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  • 19Sep

    Smash Away your Online Fears

    For the longest time there has been a sence of unrest within Smash Bro’s fans. The question about the upcoming Smash Bros. title using the Wi-Fi network has been sketchy and unanswered, that is it has been unanswered until now. There has been an anoucment that there will be a four player online battle mode, and that more modes for online play will be released in the future. In this mode of play, you can battle your friends by the exchanging of the hated friend code, or you own the ass of complete strangers from around the globe. So you never have to play alone again. But would that stop all the negative Nancys? Hell no. Of course There is still comments from the peanut gallery about “Why isn’t there voice chat?” Well I don’t know, it’s not really need for this type of game. I kick your butt, you

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  • 18Sep

    Space Puzzle Bobble DS

    I love this game. I could never find it in stores. Well one time I found it at my local Game Stop. I guess just that one time they were helpful. Anyway it`s the arcade classic: Bubble Bobble, the game where you pop three bubbles of the same color to clear the board, but don`t let the pulley pull the the bubbles below the line or else the game is over. In the arcades I was the worst at it but here at TGS the DS controls were so smooth that I found myself playing the game for at least an hour. I kept winning level since they didn’t have anyone there to kick me off. The game is highly addictive and just like any puzzle game it is great fun. Follow

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  • 15Sep

    Homework assignments that anyone would envy

    Imagine this: You take a class where the only book you need is actually a $30.00 game. Instead of paying hundreds of dollars for boring text books that you probably won’t use anyway. How about your homework assignment having to do with playing a game through for a week? Sounds like a dream? Nope this is my CAT 209 class and I assure you it’s real. As I mentioned in the previous entry I am working on a project to design levels for Company of Heroes and really I have to play the game first. The game is another World War II strategy and really isn’t my cup of tea. But that’s the price of being a developer… making games that you probably won’t buy or play. So I bought the game and I’m going to start my first assignment which will be playing the Multiplayer Skirmish maps and play

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  • 13Sep

    It’s Metroid Month!

    The awaited third installment in the Prime Series: Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is to be released on August 27th 2007. In honor of the release, Nintendo is creating hype by making a month of Metroid. First there is the MP3 preview that is downloaded onto the Wii. In this preview there are trailers and game play videos, with two more feature to be available on August the 13th. As well, Nintendo will be offering both Metroid for the NES on August 13th and Super Metriod for SNES on August 20th for the Virtual Console. The games will set you back 500 and 800 points respectfully. Happy Metroiding! Follow

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  • 12Sep

    Meet the Robinsons Event

    Meet the Robinson’s movie event Disney Interactive invited me to see the Disney animation lot in Burbank, see “Meet the Robinsons” and play the associated video game. I would never refuse an opportunity like that, so off I went. Meet the Robinsons is the newest Disney animated film. The movie is based on the book, A Day with Wilbur Robinson by William Joyce. William Joyce worked on the movie as Executive Producer and did some work on character design. “Picking through nearly two decades worth of art and materials was almost as daunting as making the movie. But fun too. In the way going through a drawer full of old family photos is. Funny, nostalgic and wistful. The exhibit is a much condensed but vivid record of our journey. I hope you enjoy it.” – William Joyce We were then given a tour of the Disney Animation lot in Burbank

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  • 12Sep

    U.B. Funkeys

    I saw these bundles of cuteness briefly at the Casual Games Conference in Seattle. U.B. Funkeys are little creatures that you plug into your computer using the attached USB cable. Instantly you are launched into a new game, the world of Terrapinia. So far there are 42 collectible Funkeys. Each new Funkey gives you access to a new zone, which opens new games to play. You play games to earn coins. You can then use the coins to furnish your home. There is an evil character in the game that the characters come across. Master Lox and his henchmen steal coins and cause all kindsof trouble for the Funkeys. You can buy the Funkeys by themselves, but you will need to pick up a Starter Kit first. Each starter kit contains 2 Funkeys, 1 installation cd, and 1 U.B. Hub with USB cable. You can purchase the Starter Kit at

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  • 12Sep

    Happy National Video Game Day!

    Apparently I missed the memo, and forgot that today is National Video Game Day! How silly of me. I spent most of my day studying and reading books on classroom management. >.> I know, this sounds ridiculous but it’s true. Google it I dare you. Also just to add another fun fact, it’s also Chocolate Milk Shake Day. So in honor I am going to put down my cursed book, and picking up the controller! How are you guys celebrating? Follow

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  • 10Sep

    King of Kong Review

    King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters Review King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, directed by Seth Gordon, is a film that follows Steve Wiebe, real-life dad and science teacher, as he pursues his passion of becoming the world champion of Donkey Kong. His life turns out to be somewhat a version of the game he so loves as he is presented with all sorts of obstacles, with his real-life Donkey Kong in the form of Billy Mitchell, the 20+ year reigning champion, who also sports a 20+-year-old hairstyle. This documentary presents the lives of gamers dedicated to some of the earliest forms of electronic games. It also documents the moment when Twin Galaxies, the electronic gaming industry’s Mecca of game statistics, founded by Walter Day, becomes the Guinness World Records’ supplier of electronic game scores. It also illustrates the somewhat ugly side of the political games some people will

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  • 10Sep

    Carry your pictures in your heart

    Target.com is selling a cute way to bring your pictures with you. The Heart-Shaped Digital Picture Frame Necklace is the new generation of keeping your pictures near you. Over the weekend I found my heart necklace that contained badly cut out pictures of the people I love. This way you can carry the same pictures and they can actually look good. The following formats are supported: JPEG, BMP, MP3, PNG, and GIF. While a bit expensive at $34.99, I think it’s a great idea. Personally I’d rather have it as a keychain. What do you think? [source chip chick] Follow

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  • 10Sep

    Making the Game

    I am so excited about this. Companies (as I heard they are) are looking for level designers and I the college student is looking for experience and stuff to put in my portfolio. Well I just received my assignment for my creating the game design document class and boy oh boy it’s a great one. We (the class) have been asked to create levels for an upcoming game that THQ is producing. The game is Company of Heroes and we are the level designers. I will be working alongside industry professionals in making levels for a game that might actually be published! Oh I am so excited! By December 17 this year I hope to have my level done and hopefully it’s good enough to put in the game if it isn’t then the companies will see what I can do. So be on the look out for my level!

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