Sony Online Entertainment is accepting applications for their 2010 G.I.R.L. Scholarship. This is the third year and we’ve been huge supporters of their effort every year. The scholarship is to help educate and recruit more women into the field of video game production and design. Applications are available at www.scholarshipamerica.org/gamersinreallife …

This is a definite shot to the heart for people who love buying used games. Looks like BioWare has opted to create a portal for downloadable bonus content that is available only to those who are the “original purchaser” of a disc (something tied to a non-transferable EA account). “The …

Looks like despite dismal sales, Activision’s DJ Hero title is 2009’s highest-grossing new IP. The title, one of many in the “Hero” line, allows players to control a faux turntable while listening to some pretty hot mashups. Instead of sticking to only rock music, as previous guitar-focused games tended to …

Last week, Stealthyslyth and I finally brought back the Lit. Angels podcast after a two month hiatus for NaNoWriMo and the December Holidays.  We chatted about our experience with NaNoWriMo in 2009, about books we finished at the end of the year, and what we’re looking forward to for 2010. …

Today, organizers of the tenth annual Game Developers Choice Awards announced the nominees for every award that will be handed out at the March ceremony in San Francisco (except the Ambassador and Lifetime Achievement Special Awards). The recipient of the 2010 Pioneer Award will be Gabe Newell, as reported last …

Nexon America is opening up beta testing for an online version of the MapleStory Trading Card Game starting on Wednesday, January 20th. Innitally, play times will be from 10am to 6pm PST. iTCG is based on the popular free online MMORPG MapleStory. iTCG will be Nexon’s first browser-based game, which …

Curtis Lawson is a 30 year old comic writer and the owner of Broken Soul Press. In his short career Curtis has been nominated for several awards and led the fifth place creative team in the 2008 Platinum Studios Comic book Challenge. His creations include Divis Morte, Kincaid, The Sleeping …

VIZ are about to bring out another manga so early in the new year – a shojo manga named “CROWN OF LOVE”. Meet 16 year old Hisayoshi “Kumi” Tajima. He wasn’t looking for somebody to love until he bumps into teen idol Rima Fujio – and since then, he can’t …

It had to happen at some point: video games finally got chic. The Mana Bar is the culmination of a vision by Brisbane boys Guy ‘Yug’ Blomberg, Ben ‘Yahtzee’ Croshaw, Pras Moorthy, and Shay Leighton. Three of the leading minds in Australian gaming culture and a bar lad with 15 …