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  • 08Aug

    Bioshock 2 wine bottles appear in Australia

    A Bioshock 2 promotion put wine bottles in ten different locations. Acadia wine bottles were found on Bondi Beach in Australia, and inside each were three promotional posters for Rapture, and ads for two plasmids: Electrobolt and Decoy. Kotaku readers found more in Brighton Beach, The Hague in the Netherlands, Vancouver, Jones Beach in New York, and Santa Monica sent in pictures of what they found as well. Of course it doesn’t take too long for something this cool to turn up on Ebay. We’ve fallen on hard times and even fans can’t resist the allure to make a buck or two. Prices range from $115 to $52. We’ll have to see how high the prices end up.

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  • 08Aug

    QuakeCon 09 schedule released

    QuakeCon starts August 13 and they have released all the schedule details. You know…frag…frag..and then frag some more, oh yeah and partying at the end of the day. John Carmack is doing the keynote right after the id Software conference. The event is free and will be taking place place from August 13-16 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. Also I believe some of the GameBeauties will be there as well. So make sure to say hi! Here’s the full schedule: THURSDAY, AUGUST 13: 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Exhibit Hall Event Stage Ventrilo Ultimate Power-up Contest, Shelby GT500 Unveiling Come see the unveiling of the 2010 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 Coupe to be given away in the Ventrilo Ultimate Power Up Sweepstakes. Two names will be drawn to receive the first two of only 100 prized tickets. 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Exhibit Hall Event Stage

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  • 08Aug

    Fossil Fighters launch event

    Nintendo always puts on fun launch events and this one was no exception. Fossil Fighters is a brand new DS game aimed at the younger market. Fossil Fighters is an original IP made in Japan. Due to it’s popularity in the Japanese market Nintendo decided to bring it out here. The vivosaurs are loosely based on dinosaurs but within the groups there are variations. Characters dig up the vivosaurs fossils. The player then has to clean off the fossil to “revive” the vivosaurs. Then the vivosaurs are ready to be taken into battle. The battle system will be familiar to those who play Pokemon but the stat system is alot more in-depth. Also the battle ground allows you to swap positions in battle and there are two neutral positions where fighters can place their vivosaurs if they are taking damage. To promote Fossil Fighters in Japan they made a comic

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  • 08Aug

    VIZ releases “ŌOKU” manga today!

    VIZ Media have announced the release of Fumi Yoshinaga’s “ŌOKU: THE INNER CHAMBERS” will be today, August 8th 2009! The story of this historical manga takes place in an alternate version of Edo-era Japan (1603 to 1868), where a disease called Redface Pox is taking it’s toll on the males – and 80 years after the first outbreak the male population is a quarter of the total female population. Women dominate careers once only held by men, with some even being a Shogun. Men are carefully protected, with the most beautiful being sent to serve in the Shogun’s Inner Chambers. Gonzalo Ferreyra, Vice President Sales & Marketing at VIZ Media explains: “ŌOKU: THE INNER CHAMBERS is an acclaimed story that blends science fiction themes with strong female characters and will captivate readers with a mix of historical drama and royal intrigue,” says Gonzalo. “Incorporating the richly detailed history of Edo

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  • 08Aug

    TiVo will add Web Videos Option

    I have never owned a TiVo myself, but I believe that the concept behind the technology was and still is brilliant.  Also, its been around for so long and people are still buying and using them. Well for you TiVo owners, and those interested in getting one, TiVo will be adding a Web Video Option. What does this exactly mean? Well according to Cnet, subscribers will be able to watch free video podcasts from several providers, including CBS, Fox, Oprah, and more. (CNET News is published by CBS Interactive, a unit of CBS.) They can watch a single episode or subscribe to all the podcast’s shows by opting for a season pass….TiVo also announced that it will allow users to input video podcast RSS feeds to watch those shows that they can’t find on their TiVo Web Video listing. So your favorite video podcast you will be able to add

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  • 08Aug

    Review: Negima!? (Series 2, Collection 1)

    Contains 13 episodes Release Date: 15/04/2009 Languages: English, Japanese Genre: Anime, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance Subtitles: English subtitles Number of Discs: 2 Runtime: 325.0 mins Negi & Asuna are back, but the story seems to be starting over again although with a different chain of events. Fans of Negima’s previous series should remember how things went – it took Negi (the pint-sized professor) a whole year to find himself a partner in Magic, for which he chose Asuna (one of his students). At least, that’s how I remember it. Having just graduated from the Academy of Magic, Negi is meant to be in training as an instructor which he is undertaking at Mahora Academy in Japan. Unfortunately, the girls in his care aren’t the only ones to give him some cheek. 2 creatures from the Academy of Magic (who claim to be a cat named Shichimi and a frog named Matsu)

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