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  • 30Apr

    PopCap announces merch deals for their iconic IPs

    Now there literally can be a zombie on your lawn with the announcement from PopCap games that they have paired with various companies to bring the PopCap games we love to life in various merchandise. The first licensing agreements have been signed with Trends International, Bioworld Merchandising, Funko, MjC International, Jaswares and Walls360. Some of these items are already out while others will be out over the course of the next few months. The first merchandise you will see is for Plants vs Zombies and then following will be Bejeweled in 2013.

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  • 30Apr

    Nintendo adds Midnight Purple 3DS to lineup

    Nintendo has announced that the 3DS will be available in a brand new color starting May 20th! Midnight Purple is the brand new 3DS color to give it a new royal look. The new 3DS launch coincides with Mario Tennis Open launch. The suggested retail price for the 3DS is $169.99 and will be offered in the United States. This is the fifth color for the Nintendo 3DS for those keeping track. The other colors are Cosmo Black, Aqua Blue, Flame Red and Pearl Pink. I know we love purple here at GamingAngels. Maybe Purple is the new black.

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  • 30Apr

    New Diablo III TV spot

    In case you missed it last night, there was a new Diablo III spot that aired during Family Guy last night: [youtube id="K-ZA7NLSRhg" width="600" height="350"] It’s a nicely done short trailer that includes some highlights from an extended trailer we saw at Blizzcon last year. And it only helped to get me more excited for the release on May 15th!

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  • 30Apr

    God of War Ascension multiplayer announcement

    Last week we were invited to attend a screening by Sony where they revealed more details about God of War Ascension. The game has a single player story mode, but will include for the first time….multiplayer. The story itself takes place as a prequel. Finding out what made Kratos who he was. A main goal that the Sony team is trying to achieve is that they are working to push the Playstation 3 to it’s limits. Adding to the game, they have created a new combat and soul system where players can upgrade their skills and weapons.

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  • 30Apr

    Review: Binary Domain

    Rating: M Genre: Shooter Publisher: SEGA Developer: Criware Release Date: February 28, 2012 BUY Not many people have heard of Binary Domain. This third-person shooter from SEGA completely slipped under the radar for March. With titles like Mass Effect 3 and Syndicate, it’s easy to see why, but it’s a downright SHAME. I had no idea what to expect whenI received Binary Domain, and I have to say it was the most pleasant surprise this year so far. Binary Domain has everything I would want in a shooter: fun gameplay, explosions, funny dialogue, great story, and a bit of romance. If you’re a fan of these things, do yourself a favor and stop reading this review to go pick up a copy. You need more than that? Well, okay. Binary Domain is the tale of Dan Marshall, a Spec Ops member of the International Robotics Technology Association (IRTA), as he joins with a Rust Crew of various nationalities to investigate

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  • 27Apr

    ‘PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale’ Official

      One of the games that PlayStation has neglected to make, but has been rumored,  is finally official. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is PlayStation’s fighting game featuring favorites from a myriad of the console’s franchises throughout the years. In the video, SuperBot Entertainment talks about Fat Princess and Parappa the Rapper’s abilities, both characters aren’t thought of as fighting powerhouses, but they make a presence. SuperBot Entertainment says they tried to capture the essence of each character. The video also shows some other favorites like Kratos. Are you excited about the game? Which characters do you hope make a showing?    

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  • 27Apr

    Winner of Women in Games Scholarship Announced

      Kristina Soltvedt Wiik, from Norway, won the Vancouver Film School’s women in games scholarship. Wiik enjoys a full scholarship to the school’s one year game design program as well as its premier education. Wiik is currently a journalist for Gamereator Magazine and a writer of game fiction. “My initial reaction to receiving the Women in Games Scholarship was disbelief,” said Wiik. “It is a tremendous privilege to be awarded such a coveted scholarship and I can’t help but be excited at the possibility of realizing my dreams. I’m really looking forward to the year ahead of me, and the ensuing opportunities that VFS will surely offer.” Vancouver Film School created the scholarship to give opportunities to women, in a male dominated industry. “With what I have seen from our latest winner, the future of gaming looks very promising,” said Dave Warfield, Head of Game Design at VFS.  

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  • 26Apr

    Pre-Order Torchlight 2 and Get Special Bonus

    Pre-order bonuses are the norm, so now that Torchlight 2 is up for pre-order, Perfect World Entertainment is promising a little extra incentive. For the people who pre-order Torchlight 2, they will receive a closed beta key for Dungeons and Dragons Neverwinter. The game enters beta later this year. To make sure you can get your key, pre-order from Perfect World Entertainment. An email will be sent at the time of the beta containing your beta key.  

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  • 26Apr

    Portal 2 DLC Coming to PC and Mac

      Fans of the popular Portal series can now take the first person puzzler to a new level. In Perpetual Testing Initiative, the DLC for Portal 2, allows players to create, share and play puzzles. The free DLC  is coming to Windows PC and Mac on May 8. The puzzle creator allows players to create levels without ever leaving the game and it can be directly published to Steam Workshop. Players can then meander the store, vote on their favorites and of course play them.

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  • 26Apr

    Wintercast 1.04

    Direct link Wintercast Show Notes Intro Welcome to Wintercast – a discussion of HBO’s series Game of Thrones, brought to you by the Gaming Angels Network. We’re your hosts Elizabeth, Stephanie and Summer. This week, we’re talking discussing Episode 2.04 – Garden of Bones. WRITE IN WITH SOMETHING to ga.wintercast@gmail.com or comment on the website and be sure to rate us on iTunes (whenever we’re up on iTunes)

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