks, IGN.