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  • 01Oct

    First episode of 5 at 5 on GamingAngels

    Hi everyone! This is a test launch of a new podcast I’d like to feature on GamingAngels.com, 5@5! Basically that means the top 5 news items on GamingAngels.com at 5pm every day. The goal is to go through the top 5 news on GA in under 20 minutes to give you a quick overview of what happened that day. In case you, you know, work. This is a test and I’m playing with formats, so listen in and let me know what you think! xoxo Trina ^_^ [podcast]http://www.gamingangels.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/audio-recording-3.mp3[/podcast]

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  • 01Oct

    Watch Brutal Legend Demothon here at noon!

    Today at 12pm PST, there is a live broadcast from Double Fine Productions where they will be answering your questions from Facebook and Twitter. They’ll also be giving away “Brutal” prizes and going over spoilers. Watch the entire event here and hope that Ormagoden is happy so we all don’t get Sine Flu.

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  • 01Oct

    Hello Kitty x Mimobot second giveaway

    We are excited to announce the second Hello Kitty x Mimobot giveaway on GamingAngels.com! For those that may not be familiar, Mimoco is working with Sanrio to make a collection of Mimobot flash drives that celebrate Hello Kitty’s 35th Anniversary. Yes, the adorable, red bow wearing kitty is 35 this year and there is much to celebrate. This Hello Kitty x Mimbot is in classic white and looks like she’s cosplaying herself! So cute! The USB 2.0 is Mac and PC compatible and is available in 2GB ($24.95), 4GB ($34.95), and 8GB ($49.95). You can visit here to purchase your own, or you can enter our contest to win one! The contests will get progressively harder as we go through the Hello Kitty x Mimobot line. This time, we’re asking that you write a haiku about Hello Kitty or Mimbots. Here’s the whole wikipedia page about haikus if you need

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  • 01Oct

    Sony claims Blu-ray issue on PS3 is not due to firmware update 3.01

    Playstation 3 users are blowing up a Playstation blog post with over 16 pages (794 comments). The comments are complaints that after updating to the latest firmware issue they are seeing films and games freeze along with various error codes. While Sony claims that the firmware 3.01 has nothing to do with the problems they are experiencing, it is difficult to see so many complaints filed from users that claim they’ve had no prior issues with the console. Playstation 3 users that have contacted Sony have been told to send their machine in for repair, costing them $150 if it’s out of the one-year warranty. I did a quick poll on my Twitter feed and no one else seems to be experiencing problems. My own Playstation 3 worked fine playing a Blu-Ray on Sunday. We’ll post more information when we get it.

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  • 01Oct

    Plants vs Zombies invading New York City

    For fans of Plants vs Zombies who live in NYC, listen up as this Halloween the Village Halloween Parade is going to be a lot more interesting! Popcap games is going to be an official sponsor of the parade this year, and not content with just their name posted everywhere, they’re planning on organizing a PvZ troupe to march in the parade and are calling out to all PvZ fans to come dressed as their favorite zombie or plant – and join in as the PvZ part of the parade goes by. They are also reaching out to various groups in the NY area, such as the NYC zombie crawl and ZombieCon in order to make this the largest gathering of zombies (and plants) in history (at least until the zombie apocalypse that is!). “Plants vs. Zombies seems to inspire people to new heights of zaniness, and we have the

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  • 01Oct

    Beckett features Top Women of MMOs

    The November/December 2009 issue of Beckett Massive Online Gamer features the top women in online gaming with their article, “Top 10 Most Influential Women of MMOs”. The article does not feature scantily clad women characters in MMOs, this article is the real deal featuring the women that work in the online game industry. “We polled industry veterans and the IDGA’s [International Game Developers Association] Women in Games SIG, as well as MOG readers,” writes the article’s author, Carolyn Koh. “The response was gratifying and included 20-year veterans, as well as newcomers showing more and more of their creative ideas and their potential every day.” The women highlighted are: Yvonne Bridges, Tracy Steamster (Zenimax/Behesda Softworks), Kristen Demeza, Melissa Meyer (Blizzard Entertainment), Torrie Dorrell, Laralyn McWilliams, Rosie Rappaport (Sony Online Entertainment), Irina Pereira (38 Studios), Em Stock (Paragon Studios), and Courtney Brown Simmons (Disney Interactive). The magazine can be found in most

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  • 01Oct

    Burn Zombies and win a trip to Paris

    Who would have thought that burning zombies in a game might get you a trip to Paris? Kuju Entertainment is looking for a skilled zombie-slayer to send to Europe and probably slay some zombies there too. Starting October 6, Burn Zombie Burn! players can sign up for their chance to win an European vacation exploring the world’s most famous tombs: the catacombs of Paris and Valley of the Kings in Egypt. The player who posts the highest score in Freeplay mode from Tuesday, October 6 through Monday, November 2 will win the eight-night vacation package. The winning player and a friend should be brave though. They will visit the Catacombs de Paris and other creepy historic locations in Paris. After Paris, the winner and guest will go to Egypt and tour Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple. All the details can be found on the Burn Zombie Burn! website

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  • 01Oct

    Getting Girls in the Game at Siege 2009

    Program “Getting Girls in the Game” launches today at the Southern Interactive Entertainment & Game Expo (SIEGE) in Atlanta. The program is a two year mentoring opportunity to assist women getting into the digital entertainment industry. Women in the digital entertainment industry barely make up 10 percent. Even though more than 40 percent of gamers in the US are female. Project Directors Abigail Joslin and Andrew Greenberg started Getting Girls in the Game to help create a community that supports women getting into the industry or into college. “The Georgia Game Developers Association is very excited to see this program start; it is a much-needed initiative. Ultimately, it will help attract more women to an exciting industry, and improve the depth and caliber of games being produced,” said Clinton A. Lowe, President of the Georgia Game Developers Association. No information is listed on how to get involved but I would

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  • 01Oct

    ngmoco Eliminate Community day

    Two weeks ago, ngmoco invited us to their community event to check out upcoming iPhone/iPod game, Eliminate. Before I give details about the event, here is some information on who ngmoco:) is. ngmoco is a company based in San Francisco that specializes in bringing entertainment to the iPhone/iPod hardware. They don’t just sit back and make clones of simple games, what came across at the community date is that ngmoco is committed to raising the bar and innovating on the iPhone/iPod platform. ngmoco is not just about games, they are really into providing gamers with a full experience with the development of Plus+, a social network built for iPhone/iPod games that currently shows you awards and leaderboards for particular ngmoco titles. ngmoco’s office is a wide open space which seems to add to the ability for everyone to work as a team. In the conference room, we sat down to

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  • 01Oct

    Newegg Gives Students the Chance at a $5000 Shopping Spree

    During this recession (yes, sadly it’s still out there, no matter what all the market analysts say), students need more help than ever covering college and university fees, upgrading their laptops and keeping ahead of the curve. Newegg.com is giving US and Canadian students the chance to win over $30,000 in prizes, the grand prize being a $5000 shopping spree from the retailer. The following is the official press release from Newegg.com: CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., September 29, 2009 – With the cost of tuition, books and room and board on the rise, college students are always looking for creative ways to save money. This September, popular online retailer Newegg is celebrating the scholarly drive to save giving students a fun opportunity to compete in its “Newegg Eggstreme Campus Challenge” video contest. The contest asks participants to submit videos that answer the simple question: “What would YOU do with the money

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