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Games Come To the Colbert Nation 50

Posted by Zonk
from the you-may-or-may-not-already-be-on-report dept.
Stephen Colbert's hit Comedy Central show "The Colbert Report" has already seen some game-related activities. You may recall the day he retired his dice because of Dungeons and Dragons Online's launch, or "Everything Bad is Good For You" author Steven Johnson's appearance on the show. Last week, though, with the release of the Wii, Colbert had to "get his Wii on", and demonstrated Wii Boxing vs. a virtual Nancy Pelosi. Next Monday will see veteran game designer Will Wright on the show.
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Games Come To the Colbert Nation

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  • by Palshife (60519) on Wednesday November 29, 2006 @07:56PM (#17042184) Homepage
    Zonk, you're on notice.
  • When Colbert was on Conan and talked about his D&D and Tolkien past... hilarious.

    I see he's tagged as "Dr. Stephen Colbert" in the credits, anyone know what his subject is?

    • He got an honorary doctorate in somethingorother a year or two ago. I'm too lazy to look up the specifics.
    • by KaSkA101 (692931)
      He was given an honorary fine arts degree for speaking at a graduation.
    • by jimmichie (993747) on Wednesday November 29, 2006 @08:44PM (#17042654)
      I see he's tagged as "Dr. Stephen Colbert" in the credits, anyone know what his subject is?
      Time Lord.
      • No, that would be this guy [gateworld.net] seeing as he's played by Chris Eccleston. :P
      • by whoop (194)
        He received an honorary phd (Fine Arts maybe?) from Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois this summer for giving the speech at their graduation ceremony.
        • by holt (86624)
          He received an honorary phd (Fine Arts maybe?) from Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois this summer for giving the speech at their graduation ceremony.

          Knox College. Carl Sandburg College is the local community college, and does not grant doctorates, honorary or not.

          I believe you're correct about it being Fine Arts though. And he gave a pretty good talk. Better than the guy who spoke at my graduation, that's for sure.

    • Re: (Score:2, Informative)

      by Anonymous Coward
      "I see he's tagged as "Dr. Stephen Colbert" in the credits, anyone know what his subject is?"

      Honorary doctorate in Fine Arts from Knox College [knox.edu].

    • by Pancake Bandit (987571) on Wednesday November 29, 2006 @08:53PM (#17042798)
      I see he's tagged as "Dr. Stephen Colbert" in the credits, anyone know what his subject is?

      Colbert has a doctorate in truthiness.
    • by bigwang (67863)
      Colbert is a genius.

      Here is how he got his doctorate in fine arts, from a Wired magazine piece on him earlier this year:

      "I have a doctorate in fine arts from Knox College in Illinois. All I did was give a speech, and now everybody has to call me Dr. Colbert."

      (http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.08/colbert. html)
  • A profile of him.. (Score:3, Interesting)

    by CashCarSTAR (548853) on Wednesday November 29, 2006 @09:36PM (#17043294)
    included the fact that he has the LotR pinball machine in his office.
  • I can't wait to get a Wii and make a Mii of Jack Thompson and beat the shit out of him. Oh, wait... then he's probably sue Nintendo, right?
  • Spore (Score:5, Interesting)

    by ObiWanStevobi (1030352) on Wednesday November 29, 2006 @09:51PM (#17043446) Journal
    No doubt Will will be on to start some SPORE buzz. A game based on evolution should give Colbert some killer material.
    • by k_187 (61692)
      Except since the player guides every "evolution" in the game, its really a game about Intelligent Design isn't it? Granted, I'd imagine that most people's designs won't be so intelligent, but it fits the ID theory, no?

Theory is gray, but the golden tree of life is green. -- Goethe

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