Jessa Phillips is joined again by Chad Julian as they discuss the next generation of consoles, new games and what they are looking forward to from the E3 Expo!

 

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NEWS

Nintendo is not going to host a big press event at E3 2013 [Nintendo 3DS Blog]

http://nintendo3dsblog.com/nintendo-is-not-going-to-host-a-big-press-conference-at-e3-2013/


2K Games won’t have a booth at E3 2013 [2K Community Blog]

http://www.2kgames.com/blog/2k-this-spring


Bethesda Opens a Play Testing Lab in Dallas, TX [Bethesda Blog]

http://www.bethblog.com/2013/05/02/play-testers-wanted/



ITEMS OF INTEREST

PBS Idea Channel

http://www.youtube.com/user/pbsideachannel




CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.


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This week, Dave Lucier gets a week off so Jessa Phillips can talk about girls gaming with special co-host Bree Brouwer. In industry news, Women in Games International teamed up with the Girl Scouts of Los Angeles to develop a patch for girls interested in learning about video game development.
http://gamepolitics.com/2013/04/17/women-games-international-teams-girl-scouts-la-video-game-patch#.UXX-PbVwqSo 

Find more from Bree Brouwer at her site, Geek My Life (http://www.geekmylife.net) and listen to her segment, "Behind Schedule," on the Shauncastic podcast (http://www.shauncastic.com)!


CONTACT
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Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

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Direct download: GTBAGamer_04142013.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 11:31pm EDT
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At The Con: GTBAG at PAX East 2013
http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=4954

At the Con: Pax East 2013 with Nicole Wakelin
http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=4944

NEWS

Xbox Tournaments with Virgin Gaming coming this week [Major Nelson]
http://majornelson.com/2013/04/08/xbox-tournaments-with-virgin-gaming-coming-this-week/

Batman Arkham Origins plot and gameplay details surface - Batwing, Remote Claw, Most Wanted system and more [Official Xbox Magazine]
http://www.oxm.co.uk/52083/batman-arkham-origins-plot-and-gameplay-details-surface-batwing-remote-claw-most-wanted-system-and-more/

Ex-Inside Xbox members launch new project, Thank You For Playing [Eurogamer]
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-04-11-ex-inside-xbox-members-launch-new-series-thank-you-for-playing

BlizzCon Tickets on Sale April 24 and 27 [Blizzard Official Site]
http://us.battle.net/blizzcon/en/blog/9341624/BlizzCon%C2%AE_2013_Tickets_On_Sale_April_24_and_27-4_4_2013

Xbox Video Awards Launch [Major Nelson]
http://majornelson.com/2013/04/09/xbox-video-awards-launch-today

DC Themed MOBA is a thing. Infinite Crisis
http://www.infinitecrisis.com/en



ITEMS OF INTEREST

Museum of Fine Arts Boston Partners with HappyGiant on Usagi Yojimbo Video Game [MFA]
http://www.mfa.org/sites/default/files/MFA_Samurai%20video%20game%20press%20release.pdf
http://www.mfa.org/play

Devloping for PS4 is “a really pleasant surprise” says Ubisoft Montreal [Computer and Video Games]
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/399751/developing-for-ps4-is-a-really-pleasant-surprise-says-ubisoft-montreal/

EA: “Gaming isn’t mass market yet” [Games Industry International]
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-04-10-ea-gaming-isnt-mass-market-yet

PS Vita Revisited - Video Review by JVB
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK4tnCjwHZg&feature=share
htttp://www.talkingaboutgames.com

Digital: A Love Story: Old but surprising in many ways
http://scoutshonour.com/digital/



CONTACT

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Direct download: GTBAGamer_04072013.mp3
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PAX East is the second largest consumer gaming convention in the United States. We are blessed that this event takes place nearby GTBAG HQ. Jessa Phillips and Dave Lucier were on hand to play games, attend panels and rock out at the concerts. As we like to do, we are reporting back with all of the convention goodness for those of you who couldn't join us or those who want to relive the good times.

CONTACT
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Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

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Direct download: AtTheCon_PAXEast2013.mp3
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PAX East is the second largest consumer gaming convention in the United States. We are blessed that this event takes place nearby GTBAG HQ. Jessa Phillips and Dave Lucier were on hand to play games, attend panels and rock out at the concerts. As we like to do, we are reporting back with all of the convention goodness for those of you who couldn't join us or those who want to relive the good times.

In this bonus episode, Jessa Phillips sits down with our friend, Total Fan Girl, Nicole Wakelin to discuss their experiences at PAX East. They discuss the games demonstrated on the show floor, panels they participated in or attended, rage quit Facebook games and embrace video games used for education. 

Find more of Nicole Wakelin's work at Total Fan GirlGeek Mom & Nerd Approved! Also, follow her on Twitter @NicoleWakelin!

CONTACT
Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Direct download: AtTheCon_PAXEast2013_TFG.mp3
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Jessa Phillips here, welcoming you to this BONUS At The Con episode of Good To Be A Gamer! This is an extra special goodie for our broadcast subscribers and is only available through our broadcast distribution, meaning you won't find this content on the website.

Most of you are aware I attend and speak at many conventions. If you are a regular listener, you know I have a deep-seeded affection for Dragon*Con, held every Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. At this point, we are about 6 months out from Dragon*Con 2013. As I am looking forward to next year's convention, I came across this audio from one of the panels I participated in from Dragon*Con 2012.

The American SciFi Classics track sponsored 8 Bit Gaming. Mike Faber of Earth Station One (http://www.earthstationone.com) moderated this panel which included Shaun Rosado of Shauncastic! (http://www.shauncastic.com), Michael Falkner of The Chronic Rift Network (http://www.chronicrift.com), Russell Wages of Retro Gaming with Racketboy (http://www.racketboy.com/retro) and myself, Jessa Phillips. Please excuse the audio quality as it was recorded on a portable mp3 recorder placed on the panelists' table.

Leave a comment and share your favorite 8 Bit Gaming memories!

Direct download: DragonCon2012_8Bits.mp3
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NEWS

PlayStation 2013 Meeting
http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=4770

Expect Sony’s PS4 This Holiday Season: Sony Exec Jack Tretton [CNBC]
http://www.cnbc.com/id/100480852



CONTACT
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Direct download: GTBAGamer_02172013.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 2:02am EDT
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Recorded 2/17/2013

This week, Dave in on vacation so I get an extra special guest host...


JVB from Talking About Games & The Entertainment Consumers Association!


Check out his podcast, the Post Game Report and friend/follow/like at the links below!


Talking About Games Website - http://www.talkingaboutgames.com

Talking About Games Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/TalkingAboutGames

@JVB - http://www.twitter.com/JVB


Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) Website - http://www.theeca.com

The ECA Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/TheECA

@TheECA - http://www.twitter/com/TheECA

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NEWS

The Last of Us Delayed [IGN]

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/02/12/the-last-of-us-delayed

GameStop Plans to Close 250 Outlets: New Stores to Open; former GAME Shops Acquired [Computer and Video Games]

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/390873/gamestop-plans-to-close-250-outlets/

Nominees Announced for 2013 BAFTA Games Awards [BAFTA]

http://awards.bafta.org/award/2013/games

ITEMS OF INTEREST

Jesse Schell: Releasing a demo harms your game sales [PCGamesN]

http://www.pcgamesn.com/article/jesse-schell-releasing-demo-harms-your-game-sales

Epic on the Industry’s Giant Leap to Next-gen [Edge]

http://www.edge-online.com/news/epic-on-the-industrys-giant-leap-to-next-gen/

EA’s money man spills the beans on its Next-gen Plans [Gamasutra]

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/186504/EAs_money_man_spills_the_beans_on_its_nextgen_plans.php

ESRB Awareness may be Maxed Out [Games Industry]

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-02-13-esrb-awareness-may-be-maxed-out

EVENTS

Total Confusion

February 21-24, 2013

Mansfield, MA

http://totalcon.com/

Intercon M

March 1-3, 2013

Chelmsford, MA

http://www.interactiveliterature.org/M/

PAX East 

March 22-24 3-Day passes already sold out, individual days still available for Friday and Sunday only.

BCEC - Boston, MA

http://east.paxsite.com/

WonderCon Anaheim

3/29/13 – 3/31/13

Anaheim Convention Center – Anaheim, CA

http://www.comic-con.org/wca

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek. Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Direct download: GTBAGamer_02102013.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 9:46pm EDT
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Jessa Phillips is joined by Misty Pendragon to discuss Arisia 2013. Every year, the city of Boston opens their arms to geeks of all aspects for a weekend of fun, music and parties! This year, the Boston Westin Waterfront played host again to Arisia, a convention which embraces the geek community with lots of interesting panels, fantastic artwork, plenty of shiny baubles and, did we mention, parties!?!

For more about Arisia, check out the website at http://www.arisia.org

You can find more of Jessa Phillips & Misty Pendragon on our official home at Good To Be A Geek (http://www.goodtobeageek.com).

