aotsG4tv is initiating its new Attack of the Show co-host, Candace Bailey, by forcing her to undergo a series of challenges to test her hosting skills. While no one can pretend to like video games like replace Olivia Munn, who doesn't want to watch a hot chick shoot guns, eat disgusting foods, and take dominatrix lessons? [G4TV]

THQ and Mattel have joined forces to explore "the videogame and interactive potential" of various properties—including, uh, Masters of the Universe. Yeah, it's only a matter of time before we're controlling the most powerful man in the universe against the evil forces of Skeletor. As long as there's a chance of high-def catfights between Teela and Evilyn, we're good. [Destructoid]

In a somewhat shocking move, Trion Worlds has released a commercial for its upcoming MMO, Rift, which openly takes a stab at genre big dog World of Warcraft.  We've seen MMO after MMO crash and burn in recent years, so you'd think an upstart would think twice before comparing itself to Blizzard's juggernaut.  12 million users = a WHOLE lotta griefing. Rift guilds besieged by flying penises in 3, 2, 1... [Joystiq]

January's typically a slowish month for new game releases, but PS3 fans have plenty to look forward to this month: Little Big Planet 2, Mass Effect 2 (finally!), Two Worlds II, and Dead Space 2 all drop this month. Oh, and a little game called DC Universe Online makes its debut as well. Come see us, we'll be playing as Mr. Mxyzptlk! [Gamers Mint]

Trying to get 84.2 million people to do anything remotely productive is about as likely as Bobby Kotick going on Dancing With the Stars. But create a "free" "game" on Facebook and you can count on those kind of numbers within a month. Yeah, Zynga's unleashed their particular brand of evil once again. Their latest mind-numbing app, Cityville, has become the fastest-growing game of all time, dashing any hopes we had that our Facebook news feeds will ever be spam-free. [Joystick Division]

By Richie Procopio

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