Fly Through the Air with the Greatest of Ease…on a Zeppelin

Fly Through the Air with the Greatest of Ease…on a Zeppelin

When I told my friends and family that I was going to Moffett Field, California, to take a journey on Airship Ventures’ zeppelin, each and every one of them said, “Oh, how cool! Hey, waitaminnit. Don’t they blow up?”

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How Much Do You Know About Space? Take This 10-Question Quiz

How Much Do You Know About Space? Take This 10-Question Quiz

Space has been much in the news lately, particularly with the death of astronaut Sally Ride. But how much do you really know about the “final (some would say “next) frontier?” Take this quiz and find out.

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Guild Wars 2: What the Fans Are Most Excited About

Guild Wars 2: What the Fans Are Most Excited About

Guild Wars 2 (GW2) had its third and final beta weekend event before its upcoming release. Enthusiastic gamers spent the weekend enjoying the world of Tyria, and some of them shared their experiences with me. Here’s what the rest of you have to look forward to on August 28, 2012 (or on August 25, 2012, for those who pre-order).

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PS3′s ‘Beyond: Two Souls’ Gives Us Gameplay, Plot, and Ellen Page

PS3′s ‘Beyond: Two Souls’ Gives Us Gameplay, Plot, and Ellen Page

2010’s Heavy Rain wasn’t merely a PS3 game: It was an cinematic choose-your-own adventure with multiple outcomes, all of them awesome. According to Megagames, this multiple award-winning game sold 1.5 million units, four times more than Sony had estimated.

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Turn Your Macintosh into a ‘Mad Men’-era Sound-alike Typewriter

Turn Your Macintosh into a ‘Mad Men’-era Sound-alike Typewriter

I learned how to type on a typewriter, a quaint machine that fits perfectly in the world of Mad Men, but not so much in the here and now. Typewriters were slow going, and every error had to be painstakingly corrected with Wite-Out instead of the simple backspace button. But the clickety-clack sound of each keystrike made me feel productive, even if I was just typing out “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Now those Mad Men days are back…at least the sound of it.

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Forget First Person Shooters. Try ‘The Unfinished Swan,’ a First Person Painter

Forget First Person Shooters. Try ‘The Unfinished Swan,’ a First Person Painter

There’s a reason why Forbes’ David Thier called Giant Sparrow’s The Unfinished Swan “E3 Best of Show.” The Unfinished Swan, for the PS3, is both curiously challenging and bare-bones simple. In a universe of shooting games and sports games, this “first-person painter” stands out as the most unique game of 2012.

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How Much Does It Cost to Be Batman?

How Much Does It Cost to Be Batman?

As we know from our Forbes Fictional 15 list of the richest fictional characters, Bruce Wayne is worth $6.9 billion, money that he inherited and grew. But Bruce Wayne, who midnights as Batman, has some rather opulent expenses that cut into his petty cash. According to Centives, the blog of economics students from Lehigh University, it costs big money to be the world’s greatest detective.

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Doctor Who’s Matt Smith Defends Little Girl (and the Entire World) at San Diego Comic-Con

After three years plus several specials of fawning over David Tennant’s version of the Doctor in Doctor Who, I admit that I wasn’t immediately bowled over by Matt Smith’s performance. But his youthful take on the 11th iteration of the character slowly won me over, and by the end of Smith’s second season, I thought I would need a dose of methadone to keep me going until the the next season, in August 2012.

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The Xbox Kinect Will Satisfy Your ‘Curiosity’ About NASA’s New Rover

The Xbox Kinect Will Satisfy Your ‘Curiosity’ About NASA’s New Rover

I’m a PS3 gamer (Uncharted FTW), with minimal experience with the Xbox. Xbox players have the advantage if you want to play Halo, Fable, and a slew of dancing and Kinect games. But Kinect Star Wars aside, there hasn’t been a game that has made me want to convert. Until now.

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‘John Carter’ Director Andrew Stanton to Direct ‘Finding Nemo 2′

‘John Carter’ Director Andrew Stanton to Direct ‘Finding Nemo 2′

Andrew Stanton, who had directed the successful-in-all-ways-except-financial John Carter, is going back to the drawing board, literally. His next directorial project will be the sequel to one of his previous animated successes Finding Nemo, currently titled Finding Nemo 2. But is this a step forward or a step back for Stanton?

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