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The Office, now a first-person shooter

- January 25th, 2012

A super-fan by the YouTube name of Blitzkrieg1981 mapped the Dunder-Mifflin offices from NBC’s The Office in the fist-person shooter Counter-Strike, and all it took was “as much as 500 hours playing and pausing episodes, looking at the office tally and blue prints.”

Admirable dedication, indeed, though there’s something sort of deeply unsettling about watching a gunman make his way through the beloved set to the tune of the cheery TV theme.

But if you have a lot of time and you like what you see, Blitzkrieg1981 is looking for someone to help him finish. That’s what she said.

Via the Huffington Post

Indie Game: The Movie nabs TV deal with HBO

- January 23rd, 2012

Indie Game: The Movie, a beautiful-looking Canadian documentary about the plight of struggling indie game designers, has picked up a major TV deal just one day after screening at Sundance.

HBO and heavyweight producer Scott Rudin (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network, Moneyball) will re-make Indie Game: The Movie into a half-hour fictional series.

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The new adventures of Wonder Vag and The Sperminator

- January 20th, 2012

The folks over at the Middlesex-London Health Unit are launching a sequel to their online sex-ed game for youth, Adventures in Sex City.

Featuring heroes (including one named Wonder Vag) getting thwacked with porn-style face-shots from a penis-armed, STD-ridden villain named The Sperminator, it’s easy to see why the original game was banned by the district’s Catholic school board.

Now, social conservative types love to get outraged about sexually explicit content made available to impressionable youth, and I usually find myself on the anti-censorship, pro-sexual education side of these debates,  but this game, well …

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Why 2012 will be the year of Resident Evil

- January 20th, 2012

If the Mayans ever predicted a 2012 apocalypse, they were probably referring to the world as seen through the eyes of Leon S. Kennedy and Chris Redfield, protagonists of Capcom’s Resident Evil 6.

Launching for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on Nov. 20, 2012, with a PC version to follow, Capcom is promising RE6 will be the series’ “most ambitious, immersive and feature rich title of the series to date and promises to be the dramatic horror experience of the year.”

Check out the trailer below:

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Toronto cycling and Newfoundland adventuring, indie game style

- January 19th, 2012
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The Disappearance of Emily Butler is an adventure game that starts in Newfoundland.

A bunch of Canadian women participated in an incubator where they worked with each other and professional designers to learn how to develop their own games, and these are the amazing results.

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