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  • 14Jul

    We are Wizards celebrates Harry Potter fans

    We are Wizards is a documentary not about Harry Potter, but about the fans of Harry Potter. In many ways it’s a celebration and a look as to what the Harry Potter phenomenon has created. The film looks at the book, music, animation, and careers all of which have come from people being a fan of the world J.K. Rowling created. The film starts with a look at the music scene it has created, Wizard Rock. There are over 600 bands in the genre but the bands featured are Harry and the Potters and Draco and the Malfoys. In the film the members go over how the band was created and the impact it has had on their lives. A band is featured with two little boys that scream and yell about being a dragon. We’re also introduced to Melissa Anelli, an author who is also the founder of the

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  • 14Jul

    Ichi and Mushi-shi will screen at Asian Film Festival of Dallas

    The 8th Annual Asian Film Festival of Dallas kicks off July 17 and runs through July 23. You can find out all the information of the various events at http://2009.affd.org One of the things you can do is see the live action screening of films Ichi and Mushi-shi. Ichi will be on Friday, July 17, 2009 at 9:30pm. Here is a little about the story: ICHI – She cuts through darkness in search of light. Ichi honors the classic tale of the blind samurai while casting the legend in breathtaking new light. In a role traditionally played by men, award-winning actress Haruka Ayase is both tender and brutal. Beautiful Ichi wanders blindly from village to village, searching for the sightless swordsman who long ago taught her to kill. Her technique is exquisite and explosive, her defenses as impenetrable as the darkness in which she moves. Many along her solitary path

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  • 14Jul

    Club Nintendo announces Elite and Platinum rewards

    Club Nintendo has announced their Elite Status rewards. I received the email because I reached Platinum status before June 30, 2009. Those that have reached Gold or Platinum status have until August 11,2009 to redeem their award. Here is what I have to pick from as Platinum: Doc Louis’s Punch-Out! This is a unique one-on-one bought with your mentor and coach, Doc Louis. It’s deisgned for the Wii and only exclusively to Platinum members as a free download. You don’t need the retail version of the game to download the reward. Or Platinum members can pick a Mario Hat. It’s an official red hat that can be a collector’s item or to be worn out at cons. It’s made of polyester and cotton. Gold members can get a Club Nintendo Original Calendar for 2010. What would you pick if you were a Platinum member? Follow

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  • 14Jul

    God of War Novels Announced

    Del Rey announced today that Del Rey Books will publish two novels based on the God of War video game series. The first novel will be titled, GOD OF WAR written by Matthew Stover and will release in March 2010. Matthew Stover has written in the sci-fi, geek world before. He’s written Star Wars New Jedi Order: Traitor, Star Wars: Shatterpoint, and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, as well as The Blade of Tyshalle, Heroes Die, Iron Dawn, and Jericho Moon. Here is the summary: In the novel GOD OF WAR, Kratos, the game’s protagonist, is a great warrior who seeks revenge on the God of War Ares for the deaths of his wife and child. On his journey to Olympus, Kratos must battle great monsters of legend–and fight his own inner demons. Kratos’ quest will take him through a world of Greek mythology transformed, in which the familiar

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  • 14Jul

    Astro Boy game to use talent from CG-animated film

    D3 Publisher announced today that Astro Boy: The Video Game which is based on the upcoming CG-animated movie, will feature voice talents from the movie. Freddie Highmore and Kristen Bell will be lending their voices for Astro Boy (Highmore) and Cora (Bell). “We’re pleased to work with both Freddie Highmore and Kristen Bell on ASTRO BOY: THE VIDEO GAME,” said Alison Quirion, vice president of marketing, D3Publisher. “Their participation adds an even greater level of authenticity to the video game and further immerses players in the Astro Boy universe.” AstroBoy : The Video Game will be available for the Wii, Nintendo DS, Playstation 2, PSP on October 20, 2009. The movie will be out on October 23, 2009. Follow

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  • 14Jul

    Bethesda releases information on Mothership Zeta dlc

    Bethesda has sent the screenshots below and some information about the next downloadable content for Fallout 3 DLC. Mothership Zeta is an alien ship orbiting Earth miles above the Capital Wasteland. Players will meet new characters and try to help them escape the Aliens. There are new weapons for gamers to play with such as the : Alien Atomizer, Alien Disintegrator, and Drone Cannon. There are also new outfits that players can pick up including Samurai Armor. In the DLC, gamers will explore the Mothership and learn the alien’s secret plan. Mothership Zeta is scheduled for release on August 3 on Xbox Live and Games for Windows Live for 800 Microsoft Points. Here are some screens from Mothership Zeta: Follow

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  • 14Jul

    Should Twitter be used by journalists as a source?

    More and more companies are starting to use Twitter to release information. Game companies use it to announce everything from new websites to new game releases. Journalists then pounce and use the 140 character tweet as a source in an article. We’ve been guilty of it too. But does that make it right? Should we be putting so much weight to something on twitter? Recently David Jaffe said something about an upcoming announcement in a recent tweet (only part of it).. “..but please buy our new game, to be announced soon! :)” That day gaming blogs ran with that and posted that Jaffe was going to be announcing a new game. We didn’t run it because there was no other information. No date, no title, no to be announced at blank con. *warning explicit text- it’s Jaffe what do you expect?* Even Jaffe thought it was insane that his tweet

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  • 14Jul

    Over 57,000 sign StarCraft II LAN Petition

    Recently Blizzard went public saying that StarCraft II would not have LAN support. Shortly after a petition was created and upset gamers everywhere started to sign. The number of signatures is now around 57,713. That’s how many people are upset by the dropping of LAN support. Blizzard has not released a statement about the petition or if they will consider LAN support. Follow

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