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  • 14Oct

    Runewars Announced

    Fantasy Flight games announced that there will be a release of Runewars, a new game of epic quests, battles, and empire-building, brought to us by Corey Konieczka. This game will also take place in the realm of Terrinoth like Fantasy Flight Game’s Descent: Journeys in the Dark and Runebound. Runewars will be released in an Epic-sized box format with an astounding 200 plastic figures, hundreds of cards and tokens, and terrain in large doses, including 3D mountains. Runewars is made for 2-4 players. It is scheduled to be released this winter, and the MSRP is $99.95. To learn more, feel free to visit: http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/runewars.

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  • 14Oct

    Axel & Pixel now available on Xbox Live Arcade

    Axel & Pixel, a point-and-click adventure game is now available on Xbox Live Arcade from 2K Play. “We are excited about Axel & Pixel for its simple yet deep gameplay. The art is breathtaking and the surreal sense of humor catches you by surprise,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “All of these elements combined offer a fresh experience that truly embodies the concept of ‘games as art’.” The brains behind Axel & Pixel are Silver Wash Games. Players lead Axel the artist and his dog through 24 levels in Dream World. Axel & Pixel is 800 MS Points and is currently in the marketplace.

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  • 14Oct

    5@5 the flood edition

    Welcome to the mid-week episode of 5@5! Today is a soaking wet edition because that’s what my bedroom was at 2am! It was a swamp! We’ve had maintenance people in our apartment all day and finally things are almost back to normal. I’m working on 2 hours sleep so excuse the cast if it sounds odd. Enjoy the 5@5 and stay dry! xoxo Trina [podcast]http://www.gamingangels.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/5at51014.mp3[/podcast]

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  • 14Oct

    Guest First Look: Fairytale Fights

    Listening to the title just made me wonder what this game is about. Since when does fairytales, something that we associate with childhood and innocence and fight appear right next to each other? Since now is the answer to that question. This game is two-player co-op and I was informed before starting that this game had friendly fire so we could actually attack each other. So I grabbed a friend and started playing in the fairytale world. The game will have four players and four characters. Two were available for the demo those two characters were Little Red Riding Hood and The Naked Emperor but I was informed that Snow White and Jack form Jack in the Beanstalk will be joining the cast. I was then informed about the blood content in this game and let to roam the world freely. The game is an interesting mix of the platformer

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  • 14Oct

    Domo Creator Tsuneo Goda appearance in Southern California

    A few GamingAngels staff are going to freak out about this, which means I better get something autographed for them. Tokyopop has announced that Tsuneo Goda, the creator of Domo character, will be appearing at the Northridge Borders store in Southern California on October 29, at 7pm. That’s the same borders I met Nathan Fillion, pretty popular stop. Domo was originally created in 1998 as the mascot of Japanese public broadcaster NHK and now has stop-motion animated shorts for Japan and America. He’s also used in marketing for 7-Eleven and Target. 7-Eleven has posted the webisodes featuring Domo and has three collectible Slurpee cups. [source via Ann.com]

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  • 14Oct

    First six pages of Mass Effect: Redemption comic released

    You can enjoy more of the Mass Effect universe with a preview of the new comic book, Mass Effect: Redemption. CBR has the first six pages available to preview for the upcoming title. Mass Effect 2 lead writer, Mac Walters reveals an essential moment in Commander Shepard’s life to give you more insight into the Mass Effect World. “The story of what happens next—exclusive to these comics—will have the commander’s companion Dr. Liara T’Soni undertake a deadly mission of extraordinary importance in the Milky Way’s lawless Terminus Systems.” The comic is scripted by John Jackson Miller (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic) and drawn by Omar Francia (Star Wars: Legacy). Check out the preview and if you find you love it, check in with your local comic book store to make sure it gets pulled for you.

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  • 14Oct

    Mrs. Brady goes tech and starts “Floh Club” service for older Adults

    The Brady Bunch mom is now taking on technology and wants to empower older adults to do the same thing. Florence Henderson is launching The Floh Club, which is a solely telephone based support service. “It’s like roadside assistance, but for your computer,” said Florence Henderson. Many of us have experience supporting tech for our older relatives who didn’t grow up with it like we did. Teaching my mom to do email on the pc was so difficult. Now she has an iphone and she sends me email constantly. Which is both good and bad. But overall, help desk is about empowering the user so that they feel more comfortable using technology. The Floh Club, has tech experts that are available by phone between 8am and 2am EST. They do everything from teaching how to use instant messenger, email, pc software, to support for printers and other peripherals. The Floh

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  • 14Oct

    Zuma’s Revenge! Review

    Platform: PC ESRB: E Genre: Puzzle Number of Players: 1 Publisher: PopCap Games Release Date: 09/15/2009 Official Website Basic Idea as I See it: Little froggy jumps ship and floats (with the help of a comical sail) through a storm to mysterious island. Big bad Tiki Bosses threaten to squash little froggy… So little froggy blasts through levels upon levels, shooting colorful balls to fight Tiki Bosses and win happy life. Graphics: For Zuma fans, there is no comparison between the old and new Zuma graphics. It’s like the first time you put on glasses and can see – everything! Who knew it could be so crisp? For fresh Zuma eyes, prepare to be dazzled with sharp pictures, attention to detail, interesting movement (sometimes the lines of balls twist and turn on themselves – or each other), and enjoyable colors. Zuma’s Revenge artwork and graphics are stunning from the water

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  • 14Oct

    Left 4 Dead 2 boycott is officially over

    The controversy that showed the ire of Valve fanboys is now officially over. The boycott was originally called for Left 4 Dead 2 due to fanboy complaints that Valve was not supporting Left 4 Dead with DLC. “Effective Wednesday October 21st 2009 at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, this group will be closed,” said revolution architect Walking_Target. “People have lost sight of why we’re here. The comments are always full of trolls, people bashing Valve and phishers. What is more, people are unwilling or unable to wait for Valve to follow through in any cohesive way.” Fellow man of the people Agent of Chaos added: “We have accomplished everything we can on our manifesto. We’ve been dealing with Valve ever since our group started, then we met them in-person and now we’re at the point of concluding our discussions. Our goal wasn’t to steer people away from L4D2, it was

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  • 14Oct

    Family game console, Swinxs wins awards without hooking up to tv

    Parents looking for a new way for their kids to play that isn’t sitting in front of a tv might want to check out Swinxs (http://www.swinxs.com). Swinxs has only been in the US for two months and is already receiving awards from various parenting groups. The awards are: 1) The 2009 Game of the Year Award in the Electronic Toy category by Creative Child Magazine 2) The National Parenting Center’s 2009 Seal of Approval 3) The Gold Award by the National Parenting Publications Awards 4) The 10 Best Audio Award by Dr. Toy and 5) The 100 Best Children’s Products Award by Dr. Toy. Swinxs was designed for ages four and above and encourages kids in physical, creative and educational play. The National Parenting Center, in its review of Swinxs, states, “Swinxs is a gaming console, but we guarantee it is unlike any console you have ever seen or played

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