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Character Select: From Baby to Touch Screen Expert in a Hot Minute

Written by (@etdragon) on July 7, 2014 in Opinion

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I’m not quite sure when this happened but there are no more babies in my house. It feels like overnight my sweet little baby girl has suddenly become a big kid who has opinions, favorite animals, and can operate an electronic device. To be more specific Kaitlyn has figured out how to use the Kindle… Read More »


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A Dallas Comic Con Adventure

Written by (@LadyPwncess) on July 5, 2014 in Opinion

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May is long gone (hello, July), and with it, Dallas Comic Con. Besides my daughter’s birthday, the biggest thing I look forward to every May is Dallas Comic Con. The comics, the artists, the special guests, the amazing booths full of stuff I simply must have, and the cosplay. Oh the cosplay! So many people… Read More »


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Gearing Up For Destiny

Written by (@robotmilk) on July 3, 2014 in Features

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With Destiny’s beta starting later this month and its eventual release in September, here is a comprehensive guide to some supplemental materials to get you ready/hold you over for Bungie’s next-gen expansive Shooter/MMO. Discover the world of Bungie Is Bungie really planning world domination? What is with the developer’s obsessive affinity with the number seven?… Read More »


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Unboxed: Why I Quit LootCrate

Written by (@leftybrown) on July 3, 2014 in Features

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In the past few years there has been a rise in specialty subscription services businesses that ship to consumers every month a box of stuff. Birchbox, is thought to be the first. The company launched in 2010 and offers cosmetics and grooming products to men and women. BarkBox, located in New York City and started… Read More »


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Character Select: Technological Evolution

Written by (@etdragon) on June 30, 2014 in Opinion

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It’s been a while since we last talked, Internet friends. Life has a way of getting crazy in a hurry and when you have children that crazy level becomes exponentially higher. Since my last post both of my children have continued to grow. Kaitlyn turned two in March and then a month later Nathan went… Read More »


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Nexon America Announces Publishing Agreement with United Front Games

Written by (@_BettiePage) on June 27, 2014 in News

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Last week we reported that Nexon was bringing the MMORPG League of Legends to Android and iOS. This week Nexon has announced that they will serve as the exclusive publisher for United Front Games upcoming free-to-play title expected in 2015. Additional terms of the partnership were not disclosed. United Front Games, the Vancouver-based independent development studio behind… Read More »


Review: Zen Pinball 2: Star Wars Pinball

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. Star Wars and Pinball came together and it was a match made in heaven. This series has ten tables across three packs offered by Zen Studios. Pack one, titled Star Wars Pinball, includes Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, The Clone Wars and Boba Fett. Pack two, titled Balance… Read More »


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Nerds At Play 068: The Not-So-Brief E3 Debrief

Written by (@shibachica) on June 25, 2014 in Nerds@Play, Podcasts

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We are joined once again by our friend M.C. Wilson from the Gaming Forward podcast. M.C. first calms our nerd rage to help explore positive ways to affect change in video games. Once calmed we settle in to listen as he shares the highlights of this year’s E3 convention. We have an email! dazzlersucks@gmail.com Join… Read More »


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The Married Gamers Episode 335: Buttcrack Down

Written by (@leftybrown) on June 24, 2014 in E3, Married Gamers Podcast, Podcasts

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After a short hiatus, Chris and Kelly are back to review E3 2014. What games stood out? What did Chris see and do at the event? What the heck is Buttcrack Down? All this plus a very special surprise later in the show. Thanks for listening. Join Team TMG for Extra Life 2014. Sign up… Read More »


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‘Play Nintendo Tour 2014’ Hits the Road with a Giant Video Game Playground

Written by (@_BettiePage) on June 21, 2014 in News

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Nintendo – June 16, 2014 Headlined by video game luminaries like Mario, Donkey Kong and Pokémon, the three-month Play Nintendo Tour 2014 will showcase Nintendo’s latest hand-held system, the Nintendo 2DS, in an immersive gaming playground for kids of all ages. Portable games scheduled for the tour include: Kirby: Triple Deluxe Yoshi’s New Island Pokémon X… Read More »


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MMORPG Legion of Heroes Heads to Mobile, Recruits Beta Testers Ahead of Summer Launch

Written by (@_BettiePage) on June 20, 2014 in News

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NEXON M’s PC-quality MMORPG for Android and iOS unites gamers in an epic fantasy battle against the forces of darkness NEXON M, the innovative mobile game publishing arm of Nexon Co. Ltd., is taking Legion of Heroes into beta testing and is looking for passionate testers on a first-come, first-served basis to check out the… Read More »


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Nintendo Download Highlights New Digital Content for Nintendo Systems

Written by (@_BettiePage) on June 20, 2014 in News

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Nintendo fans can rejoice with the addition of 20 new games to the Nintendo eShop. New titles are available for the DSi, 3DS and Wii U. This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Wii U Pushmo World – Pulling the puzzle world in a new direction. Pushmo World brings the… Read More »


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Steam Summer Sale & Bonus Adventure

Written by (@) on June 20, 2014 in News

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It’s that time of year once more. The time all PC gamers should be saving their wallets for throughout the year (but never do). The Summer Sale on Steam began officially today and will continue through 1pm Eastern on June 30th. Below is a list of the first games on offer as Daily Deals: (games… Read More »


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Reaching for Stars in No Man’s Sky

Written by (@robotmilk) on June 18, 2014 in News

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No Man’s Sky is my game of the show for the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo. And yes, I am aware that all I know about the game from three trailers and a few interviews. That said, I very rarely succumb to video game hype, particularly involving the spectacle that is E3. That’s not to say every… Read More »


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Tropes vs. Women in Video Games & Women as Background Decorations

Written by (@) on June 16, 2014 in News

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Video source: Feminist Frequency on YouTube In her Tropes vs. Women in Video Games series, Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian has examined female characters in video games and the tropes that define them. The series was funded through Kickstarter in 2012 and since then Sarkeesian has released four other videos: a trio of videos exploring… Read More »


Review: Always Sometimes Monsters

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Always Sometimes Monster’s strength is largely taking what will be the weakest part of any JRPG and making it great.


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#womenaretoohardtoanimate

Written by (@) on June 13, 2014 in Opinion

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This week the Creative Director for Ubisoft said during E3 that they’d run into the “reality of production”, that animating and detailing female characters would “double the work” on Assassin’s Creed: Unity.  So they just couldn’t do it, because it would take away from production time on their lead character, and they just couldn’t scrap… Read More »


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Sony’s E3 2014 Press Conference

Written by (@imonahorse) on June 13, 2014 in E3

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The Sony press conference began with flashy lights and a trailer for a new game. A group of astronauts step onto the planet’s surface from their shuttle. There is some voiceover narration while we see planets in space, about humanity expanded to other planets, and how “it was a time of miracles.” The next line… Read More »


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Nerds At Play 067: And Then There Was Anime

Written by (@shibachica) on June 11, 2014 in Nerds@Play, Podcasts

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This week a simple chat about what we have been doing quickly devolves into a rant about anime. We discuss and debate why anime does the crazy things it does.   We have an email! dazzlersucks@gmail.com   Join our Steam group! You can find and message us on Twitter at @Nerds_At_Play, at our Facebook Fan… Read More »


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“Because It’s Nintendo”

Written by (@_BettiePage) on June 10, 2014 in E3, News

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Nintendo’s video games have always had an element that can put great big smiles on people’s faces: it’s that special Nintendo magic. It’s that certain undefinable something that makes people’s eyes light up, whether they’ve been playing for decades or they’re picking up a game for the first time. At this week’s E3 video game… Read More »