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Is a Farmville for Dummies book really necessary?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Internet, Video Games,

Farmville for Dummies

How do you justify the existence of a book that lays out the concept and strategy to succeed in Farmville? Especially when there are sites that can help you free of charge. Co-author Kyle Orland of Farmville for Dummies sat down with Ars Technica to make an argument for putting the casual Internet game into layman's terms.

"Sure, Farmville isn't a particularly difficult game—it practically holds your hand in telling you how to play, and there's a limited amount of strategy to playing," Orland told Ars. "Some of the sections of the game—especially the farmer's market and some aspects of animal tending—require multiple, time-lapsed steps to complete successfully, and the game only gives one screen of text-heavy explanation for how to go about them."

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Watch Google introduce Android 3.0 Honeycomb

Posted by Patrick Lambert Categories: Google, Handhelds, Software, Videos,

We had some screenshots and short videos in the past, but last week Google did the first in-depth presentation of their latest version of the Android system: Honeycomb. This hour long video shows enthusiasts everything that Honeycomb can do. Unlike previous versions of Android that were optimized for smartphones (and were simply stretched to tablet sizes,) Honeycomb was made for tablets. You'll see a better visual interface, and acceleration technologies for 2D and 3D. After the OS itself, they show off some devices in action, including the Motorola Xoom. Check it out if you're thinking of getting an iPad alternative.

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Captain America, Thor Trailers Revealed During Super Bowl

Chris Evans as Captain AmericaChris Hemsworth as Thor

Super Bowl XLV was peppered with commercials for cars (which most of us can’t afford, given the economic climate) and movies (which we can afford, but we’ve got to be convinced it’s worth it first).

But, there were two movie trailers that managed to shine above all the rest. It’s almost time to meet two of Marvel’s new-old superheroes, and you can whet for your appetite for action with their new trailers. Follow the jump to see the trailers for the new Thor and Captain America movies.

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Glee’s Super Bowl Episode Kicks Off New Drama

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Comedy, Music, Prime Time, Specials, FOX, Gossip, Video,

 


Few events have been as highly-anticipated as the Glee Super Bowl episode, titled “The Sue Sylvester Shuffle.”

Jane Lynch, who plays Sue, featured heavily on the show -- and that would make any episode a success. But since Glee also gave us an epic musical number, a big guest star and an eye-popping twist, we’re glad to say the wait for the next new episode won’t be quite as long as the last one.

The show opened with the original audio of Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” set to a new Cheerios routine featuring pyrotechnics, blue wigs . . . and an angry Sue Sylvester. Unhappy with the routine, Coach Sue made some of the girls hit themselves with chicken cutlets to try and cheer herself up. Sue’s problem is not that the routine is bad -- it’s that she has to find a way to top herself, as Quinn Fabray (Dianna Agron) pointed out.

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Top 5 Super Bowl XLV Commercials

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Specials, Sports, FOX, Commercials, House, Video,

 


The 2011 Super Bowl was enjoyed by millions and hyped for many weeks on end -- and, it didn’t disappoint. The game was exciting (even if the cheerleaders were lacking), and FOX’s coverage was extremely thorough.

But let’s face it: the sports wasn’t the best part. Super Bowl XLV was jam-packed with advertising, and some spots managed to shine above the rest. We found videos for the top 5 commercials of the Super Bowl to make it easier to watch them again and again. You can, too, after the jump. . .

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VIDEO: Christina Aguilera Doesn’t Know the National Anthem

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Performances, Videos,

 


Christina Aguilera is the talk of Super Bowl XLV . . . for all the wrong reasons. The diva flubbed the lines of “The Star-Spangled Banner” during her game-opening performance, and you can watch her mistake in the video above. Aguilera has already released a statement saying “I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through.”

Lea Michele is a tough act to follow. Aguilera took the stage after Michele belted out “America the Beautiful” without a hitch, but to her credit Christina’s flub was hardly noticeable. Instead of singing “o’er the ramparts we watched,” the former Mickey Mouse Clubber cried out the line “what so proudly we watch.”

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VIDEO: Black Eyed Peas Perform at Super Bowl Hafltime

 


The Black Eyed Peas put on a highly-produced halftime show for Super Bowl XVL watchers, though they didn’t do it alone. Quick guest appeareances from Slash and Usher help put the show over the top.

The Peas performed a variety of melodies, including their hit "Boom Boom Pow" and "The Time (Dirty Bit)."

Some (meaning, Perez Hilton) are calling it the “best Super Bowl half time show in years,” but others have an opposing opinion. Yahoo’s review found the Peas to be a little nervous an uncomfortable. Their verdict? Usher should have headlined the entire show.

Form your own opinion, and watch the whole thing in the video above.

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Lea Michele Shines at the Super Bowl

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Performances, Videos, Covers,

 


Watch Glee’s Lea Michele kicking off Super Bowl XLV with her gorgeous vocals in the video above.

Michele's rendition of "America the Beautiful" surely made hearts weep with patrotism. She was so stunning -- audibly and visually. Maybe the planners will do the right thing next year and ask her to sing the national anthem.


American Idol 10: Austin Auditions

American Idol 10 Austin Auditions


Can a ten-year-old show still hold some surprises? American Idol unpredictably began on Tuesday night without much fanfare -- just a black screen with white text. “American Idol would like to apologize for last week’s outrageous behavior by Steven Tyler.” The next screen read, “Mr. Tyler has been warned and assures us it will never happen again.”

This inevitably led into a clip of Steven Tyler acting “outrageous” in the audition room. Tyler has been the talk of the series, though that’s because there’s been very little to latch onto thus far. If Idol wanted to issue a serious apology, it would be for sending so many lackluster singers onto Hollywood (which is rumored to stretch to a mind-numbing 4 episodes this year).

Fewer than 10,000 showed up for the auditions in Austin, Texas, the state’s capital. Tyler arrived to the auditions in a horse and buggy, while his less flashy panel-mates pulled up in chauffeured cars. Mark Anthony, J-Lo’s hubby, was also in town -- evidently to hang around the Idol audition room. Eventually, they even got around to listening to some singers.

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The Kennedys Miniseries to Air After All

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Drama, Mini Series, Specials, Cable, Gossip, Video,

 


… but, the History Channel still isn’t going to touch it.

The much-talked-about Kennedys miniseries, which was created by the History Channel and (allegedly) pulled off TV by the Kennedy family, will make it to US households after all. Mmm … some of them, anyway.

No major networks were bold enough to accept the series, but the cable ReelzChannel will begin showing The Kennedys starting on April 3rd.

If you’ve never heard of that channel, you aren’t alone. The website has a helpful locator so you can find out how to get it ... and then, you’ll finally have the chance to see Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy. Honestly, it’s hard to hold a grudge against the Kennedy clan for trying to put a stop to that.

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