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Bond Villian Geoffrey Holder Dies At 84

October 7th, 2014 9:22am EDT
Bond Villian Geoffrey Holder Dies At 84
Geoffrey Holder, Tony-winning actor, dancer and choreographer known best as Baron Samedi in the James Bond film "Live and Let Die," has died at the age of 84.

Holder will forever be associated with the iconic character of Samedi (also knows as the man who cannot die), an original in a sea of uninspiring Bond villians. Notorious Bond villain Mr. Big chose to intertwine himself with Samedi, a voodoo figure, to instill fear in his followers.

The character was so popular that it would also be featured in several Bond video games, "GoldenEye," "Nightfire," "Everything or Nothing" and "007 Lege...
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Addictive Puzzle Game 'Tetris' To Become An 'Epic Sci-Fi Movie'

October 1st, 2014 1:06pm EDT
Tetris
Threshold Entertainment, the company that brought video game franchise "Mortal Kombat" to the big screen has announced that it's set to bring another popular game to movie thieaters in the not-too-distant future: Tetris.

No, really.

The company's CEO, Larry Kasanoff, told the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday that Threshold has story in place that is "much more imaginative" than one might think, and that the film will be a "very big, epic sci-fi movie."

"This isn't a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page," he said. "We're not giving feet to the geometric shapes."

Kasanoff als...
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Conan O'Brien Shows How 'Minecraft' Creator Celebrated Microsoft's $2.5 Billion Buyout

September 16th, 2014 2:01pm EDT
Conan O'Brien Shows How 'Minecraft' Creator Celebrated Microsoft
Microsoft confirmed on Monday that it will be plopping down a whopping $2.5 billion to acquire the hugely popular video game Minecraft, along with its parent company Mojang AB, by the end of the year.

Developed by Markus Persson, who co-founded the Swedish video game company in 2009, the PC and tablet-based game centers on an open world environment where players can create virtually anything they want, brick by brick.

"Gaming is a top activity spanning devices, from PCs and consoles to tablets and mobile, with billions of hours spent each year," said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in a press...
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Robin Williams To Be Immortalized In At Least One Video Game

August 15th, 2014 7:33pm EDT
World of Warcraft
Late movie star Robin Williams was a big fan of playing video games -- so big, in fact, that he named daughter Zelda after the popular Nintendo game -- and now he'll be immortalized as a "non-player character" (NPC) in at least one upcoming series.

Fans of the actor petitioned to have a character added to popular online gaming series "World of Warcraft" on Change.org, and the game's producer, Blizzard Entertainment, answered their call.

Ion Hazzikosta, the lead designer for "World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor," announced that a character honoring the comedian, who died earlier this we...
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4 Middle-Earth Games To Play In Preparation For The Hobbit

August 4th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
4 Middle-Earth Games To Play In Preparation For The Hobbit
Though not known by many, Peter Jackson originally wanted to direct The Hobbit even before his The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Originally planned as a trilogy in 1995 that would begin with The Hobbit, and ultimately follow with two films based upon The Lord of the Rings, Jackson's idea fell through due to rights issues with The Hobbit.

However, after failing to work out locations on King Kong, a film he planned to direct after The Hobbit fell through, Jackson decided to directly tackle The Lord of the Rings. After years in development, the trilogy was released over the course of three year...
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EPA Tweets About Kim Kardashian's New Mobile Game, Apologizes

July 23rd, 2014 2:43pm EDT
Kim Kardashian: Hollywood
A worker at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accidentally tweeted out a message promoting Kim Kardashian's new mobile game, "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" on Monday.

The official @EPAwater twitter page shared the message, "I'm now a C-List celebrity in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Come join me and become famous too by playing on iPhone!"

Naturally, the tweet was deleted, however it remained live for three hours before it was taken down. That left plenty of time for thousands of re-tweets and even more comments.

"An EPA fellow inadvertently triggered an auto-generated tweet," a spokes...
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4 Reasons Why The Oculus Rift Is The Next Big Thing

July 18th, 2014 10:59am EDT
4 Reasons Why The Oculus Rift Is The Next Big Thing
Whether it's going to see a film on opening day, staying inside with a good book or just kicking back and playing a videogame, humans have an inherent need and desire to explore new, strange worlds. However, the limiting factor within all of these entertainment mediums is the fact that whether it's a page, screen or TV, there's something between you total immersion. We've all been there. From watching The Matrix and being completely captivated by the fake world Neo discovers he lives within, enjoying the many Holo-progams that cropped up on Star Trek to the Metaverse in Snow Crash, most of ...
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This Week In Gaming: Halo 3 Secret Message, Destiny and More!

July 13th, 2014 7:20am EDT
This Week In Gaming: Halo 3 Secret Message, Destiny and More!
Another week, another seven days of news you've been too busy to read. But fear not, as we here at Starpulse are only too happy to bring to you a bite sized roundup of this weeks news. So kick back, relax and enjoy.

Metal Gear Solid 3: The Phantom Snake Eater

Since the release of the latest Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain trailer at E3, the song featured in the trailer has spread like wildfire. Called “Nuclear” by Mike Oldfield, the track focuses on trauma related to war, namely the trauma his grandfather suffered after World War I. It was a powerful trailer, and further hints at...
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Last Week In Gaming: Lindsay Lohan, DayZ and More!

July 7th, 2014 9:55am EDT
Last Week In Gaming:  Lindsay Lohan, DayZ and More!
NOTE: Due to the Holiday weekend, this week's "This Week In Gaming" has been temporarily changed to "Last Week In Gaming."

Sick of plodding through the countless gaming websites out there for news? Good, because we do it so you don't have to! Though it has been quite a slow gaming week, here's all the new you need to know from last week. Enjoy!

DayZ: The Undiscovered Country

Since the days of the original DayZ mod for ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead, a mysterious island off the coast of Chernarus has existed. The Island, which serves no real use and is completely empty, has finally...
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5 Ways To Make An Awesome Metal Gear Solid Movie

July 5th, 2014 11:00am EDT
5 Ways To Make An Awesome Metal Gear Solid Movie
For anyone who has played the Metal Gear Solid series, well, you already know why a movie adaptation would be awesome, right? But for those of you not in the know, Metal Gear Solid is a videogames series that has woven together a fantastically intricate plot through its various entries over the years.

Created by Hideo Kojima, the series began in 1987 with Metal Gear for the MSX2, but with the release of 1998's Metal Gear Solid, the series was revived and partially re-imagined. From focusing on the likes of cloning, grizzly mercenaries, a cyborg ninja, gene therapy, all powerful A.I's, a R...
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