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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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  • 09Sep

    Zero Punctuation: Video Reviewing at it’s finest

    The internet is filled with many gaming, video and flash sites that are all biding for our attention. Every once in a while you come across videos that either make you really think, or make you bust out laughing. Well Zero Punctuation is one of those videos. Yahtzee Croshaw does review and previews of games, but it’s the humor that drags you in and keeps you there. I would say if you are going to check out any of these videos past the one that I have posted for your viewing enjoyment, I would suggest the Bioshock review and the Console Wars. These great videos are found on The Escapist, but if you was other videos that are prior to those found on The Escapist, search it on youtube.com. And now for your viewing enjoyment: Fable: The Lost Chapters Review [youtube]jYQLR7dE5k4[/youtube] Follow

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  • 08Sep

    Move over Karaoke! There is a new form of Bar entertainment in town!!

    As you know, most bars attempt to bring in revenue through different means; the wet tee shirt contest, ladies night, and the all so famous Karaoke. Instead a bar in my home town is mixing it up. Turner’s Tavern is offering the Guitar Hero Idol night. Every Tuesday night there is a chance to challenge other contestants to a rock off in order to win the only prize worth winning in a bar. Beer. There are challenges in three categories; beginner, intermediate and advance, so even the less skilled can win a few refreshments. Maybe this will catch on and be coming to a bar near you. Follow

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  • 08Sep

    Where are the women?

    It’s time to take another look around the web and this time I have an interesting article about where are the women in the industry. It can be found in [url=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=27399]this article[/url] and it is talking about how gaming companies want females to work for them. However there is no growing demand. So what is it exactly that puts off women from from making games? I remember when I was thirteen I wanted to become a game developer but I thought the job was unreachable, something you had to know people for, and I would be laughed at for even saying that is my profession? Now I realize that I am being accepted more and more when I tell people I am becoming a game programmer. It makes me think why is it that I thought such a silly thing in the first place? Are most women like me? Do

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  • 07Sep

    Impressions from a Conference Newb

    This was my first conference ever that dealt with gaming. I have to admit, I was really intimidated at first at how many people there were. I didn’t know how I would fit in to the crowd. Sure, I like playing the games these guys & girls were talking about, but my technical knowledge of HOW they designed them is…non-existant. I felt there was no way to ease myself into this so I jumped in as best I could and came to the conclusion that I actually enjoyed it. For the most part I found everyone very down-to-earth. I enjoyed meeting the people I did. I also found out that a lot of the companies who had representatives attending, both big and small, are looking for good talent and innovation. That was exciting to me. And, for the most part a lot of them WANT to hire women especially. That

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  • 05Sep

    Mountain Dew Game Fuel Halo Commercial

    This commercial actually made me laugh out load. I feel I need to pass it long to my fellow gamers. [youtube]IWuOWS2VcMk[/youtube] P.S. I totally looks like the Irish guy when I lose. It’s mainly at Gears. Follow

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  • 04Sep

    New electronic products to help fight childhood obesity

    America currently has a rather large problem with childhood obesity. I think it’s mostly due to the fact that people are so rushed these days that they would rather drive through McDonald’s for their family meal then cook something healthy. Soft Play has decided to try and do something to fight childhood obesity. The Ride Ranger and Skateboard are both designed to provide children with an active and fun way to play. Ride Ranger is a bike platform that has a digital display with a feedback system. The virtual reality course mimics the childs movements with the pedals and handlebars. Range Rider comes with six different rides or courses and it has the ability to be hooked up to multiple units to provide multiplayer action. Skateboard has a skateboard component that riders tilt back and forth throughout the course. It also comes with six different courses. “Both new units have

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  • 02Sep

    Clear that deodorant stain out of your black party dress

    It happens to all of us. Getting ready to go out and then we spot the dreaded white deodorant stain on our carefully selected outfit. Typically I reach for a towel and pray that I can get it out. Gal-Pal has created a sponge-like pad that erases deodorant stains very easily. Just add some water to the sponge and wipe gently. The sponges are $10 at Drugstore.com and are reusable. Pack one of these in your purse and you’ll never be caught at a party with the dreaded deodorant stains. Follow

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  • 02Sep

    Pink Gadgets for a cause

    I don’t advocate pink gadgets in most cases, but Sony is selling a pink version of it’s Sony Vaio in October for Breast Cancer Research. Sony will be donating $100,000 from the proceeds of the sales. The pink Sony Vaio will come with a pink case and a pink mouse. The laptop is $1,250 and is available on Sonystyle.com and the Sony Style stores. My experience with Vaio’s is they tend to be very light and pretty fast. Nothing is going to get me to give up my MacBook Pro, but if you are in the market for a laptop and want to do some good, check it out. [via geeksugar] Follow

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  • 02Sep

    Create a photo cube

    When I was younger, I remember finding a photo cube on my mom’s dresser. It had a picture of my grandmother, myself, and my cousins. My mother had quite of few of these scattered around the house. Not only was it different from the boring idea of a frame, but people generally noticed it more because it stood out. I never thought of being able to make one of these myself, but the guys at Tabblo have made it incredibly simple to create your own photo cube. You just need photos and a printer. First you arrange five pictures in their editor, then you download the pdf and follow the instructions to fold and cut it. Pretty simple. You do have to sign up to print your cube, but it’s a cheap,fun way to show off your favorite pictures. Follow

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