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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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  • 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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