‘The Cage’ re-gilded: ‘Star Trek’ pilot episode remastered

While J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek opening May 8 in theaters is getting a lot of attention, this weekend will see another treat for fans: the classic sci-fi franchise’s original pilot episode will air in syndication for the first time in remastered form with updated special effects. Something the two productions have in common: no William Shatner […]

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D&D intro rules, adventure module now free to download

Less than a month after ending all online sales of digital current and out-of-print Dungeons & Dragons products — and launching a firestorm of nerd rage — Wizards of the Coast has re-released the first product in its new Fourth Edition line as a free PDF. Keep on the Shadowfell, a 71-page adventure module for first-level […]

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Nintendo downloads dig up ‘Nobunaga’s Ambition’

Here’s another peppy press release from Nintendo about their weekly releases for the Wii Shop Channel and DSi Shop: Poker, Planes and Platform Games Fuel Players’ Ambition The table is set for card-flipping fun with this week’s release of Clubhouse GamesTM Express: Card Classics on Nintendo DSiWareTM, while the new Paper Airplane ChaseTM packs portable […]

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‘Wolverine’ premiere packs them in

Hugh Jackman arrives at Tempe Marketplace for the premiere of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” on Monday. Thomas Boggan, Tribune. After defeating over 1,300 other cities in an online contest for the opportunity, thousands of people gathered at the Tempe Marketplace on Monday for the world premiere of the summer’s first big movie, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” The […]

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New video games: Week of April 27, 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine ($29.99-$59.99 by Activision/Blizzard, multiple systems, ratings vary) Party Pigs Farmyard Games ($19.99 by Destineer, Nintendo Wii, rated E for everyone) Next week: New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (Wii) and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (multiple) This list is not exhaustive. See something I overlooked? How dare I! […]

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Governator: ‘I’ll be back’ in ‘Terminator Salvation’

Variety reports that Arnold Schwarzenegger will appear in the upcoming Terminator Salvation — or at least his likeness will. The California governor has given director McG his blessings to use a digital version of his famous character from the 1984 James Cameron film The Terminator. The Variety article says the likeness will be based on […]

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