Recorded 2/12/2012

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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 EST
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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 EST
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Recorded 01/29/2012

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

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_108.mp3
Category:Gaming -- posted at: 10:19pm EST
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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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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.

 

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