Is Mesa company’s ‘Stargate’ game back on track?

Mesa-based Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment seems to be seeing better days. The developer of the online roleplaying game Stargate Worlds has reportedly secured the funding it needs to finish work on the project, which is based on a hit movie and TV series, and is on its way to repaying its vendors and employees. Cheyenne Mountain […]

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Marvel and the Mouse

The Walt Disney Co. announced Monday it is buying Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion, adding 5,000 beloved comic-book characters to its ranks and gaining an instant foothold in the key demographic of young American men, who are inexplicably unimpressed with Disney Channel faire like Wizards of Waverly Place and JONAS. It’s also worth noting this […]

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In Blackest Night, no marketing opportunity shall escape my sight!

Remember when your cereal choice was decided by the shiny toy contained within? DC Comics certainly remembers that marketing trick. After the super popular Black Lantern ring giveaway associated with this summer’s event comic “Blackest Night,” DC is going back to the well once more, or technically seven times more. Comic book stores who order […]

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Weekend Reading

FCC Mulls Single Rating System for Games, Movies, Mobile (Wired) Kurt Cobain Brought Back To Life As Playable Video Game Character (Gawker) Turbine sues Atari over D&D MMOG (GameSpot) Arcade Cabinets For Your GI Joes (Kotaku) Jock Itch: Fantasy football is not a lost Ursula K. Le Guin novel (A.V. Club)

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‘Dollhouse’ adds another star from the Whedon-verse

Joss Whedon’s sci-fi drama “Dollhouse” is getting a new cast member. Summer Glau will be joining the show in its second season beginning Sept. 25th on Fox. Fans of Whedon’s work will be familiar with Glau from her role as River Tam on the futuristic western “Firefly” and its feature film follow-up “Serenity. She also […]

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John Dillinger’s last stand

Electronic Arts is locked in a trademark dispute with a dead gangster. The video game developer is asking a federal judge to rule that the “Dillinger Tommy Gun” and “Modern Dillinger” weapons in its games The Godfather and The Godfather II don’t violate intellectual property owned by Dillinger LLC, which claims ownership of the rights […]

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It’s dark at the end of the ‘Rainbow’

Today marks the end of Reading Rainbow’s 26-year run on public television. Only Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and Sesame Street have aired on PBS longer. The Emmy award-winning show, hosted by actor LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation and Roots), featured children’s books and literary reviews by and for kids. It has struggled to stay […]

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Busting makes you feel good

The Arizona Ghostbusters will drop by the Mesa Bookmans 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. No, the store isn’t haunted (that I know of). The local costuming fan club and volunteer organization is on a mission to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original Ghostbusters movie while raising awareness of a Step Out to Fight Diabetes […]

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