Also check out Misty's interview with Terrence Znudich & Darren Lynn Bousman, the men behind The Devil's Carnival and Repo! The Genetic Opera, on page 431 of Carpe Nocturne's Winter 2012-2013 issue - http://www.carpenocturnemagazine.com

CONTACT

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Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

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Recorded 2/6/2013

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NEWS

Robin Sachs passes away at 61 [GameSpot]

http://www.gamespot.com/news/mass-effect-dragon-age-voice-actor-dead-6403512

Game Tax Proposed by CT Lawmaker [GameSpy]

http://www.gamespot.com/news/game-tax-proposed-by-ct-lawmaker-6403507

Sony’s Bullet Run shutting down after just 7 months live. [Bullet Run Official Site]

https://www.bulletrunthegame.com/news/article.vm?month=022013&id=108

Zynga loses $209 Million in 2012 [GameSpot]

http://www.gamespot.com/news/zynga-loses-209-million-in-2012-6403464

Related: Zynga to Close Cityville 2 as it shows no mercy for weak games [Venture Beat]

http://venturebeat.com/2013/02/05/zynga-to-close-cityville-2-as-it-shows-no-mercy-on-weak-games/

Sony Replaces “Kevin Butler” Ad Agency with “Axe Astronaut” Firm [Joystiq]

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/02/06/sony-replaces-kevin-butler-ad-agency-with-axe-firm/

EA Tops Metacritics best publishers [GameSpot]

http://www.gamespot.com/news/metacritic-ranks-ea-as-2012s-best-major-publisher-6403487

WiiU-exclusive Ninja Gaiden 3:Razor’s Edge to go Multiplatform [Eurogamer]

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-02-06-wii-u-exclusive-ninja-gaiden-3-razors-edge-to-go-multi-platform

Xbox Live Sees First Film Premiere [Games Industry International]

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-02-06-xbox-live-sees-first-film-premiere

FOX Reloading “Hitman” with Paul Walker as Bald Barcoded Assassin Agent 47 [Deadline]

http://www.deadline.com/2013/02/fox-reloading-hitman-with-paul-walker-as-bald-barcoded-assassin-agent-47/

J.J. Abrams and Valve “In Talks” for Collaboration [Computer and Video Games]
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/389670/jj-abrams-and-valve-in-talks-for-collaboration/

ITEMS OF INTEREST

Defiance: The MMO vs The TV Show - Fight! [GameSpy]

http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/syfy-action-mmo/1226469p1.html

Everything I Needed to Know About Love I Learned from Playing Chrono Trigger [Bygone Bureau]

http://bygonebureau.com/2013/02/05/everything-i-needed-to-know-about-love-i-learned-from-playing-chrono-trigger/

3P Start
Site - http://3pstart.blogspot.com
Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/207869631538/
Twitch TV - http://www.twitch.tv/the3rdplayer 

EVENTS

DICE Summit

February 5-8, 2013

Hard Rock Hotel

Las Vegas, NV

http://www.dicesummit.org

Total Confusion

February 21-24, 2013

Mansfield, MA

http://totalcon.com/

PAX East 

March 22-24 3-Day passes already sold out, individual days still available for Friday and Sunday only.

http://east.paxsite.com/

WonderCon Anaheim

3/29/13 – 3/31/13

Anaheim Convention Center – Anaheim, CA

http://www.comic-con.org/wca

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek. Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Direct download: GTBAGamer_02032013.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
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EVENTS

Arisia
Westin Boston Waterfront – Boston, MA
1/18/13 -1/21/13
http://www.arisia.org

Jessa will be a panelist on 2 panels in the Gaming Track:
Gender & Gaming – Saturday, 1/19 @ 11:30am
Gaming Year in Review – Sunday, 1/20 @ 2:30pm

TempleCon 
Crown Plaza – Warwick, RI
2/1/13 – 2/3/13
http://www.templecon.org

DICE Summit
Hard Rock Hotel – Las Vegas, NV
2/5/13 – 2/8/13
http://www.dicesummit.org

Total Confusion
Holiday Inn – Mansfield, MA
2/21/13 – 2/24/13
http://www.totalcon.com

PAX East
BCEC – Boston, MA
3/22/13 – 3/24/13
http://east.paxsite.com

WonderCon Anaheim
Anaheim Convention Center – Anaheim, CA
3/29/13 – 3/31/13
http://www.comic-con.org/wca

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page (http://magnatune.com/artists/sterling) to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek. Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Direct download: GTBAGamer_2013Update.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 10:13pm EDT
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Week of 09/30/2012 - Recorded 10/4/2012

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2012 Podcast Awards! http://www.podcastawards.com

NEWS

No Federal charges for 38 studios, but state charges pending. [GameSpot]
http://www.gamespot.com/news/no-federal-charges-for-38-studios-6397454

Cliff Bleszinski Departs Epic Games [Epic Games]
http://epicgames.com/community/2012/10/cliff-bleszinski-departs-epic/

2012 Presidential Coverage Goes Live with Xbox [Xbox Live’s Major Nelson’s Blog]
http://majornelson.com/2012/10/02/xbox-invites-you-to-be-a-part-of-the-first-ever-live-interactive-tv-presidential-debate/

Medal of Honor: Warfighter Open Beta Starts 10/5 [IGN]
http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/10/03/medal-of-honor-beta-details-revealed

Assassin’s Creed 3 Reveals First DLC, “Tyranny of King Washington” [Ubisoft, Assassin’s Creed]
http://assassinscreed.ubi.com/ac3/en-US/news/news_detail.aspx?c=tcm:19-66233&ct=tcm:6-231-32

Able Gamers Foundation Opens First Permanent Accessability Arcade [Joytiq]
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/10/03/ablegamers-foundation-to-open-first-permanent-accessibility-arc/

PSN is having a sale! [PlayStation Blog]
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/10/01/big-savings-buy-100-on-psn-in-october-get-20-psn-credit/

First Free-to-play Xbox 360 Game Releases [Games Industry]
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-10-04-xbox-live-gets-first-free-to-play-game

NBA Live 13 canceled just 6 days before planned release. [GameSpot]
http://www.gamespot.com/news/nba-live-13-canceled-six-days-before-planned-release-6397616

ITEMS OF INTEREST

Kickstarters must now disclose risk, amongst other new restrictions [GameSpot]
http://www.gamespot.com/news/kickstarter-projects-must-now-disclose-risks-6396976

Game Industry Legends: Ron Pardo [Games Industry]
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-10-02-game-industry-legends-rob-pardo

Jake Solomon, Lead Designer of XCOM: Enemy Unknown goes Undercover to Sell his own game [2K Games YouTube Channel]
http://youtu.be/T1pyJxcETmc

Watch League of Legends World Championship Online [Twitch TV]
http://www.twitch.tv/

EVENTS

Game Developers Conference 2012
Austin, TX
October 9-11, 2012
http://www.gdconline.com/

New York Comic Con
New York, NY
October 11-14, 2012
http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/

The GeekMoms Podcast, Episode #31: Is Cosplay Normal?
http://www.wired.com/geekmom/2012/09/geekmoms-podcast-cosplay/

Follow NicoleWakelin on Twitter @NicoleWakelin
Follow Andrea Letamendi on Twitter @ArkhamAsylumDoc 

Geek Girls Network
http://www.geekgirlsnetwork.com 

Extra Life - Gaming for Charity
October 20, 2012
http://www.extra-life.org/

Dave’s Extra Life Profile - http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=32173
Dave's TwitchTV Feed - http://www.twitch.tv/rainedrop184
Jessa's Extra Life Profile - http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=37907 
Andrew's Extra Life Profile - http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=32996 

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek. Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Direct download: GTBAGamer_100412.mp3
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Recorded 05/06/2012

Good To Be A Gamer is Available on iTunes!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/good-to-be-a-gamer/id476489256

Good To Be A Gamer RSS Feed!

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NEWS

Riot Closes ‘Bullsh**’ League of Legends Exploit, Bans Hundreds of Gamers [Kotaku]

http://kotaku.com/5907635/riot-closes-bull-league-of-legends-exploit-bans-hundreds-of-players

THQ Won’t Have an E3 Booth [Games Industry]

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-05-03-thq-wont-have-an-e3-booth

Miyamoto: Vita Needs Games [Edge] 

http://www.edge-online.com/news/miyamoto-vita-needs-games

Sony Virtual MSO Play Could Hinge on Comcast [Variety]

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118053341?refCatId=14

EA ‘destroying’ gaming, says Minecraft Creator [GameSpot]

http://www.gamespot.com/news/ea-destroying-gaming-says-minecraft-creator-6374907

The Elder Scrolls Online [Game Informer]

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2012/05/03/june-cover-revealed-the-elder-scrolls-online.aspx

Greece Goes Multiplayer in God of War: Ascension [GameSpot]

http://www.gamespot.com/god-of-war-ascension/previews/greece-goes-multiplayer-in-god-of-war-ascension-6374173/

What I Know About Call of Duty: Black Ops II [One of Swords, Dan Americh’s Blog]

http://oneofswords.com/2012/05/what-i-know-about-call-of-duty-black-ops-ii/

ITEMS OF INTEREST

Counties Work [National Association of Counties “NACO”]

http://www.naco.org/programs/countiesdo/Pages/CountyGovernmentWorksCampaign.aspx

Firefall Developer: “Consoles, I believe, are dead” [Eurogamer]

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-05-02-firefall-developer-consoles-i-believe-are-dead

EVENTS

Play Date NH

May 10, 2012 - 4-6pm

Manchester Public Library - Manchester, NH

http://playdatenh.wordpress.com/

Play Date NH

May 12, 2012 - 12-4pm

Rodgers Memorial Library - Hudson, NH

http://playdatenh.wordpress.com/

E3

June 5-7, 2012

Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles, CA

http://www.e3expo.com/

Granite State Comic Con

June 10, 2012

Radisson Center - Manchester, NH

http://granitecon.com/

PortCon Maine

June 21-24, 2012

Double Tree Hotel - South Portland, ME

http://www.portconmaine.com/

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek. Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Direct download: GTBAGamer_124.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
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Recorded 04/29/2012

Good To Be A Gamer is Available on iTunes!

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Good To Be A Gamer RSS Feed!

