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The Network Roundup: Sorry, no Death Star

Leave it to the government to stomp on the American dream. The dream of our very own fully operational Death Star. The people of America took their voice to the Obama administration, about the need for a $850,000,000,000,000,000 s...

 
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The Network Roundup: MAGnificent

Ah MAGFest. Every year I make myself a promise to be inside you, partying my brains out to a variety of video game cover bands and chiptune awesomeness. Alas, I'm sitting at home again this year, looking at images from the Modern Method Ne...

 
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The Network Roundup: What's your resolution?

Just look at those calendars, 2013. Isn't it such a futuristic sounding number? I guess so many sci-fi things I love always had the dates of 2012, making 2013 sound so far away. Along with a snazzy new date stamp comes the annual list of pe...

 
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The Network Roundup: Looks like we're still here

As I awoke from slumber this morning, a small wave of sadness hit me... The world hadn't turned into some futuristic, alien, zombie apocalypse. Sure, the reality of the end of the world is probably the worst thing one co...

 
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The Network Roundup: Keep Trekking

While Trekkies may be doubting wether the latest sci-fi/action movie from J.J. Abrams reboots truly deserve the Star Trek title. I just can't stop watching the trailer for the upcoming entry, Star Trek Into Darkness. There's some...

 
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The Network Roundup: I think the world is ending

For years people lauded John Travolta and Olivia Newton Johns' music and acting from the classic film, Grease. Those fans often wished for a future collaboration, and a re-spark of the musical magic that embodied the rock and roll cla...

 
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The Network Roundup: Let's Lotto

If you went to any kind of day job in the States today, your conversations probably included a mention of tonight's interstate Powerball drawing. Clocking in at a sweet $550 million, the little gamble was too much to resist. ...

 
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The Network Roundup: Let's Cyber

The interwebs were full of some pretty sweet deals over the last few days, with all the excitement leading to the magical day known to us as Cyber Monday! Ok, maybe the video game deals weren't as fabulous as the ones floating aro...

 
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The Network Roundup: The wonders of the cosmos

Today celebrated the birthday of famous astrophysicist, astronomer, and cosmologist, Carl Sagan. To me, he will forever be the guy that could make anything sound amazing, and our world feel so small. There have been many who ...

 
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The Network Roundup: Ride the storm

Today's Network Roundup is dedicated to our East Coast friends and family, currently dealing with varying degrees of Hurricane Sandy's wrath. We're even getting effects all the way in Chicago right now, I can't imagine h...

 
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The Network Roundup: Jump

Sometimes the world can still amaze you. Yesterday, Felix Baumgartner went 23 miles up into the sky, and just jumped. The footage of the Red Bull sponsored event broke numerous records, the sound barrier,...

 
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The Network Roundup: Goodbye Ponds

So the first half of the new season of Dr. Who has wrapped. After many hints and and insinuations, the Pond family has finally left the building. I'm afraid to say that I just won't miss them. Sure, Karen Gillian was always a plea...

 
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The Network Roundup: Happy 30th Birthday Macross

It's hard to imagine that it was 30 years ago yesterday, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross hit the airwaves in Japan. The first series which consisted of 36 episodes would forever change my life, and heavily mold my ...

 
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The Network Roundup: Prime Time

I stand before you defeated today. I spent the entirety of my Monday unsuccessfully attempting to purchase the new Habro edition of Transformers: Masterpiece Optimus Prime. I can't explain how saddening it is to rea...

 
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The Network Roundup: Monkey business

I once again have hope for the world. It turns out a new species of monkey has been discovered in the jungle of Congo. What makes me so giddy is not the fact that there is still undiscovered life on this planet, but that a creatur...

 
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The Network Roundup: Everyone needs a robotic mule

It looks like famous mechanical mule BigDog now has a big brother. The new brainchild of DARPA and Boston Dynamics is on the loose, and this time AlphaDog seems to want to follow you home. Too bad there's no video of kicking the poor robot...

 
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Mass Effect anime delayed

During my Mass Effect 3 experince, Lieutenant James Vega never really caught my attention. It could have been Freddie Prinze Jr's voice acting, the character's backstory, or just his design. Dude just gave my FemShep the creeps. I can't sa...

 
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The Network Roundup: Pax-tastic

As our hung-over reporters stumble home from a memorable PAX this year, we take a quick look back at what stood out. Both Destructoid, and Japanator were on hand to cover the action. It seems as though the parties were quite god t...

 
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The Network Roundup: Praise Billith

This season's True Blood was quite entertaining to say the least. Many will argue how most of the season didn't make much sense, or how many important issues were glossed over in the last few episodes. Me? I loved it. Plenty of st...

 
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The 2012 Pokemon Masters have been crowned

I hope you didn't think the Olympics were the only competitions that mattered last week. The top 400 Pokemon Trainers in the world descended onto sunny Hawaii, where the Pokemon Company International hosted the 2012 Pokemon World Champions...

 
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The Network Roundup: The Jaws of love

That uncanny sense of dread that's been hanging over you can only mean one thing, it's Shark Week. I think the only other time I get this excited about salt-water based news, is when Red Lobster kicks off its Endless Shrimp promotion. Altho...

 
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The Network Roundup: Mars!

What else matters than the Curiosity Rover landing on Mars? Things don't get much more exciting than space exploration, and being able to control a Mars rover for even just a moment, would be a dream come true. Did you guys happen to catch ...

 
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The Network Roundup: The Doctor returns

I always get so excited around this time of year! My jovial attitude can only mean one thing! The return of Doctor Who. This season's trailer boats some interesting old favorites, some sweet special effects, and perhaps the last we'll see ...

 
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The Network Roundup: What's my name?

Once known as Calvin Broadus, Snoop Dogg should now be referred to as Snoop Lion. I don't know enough about Mr. Lion to tell you why he decided to hold onto the Snoop portion of his name, or if he will next be Mountain Snoop Lion, but I'm s...

 
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Katamari Damacy rolls into the MoMA

As part of an exciting new exhibit, Namco Bandai's Katamari Damacy will be shown at New York's Museum of Modern Art. Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000 will explore the world in which children, and childhood ideas ...

 
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The Network Roundup: Three-peat

People like to like things in sets of threes, perhaps it's just a tidy little number. Movies are especially prone to follow the trilogy experience, particularly after they are successful. Who came up with this ...

 
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The Network Roundup: Let the games begin

Today kicked off the opening ceremonies for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. The world's best and brightest will take part in a test of will, strength, courage, and ability! I however, will be testing the different flavors of...

 
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The ladies of Street Fighter X Tekken take the spotlight

Fellas, don't you wish your fighting games could cut back on the testosterone levels every once in a while, and pump up the pretty lady action? Capcom might not quite be there yet, but they sure like to tease the idea with the e-Capcom excl...

 
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The Network Roundup: True Bloody good

I had the pleasure of checking out Christopher Nolan's fantastic end to the Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises this weekend. Forget what you heard, it's great. However, it's not what's sticking out as the entertainment highlight of ...

 
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The Network Roundup: SDCC envy

Well, here I am dealing with stacks of budget reports and other boring nonsense, while my co-workers across the network descend on San Diego Comic-con and other exciting gatherings. It's a pretty exciting time to be glued to your ...

 

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