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Dead Space Extraction Interview and Footage

The Dead Space franchise is headed to the Nintendo with Dead Space Extraction. earlier today, Visceral Studio announced that the game, which launches in the US on September 29, has gone gold. They’ve released a boss trailer, along with interview snippets with the developers of the game, detailing what we should expect from the Wii version of Dead Space. Hit the video for the full scoop, but here’s a hint: just because this is a Wii title, don’t expect the horror elements to be any less impressive than they were in the original. We’re excited.


The Return of Beavis and Butthead

Are there two people better equipped to discuss a film than Beavis and Butthead?

In this clip, the animated characters - best known from Judge’s classic MTV series - give us a brief synopsis of what to expect from the new film .

“In this movie, you have a chick with big boobs, a dude who gets his nuts knocked off and then a dude who gets paid to have sex. Oh yeah - and then there’s a bunch of bottles of extract too,” Butthead explains.

Sound appealing? Then be sure to check the film out when it opens this Friday, September 4.

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First Look: Clooney and Bridges Staring at Goats

Considering George Clooney‘s upcoming film, The Men Who Stare at Goats, centers around cloud-busting, flying, Jedi-trained psychic killers hired by the government, I’m shocked that I haven’t heard about this film sooner.

With Jeff Bridges, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey, and J.K. Simmons rounding off the cast, I can’t say that I disagree with E! as they dub this movie the “Greatest Film Ever Made.” The goats drop when the eccentric comedy hits theaters November 6.

Read More | E! Online

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Review (with video!)

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Features, Software, Videos,

Snow Leopard Review

Mac owners, the time for upgrading is upon as, as Mac OS X 10.6 is now available on a worldwide basis. If you didn’t know that there was a new operating system from today, we wouldn’t blame you, because it’s kind of been released without much fanfare. You see, Snow Leopard is all about fine tuning, refining, and improving upon OS X 10.5 Leopard. It’s a makeover that, at first glance, seems underwhelming because the majority of the changes occur “under the hood” so to speak.

So, what can you expect? Well, if you’ve used an iPhone 3G and an iPhone 3GS, think of it in those terms. They are really pretty much the same product, but the 3GS is much snappier, and has a couple of new features that the 3G doesn’t have, namely a better camera and a compass. Comparing Snow Leopard to Leopard is similar - you get speed, things feel faster, and potential is unlocked for the future, because there are some cool things that third-parties can tap into now.

Not everything is under the hood, though. You will see a few UI tweaks, like Dock Expose, right-click dock menus, Finder icons, and the like. We will cover all of those in more detail, but again, that isn’t the focus here. If you are underwhelmed right now, read on, because there is a lot to be excited about. At the very least, though, understand that upgrading to Snow Leopard will cost you just $29. Now that we have your attention, let’s move on. We’ve got videos for you, after the break.

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Disney Buys Marvel for $4 Billion

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Iron Man scene at the Walt Disney Concert Hall an early sign?

As if Disney didn’t own much of our childhood already, the media conglomerate has now spent an estimated $4 billion to acquire Marvel Entertainment, marking the deal as its largest since attaining Pixar in 2006.

Of the whopping $4 billion the company shelled out to obtain the comic book powerhouse, Chief Financial Officer Tom Staggs points out that any great venture is worth the price tag: “You can’t expect to pay a bargain price for premium assets. Marvel is worth more inside Disney than outside Disney.”

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Volturi Profiled in New Moon Pics

New Moon

In these photos released by Summit Entertainment, we’re finally getting a chance to see those other vampires: the Volturi of Volterra.

It probably would have been hard to look away from Taylor Lautner’s new physique, it it wasn’t for those piercing red eyes. Thanks to specially-crafted eyewear, you too could look as intimidating as the normally-angelic (Jane).

“They’re all hand-painted, specially manufactured contacts,” director Chris Weitz told People. “They’re opaque red, almost like preying mantis eyes. You can’t really see into them. There’s something terribly off-putting about it.” (Ya think?)

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IMAX Tickets for Avatar Already on Sale

Avatar posterIt’s never too early to start buying Christmas presents…or ordering movie tickets.

is not even scheduled to open for another four months, but those eager to get good seats can guarantee their spots now. AMC has already begun selling tickets to midnight showings at 75 theaters. Most of those locations are IMAX venues.

James Cameron’s 3D sci-fi entry received good worth of mouth after an extended preview on IMAX screens last week. (You can view a teaser trailer here.) It was this overwhelming interest that prompted the theater chain to begin advance purchases.

“They said that if all these people are going to come to our theater to see 16 minutes of a film that doesn’t open until December, let’s give them an opportunity to buy tickets to the first performances of the show itself,” Chris Aronson, Fox’s Senior VP of Distribution, said.

Since the film’s running time hasn’t been confirmed, only midnight viewings are available at this time. Avatar opens on December 18.

Read More | Hollywood Reporter

TLC Reuniting for Timberlake Concert

TLC's T-Boz and Chilli

In the past year, (a.k.a T-Boz) has kept herself busy with appearances on both The Celebrity Apprentice and The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Now she has an even bigger project in store.

Later this fall, the musician will reunite with another former TLC member for a concert in Vegas. The show with Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas will be their first in the US since 2002. That’s also the same year Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes - the third member of the Grammy-winning R&B/Hip Hop group - was killed after a car accident in Honduras.

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Sony announces Reader Daily Edition: Touchscreen, free library ebook checkouts

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Handhelds,

Sony Reader Daily Edition

Earlier this morning, announced their Reader Daily Edition, which sits at the top of the line of the Sony Reader ebook reader family. The Sony Reader Daily Edition boasts a seven-inch touchscreen with 16 shades of gray, and like the , it has 3G access built-in for purchasing books from the Sony eBook Store. The 3G connection is provided by AT&T.

You’ll be able to get your hands on the Sony Reader Daily Edition this December for $400, and it’ll be compatible with the new eBook Library 3.0 software, which now supports Macs. Even better though, and what sets this apart, is that there is a built in library finder services, and it lets you check out ebooks from local public libraries, at no cost. You just need a library card, find the books you want, and go to the library to get them loaded onto the Reader Daily Edition. The New York Public Library is one of the big launch partners, but “thousands more” will be available as well. When you check out a book, you get between 2-4 weeks to read it before it expires on the device. A huge advantage over what the Kindle offers, which is 100% paid content.

I don’t know about you, but we are fairly excited about this one.

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Report: Michael Jackson Death Ruled Homicide

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Music, Drugs, Legal Issues,

Dr. Conrad MurrayDespite the Los Angeles Police Department’s attempt to keep Michael Jackson’s autopsy results under wraps, an Associated Press source has confirmed the rumors: the singer’s death was a homicide.

According to a search warrant affidavit unsealed today, the King of Pop’s death was a result of lethal levels of the drug propofol (a.k.a. Diprivan). In the 32-page document, Dr. Conrad Murray revealed that he had been administering 50 mg of the drug nightly to help Jackson sleep. This routine went on for approximately six weeks. Fearing Michael would become addicted, other drugs were later introduced by Murray just days prior to June 25th.

On the morning of his death, Jackson was given another 25 mg of propofol “after repeated demands/requests.”

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