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

Good To Be A Gamer RSS Feed!
http://goodtobeagamer.libsyn.com/rss

 

 

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.

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

Good To Be A Gamer RSS Feed!
http://goodtobeagamer.libsyn.com/rss

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

 

Direct download: GTBAGamer_107.mp3
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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!

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 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.

 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 11/20/2011

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.
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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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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