Time Warner's AOL has acquired Fleaflicker, a free fantasy football site.
Site founder and operator Ori Schwartz confirmed the acquisition Saturday but declined to describe terms of the deal. AOL's move was reported Friday by TechCrunch.
Fantasy sports sites let members create imaginary team rosters out of real players; how those players perform in real-world games influences how fantasy teams fare.
This week's Virtual Console releases feature a classic shoot-'em-up and the Sega Genesis sequel to Super Turrican.Fantasy Zone (1986, Sega Master System, 500 Wii points): In Fantasy Zone, you'll take control of the Opa-Opa, a spaceship designed to take out enemy bases. Yes, that's the same Opa-Opa you've heard referenced in countless Sega games. Mega Turrican (1994, Sega Genesis, 500 Wii points): In Mega Turrican, you assume the role of Bren McGuire, a lone soldier who must face the evil Machine before it destroys the rest of the galaxy. This should hold you over … Read more
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Have you ever wanted to play fantasy baseball, but never got around to it? Are you a fantasy baseball professional and you know exactly what it takes to take my team out?
Either way, I'm looking for you! If you're interested in joining The Digital Home Fantasy Baseball league, let me know!
So far, we have eight owners ready and willing to play and I'm looking for more.
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Call us old-fashioned, but we'd think twice before ingesting something billed as a magical elixir created for a game. Yet Japanese distiller Suntory is apparently confident that it will sell thousands of vials containing a special "potion"--77,777 to be exact--to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII.
The potent-potable company is teaming with game developer Square Enix to distribute the limited-edition liquid, which Newlaunches says will be sold in Japan starting this September. For the record, the potion is made of "jelly enriched with vitamin B1." Yum.
While I'm sure you have all heard about the tragic murder-suicide in which professional wrestler Chris Benoit slaughtered his wife and son before killing himself, an assortment of strange details surrounding the matter have begun to percolate up through the internet and major news media outlets. The most recent development involves a Wikipedia contributer who posted about the death of Benoit's wife several hours before the crime was discovered. While it appears that this was nothing more than wiki vandalism married to an unfortunate coincidence, it is just one of several which leave me wondering where the real world and fake wrestling come together.
During a June 11th WWE telecast Vince McMahon, the company's CEO, was "murdered" in a fiery limo explosion. A press release was issued announcing his death, and the television franchise geared up for a series of tributes to remember the fallen star. Of course, McMahon was very much alive and several wrestling fans were upset by the manufactured memorials. At the time, Wade Keller at the PWTorch suggested that in order, "to get the Mr. McMahon Death storyline over, script-breaking, character-breaking shows dedicated to Owen Hart and Eddie Guerrero after they died are being reenacted, emulated, exploited. That is what is wrong. It's beyond insensitive. It's shameful."
We thought the BlackBerry seemed a more natural product endorsement for Britney Spears, but it can't compete with the sex appeal of a video iPod--especially when it's part of a promotional campaign for a designer fragrance. So she's has autographed 10 limited editions to be given away in a contest to promote her "Midnight Fantasy" line by Elizabeth Arden, according to GeekSugar.
We're tempted to start a contest of our own, perhaps to speculate about what product will win Ms. Spears' endorsement next. First guess: The "HairMax LaserComb."
If you happen to be visiting Japan this spring, you may see some unusually long lines outside stores on April 26. That's when Nintendo is planning to debut a DS Lite special edition to coincide with the release of the anticipated Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings, according to Plastic Bamboo. The special DS will initially be sold as a limited-edition bundle with the role-playing game, but it's unclear whether the laser-etched device will be available on its own later on. Either way, you can expect to see the usual sequence of events: the rush of fanboys, Flickr photos … Read more
I've never been a fan of RPGs, and when it comes to handheld consoles, I prefer the PSP. However, this may change with the release of Square Enix's latest offering to the pantheon of Final Fantasy games. A few days ago, the company released Final Fantasy VI Advance for the Game Boy Advance. From what I hear, the game is more than a mere import from the console version, and priced at only $30, you'll get your money's worth. Also, with the GBA Handheld running at about $80 (much less than its sibling the Nintendo DS), … Read more