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  • 26Oct

    Halloween Horror!

    Looking for a good anime/manga/drama series to make you jump out of your skinsuit? Well, the following are my personal top 5 Horror & Suspense suggestions to get you revved up for Halloween. 5) Battle Royale: Battle Royale was first released in its original novel format in 1999. Heavily criticized for its controversial content, it was shunned for the Kadokawa Mystery Novel Prize that year. The story focuses on a group of middle school students (aged 14-15, so about grade 9 or 10 level) who are unwillingly forced to participate in The Program. This military operation has been using children in this ages range for years, manipulating them into killing each other and using fear to control the people in this alternate version of Japan. People even bet on the outcome of each round of The Program. This time around, students of Shiroiwa Middle School have been taken to an

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  • 26Oct

    Review: Nana Anime Box Set 1

    Title: Nana Uncut Box Set 1 Viz Media Rated: M for Mature The story of Nana is about two women that find themselves on a journey going to Tokyo to start a new life. The women meet accidentally on a train and learn that they are both 20, headed to Tokyo and both named Nana. But that is where the similarities end. Nana Komatsu wants to start her life in Tokyo and be with her friends and boyfriend. She has a cute personality and is dresses preppy/sweet lolita style. Nana Osaki wants to be a singer of a rock ‘n’ roll band and had a heartbreak but is looking to make a name for herself. Nana Osaki has a kickback nature and wears Vivienne Westwood. The two meet again when looking for an apartment and decide to become roommates. The anime Box set #1 contains 11.5 episodes. 11.5 is a

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  • 26Oct

    Logitech Cooling Pad N 100

    Over the past few months I have noticed that my laptop overheats often. Small things like playing a couple rounds of Plants vs Zombies just kill it, causing my laptop to shut itself down and I have to wait for 15 minutes before I can boot back up. Last week it got to where I just couldn’t tolerate the inconvenience any longer. A quick trip to Fry’s Electronics and my days of overheating are over. Since I have a 17 inch laptop, my choices were pretty limited with what they had in stock. There was a giant bulky Targus cooling pad and the Logitech Cooling Pad N 100. Between the two, I chose the slightly cheaper and more ergonomic designed pad. The N 100 sits comfortably in my lap, has an extremely quiet fan and does not kill my battery when I bring my laptop to the kitchen or bedroom.

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  • 26Oct

    5@5 starting your week off right edition

    Hi! Happy Monday! I hope to start your week of right with today’s 5 @ 5! I had to tape a bit early so if any news broke I missed it. But it’s definitely chock full of news goodness. I will be at a conference tomorrow and Wednesday so there probably won’t be a 5@5 either of those days. I will definitely be back on Thursday! Enjoy the cast and have a great night! xoxo Trina [podcast]http://www.gamingangels.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/5at51026.mp3[/podcast]

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  • 26Oct

    Splosion Man Avatar Rewards – Finally!

    The wait is over! Splosion Man ran into a few bumps with getting their avatar rewards up & running properly, but as of now there is a title update in place. New Splosion Man gear for your avatar is available. If you’ve already reached an achievement that was tied in with an item, it will become available after you download the update. There are also some minor issues fixed in the update. There are two new tops: a hoodie and sundress for the ladies, and two tshirts for the men. Twisted Pixel has also teamed up with Omaha Steaks to give away some free meat. Simply download the special Splosion Man gamerpic and play in online game sessions before Nov 22nd to be entered (up to 5 entries per person).

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  • 26Oct

    LittleBigPlanet Halloween costume

    We have more frightfully good news about Halloween celebrations. Media Molecule confirmed on their website that there will be a costume for your Sackboy/Sackgirl to get in the Halloween mood. Media Molecule is bringing back the pumpkin head that was released last year for LittleBigPlanet and it will be available for free on Thursday. Free is always a good way to celebrate right?

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  • 26Oct

    Guitar Hero surpasses one million Facebook fans

    Activision’s press release this morning states that it’s the first videogame to surpass one million Facebook fans. Guitar Hero 5 was released on September 1 and it’s been hailed as the best Guitar Hero. But what do Facebook fans get out of joining the Guitar Hero community? Facebook fans are networking, sharing their favorite artists, songs and GH experiences. Facebook fans also get exclusive access to information. It also looks like GH does alot of interaction with fans on the Facebook page.

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  • 26Oct

    Fat Princess gets a new map

    A new map pack is now available on PSN and it’s going to be released for free! We all love that! The US PS blog has the details from Titan Studios about Patch 1.03 and the new New Pork city level. Also implemented in the patch are fixes and tweaks to make the game better. The demo will go live with the release of 1.03 so if you haven’t tried it out yet you will be able to. Some examples are the candy confetti used when blood effect is turned off, various scoring updates, and bug fixes. Head over to the Playstation blog for the complete list of tweaks and fixes.

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  • 26Oct

    Best Buy and EA sponsor Games, Gear & Gadgets tour

    Best Buy and EA are going on tour together to various colleges to talk about Games, Gear & Gadgets. G3 will be for the next three weeks and go to 10 major colleges and universities. “The G3 Tour will be featuring many of the hottest new Wii fall titles. EA titles on tour will be: The Beatles: Rock Band, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10, Madden NFL 10, EA Sports Active, Need for Speed: Nitro, Grand Slam Tennis, Dead Space Extraction, My Sims Agents and Littlest Pet Shop Friends. Capcom will be offering up some zombie shooting action with Resident Evil: The Dark Chronicles. Ubisoft will be showcasing the exciting new Just Dance game. Activision will have newly released DJ Hero and Namco will be featuring the ever popular Tekken 6 at the Best Buy Gamers Lounge. Dell is also showcasing a unique Dell PC Experience and hosting gameplay of the

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  • 26Oct

    Netflix is coming to the Playstation 3

    Netflix has confirmed that the rental service is going to be on the Playstation 3 in North America some time in November. Netflix has been available to Xbox 360 users for streaming. The PS3 service will cost $8.99 a month. Instant watching is available with an unlimited Netflix membership for no additional fee. While it’s free, you will need to reserve a instant streaming disc that can be ordered here. “The PS3 has always been about more than just gaming, and it will soon be the only platform in the industry to offer consumers such a variety of convenient options for enjoying movies and TV shows,” SCEA president and CEO Jack Tretton stated. “Whether you want to watch content on Blu-ray disc and DVD, download it from the PlayStation Network’s video delivery service, or stream videos instantly from Netflix, the PS3 system is the only solution that offers it all.”

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