This year has been a good one for Felicia Day and the cast and crew of The Guild. The show recently partnered with Microsoft to offer episodes via Xbox Live, and the Season One and Two DVDs are now available wherever DVDs are sold. That's why this week, as part of our issue on comedy, we decided to reprint this interview with Day and the cast of The Guild, first published last year in Issue 147 of The Escapist.
Pie in the Face
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It's taken a while for videogames to become a vehicle for developers to express their sense of humor. But games have been unintentionally funny for as long as they've existed. Brett Staebell examines the humor inherent in poor translations, awful voice acting and good old-fashioned bugs.