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“Gears of War 3” To Be Featured in “N00BZ”

“Gears of War 3” To Be Featured in “N00BZ” (photo)

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Now that originating developer Bungie’s said goodbye to its multimillion dollar franchise, Microsoft’s taking it time to get the next “Halo” game right. Luckily, they’ve got another sci-fi shooter franchise to fill the void in “Gears of War 3.” The “GOW” threequel’s due out this fall and already drives fans crazy in anticipation at just how frenetic and inventive the multiplayer will be.

Speaking of multiplayer, that shiver-inducing “Gears” multiplayer will be the central plot of an upcoming movie called “N00Bz”. Director Blake Freeman–whose documentary “Gawd Bless America” releases this summer–takes a comedic look at the world of competitive gaming. From the press release:

N00BZ is set in the fanatical world of online gaming and follows four friends on their quest to Las Vegas to compete in the gaming world championships. N00BZ will finally give casual and hardcore online gamers – the fastest growing segment of the video game industry — a film to call their own.

Not many movies have taken up gamer culture as a centerpiece of their plot–“Grandma’s Boy” comes to mind–so here’s hoping Freeman does right by Epic Games’ masterful “Gears of War” series. “Gears of War 3” comes out exclusively for Xbox 360 this September and “N00BZ” is scheduled to start production in May.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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