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NEWS

Leisure Suit Larry Will Come Back Again Thanks to Fully Funded Kickstarter Campaign [G4 TV]

http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/723204/leisure-suit-larry-will-come-again-thanks-to-fully-funded-kickstarter/

Nintendo Adopts Retail Game Downloads for 3DS and Wii [1UP]

http://www.1up.com/news/3ds-wii-u-retail-game-downloads

Florida National Guard uses Gamification to Help Soldiers Find Employment [Gamasutra]

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/169137/Florida_National_Guard_uses_gamification_to_help_soldiers_find_employment.php?

Judge Rules in favor of Motorola over Xbox patent claims [Gamasutra]

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/169110/Judge_rules_in_favor_of_Motorola_over_Xbox_patent_claims.php?

PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale is official. [Playstation Lifestyle]

http://playstationlifestyle.net/2012/04/27/playstation-all-stars-battle-royale-is-official-coming-exclusively-to-ps3/

Sony Currently Hard at Work to Bring PSOne Classics to Vita, “Pls Be Patient” [Playstation Lifestyle]

http://playstationlifestyle.net/2012/04/26/sony-currently-hard-at-work-to-bring-psone-classics-to-vita-pls-be-patient/

Vita sales not so hot in Europe either. [Playstation Lifestyle]

http://playstationlifestyle.net/2012/04/27/vita-sales-plummet-in-europe-being-outsold-by-psp/

ITEMS OF INTEREST

Finding an Edge Against Steam [1UP]

http://www.1up.com/news/finding-edge-against-steam

The 80’s, VHS Tapes, Big Hair Bands and … Zombies [Quick Jump]

http://www.qj.net/xbox-360/news/the-80s-vhs-tapes-big-hair-bands-andzombies.html

EVENTS

Play Date NH

May 10, 2012 - 4-6pm

Manchester Public Library - Manchester, NH

http://playdatenh.wordpress.com/

Play Date NH

May 12, 2012 - 12-4pm

Rodgers Memorial Library - Hudson, NH

http://playdatenh.wordpress.com/

E3

June 5-7, 2012

Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles, CA

http://www.e3expo.com/

Granite State Comic Con

June 10, 2012

Radisson Center - Manchester, NH

http://granitecon.com/

PortCon Maine

June 21-24, 2012

Double Tree Hotel - South Portland, ME

http://www.portconmaine.com/

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek. Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Direct download: GTBAGamer_123.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
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Recorded 04/16/2012

Good To Be A Gamer is Available on iTunes! http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/good-to-be-a-gamer/id476489256 

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Good To Be A Gamer – At the Con: PAX East 2012

http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=3358

Geek Moms Podcast #19 - PAX East & Plague Town Author Dana Fredsti [Geek Mom]

http://www.geekmom.com/2012/04/the-geekmoms-podcast-19-pax-east-and-plague-town-author-dana-fredsti/

Good To Be A Gamer on EVO TV!

Dave & Jessa are proud to announce the Good To Be A Gamer podcast is available on the EVO TV Network! EVO TV is the content network for the EVO 2 line of Android consoles.

http://envizionsinc.com

Guild Wars 2 Beta Keys

We have a number of Beta keys for Guild Wars 2 up for grabs. For your chance to win, Like Good To Be A Geek on Facebook & tell us what the first promo of every show supports.
https://www.facebook.com/goodtobeageek 

NEWS

BioWare Delivers Intense PvP Action with New Free-to-Play Online Game Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes [EA]

http://investor.ea.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=663025

Dark Souls PC to Use Games for Windows Live [Inquisitr]

http://www.inquisitr.com/218757/dark-souls-pc-to-use-games-for-windows-live/

Game of Thrones Delayed, but Here’s a New Trailer to Tide You Over [QuickJump]

http://www.qj.net/ps3/news/game-of-thrones-delayed-but-heres-a-new-trailer-to-tide-you-over.html

US Government Looking to Track Suspects via Game Consoles [Gamasutra]

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GamasutraNews/~3/_oHwxi_tWLE/US_government_looking_to_track_suspects_via_game_consoles.php

Halo 4 Gameplay: “Master Chief can Parkour with the Best of Them [Official Xbox Magazine]

http://www.oxm.co.uk/40577/halo-4-gameplay-master-chief-can-parkour-with-the-best-of-them/?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=OXM-General-RSS

Hitman: Absolution Joins the List of Games Screwing You Over With Pre-order Weapons [Kotaku]

http://kotaku.com/5901162/hitman-absolution-pre+orders-now-featuring-retailer+specific-bonuses

Sony to Cut TV Production by 40%, 10,000 Jobs to Go [TechRadar]

http://www.techradar.com/news/television/sony-to-cut-tv-production-by-40-10000-jobs-to-go-1075686

ITEMS OF INTEREST

Eidos: New IP Isn’t Crucial as Games Get Sophisticated [Destructoid]

http://www.destructoid.com/eidos-new-ip-isn-t-crucial-as-games-get-sophisticated-225567.phtml

Interview: GoG Speak Their Brains on All Things “G” [Rock Paper Shotgun]

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/04/11/interview-gog-speak-their-brains-on-all-things-g/

EVENTS

Boston Comic Con

Hynes Convention Center - Boston, MA

April 21-22, 2012

http://bostoncomiccon.com/

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek. Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Direct download: GTBAGamer_122.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 11:35pm EDT
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Recorded 04/08/2012

 

Jessa Phillips and David Lucier are together at last! Recording in the same room for this epic podcast episode, they are joined by special guest, Kat Lucier to talk about all the video games, cosplay, panels and more from on-site at PAX East 2012.

This episode is particularly lengthy and jam packed with goodness. For the ease and convenience of our listeners, we have included time stamps below for the topics we discussed.

In the interest of full disclosure, this episode contains adult language.

00:23 - Introductions

01:39 – General Impressions

GAMES

10:40 – Lollipop Chainsaw

12:04 – Aliens: Colonial Marines

13:44 – Jack Lumber (Indie)

16:25 – Go Home Dinosaurs (Indie)

17:56 – Retrograde (Indie)

22:06 – Theatrythm: Final Fantasy

24:39 – Spelltower (Indie)

29:59 – Snapshot (Indie)

32:45 – Primal Carnage (Indie)

36:31 – Super Time Force (Indie)

40:06 – Vessel (Indie)

41:08 – Game Minder App

43:38 – Could Summer Become the Season for Indie Games?

48:34 – Kickstarter

49:01 – Miskatonic School for Girls

51:18 – Scallops

52:56 – Cards Against Humanity

53:53 – Win, Lose or Banana

54:21 – The Secret World

57:39 – Mark of the Ninja

1:01:10 – Firefall

1:07:14 – Far Cry 3

1:09:29 – Miniature Paint n' Take

PROMO

1:13:55 – The Entertainment Consumers' Association (ECA)

1:15:08 – Cosplay

PANELS

1:19:16 – Selecting Save on the Games We Make

1:21:11 – How to Make an Arcade Stick

1:21:22 - XY: Transgender Issues in Gaming

1:21:45 – Chris Avellone of Obsidian talks Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2

1:24:50 – Balancing Gameplay & Plot

1:28:36 – Future of Dungeons & Dragons

1:31:51 – Stuff Your Criticism, I Want a Review

1:42:30 – Education & Gaming

1:46:00 – Future of Online Gaming

1:54:19 – DLC: Continuing the Story

1:56:48 – Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker

1:58:09 – Epic Games

1:58:58 – Legal Issues in Gaming

2:01:44 – Omegathon: Just Dance 2

2:05:02 – Final Thoughts

Direct download: GTBAGamer_121_PaxEast2012.mp3
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Recorded 04/01/2012

Good To Be A Gamer is Available on iTunes! http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/good-to-be-a-gamer/id476489256

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Ken Levine on Time’s Top 100 List [G4tv]

http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/722212/ken-levine-on-times-top-100-list/

NEWS

It’s official, Zipper interactive closed by Sony [Edge]

http://www.edge-online.com/news/sony-shuts-zipper-interactive

Sega “Restructuring” [Edge]

http://www.edge-online.com/news/sega-restructure-loss-making-games-business

Warhammer 40K MMO No Longer An MMO [GameSpot]

http://www.gamespot.com/news/warhammer-40k-mmo-no-longer-an-mmo-6368810

More Concrete News on “Playstation 4” [International Business Times] 

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/322206/20120331/sony-playstation-4-orbis-rumors-games-xbox.htm

Patcher on “Orbis” not wise to block used games [Playstation Lifestyle] 

http://playstationlifestyle.net/2012/03/29/pachter-on-orbis-not-wise-for-sony-to-block-used-games/

Assassin’s Creed 3 on Track to be Most Pre-ordered Ubisoft Game in History [Playstation Life]

http://playstationlifestyle.net/2012/03/29/assassins-creed-iii-on-track-to-become-the-most-pre-ordered-game-in-ubisoft-history/

PSP Game Owners Caught in Crossfire of Sony’s Vita Piracy Fight [1UP]

http://www.1up.com/news/sony-vita-piracy-fight

FBI Using Unreal Engine 3 Crime Scene Sim [GameSpot]

http://www.gamespot.com/news/fbi-using-unreal-engine-3-crime-scene-sim-6368256

Fallout: New Vegas dev Obsidian Could Be Involved in Wasteland 2 [Gamasutra]

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/167700/Fallout_New_Vegas_dev_Obsidian_could_be_involved_in_Wasteland_2.php?

