30 years after the release of the movie War Games, video games have played an increasingly central role in pop culture. Now with the release of "Wreck It Ralph," Esther and Annalee examine the fictional video games that have played a starring role in the big screen.
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io9: We Come From the Future is a news show about science, entertainment and culture from a tomorrow that you wish you lived in today. Annalee Newitz, editor in chief of io9, and Esther Inglis Arkell, io9 writer, cover science fiction and science fact in a studio format with segments including Esther Gets Experimental, Ask a Scientist, Tragic Trailer, Doom of the Week, Trivia Quiz and This is Awesome. The show will feature field segments and interviews with scientists, experts, and authors. In a whimsical yet authentic format, Annalee and Esther will explain weird and interesting science, feature interesting material from the web, discuss popular culture in reviewing books, tv, and film, and perform fantastic experiments.
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Fictional Video Games We Wish We're Real!
Everyone loves Zelda, Super Mario Bros, Halo, God of War, but where's the love for games that don't really exist in reality? What about "The Last Star Fighter", "Global Thermonuclear War", or the simulation in "Ender's Game"? Annalee and Esther examine the videogames featured in fiction they wish you could play right now.