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  • 08Aug

    Review: A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin

    Before I go any further, there will be spoilers in this review. I repeat: there WILL BE SPOILERS in this review. If you’re still currently reading ADWD, then let me give my general review in a line or two for you, then you can come back once you’re done to read more. Generally, I enjoyed ADWD. The book itself was basically like A Feast for Crows mainly since it parallels that book for awhile before venturing forward in the story. This does mean that some chapters, even if it is one of your more favorite characters, can move at a slow pace. You can tell that GRRM is still moving chess pieces around in order to set up for the final two books. I enjoyed this one, even with the slow parts, but hot damn did GRRM tick me off near the end (as I mentioned on twitter). So if

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  • 08Aug

    Nintendo launches new ‘The Legend of Zelda’ website for the game’s 25th anniversary

    Nintendo has launched a brand-new website celebrating The Legend of Zelda‘s 25th anniversary. In it, they present an interactive history of the series, as well as a video of the orchestra that was on-stage during Nintendo’s E3 presentation this year. Nintendo is also promoting the use of the Flipnote Studio application on the DSi and DSi XL to create Zelda-inspired animations using one of three templates. The best of the flipnotes will be evaluated by Nintendo developers (Shigeru Miyamoto included) and placed on this website as well as the DSi’s Flipnote Hatena and the Nintendo Channel on Wii. (Paper entries will also be accepted, which makes sense.)   Follow

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  • 08Aug

    ‘The Sims Social’ encourages playing with frenemies

    Apparently, The Sims Social will let you turn friends into enemies for even the silliest things. This video explores the deep social consequences of…uh, stealing a sandwich. I just wonder if we’re going to have to buy sandwiches through microtransactions, cause, you know…normally, your Sim just pulls it out of the refrigerator and that’s that. Letting people eat your sandwiches is probably a bad idea anywhere, though. Follow

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  • 08Aug

    Win a Google + t-shirt

    I just got back from BlogHer 11 and just had to post this contest first. All week I will be posting about the cool things I learned at Blog Her. I spoke at the Geek Bar and sitting next to me was Google! They gave me Google + shirts to give away on GamingAngels! To enter: All you have to do is comment below on Google +. What you like about it? How many circles you have? It can be anything about the new service. Each comment gets you one entry into the random drawing on Friday. Good luck and make sure to add me on Google +! Follow

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  • 08Aug

    ‘Skyrim’ Collector’s Edition announced

    If you’ve got $150 burning in your pocket by the time The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is released on November 11, the Collector’s Edition of the game might just be for you. It includes everything you see above, which is: A large, hardback coffee table book featuring art from the game A 12″ statue of Alduin A special “Making Of” DVD A cloth map But, once again, this is $150. So you’d better really like it, I guess. Follow

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