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  • 31Jan

    G4 is Looking for Gaming Girls

    G4, the network dedicated to gaming news has teamed up with GotCast.com and is looking for new gamer girls. Check out the website for how to enter their casting call. Good Luck!

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  • 30Jan

    Get out there and VOTE!

    The primaries have started and February 5th marks the day with the most states voting on one day. I thought it might help to gather some information for you. Voting can be difficult to figure out. Where do I register? Where is my polling place? What do the propositions really mean? You may be wondering why should you bother? There are many reasons but we’ll keep it simple. You should vote because you have the right to vote. Because today more than ever, video games are the red-headed stepchild of the entertainment business. Many states have a very large deficit. Politicians everywhere are looking to tax games to raise the funds they need. The Sierra Club in New Mexico wants to tax video games and televisions to encourage kids to go outside. But none of it can pass if you are informed and take the time to vote. So how

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  • 30Jan

    Would you watch Pr0n on your cell phone? *warning adult content*

    No there won’t be any pictures, but this is an adult topic and only adults should read this. Would you watch Porn on your cellphone? I’m not sure when you could watch something like that on your cellphone and not be around people, but pretty soon you may have a choice. Mobile phone is already big in Europe but still has a while to catch on here in the United States. But that may change. “It will be impossible to stop the adult business exploitation of mobile entertainment,” said Gregory Piccionelli, a lawyer specializing in adult entertainment at law firm Piccionelli & Sarno. A conference is being held in Miami this week to discuss opportunities of putting porn on mobile phones. It may just be a picture which would be a link to a site, or it could be a video. One analyst says it could even go as far

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  • 30Jan

    FriendsWithYou Mimobots

    What’s super-duper cute and holds 1GB, 2GB, or 4GB of your digital data? The new [url=http://www.mimoco.com/mimobots/friendswithyou.php]FriendsWithYou mimobot[/url] USB flash drives!! These adorable, limited edition mimobots are designed by Friends With You artists Sam Borkson and Arturo Sandoval, known for their colorful and odd stuffed toys. I’ve got plenty of flash drives lying around, but I think I might just have to pick these guys up!

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  • 30Jan

    Books for your iPod – Podiobooks

    I love to read, and I especially love that in this digital age, I can get books delivered to me in just about any format. DailyLit is a great site for getting chapters of books delivered to your email to read every day or every week. However, there’s another great site now where you can get books delivered to you in a podcast format chapters at a time for your listening pleasure. Check out PodioBooks. Audiobooks in a podcast format, and free as well! What more could a busy reader want?

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  • 30Jan

    Casual Gaming News 1/30/2008

    Ah the casual gaming industry is back on track and the news keeps coming. So I have some things to report… finally. Read on for the round-up: [b]PopCap Games hires VP of engineering[/b]- PopCap Games has announced the hiring of Martin Gannholm to the newly-created position of vice president of engineering. Gannholm is a 20-year technology industry veteran who spent the past four years as a senior member of Microsoft’s business software division, most recently as architect and group program manager of Microsoft Office Live. That’s like having the best of both worlds seeing as he has worked for both computer companies. The full article can be found [url=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=32528]here[/url] [b]Kuju targets casual market with new US studio[/b]- Kuju has opened its first US studio in San Francisco, with initial plans to target the casual games sector. Already working on its first title, Kuju America will be led by industry veteran

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  • 29Jan

    Not only is gaming for men only, but men that don’t want to grow up

    Another case of someone using the stereotype of gamers in order to make their point. Instead of doing actual research. Kay Hymowitz over at DallasNews.com Opinion page, wrote a piece that basically calls out 26 year old men for not being “grown up”. In her piece she continues to say that a 26 year old male used to have a job and a family, house and kids, but now has sports and fun with friends. Can’t leave out the gaming also. “Single young males, or SYMs, by contrast, often seem to hang out in a playground of drinking, hooking up, playing Halo 3 and, in many cases, underachieving. With them, adulthood looks as though it’s receding. “ Never in the article does she mention that women also play games. Or the fact that the average age for marriage and kids has gone up to 27. Many of us are being

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  • 29Jan

    Looking forward to Patapon next month!

    One of the games I am most looking forward to this year is coming up soon in just one month! It’s Patapon! If you haven’t seen the original trailer yet, [youtube]fUGsS1hTQGo[/youtube] written by Natsuki Here’s another ad showing the Patapon was being heavily marketed toward [youtube]7xewh1eTku8[/youtube] girl gamers in Japan. [b]Patapon[/b] is the upcoming new rhythm game for the [b]PSP[/b], made by Japan Studio (the same team who brought us LocoRoco for the PSP and PS3), French graphic designer ROLITO, and game designer Kotani Hitoyuki. The game is set to release on [b]February 26th[/b] here in the US. For only [b]$20[/b]! For that price, no one should miss this game. Patapon seems to be… … a quirky and unique blend of the rhythm/beat genre and a traditional type of battling game… but done in a not-so-traditional way. I personally love the shadow puppet look of the game, and of course

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  • 29Jan

    Arkham Horror

    We don’t talk nearly enough about all the great games out there that aren’t electronic. So, when I get a chance to play a new game, I’m going to blog about it. Last night’s new game: [b]Arkham Horror[/b] (the Board Game) Arkham Horror is a game built around the mythos created by H.P. Lovecraft. To be honest, the game is a little complicated for a board game, and one game is neither simple nor quick. However, if you like involved games with a roleplaying feel, than this is definitely for you. And you don’t need to know the stories to play. To begin the game you get to pick out characters, each one starts with a special ability. I [i]loved[/i] that there were a bunch of female characters to pick from, and they weren’t all stereotypes; like the Researcher lady? Hot & Smart. Not that either really matter when you’re

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  • 28Jan

    Happy Birthday to LEGO!

    LEGO turned 50 today! I can’t believe that Legos are 50 years old. I remember my parents buying my brother and I a bucket of Legos and we’d be building for hours. Great strategy for the parents, and it encouraged my brother and I to be creative. But I never knew the history of LEGO’s, so here’s a brief overview.. Ole Kirk Christansen started a factory for wooden toys in 1932. In 1949 he developed the LEGO brick prototype. Today’s LEGO bricks still fit bricks from 1958. But now LEGO is not just simple blocks anymore. There are 2,400 different LEGO brick shapes. You can now get Indiana Jones legos, create your own Gotham with Batman LEGOs. For the young kids, there is Duplo,and Clikits are made for young girls. You can find a LEGO store at Downtown Disney. Soon you’ll be able to play in the LEGO world with

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