GAMING

PETER DINKLAGE AND CAST GET CGI-FIED FOR GAME OF THRONES VIDEO GAME, ‘IRON FROM ICE’

First let’s set one thing straight; the game’s title is a bit deceptive since last I checked it’s physically impossible to get ‘Fe’ from ‘H2O’, but I digress (nerd). Telltale Games is releasing a six-part video game series that tells the story of a Northern family named the Forresters as they get caught up in never-ending Lannister drama and various assaults from the bat-shit crazy Ramsay Snow. The game includes the voices of real GOT cast members and is officially licensed by HBO, so you know it’s legit. The first game debuts today on PC and PS4, Dec. 3 on Xbox One, and Dec. 4 on iOS. Check out the trailer.

SURVIVE THIS INTERACTIVE ZOMBIE FILM

The interactive short film “Five Minutes”, created by film students Maximilian Niemann and Felix Faißtwill will put you on the edge of your seat as you perform a series of tasks to prevent the game’s protagonist “John” from turning all zombie on your ass. After a battle with the living dead, John may have been infected with the zombie virus and must retain his memory for 5 minutes to ensure he doesn’t turn. It’s your job to complete simple cursor tasks to propel the storyline forward and prevent John from meeting an ugly demise.

Check out the game at fiveminutes.gs

A HISTORY OF VIDEO GAME GRAPHICS

Ahoy takes us through the history of video game graphics in this 5-part video series. I personally never upgraded my gaming system beyond the N64, mostly because the landlord wouldn’t allow high-tech “gizmos” in the house (thanks a lot, mom), but I appreciate the history lesson none-the-less.

LORD OF THE RINGS ON A BUDGET

Corridor Digital has just released this Lord of the Rings short called “Shadow of Mordor”, directed and written by Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer. It’s based on an upcoming action video game that follows events between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Despite the absence of Orcs breaking out in solemn chorus, it’s arguably more entertaining than the new Hobbit trilogy.

MICROSOFT BUYS MINECRAFT

Mojang–the company responsible for developing the hugely successful video game Minecraft–must be giving off some major Mojo because Microsoft announced this week that it is acquiring the Swedish-based developer for a whopping $2.5 Billion. In the acquisition, the game’s creators will be leaving the company. “Though we’re massively proud of what Minecraft has become, it was never [our] intention for it to get this big,” Mojang wrote, “the only option was to sell.”

Right, like that was a tough decision. Watch as Conan demonstrates how Minecraft’s creators are likely celebrating the acquisition.

SUPER BAD MARIO

Super Mario isn’t all he’s cracked up to be. If you think about it, his infatuation with the princess is a bit over the top. He murders turtles to have his way with her. Not convinced? Watch as Super Mario wreaks havoc on the innocent INCLUDING A KITTEN, brought to you by Pastek.

STAR [TREK] SATURDAY: WASTE AWAY YOUR WEEKEND

Every Saturday we’ll post a satirical or non-sensical piece on anything Star [Insert Anything] related: Star [Trek], [Wars], [Fox]….you get the picture. Waste away your weekend with this pixelated Star Trek game. Explore the USS Enterprise as Data. That pretty much sums it up. 

Click HERE and beam up the game.

GUIDE TO TRUSTING YOUR POP-CULTURE DOCS

Finding the right doctor in today’s complex healthcare environment can be difficult. Fortunately for us, Shea Strauss is here to help us figure out which doctors we should count on. Shea created this matrix rating the trustability and professional training of some of pop-cultures most well known docs. Personally I would have added Dr. Acula. I hear he’s great with blood.

EXPLORE THE UNIVERSE OF DESTINY

In just a week, geeks around the world will be locking themselves inside man-caves (or lady-caves, ladies) when the video game Destiny officially launches. I’ve already forewarned mom to keep her distance from my “Den of Doom”. To appease the masses until the release, Bungie has partnered with Google to provide a browser-based map of the Destiny universe. Click here to experience the map or just watch the highlight below.

Oh and I don’t actually live with my mom. She lives WITH ME!

OCULUS THRILL RIDE

Do you fantasize about soaring through space on the wings of a Pegasus? I know I do, and thanks to advancements in gaming technology the Oculus Rift could soon provide the next best thing. The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset that lets you step inside a 3D virtual world by tracking head movements and projecting a stereoscopic 360-degree view of a digitally-designed world. German roller coaster manufacturer Mack Rides is now working on paring this technology with their thrill rides, and users are reporting some mind-blowing experiences. Check out the vid: