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'Journey': The existential videogame that will blow your mind -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Videogames used to be so simple, right? You’d blast space bugs from the safe, third-person viewpoint of a starship. Or dodge hammers and barrels thrown at you by a psychotic simian. But now the medium has matured to the point that it encompasses incredible diversity and literary ambition. If, as my colleague Darren Franich suggests, Mass Effect 3 represents the more ambitious end of videogame prose — interactive experiences governed by rich, novelistic storytelling — then Journey, due from provocative boutique thatgamecompany for PlayStation March 13, is poetry. Mass Effect 3 is to Journey what James Cameron is to Terrence Malick.

Journey is pretty much self-explanatory. You’re born into an enigmatic desert over which looms a far off mountain peak. Your goal? Travel to said peak, encountering ruins, sandstorms and your fellow travelers (other gamers logged in via the PlayStation Network). When you first arrive, most of the pleasure of the game derives from exploring your environment, but Journey becomes increasingly goal-oriented as you make your way closer and closer to the mountain. Just why do you want to ascend that mountain so badly? Because it’s there! And because it’s a test of yourself. While the earliest games were simplistic by necessity, Journey‘s stripped-down aesthetic is evocative minimalism by design. Call it a metaphor for life… or whatever you want: the experience of playing Journey says as much about you as it does about the game.

To get you excited for its debut next week, thatgamecompany has given an exclusive video to EW.com featuring commentary from the game’s writers, designers, and producers that will begin your immersion in Journey‘s many mysteries. Check it out after the break. READ FULL STORY

'Cougar Town' cast plays Guess the Celebrity Wine! -- VIDEO

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If there’s anything the cast of Cougar Town knows a thing or two about, it’s playing games (all together now: Penny Can!) and drinking wine (sorry, pounding grape). So it only made sense that when part of the cul-de-sac crew —  Busy Philipps, Brian Van Holt, Josh Hopkins, Ian Gomez, and Dan Byrd —  stopped by for a visit to EW, that we merge their two areas of expertise together. (Sources tell us college kids refer to this as a “drinking game.” Youths!)

But, this isn’t your regular wine tasting-drinking game, PopWatchers. This one has a bit of an EW twist: After being given multiple choice options, the cast members guess which celebrity wine (or celebrity-inspired wine) they’re tasting. Only we raised the stakes a little bit more by throwing fake celebrity wine into the mix. (Fun fact: Lil Jon wine is not a fake. It is very much real.) Watch the video below to see which Cougar Town star emerged the winner of EW’s Guess the Celebrity Wine game. All we’ll say is, Big Joe would have been so proud.
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'Merlin': The wizard changes the rules of the game -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

The most intriguing twist in the TV series Merlin was the portrayal of Camelot as a kingdom in the grip of an anti-magic crusade. That meant that the series protagonist — a young incarnation of the famous titular wizard — was essentially living like an X-Man, forced to keep his sorcery skills hidden even from his closest friends. On this week’s episode of Merlin, the titular young wizard has to make a pivotal decision to save the wizard-hating King Uther using sorcery. In this exclusive clip, Merlin has a heated exchange with his friend and mentor Gaius. Check out the video below, and start getting excited for what promises to be a major turning point in the Merlin mythology. READ FULL STORY

Video diary: How Rico Rodriguez from 'Modern Family' does the Globes

Rico Rodriguez, Manny on ABC’s Modern Family, is giving Entertainment Weekly an exclusive behind-the-scenes look this week of what it’s like to go to the Golden Globes. Though only 13, Rico is a pro after attending the ceremony for Modern Family‘s first nominations last year. Take a peek and see Rico’s sister (and date for the big event) Raini, star of Disney Channel’s Austin and Allie, help her younger brother pick out an outfit and gear up with his favorite party jam.

And stay tuned for video from the red carpet and the show itself this Sunday as we follow Rico on his awards show adventure. READ FULL STORY

'Dancing With the Stars': On set for the semifinals -- and into Tristan's trailer! -- VIDEO

Last week, when I attended the liiiiiiiiive tapings of Dancing With the Stars’ Monday and Tuesday shows, I also had the honor of becoming fast friends with a giant mirrorball I’d found in the prop cage. Just kidding! Burying the lede! I got to hang out with Our Cutest and Most Irish Pro Tristan MacManus — in and around his trailer!