ITEMS OF INTEREST

Assassin’s Creed for Kinect Announced [Hawk & Gamble YouTube]

http://youtu.be/7NufHsmITjM

Silicon Knights: “Devs Can’t Afford Next Gen” [Official Xbox Magazine]

http://www.oxm.co.uk/40162/silicon-knights-developers-cant-afford-next-gen/?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=OXM-General-RSS

Game of Thrones 16-Bit [Doctor Octoroc YouTube]

http://youtu.be/oCruJzlWefE

Guidebook: Official PAX East app. go get it!

http://east.paxsite.com/

EVENTS

PAX East

BCEC

April 4-8, 2012

http://east.paxsite.com/

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek. Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Direct download: GTBAGamer_120.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
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Recorded 03/25/2012

Good To Be A Gamer is Available on iTunes! http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/good-to-be-a-gamer/id476489256

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NEWS

Prey 2 canceled (rumor)

http://zoknowsgaming.com/2012/03/25/prey-2-cancelled-bethesda-rumor/

Socom dev to be shut down? (rumor)

http://games.on.net/article/15210/Rumour_Sony_to_Close_SOCOM_Dev_Studio

EA Shuts Down Game Servers [EA]

http://www.ea.com/1/service-updates

Silicon Knights resurrect “most requested” IP

http://www.vg247.com/2012/03/25/silicon-knights-to-resurrect-most-requested-ip/

Epic Mikey 2 Promises to Build A Better Mouse [1UP]

http://www.1up.com/previews/epic-mickey-two-preview

Announcement Trailer -http://youtu.be/p6ymMqNzTZk

Nicole Wakelin “Total Fan Girl” Reviews Disney Epic Mikey -http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=507

GameStop Goes Big on Mobile with New Business Unit, BuyMyTronics Acquisition [Gamasutra]http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/167119/GameStop_goes_big_on_mobile_with_new_business_unit_BuyMyTronics_acquisition.php?

Playing Dead with Telltale Games & The Walking Dead Game Available for Pre-Order [Telltale Games]http://www.telltalegames.com/walkingdead/page1

When ex-BioWare Devs Make Their Own Strategy RPG [Gamasutra]http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/165823/When_exBioWare_devs_make_their_own_strategy_RPG.php?

BioWare done with Dragon Age II [Destructoid]

http://www.destructoid.com/bioware-done-with-dragon-age-ii-224263.phtml

Darksiders II to be Wii U Lanch Title, Adds Enhanced Controls [Digital Spy]

http://www.digitalspy.com/gaming/news/a372533/darksiders-ii-to-be-wii-u-launch-title-adds-enhanced-controls.html

Adventure Time Game in Works at WayForward [GameSpot]

http://www.gamespot.com/news/adventure-time-game-in-works-at-wayforward-6367736

PSA: Hunger Games: Girl On Fire Out Today [Joystiq]

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/03/22/psa-hunger-games-girl-on-fire-out-today/

Video Games Live “Off The Grid” Tour - Coming To a Small Town Near You [Video Games Live]

http://www.videogameslive.com/index.php?story=288

ITEMS OF INTEREST

The Witness - Latest work in progress from Braid designer Jonathan Blow

http://the-witness.net/

Zynga’s CEO on Leadership, Startups & Mobile Gaming [GigaOM]

http://gigaom.com/2012/03/19/mark-pincus-interview-by-om-malik/

Get a Tattoo or Mohawk from Ubisoft at PAX East [Destructoid]

http://www.destructoid.com/get-a-tattoo-or-mohawk-from-ubisoft-at-pax-east-224455.phtml

Mass Effect 3 ending explained (by a fan) (SPOILERS!!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ythY_GkEBck

Bioware responds to ME3 outcry

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-57401660-501465/mass-effect-3-apology-bioware-co-founder-releases-statement/

 

EVENTS

PAX East

BCEC - Boston, MA

April 4-8, 2012

http://east.paxsite.com/

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry athttp://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out hisMagnatune profile pageto learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

Good To Be A Geekis licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Direct download: GTBAGamer_119.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
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Recorded 03/03/2012

 

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NEWS

Exclusive: Valve Said To Be Working on “Steam Box” Gaming Console With Partners, Could Announce at GDC [The Verge] - Dave
http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/2/2840932/exclusive-valve-steam-box-gaming-console

Experimental Gameplay Sessions Return for 10-Year Anniversary at GDC 2012 [GDC Blog] - Jessa
http://www.gdconf.com/news/gdc/experimental_gameplay_sessions.html

Blizzard Laying Off 600 [GameSpot] - Dave
http://www.gamespot.com/news/blizzard-laying-off-600-6360584

Assassin’s Creed 3 Details Leaked: Gameplay, Characters, Settings, Weapons and More Revealved [G4TV] - Jessa
http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/721351/assassins-creed-3-details-leak-gameplay-characters-settings-weapons-and-more-revealed/

Stan Lee Is a Playable Character in The Amazing Spider-Man Video Game [Game Informer] - Dave
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/02/29/stan-lee-is-a-playable-character-in-the-amazing-spider-man-video-game.aspx

New Vita Titles To Be Announced on March 9 [Andriasang] - Jessa
http://andriasang.com/con05a/vita_heaven/

New Super Nintendo Game Is In Development For 2013 [Kotaku] - Dave
http://kotaku.com/5889091/new-game-for-1991s-favorite-console-arriving-in-2013?utm_campaign=socialflow_kotaku_twitter&utm_source=kotaku_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

OnLive Offers Free Access To IGF 2012 Nominee Demos [GamePolitics] - Jessa
http://gamepolitics.com/2012/02/28/onlive-offers-free-access-igf-2012-nominee-demos

BioShock Infinite Release Date Announced [Irrational Games] - Dave
http://irrationalgames.com/insider/bioshock-infinite-release-date-announced/

ITEMS OF INTEREST

8-Bit Funding
http://8bitfunding.com/

Mass Effect Rap [Dan Bull YouTube]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HExOCl3YypM

Blog on “Right vs Pragmatic”

http://www.marco.org/2012/02/25/right-vs-pragmatic

 

EVENTS

Game Developers Conference
San Fransico, CA
March 5-9, 2012
http://www.gdconf.com/

 

Independent Games Festival

San Francisco, CA

March 5-9, 2012

http://www.igf.com/

 

MomoCon
Marriott Marquis - Atlanta, GA
March 16-18, 2012
http://www.momocon.com/

 

PAX East

BCEC

April 4-8, 2012

http://east.paxsite.com/

 

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry athttp://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

 

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out hisMagnatuneprofilepageto learn more about him and discover more of his music.

 

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

 

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Direct download: GTBAGamer_118.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
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Recorded 2/26/2012

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NEWS
Free Video Game Rentals This Week At Redbox [Time Magazine]
http://moneyland.time.com/2012/02/24/free-video-game-rentals-this-week-at-redbox/

Netflix Available on PS Vita at Launch [Netflix Blog]
http://blog.netflix.com/2012/02/netflix-available-on-playstation-vita.html

Borderlands 2 for PS3: First Gameplay Trailer, Release Date Revealed [PlayStation Blog]
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/02/22/borderlands-2-for-ps3-first-gameplay-trailer-release-date-revealed/

Killzone 3 Multiplayer Coming Free to a PlayStation Near You [Kotaku]
http://kotaku.com/5887999/killzone-3-multiplayer-coming-free-to-a-playstation-near-you

Joystick Labs Incubator Program Accepting Applications [Gamasutra]
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/40471/Joystick_Labs_incubation_program_accepting_applications_starting_March_6.php?

Pokemon Black 2 & White 2 Announced [IGN]
http://ds.ign.com/articles/121/1219443p1.html

ITEMS OF INTEREST
Skyrim: Modern Dovahkiin [YouTube]
http://youtu.be/V4bYnUsAvn0

Mass Effect 3 Extended Trailer [Wired]
http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2012/02/mass-effect-3-trailer/
Related: Mass Effect 3 Demo: The First 20 Minutes [Eurogamer] - http://www.eurogamer.net/videos/mass-effect-3-demo-the-first-20-minutes

Dear Esther
http://dear-esther.com/ 

Tim Schaeffer & Ron Gilbert Talk About Point n’ Click Gaming [2 Player Productions YouTube]
http://youtu.be/re_LWmRJK-g

EVENTS
Independent Games Festival
San Francisco, CA
March 5-9, 2012
http://www.igf.com/
Public can now vote for the 2012 Audience Award winner!

MomoCon
Marriott Marquis - Atlanta, GA
March 16-18, 2012
http://www.momocon.com/

PAX East
BCEC
April 4-8, 2012
http://east.paxsite.com/

CONTACT
Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry athttp://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out hisMagnatune profile pageto learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

 

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Direct download: GTBAGamer_116.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 8:48pm EDT
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TempleCon 2012, the gaming convention with a retro-futurism theme celebrated it's 7th year. Jessa Phillips was there. Nicole Wakelin joins her this week for a candid discussion about this quirky convention. Find out what you missed and make plans to join us next year!



Please check out Nicole Wakelin and support her many projects!

Total Fan Girl
http://www.totalfangirl.com
The D6 Generation Podcast – Available on iTunes & RSS
GeekMom http://www.geekmom.com
GeekMoms Podcast – Available in iTunes & RSS
Geek Girls Network http://www.geekgirlsnetwork.com
Geek Girls Podcast – Available in iTunes & RSS
Sith Heads Podcast http://www.sithheads.com

You can also follow her on Twitter @NicoleWakelin



DISCUSSED THIS EPISODE
T
empleCon
http://www.templecon.com

Privateer Press
http://privateerpress.com/

Warhammer 40,000
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/landing.jsp?catId=cat440130a&rootCatGameStyle=wh40k

Ay-leen The Peacemaker
http://beyondvictoriana.com/

Vader's First 501st Legion
http://www.501st.com/

Rhode Island Science Fiction Club
http://www.risfc.org/
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/risfc

Persephone's Jewels
http://www.etsy.com/shop/PersephonesJewels



EVENTS
PAX East
BCEC
April 4-8, 2012
http://east.paxsite.com/



CONTACT
Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at
http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.


