The Funniest, Most Frightening Video about ‘Legitimate Rape’ You’ll Ever See

The Funniest, Most Frightening Video about ‘Legitimate Rape’ You’ll Ever See

On August 19, Congressman Todd Akin, the Republican representative from Missouri’s 2nd congressional district, told St. Louis television station KTVI-TV that women rarely become pregnant from rape. Akin said, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” This resulted in an uproar from doctors, politicians, journalists, women, and anyone with basic knowledge of human anatomy.

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‘Guild Wars 2′ Makes Us Laugh with References to Other Games

‘Guild Wars 2′ Makes Us Laugh with References to Other Games

So here I am in Guild Wars 2 (GW2), playing a Sylvari engineer, when I encountered a woman who needed help planting seeds. Just a typical quest, right? Then I learned the plants had offensive abilities. And then we were attacked by the undead. That’s right, people. I was playing Plants vs. Zombies as a mini-game.

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A First Look at ‘Fable: The Journey’ for the Xbox Kinect

A First Look at ‘Fable: The Journey’ for the Xbox Kinect

When Gary Carr, the creative director for Lionhead Studios played Fable: The Journey (FTJ) on the Kinect, he played like a tai-chi master or even like Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. He waved his arms in fluid, yet precise movements to destroy the enemies of Albion. The Kinect wasn’t as responsive to me as it was to him (more on that in a minute), but when it works, the player is both lovely and deadly.

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GaymerCon Gets Love from Xbox Live

GaymerCon Gets Love from Xbox Live

The Kickstarer project for GaymerCon, a convention for gamers who are LGBTQ, has been receiving a lot of love from fans who want to see this project get off the ground and into a hotel. In fact, GaymerCon has exceeded its initial goal of $25,000 and at the time of this writing, is at $75,000. [...]

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ArenaNet Goes on the Offense with Its ‘Guild Wars 2′ Offense Policy

ArenaNet Goes on the Offense with Its ‘Guild Wars 2′ Offense Policy

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ArenaNet is working hard to keep Guild Wars 2 (GW2) a polite, respectable place to kill your enemies and humiliate your opponents’ entire server. Since its August 25th pre-launch, ArenaNet has given players three-day suspensions for offensive names and chat. To clarify their reasons for suspension, ArenaNet has set up a Reddit thread to discuss their policies. And in a move that I can only describe as hilarious, the company has been calling out banned players for their offenses.

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Yes, You Can Play ‘Guild Wars 2′ in an Overflow Server with Your Friends

Yes, You Can Play ‘Guild Wars 2′ in an Overflow Server with Your Friends

Guild Wars 2 (GW2) started off with a bang, with more than one million gamers playing over the three-day Headstart, and over 400,000 of us online at once. That’s quite a success. Almost too much of one. Gamers found themselves in the overflow server, rather than the servers of their choice–and the choice of their buddies. This left many believing that they would have to game on their own, as the overflow server would prevent them from being able to slay fiends with friends.

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Doctor Who Producer: ‘Doctor Who Is Bigger Than Carrie Bradshaw’

Doctor Who Producer: ‘Doctor Who Is Bigger Than Carrie Bradshaw’

Caroline Skinner, producer of Doctor Who, knows everything there is to know about the upcoming season of the BBC TV show. She was either gracious enough to share some details with me or sadistic enough to torment me by not revealing all. Either way, I know that the next few episodes are what she considers “five big blockbuster movies every week,” and they sound exciting and dramatic (and not here soon enough).

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Crafting in Guild Wars 2: Chicken Soup for the Guild Warrior’s Soul

Crafting in Guild Wars 2: Chicken Soup for the Guild Warrior’s Soul

Even before Guild Wars 2 officially launched on August 28, one player, Surfeuze, reached level 80, the maximum level. You would think he walks through the valley of the shadow of Tyria and fears no evil because he is the meanest SOB in the valley. But rather than slaying enemies left and right, he power-leveled with the adrenaline-deficient task of crafting. Crafting gives your character experience, as well as some nifty toys and upgrades. But for some–and check out the commenters on MMO Champion to see what I mean–leveling through means of exploiting game mechanics is unsexy.

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Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan Explains Why the Weeping Angels Are So %^&#$ Scary

Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan Explains Why the Weeping Angels Are So %^&#$ Scary

I learned a few things about Karen Gillan, who plays Amy Pond in the BBC TV show, Doctor Who, recently. She wants to act in a comedy. She can’t swim. She has absolutely perfect skin. Oh, and she understands exactly why the Weeping Angels, one of Doctor Who’s most frightening creations, are so godawful chilling.

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A ‘World of Warcraft’ Player Reviews ‘Guild Wars 2′

A ‘World of Warcraft’ Player Reviews ‘Guild Wars 2′

World of Warcraft (WoW) players are sick to death of reading reviews that ask, “Is this game a WoW-killer?” WoW player Marco Lemos doesn’t want any game to kill WoW, his go-to MMO for the past six years. But Lemos said, “I wants a game to challenge WoW, because competition is healthy and will make Blizzard innovate. I love WoW, but it’s been very complacent for the last nine months.” I asked him to play Guild Wars 2 (GW2) during the Headstart Weekend with me, to see what he thinks of the newest entry into the MMO genre.

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