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What You Missed Last Night: Jimmy Fallon shoots a gun and makes quips

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 12th 2009 11:50AM
Apparently there was a big video game released yesterday. Galaga or something? Last night Jimmy Fallon disclosed that he filmed scenes for the game but the character was ultimately rejected. Luckily there's still footage of the scenes.

They should have given Jimmy more time to get out of his outfit though.

[Watch clips and episodes of Late Night and other shows at SlashControl.]

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Cartoon Network lets Clone Wars fans design online games

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Nov 12th 2009 10:02AM
Cartoon Network's Clone Wars Video Game Creator lets fans design their own games.If there aren't already enough Star Wars video games for your liking, you can make your own with Cartoon Network's Star Wars: The Clone Wars Game Creator.

With the animated action show continuing to draw big numbers on Friday nights, its home network is serving up a chance for fans to build their own Clone Wars game and share it with other gamers.

According to the network, these game creators aren't a stunt to generate TV show buzz. The Ben 10: Alien Force Game Creator posted more than 630 million game plays since it went live a year ago, with more than 4.6 million games created by online visitors.

Once fans open their game creator, they choose their character (Anakin Skywalker, Captain Rex or Cad Bane) and their vehicle (AT-TE, AT-RT or Speeder), allowing nine different combinations of character abilities and vehicle powers.

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New Clone Wars game ties into Star Wars series canon

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Oct 28th 2009 8:02PM
Star Wars The Clone Wars Republic Heroes adds to the animated series' backstory.If you're a fan of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and you want to know what happened between Season One and the now-running Season Two, you're going to need a video game system.

The story in the new game, Star Wars: The Clone Wars - "Republic Heroes" bridges the gap between the show's first two runs, as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and their loyal Clone Trooper comrades take on a new Separatist enemy packing a freshly polished doomsday weapon.

Available for PS3, Nintendo Wii or Xbox 360, "Republic Heroes" lets you play as a Jedi Knight or as a Clone Trooper -- depending on where you are in the game and what choices you make as a player.

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South Park Mega Millionaire - a quick review

by Brad Trechak, posted Sep 29th 2009 6:36PM
South Park Mega MillionaireSince we've already covered one television-based iPhone and iPod Touch game with Dexter, I thought I'd try my hand at a different one: the recently-released South Park Mega Millionaire.

The game plays like a missing episode from the television show. Unlike the last game South Park Imaginationland, this one is not based on a pre-existing episode (unless it's one of the upcoming ones). The plot is that the boys appear on a Japanese game show in an effort to win money. Each boy then goes through various mazes on roller skates with embarrassing obstacles along the way.

The funniest bit is the dialogue between the Japanese game show host and the boys. While the game has no sounds (which is my only complaint about the game as I would love to hear Matt Stone and Trey Parker speak the lines), it does have word balloons. From that, you get a sense of how the lines would sound. It wouldn't surprise me if Trey and Matt themselves had a hand in this game. The app also allows you to listen to any audio track on the iPod while playing the game.

The characterizations of the Japanese in the game could be perceived as racist, but anybody who watches the program knows that such crass characterization is in the spirit of the show. Some of the prizes awarded include references to the show such as Chinpokomon. The game itself plays like such classics as Sonic the Hedgehog or one of the Super Mario Bros. games. It's simplistic but fun.

Currently the game is on sale for $1.99 (down from $4.99), possibly in anticipation of the new upcoming episodes. If you own an iPhone or iPod Touch and like South Park, I recommend it.

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Dexter video game won't be controversial at all

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 29th 2009 4:30PM
A video game for Dexter is being released soon (iPhone and iPod touch only, for now anyway). Here's the promo. A video game about a serial killer? No, this won't be controversial at all.

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Ghost Whisperer gets the video game treatment

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jul 23rd 2009 8:04PM
Ghost WhispererMid-June, fellow Squadder Danny wrote a list of ten TV shows that deserve to have their own video games. CBS's Ghost Whisperer didn't make Danny's cut. However, the show's premise would provide a good setting for a game. Imagine yourself in Melinda Gordon's shoes trying to help ghosts cross over by finding out who they are, why they won't cross over, and how to make them walk through the light.

CBS and Legacy Interactive thought that it was about time to offer GW fans the chance to step into Melinda's shoes.

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Grey's Anatomy - The Video Game

by Brad Trechak, posted Jun 21st 2009 2:32PM

Grey's AnatomyWhile this isn't actually news about Grey's Anatomy, I did find this sketch regarding a fictitious Grey's Anatomy video game to be pretty funny. Danny already mentioned this in his TV Squad Ten list, but I thought I'd write about this one. I've known a few people (mostly women) who have liked the show and cannot help but think of the South Park opinion that the show is watched by married couples who don't really have sex anymore (feel free to inform me of exactly how wrong I am in the comments).

I view the sketch as also a commentary on the similarities and differences between the nerd culture and the Grey's Anatomy culture. I've actually watched an episode of the show a few years back and then decided that if I was ever seriously sick, Seattle Grace Hospital is the very last place I would want to be taken. A knee scrape or similar small injury would be fine. The medical staff there are nice to look at, but they're all nuts.

Video after the jump...

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You'll never guess which TV star is getting his own video game...

by Danny Gallagher, posted Apr 13th 2009 10:30AM
a classic Atari joystickSeriously, you'll never guess. Go ahead and try.

