November 1st, 2007

Gaming

maybe

Privateer announces their new minis game, Monsterpocalypse. Based on Japanese kaiju movies, you take control of giant monsters and robots, and wreck up a tiny city. Which is pretty damn tempting, I confess. The fact that it's prepainted plastic is better, although I know the 'collectible' angle will drive some people away. Personally, I think it might be a good beer-and-pretzels game. I'll be keeping an eye on developments.

News

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Rumsfeld's 'Snowflake' memos: "Newly obtained documents show that former secretary of defense, in sometimes-brusque memos, told staff to 'keep elevating the threat.'"

Waxman wants the rest of the Abramoff documents. Wait, they didn't have them all yet?

Always a good read: LiveOnline with Dan Froomkin.

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Priced out of running as a Republican, Colbert will only run as a Democrat in South Carolina. Unless the party stops him.

"A pedigree cat called Cinnamon has made scientific history by becoming the first feline to have its DNA decoded."

Joss Whedon signs his new scifi series Dollhouse with Fox for next year. I'll start up the letter-writing campaign to get it uncanceled. Interviews with Whedon and Dushku here, courtesy professorbooty.