It’s that time of year again: green hats, green beer, green clothes, green, green, green! Mike and Jason dump the leprechauns, though, and get right into some danger happening to a couple of hobbits — or hobbit pubs, anyway. They talk a bit about the forthcoming Diablo III, just released Journey for PS3, and a new game announcement from Fantasy Flight Games! Also, Microsoft is giving their projects evil scientist device names now, and our game of the week: Arkham Horror.
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- We’ve been dreaming about video games. Jason’s brain is consumed by Blizzard’s Diablo III pre-download, and Mike’s really interested in what thatgamecompany has built with Journey.
- Public Radio International’s All Things Considered has retracted a story they did about Apple and FoxConn and problems with their Chinese manufacturing. Apparently the guy who started all of this lied — or at least added enough to his story to make much of it suspect. Problems existed and are being worked on, but maybe lying isn’t the way to do journalism?
- Dan O’Kopniak turns a board game idea sitting in his closet for over 20 years into an iPhone/iPad app, Words of Habit, bypassing board game companies.
- Hollywood’s burning eye turns on a couple of hobbits: The Hobbit Pub and The Hungry Hobbit restaurant. Good thing Gandalf has Hobbit Pub’s back.
rightsholder grouptroll, SABAN, wants libraries to pay copyright fees for reading books to kids at storytime. How evil is that?
- SCIENCE! Microsoft’s latest evil scientist weapon: The Beamatron!! Oh, my bad — it just sounds like that. It’s actually another bit of Kinect-based augmented reality kit. We know it’s a piece of the forthcoming holodeck, though.
- Just a short bit about Fantasy Flight’s latest announcement of Relic, a boardgame set in the 40K warhammer universe which uses talisman style rules and play. See a picture here.
Pick of the Week
- [amazon_link id=”1589942108″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Arkham Horror by Fantasy Flight Games[/amazon_link]
If your friendly local game store doesn’t have our picks, click the links and nab them!