Some video game nuggets to start your week.
–“Sniper Elite v2“(M) . . . on Xbox360 and PS3. In this World War II tactical shooter your goal is to hollow out the heads of Nazis working on Germany’s V2 rocket program. This franchise features an X-ray kill cam that shows every detail of your shot’s impact, including hearts and lungs tearing, livers bursting, and bones and teeth shattering. The game also includes four modes of online co-op. (Trailer)
–“Mortal Kombat“(M) . . . on Vita. This handheld version of “Mortal Kombat” includes all previously available downloadable characters and content, plus Vita-specific additions like touchscreen fatalities and the ability to have the background of your fight be anything the camera on your Vita is aimed at. (Trailer)
–The next “Call of Duty” game will be revealed on May 1st during the NBA Playoffs on TNT.
- CALVIN JOHNSON is the cover athlete for “Madden 13″. He beat out CAM NEWTON by almost seven million votes.
This is excellent news for Winnipeg–
A scientist in Australia has studied the topic for more than 35 years, and concluded . . . it’s okay to marry your first cousin. More than 1.1 billion people in the world are either married to a close relative, or are the child of an incestuous marriage. Cousin-on-cousin pairings are 4% more likely to have birth defects, but the scientist says that might be because cousins are more likely to marry in poor places, which could cause the higher rate.
There’s a fun list of “Forgotten Couples of the ’90s” on Buzzfeed.com . . . and no matter how celebrity-obsessed you may be, you probably have forgotten about some of them. Here’s the list:
–Sheryl Crow and Owen Wilson
–Matthew Perry and Julia Roberts
–Mariah Carey and Derek Jeter
–Edward Furlong and Natasha Lyonne
–Pamela Anderson and Bret Michaels
–Bjork and Goldie
–Liv Tyler and Leonardo DiCaprio
–Dennis Rodman and Madonna
–Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block and Halle Berry
–Ashley Judd and Michael Bolton
–Jewel and Sean Penn
–Woody Harrelson and Glenn Close
–Edward Norton and Courtney Love
-David Arquette and Alyssa Milano
–Naomi Campbell and Robert DeNiro
–Fiona Apple and David Blaine
–Joey Lawrence and Keri Russell
–Neil Patrick Harris and Christine Taylor . . . Now, he’s gay and she’s married to Ben Stiller.
–Paris Hilton and Edward Furlong
-Kathy Griffin and Jack Black
–Jennifer Aniston and Adam Duritz of Counting Crows
–Debi Mazar and Paul Reubens
–Madonna and Vanilla Ice
–Alanis Morissette and Dave Coulier
–Brandy and Usher
–Ellen Barkin and Johnny Depp
–Jennifer Love Hewitt and Joey Lawrence
–Tiffani-Amber Thiessen and Pauly Shore
(–You can find pictures of all the couples together at Buzzfeed.com.)
Depending on who you ask, dogs are loyal simpletons, while cats are sneaky and out for themselves . . . and now SCIENCE has confirmed it. A study found that dogs will read human cues and follow their lead, even if it means eating a smaller dish of food. Meanwhile, cats have managed to develop a special purr that is so annoying to people, it’ll make us do almost anything to make it stop. I hate cats!!
Have a great week! Ballsy