If the 29-year-old dancer truly is a leprechaun like everyone says, then they sure have given him a big house-on-wheels in which to luxuriate and roll around seductively in his heaps of colorful marshmallows and gold. Watch the videos: READ FULL STORY

'Harry Potter' reaches another end: See the trailer for 'LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7' -- EXCLUSIVE

One of the most delightful sideshows of the multifaceted Harry Potter entertainment franchise has been the LEGO Harry Potter videogame series, an extension of the toy maker’s license to make play sets inspired by the Harry Potter movies. Now, this part of the whole magical magilla is coming to a conclusion, too, with the release of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, on sale Friday. It’s actually three games in one, as it contains adaptations of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, albeit it in LEGO’s trademark brick-and-whimsy language. The exclusive trailer — rich, as usual, with self-deprecation and visual pizzazz — promotes in particular the games’ play-with-a-friend cooperative mode and play-any-character-you-want functionality. Neat… but we’re never playing as Dobby, no matter how made-for-LEGO he may be. READ FULL STORY

'The No Doctor Cop Lawyer Show': Meet 'Adventure Time' creator Pendleton Ward!

Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time features a whole madcap array of exciting magical creatures, nobly heroic quests, in-your-face surreality, anthropomorphized candy, and totally sweet music. It’s a massive compilation of all things geeky — 8-bit videogames, high fantasy, cool hats. We’re big fans of the show, so it was a blast when we got to meet  Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward at this weekend’s New York Comic-Con. Ward proved his Renaissance manhood by pulling a random string of words out of a hat and turning those words into an endearingly poignant character. Watch our interview below; the new episode airs tonight.  READ FULL STORY

Alan Rickman returns to Broadway for 'Seminar' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Severus Snape smiles and laughs, a lot — at least in this exclusive video of Alan Rickman and the cast of Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar meeting for the first time last Monday in New York’s West Village. Sure, it’s fun to see Rickman clowning around, but Seminar — and the footage — has other delights, like Tony nominee Lily Rabe and the beautiful Hettienne Park (The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide…). The pair, plus Broadway newbies Hamish Linklater (The New Adventures of Old Christine) and Jerry O’Connell (The Defenders), play tortured students to Alan Rickman’s writing teacher in the comedy, which opens Nov. 20.  Check out the footage below. READ FULL STORY

Elmo and Cookie Monster re-enact 'The Office,' 'CSI: Miami,' and more! -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

It’s one thing to meet that actor who was once in that one movie you liked, but it’s another to meet the folks that taught you how to count. Elmo and Cookie Monster made the trip from Sesame Street to the EW offices to tell us about their new season (which starts next Monday), and we couldn’t have been more excited had it been Johnny Depp sword-fighting with a time-traveling Theodore Roosevelt. In honor of their upcoming slate of guest stars, the two of them took us through their interpretations of some of TV’s biggest shows — including The Big Bang Theory, CSI: Miami, and The Office (which, coincidentally, name-checked Sesame Street in its premiere last night) and we have to say, Cookie Monster would actually make a pretty good replacement for Michael Scott. Check out the video below and watch as your adult and childhood television viewing habits collide. (By the way, I’m the Muppet in the middle.)  READ FULL STORY

Sutton Foster and Elmo talk 'Sesame Street,' premiere clip from the Broadway star's upcoming appearance

Talking to celebrities is a blast. Talking to celebrities and celebrity puppets sounds even better. So when Tony nominee Sutton Foster and Sesame Street’s Elmo offered to reunite to discuss the former’s upcoming appearance on the children’s show next fall — and give PopWatch readers an exclusive peek at the full-length video — I jumped to say “yes.” Turns out the old friends — Sutton auditioned with Elmo for a regular spot on Sesame Street in 2004 — were as cute and funny as I thought they’d be. And obviously enamored with each other: Foster’s boyfriend, fellow Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale, who accompanied her to Sesame Street when she filmed the clip, better watch out! Read our chat and then check out the video below.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So, Sutton and Elmo, you’re back together.
ELMO: Miss Sutton. Oh, I’m so happy to hear you!
SUTTON FOSTER: I’ve missed you!
Elmo: Congratulations! Elmo wish he could be there [on Tony night].
SF: I wish you could be there, too. I wish you could be my date.
Elmo: No, you already have a date. Elmo met him.

Elmo, did you know Sutton’s date, Bobby, is nominated, too? READ FULL STORY

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