There’s a new D&D video game on the way — and a movie, too

Dungeons & Dragons will enter the realm of multiplatform downloadable video games when Daggerdale debuts this spring. The game from Bedlam and Atari will be available for Xbox LIVE, PlayStation Network and PC download, and is described as an action roleplaying game with single-player and four-player coop gameplay. This follows news of a new online […]

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Feds can now slip a tracking device on your car, in your own driveway, without a warrant

According to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers nine Western states including Arizona and California, it’s perfectly fine for the government to send agents onto your property to secretly plant a GPS tracking device on your vehicle and follow your movements — all without a search warrant. That’s because, according to a panel […]

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‘Thundercats’ writer slain in Florida; roommate charged

Stephen Perry, a writer for Marvel and Star comics who penned scripts for the 1980s cartoons Thundercats and Silverhawks, has been killed in Florida. The scribe’s van was found abandoned at a Tampa, Fla., hotel in mid-May with a severed body part nearby. Now Perry’s roommate, 45-year-old James Davis, has been charged with murder; The […]

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Police ask for public’s help in search for ‘Trek’ star’s actor son

Actor Andrew Koenig, who played the wacky neighbor “Boner” in the 1980s sitcom Growing Pains — and is the son of the original Star Trek’s Ensign Chekhov, Walter Koenig — has been reported missing in Canada. Police described the 41-year-old as “despondent” and are asking for anyone who may know where he is to contact […]

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University shooting coverage resurrects 1980s D&D hysteria

The Boston Herald is blaming a deadly shooting spree at the University of Alabama last week on the suspect’s love of Dungeons & Dragons. The report says biology professor Amy Bishop (pictured) met her husband, James Anderson, in a D&D group at Northeastern University in the early 1980s — when anti-RPG paranoia was at its […]

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No dice: Inmate loses appeal over prison’s D&D ban

Critical fumble! A federal appeals court has denied a man serving a life sentence in prison the right to play Dungeons & Dragons — because the fantasy roleplaying game apparently promotes gang-related activity. By the mighty beard of Odin, that’s one geeky gang! Kevin T. Singer filed a lawsuit against a Wisconsin prison, claiming that […]

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