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  • 24May

    “Duels of the Planeswalkers” Coming to Steam

    Wizards of the Coast announced today that the “Duels of the Planeswalkers,” the expansion to the digital version of “Magic: The Gathering,” will be available to PC users via Steam. Players of the PC version will enjoy the Steamworks benefits that come with it – auto-updates, leaderboards and being able to access the game from any computer. Pre-sales of the core game + Expansion Pack 1 combo will start on June 1 at $9.99.

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  • 24May

    Rock Your Wii to Sleep with “Babysitting Mama”

    This holiday, Majesco’s favorite Mama completes her Homemaking Quadruple Crown circuit. Yes, she already cooks, crafts and gardens, but now, it’s time to add kids to the mix. Majesco’s “Babysitting Mama” will feature our favorite Mama, just as patient as ever, even while taking care of children. To help you in this task, the game will come with a glorified Wii Remote sleeve in the shape of a baby. Yeah, really. Slip in the Wii Remote, plug in your Nunchuk, and you’re ready to babysit. You’ll be feeding, changing, burping and rocking this little fake baby to sleep. Unfortunately, if you fail one of these tasks in real life by dropping the baby, Mama can’t fix that. (She also can’t fix a saute pan full of flaming shrimp. Don’t ask me how I know.) If you’ve got a friend, try out multiplayer mode! Of course, your friend is going to

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  • 24May

    Mark Twain’s autobiography to be published after a century

    Upon his death in 1910, Mark Twain left a wish that the 5,000 unedited pages of his autobiography not be published until 100 years after his death. Well this year marks that anniversary, and the University of California, Berkley will release the first volume in November of this year. The full autobiography will be three books and be approximately a half a million words. There is a lot of speculation as to why he would want to have his autobiography kept hidden away for 100 years, and a lot of it has to do with the fact that he was not the perfect man that some may think. He had affairs, differing beliefs in religion and critical thoughts regarding presidents. He even spent the last year of his life writing a 400 page addendum to his memoir that trashed a woman whom he had an affair with and calling her

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  • 24May

    Listen to the entire Super Mario Galaxy 2 soundtrack

    Mario is back this week in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Just because you are at work, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the music from Super Mario Galaxy 2. A youtube channel for Mahito Yokota has shown up with the entire soundtrack from the latest Mario game. We all know Mondays can be tough. Give this a listen and you’ll be smiling in no time.

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  • 24May

    Flip Video and The Last Airbender Create Custom Cams and Clips.

    It is the beginning of Summer Blockbuster season. Many films have created special effects infused spectacle to entertain, amuse and wow us; the movie going public. One of the highly anticipated blockbusters of the summer is M. Night ‘s The Last Airbender, which is based off the “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” Of course, when great movies are coming up there is always a partnership between a company in order to generate revenue and hype.  In this partnership story, it is the Flip Video Camera. Flip Video will be offering  custom-designed Flip cams will include two different sets of four designs representing The Last Airbender. One set featuring the four main characters and the other set will feature designs representing the four nations.  As well M. Night Shyamalan will use a Flip video camera to shoot content that will only be available on the limited-edition “Last Airbender” Flip cameras. This is a wonderful item for fans of M. Night Shyamalan

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  • 24May

    Super Mario Galaxy 2 Nintendo Fan Club Event

    Friday I was lucky enough to attend a special gathering for Nintendo Fan Club members to celebrate the release of Super Mario Galaxy 2 in New York City. The Nintendo Store at Rockefeller Center closed it’s doors Friday night so that club members could come in and check out the game, and get a chance to win prizes and meet Charles Martinet, the voice of Mario! Like all of the special events I’ve attended at Nintendo World, they really did a good job decorating the store to the theme of the game. There was a large Mario mobile that was hanging up on the second floor, along with a huge light and column setup that was supposed to be a bit space age. The first floor was less decorated, but still had some backdrops up along with the check-in area where club members were able to get a snazzy Super

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  • 24May

    GA Weekly Round-up 05-23-2010

    In this week’s round-up I talk about some of the things GA is working on, as well as Alan Wake, and our most recent round of interviews. And, I blink a lot.

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  • 24May

    Dragon Age: Origins – “The Darkspawn Chronicles” DLC Review

    If you’re not already aware, I’m a pretty big WRPG face. Whenever I hear of a game from Bioware, I know I’ll have to buy it immediately. No questions asked. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever come across any Bioware game thats failed to win me over in, at least, one and very major aspect. Even if you’re not a “role-playing” type of gamer, Dragon Age, much like Mass Effect, may put an end to your ridiculosity. It’s ultimately one of the best Fantasy RPG’s I’ve ever tangoed with—just ask all 130 (yikes!) hours that I’ll never see again. I’ve become awestruck at just how much work went into this monster and Bioware’s amazing track record has since solidified my love of the dime-a-dozen RPG genre. Just the thought of Dragon Age: Origins makes me staggar with wide, child-like eyes. Ok, Ok…So, like, as long as its backed by Bioware,

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