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  • 05Oct

    Handheld Lowdown: What I Still Want From Pokemon

    I’ve talked about wanting more from the Pokemon games before. As addicting as they are it is still the same game with a new “Team Rocket” and new Pokemon. As cheesy and redundant the TV show is, it sparked an idea for a new direction the game should take. With different regions hundreds of Pokemon and many different career paths introduced to the show, a Pokemon MMO shouldn’t be out of the question. Each character that is usually a NPC in the games, or random stranger in the show would be controlled by a player. Want a particular Pokemon, but don’t want to go find it the wild, your friend at the breeder could produce one for you. Maybe you’re tired of being a Pokemon master, but like the idea of contests, that could be a completely different avenue to take your character. Gym leaders and the elite four would

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  • 10Aug

    Midnight Launch Party for ‘Darksiders’ fans

      THQ will host a launch party for Darksiders II on August 13 starting at 9 p.m. at the GameStop in West Hollywood. Attendees can play the game before buying a copy at the event and Ben Cureton, the game’s lead designer, will sign copies of the game. The party won’t be complete without door prizes. People will have the chance to win posters, game covers signed by Joe Madureira, the creative director, DLC season pass for the game worth $20, the Darksiders  novel “The Abomination Vault,” and the official strategy guide from Prima Games. The West Hollywood GameStop is at 7100 Santa Monica Blvd. #117, West Hollywood, CA. The game releases August 14 for Xbox 360 PlayStation3 and PC. Follow

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  • 01Aug

    ‘Project Lodus’ Needs Your Help

      Leviathan Studios, a self-funded development studio, is working on its first video game codenamed Project Lodus. The game is an action RPG with a cyberpunk style. The setting is Lodus, which houses advanced civilizations, each buried beneath each other. Upgrades to characters have ramifications that are visual and can affect the character by the end of the game. Project Lodus has raised almost $12,000 through Kickstarter, but with 13 days to go Leviathan still needs about $38,000 to make its goal at the time of this writing. Here is the Kickstarter page to make a donation and check out the video describing the project.     Follow

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  • 25Jul

    People Play Mobile Games at Home More Than On-the-Go

        According to a survey released by PopCap Games, more people in the U.K. and U.S. play mobile games at home. Half of mobile gamers in the survey said that mobile gaming is preferred over console gaming, computers and even handheld gaming systems. The couch is the number one place to play for this group of people accounting for 69 percent of gamers surveyed, the bed followed with 57 percent of people playing there as well. The car, bus, or train followed, with waiting for an appointment and while watching television dragged behind respectively. “We already know that people play mobile games ‘on the go,’ but now we are seeing mobile gamers largely favour their mobile devices for home use.” said Dennis Ryan, VP of Worldwide Publishing at PopCap. “If you add the fact we are seeing a deluge of new gamers coming in through mobile, we believe mobile

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  • 23Jul

    ‘Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance’ Gameplay Footage Released

    Thrust in a world with plenty of cyborg technology, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance brings action gameplay to the forefront. This video demo shows  how the slicing and dicing mechanics work in the game.  The cybernetic technology has created conflict and power imbalance among organizations. To combat these criminals Raiden must delve into his past and resolve his problems so he can chop through his enemies.  MGR: Revengeance is due out early 2013.   Follow

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  • 13Jul

    ‘The Secret World’ Unleashes First Update

     Seven new missions, plus a hidden mission on Solomon Island are let loose to players later this month. The Secret World will release its first update July 31. Following this update Funcom will release monthly updates called issues. Issue #1: Unleashed brings new missions, nightmare mode for two dungeons and a marketplace. Carter unleashed is one of the missions set in Innsmouth Academy. This mission has players helping Carter control her powers beneath the school. The other missions has players investigating a bestselling horror author and a deranged fan’s mind, chasing the story of ghost, searching a mansion for something much creepier than the ghosts that live there, delving into the past and finding out the secrets of a genetic research project. The Ankh and Hell Fallen dungeons get nightmare mode. The two dungeons have more risk, but also more reward. Funcom is already working on Issue #2 which brings

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  • 13Jul

    Fantasy Friday: Shopping for Medieval Attire

     In New York the Sterling Renaissance Festival season is in full bloom. So, while at work in between delivering the mail and handing out office supplies, I looked for an affordable wardrobe for this year’s festival. No matter which way you cut it, a full medieval outfit costs a big purse, but I found this one site that satisfies any geek, even if you don’t  actually buy anything.  Medieval Collectibles has a category for everything. In addition to individual cloaks, swords, breastplates, etc., the site has collections based off movies, television shows and video games. The best part is not all the collections are from the medieval era. The Harry Potter collection is tantalizing. 25 bucks for a Gryffindor scarf could satisfy New York winters and show off my not so inner geek. The Harry Potter collection is one of the more extensive collections.  Some of the others only have

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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.     Follow

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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  Follow

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  • 02Jul

    Sony Buys Gaikai For $380 Million

    The rumors have been flying about this news since before E3, now it is official Sony Computer Entertainment has bought cloud-gaming service Gaikai for $380 million. Sony will use this technology to establish its own cloud service. “By combining Gaikai’s resources including its technological strength and engineering talent with SCE’s extensive game platform knowledge and experience, SCE will provide users with unparalleled cloud entertainment experiences,” said Andrew House, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “SCE will deliver a world-class cloud-streaming service that allows users to instantly enjoy a broad array of content ranging from immersive core games with rich graphics to casual content anytime, anywhere on a variety of internet-connected devices.” With this acquisition, Sony can improve upon the PlayStation Plus service, and get the momentum it needs going into the next generation. “We’re honored to be able to help SCE rapidly harness the power of the

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