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EW Plays: Can 'Super Smash Bros. for Wii U' earn the franchise new fans?

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Can Super Smash Bros. for Wii U create new fans, or is the game catering exclusively to players who have spent hours in the Nintendo arena?

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Stephen Colbert interviews the 'voice of the left' -- Jon Stewart

With only a few weeks of shows left, Stephen Colbert begrudgingly invited one final “liberal lion” guest onto his show for an interview: Jon Stewart.

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Updated: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, more remember Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols died on Wednesday at 83, leaving behind a storied body of award-winning work that involved a number of the biggest writers and actors in the industry. Having garnered an EGOT—Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony—Nichols’ work has touched every facet of the entertainment industry, and many of those he collaborated with have honored his memory.

Below is a collection of the statements released so far, with updates to come.

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Behind the scenes of 'Serial': An interview with co-creator Julie Snyder

It’s already fairly obvious that today’s best TV shows aren’t actually on television: You’ll find them on Netflix, or Amazon, or some dark corner of the Internet. But is it also possible that fall’s most addictive drama isn’t a TV show at all?

You might find yourself thinking about that question if you, like so many of us at EW, are suddenly obsessed with iTunes’ No. 1 podcast, Serial—a nonfiction series that plays like a prestige cable show, from the makers of This American Life. Rather than reverting to the inverted-triangle structure of most nonfiction reporting, the first season is narrated by Serial‘s main character, executive producer Sarah Koenig, who’s investigating the 1999 murder of high school senior Hae Min Lee—allegedly committed by Hae’s ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed. There are star-crossed lovers from different immigrant backgrounds. There’s a good cop/bad cop duo. There are cliff-hanger endings that hinge on Adnan’s apparent guilt or innocence. At one point, Adnan challenges Koenig to re-create the prosecution’s timeline because, he says, “I’ve seen it before on Dateline or Nightline, where someone tries to reenact the crime, and it’s like, The crime could not have been committed.” Even Adnan views this story as if it’s happening to someone on television.

We caught up with Serial co-creator and executive producer Julie Snyder after finishing episode 8, “The Deal With Jay.” READ FULL STORY

Here's which TV characters -- and original characters -- appear in the 'Game of Thrones' video game

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While Telltale Games’ Game of Thrones video game will focus on an entirely new house of Westeros—one not glimpsed in HBO’s hit—a few familiar and fresh faces will be popping up on the new adventure.

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Watch the first footage from the 'Game of Thrones' video game

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Telltale Games is offering players a chance to travel to Westeros and take part in the battle for the Iron Throne.

The makers of the Walking Dead video game, Telltale Games, are throwing players into the fight for the Seven Kingdoms by following the story of House Forrester, a family mentioned in George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series but yet unseen on HBO’s blockbuster adaptation Game of Thrones.

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John Cameron Mitchell to play Hedwig on Broadway

John Cameron Mitchell, who co-created Hedwig and the Angry Inch, will play the “internationally ignored song stylist” once again on Broadway.  READ FULL STORY

Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, and more share Twitter tributes to Mike Nichols

Wednesday night, ABC News President James Goldston announced that Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols has died at the age of 83. Celebrities, colleagues, and friends have expressed their condolences on Twitter and social media, sharing memories of the late director.

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Why you should play 'Dragon Age: Inquisition'

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Probably the worst thing about Dragon Age: Inquisition is that it’s called Dragon Age: Inquisition. It’s just not a very sexy title. Then again, neither is Game of Thrones—and that turned out pretty well.

Do you like Game of Thrones? If you do, you should play Dragon Age. Even if you don’t like Game of Thrones, you should probably play Dragon Age—it’s one of the best games of the year, and definitely a standout in this crowded holiday season. But you should know a few things first.

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Watch EW play 'Super Smash Bros. for Wii U' live

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U releases on Friday, Nov. 21. If the wait is too long, EW has fans covered with an early live stream of Nintendo’s brawler.

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