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  • 28Feb

    Paradox Interactive Announces Strategy Game, Sengoku

    Paradox Interactive has announced Sengoku, the latest of their internally developed games. Sengoku is a Grand Strategy game set for a 2011 release on the PC. The game is set in 15th century Feudal Japan where you play as the head of a Samurai family. It’s 1467 and civil war has broken out. The authority of the Ashikaga Shoguns has collapsed and it is every man for himself in the provinces. Honor and duty vie with survival in the delicate dance of power, conquest and betrayal as you attempt to unite the land of the Rising Sun through a combination of deal-making with foreign powers, sending your powerful samurai armies into battle against your enemies, and unleashing shadowy Ninja clans under the cover of darkness to assassinate your rivals! Here’s a few of the features from this upcoming game: Control a noble family in Feudal Japan Rise in influence and

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  • 28Feb

    Valve Announces Big Picture Mode for Steam

    Valve announced today its plans for a new “big picture” mode of Steam.  This will give controller support and navigation designed for television interactions.  Big Picture mode will give gamers a chance to play their library of Steam games from more places. “Our partners and customers have asked us to make Steam available in more places. With the introduction of Steam on the Mac, and soon in Portal 2 on the PS3T, we’ve done just that,” said Doug Lombardi, VP of marketing for Valve. “With big picture mode, gaming opportunities for Steam partners and customers become possible via PCs and Macs on any TV or computer display in the house.” More details about this big picture mode will be part of Valve’s partner meetings happening at GDC this week in San Francisco, CA.  During these meetings, Valve will also be sharing data gathered during the successful launch of Steam Microtransactions

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  • 28Feb

    Missed Manners: Mobile Etiquette is in Decline

    Imagine if you will, you have been invited out to dinner with some friends. Some of these friends you haven’t seen in ages. You sit down, order drinks, and then as you look around the table, you see them. Cell phones. They are perched on the table, right next to the silverware. The conversation begins, and then all of a sudden, BRRRING!! There’s a call or text, that brings conversation to a grinding halt. The focus is thrown, and so is any semblance of getting back to the conversation. We wait while the person either types their message back, or chats very loudly at the table.  So, what ends up happening is,  instead of conversing with others while we wait,  everyone else then turns to their cell phones to play a game, check their mail or to do list.  It’s like a downward spiral which, we believe is socially acceptable.

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  • 28Feb

    My experience with Yummy.com

    Matt and I have been head down into house hunting. We recently found a place, did the offer/counter offer thing, and are now in the inspection phase. We have so much research work to do on a Sunday, that we decided to use Yummy.com to get our groceries. Lazy? Maybe, but it potentially offers a great convenience. It also allows me to share my experience and have a discussion with you about sites or companies that offer to go food shopping for you. To be honest, I’m not the best when it comes to food shopping. I hate it. I hate the idea of trying to figure out what I want to eat that week. I feel like we get the same standard things every week in order to play it safe. The problem with that, is I never have the exact ingredients to try something new. This leads us

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  • 28Feb

    Where to save money on games

    Hi everyone! It’s been awhile since I have posted about game releases. I’m sitting here watching the Oscars and felt guilty about not working on GA so this is my contribution! Last week, this week and coming up are some great game releases. So let’s find out where you can save some money! New out this week: Rango (Wii,PS3) RIFT (PC) Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness (PSP) Fight Night Champion (Xbox 360, PS3) Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice (PS3) Chuck E Cheese’s Sports Games (Wii) Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War II Retribution (PC) Minute to Win It (DS) Where to save: Toys R Us Epic Mickey $39.99 Michael Jackson $34.99 Save $20 on any Kinect game with you buy a Kinect The following are only $20 with purchase of Fight Night Champion or Bulletstorm: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Fallout New Vegas, Dead Space 2 Best Buy Buy 2 PSP games

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  • 28Feb

    Adam Warrock creates Oni Press Mixtape

    Oni Press is one of our favorite indie comic books publishers. But it’s also a favorite of nerdcore rapper, Adam WarRock. Adam has created the Oni Press Mixtape where he waxes philosophical about Oni comics. The Mixtape is available here for free starting today. It features Adam talking about Queen & Country, Super Pro KO, Possessions, The Sixth Gun, Hopeless Savages, Wasteland, Salt Water Taffy, Guerillas, The Crogan Adventures, and Stumptown. There are also tracks with creators like Greg Rucka, Jarrett Williams and Jen Van Meter. So check it out and go see Adam WarRock in Seattle during Emerald City Comic Con live at Kracklefest.

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  • 28Feb

    Interview: J!NX Designer, Samantha Regan

    Samantha Regan says that Like all the Jinx crew she geeks out on video games.  Her tastes run mostly to FPS and Action/Horror (like Dead Space, Borderlands, and Bioshock) games and lately, she tells us that she has been getting more into RPGs.  Samantha is also a huge movie buff, especially of sci-fi and zombie flicks.  Before she started designing for Jinx, she was a did costume designer for film and theatre. She still makes costumes in her spare time for cosplaying.  In this interview Samantha Regan shares with us how designing at Jinx allowed her to combine a love of fashion and costume design with a love for gaming. She has created some kick-ass gear for fellow geeks in the process. Geek Woman: Whose idea was J!NX? Did you start with the company? Samantha Regan: J!NX was started in 1999 by our founders and benevolent overlords, Sean “Jinx” Gailey

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  • 27Feb

    Apps for Oscar Night

    The Oscars are here again. No matter what your Oscar night plans are, there’s an App for that. In addition to movie themed games in the Apple App store, there are a number of other little golden statue related time wasters there for you to nominate for your best Oscar. Most of these Apps are free or only a dollar. If Oscar trivia is what you enjoy then be sure to check out the Free Lite versions of Hollywood Fix, and Movie Challenge: Oscars, special trivia edition. Do you think you are a big movie geek? Then try to prove just how savvy you truly are. With the Free Vanity Fair Hollywood Oscars Edition you can make your predictions. That one is for all of the iOS devices. Or there is the Awards Guide: The Oscars, which has a thorough data base and search engine. There are also licensed movie

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  • 27Feb

    V-Moda Crossfade LP Goes Custom

    Customization is the game of the game, in terms of new products for the tech savvy. I adore the fact that many companies now, are providing users with the options of customization with her gadget gear. You can show who you are, while wearing the tech you love, or live in. V-Moda, who are well known for their popular Crossfade LP over the ear headphones, will be introducing the Crossfade Custom Program.  This program  lets the everyday joe design their headphones to reflect their personal style and taste, while delivering quality sound. Val Kolton, the Chief Visionary Officer of V-MODA states “Our company vision derives from the Italian word, moda, meaning style,” says Val Kolton, Chief Visionary Officer of V-MODA and professional DJ. “Crossfade Customs lets you endorse yourself with individual style while enjoying the best sound, comfort and build quality of the highly-acclaimed Crossfade LP. As a testament to

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  • 26Feb

    It’s Tough to Be A Good Girl In Oresama Teacher, VIZ’s latest Shojo

    Can bad girl Mafuyu clean up her act… AND still kick some butt?! Find out March 1st, in Oresama Teacher Vol. 1, new from Shojo Beat! Mafuyu, the no-nonsense, take-charge and hard-hitting leader of her high school gang, decides to turn over a new leaf in her new school… But along the way, she will have to contend with a blackmailing homeroom teacher, an unruly classmate who loves to fight, and her own tendency to find (and attract!) trouble! How will she ever get through the rest of high school as a normal girl?! Oresama Teacher is written by Izumi Tsubaki, who also wrote “The Magic Touch.” For more information, check out www.vizmedia.com.

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