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R.I.P. Dennis Burkley, of Mask and King Of The Hill

Dennis Burkley, a character actor whose heavyset build and equally heavy Southern accent made him a memorable standout in a variety of roles in movies and on TV, has died of a heart attack at 67. Burkley made his movie debut in the 1973 grindhouse horror thriller Bummer, then landed smaller roles in Bob Rafelson’s Stay Hungry (1976), Heroes (1977), and Laserblast (1978), as well as a slew of guest spots on TV series, often playing redneck toughs. For a few months in 1980 and 1981, he had a steady job playing sidekick to Redd Foxx on Sanford, a ...
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E3 2012: Microsoft Fires First

Microsoft officially kicked off the E3 2012 festivities with its press briefing dubbed “Xbox 360 Entertainment Evolved 2012.” While it was a little light on huge surprises, they did show off exciting demos and some interesting new features hitting the Xbox 360 in the coming months.

Here are some of the highlights.

Halo 4

The show got rolling with an absolutely incredible looking trailer and demo for Halo 4. It started off with things going bad on a Unsc ship that eventually causes it to crash down on an unnamed planet. Luckily for all involved, Master Chief is on the scene. He has a small skirmish with some Covenant forces, but before he can finish them off, the last one standing is taken out by an unseen shooter. As Chief moves closer to the downed ship, he starts encountering what appear to be robotic A.I. enemies. While Chief is dispatching these new foes Cortanna mentions
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