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  • 11Sep

    New Screenshots from Funcom’s The Secret World and News from PAX

    The Secret World’ is Funcom’s third MMO and features a unique modern-day setting. Players will be able to discover real world locations such as New York, London and Seoul as they battlethe forces of evil together with thousands of players from around the world. ‘The Secret World’ uses no classes or levels, thus giving theplayer complete freedom of choice when creating and developing his or her alter-ego. I got a chance to sit down with some of the nice guys from Funcom, and designers for The Secret World while I was at PAX this past weekend.  They showed shared some exciting new information, videos and screenshots about The Secret World, and I can now share what I know with you. First up, as Trina posted while I was gone, they’ve announced the three factions for The Secret World: Dragons, Templars and the Illuminati.  We now also know that the Dragons will be headquartered

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  • 11Sep

    Nylon Pink Does Music, Jewelry and More

    Based out of Hollywood, CA, Nylon Pink formed in 2008, an electro pop-rock band,  and released their first music video this August for their single LIPSTICK. The band isn’t just into music. They’ve taken their love even further, hosting their own program on Stickam and most recently announcing a jewelry line – Hello Drama (sharing the same name as their latest single). This new venture has already turned The Donnas and Kat Von D into fans, with pieces being made available at select boutiques and on the official Hello Drama site. The band consists of Kaila (a MySpace phenom and artist), DJ Shy (of the world famous 102.7 KIIS FM in Los Angeles), Kit.E.Katt (designer/stylist and wicked bass player), TJ Mcdonnell (son of Slim Jim Phantom) and Theresa Houston. Check out the video for LIPSTICK and keep your eyes open from more from this great new band!

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  • 11Sep

    SMT: Persona PSN Update

    People hoping to purchase the remake of the original Persona game via the PSN (Playstation Network) are going to have a wait a few extra days. The PSN download will be made available on Oct 1st now, and not on Sept 22nd alongside the retail UMD release, as per a press release from Atlus this afternoon. You can still purchase the retail copy on Sept 22nd, which comes with a 2 disc bonus soundtrack and collector’s case for no extra cost.

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  • 11Sep

    New Brink Screenshots Released

    4 new screenshots of Bethesda‘s new game Brink have been released today.  You can see past screenshots and more about the game at http://www.brinkthegame.com, but I’m sharing the new screenshots right here.  Our very own RachelZoe got the chance to see Brink at PAX and will be sharing her thoughts about the game soon.

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  • 11Sep

    Tim Kring Live on Gaia Online 9/21

    For those of you that don’t know who Tim Kring is, he is the executive producer and creator of NBC’s hit show, Heroes. A live webcast is being held at 7 p.m. on September 21st, an hour before the 4th season premiers. Gaia Online is inviting Tim into their virtual world to chat with the users as part of the Celebrity Interview series. He’ll be answering the questions posed to him by the users. Leading up to the event, members can post their questions on the forums and score a free avatar item, the O eclipse. During the event, a few lucky members will win signed Heroes merchandise. So all you Heroes fans out there, come check it out! To get in on the fun, check out http://www.gaiaonline.com/timkring

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  • 11Sep

    Activision says Courtney signed while Grohl supports Love

    Activision has responded to Courtney Love’s remarks with the claim that they received proper permission to use Kurt Cobain’s likeness in Guitar Hero 5. Activision said: “Guitar Hero secured the necessary licensing rights from the Cobain estate in a written agreement signed by Courtney Love to use Kurt Cobain’s likeness as a fully playable character in Guitar Hero 5.” Meanwhile, former Nirvana members, Novoselic and Grohl both support Courtney and have expressed their disapproval of Cobain’s in-game appearance. According to Kotaku Novoselic and Grohl have released a joint statement calling for Activision to prevent the Cobain avatar from playing songs from other artists. “We want people to know that we are dismayed and very disappointed in the way a facsimile of Kurt is used in the Guitar Hero game,” they said. “The name and likeness of Kurt Cobain are the sole property of his estate – we have no control

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  • 11Sep

    Tropico 3 Demo Available Today

    If you’ve been anxiously awaiting the newest addition to the Tropico franchise, then I have good news for you.  Kalypso Media announced today that the demo is now available for download.  The demo has been made available on Fileplanet for your downloading pleasure. The demo includes the tutorial mission and the first two game missions.  Below, are some details about the two missions: MISSION 1: Bananas The abdication of the old Presidente of St. Helena provided the perfect opportunity for your rise to power. Now as the head of state it is your job to lead this small island nation to a new age of prosperity. St. Helena is a modest island with rich and fertile lands, which have attracted the attention of the American food conglomerate Fruitas LTD. You should make use of the gringos to secure the financial future of the island as well as your own Swiss

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  • 11Sep

    Make history with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum

    Today we remember a tough and sad day in the history of our country. The attacks on September 11, 2001 were a horrible event and a lot of amazing people were lost that day. Yesterday, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum put out the call internationally to “Make History” and contribute their media to the museum. You can submit your photos, videos or personal stories to their new site 911history.org where it will be added to all of the other archived material so that the site will eventually become a web based, interactive mapped timeline of the events of the day. I think this is an interesting concept because we have all seen various clips of what the news cameras caught as well as some videos from people on the street that day as well as afterwards. This could turn into quite an interesting archive of the events of

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  • 11Sep

    iDeal or no iDeal?

    iPlay has launched the newest Deal or no Deal title for iPhone and iPod Touch, Around the World, the sequel to Deal or no Deal: Million Dollar Mission. Travel to exotic faraway lands like Thailand, Japan, Bermuda, Spain, Australia, Egypt and France while attempting to make the deal of a lifetime and choose the million dollar briefcase. Seek advice from friends and family (or compete with them via Bluetooth Connect and Facebook), contemplate the banker’s offers, watch the prize boards, all with the original Deal or no Deal theme music and thrilling sound effects. There is even a Banker mode which enables players to be the mischievous banker and try to tempt the contestants out of their briefcase for as little as possible. “Deal or No Deal: Around the World puts players in the Hot Seat like never before,” said Don Ryan, chief operating officer of Oberon Media. “The realistic

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  • 11Sep

    Gaming Angel Spotlight: GamergirlSB

    I’m a 38 year old new mother of a beautiful baby girl.  I’ve been playing video games since I was 5 or 6 years old.  I’m sure my parents had no idea Pong would lead to a decades long obsession with all things geek.  Pong led to Apple IIe which led to Atari 2600. In college, I expanded my world to MUDs and PC  games. I remember many all nighters fueled by pizza and caffeine while playing Doom and Wolfenstein. In 1996, I managed to put aside the PC and earn a BA in Spanish. I work as a data analyst for a regional wireless coop although I am currently on maternity leave.  My days are filled with baby things and I am getting used to the concept of playing while balancing my daughter on my lap with frequent diaper breaks. Well after college, I met a guy who later

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