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  • 21Jun

    Weekly Roundup Episode 11

    We’ve made it to episode 11! That’s something, for sure. AND you can still download us on iTunes! You should get on to that subscribing thing. Show notes follow: Let’s be honest. This week we talk a lot about Duke Nukem Forever and the resulting PR mess. And games we’re playing. And about *some people* getting special treatment from PR. It’s fun, really. I promise. We also reveal our scholarship winner as well as a brand new podcast. As always, we encourage you to check out our partners in GamingAngels Presents: The Married Gamers, Game Dames and PrincessCast. If you want to contact us, you’ve got tons of options! Twitter: @GamingAngels Email: weeklyroundup@gamingangels.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gamingangels

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  • 21Jun

    Wave 2 of PopCap’s Charity Auction

    As the first week of PopCap Games’ unprecedented auction of unique game art pieces comes to a close, fans are gearing up for the second wave of displayable history to bid on. The first week’s auctions brought in nearly $1700 for the Starlight Children’s Foundation in the United States and SpecialEffect in the United Kingdom, and with the second week’s lineup, it promises to continue that trend. Starting today until next Tuesday is your chance to take home a Plants vs. Zombies Peashooter costume, a Plants vs. Zombies ceramic bowl and mug set, a Plants vs. Zombies Organ Grinder Zombie concept sketch on wood, a Plants vs. Zombies XBLA player house concept sketch on canvas, a Plants vs. Zombies diorama, a Zuma Tiki Gods original concept sketch on paper, and a Lex Bookwarm original sketch on paper. Check them out at PopCap’s ebay page and help raise funds for these

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  • 21Jun

    Women in Games Jobs announces its first Pan-European conference

    Women in Games Jobs, a European not-for-profit organization started in 2009 to get women into gaming jobs, have announced the date for this year’s Women in Games Conference in London. This particular conference, which will take place on September 22, is the first-ever Pan-European for women in games. This comes after last year’s conference cancellation — which prompted a half-day miniconference during Develop in Brighton. This year’s conference will focus on career development for women in Europe’s games industry, who are fairly rare — one in 15 people in the industry there are women. “This year’s Women In Games Conference is aimed at both women in games education and women with firmly established careers in games development and games publishing across Europe,” said David Smith, the founder of WIGJ. “[This event is] a ‘must attend’ event for women seeking to progress their careers in the male dominated games sector.” WIGJ

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  • 21Jun

    SEGA gives us a look at ‘Binary Domain’

    SEGA’s new squad-based shooter Binary Domain is another telling of a story with a common theme — that of man vs. machine. This story trailer, released yesterday, shows how the uprising got started in Tokyo in 2080. Binary Domain is due to be released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in February 2012.

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  • 21Jun

    ‘Bioshock: Rapture’ Novel available July 19th, first chapter available now

    There’s a Bioshock novel coming to a bookshelf (or ereader) near you, Bioshock: Rapture by John Shirley will be available in just a few short weeks for those of you looking to get your Bioshock fix in before Infinite hits the shelves.  And if you can’t wait until the 19th to see what this book is going to be like, you can head over to Tor.com to read the first chapter.  That should get you in the mood. If you’re planning to be around at SDCC, you’ll be able to find author John Shirley signing over at the Tor booth.

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  • 21Jun

    Good Old Games announces an Interplay sale, summer ‘Staycation Packages’

    Good Old Games, usually known better as GOG.com, announced a special “Staycation” promotion with Interplay, where all 32 of their titles will be 50% off until July 4. Fallout and its first sequel, Freespace 2 and the first two Earthworm Jim games are only $2.99 a piece. The gaming staycation is designed to take you t0 multiple exotic locations through games that would normally require at least a chunk of cash. And hey, it’s usually pretty hard to go to space. GOG will also be publishing a series of “Staycation Packages” for your summer reading pleasure. They allow you to learn a little bit more about some of these Interplay games, and they will also be themed.

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  • 21Jun

    Interview: Sabine Duvall, EVP of Global Publishing & Sales from Tik Games

    Sabine Duvall has a long history of work on many recognizable game titles. Her history includes being on the team at Hudson Entertainment, Inc. For many years where she worked with Diner Dash, Alien Crush Returns, Omega Five, Star Soldier R, and Bomberman LIVE. Before that she worked for one of the most popular casual game companies, Oberon Games, Inc. on BeTrapped!. Some of you may remember Riven: The Sequel to Myst from back in 1997, with Red Orb Entertainment. She even worked during the event horizon of gaming with Sierra On-Line, Inc. On The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery, Space Quest (Collector’s Edition), Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist, Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers, The Dagger of Amon Ra Gobliiins, and Inca. Geek Woman: I remember those Sierra On-Line games very well. I loved that era in gaming. Do you miss those simpler times? Sabine Duvall: I don’t think

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