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  • 02Mar

    Viz Cinema Presents “Artist Series”

    Viz Cinema in San Francisco is hosting the Artist Series, a 4-day film festival featuring 6 prominent Japanese artists. The festival starts on March 6th and goes until the 9th. Below you can find the complete schedule of all of the films. Each one runs for about 2 hours. Special festival passes are available for $30. This pass will allow you to access any screening at any time during the entire four days. General admission for individual films are $10 each, and Seniors (62+) and Children (under 12) are $8. More details and trailers for each film can be found at www.vizcinema.com. For those of you in the bay area, I really recommend going and seeing Yayoi Kusama’s film if nothing else. Saturday, March 6th: Hisashi Tenmyouya: Samurai Nouveau 1:00 pm Makoto Aida: Cynic in the Playground 3:00 pm Katsura Funakoshi: Whispering Gaze 5:00 pm Daido Moriyama: Stray Dog of

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  • 02Mar

    Sony Acquires Media Molecule

    Sony liked LittleBigPlanet so much, they put a ring on it. Well, the company that made LBP, anyway. Sony has acquired game developer Media Molecule, who will join as part of SCE’s global development operation, SCE Worldwide Studios. Looks like their exclusive relationship has gotten permanently exclusive-r. Media Molecule, based in Surrey, England, develops games that introduce gamers to the unique ethos of Play, Create and Share, which has revolutionized gaming longevity. Media Molecule brings a wealth of experience and a highly talented staff into the SCE WWS family that will further strengthen the PlayStation first party studio. Follow

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  • 02Mar

    VFS Offers Women in Games Scholarship for the Second Year in a Row

    Vancouver Film School is pleased to present the first-of-its-kind $30,000 Women in Games Scholarship for the second straight year. This scholarship covers the full tuition for a female aspiring game designer to attend VFS’s one-year Game Design program, and was established as a concerted efford by Vancouver Film School to encourage more females to pursue Game Design as a career. Last year’s scholarship winner, Shannon Lee of Toronto, is still very enthusiastic about the program midway through. (Then again, I guess the homework’s pretty fun.) “The Game Design program at VFS has been a very rewarding and enjoyable experience thus far,” Lee says. “Applying for the scholarship was the best decision I’ve ever made and I’m sure that the next recipient will feel the same,” she said. VFS has quite a few distinguished alumnae, including Tara Mustapha and Charmie Kim of Microsoft Game Studios, Pamela Livara of Vancouver’s Slant Six,

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  • 02Mar

    Shaun White Announces New Skateboarding Title

    LA area radio station KROQ had a special guest on this morning’s “Kevin & the Bean” show — Shaun White. There, he let loose with a secret that he’s been holding in for three years. He will have a new video game this holiday season! It’s been in development for quite a while, but the gold medal-winner seems really excited about the final result. He even said that it’s better than the first Tony Hawk game! (Mighty big shoes to say you can wear…) We’ve got a long wait to find out if it’s actually as good as he says it is, but with a release date that late, there’s a chance we could even get some motion control added on. What we’d do with that in a skateboarding game, I’m not really sure, but the option is there! I personally can’t wait to get some big air on the

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  • 02Mar

    World’s First Rock Climbing Game in Development for Wii

    Human Soft announced today that it’s developing HardGrip, a rock climbing game for Wii. Not only is this the first time the Wii has had a rock climbing title, but it’s the first rock climbing video game ever. HardGrip utilizes the Wii MotionPlus technology to allow you greater control. You’ll compete against other climbers for respect and fame. Well, as much fame as extreme rock climbers get, anyway. (Those people that do extreme ironing? Totally awesome, though – they should incorporate that into the game. Climb high enough, pull out your ironing board, and go to town, man.) HardGrip takes place in exotic and stunning locales around the globe that feature open events or invitation-only official races. This brand of climbing has no harnesses or lifelines, so if you fall…yeah. Dead. And of course there are challenges along the way, not to mention fear. Part of me wonders if the

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  • 02Mar

    Random House turning to video games for new books

    Many of us are very familiar with video game book adaptations, and I’m sure many of us read them to delve into the universe more. So it’s no surprise that  Random House recently announced that they had set up a small unit to create books related to new and current video games that are out on the market. Book profits haven’t been what they used to be and Random House has already been working on increasing profits with books for e-readers like the Nook and Kindle. Random House has said that they are currently working on two ideas, but have only hinted that one is an “adventure” and the other is a “horror” genre. They also have a partnership with Stardock to write stories about their game Elemental: War of Magic which is due out this fall. Now hedging their bets on books based on video games can be a

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  • 02Mar

    Catch Tron trailer in 3D this weekend

    Alice in Wonderland opens this weekend, but as if that wasn’t cool enough, Disney has announced that one of the trailers will be for Tron: Legacy and it will be in 3D and Imax 3D starting March 5th. That is going to be awesome. If you are excited, check out the Tron Facebook page for their trailer countdown which will feature new images each day. Tron: Legacy will be in theaters on December 17, 2010. Follow

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  • 02Mar

    First Look: 3D Dot Game Heroes

    Once upon a time, in an 8-bit land not so very far away, the 8-bit people and their 8-bit pets, 8-bit grannies and 8-bit monsters came to the realization that 8-bit worlds didn’t have the market value they once did. The money stopped pouring in and life became pretty stagnant. It was around this time they sold their story to the fine creative minds at Atlus, at a reduced rate of course, and proclaimed that they would try this “3-D” craze all the kids have been talking about. (Plus, the King had seen James Cameron’s Avatar, and he knew that 3-D meant billion dollar sales, so he figured it couldn’t hurt.) Coming May 2010 – 3D Dot Game Heroes: The Game Dotnia is a land of many classic dungeons and colour coded keys. And swords. Like the giant one the greatest Hero of them all used to wield, until he

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  • 02Mar

    Global Agenda Patch 1.1 Released Today, Global Agenda Dev Chat Tomorrow

    Global Agenda is getting its first major patch tomorrow, 1.1. Several additions are afoot, but it’s going to take some downtime to get it all done – servers are expected to be down from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern) today. In addition, all conquest zones will be closed so that everyone can get the new patch. How to do that, you ask? Close Steam completely, wait a minute, and then relaunch. The download should be in your My Games tab. Hi-Rez Studios is also hosting another Global Agenda dev chat using Vivox Voice for Facebook. This event will take place on Wednesday, March 3 at 9pm US Eastern, 6PM US Pacific (02:00 GMT on Thursday, March 4). Hi-Rez will be giving a “State of the Game” address, talk about eventual additions, and respond to questions. They urge everyone to enter the room early, submit questions on the Global Agenda

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  • 02Mar

    Skooba Launches New Organization and Protection Products

    Skooba is a well-known company for their savvy tech travel line of cases, bags and organizers.  During this launch of new products, Skooba isintroducing the Cable Stable DLX and SkoobaWraps to its already growing line of products. The Cable Stable DLX is a book-shaped case which lets you carry and organize a number of your common computer accessories such as your pens, thumb drive and oh yeah – batteries.  There are 18 different storage areas within the case, which is about the same size as a day planner. You remember those. You know, before smartphones took over that job.  It also has an elastic loop and exterior document or CD pocket.  The whole purpose of the Cable Stable DLX is so that while traveling with all your gadgets,  you can store all your cords efficiently and neatly. The SkoobaWraps are marketed so that you can store your gadgets in the three sized

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