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  • 09Sep

    Win “The Book of 9″ from GamingAngels.com

    So, today, the 09/09/09 craziness wasn’t just about Beatlemania.  Today, 9 also premiered in theaters everywhere.  Now, we were busy with The Beatles, but we don’t want you 9 fans to be left out.  So, we’re giving away a very special book, it’s the art book companion to the movie, “The Book of 9″. To win, comment below and let us know when you’re going to see the movie.  We’ll choose a winner this Friday evening. Follow

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  • 09Sep

    Some of the best books on the Beatles

    I grew up listening to music from the ’50s and ’60s, and the majority of what I listened to was from The Beatles. I can thank my Dad for that! He’s been a huge Beatles fan since they first came out and is still a big fan to this day.  So I went to him to get some book recommendations and compare that to some lists online, and I think I’ve come up with a good lineup for anyone interested in reading more about The Beatles. The most popular book for people to read is The Beatles Anthology. Written based on oral conversations and stories from Paul, George, and Ringo for the TV documentary The Beatles Anthology as well as excerpts from interviews with John. Their stories are offset with comments from some of their closer associates, and with everything combined makes for one great read. I’ve been able to

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  • 09Sep

    Hey Jude…

    “don’t make it bad. Take a sad song and make it better. Remember to let her into your heart, Then you can start to make it better.” Any Beatles fan knows this song. This song has been an anthem for many people going through rough times or people that just enjoy a good slow song once in a while. Across the Universe helped its popularity. Bands have done covers of it. Including my high school’s marching band. This song has a lot of meaning for me because I played it my Sophomore year in high school (just 4 years ago, okay?) as the senior band students’ song, when we do our good-byes and recognize everything they’ve done. The year we played that song was my first year as a trombonist. I practiced hard to make sure every line was perfect; I wasn’t playing for myself, I was playing for my

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  • 09Sep

    ECA: Face of a Gamer contest

    The Entertainment Consumers Association has launched the ECA: Face of a Gamer contest. They are asking gamers to a video on the positives of video games and gamers. A step up from their previous contest where it was just pictures of gamers. “This can range from anything like how it’s brought your friends and family together to how they’ve made you healthier, the good you do in your community, or the many other positive stories we hear every day.” The winner of the contest will receive two tickets to PAX East which is going to be held in March 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. You can send in your video submission starting today through Friday, September 11. Learn more about the contest and submit your video at action.theeca.com. Don’t forget to mention in your video how much you love GamingAngels.com! If you do and we can see the video, you could

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  • 09Sep

    Dreamcast celebrates 10 years!

    Happy Birthday to one of my favorite consoles ever, the Sega Dreamcast. Today the Dreamcast is 10 years old. My favorite moments was playing Phantasy Star Online and starting my first guild. I also loved playing Crazy Taxi with friends. Peter Moore blogged today about his thoughts on the console. “It certainly doesn’t feel like a decade has gone by since this innovative console ushered in the era of online gaming, albeit through a 56K modem, and thus changed the face of interactive entertainment forever,” Moore enthused. “I don’t think it is an overstatement to say that the Dreamcast and it’s online network laid the ground for what we all take for granted today – online game play, linking innumerable gamers from around the world to play, compete and collaborate, as well as enabling new content to be delivered in addition to that which was delivered on the disc.” “Over

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  • 09Sep

    Majesty 2 : The Fantasy Kingdom trailer

    Today we received a press release that Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim has a new gameplay trailer. In the trailer you get to see more of the gameplay, how to explore the map, defend caravans, and expand your towns. Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim is scheduled for release on September 18, 2009 for PC. Follow

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  • 09Sep

    Cooking Mama 3 dated

    The little girl that tries to impress mama with her cooking is coming back to the DS with Cooking Mama 3. This time Mama is trying to fill Christmas stockings with food. Cooking Mama 3 is set to release on November 13. The title has over 80 recipes, 200 mini-games, and four player multiplayer. There are also three new modes: Let’s Match!, Let’s Shop!, and Cooking Contest. The release date is for Europe in this press release. No word if it’s getting a US release. Follow

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  • 09Sep

    How well do you know your Fab 4?

    With all the excitement surrounding The Beatles: Rock Band, I went searching for some casual games or online games or flash games that featured The Beatles or at least music from The Beatles. Surprisingly, my search left me wanting. It seems that the painfully slow entrance of The Beatles into digital media continues to leave us with not much beyond hope that someday they will reach the computer screen as well. What I did find, though, will keep us amused in the mean time. Firstly, before you start rocking out to Beatles tunes in your living room, test your trivial knowledge of the Fab 4 here! Twenty questions, but be careful, they aren’t all multiple choice! Get the Beatles Trivia Quiz widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! Secondly, this is a fun and challenging driving game in which you must drive the Magical Mystery Tour Bus, Yellow

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  • 09Sep

    Japanese Bands Cover The Beatles

    Beatlemania was no stranger to Japan. The Beatles one and only tour to Japan occurred in 1966, where they performed 5 concerts at the Budokan Arena in Tokyo. They arrived on Japan Airlines wearing Happi coats (pictured), and were guided through the airport by a large amount of security officers. The arena itself was only used for martial arts matches until then, with the Beatles being the first to perform music there. The concerts all sold out attracting 25, 000 fans, and now the arena is considered sacred ground for rock music in Japan. The Beatle “hurricane” (as they just missed a hurricane the day before their arrival) swept across Japan, inspiring would be musical artists to pick up their guitar picks and practice their music. They were – and still are – so highly idolized by their Japanese fans that many a tribute or cover band has been made.

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  • 09Sep

    Review – The Beatles: Rock Band

    Title: The Beatles: Rock Band Publisher: MTV Games Developer: Harmonix Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii Release Date: September 9, 2009 BUY!! The Beatles is one of the few bands that have never been included in digital media. Many of us couldn’t believe the announcement when Harmonix stated that they will be creating a musical game with Apple Corp. The Beatles: Rock Band was born and many of us played it and every press event we could. Microsoft Game events, E3, PAX we waited in line and played when we could. It was just recently when Harmonix sent us a copy of the game, that I got to see what The Beatles: Rock Band experience really would be like. The opening cinematic gives you a good idea of what the art style will be in the game. The art style used is brilliant. Harmonix wanted to create a hyper-real rendition

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