Good To Be A Geekis licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Direct download: GTBAGamer_115.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 8:35am EDT
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Recorded 2/12/2012

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Dreamcast the Movie: Casting Eternal Champions
http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=2626


NEWS
DICE 2012: Is the Publising Model Broken? [GamaSutra]
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/40199/DICE_2012_Is_the_publishing_model_broken.php


Halo Dev: Don’t Block Used Games With Xbox 720: Lower Prices Instead [Official Xbox Magazine]
http://www.oxm.co.uk/38702/halo-dev-dont-block-used-games-with-xbox-720-lower-prices-instead/?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=OXM-General-RSS

Image Metrics Unveils Live Driver [Animation Magazine]
http://www.animationmagazine.net/vfx/image-metrics-unveils-live-driver/

Gamebase to Unveil Gamebryo 4.0 at GDC 2012 [Gamers Hell]
http://www.gamershell.com/companies/gamebase/955684.html

Double Fine Adventure Exceeds Funding Expectations [Kickstarter]
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/66710809/double-fine-adventure

Notch offers to fund Psychonauts 2 [Pcworld]
http://www.pcworld.com/article/249593/minecraft_creator_offers_money_for_a_psychonauts_sequel.html

Fighting Fantasy coming to iOS [Digital Spy]
http://www.digitalspy.com/gaming/news/a364749/fighting-fantasy-to-return-to-ios-through-epic-games.html


IndieCade 2012 Accepting Submissions [IndieCade]
http://www.indiecade.com/submissions/

Dragon Age: Redemption Hits DVDs on February 14th [Joystiq]
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/02/06/dragon-age-redemption-hits-dvd-on-felicia-day-er-valentines/

ITEMS OF INTEREST
Forget Used Games; Some New Game Sales Don’t Support Their Creators [1UP]
http://www.1up.com/news/forget-games-games-sales-don

Battleship: The Video Game Trailer [IGN Entertainment]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn1KpTRKK8U

Minecraft: Day One Live Action Web Series Project
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyyCjI3JZkI&list=FLbEukwPdzZIL3D2XxuoraGA&index=2&feature=plpp_video


EVENTS
Total Confusion
Holiday Inn – Mansfield, MA
February 23 – 26, 2012
http://totalcon.com/

Independent Games Festival
San Francisco, CA
March 5-9, 2012
http://www.igf.com/
Public can now vote for the 2012 Audience Award winner!

PAX East
BCEC
April 4-8, 2012
http://east.paxsite.com/


CONTACT
Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.
Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Direct download: GTBAGamer_Ep114.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 8:38pm EDT
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Recorded 2/06/2012

 

Dave Lucier is sick. Joining Jessa this week is Gary Mitchel of Revolutionsf.com & The RevCast podcast. Please be sure to check out his projects with the links below:

RevolutionSF Website
RevolutionSF on Twitter
RevCast on iTunes


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Dreamcast the Movie: Casting Eternal Champions
http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=2626


NEWS

Facebook Adds New Features to Drive Game Discovery, Engagement [GamaSutra]
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/40011/Facebook_adds_new_features_to_drive_game_discovery_engagement.php?

THQ Layoff and a Salary Cut for the CEO [GameSpot]
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6349587.html?part=rss&tag=gs_news&subj=6349587

Oklahoma Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Tax Violent Video Games [GamePolitics]
http://www.gamepolitics.com/2012/02/01/oklahoma-lawmakers-introduces-bill-tax-violent-video-games

Atari Vets Form Innovative Leisure [GameSpot]
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6349763.html?part=rss&tag=gs_news&subj=6349763

Mass Effect 3 Voice Cast Revealed [IGN]
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/121/1217600p1.html?RSSwhen2012-01-31_111500&RSSid=1217600&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ignfeeds%2Fall+%28IGN+Complete%29

Mass Effect 3 To Have a Mobile Presence? [Kotaku]
http://kotaku.com/5881460/whats-mass-effect-3-mobile

BioWare to Fix Error-Ladden Mass Effect Novel [The Escapist]
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/115689-Bioware-to-Fix-Error-Laden-Mass-Effect-Novel

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/115588-Fans-Tear-New-Mass-Effect-Book-to-Shreds

Humble Bundle Now Available for Android [GameTyrant]
http://gametyrant.co/news/2012/2/1/humble-bundle-now-available-for-android.html

Fans Band Together to Send Valve a Message... We Want Half Life 3! [Message To Valve]
http://messagetovalve.com/

http://steamgraph.net/index.php?action=graph&jstime=1&appid=220&from=Start+Time&to=End+Time

Trion Worlds Offers RIFT Levels 1-20 Free To Play With RIFT Lite [Trion Worlds RIFT Blog]
http://www.riftgame.com/en/news/articles/02012012_rift_lite.php


ITEMS OF INTEREST

Update: Steam Mobile App Open to All

DIABLO III BETA: DAVE IS IN IT!

UK Science Museum Uses Online Gaming to Teach Science
http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/onlinestuff/games.aspx

Artemis Bridge Simulator
http://www.artemis.eochu.com/

EVENTS

TempleCon
February 3 – 5, 2012
http://templecon.org

DICE Summit (Design. Innovate. Communicate. Entertain)
Red Rock Resort & Casino – Las Vegas, NV
February 7-10, 2012

http://www.dicesummit.org/


Total Confusion
Holiday Inn – Mansfield, MA
February 23 – 26, 2012
http://totalcon.com/

Wonder Con
Anaheim Convention Center - Anaheim, CA
March 16-18, 2012

www.comic-con.org/wc/

PAX East
BCEC – Boston, MA
April 4-8, 2012
http://east.paxsite.com/

What the Hell? Con
Guilford College - Greensboro, NC
February 8-10, 2012
http://wthcon.guilcoyachting.org/


CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.
Good To Be A Geekis licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

 

Direct download: GTBAGamer_113.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 1:32am EDT
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Recorded 01/29/2012

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Dreamcast the Movie: Casting Eternal Champions
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Poll ends February 11th. To date, Scott Speedman of Underworld fame is in the lead to play R.A.X. Coswell.

NEWS
BlizzCon 2012 Cancelled, Will Return in 2013 [PC Gamer]
http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/01/25/blizzcon-2012-cancelled-will-return-in-2013/

EA’s Origin to Add 11 Third Party Developers [ComputerAndVideoGames.com]
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/333254/eas-origin-adds-games-from-11-more-publishers/

Steam Gets a Mobile App for Droid and iOS [Kotaku]
http://kotaku.com/5879667/steam-gets-a-mobile-app-for-droid-and-ios

Game Startup Gimmie Launches Rewards Platform for Mobile Apps [Venture Beat]
http://venturebeat.com/2012/01/25/game-startup-gimmie-launches-rewards-platform-for-mobile-apps/
Related: Tapjoy’s Android Fund Reaches 130 Apps Worldwide [GamaSutra]
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/39836/Tapjoys_Android_Fund_reaches_130_apps_worldwide.php?

THQ Exits Kids Market in Favor of Core Gaming Development [GamaSutra]
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/39832/THQ_exits_kids_licensed_game_business_.php?

Notch Asks Community for Permission to Track Player Data in Minecraft [Joystiq]
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/01/25/notch-asks-community-for-permission-to-track-player-data-in-mine/

Sony Announces PS Vita Incentives to Encourage 3G Sales [PlayStation Blog]
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/01/27/special-launch-day-ps-vita-3gwi-fi-bundle-announced/
Related: 3 Opportunities to Win a PS Vita Early Release Bundle from Taco Bell
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/01/28/it-begins-3-ways-to-win-a-ps-vita-early-only-from-taco-bell/

Wii U Controller to pack NFC, says Iwata, Create New Gameplay Options [Engadget]
http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/27/wii-u-controller-to-pack-nfc-says-iwata-create-new-gameplay-op/

Nintendo Officially Announces Nintendo Network, Promises Personal Accounts for Wii U [Engadget]
http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/26/nintendo-officially-announces-nintendo-network-promises-persona/

ITEMS OF INTEREST
Mission US: A Revolutionary Way to Learn History
http://www.mission-us.org/

Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator
http://www.artemis.eochu.com/

EVENTS

TempleCon
Crowne Plaza – Warwick, RI
February 3 – 5, 2012
http://templecon.org

Total Confusion
Holiday Inn – Mansfield, MA
February 23 – 26, 2012
http://totalcon.com/

CONTACT
Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.
 Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Direct download: GTBAGamer_112.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 12:47am EDT
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Recorded 01/22/11

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Dreamcast the Movie: Casting Eternal Champions
http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=2626

NEWS

Death of Hudsonsoft
http://www.ripten.com/2012/01/18/bomberman-creator-hudson-soft-lays-down-its-last-bomb/

Diablo II producer departs
http://pc.ign.com/articles/121/1216986p1.html

Theatrhythm final fantasy to have paid DLC, use "nintendo network"
http://ds.ign.com/articles/121/1216948p1.html

Minecraft to help change xbox live certification process
http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/121/1216910p1.html

Resident evil 6 revealed
http://venturebeat.com/2012/01/19/resident-evil-6-rumor/

