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Our very own Kim aka @randysmolly makes a cameo in the latest episode of The Guild! Look for her dorky cute self at at the 1:07 mark. If you’ve missed any of The Guild’s videos, checked them all out here. Hmmm I wonder if Felicia would consider coming on the show…she is a lady and very, very leet :)
So it looks like Kim was right on the money with what she found about the Wii. I just received a Price Drop email from WalMart telling me the price just dropped $50 to $199. I guess since every year the holiday shopping seems to start sooner, the timing is perfect :) I personally only use the Wii when family or friends are over, so games like Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 & Wii Sports are great. Everything else, eh I’d rather play on my PS3 or Xbox.
Well we finally made it to iTunes! Please feel free to subscribe & leave a comment! A big thank you goes out to everyone that has listen & commented on the site on the site so far. We are loving doing this and are excited to make Episode 2 on October 3rd!
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box is the 2nd offering from Level-5 for the Nintendo DS. The first game, The Curious Village, introduced us to the dapper Professor Layton and his spunky sidekick, Luke. This duo is a mystery seeking team that gets the job done by solving puzzles to unravel the tough tasks that face them. Along their journey, they meet a host of very interesting characters that charm their way into the game.
The Diabolical Box keeps the same unique art style as the original game. It is a mix of old-time feeling European cartoons mixed with a little anime. The cut scenes feel very rich and really add a sense of “cozy mystery” to the game.
The game play reminds me of the Penny Press and Dell variety puzzle magazines I used to pick up when I was younger that had everything from crosswords and find a word to logic puzzles. Unlike the other Nintendo DS “brain booster games”, Professor Layton mixes brain exercising with a wonderful and engaging story line and intriguing puzzles that will keep you hooked until you solve the mystery.
Once you solve the mystery, there are extra puzzles, as well as daily downloads, available via WiFi. There are some silly ways that Professor Layton will present the puzzles to you, like remembering a puzzle from his childhood when you click on a jug. However, these are far overshadowed by the quaintness of the art and story lines as well as the sheer number of different types of puzzles.
If you like puzzle games, Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box is a must buy, even if you haven’t played the previous game.
Disney had always stood for family friendly entertainment, and this extends into their online games as well. They recently added a feature that monitors chat and can detect the use of bad language and will suspend the account after 2 warnings.They have pretty standard Terms of Service (TOS), but this added feature makes these much easier to enforce. It also makes it much safer for kids and the parents don’t have to monitor every second of their game play. Another feature that they enforce is that you cannot use numbers in the chat. This discourages the sharing of personal things like phone numbers and street addresses.
I was recently playing Pirates of the Caribbean Online with my husband and decided that I would have some fun with him. We are the only 2 in our guild and wrote some “embarrassing” although benign things. When I looked over on his screen, that line did not show up, so I tried it again, several times. I finally figured out that it must be a violation of their chat rules.
Today, I got an email from Disney:
Our records indicate that there may have been a violation of our Terms
of Use connected to your account, outlined in the chat log below:
18:29:01 : dude, I want your pants off
18:29:04 : I want your pants off
18:30:01 : I want you to take off your pants
18:30:03 : pants off 18:30:03 : pants
18:30:03 : off
18:30:03 : now
lead to disciplinary action, such as a hold being placed on your account.
Remember that anything that might be frowned upon while at a Walt Disney Theme Park would
also be frowned upon in our games and sites. Keep it clean and be sure not
to share personal information online. For more information on internet safety and manners,
please visit our netiquette page at http://home.disney.go.com/guestservices/netiquette.
As an officer in the largest guild in World of Warcraft, I couldn’t imagine how helpful this would be!
This is the first audio recording of Ladies of Leet, where Nicole, Kim & Stephanie discuss video games and how they fit into their lives. The podcast is fun conversation with some great tips & news for any gamer regardless of gender. In this episode, the ladies discuss Brewfest in World of Warcraft, Cooking Dash, Rockband 2 & Lego Batman. They also discuss the Entertainment Consumers Association, which is an organization that fights for your rights as a gamer. Use code GIMAG and become a member.
Check out DealNews.com to set up your own price alerts drops & visit Half.com to search through new & used video games.
Hmmm, not really sure what to say about this video. The commentary over the actual video isn’t all that funny, but what I was more interested in was how GameStop was going to make their women shoppers feel more at ease. I’m assuming this was a training video for employees, but wow are we that hard to sell video games too?
update- ok I’ve watched the video a couple of times and after getting over the initial shock of how Gamestop is suppose to address me when I entered the store (yep that’s exactly how they talk to me), I have a new found appreciation for the commentary over the video. That guy cracks me up!
The Guild is a great web series about a certain famous MMO (though they never say it’s WoW) and Felicia Day is the writer & main actor in the series (not to mention one awesome lady). You can support Felicia & the show by purchasing the mp3 for their new video on Amazon & iTunes or watching The Guild at http://watchtheguild.com