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  • 11Aug

    Barnes and Noble cheats Marvel Fans at Anniversary celebration

    Today I enthusiastically wrote about the Marvel Anniversary Parties. I researched and wrote three pages of questions for the Q&A held at a Barnes & Noble by me. Well not so close, because of LA traffic, but what should be close in terms of millage. When I showed up at Barnes & Noble no one working there had any idea what was going on. A live of five people were on one side of the room and two of us were on another. Finally someone comes over and says we need a wristband to be in line. Where do we get said wristband? From the cashier on the floor we were on. Wrong. No one was at that counter and we’re told that we have to go down to the first floor to get wristbands. I get online with the customers actually buying books getting a little aggravated. It doesn’t

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  • 11Aug

    “IL-2 Sturmovik: BoP” multiplayer trailer out

    A new trailer has been released for “IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey” thanks to 505 Games and 1C Company. The games official site (http://www.il2game.com/) hosts a new trailer, and shows you what the game looks like in multiplayer mode. It also has an exclusive community update from Pavel Kulikov (Game Designer of the multiplayer modes and maps at Gaijin Entertainment) who shares some behind-the-scenes info of making “IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey”, and tips on how to master multiplayer. Here are some details on the modes you will find in the game: Dog Fight Dog fight is a traditional ‘free-for-all’ mode. After selecting initial game settings (number of players, difficulty level, planes available, game play map, time limit, point limits etc) players engage in aerial dogfights earning points for every downed enemy aircraft. The winner is the first pilot to reach the point limit first or the pilot with the

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  • 11Aug

    Review – Monstrous

    Some of the stories that used to really scare me as a kid always had something to do with creepy crawlies or some kind of monster, so the chance to read a new collection of monster stories was an exciting prospect. And I must say that Permuted Press’ new book Monstrous did not disappoint! Featuring 20 original short stories involving giant bugs, sea monsters, and even a 500ft tall man, these tales made me laugh, cringe and have to put the book down to make sure giant spiders weren’t trying to break into my apartment. The writing style varies with each author and this in turn keeps the book refreshing and making you want to come back for more. The characters in most of the stories are well developed, and it does make you care to a degree about their welfare in the fight against the unknown, or in one

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  • 11Aug

    First Look: Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising

    Recently we were invited to get a hands on with Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising by Codemasters. Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is the newest iteration in the popular pc series. Now heading to Xbox 360, PC, and Playstation 3, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising has new features that will appeal to new and old fans. The game itself is tactical squad based. Gamers can go through the entire campaign as single player controlling three other players and giving commands or team up with three other friends. The maps they showed us were huge. Codemasters has set the goal for Operation Flashpoint to be the “largest sandbox shooter” out there. The game takes place in 2011 on an island off of Russia that is rich with oil. China had previously attacked Russia and has taken control of the island so Russia turns to the United States for help. There are over 60 weapons

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  • 11Aug

    Win a trip to play in the Monopoly World Championships

    Pogo.com is starting the first worldwide online qualifier for the Monopoly World Championships. One lucky Pogo player will earn a seat to compete against the elite of the elite in the Monopoly World Championships 2009 in Las Vegas in October. Starting today and running through August 19, gamers can register for free at Pogo.com and play as many games as possible of Monopoly Here & Now: The World Edition. Each time you play, you’ll get one entry into the drawing for the online semi-finals. Thirty-two winners worldwide will be picked at random and asked to participate in the semis where it gets serious. The ultimate winner gets a seat in Vegas. Check out all the rules here.

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  • 11Aug

    THQ*ICE announces Open Beta for Dragonica Online

    Starting August 18th at 2pm THQ*ICE registered users will be able to participate in the Open beta test for Dragonica Online. The following are events and giveaways during the open beta: Odellia Starter Pack: Players who create a character during the first week of the Open Beta Test will receive a special starter pack for their journey through Dragonica. · Dragonica Online Loot Hunt: Play Dragonica Online and hunt monsters to receive “Loot Drops” for a chance to win awesome in-game and real world giveaways featuring exclusive Dragonica-themed items and premium prizes. · Ongoing In-Game Events & Contests: Join the Dragonica Online community and celebrate the launch of the Open Beta Test with even more events and special contests! Players that sign up will get a free THQ*ICE passport to play Dragonica Online and use the passport to get ICE cash. ICE Cash will be available during the Open Beta

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  • 11Aug

    Hello Kitty celebrates with Mimobot

    Hello Kitty is turning 35 and Sanrio has announced that they are partnering with Mimoco to create Sanrio Characters into Mimobot designer flash drives. The drives will debut in early September with multiple Hello Kitty x Mimobot designs. “Our new partnership with Mimoco brings forth an exciting collection that infuses SANRIO characters with the fun, pop-art world of MIMOBOT” said Janet Hsu, President of Sanrio Global Consumer Products. “The launch collection celebrating Hello Kitty’s 35th Anniversary is sure to be a hit among our fans and MIMOBOT collectors.” This is an amazing partnership because many of us already love with Mimoco already has to offer. The Sanrio crossover will include Hello Kitty friends, Badtz-Maru, My Melody, Kuromi, Keroppi, Chococat, and TuxedoSam. The Mimobots will range from 2GB to 16GB. The flash drives will also come pre-loaded with Sanrio themed wallpapers, screensavers, icons and avatars. “We’re honored to be amongst those

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  • 11Aug

    Pre-Order Guitar Hero 5 and get Guitar Hero: Van Halen for free

    Activision has announced that gamers that pre-order Guitar Hero 5 from now until September 1 will get Guitar Hero : Van Halen for free! Free is something that all gamers love and could make the difference in your decision. “Rock out to over 130 on-disc tracks in two games on September 1 by pre-ordering Guitar Hero 5 now at your local retailer or at http://gh5.guitarhero.com/preorder.php and picking up your copy in September, or by buying specially marked copies of the game at any retailer anytime during the month of September, and take advantage of this limited time offer.”

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  • 11Aug

    More women play the Wii than PS3 and 360 combined

    Nielson Games has released a ton of new data reporting on game usage in the US. What the chart above shows is that the Wii has the fewest number of active users compared to other consoles. For June, more people played games this year than June last year. Xbox 360 was played the most followed by the PS3, original Xbox, PS2, GameCube, and then Wii. The data they have shows that the Wii has double the number of female players on the Xbox 360 and more than Xbox 360 and PS3 combined. Industry Gamers have the console usage in minutes by Gender chart. Well Microsoft and Sony, we’re ready to host more gaming nights to bring up your numbers..just saying. ^_^

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  • 11Aug

    Capcom announces Platinum Hits Triple Pack

    Capcom announced the Platinum Hits Triple Pack for the Xbox 360 which packages three games for $39.99. The Platinum Hits Triple Pack includes Dead Rising, Lost Planet: Extreme Condition – Colonies Edition, and Devil May Cry 4 in one box. The retail collection is already out in retail stores in America.

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