Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dinosaur Entertainment

Dinosaur Entertainment
Terra Nova news

Fox Will Hype Simon’s X Factor, Spielberg’s Dinosaurs, and Glee During Super Bowl
While nothing's locked yet, Fox marketing chief Joe Earley and his team are furiously working to cut teaser spots for two of Fox's big guns for 2011: May's debut of prehistoric action-adventure Terra Nova... In the case of Terra Nova, the Super Bowl will be the first time general audiences will get a peek at the very expensive Steven Spielberg production (a press preview of footage last month generated solid reviews).
Primal Carnage news
Primal Carnage pre-alpha footage pits humans against dinosaurs

Not sure if this looks cool or not, but a MMPORPG. I haven't really played a multiple multi-player online role playing game before, I might have played like a few moments of Baldur's Gate (what was that one called again? Diablo?) - but multiple online game with dinosaurs running around is really really cool.

Dinosaur books

Video Game Review: 'Digging for Dinosaurs'

"Digging For Dinosaurs" starts off by putting kids in the shoes of a globe-trotting paleontologist. They can scroll a world map and choose where they want to dig for fossils (as long as they have enough points to enter that dig). Once they've used clever touchscreen controls to unearth a dino skeleton, they'll have access to that dinosaur's mini game. By playing mini games (like defending a nest against predators, flying between treetops, navigating a maze, hunting in the dark, or battling it out with another fierce carnivore) kids can earn more points that can be spent to access more digs. At the end, they can have a full dinosaur museum.

Is It Any Good?

Kids who love dinosaurs tend to REALLY love dinosaurs, and those kids will also love this game. "Digging for Dinosaurs" is a great package, with a very neat touchscreen method for unearthing fossils and reconstructing skeletons. It's got loads of interesting dino facts, includings some neat new tidbits that even your obsessive dino lover probably hasn't heard yet. And it's got a slew of exciting and challenging mini-games. The game is labeled as being for ages 5 to 8, but kids on the lower end of that range might have difficulty with some of the mini-games.

Reviewed by Christopher Healy.

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