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  • 11Mar

    Meeting Felicia Day

    Emerald City Comicon came fast for me and I did not have a chance to officially request some time with Felicia Day in order to interview her.  Believe me, I was a very sad panda about this.  So, when I decided to get Felicia Day and Amy Sakuda’s autographs, I tried to make that moment count. Before I joined the line, I had just experienced the awesomeness that is meeting Wil Wheaton.  He was very nice, down to earth considering he is a lord of geekdom, and above all sweet.  We had a brief conversation and he signed a headshot for me.  In my Wil Wheaton induced haze, I stumbled onto Felicia and Amy’s line.  Before I realized, the line was huge! I looked at Wil’s and it was just as long.  I stood there waiting, looking at my phone as I overheard what the people in line were saying.

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  • 11Mar

    Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 with Archenemy Mode

    Today, Wizards of the Coast announced Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 coming to XBLA, PC/Steam and PSN, this summer. “With more than 12 million players and fans in more than 70 countries and 500,000 units of Duels of the Planeswalkers sold on XBLA, Magic is experiencing record growth and delivering players a truly integrated gaming experience across both digital and real world.” There are new modes in the 2012 version of Duels of the Planeswalkers as well as new Planeswalker opponents, decks, puzzle challenges as well as other new features when the game launches this summer. Duels of the Planeswalkers will have a tutorial mode which will be a good way for new players to learn the game. Players used to Magic: the Gathering will want to check out the new Archenemy mode where you and two friends can combine your forces against one enemy, this is based on the

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  • 11Mar

    Sample the 3DS before you buy

    The Nintendo 3DS brings a 3D visuals without special glasses. While gamers may have researched what that means, Nintendo is taking the 3DS on tour to make sure to meet with everyone to expose them to the 3DS. Nintendo 3DS Demo Pods and Squads will be across the US starting March 11. Visitors can try the system, take a 3D photo and try out Face Raiders, Nintendogs + cats, Super Street Fighter IV 3D, Madden NFL Football, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars and Asphalt 3D. The Demo pods can be found in the following places with dates included: * New York City: Grand Central Terminal (Vanderbilt Hall, West Side) o Running March 11-30 o Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. o Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. * Chicago: Citigroup Center (entrance to Ogilvie Transportation Center) o Running March 11-April 3 o Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

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  • 11Mar

    Free RAGE music

    RAGE from id Software is not set to release until September 13 but the website RAGE.com has been updated with details on gadgets, guns and vehicles. All the stuff you’ll actually use in the game. We all know how much music can enhance a game and Bethesda has released an original track that you can download for free. This is a limited time offer so make you go head over to www.rage.com/extras-rage-mark-lanegan to check it out. Mark Lanegan from Screaming Trees and Queens of the Stone Age wrote and performed this track.

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  • 11Mar

    PDP announces 3DS accessories

    The Nintendo 3DS launches on March 27,2011 and PDP is ready with a slew of accessories that will help you get the most of your new toy. The lineup includes Pull & Go Folio, a Rainbow Telescoping Stylus pack, a Nintendo 3DS Car Charger and the Write & Protect Pack. “In preparation for the launch of the Nintendo 3DS, PDP is bringing gamers the necessary accessories to maximize their game time with the new handheld console,” Tom Roberts, chief technical officer of Performance Designed Products. “Each officially licensed product allows players a stylish way to accessorize and protect their brand-new Nintendo 3DS.” The Pull & Go Folio is pictured above and is a storage solution that holds the 3DS and games. It will be available in two colors and is priced at $17.99. The Rainbow Telescoping Stylus Pack has a group of styluses (styli ?) in a rainbow of colors

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  • 11Mar

    Record Breaking Quake Hits Japan

    Early this morning EST and late afternoon Japanese time, a enormous earthquake occurred. This was the fifth-largest to hit the world since 1900. The 8.9-magnitude quake followed a series of almost 30 smaller quakes in Japan in the past few days. It struck off the east coast of northern Japan in the afternoon and triggered a tsunami of reportedly more than 20 feet high. This big quake came after six others measuring magnitude 5.0 or above which churned beneath the ocean east of Japan Friday morning. There was also five on Thursday in the area of the same scale and 17 on Wednesday. In the past seven days, there have been 53 earthquakes of at least 5.0-magnitude around the world, according to the US Geological Survey. Of those, 28 struck near Japan. Japan’s latest quake places it in the Geological Survey’s top five largest earthquakes to strike anywhere in the

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  • 11Mar

    Nintendo is on top again

    The NPD numbers are in and Nintendo Wii is still on top as it crossed the 35 million sales mark. The Wii reached the 35 million mark faster than any other console. In terms of games, Just Dance 2 was the number one game of the month with Donkey Kong Country Returns following. In handhelds, Pokemon SoulSilver has passed 2 million sales and next month we should hear how Pokemon White and Pokemon Black did.

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