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  • 18Dec

    Have you got “MONSTER” yet?

    For those MONSTER fans out there who aren’t aware, our friends at VIZ have let us know that a box set of Naoki Urasawa’s “Monster” is now available! Don’t know the story? Here’s a synopsis: What would you do if a child you saved grew up to be a Monster? An ice-cold killer is on the loose, and Dr. Kenzo Tenma is the only one who can stop him! Tenma, a brilliant neurosurgeon with a promising future, risks his career to save the life of a critically wounded young boy named Johan. When the boy, now a coldhearted and charismatic young man, reappears nine years later in the midst of a string of unusual serial murders, Tenma must go on the run to uncover the story of Johan and stop the Monster he set loose upon the world. Conspiracies, serial murders, and secret government experiments set against the grim backdrop

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  • 18Dec

    Review: Bloons

    ESRB: E for Everyone Developer: Hands-On Mobile Number of Players: One Size: 8 MB Price: $3.99 (CDN) Rating: Buy Sometimes you just want a simple distraction, something that doesn’t require reaching a checkpoint. I was looking for something along these lines for a trip I recently took, and since I had a bit of money left in my PSN wallet, I decided to check out a couple different Minis games. The first one I purchased was Bloons, which caught my attention first because of the price, and secondly because a friend had mentioned it when I asked Twitter for suggestions. Bloons gives you control of a delightful little monkey who throws darts at balloons. Each level gives you a target amount of balloons that must be popped in order to proceed. In the beginning, its relatively simple, aiming with the digital pad left and right to throw your allotted darts.

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  • 18Dec

    Second RE5 Episode “Desperate Escape” Revealed

    Following the horrors of “Lost in Nightmares” out in February 2010, you will be able to join Jill Valentine and BSAA Agent Josh Stone as they escape from the Tricell facility in “Desperate Escape”, the second downloadable episode for Resident Evil 5 available in March 2010 for both the PS3 and Xbox 360. Recently freed of a mind control device, a fatigued Jill Valentine has collapsed. Awoken by BSAA agent Josh Stone, Jill and Josh work together to escape from the Tricell facility under the darkness of night. Fighting off unrelenting waves of enemies in heart pumping blockbuster action, Jill and Josh race to assist Chris and Sheva in their final showdown with Albert Wesker. With the release of “Desperate Escape” and “Lost in Nightmares”, there are new costumes for Chris (Heavy Metal) and Sheva (Business) available, allowing the player to experience Resident Evil 5with a new look and feel in game play and

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  • 18Dec

    New Sets & Items for The Sims 3

    Some brand new items have been added to The Sims 3. Check out the new New chic and sleek with Ultra Lounge set, the Jet Set Clothing line, the awesome new Steampunk set (which I’m totally downloading for my own game!), or add a little royalty to your game with the new Regal Living set. If you’ve recently bought The Sims 3 World Adventures, make sure to register your game for free points that you can use towards any of these cool new items. And with the newly added in-game store, it’s even easier to get your Sims a new look. Follow

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  • 18Dec

    Merlin Season 2 Episode 11 and 12 Recaps

    This weekend the season finale of Merlin is airing on the BBC. Thankfully, they have also announced a third season is in the works for 2010. Now I just have to hope that Merlin doesn’t leave me with as much of a cliffhanger as Dexter did this week. Episode 11 – The Witch’s Quickening Morgana receives a late night visit from the druid boy Mordred and his newest companion, Alvarr. They overtook a convoy headed to the castle and used the guards’ clothing to smuggle Mordred in inside a barrel. Alvarr knows that a crystal once in possession of the druids is locked away inside the castle, and believes that Mordred can be taught to wield its power. Morgana has sympathized with Mordred and the druids in the past, so they have come to ask for her help in acquiring it. Mordred’s telepathic conversing with Alvarr wakes up Merlin who

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  • 18Dec

    Guest Article: Sorry, Mom – I prefer Zelda

    I was barely ten years old when the Super Nintendo graced our household. Admittedly, it was a Christmas present for my brother. But my parents counted it as an extra blessing when I picked up the controller and started playing Super Mario World in tandem with my older sibling. The colours were mesmerising, and the clear-cut premise reduced a complicated world to its bare system requirements: move your character forward to achieve victory. If only life could be so simple… Back in those days, Super Nintendo titles were notorious for their three-figure price tags, so my brother and I resorted to renting games from our local video store. The months that followed would see us tackle classic fare such as Bubsy the Bobcat, Street Fighter, and even Starwing. For my brother it was a test of skill – for me, an opportunity to see characters fully realised outside of accessible

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  • 18Dec

    A look at women and Computer Science – an opinion piece

    *the following is my personal opinion and not that of GamingAngels* A study released today states that women aren’t in Computer Science because of geek stereotypes. Before I talk about my personal opinion about their survey and what’s really keeping women away from Computer Science, here’s a run down about the study. The author of the article suggests that the stereotype of computer scientists as geeks is what is driving women away from the field. “When people think of computer science, the image that immediately pops into many of their minds is of the computer geek surrounded by such things as computer games, science-fiction memorabilia and junk food,” said lead researcher Sapna Cheryan, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Washington. “That stereotype doesn’t appeal to many women who don’t like the portrait of masculinity that it evokes.” The study included more than 250 students that weren’t studying

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  • 18Dec

    Review – Garden of the Moon by Elizabeth Sinclair

    Sara Wade recently inherited her grandmother’s plantation, Harrogate. Wanting to avoid more embarrassment from her daughter and her unusual talent, Sara’s mother encourages her to go and take over the estate in order to keep her out of high society. Her father, not understanding but loving his daughter also encourages this decision. But what is Sarah’s unique ability that embarrasses her mother so? She can see and communicate with ghosts. Garden of the Moon is a paranormal romance novel from Elizabeth Sinclair, and it’s actually a pretty good one. The writing is done rather well, and it has all of the romance, heartbreak and mystery that one should. It’s a short novel at 317 pages, but packs a good story inside for when you need to read a something a little less serious and fun. Spoilers will be in the next few paragraphs so beware! The book opens with Sara

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  • 18Dec

    Review – SimAnimals Africa

    Rating: E for Everyone Genre: Simulation Players: 1 Publisher: Electronic Arts Platform: Wii Release Date: October 27, 2009 SimAnimals Africa is actually a sequel to SimAnimals, which was released with not the best reviews as the mechanics weren’t that great. So they went back and came up with SimAnimals Africa. Here the player gets to go to Africa and befriend some of the indigineous animals. Now the first thing I thought was that I was going to step into some wierd Lion King type of situation as to me the father and son lions on the cover really reminded me of Mufasa and Simba. The first thing that disappointed me was that there are only eight featured animals in the game. The game does have some educational tidbits in it for kids to learn more about the animals and Africa, but I really do think that the game could have

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  • 18Dec

    Braid available on European PlayStation Network

    For all the European gamers who have been waiting to get their hands on the game Braid, the wait is over! As of yesterday, Braid will be available for download on the PSN for 9.99 euro. A pretty decent price point for what has been said to be an amazing game! Braid has already seen great success on the Xbox live arcade as well as on the PC. Metacritic has also named Braid as one of the best games of 2009 for the PS3. Follow

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