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  • 15Apr

    GamingAngels Weekly Roundup Episode 2

    Howdy, Angels! It’s time for our second Weekly Roundup. This week, we’re down to two-thirds, no thanks to storms and power outages, but Trina and Tiffany still cover the best of this week in gaming. Show notes are right below the player! Download the file here. The question of the week this time: What games made us know we love games? (Thanks, @thesournurse!) We also cover: Ads in achievements Our look at Resistance 3 this week Using the power of the force to control Netflix on Xbox 360 thanks to Kinect Portal 2′s possible early release The news from Game Informer on Nintendo’s next console, along with a discussion on where games journalism is now and where it should be Visit the links to read more. We also announced a contest for a Gears of War 3 beta code! Listen to find out how you can win, though I will

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  • 15Apr

    A new PAX? Yes, but only if you’re a developer

    During the two days preceding PAX Prime (August 24 and 25), developers get to have their own fun — alone, at their very own PAX Dev in the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. What will they find there? Well, no press, for one. (Darn.) No great big exhibition hall. Just learning and debate with fellow developers with no distractions, only game development. That includes all games, from the video variety to pen and paper and collectable card games. “The idea started with friends in the game dev community asking us to host an event where they could really focus on exchanging ideas without any distractions,” said Robert Khoo of Penny Arcade.  “There are events that are great for signing your next deal or promoting your current project, but that’s not PAX Dev.  We’re 100 percent focused on the craft of game development.” Early registration costs $249, with at-the-door pricing jumping up by

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  • 15Apr

    GLaDOS needs your gaming power to speed up her reboot processes

    So, maybe you haven’t been keeping up with Valve’s latest Portal 2-related ARG. That’s fine. There are two things you need to know: Potatoes are important, and Valve’s Potato Sack promotion is even more important. GLaDOS really wants to reboot early. She really wants your PC/Mac copy of Portal 2 to get activated, because that’s when she’s back. But she can’t do it alone. Surprising. So…she’s borrowing us in much the same way you can use your PS3′s power to keep some research going — she’s started GLaDOS@Home. Play the games in Valve’s Potato Sack bundle to help GLaDOS power up, and you get Portal 2 early. Some games need more players than others. The value-per-player is a bit different per game. So check out GLaDOS@Home to see where you’re needed. Really, all I have to say about this is: Go Valve. They’re getting people to buy a ton of

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  • 15Apr

    Review: Hyperdimension Neptunia (PS3)

    ESRB: T (for Teen) Genre: Role-playing Game Developer: Idea Factory Publisher: NIS America Release Date: February 15, 2011 PASS Editor’s Note: Despite the game’s “Teen” rating, it has some mature content that will be discussed in the review. Just when I think I’ve seen everything I can in a video game; Gamefly recently sent me Hyperdimension Neptunia instead of Bulletstorm.  This game is the perfect example of the kind of sexist drivel that gives anime style art a bad name.  The game is rated “T (for Teen)” with several content descriptors, there is bad language, sexual situations and partial nudity in the first ten minutes of the game.  It should probably have been rated “M”.  Moms beware: the cutesy packaging is deceptive. All that said, there is some professional looking artwork in Hyperdimension Neptunia.  The use of colors is eye popping and effective.  The costumes are – interesting.  But, the

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