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  • 15Jul

    Review – Clueless, the Game

    Platform: PC ESRB: E Number of Players: 1 Publisher: Legacy Interactive Release Date: Feb 23, 2009 Official Website Clueless Basic Idea as I See it: Cluless the game, like Clueless the movie, is all about achieving high fashion in different styles for different activities, trying to be beautiful and grab the attention of boys… in high school. The player’s job in this game is to help the girls put together outfits that fit specific styles that range from 90’s hip hop to red carpet ready to Rodeo Drive rodeo. There are guidelines to the types of clothes that fit into each style, and the trick is to pick the right ones while also paying attention to what their respective boyfriends like. Graphics: This game is bright and sparkly and girly. Just like Cher… the main character from the movie. Most of the characters are represented with their likeness, and with

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  • 15Jul

    Only 30% of users return to Playstation Home

    At the Develop Conference, Sony’s Peter Edwards revealed that the return rate for Playstation Home is somewhere around 25-30%. This means that 70% of all users try the service but never return. The speech also revealed that while Playstation Home is supposed to be a casual, welcoming virtual area, 80% of it’s users are “young males”. Sony is making money from Playstation Home with over six million items of virtual furniture and clothing having been downloaded. [source via casualgaming.biz]

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  • 15Jul

    Indie Game Challenge gives aspiring game developers their chance

    The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University and the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences have announced the launch of the Indie Game Challenge. The challenge will be offering winners almost $300,000 in prizes and scholarships. Professional and non-professional teams are asked to submit a game beta and game pitch videos between July 14 and October 1, 2009. Up to 12 finalists will be chosen and announced in January and then up to five members of each finalist team will be flown to D.I.C.E. Summit. “Our entire industry is dependent on the cultivation of new, cutting edge game developers who continue to stretch the boundaries and imaginations of gamers,” said Mike Hogan, senior vice president of marketing, GameStop Corp. “By joining forces with The Guildhall at SMU and AIAS we hope to stimulate a new generation of game developers and reward them with cash awards and scholarships. Perhaps the most important

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  • 15Jul

    Game Designer for a Day Contest

    Telltale is giving fans the power to put their words into the mouths of pirates in an upcoming episode. The Tales of Monkey Island dialogue contest starts today. I know some of you want to write for video games, so to enter, send Telltale a one-liner that explains how Guybrush Threepwood, Mighty Pirate, wronged you in some way. The funniest and most imaginative entries will be submitted for consideration and recorded by Tales of Monkey Island voice talent to be included in an upcoming episode. Contest winners will also appear in the game credits and could win other prizes. The contest runs from today through August 10, 2009. Find all the details on the contest here.

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  • 15Jul

    Review – Tales from Monkey Island: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal

    Why yes, that is a really long title for a game.  But, you wouldn’t expect anything different from a Monkey Island game would you? No, I didn’t think so. Launch of the Screaming Narwhal is the first of five new episodic adventures in the Monkey Island series released by TellTale Games. With the first one, Launch of the Screaming Narwhal we once again meet up with Guybrush Threepwood and figure out exactly what sort of trouble he’s gotten himself into this time.  There’s some familiar faces, Elaine Marley, Guybrush’s wife of some years now, Voodoo Lady, and of course, LeChuck, voodoo undead evil pirate.  One of the nice things about this installment is that many of the same names that’ve been attatched to Monkey Island games over the years at Lucas Arts are the same ones now involved at TellTale.  So the music, the voices, and the story all have

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  • 15Jul

    London Film and Comic Con 2009

      The annual London Film and Comic Con is happening this weekend, and with a stellar line up of guests and events, it looks set to be pretty impressive, as you can see from the link below: http://www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com/ The cast list is extensive, featuring stars and celebrities from a range of media genres from Scott Bakula – Of Quantum Leap and Star Trek Enterprise fame and Michael Shanks – Stargate – to comic writers and artists like Arthur Suydam and Phil Jiminez amongst the many. In this environment, fans will get to see all of their favourite stars, meet and greet as well as attend free talks which will be made available. And for us Brits out there, we’ll be graced with the presence of the legendary Tom Baker and Paul McGann, both of Dr Who status. The con will also be holding its own Anime Alley, with the Anime

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