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  • 17Sep

    Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Shonen Jump Championship in Orlando Sept 26-27

    The next stop on the Shonen Jump Championship set will take place in Orlando September 26-27 at the Ramada Orlando Celebration Resort. All duelests can sign up for a player ID and a COSSY (Konami’s ranking system, Konami Card Game Official Tournament Support System) number at the envent. The registration fee is $20, and everyone that signs up will receive five Ancient Prophecy booster packs. Along with the Shonen Jump Championship tournament, there will be side events both days, like Win-A-Mat tournament for all ages and Dragon Duel tournaments for players uner the age of 12. The Regional Qualifier will be held on Sunday. The Resort’s doors will open at exactly 8:00 a.m. for registration. The first round will begin at 10:00 a.m.. The top 16 finalists from this tournament, along with the top competitors from the Sunday Regional Qualifier, will earn invites to participate and compete in their respective

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  • 17Sep

    Frima Studio Developing Stratusphere Yoga

    Frima Studio announced today that they will be working with former WWE star Trish Stratus in developing her new fitness game for the Wii, Stratusphere Yoga, due for a Q2 2010 release. “We wanted to present yoga as a real workout and not only as a method of relaxing. Combining Trish Stratus as a personal coach, coupled with her yoga experience, players will have to work through challenging routines to get results!  Isn’t that what working out is all about?” concludes Frima’s CEO, Steve Couture. Hopefully Trish brings something new to the increasingly saturated Wii fitness game market.

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  • 17Sep

    Free Monkey Island Chapter for “Talk Like a Pirate Day”

    In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day this Saturday, Sept. 19, Telltale Games is  making the complete first episode of Tales of Monkey Island FREE from 12:01 am GMT, Sept. 19 (that’s 4:01 pm Sept 18 PST) until midnight PST, Sept. 19.  You can grab the first episode here at http://www.playlikeapirate.com If you haven’t had a chance to check out the new Monkey Island series, now’s the time to do so.  You can check out our review of the first episode here. In addition, today through September 21, LucasArts is offering a virtual treasure trove of deals on several versions of The Secret of Monkey Island®: Special Edition titles, including: •    50% off the iPhone and iPod touch version of LucasArts’ new The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition via Apple’s App Store •    50% off The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition on Steam®, Valve Corporation’s delivery and management platform for the

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  • 17Sep

    Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble Video

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be the toughest kid in school? Well, wonder no more, as Atlus is bringing Kenka Bancho to the PSP this November. You can be “That Girl/Guy”, the one with the shades and the don’t mess with me attitude, and Atlus wants to show you how in this very informative instructional video. Kenka Bancho will be available for all you banchos and sukebans in training on November 10th, 2009 for the Playstation Portable.

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  • 17Sep

    Playfish opens new studio in San Francisco

    There are alot of people looking for jobs right now, so we love to highlight companies that are hiring, particularly ones in the gaming industry. Playfish, a social gaming company, announced that they are opening a new development studio in San Francisco. The studio will be looking for local talent to help people play games together on social platforms. You can find out more about the office and what jobs they are looking to fill here. “Playfish and the Bay Area are both known for their cultures of excellence, attracting the best and brightest talent and a San Francisco studio enables us to benefit from the region’s skilled workforce,” says Kristian Segerstrale, CEO and Co-founder of Playfish. “Through our new team in San Francisco we plan to extend Playfish’s creative and collaborative culture and find new sources of inspiration in our mission to change the way the world plays games.”

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  • 17Sep

    Nut up or Shut up… and go see Zombieland!

    It’s no secret that I love just about anything involving zombies. So when I first saw the trailer for Zombieland, I was stoked. It looked like it would have everything I could ever want in a zombie movie: shotguns, disgusting zombies, fire, and comedy. Zombieland takes place in a post-apocalyptic US where we are introduced to Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), who is a bit of a wuss albeit a smart one with some great rules for surviving in Zombieland; and Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), an ass-kicking zombie killer who is on a mission to get a Twinkie. Columbus and Tallahassee eventually run into Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) who they then have to decide if they want to trust and stick out the zombie apocalypse with or to go their separate ways. WARNING: There may be spoilers below so DO NOT READ FURTHER if you don’t want to be

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  • 17Sep

    Brutal Legend Preorders Get Early Demo Access

    EA and Double Fine announced today that those of us with preorders for Brutal Legend at GameStop/EB Games locations will be able to access the demo early. The demo is available now on the PS3 and 360, and in a week or so will be available to everyone. Brutal Legend will be released Rocktober 13th in North America and Rocktober 16th in Europe. For more information on the game you can check out the official website or follow along on Twitter.

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  • 17Sep

    Geekend announced in Savannah

    November 6-8, 2009 will be the weekend that geeks will descend on Savannah, Georgia for GEEKEND 2009. The three day conference basically embraces all things “Geek”. Sort of like we do! From iPhone obsession, to Facebook or IT pros, they will be there to talk all things geek. “We want to flip the idea of somebody hanging a badge around their neck over a corporate T-shirt,” said Jake Hodesh of New Moon of Savannah, one of Geekend’s organizers. “We want cool, crazy people walking around downtown [Savannah]. They’ll still have badges around their necks, but they will have energy – creative energy.” The keynote will be by graphic design guru David Carson. Day two has Major Nelson from Xbox Live take the stage and there will be other panels and speakers throughout the conference. You can go to http://geekend2009.com/ for more details and to purchase your ticket. Seriously what could

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  • 17Sep

    Halo fans may want this 1:2 scale bust of Master Chief

    One2One Collectibles has announced the release of a 1:2 scale bust of Halo Master Chief. The bust will be available in late October and the company is taking pre-orders now. The bust is 1:2 scale because it stands 12 inches tall and 12 inches wide. They will also be releasing more busts of other Halo characters in the future. Which may make this irresistible to collectors. The busts are hand painted and are limited to 650 units. You can find more information on the bust at one2onecollectibles.com. the bust is $224.99.

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  • 17Sep

    NGMOCO hires manager of open platform for Myspace

    ngmoco, leading developer of iPhone games and where I’ve been for the last couple of days, has announced that they are adding ex-MySpace executive Jason Oberfest to the team. Oberfest brings knowledge of social applications to their network of games. “It’s clear that, like the iPhone, social gaming is an essential facet of a next generation games company and Jason will bring a valuable perspective and incredible horsepower to an important segment of our business as we look to expand strategically to the social web,” Neil Young, CEO, ngmoco, explained. ngmoco has a large library of games for the iPhone and iPod tough as well as their social network launched earlier this summer, Plus+. Oberfest will probably be responsible for building out Plus+ ideas to be even more socially interactive. “I have long had a passion for games and could not be more thrilled to join such a talented and

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