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  • 12Jul

    San Diego Comic Con we are in you!

    Ladies and Gentleman let the 2012 San Diego Geekfest begin! That’s right , today is day 1 of San Diego Comic Con and this year two of us from GamingAngels are here! Keri and I will be covering everything from Comics to games to pop culture over the next four days. Our updates will probably be at night summaries because there is no press room at SDCC and internet access there sucks. But watch @GamingAngels for any RT of our tweets from the convention (or add @crunchychocobo and @gamingangel). Last night things kicked off with Preview Night. While the line to get badges was much shorter than normal, I think this was the most packed Preview Night I’ve seen in awhile. Stuff was selling out left and right already! The Chun-Li Hello Kitty was sold out, but hoping to pick it up today when the doors open! What was unfortunate

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  • 12Jul

    Dark Days of Summer YA Book Tour

    Monday night, I took my children to see the Dark Days of Summer author tour. As you may remember from my reviews here, my daughter and I have read Partials, by Dan Wells, and both Divergent and Insurgent, by Veronica Roth, so we were excited to be there, but the other two authors were new to us. However, there is nothing like a book tour for tearing money out of my wallet, right? So, we got to the event early and bought some books, and when we sat down to wait for the authors to come out on stage, I had no one to talk to–my daughter was heads down in Aprilynne Pike’s first book, Wings, and my son was clutching SJ Kincaid’s Insignia (although he was getting in a bit more 3DS time before the talk started–he just had a birthday, so he had new games, ). I was

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  • 10Jul

    Review – Spec Ops: The Line

    Rating: M Genre: Shooter Publisher: 2K Games Developer: Yager Release Date: June 26, 2012 BUY Upon first glance, Spec Ops: The Line looks like any other military shooter. Who cares that you have a three-man team, it takes place in the desert, and it’s in third-person perspective instead of the usual first-person. It still doesn’t look like it would offer anything different from any other military shooter. It probably has a half-assed plot and then completely focuses on the multiplayer. Right? Oh, so wrong. In fact, if there’s one thing Spec Ops: The Line does have, it’s an incredible (and harrowing) story. But don’t worry; Spec Ops has more great things than just its tale. Spec Ops: The Line tells the story of Delta Force, three soldiers led by Captain Walker on a mission to find out what happened to the 33rd Division in Dubai. The 33rd–famously known as the

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  • 09Jul

    Why I Can’t Get Into Comics

    I am and forever will be a huge X-Men fan. I got into the mutants when I was in high school when a fantastic cartoon simply called “X-Men” wowed me every afternoon. If I had band practice (yes, I was that kind of a nerd in high school), I set our upstairs VCR to record it. It was then around my senior year in high school that I ventured into my first comic book store and started to collect the X-Men rebooted series. For those who are super hardcore comic book nerds, it’s the X-Men reboot from the early 1990s, also simply called “X-Men.” I collected it all the way up to leaving for college, which led me up to about issue 60 or 70. I honestly can’t remember and my stash is in a box somewhere. I left the comics at home, because I was in an uncomfortable place

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  • 09Jul

    ‘Phantasy Star Online 2’ Coming to the West Next Year

      Enter the year 238 in the New Era of Light and battle against the D-Arkers, in Phantasy Star Online 2. Sega announced today that Phantasy Star Online 2 is coming to North America on PC in 2013. The title will be free-to-play, feature three races, in depth character customization, randomized maps and class based leveling. The action RPG has fertile landscapes and a multi-faceted sci-fi experience. “The number one thing we want to provide players in Phantasy Star Online 2 is an adventure that changes every time they log in. Just as great table-top RPG experiences revolve around imaginative and unexpected encounters, we want players to consistently be surprised as they explore dungeons and undertake quests,” added Satoshi Sakai, Phantasy Star Online 2 Producer at SEGA of Japan. Get captivated  and excited for 2013 by this trailer.    

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  • 08Jul

    Snap App Sunday: Instagram

    ​Welcome to the first installation of Snap App Sunday, where I will give you all the information you need to know about photography based applications. Personally, I’m Team Droid, so controls and functions may be specific to my oft used smartphone, but I’ll make sure I predominantly write about apps on both Apple and Droid operating systems. If you have a Blackberry, I’m sorry that you have a Blackberry. Today we’re going to start with the most popular photography app out; Instagram.​ I’m sure you’ve heard that two seconds after their Droid app was released, Instagram was acquired by Facebook for one. billion. dollars. Since then the app has gone through a few updates, most notably a recent redesign, to improve functionality and finally make room for the kabillions of infiltrating Droid users. When Instagram launched on Droid, I immediately downloaded it to see what the fuss was about (I was using the now defunct

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  • 05Jul

    Final Fantasy XIII-3 May Be Coming

      Square Enix  has suggested that Final Fantasy XIII-3 may be on its way. Motomu Toriyama told Famitsu that news relating to the Final Fantasy XIII world will be announced soon. This may not come as a surprise  to some considering FFXIII-2 ended with “to be continued”, and the DLC still left some openings for more. While we might be getting more FFXIII, FFX HD is a ways off. “Regarding HD conversions, there is a lot to look into, so please wait a bit more,” Toriyama said. Source: Eurogamer 

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  • 04Jul

    Assassin’s Creed Trailer for the 4th of July

    Enjoy this new video for Assassin’s Creed III. It’s definitely dramatic if nothing else. Have a happy 4th everyone!

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  • 04Jul

    Under Fire: Holy Crap I’m Reading Halo Books

    Yes, it’s true; I’ve actually started to read the Halo novels, and the comic books aren’t too far behind. Go ahead and laugh. It’s fine. Six months ago, I would have been laughing at me too. I completely blame several people for this. The first being Karen Traviss for enrapturing me with the Gears of War books. I don’t exactly remember how I got into reading those or why I started to look for them, but I was absolutely hooked on the series. She has finished her part of the Gears of War saga–of which I’m rather sad about, to be honest–but she’s moved on to the Halo-verse. When I heard that, all I could think was, “Aw, crap.” I didn’t jump into it right away, because as much as I love the Halo games (well, not all of them…Halo 2 can suck it), the story behind it really didn’t

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  • 03Jul

    Personal Library Management

    I have a lot of books in my house. In fact, that is one of the first things many people say when they come overto my house–”Wow, you sure do have a lot of books!” They usually sound a bit awed and confused. I am not a crazy book hoarder, really. I have two sets of bookshelves in my living room, 4 shelves of books on storage units in my family room and a large hutch in my dining room that is mostly full of books. There are books piled on the front of some of the shelves, and I do have another bookshelf in my room, but there aren’t piles of books on the floor along the walls or anything (we’ll ignore the stack by my bed for the moment, ). Frankly, I am surprised at how few books other people have, even some my friends that do read.

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