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  • 27Jul

    Turning Japanese Weekly News (July 13th – 26th)

    New People Launches a Kickstarter Funding Project for the 2011 J-Pop Summit Festival Fundraiser Supports The Expansion of Annual Bay Area Pop Culture Event Featuring MIKU-KITTY As A Main Character! Donators Invited To Special VIP Party New People has launched a Kickstarter Funding Project for the 2011 J-Pop Summit Festival, which expands to two days – (Sat/Sun) August 27th & 28th – across the city’s Japantown. A Kickstarter page with complete project details is available at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/j-pop/j-pop-summit-festival-2011. The J-Pop Summit Festival is a unique gathering of creative trendsetters and artists whose styles influence people around the world. With the theme of “Fashion, Music & Technology,” the 2011 J-Pop Summit Festival celebrates its 3rd year with edgy new multimedia content from Japan and also blends work and products from innovative local artists and merchants to become a one-of-a-kind event that reflects the essence of “pop culture.” A dedicated web site is

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  • 27Jul

    Is GameCrush too tame for you? Might be time to check out StripGamer instead

    Let’s face it. A lot of female gamers weren’t too happy when the GameCrush beta launched last year. The site has gone through so many facelifts and changes between now and then, maybe as a response to that — the credits system changed, and it even looks like they’re trying to do away with cash payments for the most part, allowing you to exchange what you’ve earned for physical items, instead. I wonder how many people are willing to play just to exchange points for a USB drive? One thing has always remained — nudity is expressly forbidden in the Terms of Service. Now, I don’t have any numbers about how many PlayDates and customers actually stick to that, and no one ever will. The video feeds aren’t monitored. I can tell you from my own experience, however, that a lot of guys never really were that interested in reading

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  • 27Jul

    Win a copy of a Dance with Dragons, come to the review!

    By now, I know you angels are familiar with Pulp Angels. I’m excited to announce that we are starting a book club on the blog and want you to get involved! The book club will be one book a month where we will sign up and read the chosen book. Then on a particular day, we’ll meet up in a post. A live blog will be set up so that we can all get into the discussion. Our very own staff will be moderating and moving the discussion along. You just have to bring yourself, your book and your opinions! The interest we see in a book club, I will be able to provide giveaways for readers that show up at the discussion. We’re going to kick things off with a bang. We are giving away an EBook copy of A Dance with Dragons. That will be the first book

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  • 27Jul

    Casual Connect – Are You a Whale or a Freeloader?

    One of the most interesting things for me this year at Casual Connect was going to some of the discussions. Because Casual Connect is more for people in the industry, or people trying to work their way into the industry, I got a peek behind the curtain at what goes in to making casual and social games, some of the psychology, some of the business. This particular talk was given by Greg Mills from Digital Chocolate – makers of one of my favorite social games, “Zombie Lane.” Now, if you have ever played a social game – particularly on Facebook – you have noticed that they are largely free to play. However, when push comes to shove, it’s difficult to get very far very fast when you play with no paid content. There is a multitude of ways to spend Facebook credits within many games that help move things along

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  • 27Jul

    Activision announces winners of its first Independent Games Competition

    Two indie games are worth a quarter of a million bucks to Activision, and they’re the winners of the first round of the inaugural Activision Independent Games Competition. Peter Angstadt’s Dstroyd got the huge $175,000 prize, while the second place $75,000 prize went to Rigonauts: Broadside by Engient. Details about the second phase of the contest are coming soon. “The first round of the competition was very impressive, and we have thoroughly enjoyed this opportunity to show our commitment to supporting the creative spirit and innovation of independent developers,” said Dave Stohl, Executive Vice President of Studios at Activision.”We look forward to continuing to reward independent developers for their remarkable efforts, and inspiring them to turn their dreams into reality.” Here are videos of the winning titles.

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  • 27Jul

    Move.me now available to help you use your PlayStation Move

    As announced at GDC, Move.me will allow you to create applications for use with PlayStation Move. To use it, you’ll need a PC in addition to your usual Move setup. What sort of things can you use this to develop? Well, Sony suggests education and physical therapy applications. (Or you can make a game with it if you want, I guess.) Anyone in academia gets this for free (and you’ve got to have a .edu email address to get in). Everyone else? That’ll be $100. So that might give you a little pause, but it is pretty cheap as far as developer tools go. And PS3 development is a pretty expensive endeavor to undertake most of the time. Here’s a link to a video showing off what others are doing with the tool. (I’d embed, but apparently that’s gone away.)  

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  • 27Jul

    Slash info: Now with more “WOW!”

    Hello and welcome to the /info with Xalaga and Stealthy! We’ve decided to take all of your MMO news by also absorbing all WoW news instead of having the monthly State of Azeroth and /info. This will be now your one stop shop for any and all MMO news! So without further ado, let’s see what’s been going on. Gamania  Announces the Un-Fairy Tale MMORPG, Dream Drops Based on well-known fairy tales, players can get their first look at the warped and surreal world of Dream Drops with the first in a series of just-released videos. Dream Drops Sophie Video: The video reveals how players will travel into an unexpected world of fairy tales. It’s not all sunshine and sparkles as players will find that the plots of these familiar stories have been thoroughly twisted. The sweetest storybook characters have changed into evil creatures beyond imagination. The official Dream Drops

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  • 27Jul

    Don’t remember Frank West? That’s okay, he’s back to remind you of a few things

    All anyone ever wants to talk about is what happened in Willamette. But, uh, Frank…you had to fight off a zombie horde. Doesn’t that seem the least bit impressive to you? I mean, most people wouldn’t dream of being in such a situation, but you survived. (Unless we’re talking about my playthrough of Dead Rising, in which case Frank died many, many deaths.) In Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, Frank West is back to tackle the story over again from his own angle. But in case you don’t remember him, there’s a brand-new recap video to get you caught up. Just…don’t forget that the man’s covered wars, okay?

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