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  • 31May

    ESRB rates FFVII for the PS3 and PSP

    The ESRB has rated Final Fantasy VII for both the Playstation 3 and PSP. This probably means that there is a good chance we’ll be seeing the game as a download sometime soon. Perhaps we’ll hear the announcement at Sony’s Press Conference Tuesday. Currently, FFVII is a downloadable title on PSN in Japan. Follow

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  • 31May

    Convention Etiquette 101

    7 important things to remember at any convention, may it be your first or your last. 1. Ask first, touch second. Do not glomp, hug, poke, or in any other way touch a cosplayer outside of accidental (bumping into them in a crowded artist’s alley, for example) without their permission. Some people spend a lot of money and a lot of hours making their costumes, and one ill-placed glomp can ruin all of that work. You then will have a forced hug and an angry person. This can get you in a lot of trouble if said person is in a foul mood. 2. Ask before taking photos. Do not take candid photos of people. A lot of cosplayers will gladly pose for you if you want a picture of them. That’s a big point of being in costume, knowing that people will want to take pictures. It’s just courteous

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  • 31May

    4mm providing the answer for those that Rap instead of sings.

    A number of us at GA love to sing our little hearts out with Singstar, or Rock band. Unforuntantly, for a number of us who can’t hold a note like Beyonce, but can rap Sir mix-alot’s “Baby Got back”, there is now a game for you. The new developer 4mm, a new studio which was recently created by the founders of RockStar, is working on a music game where players are tasked with rapping along to music track. what is an added bonus in the creation of this game, is the fact that Def Jam Interactive is collaberating with 4mm’s New York division. Those that are attending E3 will actually get a chance to  experience Def Jam Rapstar. “What you’ll see when you come to E3 is really a number of things that we think are new and innovative and will make the experience of rapping a song fun,” Coyne

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  • 31May

    Live-Action Bubblegum Crisis Movie Announced

    Fans of the anime series “Bubblegum Crisis” might be a little happier or maybe apprehensive this week! News spilling from Cannes Film Festival revealed that there is going to be a live-action Bubblegum Crisis movie, with the initial filming being carried out in Australia while the post-production is going to be taken care of in Canada. In co-operation between producers from 6 countries, the movie will see some international treaties are put to good use and even a film release in China! The director and the cast has yet to be decided on, but they are looking for 2 male leads and 4 females (2 Asian, and 2 Caucasian). The English-language based film is also reportedly going to cost $30 Million to produce. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter] Follow

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  • 31May

    Bango – Online Game of the Week

    For a chenge of pace, let’s try an action game! When the little guy walks on a block, it lights up… when he stops touching it, it falls away… Just get rid of all the blocks and don’t fall in! arrows move, space jumps (pretty high), and enter resets! Have fun! Follow

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  • 31May

    Atari is Cancelling Projects

    What is happening over at Atari? It is appears that a number of its game projects are being cancelled in order to “improve the cash position”. What Atari is planning on doing is restructuring the business and focus on what it considered “more cost-effective” mass-market and online games. What the company has done is canceled games there were seen as not making a return on the investment, also know as, games that were not going to turn a profit on what the company had already invested in it.  This all comes on the heels of an announcement that Atari’s parent company Infogames has had a lost of €226.1 million for FY 2008-2009 which is up from a €51.1 million loss the year prior. By the looks of it, it is going to take some major work to turn this lose into a win. Follow

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  • 31May

    Ghostbusters is hiring

    Ghostbusters is celebrating the 25th anniversary with the release of the new Ghostbusters Blu-Ray on June 16th, 2009. Sony Pictures is looking for a new Ghostbuster employee as well. “After 25 long years of chasing ghosts Ray, Egon, Winston and Peter need a little help. So if you think you can handle big marshmallow men, a positron collider and thousands of adoring fans, submit your video application at Ghostbusters Is Hiring. If the Ghostbusters decide to hire you, your first assignment will be a trip to Comic Con 2009!” Submit your video by July 31, 2009 to try and win a trip for two to Comic Con 2010. Follow

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  • 30May

    Qore leaks PSP Go details

    Someone on the Qore team is having a bad day today because GamingConsoleNetwork found images and details of PSP Go when Qore went live early. A user on Youtube even captured the interview on camera for everyone to get the details. Gran Turismo, Little Big Planet, Jak and Daxter and a Metal Gear are all mentioned or confirmed during the video. PSP GO will not be replacing the PSP-3000 at retail stores. PSP Go has 16 GB of flash memory and supports bluetooth. Have to love pre-E3 leaks! We’ll get more information at E3! [youtube]pQ-EtvIhFRU[/youtube] Follow

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  • 30May

    1 vs 100 beta goes live June 1

    The 1 vs 100 beta will go live for the US on June 1. The game is already in beta for Canada and will remain in beta for them as well. The first “1 vs 100 Live” show of the U.S. and Canadian Beta will air at 7:30 PM PDT on June 1. “1 vs 100” on Xbox LIVE puts YOU center stage and features regularly scheduled shows, our live studio host, Chris Cashman who provides comedic commentary, real prizes(1), and always-fresh content written by a team of trivia experts. “ Of course it goes live during E3. We’ll be busy, but try it out and let us know in the forums what you think of 1 vs 100! Follow

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  • 30May

    To Twitter or Not To Twitter: Personal Etiquette on Twitter.

    In the last little while the phoneme that is twitter has exploded. Almost anyone who’s anyone has twitter. Those in the entrainment industry, gaming companies, developers, bloggers, even our own Gaming Angels.com and Staff have twitter feeds. It seems everyone has it, or at least everyone is talking about it. How does this affect etiquette you may ask? Well just like there is social etiquette there is also, social networking etiquette. What is that? Well, let me go back to the basics. Etiquette has be defined by dictionary.com (:P) as: 1. conventional requirements as to social behavior; proprieties of conduct as established in any class or community or for any occasion. 2. a prescribed or accepted code of usage in matters of ceremony, as at a court or in official or other formal observances. 3. the code of ethical behavior regarding professional practice or action among the members of a

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