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Not beer pong, you alcohol-obsessed people! 70s-style electro paddle pong. Which makes sense, because the occasion for the giant game is Philly Tech Week, taking place in late April. Here's how the tournament will work: Register to play before April 12th (fewer than 100 admitted), then head to the Art Museum steps on April 19th and April 24th, where the game will be projected on the 437-foot Cira Centre, across the Schuylkill.Frank Lee, a Drexel Professor who co-founded the school's Game Design Program, is the brains behind the operation. Here's a refresher course, for those of you who weren't alive
After an intense period of Facebook voting, the people have chosen. And they've chosen terribly. Monopoly, for the first time ever, decided to let the silly people have a say in how the game is played, letting them trade one piece for another. So the schlubby, wrinkled-pants-wearing cat-lady Monopoly fans of the world chimed in and replaced the almighty IRON with a whiny, irritable CAT. Here's the cat being unveiled on the TODAY Show, looking super creepy.And here are some sample Facebook comments from all the hard-core Monopoly fans following this.
Curt Schilling's 38 Studios is having a FIRE... (sale) of the "everything must go" persuasion. More than 2,100 lots will be auctioned off at the company's Providence headquarters on Tuesday. Among the gems available are numerous items left behind by employees, like a "Green Monster" piñata, a caged animal, and model planes supposedly built by Curt Schilling. Would this make for a great episode of Storage Wars or the greatest episode of Storage Wars? The company's computer animation equipment and other assets are also going to the highest bidder. A later auction will feature the intellectual property still owned by
I am 37 years old. I do not live with my parents. I have health insurance, a master’s degree and only occasionally eat cereal for dinner. And I am a gamer.That last statement shouldn’t feel like such a bold thing to say these days, but for some reason it seems like admitting I own Star Wars bed sheets (which I don’t) or wear Spider-Man pajamas (not that I’d know but they aren’t sold in adult sizes anyway so why are you even wondering?). When I was a kid, video games were mostly played by my peers. You didn’t see many guys with fully cultivated facial hair in line for Dragon’s Lair at the local arcade, or grown-ups gathered around an Atari 2600 at a house party. It was incomprehensible to imagine video games rivaling Hollywood in terms of cultural impact or profits.
Once upon a time, Philadelphians cheered a right-handed pitcher vying to be the ace of the Phillies. Then, he went 16-7 in the 1993 regular season. He was NLCS MVP and tossed a shutout of the Blue Jays in his storied Game 5 of the World Series. After he left for the far away lands of Arizona and Boston, tales of World Series victories and a bloody sock made Philly's former ace a household name. Now, Curt Schilling is the founder and chairman of 38 Studios—an entertainment and IP creation company that released Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC last month. I caught up with him to talk about Reckoning and the transition from starting pitcher to video game mogul.
For $16,000 you can buy 2,285 cheesesteaks. That's worth three season tickets to the Phils on the tarp. It's the equivalent of 5,233 happy hour drafts at the Dandelion. Or, it's equal to the value of one virtual sword in a role playing video game that hasn't even been released yet. A man in China dropped $16K on a sword in "Age of Wulin," an online RPG created by a California company that is set to be released this spring. [NBC Philadelphia]
So not cool
Jeep Wranglers used to be the sexiest cars on the road—at least, in my humble opinion. Long before SUVs came along with their showy moon roofs and cushy seat heaters, the original boxy, rugged Jeeps were the ultimate all-purpose, manly sort of vehicle that telegraphed two things about its driver: I’m no stranger to adventure and I can haul anything from a both the stack of firewood I just chopped to that leather chair from Crate and Barrel you’ve been eying. Hot.But now comes news that Jeep Wrangler is releasing a limited edition Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Jeep Wrangler.What the hell, Jeep?