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  • 25Feb

    Original PSP gets a price drop

    The PSP-3000, AKA the most recent model that isn’t a flash-memory-only failboat (I believe this is probably a published fact, so don’t get onto me about editorializing), is getting a nice little price drop starting February 27. This also affects the pricing of entertainment packs, which will now go for $159.99. Maybe they’re trying to clear out stock. Or they’re just trying to get people to buy PSPs, even with the NGP on the way at some point in the not-so-distant future. In any case, it gets a new commercial – and Marcus, our favorite little PSP spokesguy, isn’t anywhere to be seen. He is heard, though – at the very end. I guess that ad campaign’s over, then? PlayStation also announced a new crop of games for their PSP Greatest Hits collection: New PSP “Greatest Hits” Titles ($19.99) Assassin’s Creed Bloodlines (Ubisoft) DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY (Square Enix, Inc.) LittleBigPlanet

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  • 25Feb

    Mobile gamers more likely to be young and female, audience beats television ratings

    iPhones and Android devices are making gaming more of a female-dominated activity, according to findings published by mobile analytics firm Flurry. These studies showed that mobile gamers are more likely to be younger, female and more affluent and educated than the average American. The average age of mobile gamers is 28, compared to console gamers’ 34 years, and 53 percent of mobile gamers just happen to be women. (For the consoles, women still come in at 40 percent.) The Flurry study also stated that “[t]here is also greater density in the 18-49 bracket, which indicates that [Apple] iOS and Android devices are attracting users during their earning years versus, in particular, their teenage years, where they likely cannot afford more expensive mobile devices.” Females who play mobile games overall skewed older, with more women in the 26-65 age bracket compared to the men. North America played the most mobile social

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  • 25Feb

    Rock Band 3 adds some of the prettiest hate

    Four tracks from Nine Inch Nails’ “Pretty Hate Machine” remaster will be available in the Rock Band 3 Music Store for PS3, 360 and Wii starting March 1. The four-pack of songs, all of which can be purchased separately, includes: “Terrible Lie” “Head Like a Hole” (Pro upgrades available) “Sanctified” “The Only Time” Next week, Harmonix is also releasing a slew of Pro Guitar/Bass upgrades for older songs for $0.99. You’ll have to have the original track to make the upgrade. Here’s a full list: Blink 182 – “Dammit” Boston – “More Than A Feeling” Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Bad Moon Rising” Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Fortunate Son” Eve 6 – “Inside Out” The James Gang – “Funk #49“ The Knack – “My Sharona (Cover Version)” Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Simple Man” Metallica – “…And Justice for All” The Offspring – “Self Esteem” Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble – “Pride

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  • 25Feb

    Bioware and Florence and The Machine work on Dragon Age II Soundtrack

    Bioware is going big with a collaboration with Inon Zur and the wonderfully talented Florence + the Machine. These artists are working on the Dragon Age II soundtrack with songs you can only hear on that soundtrack. Florence + the Machine create an exclusive re-do of “I’m not calling you a liar” and Zur creates a score that puts you right into the dramatic storyline. “With the band’s full blessings and enthusiasm, we isolated Florence’s original vocals from one of their most unique songs and completely ‘Dragon-Aged’ it,” said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing for EA as well as the track’s co-producer. “What was originally a powerfully stark, acoustic-based song has been reborn with all-new instrumentation and full orchestration. The results are an epic anthem for the next stage of the Dragon Age legend.”   Part one of the Dragon Age II soundtrack* will be available for

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  • 25Feb

    Japan’s Anti-Anime Law

    Coming up on the political scene over in Tokyo, there is a strong possibility that an unpopular law could get passed. Called Bill 156, the “Anti-Anime” bill has been backed by a governor named Shintaro Ishihara. Seen as an embarrassment by some, there is an influence to clean up anime. Its place in Japanese media, can cause cultural misunderstandings when anime is often seen as sexually promiscuous and degrading towards women. What they really want to get rid of are the ones that sexualize underage young girls. Criticism has come about now due to the vagueness of how the bill was written. An over broad description of what is taboo could mean that anime in general could have to become more censored. Ishihara and the new law are feared to be a ticket to anime’s demise. Like video games in the USA which are trashed by people who never play

