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  • 30Nov

    Voltron fan event tonight!

    VOLTRON: Defender of the Universe is now available on XBLA and PSN and to celebrate we’re giving away a Voltron mask for your avatar. But also, the team behind Voltron is having a fan event tonight! That’s right at 7pm pacific you can watch the live streaming even that will feature stars and giveaways. Fans of the original series will even get to talk to the original voice talent. Voltron himself is even going to stop by! Luckily, you can watch it right here on GamingAngels, brought to you by Twitch.tv. Watch live video from THQtv on www.twitch.tv Follow

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  • 30Nov

    Gaming Angel’s Holiday Guide: Gadgets

    Happy Holidays! Below are our gadget picks for this holiday. Many of us want the same thing or more than one thing on this list because we all love our gadgets! Kindle Fire Price: 199.00 Rating: All Ages Recommended by: Trina The Kindle Fire has amazing specs for a tablet that is only $199. If you can do without a camera, this may be the best tablet for your dollars. The Silk Browser will provide even faster web browsing and while the tablet has a dual core processor, it works faster by storing things on the cloud for easy accessibility. I also like the User Interface on the tablet, something tablets other than Apple’s have not been able to master. iPad Price: Starting at $499. Rating: All Ages Recommended by: Trina How can you not recommend an iPad for anyone that may not have one yet. Yes, a competitor is

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  • 29Nov

    Win your Avatar a Voltron mask

    Voltron comes to the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 tomorrow and to celebrate we have something for our Xbox 360 readers! I love Voltron. I remember my brother and I shared the toys to build the giant super robot. The game comes out tomorrow and is only 800 Microsoft Points. The game has clips from the original animated TV series and players can command the individual Lions. Of course players can also team up to form Voltron. Voltron has 1-5 player co-op or offline 1-2 player co-op. The Voltron blue mask can be all yours just by making a comment below. Tell us if you are excited about Voltron or about any memories you have as a kid with Voltron. I’ll pick one random winner Friday at 5pm pacific. Good luck! @Waynes you won! Congrats! Random.org picked you! hehe Follow

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  • 29Nov

    GamingAngels 2011 Holiday Guides: PS3

    Know a PS3 gamer in need of a great gift for the holiday season? GamingAngels has you covered with the 2011 Holiday Guide for PS3 games. Here, you’ll find a little bit of everything — from the unapologetically Japanese to a few open-world, story-driven games and even a little bit of puzzle play. Take a read — see what you think! (Unless otherwise noted, all content is by Vanessa and Tiffany.) Dark Souls (Click any game name to buy it from Amazon through an affiliate link: $34.99) Rated: M — Ages 17+ Dark Souls is the predecessor to 2009’s acclaimed Demon’s Souls. If you’re shopping for a gamer this Holiday season that LOVES a challenge, and has a great deal of patience, Dark Souls is the perfect game to choose. Not only does it have a lot more content, some of the challenges it poses will daunt even the most

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  • 29Nov

    Study Shows women don’t play online to connect with others

    A new study from GameHouse about women that play games just came out and everyone is focusing on what they feel is the important aspect of the study. Sex. The study surveyed 2000 US adults and shows that women that play online games have more sex than women that play games offline. Let’s start with a few flaws that I find in the survey. One, 2000 people is not that large of a sample audience. First, they don’t qualify by what they mean with the term online gaming. Do they mean console online gaming? Or maybe PC? Is it separated by game genre? The first fact alone sets off my warning meters…according to their study, 55% of online gamers are women and 45% are men. While I would love to see the number of women gaming to continue to rise, the most recent stats from the ESA show that the

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  • 29Nov

    5 Games for Your Family This Holiday Season

    Gaming’s been a big part of my family life since I was very small. My parents and I played games together for years, and ever since we all got iPhones, we even play on the go while we’re miles apart. (Thanks, Words with Friends!) That makes about 20 years of gaming, and when I have a family to call my very own (read: little ones), I hope to keep the family tradition going. Image Credit: left-hand It’s understandable if you want to play something with your whole family! Nothing brought me and my parents closer than those moments we shared. Not to mention that it’s guaranteed fun these days. I almost wish I’d grown up now instead of the 90s, just because there’s so many other things I could have enjoyed! For instance… Retro games are just a button push away. A lot of the exact games I played with

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  • 28Nov

    Game recognized as professional education tool for the first time thanks to MEDEA award

    For the first time, a video game has been recognized as a legitimate educational tool, thanks to the MEDEA awards, which reward innovation in media-rich learning resources. The Monkey Tales Games series, developed by Larian Studios in Belgium, was given the MEDEA award for Best Professionally Produced Educational Media in Europe by 54 education professionals from around the world. The series also received the 2011 Audience award. The series focuses on improving children’s mathematical skills, and is the product of years of research and development with teachers, schools and universities. “Larian has a decade of experience developing games for children, but developing educational games that work has turned out to be quite challenging,” said David Walgrave, executive producer of the Monkey Tales series. “Over the last years we’ve gained a wealth of new insights and these awards now show that we have found the right approach.” It’s great to see

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  • 28Nov

    Is Cyber Monday a farce?

    Retailers broke sales records this past Thanksgiving Weekend. But the weekend did not go by without controversy. Stores started opening earlier than midnight on Thanksgiving day to try and get a start before their competitors. While the blogsphere went crazy on these retailers for not allowing their workers to enjoy a day with their family, it appears that this trend may start even earlier next year. 226 million people went out and shopped over the weekend. Money talks and retailers cannot be happier to climb out of the long-suffering economy of late. Cyber Monday started in November of 2005 when a store used it as a tagline. We face another Cyber Monday today and retailers are excited in hopes that this year will be even larger than last. Cyber Monday sales are restricted to the online presence for the retailers. So many people shop on Cyber Monday that office productivity

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  • 28Nov

    Vita’s proprietary memory card prices revealed — what does that mean to you?

    Hey, if you didn’t already know, PlayStation Vita requires that you have a memory card in the system. In other words, if you want to save your game, you’ve got to have a memory card. I know, it’s pretty sad that there’s no onboard hard drive space for the handheld of awesomeness. But hey! Guess what? These things are going to be pretty expensive! How expensive? Well, according to GameStop’s nice little Vita portal they’ve got set up at the moment, the prices look a little something like… 4GB – $29.99 8GB – $44.99 16GB – $69.99 32GB – $119.99 If you want a sizable amount of memory, you’re going to have to spend almost half of the system’s cost. That’s a pretty penny to spend on storage space alone. What compounds all of this into a much bigger issue than you’d think is that the memory cards are proprietary,

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  • 28Nov

    Xbox 360 Holiday Guide

    The Xbox 360 is well known for its mature games, particularly in the shooter arena, and while these titles are still very prevalent, the Gaming Angels would like to point out a couple of the E and T games that are suitable for anyone on your holiday shopping list. Of course, our favorite M-rated games are highly recommended as well for your adult gamers. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (M) - I am a fanatic about games that have amazing story combined with great gameplay. I was allowed to get a sneak peek at Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and I honestly was trying to figure out a way to steal their dev kit so I can have more time with the game. Skyrim is robust and allows you to explore. In three hours that I played, it took me about an hour before I even got a quest, but I discovered

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