Fan's a capella ode to 'Doctor Who' captures show's attention
September 13th, 2011
04:53 PM ET

Fan's a capella ode to 'Doctor Who' captures show's attention

Just a few weeks ago, Dan Rider was simply another "Whovian," a "Doctor Who" fan who was particularly psyched to see the much-anticipated "Let's Kill Hitler" episode.

He was so excited that he was inspired to do an a capella version of the show's iconic theme song, backed up by, well, himself. Check it out:

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'Un-Deadliest Warrior?' Battle show pits zombies vs. vampires
The wits and powers of vampires are pitted against unrelenting, ravenous zombies on Wednesday's "Deadliest Warrior."
September 13th, 2011
02:33 PM ET

'Un-Deadliest Warrior?' Battle show pits zombies vs. vampires

In a nightmare throwdown between the fantasy world's two undead superstars,  Max Brooks knows how it would go down.

"For all of a vampire's physical characteristics, they’re still human beings psychologically," he said. "They still fear. They still doubt.  Zombies don't."

Steve Niles is sure, too.

"My call to arms was  'braaaaaaains' - that's one thing vampires have that zombies do not," he said.  "Vampires, unlike zombies, are very capable of coordinating and pulling off strategies."

Of course, they may both be a little biased. Brooks is the author of  "World War Z," the zombie apocalypse novel currently being made into a movie starring Brad Pitt. And Niles burst onto the horror scene with "30 Days of Night," graphic novels that put a band of unrelenting (and definitely non-sparkling) vampires in an Alaska town where night never seems to end.

Thanks to "Deadliest Warrior," Spike's combat simulation show, we'll find out who's right. FULL POST

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The not so simple revision of 'God of War'
Using the Blades of Athena to slice through a minotaur looks even more awesome in 3D.
September 13th, 2011
10:18 AM ET

The not so simple revision of 'God of War'

Taking a classic video game designed for a two-dimensional, small screen and converting it for display on a larger, 3D screen takes a little bit of fearlessness, a dash of persuasion, and a healthy dose of hard work and dedication to make it look great.

Sony Computer Entertainment America is releasing “God of War: Origins Collection” as a PS3 exclusive on September 13 for the PlayStation 3. It is rated M for mature due to blood and gore, intense violence, nudity, and sexual content. The pack contains “God of War: Chains of Olympus” and “God of War: Ghost of Sparta” - games that were originally released on the PlayStation Portable (PSP), but have been remastered in high-definition and 3D for the PS3.

It is the first time PSP titles have ever been made available for the PS3 in the US. Chip Blundell, director of marketing at Sony, said the goal was to take fan favorites from the PSP and present them in HD and 3D for gamers to enjoy.

The 3D upgrade was particularly challenging for the Ready At Dawn team, who designed the original PSP games and were given the task of updating their work. FULL POST

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