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  • 18Apr

    Review: Pokémon Black and White

    Rating: E (for Everyone) Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Game Freak Release Date: March 6, 2011 (NA), September 18, 2010 (Japan), March 4, 2011 (EU) BUY Admittedly I missed the last Pokémon game release, but I’ve turned into a fan of the Pokémon series of games since I played Crystal. I was excited for some of the new features that Black and White would have to offer, like the new battle features and the seasonal cycle. So you bet I was stoked when I got Pokémon White. The game starts off like most Pokémon games where you’re told about the world and how much people love their Pokémon and you can choose between three to start with. Personally I chose the fire pig, and thanks to some inspiration from a good friend, named him Baconator. The first thing I noticed was that it seemed like Pokémon leveled up quicker. I usually have

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  • 18Apr

    Interview: Melissa Bianco City of Heroes Lead Designer

    City of Heroes is the long standing do-it-yourself super hero game from NCSoft. It takes some special talents and tenacity to stay on top of an MMO industry which has crushed so many franchises. City of Heroes Issue 20: Incarnates was released recently, and the franchises 7th anniversary is coming up. Geek Woman does a Q&A with Melissa “War Witch” Bianco, one of the leading game designers for Paragon Studios. She is one of the longest standing members of the City of Heroes team. Over the last 7 years, Melissa was primarily in charge of developing and implementing zones and missions in game as well as plotting events and easter eggs. She was promoted into the role of Lead Designer in January 2010, when she began taking over for Positron, and then took on a more “hands-on” role in systems development. Geek Woman: I know many young women would love

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