Imagine getting a little help with your debt from the community and goodwill of strangers? That's what Strike Debt's Rolling Jubilee project is all about. Alex Albrecht talks to Laura Hanna about how the Occupy Wall Street protesters have been working together to help out Americans struggling with debt.
If you think spelunking was the only thing you could do in caves, think again. Weston Scott stopped by the Louisville Mega Caverns in Kentucky to ride the world's first underground zip line. Hmm, this is giving us ideas for The Descent spin-off.
Nathan Fillion of Castle and Firefly fame has finally made it to the Attack of the Show studios! Candace Bailey talks to the actor about his holiday traditions, as well as his insight on the impending apocalypse based on the Mayan calendar. Find out how he plans to cope with the end of the world in the full interview below.
It used to be that you'd hide your pollution-producing power plant off in a filthy corner of your sprawling SimCity urban paradise, but the series' 2013 revival offers an alternative in multi-city play. In the above trailer's example, lead designer Stone Librande establishes a neighboring city to feed power to his glitzy, casino-laden tourist trap. No vacationer wants to see a smoke-belching coal plant next door to their holiday getaway.
The multi-city feature seems like a cool evolution of the SimCity framework. It's ultimately not so different from hiding a power plant away in a distant corner, but establishing another city means you're working with an entirely separate budget. Social gamers can even parcel out city management among friends. Every new peek at Maxis' return to SimCity looks better and better. The wait won't be much longer now either, with SimCity set to arrive on March 5, 2013.
Starting today, all Xbox 360 users can access multimedia stored in SkyDrive's cloud using a newly released console app (via Major Nelson). It, along with apps for CNET, Karaoke, and Maxim are all available now via the Xbox Marketplace in the United States.
Today's app launch covers other territories as well, and the plan is to release more than 40 new Xbox 360 apps between now and spring 2013. Major Nelson posted the full list, complete with territory restrictions, but U.S.-based Xbox 360 users can look forward to apps for Machinima, MTV, PBS, Vimeo, Flixster, and a number of others.
For now, take a peek at SkyDrive, especially if you're a Windows 8 early adopter. Microsoft offers more details on the Xbox 360 app on its Windows Blog.
Be sure to keep your finger poised over the pause button as the above trailer for Gears of War: Judgment plays. The quick flash of images reveals new facts about the upcoming spin-off from Bullestorm dev People Can Fly, including the new villain and his... uh... steed? Giant spider-thing that wants to eat your face (along with the rest of you)? Yeah, it's really more that second one.
You'll also get a peek at a few of the new and returning characters that will be featured in the game, including what appears to be a bandanna-less Marcus Fenix. Gears of War: Judgment hits stores on March 19, 2013, which really isn't all that far off anymore as we move to the midpoint of December 2012.
There's still no release date confirmed for South Park: The Stick of Truth, though the latest trailer suggests that it'll be "coming soon." You might've missed that because you were too busy cackling at the ridiculousness of Obsidian Entertainment's upcoming RPG, which pretty much looks like a typical South Park episode rendered on a grand scale.
There's a poo tornado, a Moses summon, a machine gun-wielding Jesus, Mr. Slave doing unspeakable things, and a random, unasked-for Star Trek reference. Also, lots of NSFW language. Seriously: turn the volume down on this one if there are kiddies present. Let's try to keep the number of profane fourth-graders in this world locked to Trey Parker and Matt Stone's fictional take on South Park, Colorado.
Brace yourselves, gluttons for punishment: From Software is partnered with Namco Bandai Games for the North American release of Dark Souls 2, first revealed over the weekend in a CG trailer. There's no release date/window specified, but a press release confirms that the game is coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC platforms.
The game announcement also reveals a few basic facts about the sequel, which features a new hero tugging at the threads of a new storyline in an "unfamiliar" world. Fans can also expected a "revamped server-based multiplayer experience that will put a distinct Dark Souls 2 twist on the concept of playing and sharing with others." Whatever that means.
The Last of Us is looking mighty sweet, as you can see in this new trailer from Naughty Dog that was released over the weekend. The so-called "story trailer" gives us our most detailed look yet at the game's post-disaster world, including new peeks at the zombie-like post-humans that you'll be dealing with alongside bandits and martial law.
What's still not so clear, however, is what sort of game The Last of Us will be. The lone hands-off gameplay preview from E3 2012 showed off third-person stealth/action mechanics, but there are still plenty of questions revolving around the game's post-humans and scope. With a May 7, 2013 release date confirmed in the trailer, you can probably expect to hear more soon.
Ubisoft has some fairly ambitious plans for Assassin's Creed 3 in the three-part The Tyranny of King Washington DLC, which you can take a peek at in the newly released trailer above. The campaign content runs through an alternate alternate history in which America's first president succumbs to the allure of absolute power and must be stopped by Connor Kenway.
The trailer doesn't show off any of the DLC's gameplay, focusing instead on setting the scene for the multi-part story. Unfortunately, there's no indication of when part one of the download series will be released, with the tail end of the trailer simply touting the Season Pass, which includes access to all three King Washington releases along with an handful of other DLC.
Interestingly, there's no mention in the trailer of the upcoming content supporting the Wii U version of the game, nor is there a logo for Nintendo's console listed alongside the other platforms at the end..
When Attack of the Show puts Weston Scott on the plane, it's usually to drink and eat something delicious. This time, the only thing he's tasting is full-on adrenaline at Red Bull Rampage 2012, a free-ride mountain bike race in Utah. Competitors don't win by only crossing the finish line--they're also judged on how they get down the course!
Jordan Harbinger, co-host of the Pick-Up Podcast and author of The Art of Charm, shares some much-needed tips on being confident when talking to women to Michael Kosta on Attack of the Show. Here's what I learned: sit up straight, don't try too hard when you're in the Friend Zone and...wait. Are you wondering why I'm taking notes? Because I'm a girl and guys still won't talk to me. Wah-wah.
Scott Aukerman, host of Comedy Bang Bang (both the IFC series and the podcast), recently visited Attack of the Show to share tips on starting your own comedy podcast, as well as his experiment with listening to Phish. But does he take his pants off like Eric Andre and T.J. Miller? You'll have to watch.
Sony's Internet Player with Google TV allows anyone to watch television and search the Internet with its a full QWERTY keyboard remote, Internet apps, Google Search, Chrome browser and more. Matt Mira and Michael Kosta test out the device for its Gadget Pr0n rating.
Find the full written review after the jump.