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  • 28Nov

    Casual Gaming news 11/28/2007

    Ah this week is news-less. There is only one big story this week. [b]Gamezebo News: Big Fish Games Buys Thinglefin, Casual MMO Developer[/b]- Big Fish Games acquires Thinglefin is creating an undisclosed causal massively multiplayer online (MMO) game. You can read the full release [url=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=31054]here[/url] And well that’s it…. I know… pretty quiet. Maybe they’ll be more next week. Follow

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  • 27Nov

    Japanese take another step toward making a robot true to life

    The Japanese are getting even closer to making a robot that is very life-like. Reuters is reporting that the white robot boosted a man out of bed, chatted and helped prepare breakfast. Twendy-One has soft hands and fingers so that it can grip things. It can also support humans as they sit up and stand for people that have difficulty moving. “It’s the first robot in the world with this much system integration,” said Shigeki Sugano, professor of mechanical engineering at Waseda University, who led the Twendy-One project (http://twendyone.com) and demonstrated the result on Tuesday. The robot can make toast without crushing it and greet the patient. It is Sugano’s hope that the robot could help the elderly by 2015. The cost would be steep at $200,000 though. Although if a robot could help me cook every night, I would buy it in an instant. But alas Twendy-One is still

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  • 27Nov

    energy for somethings – not for others!

    i have some energy… the focus of it is to play. i have to write, but i just want to play. just got a whole bunch of titles to try so you’ll be hearing a lot more reviews from me as soon as my energy shifts back to writing… and my ms word decides to work again. it’s not opening. it’s teasing me. it’s trying to open, but it just sits there. it’s taunting me. i need to find a fix. i think i messed up my whole ms office… but excel. argh. excited about playing some new titles and some full versions of titles i have been playing for months. keep the energy positive. or… i could sleep and regenerate. play… or sleep… play… or sleep… 😮 Follow

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  • 26Nov

    December Gaming Horoscopes

    Sagittarius (Nov. 23 – Dec 21) Sag, you are going to be bursting with luck this month! So get on Xbox Live and play some Texas Hold em! You’re bound to clean up! December Gaming Horoscopes Aries (March 21 – April 19th) Get ready to have your bags packed because starting this month, you are going to constantly be traveling. Make sure to remember your handheld and keep it charged. You never know where you’ll be going next! Taurus (April 20 – May 20th) You have big dreams Taurus and now is the time to go for it! The money you need to accomplish your dream will be available. Don’t feel guilty about not playing for awhile. It’s time to go for your dream! Gemini (May 21 – June 21) You are going to be wanted by everyone Gemini. Not just in relationships, but people will be approaching you with

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  • 25Nov

    Don’t be fooled by imitators

    Kids, make sure you educate your parents on exactly what you are asking for this holiday season. Instead of getting Guitar Hero III, you might just end up with Guitar Superstar. Guitar Superstar is being sold at Macys and could fool any uneducated parent. I’m pretty sure that Guitar Superstar does not have the music catalogue that Guitar Hero III does. Guitar Superstar is on sale for $39.99 which isn’t alot cheaper than the real thing. There is also a Drum version to fool parents that don’t know what Rock Band looks like. Although I’m not sure how one misses the HUGE box that Rock Band comes in. Guitar Superstar plugs directly into the tv to play. Buying videogame stuff can be difficult, but seeing the disappointed face of your little rockstar is even worse. If you have any questions about what to get make sure you use resources like

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  • 25Nov

    Treasures of Ra

    In this logic building puzzle game, you can move mirrors, treasures, gems, and other items to shine the light on ancient glyphs and make your way through Egyptian lands. Download the demo or buy the full version HERE! mini review: I played the demo. It’s a good brain bender. Nice use of problem solving skills and puzzle figuring. Good challenge. If you like to try to figure things out, definitely worth a try. But try the demo before you get the full version. Follow

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  • 22Nov

    New MMORPG Luminary: Rise of the GoonZu Launches on ijji.com

    NHN USA’s ijji.com announced the premium service launch for Luminary: Rise of the GoonZu™ for the PC on ijji.com. Luminary: Rise of the GoonZu is a political and economic MMORPG which allows you to choose your profession as a warrior, artisan, or politician. Rise through the ranks of the people to become the leader of the community, the lord of the land, the GoonZu ….the Luminary. Simulating a real world society, players in Luminary: Rise of the GoonZu can become an artisan and create their own items. Sell these items in the market and build your wealth. Purchase town stocks, lease buildings and even employ your own workforce. Have you earned the respect of your fellow players? Run for office in the residential election and become the GoonZu and control the server’s future. “The added combination of politics and economics is a unique twist from traditional MMORPGs and provides a

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  • 22Nov

    Casual Gaming News Thanksgiving Edition

    I’m so busy in the kitchen that I totally forgot to post the news yesterday. Ah no bother I’ll do a special Thanksgiving edition instead. So let’s get started. [b]PC Store won’t kill off UMD, says Sony[/b]- The new download service complements casual games. “I don’t think that this would give us any cause for concern over UMD, I think they sit very well together. When you talk about the more casual games, pick-up-and-play games, you would definitely want to put them through the Store rather than have disc production, in to retail, and so on.” says Darren Cairns, head of online marketing for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. You can read the full article here: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=30852 Here I was thinking the UMD format was dead. Looks like it will be an avenue for casual games in the future. Yay more reasons to buy a PSP. [b]As Xbox LIVE Turns Five,

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  • 21Nov

    E for All (all those that have nothing better to spend their money on)

    E for All was a new convention whose mission is to provide gamers with a sneak playable peak to games that will be coming out this holiday season. The stats say that 18,000 people came through the E for All doors through out the weekend. That may be true but they did not go for all four days of E for All. I attended the convention on Saturday and Sunday since I could not get off of work to attend when it started Thursday. Video Games Live was a very successful part of E for All. The concert was held in the brand new Nokia Pavilion. It was incredibly successful and everyone who went said they had fun. VGL takes a lot of work from so many people that it’s great to see this caliber of an event tied to E for All. THQ, EA, Intel, Namco, Konami, and Major

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  • 21Nov

    Order pizza for your next party via text message

    At most parties, there is always that moment when everyone looks at each other and it is agreed upon that food is needed. Yet, nobody wants to call the pizza place and order. Papa John’s is making it so easy, people might actually offer to order pizza. Maybe… 2,700 restaurants now accept text messages. First you will have to log onto PapaJohns.com to create an account. They can save up to four favorite orders, along with a delivery address and payment preference. Customers can punch in “FAV1,” “FAV2,” “FAV3,” or “FAV4,” to text message orders. Papa John’s sends a reply with the order, and the customer can confirm or change it. Sounds easy. So you can probably look online at Papa Johns to see if you are near one of the participating stores. Follow

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