EVENTS

TempleCon
Crowne Plaza – Warwick, RI
February 3 – 5, 2012
http://templecon.org

Total Confusion
Holiday Inn – Mansfield, MA
February 23 – 26, 2012
http://totalcon.com/

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry athttp://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

Good To Be A Gamer Podcast by Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Direct download: GTBAGamer_111.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:05pm EDT
Comments[0]

Recorded 01/16/11

 

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NEWS

Bethesda & Interplay settle on Fallout rights [GameSpy]
http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/fallout-mmo/1216149p1.html

League of Legends Developer & Player (US Congressman) Discuss their Opposition to SOPA/Protect IP Bill [1 UP]
http://www.1up.com/news/league-of-legends-dev-against-sopa
Related: NVIDIA, Runic, Epic and Others Speak Against SOPA -
http://www.1up.com/news/nvidia-runic-games-anti-sopa

CD Projekt RED ends the hunt for Pirates [GameSpy]
http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/the-witcher-2/1216406p1.html

Minecraft Creator Encourages Piracy? [IGN]
http://feeds.ign.com/~r/ignfeeds/pc/~3/7SBtdt6es2M/1216416p1.html

EA Reorganizes after Landmark $1 Billion Digital Year [GamaSutra]
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GamasutraNews/~3/-iCLSNfdYcM/EA_reorganizes_after_a_landmark_1B_digital_year.php

Is Xbox.com to Blame for Xbox Live Hacks? [Edge]
http://www.edge-online.com/news/report-xboxcom-security-flaw-behind-live-account-hacks
http://www.edge-online.com/news/microsoft-there-no-xboxcom-security-loophole

Mass Effect 3 Will Require Origin on PC [IGN]
http://feeds.ign.com/~r/ignfeeds/pc/~3/ryNhEt5PLRA/1216562p1.html

Square Enix make Scarygirl Graphic Novel playable for consoles [Kotaku]
http://kotaku.com/5876096/squares-scarygirl-is-anything-but-scary-all-sorts-of-fun
Scarygirl Website:
http://www.scarygirl.com

Asura's Wrath Demo Available on Xbox Live [Major Nelson Blog]
http://majornelson.com/2012/01/10/demo-asuras-wrath/

Silent Hill HD Collection Delay Until March [Joystiq]
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/01/09/retailers-silent-hill-hd-collection-delayed-until-march/

Boxer Free DOS Game Emulator for Mac [Gawker]
http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/lifehacker/full/~3/9Yaj8ass8Qo/boxer-is-a-free-dos-game-emulator-for-your-mac

Kinect Release for Windows at a Higher Price [Kinect for Windows Blog]
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kinectforwindows/archive/2012/01/09/kinect-for-windows-commercial-program-announced.aspx

 

ITEMS OF INTEREST

Doctor Who Worlds in Time
http://www.doctorwhowit.com/

 

EVENTS

TempleCon
Crowne Plaza - Warwick, RI
February 3 - 5, 2012
http://templecon.org

Total Confusion
Holiday Inn - Mansfield, MA
February 23 – 26, 2012
http://totalcon.com/

 

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

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Recorded 01/08/2012

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Dreamcast the Movie: Super Mario Bros. Results
Mario: James Gandolfini
Luigi: Will Arnett
Peach: Jayma Mays
Toad: Nick Frost
Yoshi: 3 way tie: Andy Serkis, Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill
Bowser: 3 way tie: John C. Reilly, Brendan Gleeson, Jack Nicholson
Wario: 2 way tie: Danny DeVito & John Noble
Director: Terry Gilliam

 

Dreamcast the Movie: Eternal Champions
http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=2626

 

NEWS

 -Microsoft Discusses Xbox Live Security Issues [IGN]
http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/121/1215973p1.html

-Major Nelson reports the top Games Played on Xbox Live [Major Nelson Blog]
http://majornelson.com/2012/01/06/top-games-of-2011/

- Crysis 2, Super Mario Galaxy and Gears of Wars 3 Are Among the Most Pirated Games of 2011 [TorrentFreak]
http://torrentfreak.com/top-10-most-pirated-games-of-2011-111230/

-Finalists Announced for Game Developers Conference [GDC Site]
http://www.gdconf.com/news/game_developer_choice_awards/skyrim_bastion_lead_finalists_.html

-Steam continues to Grow & Show No Signs of Stopping [GameSpy]
http://pc.gamespy.com/articles/121/1215997p1.html

-Toxic Games Qube released on Steam [Qube Site]
http://qube-game.com/

-Asura's Wrath Story Trailer [IGN Entertainment YouTube Channel]
http://youtu.be/pAEwZ_MJd5g


 

 

EVENTS

 -Arisia
January 13-16, 2012
Boston Westin Waterfront - Boston, MA
http://arisia.org

 

-TempleCon
February 3-5, 2012
Crown Plaza - Warwick, RI
http://www.templecon.org

 

-Total Confusion
February 23-26, 2012
Holiday Inn - Mansfield, MA
http://www.totalcon.com

 

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

Good To Be A Gamer Podcast by Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

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After experiencing technical difficulties, we've decided it's time for a break. It is holiday time after all. Before we head home for the holidays, there are a few items we wanted to share with you.

 

Good To Be A Gamer is Available on iTunes!
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Dreamcast the Movie: Recasting Super Mario Bros.
Andrew Marnik has a feature posted on Good To Be A Geek, Dreamcast the Movie: Recasting Super Mario Bros. It’s a poll and we’re asking for your input. We’re taking the hollywood flop and asking you to re-imagine the film as if it were being produced today. Andrew’s provided several options for actors to play the key characters, as well as a few options for directors. Click the link below to make your voice heard.
http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=2218

 

Geek Gifting has begun!
At Good To Be A Geek, we believe everyday is a great day to celebrate being a Geek. What better time to celebrate than the holiday season? We have procured some nerdy delights that we are gifting away . . . to you! Follow the link for more information on how to enter, complete contest rules and a peak at the deliciously geeky goodness you could win.
http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=2500

 

EVENTS

TempleCon 2012 – February 3-5, 2011
Warwick, RI
Pre-registration is open!
http://www.templecon.org

Total Con 2012 – February 23-26,2011
Mansfield, MA
Registration opens in January
http://www.totalcon.com

 

 

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

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This week Jessa is flying solo. She's bringing you news of Wii U development at Ubisoft Quebec, speculation about the next Call of Duty title, a Batman: Arkham City patch to resolve DirectX 11 issues, Xbox Live taking away gamer rights and OnLive's move to mobile.

Recorded 12/11/2011

 

Good To Be A Gamer is Available on iTunes!
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Dreamcast the Movie: Recasting Super Mario Bros.
Andrew Marnik has a feature posted on Good To Be A Geek, Dreamcast the Movie: Recasting Super Mario Bros. It’s a poll and we’re asking for your input. We’re taking the hollywood flop and asking you to re-imagine the film as if it were being produced today. Andrew’s provided several options for actors to play the key characters, as well as a few options for directors. Click the link below to make your voice heard.
http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=2218

 

NEWS

Job Postings Confirm Wii U Development at Ubisoft Quebec [Game Spot]
http://www.gamespot.com/news/ubisoft-quebec-working-on-wii-u-project-aaa-mmo-6347112?tag=updates%3Beditor%3Ball%3Btitle%3B9

Job Posting Confirms Another Title for the Call of Duty Franchise [IGN]
http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/121/1214229p1.html

Batman: Arkham City Patch Finally Provides DirectX 11 Support for Some PC Gamers [Game Spy]
http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/batman-arkham-asylum-2/1214156p1.html

New Xbox Live Terms of Service Prevents Class Action Lawsuits [IGN]
http://www.ign.com/articles/2011/12/07/new-xbox-live-terms-of-service-prevents-class-action-lawsuits

OnLive Mobile Brings Big Titles to iOS and Android Devices [1 UP]
http://www.1up.com/news/onlive-mobile-lets-play-la-noire-ipad

 

ITEMS OF INTEREST

Left 4 Dead Fan Film [YouTube]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn52ExijPcI

 

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

Good To Be A Gamer Podcast by Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

 

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David Lucier and Jessa Phillips feed your need to know, bringing you the top stories from the video game industry. This week they're talking indie games, iOS games, Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii, Zynga going public, plus Skyrim goodness!

Recorded 12/4/2011

 

Good To Be A Gamer is Available on iTunes!
http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/good-to-be-a-gamer/id476489256

Dreamcast the Movie: Recasting Super Mario Bros.
Andrew Marnik has a feature posted on Good To Be A Geek, Dreamcast the Movie: Recasting Super Mario Bros. It’s a poll and we’re asking for your input. We’re taking the hollywood flop and asking you to re-imagine the film as if it were being produced today. Andrew’s provided several options for actors to play the key characters, as well as a few options for directors. Click the link below to make your voice heard.
http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=2218

 

NEWS

5 Indie Games to Watch For [Game Spy]
http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/legend-of-grimrock/1213355p1.html

Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombie App [Game Tyrant]
http://gametyrant.co/news/2011/12/1/call-of-duty-black-ops-zombies-app-released-on-ios.html

Judge Dredd vs. Zombies on iOS [IGN]
http://wireless.ign.com/articles/121/1213693p1.html

Xenoblade Chronicles coming to Wii in the US [IGN]
http://wii.ign.com/articles/121/1213814p1.html?_cmpid=ign1392

Zynga is going public . . . or is it? [Game Spot]
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6347035.html?part=rss&tag=gs_news&subj=6347035

Bethesda Softworks reveals what's coming for Skyrim and Address the latest Patch Problems [Bethesda Blog]
http://www.bethblog.com/2011/12/01/skyrim-what-were-working-on/

 

ITEMS OF INTEREST

Skyrim Theme “The Dragonborn Comes” Cover by Malukah [YouTube]
http://youtu.be/4z9TdDCWN7g

Time's Scar Cover from Chrono Cross by Lara [YouTube]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0b8FCxtkik

Able Gamers 2011 Holiday Shopping List
http://www.ablegamers.com/general-game-news/ablegamers-2011-holiday-shopping-list.html

 

EVENTS

TempleCon 2012 – February 3-5, 2011
Warwick, RI
Pre-registration is open!
h
ttp://www.templecon.org

Total Con 2012 – February 23-26,2011
Mansfield, MA
Registration opens in January
http://www.totalcon.com

 

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Subscribe to the RSS Feed and get Good To Be A Gamer on the go at http://goodtobeagamer.libsyn.com/rss!

