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There are some occasions when in-game cameos can be used to surprise, delight and excite gamers. When implemented in the right instance, a surprise appearance can be an extremely memorable part of the game. In recent years we saw World of Warcraft exploit this in their advertising campaigns with the likes of Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ozzy Osbourne, Verne Troyer and Shatner lending their image to Blizzard’s Mmorpg, creating a great deal of publicity as a result.
Blizzard may have used this tactic but a few years ago but game developers have been using cameo appearances for decades. However, on many occasions we see comically ridiculous cameos shoehorned into a game, presumably to try and garner some cheap exposure. The cameo could be motivated by an aging celebrity desperately trying to maintain their relevancy or a game’s developer trying to give a nod to another fictional franchise. »
- Sam Heard
(Cbr) "Supernatural's" Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) has had many memorable run-ins with the Grim Reaper, both of the literal and metaphorical variety. The most haunting and harrowing of the literal encounters were the ones that brought him face to face with Tessa (Lindsey McKeon), a reaper who claimed souls for the physical embodiment of Death. They first crossed paths in season two of "Supernatural" when Tessa tried to claim a comatose Dean’s soul. Their subsequent encounters in seasons four and six reminded Dean that the natural order of the universe was complicated and ugly, but necessary. Tessa came to feel the pain of the natural order herself in season nine thanks to the Angel Metatron’s machinations and their impact on the afterlife. The fatefully intertwined Dean and Tessa had their final run-in during the penultimate episode of season nine, with Tessa drawing their saga to a close »
- Dave Richards, Comic Book Resources
Where's Austin Powers when you need him?! While traveling over the weekend, Verne Troyer had a very hands-on encounter with airport security. The 45-year-old Austin Powers actor posted an extremely awkward photo of himself at the airport on Facebook yesterday with the caption, "Tsa struggles." In the unusual snapshot, Troyer sits in his motorized scooter while leaning forward as a gloved Tsa agent pokes around the backside of his body. Troyer's face appears understandably uncomfortable as the security person searches him. We can only imagine what the airport worker was looking for during the awkward pat down. Troyer also shared the Tsa pic on Twitter, writing, "Another day »
When you roll through Tsa on a scooter, you've got to expect Tsa to take notice ... such was the case this weekend for Verne Troyer.The "Austin Powers" star posted this photo with the caption, "Another day another flight." From the tone of the tweet, Troyer has clearly dealt with this before.Even still ... where exactly is that Tsa guy putting his hand? Read more »
- TMZ Staff
Exclusive: Pick-ups include Raindance title Convenience and Hackney’s Finest.
UK sales outfit Moviehouse has added sales titles Convenience and gangster film Hackney’s Finest to its Cannes lineup.
Raindance title Convenience stars Ray Panthaki, Vicky McClure, Adeel Akhtar and Verne Troyer in the story of best friends who attempt to rob a petrol station to clear a debt owed to a couple of Russian gangsters.
Comic crime-thriller Hackney’s Finest depicts a drug-fuelled night of mayhem in East London. The UK’s Rickety Shack Films produces.
Hackney’s Finest is the first feature from director Chris Bouchard and will world premiere at London’s East End Film Festival.
Moviehouse has also boarded production Funny Cow, set to star Red Riding star Maxine Peake in the story of a female comedian’s rise to fame from a tough working »
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
I don’t know about this. A #CancelColbert hashtag showed up on Twitter over a tweet based on a joke that appeared on Wednesday’s Colbert Report that brought back racist caricature Ching-Chong Ding-Dong as part of coverage of the increasing controversy over the name of Washington’s football team. Part of me wants to scream at people who can’t tell the difference between a joke with racist motivations and a racist joke used to draw a parallel to racism directed at other groups. (Or to yell that you might want to rethink your outrage about racism towards Asian-Americans when the woman who wrote a book defending internment camps agrees with you.) Another part of me is thinking, “These people can’t be real, right?” Are these the people who tell studies that they think that Colbert is secretly really conservative? This is a set up to a bit, »
- Lyle Masaki
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League Cup Football: Sunderland v Manchester United
7.30pm, Sky Sports 1
While not quite matching last season's competition for wild unpredictability, this year's League Cup has thrown out a respectable share of shock results. Chief among those was surely Sunderland's victory over Chelsea in the quarter finals, a win which sets up this semi-final first leg tie against David Moyes's wobbly Manchester United. Further upset potential is offered up tomorrow night, as West Ham visit free-scoring Manchester City. Gwilym Mumford
- Gwilym Mumford, Jonathan Wright, Julia Raeside, Rachel Aroesti, Mark Jones, Bim Adewunmi, Hannah Verdier
7 items from 2014
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