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Gaming Trivia
Voice actor Dee Bradley Baker played Joe in Viewtiful Joe, the Gravemind in Halo 2, and Olmec in Nickelodeon's Legends of the Hidden Temple.
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Marie the Bee Deadly Creatures (Wii) Review
Wed, Mar 25, 2009 5:27pm EDT
By Marie the Bee
[HCF looks back! A review originally written in February, but reposted here and now, just in case you missed it!]



One of the best-looking and most compelling Wii games to date, Rainbow Studios' "Deadly Creatures" is a survival tale intertwining the lives and deaths of desert-dwelling vermin -- arthropod and human alike.
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Gaming Trivia
In Hitman 2: Silent Assassin there are pizza boxes with the words "Real pizza with shit on it" written on them in Danish.
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Marie the Bee 'Pop 'Em Drop 'Em Samegame' (WiiWare) Review
Tue, Mar 24, 2009 9:52pm EDT
By Marie the Bee


A terrible name
But a fine little puzzler
Give it your money.


[Pop 'Em Drop 'Em Samegame]
Gaming Trivia
1982's "Tron" was the first arcade video game based on a movie license.
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Marie the Bee Bit.Trip Beat (WiiWare) Haiku Review
Wed, Mar 18, 2009 7:40pm EDT
By Marie the Bee

Techno music Pong
Entrancing rhythmic gameplay
Like a siren song.


Movements too subtle!
Flickers, blips and pulsing lights
Blur and strain my eyes.


Yet, I cannot stop
Get some eye drops. Start over.
So worth the six bucks.
Gaming Trivia
Sony's PlayStation Network boasts 20 million users in 55 countries worldwide and 14,500 items of digital content.
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Marie the Bee How to Be Me: Will Armstrong, Lead QA at Telltale Games
Tue, Mar 17, 2009 12:11pm EDT
By Marie the Bee
Welcome to another edition of How to Be Me, HCF's casual, vaguely instructional interviews with professionals in the video games industry. This week I spoke with Will Armstrong, Lead QA at Telltale Games, developers of Sam & Max, Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, and the upcoming Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures.

Hi, Will! Could you tell us who you are and what you do?
Will Armstrong: Hello! Well, I'm Will Armstrong and I'm the Lead of Quality Assurance for Telltale Games.

When you were a little boy is that what you wanted to be when you grew up?
Will Armstrong: Not in the slightest! Honestly, I had no idea that some day I would work into video games. It's something I accidentally stumbled upon.
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Gaming Trivia
According to the ESA, the average game player is 35 years old and has been playing games for 13 years.
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Marie the Bee Resident Evil 5 Party Pics
Fri, Mar 13, 2009 6:30pm EDT
By Marie the Bee


Last night, Capcom and GameStop celebrated the midnight release of Resident Evil 5 with a Resi-themed party tent in the middle of San Francisco's Union Square. Fans were invited to mix and mingle with Resi 5's producers, developers and motion capture/voiceover actors; and generally have a good time getting hopped up on free energy drinks, entering screaming contests and killing some zombies. Behind the cut, a selection of pics from the event for your viewing pleasure! (Very image heavy!)

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Gaming Trivia
Before its UK release, all Carmageddon's pedestrians had to be replaced with zombies. For its Indian release, all cows had to be removed.
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Marie the Bee 'Peggle' (XBLA) Haiku Review
Fri, Mar 13, 2009 12:40pm EDT
By Marie the Bee


Best speedball ever.




Fireworks, hallucinations,



a talking beaver?


[Peggle on XBLA]
Gaming Trivia
Fearing the possibility of an infringement suit due to the character's design, developers swapped names between Balrog, M. Bison, and Vega.
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RevolvingDork Historical Fiction
Wed, Mar 11, 2009 4:07am EDT
By RevolvingDork
Some people say that World War II games are played out.

I think we're just not digging deep enough.

Hypercombofinish Comic #43 by Chris Maguire
Gaming Trivia
Balrog, the first boss encountered in Street Fighter 2, was originally named "M. Bison" as a play on "Mike Tyson".
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Marie the Bee How to Be Me: Leigh Alexander, Video Game Journalist
Tue, Mar 10, 2009 2:02pm EDT
By Marie the Bee
How to Be Me is our series of casual, vaguely instructional interviews with video games industry professionals.

For our inaugural interview, HCF spoke with Leigh Alexander, video games journalist. Leigh is News Director at Gamasutra, writes reviews for Variety and a monthly column for Kotaku, and maintains her own blog, Sexy Videogameland, in which she covers video games topics various and sundry.


Leigh, could you tell us a little about yourself?
Leigh Alexander: My name is Leigh Alexander, and I'm a video game journalist. (Crowd: Hi, Leigh)

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Gaming Trivia
Developers of EA's Dead Space studied photographs of car wreck victims while designing the game's monstrous Necromorphs.
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Marie the Bee Scenes from WonderCon 09
Wed, Mar 04, 2009 12:37pm EST
By Marie the Bee
Last weekend WonderCon rolled into San Francisco, allowing me to attend my very first major convention outside the Star Trek variety. Somehow I expected a great deal more cosplay and wackiness and far fewer obese men wearing corsets. Oh, I have so much to learn!

At any rate, here, for your viewing pleasure, are several scenes from WonderCon 09. Unfortunately, no, I didn't make the Watchmen panel. They put it up against Capcom Street Fighter IV where they were giving away free Ryu headbands. I'm sure you would have made the same decision.



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Gaming Trivia
The Princess Daisy trophy in Super Smash Brothers Melee has a third eye on the back of its head.
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RevolvingDork The Good Son
Tue, Mar 03, 2009 12:11am EST
By RevolvingDork
The central protagonist in traditional RPGs generally doesn't have any dialog.

In games like Chrono Trigger, that's probably a good thing.

Hypercombofinish Comic #42 by Chris Maguire
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