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Bankrupt Gen Con averts hostile takeover

January 12, 2009 – 10:44 pm |
Bankrupt Gen Con averts hostile takeover

The company behind one of the largest gaming conventions in North America has fended off a hostile takeover and is set to emerge from bankruptcy under a plan approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of …

No easy way out of the Dungeon … or the Dragon

January 12, 2009 – 10:26 pm |
No easy way out of the Dungeon … or the Dragon

D&D Insider, the online service that has replaced the print magazines Dragon and Dungeon, is turning out to be harder to escape from than the Tomb or Horrors or the Ruins of Undermountain.

What's new for download on the Wii — Jan. 12, 2009

January 12, 2009 – 10:54 am |
What's new for download on the Wii — Jan. 12, 2009

Joining the lineup of Virtual Console titles on the Wii this week is Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, a game that pushed the limits of what the old Nintendo Entertainment System — and platform games in …

New in video games: Jan. 12, 2009

January 12, 2009 – 12:08 am |
New in video games: Jan. 12, 2009

Nerdvana’s Pick of the Week:
>> Lord of the Rings: Conquest by Electronic Arts (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS and Windows Vista/XP, $19.99-$59.99 rated T for teen).

Space travel: 10 out-of-this-world destinations

January 11, 2009 – 1:25 am |
Space travel: 10 out-of-this-world destinations

For sci-fi fans, heaven can be a place on Earth.
Here are 10 out-of-this-world sites right out of the databanks of your favorite science-fiction movie or television series. Most of them can be reached by conventional …

Geek in Review: Jan. 5-10, 2009

January 10, 2009 – 1:25 am |
Geek in Review: Jan. 5-10, 2009

Every weekend Nerdvana brings you the Geek in Review, a look back at what we’ve covered (or should have covered) in the previous week. Without further ado:

BrickArms brings modern warfare to LEGO world
- ‘Jericho’ lives …

'Ghostbusters' game dated

January 9, 2009 – 4:38 pm |
'Ghostbusters' game dated

Atari has dated Ghostbusters: The Video Game, a 25th-anniversary celebration of the movie’s original release with a story written by two of its writers and stars, Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd.
Completely by coincidence (ahem), the …

First downloadable goodies for 'Fable 2' slated for Jan. 13

January 9, 2009 – 12:01 am |
First downloadable goodies for 'Fable 2' slated for Jan. 13

Are you ready to explore Knothole Island? The first downloadable content expansion for the Xbox 360 RPG Fable 2 will be available Jan. 13 for 800 points from Xbox LIVE Marketplace.
Releasing simultaneously: a free content …

EA Sports gets its own little corner of Home

January 8, 2009 – 10:53 pm |
EA Sports gets its own little corner of Home

Electronic Arts today has unveiled the EA Sports Complex, a social gaming network that will be part of Sony’s PlayStation Home Beta. Visitors will be able to play exclusive multiplayer games, meet and interact with …

Bargain: Graphic novels on sale through Jan. 11 at Borders

January 8, 2009 – 12:48 am |
Bargain: Graphic novels on sale through Jan. 11 at Borders

Missing that copy of Watchmen or Batman: The Long Halloween you should have picked up ages ago? Or is yours maybe in less-than-collectible condition due to frequent re-reading? Borders is advertising a buy-one-get-one half-off promotion …