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Friday Fun: My Brute

Let's face it, Friday is the longest day of the week. Whether you work, go to school, or leave an ass print on the couch all day, the last day before the weekend can feel twice is long. That is why, starting last week, I've decided to make every Friday the day of fun, by giving you an online plaything to occupy (read: waste away) your day! If this sounds like something you want me to keep up, give me a nod in the comments.

My Brute

Ju-On Game Headed to Japan (Wii)

A few days ago, a teaser site for the upcoming "Ju-On (The Grudge)" game for the Wii showed up with little fanfare. Today, Dread Central caught wind of the details c/o a Japanese speaking friend, who reported some intriguing findings:

According to the story, the name of the game is Kyôfu Taikan: Ju-on. Based on the translation, that would come out as something like Experience Fear: The Grudge in English.

Ghostbusters "Slimer Edition" is Gonna Cost Ya

Recent trailers for the upcoming "Ghostbusters" game have definitely planted the seeds of curiosity if not full-on fanboy excitement. As someone who (naively) paid $80 for the Spore "Galactic Edition," I wouldn't be averse to shelling out some extra dough for the special "Slimer Edition" package of the game if it looks promising enough. Unfortunately, I'm not sure that anything short of the second coming of "WWF No Mercy" for N64 would prompt me to drop $129.99 on anything game related that isn't another console entirely. The package itself sounds pretty cool, but the price, not so much.

Nerd Fight! GOW2 vs RE5

The rise of podcasting has proven that nothing quite holds people's attention like two (or more) nerds butting heads about contentious topics. IGN has tapped into this energy a bit with their "Video Grudge Match," which pits two games against one another, with one staffer assigned to each game. The latest grudge match pits recent blockbusters against one another as "Gears of War 2" tangles with "Resident Evil 5." The diplomat in me says "why not both?", but we all know that diplomats are unamerican and are better served sipping tea and playing soccer.

First "Saw" Video Game Details

Last week, we were "treated" to a very short, vague teaser for the upcoming "Saw" video game from Konami. When I first heard about the game, I was curious as to whether or not it would be puzzle based or action based, and as it turns out, it's a bit of both:

"Bioshock 2" Gameplay Footage, Finally!

The "Bioshock 2" news just keeps pouring in! After months of speculation as to what the game would look/play like, GameTrailers has posted the first gameplay footage, and needless to say, the mouth-foaming has begun:

Friday Fun: Terminate Yourself

It seems like every film or game that comes out these days is packaged with some sort of viral component. As it turns out, allowing people to put their face on things or put things on their face is a formula for instant success. JibJab built their entire business on it, and the concept has been used to promote everything from Absolut vodka to Street Fighter IV.

Left 5 Dead Isn't What it Sounds Like

It has been a while since I posted something about Valve's "Left 4 Dead," which I regrettably have played very little as of late. Fortunately, that isn't stopping people from producing all sorts of fan art for the game, from Russian dolls to Valentines to porn.

"Legend of the Bog" (Bog Bodies) Trailer

While you were sleeping last week, the film formerly known as "Bog Bodies" received a new name, DVD cover, and a potential release date. Now known as "Legend of the Bog," this film looks to be tentatively slated for release on DVD this June care of Lionsgate. Judging by the poster art, it looks like this film is being pushed as a vehicle for Vinnie Jones ("Midnight Meat Train," "X-Men 3"), who plays a vagabond hunter that's trying to do away with a reanimated bog body aka mummified corpse turned bad guy from Xena: Warrior Princess.

Verbinski Skirts Pirates 4 for Bioshock

It's no secret that Gore Verbinski, director of the massively popular "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, has chosen to direct a screen adaptation of the game "Bioshock." Today however, brings us the news that he's apparently planning to focus so hard on the film that he's not going to be directing the fourth "Pirates" flick.

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