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Our coverage of events and conventions. A GamingAngel is always on the go, so read about it here!

  • 25May

    See real Gorillas to celebrate the launch of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

    Memorial Day Weekend is a great opportunity to get out and get some fresh air. Courtesy of Nintendo, you can get fresh air and brand new gaming experience in one place! Fun for the whole family! Nintendo is taking over the Los Angeles Zoo to celebrate the launch of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D at the Campo Gorilla Reserve. They have a station with a ton of Nintendo 3DS and copies of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. The Donkey Kong Interactive Experience involves the zoo’s family of lowland gorillas. At around 12:30pm, the gorillas receive cardboard barrels that are filled with treats. Fun! The experience is at the LA Zoo (5333 Zoo Drive) May 24-27th from 10am – 5pm. I took Pumpkin and she had a GREAT time. I loved it. This was my first trip to the LA Zoo and they are incredibly baby friendly! I can’t wait to

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  • 19Feb

    BlizzCon 2013 announced!

    Blizzard fans rejoice because Blizzcon 2013 has just been announced! It will be in Anaheim again this year on November 8 and 9th, 2013. For two days, Blizzard fans can storm the castle and see what Blizzard has in store for World of Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo. “BlizzCon gives us a chance to connect with our players and share our latest projects in a very personal way,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Members from all of our gaming communities have helped make this event bigger and better every time, and we look forward to meeting up and celebrating with them in November.” We love attending BlizzCon and missed it last year (last one was in October 2011). Tickets did sell out in seconds before so if you are interested in going this year watch the BlizzCon website Blizzcon.com for details like ticket sales and hotel reservations.

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  • 23Aug

    A day with WWE 13

    On Saturday THQ took GamingAngels out for a day of WWE celebration. The event was tied into SummerSlam and the announcement of details for THQ’s upcoming title, WWE13. Unfortunately, THQ had no control over the weather that day because it was SUPER HOT at Staples Center. But the heat did not dampen any of the fan’s love for WWE. But the heat did affect me being all pregnant and such. I went through three bottles of water and sat down in semi-shade during the event. While I was sitting, I was crowd watching. Staples Center was sold out for SummerSlam and they came to this pre-party to celebrate their love for particular wrestlers. What I noticed was how family friendly the event was. Families everywhere wore t-shirts for their fav wrestlers (CM Punk seemed the most popular), they stood in line to get pictures with belts, stars, and even on

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  • 18Aug

    THQ is sending GamingAngels to SummerSlam!

    THQ is sending GamingAngels to SummerSlam!! That’s right, we’ll be there to catch all the SummerSlam chaos and fun here in Los Angeles. Tomorrow we’ll get to see the SummerSlam Axxess where we’ll hear the live Roster Reveal for Sunday’s SummerSlam. Then we’ll head back and get a hand’s on with THQ’s next WWE title, WWE13! The next day we will be going to SummerSlam to cheer on our favorite wrestlers. I’ll be rooting for Brock Lesnar. Follow the hashtag: #SummerSlam to catch all of us tweeting and taking pics throughout the event. THQ has also created a WWE site where you can follow all the action from home. Check out Stone Cold Steve Austin’s entrance from the upcoming game: Follow

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  • 03Aug

    QuakeCon 2012 Hands-on Preview: Dishonored

    Dishonored was one of those games that I hadn’t really heard much about until E3 just a couple of months ago and then became extremely excited about it. I wasn’t able to play it at E3, sadly, but from what I could tell, it was steampunk version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, but with more amusing powers to play with. For example, instead of learning the ability to float down to the ground from absolutely any height, Corvo can simply possess someone already walking on the ground, thereby avoiding both splatter and detection. What intrigued me even more was how the developers–Arcane–emphasized that Dishonored could really be tailored to play any way you want, from stealth to guns-a-blazing. Now, we’ve heard this argument before, and sometimes it holds up and other times it does not, but after playing today, I firmly believe that this is true for Dishonored. I was

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  • 18Jul

    SDCC 2012 Hands-on Preview: LEGO Lord of the Rings

    Traveller’s Tales has developed some of the most creative parodies of big name series, from Star Wars to Indiana Jones to Harry Potter to Pirates of the Caribbean. One major movie/book series has been ignored thus far, and TT games has rectified this error with LEGO Lord of the Rings. When I first heard the rumor of this game, I nearly squealed out loud. I’ve been dying for a LEGO LOTR ever since they tackled the Harry Potter movies. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one. The people behind TT games are huge LOTR fans, and they have been wanting to do a LOTR LEGO game ever since their first LEGO Star Wars game. They hadn’t done it before because they wanted to make sure that they did it right, for themselves as fans, other fans of the series, and the fans of the LEGO games. From what I saw and

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  • 18Jul

    SDCC 2012 Hands-On Preview: Hybrid

    5th Cell is known for breaking the typical mold in gaming, such as the hit Scribblenauts series on the DS and iOS. They’ve chosen to try to break the mold of yet another genre in gaming; this time, it’s the third-person shooter. Upon first glance, however, Hybrid looks like any other third-person shooter that relies on cover for strategic gameplay. The difference lies within the jetpacks. Ah yes, how jetpacks seem to make everything better. At the very least, they open up your strategy from the typical pop-up-and-shoot. Gameplay is based solely on online multiplayer. You can play in random matches like you would in other multiplayer games, but there is also a large multiplayer campaign. Players pick sides between the Variants and the Paladins as they battle all over the Earth to try to seize possession of dark matter, the most coveted power source. Whichever side controls the dark

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  • 13Jul

    Day one in pictures San Diego Comic Con

    The first full day of San Diego Comic Con is now over. It’s almost a total blur. I’ve included the photos below that showcase most of what the day contained. I’m hoping to capture more cosplay today while walking around before panels/interviews. Thursday I sat in on the Censorship and Female artists panel, Disney panel, Terry Moore, MAC store (lame) and lastly the Microsoft Xbox Showcase which was AMAZING! I have two games that will be in a future article. Now I’m off for Day 2, so enjoy the pics below! Follow

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  • 13Jul

    SDCC 2012 Preview: South Park: Stick of Truth

    South Park: Stick of Truth is everything you would expect from show creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker–a lot of humor, a lot of cleverness, and a lot of offensiveness. I walked out of this preview feeling both horrified and amazed. I’m fairly certain that is what the creators have always gone for. Stick of Truth is about the largest LARPing session you have ever seen. The player takes on the role of the new kid in town and is forced to go make new friends while his/her parents go “wrestle” in the new house. If the new kid tries to go into the house, the father appears in the upstairs window, obviously naked, and yells, “I TOLD YOU TO GO MAKE FRIENDS!” Yep, you’re definitely in South Park. As the new kid wanders down the streets, he’s instantly pulled into this giant LARPing session with all the kids of

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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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