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Friday, December 05, 2008

Random Wikipedia Fact #3432

Georgia Moffet, who played The Doctor's daughter in, well, The Doctor's Daughter, is the daughter of Peter Davidson.

Who played the Fifth Doctor.

That Pushing Daisies / Wonderfalls crossover

So, I was highly expectant to see Wonderfalls and Pushing Daisies cross, I just didn't expect them to pull out one of the more obscure character to do it with.

Yeah, if I was a serious Wonderfalls geek, I would have recognized the Muffin Buffalo routine, but as it was I missed it. In retrospect, I guess expecting Jaye show up was a bit much - but I was hoping for at least a Mahandra cameo.

Pushing Daisies spoiler to follow...

However, there was (or might have been) a sly reference to Jaye herself when Chuck is listening to the dead Dwight Dixon speak. That seemed distinctly like a Wonderfalls moment to me, and it will be interesting to see if it was a one time nod or if the surreal aspects of the shows will blend at all in the future.

I'm assuming the former, since inanimate objects talking to Chuck might turn into a bit of a stretch.

Steam Offers GTA IV Refunds

Faithful readers know my opinion of Steam, so naturally I was bit surprised to hear that they're offering refunds (on a case by case basis, apparently) of Grand Theft Auto IV because the darn thing is just too buggy.

Considering Valve fought me tooth and nail to refund a product that would do nothing but display a black screen and crash, that has to be some pretty serious quality concerns. I pondered at one time if Rockstar would even bother with a PC version of GTA, considering the franchise has done so well in recent versions on the console. Did they just go the ultra cheap route to try and maximize their profit and get burned?


Thursday, December 04, 2008

EA Wants Your Scared Face

Think you've got what it takes to pull off a scary face? Prove it! Enter the Dead Space "Show Us Your Scared Face" Contest where one grand prize winner will receive a Dead Space standee of the character Isaac Clarke signed by the development studio. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of $200.

Other prizes include the following:
- Dead Space Ultra Limited Edition for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system. ARV of $150 each.
- Ten (10) runner up winners will each receive a copy of the book The Art of Dead Space. ARV of $10 each.
To enter, email us a picture of your scariest face to with "Dead Space "Show Us Your Scared Face" Contest" in the subject line.
-- Enter the Dead Space “Show Us Your Scared Face” Contest

I'd be more excited if I knew what a "standee" was.

For Sunday: Prop 8, The Musical

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