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Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

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David Lucier and Jessa Phillips bring you the top stories from the video game industry. This week you can turn your iOS device into a game controller, Square Enix expands Eidos-Montreal and invests in a second studio, EA makes good on Battlefield promises, Dave reports on the beta for Star Wars: The Old Republic, rumors of a Gears of War prequel and Ubisoft says no to a PC version of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Plus, David and Jessa have a frank discussion on the future of video game pricing models. Is $60 too much to pay?

 

Recorded 11/28/2011

 

NEWS

Good To Be A Gamer is now available on iTunes!!!
http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/good-to-be-a-gamer/id476489256

Dreamcast the Movie: Recasting Super Mario Bros.
Following up on last week's discussion about video game to movie adaptations, Andrew Marnik has a feature posted on Good To Be A Geek, Dreamcast the Movie: Recasting Super Mario Bros. It's a poll and we're asking for your input. We're taking the hollywood flop and asking you to re-imagine the film as if it were being produced today. Andrew's provided several options for actors to play the key characters, as well as a few options for directors. Click the link below to make your voice heard.
http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=2218

Turn Your iOS Device Into a Game Controller with Brass Monkey [Lockergnome]
http://www.lockergnome.com/ios/2011/11/25/new-app-brass-monkey-turns-your-phone-into-a-cloud-based-game-controller/

Brass Monkey Website – http://www.playbrassmonkey.com

Square Enix expands Eidos-Montreal and opens a second studio [Game Spy]
http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/deus-ex-3-unofficial-title/1213059p1.html

EA Making Good on their promises . . . PS3 owners of Battlefield 3 will receive the free download of Battlefield 1943 [Kotaku]
http://kotaku.com/5862446/ea-smartens-up-giving-away-free-copies-of-battlefield-1943

Star Wars : The Old Republic – Jedi Consular Character Progression Trailer [Star Wars: The Old Republic YouTube channel]
http://youtu.be/bA_9BiyOB1A

Gears of War 3 gets prequel DLC and rumors of a full scale prequel title to be developed [Computer and Video Games]
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/327156/bulletstorm-dev-to-make-gears-of-war-prequel-trilogy/

Ubisoft develops Ghost Recon Online in lieu of a PC release to combat piracy [PC Gamer]
http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/11/23/ghost-recon-online-being-free-to-play-is-a-counter-to-piracy-says-ubisoft-producer

 

DISCUSSION

Is the reign of $60 boxed games coming to an end? [Eurogamer]
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-11-25-5th-cell-boss-the-USD60-boxed-game-is-a-broken-model

 

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Subscribe to the RSS Feed and get Good To Be A Gamer on the go at http://goodtobeagamer.libsyn.com/rss!

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

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Recorded 11/20/2011

NEWS

Star Wars: The Old Republic Logs 1,000,000+ Hours of Beta Testing [IGN]
http://pc.ign.com/articles/121/1212670p1.html

Infinity Ward Brings Down the Ban Hammer [Game Pro]
http://www.gamepro.com/article/news/225073/over-1-600-modern-warfare-3-cheaters-banned/

Minecraft Officially Released [GameSpy]
http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/minecraft/1212966p1.html

Starhawk Closed Beta Starts Tuesday [IGN]
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/121/1212906p1.html
Trailer -http://www.ign.com/videos/2011/10/21/starhawk-pax-trailer?objectid=14340339

Next Generation Devices Coming in 2012? [Edge]
http://www.next-gen.biz/news/next-generation-arrive-2012.

HiveMind makes your reality the game [VentureBeat]
http://venturebeat.com/2011/11/16/will-wright-hivemind/?volt=0

 

OTHER LINKS

The ECA (Entertainment Consumers Association)
Membership is $19.99 per year or $1 per year for students and military with a valid .edu or .mil email address.
http://theeca.com

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
http://zelda.com/skywardsword/

 

DISCUSSION

Video Game Film Adaptations
Video Games have long been fodder for Hollywood film adaptations, helping to further cement video games as an acceptable form of entertainment among the general public. Sadly, adaptations have not always done justice to video games. There appears to be a resurgence in hollywood's interest in video games, with current reports of Rampage, Dead Island, Uncharted, and of course, Assassin's Creed. We have a candid discussion on the history and future of film adaptations.

Why a Killer Deal to Turn the Hit Video Game Assassin's Creed Into a Movie Has Shocked Hollywood [Vulture]
http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/11/assassins_creed_movie_sony_ubi.html

Dead Island Movie Now A Real Thing [Game Informer]
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2011/09/27/dead-island-movie-now-a-real-thing.aspx

Naughty Dog Approves of Uncharted Film [Eurogamer]
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-09-28-naughty-dog-approves-of-uncharted-movie

Rampage Movie Now in Planning Stages [Game Spot]
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6346370.html?part=rss&tag=gs_news&subj=6346370

IGN's Ultimate Video Game Movie Guide [IGN]
http://movies.ign.com/articles/755/755513p1.html

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Subscribe to the RSS Feed and get Good To Be A Gamer on the go at http://goodtobeagamer.libsyn.com/rss!

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

Good To Be A Gamer Podcast by Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

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Recorded 11/14/11



NEWS
Is Gaming as Important as TV & Film? Activision Is Out to Prove It [Game Tyrant]
http://gametyrant.co/news/2011/11/9/activision-blizzard-out-to-prove-gaming-is-as-important-as-f.html

Steam Forums Hacked [Steam]
http://store.steampowered.com/news/6761/

Assassin's Creed: Revelations Trailer Released [Ubisoft]
http://assassinscreed.ubi.com/revelations/en-us/home/index.aspx
Official Launch Trailer - http://youtu.be/ZqEWW4Hzb8M
Story Trailer [Game Spot] - http://youtu.be/XFjoiBevNlU
Official E3 2010 Trailer featurinng “Iron” by Woodkid - http://youtu.be/VCTtIIW1WA0

Level-5 and Studio Ghibli Partner to Bring Anime to PS3 [Game Tyrant]
http://gametyrant.co/news/2011/11/9/level-5-and-studio-ghibli-partner-to-bring-anime-to-ps3.html

Star Trek Online Goes Free-to-play [Star Trek Online]
http://www.startrekonline.com/f2p

Game of Thrones RPG In the Making [Game Spot]
http://www.gamespot.com/news/game-of-thrones-action-rpg-coming-from-atlus-6344623?tag=updates%3Beditor%3Ball%3Btitle%3B3


Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim [Rip Ten]
http://www.ripten.com/2011/11/10/ripten-review-the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-xbox-360/

DISCUSSED

3P Start – Retro Gaming Reviews and Opinions by Matthew Bartlett
http://3pstart.blogspot.com

Skyrim Epic Rap by Dan Bull
http://youtu.be/j50u0zUeCmU

To the Moon
http://www.freebirdgames.com/to_the_moon/


Burn the City

Andriod Market – https://market.android.com/details?id=com.JoshOclock.BurnTheCity
App Store http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/burn-the-city/id444525916?mt=8



CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Subscribe to the RSS Feed and get Good To Be A Gamer on the go at http://goodtobeagamer.libsyn.com/rss!

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek - let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

Good To Be A Gamer Podcast by Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

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David Lucier joins Jessa Phillips to bring you the top news and upcoming events from the video game industry. They are feeding your need to know and delivering their take on the the week's top stories. Get your video game fix every week.

NEWS

DC Universe Online draws 120,000 new players since Free-to-play launch [Game Spy]
http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/dc-comics-mmo/1211648p1.html

 

Modern Warfare 3 Updates Wrap-Up
- PC Version will not ship with Call of Duty Elite Access [IGN]
http://pc.ign.com/articles/121/1211646p1.html?RSSwhen2011-11-04_165900&RSSid=1211646&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ignfeeds%2Fpc+%28IGN+PC%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

- Modern Warfare 3 Online Multiplayer looks to be the best of both games [Xbox 360 Magazine]
http://www.oxm.co.uk/35713/modern-warfare-3-online-the-new-ac-130-and-why-they-killed-one-man-army/?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=OXM-General-RSS

- Activision Won't Ban Gamer with Early Copies of Modern Warfare 3 [Joystiq]
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/11/04/psa-you-probably-wont-be-banned-for-playing-mw3-early-we-t/

 

Mass Effect 3 Beta Leaked on Xbox Live [IGN]
http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/121/1211729p1.html?RSSwhen2011-11-04_213300&RSSid=1211729&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ignfeeds%2Fxbox360+%28IGN+Xbox+360%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

 

Grand Theft Auto V Trailer Released [Game Rant]
http://gamerant.com/grand-theft-auto-5-trailer-benk-113903/

 

Resident Evil Chronicles HD Selection Bound for PS3 [Adriasang]
http://andriasang.com/comytj/

 

PSN Limiting the Amount of Active Devices for Content Sharing [G4TV]
http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/718092/sony-cuts-game-sharing-by-limiting-playstation-network-content-to-two-devices/

 

GAMES DISCUSSED

To the Moon
http://www.freebirdgames.com/to_the_moon/

Star Legends
http://www.starlegends.com

Burn the City
Android Market - https://market.android.com/details?id=com.JoshOClock.BurnTheCity
App Store - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/burn-the-city/id444525916?mt=8

 

EVENTS

PAX East 2012 - April 6-8, 2012
Boston, MA
http://east.paxsite.com/

Carnage Con 2012 - November 4-6, 2011
Fairlee, VT
http://www.carnagecon.com/

Temple Con 2012 - February 3-6, 2012
Warwick, RI
http://www.templecon.org

Total Confusion 2012 - February 23-26, 2012
Mansfield, MA
http://www.totalcon.com

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Subscribe to the RSS Feed and get Good To Be A Gamer on the go at http://goodtobeagamer.libsyn.com/rss!

