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  • 26Sep

    Review: Pony vs Pony

    This week we received news from Artix Entertainment that their Pony vs Pony game had some new additions. The level cap was raised to 20 and hundreds of items were in the store. Pony vs Pony launched two weeks ago. I’ve been under the weather the past few days, so I decided to try it out. For the online game you make your own Pony to start. Think My Little Pony meets a puzzle fighter. To battle, players match same color orbs in groups of at least four. Some orbs create protective shields and others attack. When I created a Pony, first I noticed a limit to the types of name combinations. Not a big deal, just limiting. It appears from the dashboard that you only have so many battle points per session. I thought it was per day, but mine did not reset the second day. So….I don’t know

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  • 26Sep

    BioWare Ireland opens in Galway

    BioWare’s newest facility isn’t making games at all. BioWare Ireland, which opened today, serves as a customer service facility for Star Wars: The Old Republic, which recently got a release date of Dec. 20 for North America, and Dec. 22 everywhere else. This company branch employs 400 people, rather than the 200 originally planned. This is EA’s second facility in Ireland — the first is a PopCap location that became part of EA following their acquisition.

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  • 26Sep

    Review: The Sigh by Marjane Satrapi

    When Archaia wrote us about the upcoming release of the English-language version of The Sign by the amazing Marjane Satrapi, I jumped on the opportunity to review it. Marjane Satrapi is best known for Persepolis and if you haven’t read it, get it now! (Persepolis is a coming of age story of a young Iranian girl). “The Sigh is a timeless fairytale that promises to capture the imaginations of readers both young and old,” said Mark Smylie. “Marjane is one of those rare writers who has the ability to connect with readers on a global scale and we are proud to bring this story to the U.S.” The Sigh is a 56 page hardcover novel that has text and beautiful hand-drawn color illustrations. While the illustrations might seem simple, they assist in the story and are just beautiful. The story of The Sigh starts with a father that always brings

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  • 26Sep

    First Look: Tera

    Tera has been one MMO that I’ve been keeping my eyes on. It seems like it will have a little something new due to being pitched as an Action MMORPG (AMMORPG?). Well I was pleased as punch when I got to go to En Masse Entertainment’s offices during PAX prime in Seattle to get hands on with Tera. Even better? It was hands on in a five man boss fight! First we were shown some new images from the game and a trailer to give us a taste of the game.  After we were given the choice to pick the roles we’d like to do the boss encounter with. I chose the archer since it’s a class I’m most familiar with. Our Editor-in-Chief, @Cherithe, was with me and she sat in to play the Mage.  Once everyone was ready to go, we started off this mini-dungeon. After a Leroy Jenkins

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  • 26Sep

    This week in Gadgets

    Hi everyone! Here is the first out of a weekly video series where we cover what happened in tech and gadgets over the week. I may do a gadget review or show you what I’m playing with this week. Either way it’s always going to be a fun look at the latest tech news and gadgets. Each week we also answer a question from our readers! This week RockItQueen on XBL wins a GamingAngels tshirt for submitting a question we used! To get your question in a future episode, email me at trina at GamingAngels dot com and put in the subject: GADGET ANGELS QUESTION. I hope you enjoy this. I’m going to get new editing software so I can hopefully include some footage of products over me talking. But I’m learning. ^_^ Enjoy

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  • 26Sep

    ‘Rage’ is a disk space hog for both PS3 and 360

    So, if you’re thinking about playing Rage on the PlayStation 3, it might be time for that console hard drive upgrade you’ve been thinking about. (Unless you’re already maxed out and you’re laughing at the mere suggestion.) Guess how much space is required for the install? Eight gigabytes. That’s huge, people. And it looks like Tim Willits over at id is pretty happy about it. “Sony was great,” he told Eurogamer. “Kudos to Sony for letting us do that. They don’t allow every game to do that. So definitely, hats off. What we were able to do is install all the textures to the highest level. What is nice about the PS3 platform is that it’s just one platform. Everyone has one Blu-ray drive, one hard drive, it’s all the same. Some of the other systems you have… should I install it on my 360? Should I not install it?

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