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Video Game Comedy Is Hard, But it's Getting Easier

Recently, I revisited one of my favorite games from last year, The Stanley Parable. Developed by Davey Wreden and released for Steam, it’s a bit difficult to describe the game in brief (particularly since half the fun is just diving into it), but basically, it’s structured like a choose-your-own-adventure story. You assume the role of Stanley, a faceless drone who leaves his office one day to discover all his co-workers have gone missing.

As you move through the office to investigate, the Narrator, brilliantly played by Kevan Brighting, comments on your actions and surroundings and, crucially, speculates on your next move. For instance, when you come to two open doors, [...]

Jimmy Fallon Plays 'GoldenEye 007' with Pierce Brosnan

One of Jimmy Fallon's childhood dreams came true last night when he got the opportunity to play everyone's favorite Nintendo 64 game GoldenEye 007. It turns out that Brosnan is really more of a karate chop guy than a gun guy.

Conan Reviews the New 'Super Smash Bros' in the Latest "Clueless Gamer" Segment

Conan O'Brien returned with a new "Clueless Gamer" segment yesterday, this time to review the highly anticipated Super Smash Bros. Wii U game. As usual, Conan has a little trouble figuring out the game but spends most of the segment calling out his "Assistant Nerd" Aaron Bleyaert for his shameful amount of gamer knowledge.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are Making a Movie About the '90s Nintendo/Sega Battle

Just when you thought that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were too busy for another project, Collider reports that the duo has been brought on to write and direct a movie adaptation for Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation, a behind-the-scenes oral history book by Blake Harris that comes out this August. Sony and The Social Network's Scott Rudin have acquired movie rights for the book, and Harris is signed on to executive produce the movie.

Console Wars sounds like an interesting read for video gamers and '90s kids alike. According to Booktrade.info, “Blake Harris draws on hundreds of interviews [...]

The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: Snood Creator David Dobson

This week on the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, Jeff is joined by the creator of Snood, David Dobson. They talk about how he got into programming and video games, how Snood became so popular and went "viral", and what the poems in Snood were for.

"I applied my limited artistic ability to Snood and people said 'oh this is so retro and cool', and I was like 'this is the same crappy style I was making for my other games' but I think it fit this style of game better. People expected the space games to look really cool, but this artistic style fit the casual game or [...]

Conan O'Brien Reviews 'Assassin's Creed: Unity' for "Clueless Gamer"

It's been a week since Conan O'Brien reviewed Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, but during last night's Conan the "Clueless Gamer" segment returned, this time with a sneak peek of the brand new game Assassin's Creed: Unity. In only a few minutes, O'Brien gets pretty skilled at stealing fruit, staring at paintings, jumping into piles of hay, and collecting receipts: "In the true spirit of French spoken with a British accent, I give this a 'Blimey, guv'nor!'"

Finally, a Video Game That Lets You Experience the Bleak Life of a Struggling Comic

There are very few artistic depictions of what it's like to be a standup comedian.

Sure, there are an abundance of explanations — celebrities churn out autobiographies, and everybody seems to have a podcast — but there is a comparative dearth of fictional works where comedy is the central theme. There are no widely read novels about standup comedy, for example, and there have been very few motion pictures on the subject. When you look at the numbers, it is clear why.

Judd Apatow’s Funny People came right after his two massive commercial hits, and it starred Adam Sandler. It should have been huge, but it lost the studio 4 [...]

Seth Meyers Goes Over Some of His Favorite Jorbus Video Games

Seth Meyers recently was forced to go through some boxes of childhood stuff, and he unearthed his old Montgomery Ward Jorbus system in the process. Given the new discovery, Meyers figured it'd be the perfect time to tell the audience about some of his favorite Jorbus games — Transit Cops, Off-Duty Ninja, Daddy-Daughter Time, Eye Exam, and the groundbreaking freefall simulation game 1929 Stockbroker.

Check Out Nearly 15 Minutes of 'South Park: The Stick of Truth' Gameplay Footage

Today South Park Studios released some gameplay footage from the long awaited video game South Park: The Stick of Truth, and it's pretty incredible. The game pretty much plays like an average episode of South Park, only you play as a little boy named Douchebag (nicknamed by Cartman, of course) and you can choose to play as a Fighter, Mage, Thief, or Jew. The game is available on March 4th, but you can pre-order it here.

A Bit of Clarification on Your 'Bad Dudes' Mission, by Ben Godar

We want to clarify the mission we laid out in our first transmission, which consisted only of:

“The President has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a Bad enough Dude to rescue the President?”

In hindsight, that probably raised more questions than it answered. But as you might imagine, things are pretty intense around here, what with The President having been kidnapped by ninjas and all. Let me provide more details and hopefully clarify the operation you are about to undertake.

Your mission will consist of walking in a straight line from left to right, defeating any enemies you encounter along the way. Satellite surveillance suggests that often you [...]

Conan O'Brien Reviews 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare'

Conan O'Brien returned for a brand new installment of "Clueless Gamer" last night with his gaming buddy Aaron Bleyaert, this time to review the latest Call of Duty game Advanced Warfare featuring a computer animated Kevin Spacey with "the eyes of a carp that's been in the refrigerator for three days." As usual, Conan isn't the most skilled gamer in the world, which leads to plenty of entertaining moments: "What's the 'go back home and go to law school' button?"

Conan O'Brien Hangs Out with a Bunch of Gamer Nerds at E3

Like last year, Conan O'Brien visited video gamer paradise E3 in Los Angeles recently and tried a bunch of new games like Sunset Overdrive, Forza 5, and Project Morpheus. Included of course is some German yelling and sexy tummy-rubbing.

Here's the Uncensored Trailer for 'South Park: The Stick of Truth'

Today, South Park Studios unveiled the uncensored trailer for South Park: The Stick of Truth, the long-awaited video game that finally hits stores today. The trailer promises goths, zombie cows, abortions, Canada, and a pretty graphic shot of Randy getting probed by an alien, so if that sounds like your kind of game then today's your lucky day.

Video Game 'South Park: The Stick of Truth' Is Finally Coming Out March 6th

After several delays, the new South Park video game, South Park: The Stick of Truth is set to finally be released. The game's developers announced this week that the game is now finished and that it'll be coming out in the US on March 4th for PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Matt Stone and Trey Parker wrote the script to the role-playing game and voiced all the characters and it looks to be a cut above previous South Park video games. The Stick of Truth was originally supposed to be released last March but was delayed and delayed again.

Check out a two-year-old trailer [...]