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.
Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek - let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.
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David Lucier joins Jessa Phillips to bring you the top news and upcoming events from the video game industry. They are feeding your need to know and delivering their take on the the week's top stories. Get your video game fix every week.

NEWS

Indie Games on Xbox Live [1UP]

Feeling the indie love, 1UP featured “8 Weird and/or Cool box Live Indie Games You Must Own.” List includes a gamer for everyone, with sports, brick-breakers, mazes, shooters and more. 1.) Downtown Smash Dogdeball; 2.) Keiten Patissier; 3.) Chieri's Accidentally Heart-Poundy Steamy Journey; 4.) Pixelbit Helicopter Challenge; 5.) Leave Home; 6.) TIC: Part 1; 7.) The Monster Hero and the Mysterious Ruins; 8.) Wizorb

http://www.1up.com/features/8-weird-cool-xbox-live-indies

 

 

Batman: Arkham City Sales & Anticipated Nightwing DLC Content [MTV News]

A week after it's release, Batman: Arkham City has received critical praise from reviewers and gamers alike. Shipping 4.6 million units worldwide during during the first week, doubling the sales of its predecessor, Arkham Asylum. The team at Rocksteady has been hard at work on the DLC content to help keep the strong sales going through the holiday season. The Nightwing bundle pack will be available for purchase on 11/01/11, followed by the Robin bundle available on 11/22/11. DLC bundles will be available on PS Network for $6.99 or 560 Microsoft points on Xbox 360 Live Marketplace. Check out the link for a sneak peek at the Nightwing DLC trailer.

http://splashpage.mtv.com/2011/10/26/batman-arkham-city-sales-nightwing-trailer/

 

 

DC Universe Online goes Free to Play [Eurogamer]

DC Universe allows PC and PS3 gamers the chance to live out their comic book fantasies. The game allows players to become a DC hero or villain as they try to save or conquer the world, alongside some popular characters like Superman, Joker and Wonder Woman. DC Universe will open their subscription model to incorporate a free to play plan beginning 11/01/11.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-10-28-dc-universe-online-free-to-play-changeover-dated

 

 

The Secret World MMO Beta Draws Gamers [GameSpy & Game Tyrant]

Funcom's newest foray into the MMO landscape imagines a world where every myth, fable and legend is real and has shaped the world. Players join one of three secret societies: Dragons, Illuminati and Templars. Then they head into the world to fight monsters and struggle against the other societies for ultimate power. The Secret World is anticipated for April 2012, but beta access is open for registration. To date, more than 500,000 have registered for their chance to take a closer look, exceeding Funcom's expectations.

 

GameSpy -http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/the-secret-world/1210710p1.html?RSSwhen2011-10-26_073900&RSSid=1210710&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gsfeeds%2Fall+%28GameSpy+Complete%29

 

Game Tyrant - http://gametyrant.co/news/2011/10/25/nycc-gets-a-closer-look-at-the-secret-world.html

 

 

Mass Effect 3 Demo to Launch in January [Game Tyrant]

BioWare confirmed access to the Mass Effect 3 demo will be available in January 2012 for single-player campaigns. Owners of Battlefield 3 will get multi-player access early when they redeem their online pass. BioWare has indicated there will be other ways to obtain early access to the multi-player demo for gamers that did not purchase Battlefield 3.

http://gametyrant.co/news/2011/10/21/mass-effect-3-demo-will-launch-in-january.html

 

 

Video Game Earning Reports Indicate a Change in Gaming Trends [LA Times]

EA boasts earnings better than expectations for their second quarter. EA attributes its success to online and mobile gaming sales. On the flip side, Nintendo earnings fall short of forecasted projections and look towards even more disappointing returns.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ct-ea-earns-20111028,0,6869624.story

 

 

Sony officially controls Sony Ericsson [GameSpot]

Everyone is grabbing for a bigger piece of the mobile gaming pie. Sony staked their claim in a big way with the release of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. Now, the entertainment giant is looking for a bigger piece, considering buying the majority sharehold of Sony Ericsson.
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6338883.html?part=rss&tag=gs_news&subj=6338883

 

 

 


To the Moon $11.99 -

New twist on the indie/RPG adventure genre, the story follows two doctors who have developed a way to travel through a person's memories and fulfill their last wish. Play the first hour for free. $12.00 to download the complete game

http://www.freebirdgames.com/to_the_moon/

 

Star Legends

A sci-fi real-time mobile MMORPG. Free to download on the Apple App Store and Adroid Market. Boasting 3D graphics, lots of customization and regular content updates, you can play on the go.

http://starlegends.com/

 

Dragon Age: Redemption Web Series

BioWare teamed up with Felicia Day to create this web series based on the popular Dragon Age franchise. Day portrays an elven assassin tasked with finding a powerful mage who has escaped from Templar captivity. New episodes are released every Tuesday on Xbox, Bing Video and the Machinima YouTube Channel.

Http://www.youtube.com/user/machinima

 

Extra Life Gaming for Charity
Support Jessa Phillips at http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&eventID=501&participantID=22486

Support Dave Lucier at http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&eventID=501&participantID=6329

 

 

EVENTS

TempleCon 2012 – February 3-5, 2011

Warwick, RI

Pre-registration is open!

http://www.templecon.org

 

Total Con 2012 – February 23-26,2011

Mansfield, MA

Registration opens in January

http://www.totalcon.com

 

CONTACT US

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com or follow Jessa on Twitter @SultryMinxZoe.

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Good To Be A Gamer is back with a new focus and a new co-host!

David Lucier joins Jessa Phillips to bring you the top news and upcoming events from the video game industry. They are feeding your need to know and delivering their take on the the week's top stories. Get your video game fix every week.

NEWS

Gamer plays with one hand after recovering from stroke [IGN] -
Patrick Campbell suffered a massive stroke at age 14 that affected his entire right side. Because his dominant side was affected, Campbell lost the ability to enjoy his favorite pastimes, including playing video games. Through years of therapy and with an undaunted determination, he has regained his ability to walk, and even to play video games.
http://games.ign.com/articles/119/1199036p1.html?RSSwhen2011-10-08_110500&RSSid=1199036&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ignfeeds%2Fall+%28IGN+Complete%29

A look at the trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (to be released 11/08/11) [GameSpy]-
Without a doubt, Call of Duty is one of the biggest franchises in the industry. This latest trailer proves why, giving us a sneak peek at the anticipated Modern Warfare 3.
http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/call-of-duty-2011-project/1199001p1.html?RSSwhen2011-10-07_143100&RSSid=1199001&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gsfeeds%2Fall+%28GameSpy+Complete%29

Sony considering buyout of Sony Ericsson [GameSpot] -
Everyone is grabbing for a bigger piece of the mobile gaming pie. Sony staked their claim in a big way with the release of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. Now, the entertainment giant is looking for a bigger piece, considering buying the majority sharehold of Sony Ericsson.
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6338883.html?part=rss&tag=gs_news&subj=6338883

EVENTS

TempleCon 2012, Warwick, RI
Pre-Registration is Open. Pre-reg Badges will be mailed for the first time. 2012 promises even more non-stop gaming as the convention takes over the entire Crowne Plaza.
http://www.templecon.org

PAX East 2012, Boston, MA
Dates for the 2012 convention have been announced. April 6-8th PAX East makes Boston its home for the third year. Registration is not open yet, but is expected to go live soon.
http://east.paxsite.com/

Extra Life Gaming for Charity
Support Jessa Phillips at http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&eventID=501&participantID=22486

Support Dave Lucier at http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&eventID=501&participantID=6329

GAMES DISCUSSED

The Adventures of Shuggy [Xbox Live Arcade]
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Adventures-of-Shuggy/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258410a5c

Duke Nukem Forever
http://www.dukenukem.com

Star Wars: The Old Republic
http://www.swtor.com/

Deus Ex: Human Revolution
http://deusex.com/

OTHER LINKS

Gaming Buzz Android Widget
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.geekyouup.android.widgets.gaming&hl=en


CONTACT  US

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com.

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On the show, I go to TempleCon. EA is in hot water, Playstation has been busy and Undead Labs is having a very good week.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek - let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the host and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek. For more information and show notes, please visit the website.

 

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On the show, I talk Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. The Nintendo 3DS gets a release date and a price tag, EA Sports is betting on Virgin Gaming, we get details on Portal 2 for the PS3 and The Walking Dead make it into a video game?

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek - let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the host and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek. For more information and show notes, please visit the website.

 

Creative Commons License Good To Be A Gamer Podcast by Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

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