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  • 25Feb

    Worldwide Premiere of High School of the Dead English Dub

    The moment many of you have been waiting for is finally here: This March, the High School of the Dead (aka HOTD) English dub will premiere on Anime Network Video On Demand! The highly acclaimed zombie survival anime will now be available with English voiceovers from some of the top voice actors in the business, ONLY on Anime Network VOD. Stay tuned to Anime Network’s website, Twitter, and Facebook page for upcoming cast announcements and extras. Worldwide Premiere of High School of the Dead – English Dub From Director Tetsuro Araki (Deathnote, Black Lagoon), and adapted from the highly successful manga of the same name by Daisuke Sato, comes one of the hottest new shows of the Summer, High School of the Dead. A deadly new disease is ravaging the world, turning the populace into mindless zombies, and the number of infected is skyrocketing by the second. As their fellow

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  • 25Feb

    Review: Wheel of Fortune (Facebook)

    Genre: Word/Puzzle social Developer: GSN When I saw that a friend of mine started playing Wheel of Fortune on Facebook, I nearly jumped off of my couch with excitement, because I have always loved watching that game on TV and fancied myself a pretty good couch Wheel of Fortune player. So, the thought of being able to compete in the game with my friends got me clicking pretty quickly. When I got to the game itself, I noticed it was in beta, which took down my expectations a little, but I was still super excited to play. The sound effects were pretty authentic, especially the little chime to start each puzzle, and even down to the wheel spinning, which, when coupled with the true to game graphics, really can get a fan in the mood to solve some puzzles. Each game gets a “normal” puzzle round and a bonus round.

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  • 25Feb

    Gaming Angels at NY Toy Fair 2011

    This was my second year at Toy Fair and it was still fun this time around. It was also great having more of a game plan with what I wanted to see and where more of the things I would want to see were located. And there was a good deal of stuff to see. I started off on the first floor which had more of the toys and games made for younger kids. I have to say it’s crazy what kinds of toys are being made these days. There are a lot more innovative toys coming out that made me a bit jealous of not having such awesome toys myself as a kid (not that my Barbies and My Little Ponies weren’t awesome). One booth I stopped at was that of Mentor Interactive. They work on making video games for the Nintendo DS that help with education. Most of

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  • 25Feb

    Demo Review: Dragon Age II

    I was going to hold off on talking about the demo because, let’s face it, I stood in line for two hours at PAX last fall to play the first 15 minutes of this game, which is pretty much exactly the beginning of the demo. VioletZombie talked about it while we were in Seattle and at first I didn’t think there was much more I wanted to add. But, I’ve played the whole thing, sat on my hands for two days and now there’s stuff I need to talk through. First, I am unapologetic about my love for Dragon Age: Origins. I’ve played it and Awakenings and even with Dragon Age II launches, I don’t think I’ll give up playing through Origins. I like it that much, so much I’ve got it for both Xbox 360 & PC (the PC one is the Ultimate Edition). Indeed, most of this I’ve

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  • 25Feb

    Giveaway: Superman Takes Flight This Week!

    Warner Bros. Digital Distribution proudly announces the release of the all-new animated feature film, ALL-STAR SUPERMAN On Demand and For Download starting today. ALL-STAR SUPERMAN: Fueled by hatred and jealousy, Lex Luthor masterminds an elaborate plot to kill the Man of Steel – and it works. Poisoned by solar radiation, Superman is dying. With weeks to live, he fulfills his life’s dreams – especially revealing his true identity to Lois Lane – until Luthor proclaims his ultimate plan to control the world with no alien hero to stop him. Powers fading, Superman engages in a spectacular deadly battle with Luthor that could truly trigger the end of Earth’s Greatest Protector. This startling and gripping DC Universe Animated Original Movie stars the voice talents of James Denton, Anthony LaPaglia, Christina Hendricks and Ed Asner. We at GamingAngels would like to invite you to participate in our All-Star Superman Giveaway!  You have a

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