Another Look Into the Year 3000!

New Episodes on Comedy Central www.comedycentral.com Good news, everyone! Awesomeness wins again.  Futurama, one of Fox’s many incredible-yet-cancelled shows, has been revived.  New episodes are set to start playing this June on Comedy Central. Created by Matt Groening (Simpsons) and David X. Cohen, Futurama, set in the year 3000, follows

Minimalist Video Game Character Posters are Awesome

Requiescat in Pace. Late last year, artist Ashley Browning posted a Videogame Minimalism art portfolio on flickr.  Lauded for its elegant simplicity, Browning used the simple, yet distinctive facial features from some of our favorite video game characters to create the immediately recognizable images. Following in the same style, artist Justin Russo

EA’s “Design a Kill” Contest

While I have yet to discover the actual press release to see the full language, this opinion piece by Brandon Sheffield at Gamasutra on EA’s questionable Dead Space 2 promotion is worth a good read. The contest wants you to “design a kill,” with the winning entry being full animated in all of

Rumors Abound: Xbox 360 Slim?

Image Source: Kotaku An image of a potential new Xbox 360 motherboard (pictured right) is making its way through the tubes today, as a Chinese manufacturer seems to have leaked a redesign of the less-than-stellar Microsoft hardware, as originally reported by the good folks at Kotaku. Supposedly combining the GPU

Mapathy Cured by MW2’s “Stimulus Package”

We have new details on Modern Warfare 2‘s mapathy cure.  According to the updated MW2 page on the Xbox Live Marketplace, the new map pack, dubbed the “Stimulus Package,” will bring five additional maps to the billion-dollar game to the console that Microsoft built. Three maps are brand, spankin’ new:

Telltale brings “Sam and Max: The Devil’s Playhouse” next month

“A psychically empowered lagomorph battling unusual and fearsome villains can mean only one thing: Freelance Police Sam & Max are coming for a new series of monthly episodic games.”

I couldn’t have put any better myself, Mr. Press Release.

Originally teased at the conclusion of their fantastic Tales of Monkey Island series, Telltale Games announced that the third season of their award-winning Sam and Max series, entitled “The Devil’s Playhouse,” will launch on the PC, Mac, and PS3 on April 15th.

The first episode of the five-part season, “The Penal Zone,” starts with our favorite rabbity-thing obtaining some unusual psychic abilities, opening up a whole new set of adventures for our beloved Sam and Max.

Back in December, the teaser site announced that we would “no longer [be able to] blindly mash buttons to unleash a torrent of irreverent banter.” Undoubtedly, the psychic powers will come into play, but just how significantly has the gameplay has evolved? We won’t know until next month, but, given Telltale’s record, I’m sure it’ll be amazing. Keep your eyes on the Fridge, and we’ll keep you updated.

For those who wish to preorder the season now, you can place an order at Telltale’s “Devil’s Playhouse” website for their regular price of $34.95. You’ll also get access to a free game of another Telltale series and be recognized as one of their “Elite Forces,” which will give you access to exclusive pre-release information, chats with the creators, and other fun stuff. I plan on getting mine later today, and you should too!

See the full press release after the jump.

PlayStation Move Brings Waggle to the PS3

In an announcement earlier this evening at their GDC press conference, Sony unveiled the final name and design iteration of the motion controller initially revealed at last year’s E3. “The PlayStation Move,” according to the Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, “combines highly precise, responsive, intuitive motion