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The Guild is back for Season 5!

by on Jul.28, 2011, under Online Video

I haven’t covered The Guild before – mainly because it’s not really science fiction. But it does relate to similar genres like fantasy role playing – and of course it features Felicia Day (always a good thing), who also the creator and writer. I also only began watching it recently myself, but I’m hooked. And it’s laugh-out-loud funny! It’s a good thing I’m often alone on my side of the office building on Fridays…

It revolves around Cyb Sherman (Day), who plays as the priestess Codex in the guild. In real life she’s pretty shy, and is trying to cut down on her game time. Also in the guild is Zaboo (Sandeep Parikh), who has an obsession for Codex; Vork (Jeff Lewis), who attempts to live a lifestyle that involves spending absolutely as little as possible, including stealing his neighbor’s wifi to play, and has a very Spock-like quality; Bladezz (Vincent Caso), a rude teenager who basically plays whenever he’s not it school; Clara (Robin Thorsen), a stay-at-home mother who’d would rather play online or party than be with her family; and Tinkerballa (Amy Okuda), a pre-med student with a gaming addiction who tries to hide her real life from the guild.

The first episode of Season 5 went online on Xbox Live and Zune Tuesday, and is now available on MSN starting today – so if you’ve been watching, it’s time to start watching again! And if you are new, it’s time to get caught up!!!

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Felicia Day announces Dragon Age: Redemption web series

by on Feb.15, 2011, under Games, Online Video

Dragon Age RedemptionFelicia Day, the darling of geek culture since appearing a number of times on Buffy the Vampire Slayers and since then appearing in all sorts of genre media such as web series (Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and the long-running comedy series The Guild, which she also created) and video games (her character is my current companion in Fallout: New Vegas), announced her next web series creation: Dragon Age: Redemption, a six part series set in the world of BioWare’s Dragon Age video game series. Day will star as Tallis, an elven assassin who goes on a quest to capture a renegade magician. Along the way, she gathers her own fellowship. “She can’t accomplish her mission alone, so finding allies is tricky,” Day says. “The success or failure of the mission will have a big impact on her future and her freedom.”

A gamer herself, she knows that game-to-movie adaptations haven’t gone well (has there really been a good one?) “I put every single effort into making this something that gamers will be proud of. Even though we were constrained a lot as a Web series, none of the people who were involved took that as a constraint. They took that as a challenge.”

Peter Winther (The Librarian: Quest for the Spear) directed.

Dragon Age II, the next installment in the game franchise, comes out March 8th for XBox 360, PS3 and PC/Mac.

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