Now if you did just try and venture a guess, let me point out how incredibly stupid you are. You just answered a question verbally at a computer.

And no matter what your answer was, chances are it was wrong. If you had a million guesses, a team of round-the-clock researchers, and more than half of a century to sit down and figure out the answer, you still wouldn't get it. It's THAT bizarre.

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Hell's Kitchen - video game review

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 6th 2009 3:01PM

If you're a wobbly-kneed, amateur chef with a tendency to wet your pants anytime someone's voice goes a few decibels higher in your direction, a good version of the Hell's Kitchen video game should make you wish you put on your rubber pants before you started playing.

Unfortunately, the real version isn't even worth shelling out for the price of a pair of extra-large Depends.

The game lacks in just about every area imaginable, from gameplay to ambiance, most notably and disappointingly from the angry chef himself, whose mean stare can make puppies cry and anger spittle can burn a hole in your face like hot alien acid.

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Entourage's Viking Quest - the game!

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Sep 8th 2008 2:03PM

Kevin Dillon as Johnny Chase as Tarvold The VikingBored at work? Looking for something to do? Ever wish you could be as cool as Johnny Drama's iconic sci-fi role, Tarvold the viking? Now you can! In promotion for the new season of Entourage (it premiered last night), HBO has launched an online game following the exploits of Tarvold and his quest to save his wife Anora from his arch-enemy Thorfinn Skull-Splitter.

Throughout Entourage's run, Drama has made numerous references to Viking Quest, his cult hit sci-fi series that ran for only one season. The show went on to become huge in France, and while attending Cannes, Drama met his current girlfriend Jacqueline.

This is actually a pretty cool promotion. The website boasts the availability of a DVD box set of the series (it's bogus) and there's all sorts of info about the show. As for the game, it's worth wasting a few minutes playing (there's only two levels), but don't expect anything mind-blowing. Think Golden Axe with only one player. Overall though, this certainly deserves a resounding "Victory!"

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Gordon Ramsay yells at you in the Hell's Kitchen video game too

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 11th 2008 2:40PM

Hell's Kitchen gameBut does he swear? If he doesn't, then a big component of the TV show is lost, wouldn't you say?

Yesterday marked the release of Ubisoft's Hell's Kitchen: The Video Game (the FOX show has been advertising the game for the past several weeks). Chef Ramsay does the voice for his character, and the game actually sounds rather cool, if it works the way it's described. Players go through three rounds of cooking (preparing the food, cooking it, and then the service), and Ramsay judges you. He can shut down the kitchen if you're not doing well, and you even get an "Advanced" mode where the customers become jerks and send the food back. Go through certain levels and you get access to special Gordon Ramsay recipes.

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Corey vs. Corey online

by Kristin Sample, posted Jul 9th 2008 8:02AM
Corey Haim The Two Coreys just started its second season on A&E. To celebrate, A&E has put together a Mortal Kombat-esque game at their site. You can play as either Corey Feldman or Corey Haim. I choose Feldman and mastered his signature move "Dreamt of Success Smackdown." If you hit forward, down, back, and Z, you blow this pink dust with purple stars right into Corey Haim's face. I won by performed the move about eleven times. Then I finished Haim with a punch. Nice, right?

After I won, I unlocked the "Wooden Stake Attack." I've yet to unlock the "Gas Pedal Crunch" or the "Voodooie." That last one sounds awesome. You can also play as Corey Haim. His signature move is the "Dirty Sock Slap." You have to register at the site for it to record your progress (that is, unless you plan on playing for the rest of the evening and beating the game).

Check out Corey Vs. Corey over at A&E's site. The Two Coreys airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET / PT.

[via PopCandy]

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South Park Season 11 DVD to include XBox goodies

by Brad Trechak, posted May 6th 2008 7:03PM

South Park Season 11It looks like some extra goodies are being included with the South Park Season 11 DVD set. Not only do you get great episodes such as "Cartman Sucks", "More Crap" and the immortal "Imaginationland" story arc (I pray the season DVD includes the full commentary of the "Imaginationland" one), but the DVD also includes a 3-song download for the XBox version of the video game Rock Band.

This marketing move makes sense on a couple of levels. First, Trey Parker and Matt Stone are big gamers so they probably got some cool stuff that other gamers only wish they had access to. They even confess their hobby on one of their DVD mini-commentaries. Second, the season includes the episode "Guitar Queer-o", which uses the predecessor game Guitar Hero as central to the plot.

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Lost: The video game on shelves by the end of the month

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Feb 15th 2008 8:05AM
Lost video gameAs first reported in May 2006, Lost is getting the video game treatment. The game, titled "Lost: Via Domus" and produced by Montreal-based Ubisoft, will not be a reproduction of the survivors' adventures. Instead, the game will add a new chapter to the series.

Nicolas Eypert, who was part of the creation team of the game, revealed in interview with a French-Canadian newspaper that the game will be a complementary experience that adds to the episodes, blogs, forums, and magazines about the series. The storyline crosses paths with the action that occurred during the first two seasons of the series.

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A glimpse of the new Aqua Teen video game - VIDEO

by Adam Finley, posted Jul 14th 2007 4:01PM

aqua teenSave for Super Mario Kart on the N64, I haven't had much interest in video games since my old Nintendo Entertainment System. My brain and motor functions can't deal with the first person point of view and controllers with six hundred buttons. Give me a nice simple left to right scroller and I'm a happy man.

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