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Why Aren’t There Any Good Movies Based On Video Games? (Part Three – Conclusion)


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There are three things that we can count on as foregone conclusions when it comes to movies based on video games: The first is that they’ll probably linger in development hell forever. The second is that by the time they finally come out, it will be so late that they will have lost the initial momentum (and potentially the audience) behind the release of the game. The third is that they’ll likely be very cheap and very disappointing. The first two are typical Hollywood, and there’s not a whole heck of a lot we can do about it. The third? Well, that’s different. That’s on us, guys. Or at least, a lot of us.

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Gaming

‘All Outta Bubblegum’ Is Your Perfect New Years Day Game


Bubblegum_ClassicIt’s New Years Day. Are you a little hungover but still want to take advantage of the day off and do a little gaming? Well, bucko, have I got a game for you: All Outta Bubblegum.

All Outta Bubblegum is a free, rules-lite tabletop role-playing that takes its title from a rather famous (and famously parodied) scene in John Carpenter’s science fiction action film They Live:

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Gaming

Gifts for the Geek | Day 20: Titanfall


xbox-titanfallVideo games. A huge industry!

And in 2014, Titanfall will shake that industry and make geeks game like never before! Make the jump to learn more!

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SF & Fantasy

Gifts for the Geek | Day 8: d20 Whiskey Stones


gifts-d20diceI like fantasy. And gaming. And whiskey.

And, shockingly I know, a lot of people game with drinks in hand! These d20 whiskey stones might be the perfect gift!

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Suvudu

Make Dungeons On The Fly With Adventurer Dungeon-Building Dice


f3c4_adventurer_dungeon-building_dice_setThose uninitiated into the pleasures of tabletop role-playing – especially fantasy games like Dungeons & Dragons - might hear the word “dungeon” and think “torture chamber”, but in a gaming context, a “dungeon” means any labyrinth-like environment populated with monsters, traps and other challenges for player characters to overcome. Adventures set largely in and around a dungeon is called a “dungeon crawl”.

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Suvudu

A Gamer’s Pilgrimage: The Compleat Strategist


photo 7I get to New York City once a year, and while for the most part I’m busy covering New York Comic Con, I also have a little time here and there to see the city. New York is an incredible place, but you can’t see all of it. You couldn’t even if you came every week. There’s just too much, so I have to choose one or two places to visit while I’m there. This past visit I chose “The Strand” (More about this another time) and “The Compleat Strategist”.

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SF & Fantasy

New Release Interview: The Eye of Minds by James Dashner


dashner-eyeofmindsThe Eye of Minds by James Dashner is published today!

Make the jump to read more about this great young adult release as well as an interview with James talking about the new book, his forthcoming Maze Runner movie, and what he as planned in the future!

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Suvudu

Gamer’s Conundrum: Buy New Games or Wait for Next Console?


ps3-xbox360-boxesThe new generation of video game consoles are just around the corner, with the XBOX One and Playstation Four releasing on November 22 and November 15, respectively – just in time for the holiday season.

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Suvudu

Cool New Tumblr: ‘Old School FRP’


tumblr_mlbim9gOLL1qcfj2ao1_500If you like the old school fantasy artwork of a prior era – be it connected to a game or not – then I think you’ll really enjoy a new Tumblr blog I discovered via Reddit’s RPG subreddit: Old School FRP. The Tumblr’s owner has done a fantastic job in collecting illustrations from ads, game books and catalogs.

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Gaming

RuneQuest 6th Edition is the Best Yet


TDM100-CoverWhen I was young tabletop role-playing gamer, RuneQuest was considered a fantasy game for adults; Dungeons & Dragons’ more sophisticated cousin. RuneQuest offered many things that Dungeons & Dragons didn’t: There were skills galore, several magic systems, hit points and armor for different body areas, and in-depth rules for generating a character’s background and culture before play even began.

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