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The Week in Review - Blades, Blazes and Super Creepy Booty Calls

| 25 Sep 2010 02:00

In this week's edition, a (digital) house is accidentally burnt down, and a much-loved novelist crafts a sword.

"See For Yourself, It's Not Disrespectful!"

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In an effort to quell the controversy surrounding Medal of Honor, EA has set up a last minute multiplayer beta, so that people can try it for themselves and see that the game is actually respectful to the troops and the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. The beta is only coming to the PC however, presumably because PC gamers need the most convincing, not because the servers need load testing or anything. (link)


Woman Uses WoW For Teenage Love Connection

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35-year-old Angie L. Jenkins has been charged with "using the Internet to entice an underage person into sexual activity," after driving cross-country to sleep with a 16-year-old she met in World of Warcraft. The boy initially told Jenkins that he was 20, but she was well aware of his real age by the time the pair got "physical" in a parking lot in New York state. (link)


"Seriously, Will Someone Explain the Hair?"

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Dante's new look for the Devil May Cry reboot may have ruffled a few feathers, but it's actually an effort to get the series back to its roots. Ninja Theory's creative director Tameem Antoniade said that his studio was trying to tap into what was cool in 2010, rather than what was cool in 2002 when the first Devil May Cry came out. He likened the change to the reimagining of James Bond in Casino Royale, as a more raw and less experienced character. (link)


Man Burns Down MineCraft House

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MineCraft has enchanted many people with its digital Lego, but the game has a key difference however from the much loved Danish building material, in as much as it's much, much more difficult to accidentally set Legos on fire. While attempting to demonstrate how to make a fireplace, an unfortunate MineCraft player accidentally burnt his elaborate wooden house to the ground. Hit the link for a video. (link)


Pratchett Gets Tooled Up

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It's not easy being a knight: Swords are getting harder and harder to come by, and you can't very well be a knight without a blade. That's why Discworld creator Terry Pratchett decided to make his own. Using iron ore he found on his property, as well as pieces of meteoric iron, he forged several iron bars and then helped a blacksmith craft the sword itself. That's taking your knighthood seriously. (link)

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