Archive | March, 2010

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Social Groups – Big Fish Babes

Posted on 26 March 2010 by nicolespag

I saw a story on the Today Show about a group of women in California who met in online gaming and have become very close friends.  They call themselves The Big Fish Babes. They started out playing a beta version of the Big Fish game Mystery Case Files: Madam Fate.  Big Fish had a beta forums for this game and they came together through their various posts.  As the relationships grew, they started talking about off topic subjects like their family and personal lives.  When the game and forums were released, this group of women wanted to keep those personal relationships together, so they started a Yahoo! group and have actually become a very close set of women.

Through this group, we became even closer.  We shared sickness, death, marriage and births.  We excitedly supported one of the Babes during her son’s wedding which we attended in spirit.  We posted to each other what we were wearing, the music playing as we danced, and how wonderful everyone looked.  We had a wonderful time.  We danced, drank and were happy together.  Pictures were posted and when we saw them, yep, we were there.

Big Fish has actually invited this group to come in and be pseudo “alpha” testers and bounce ideas off of them.

I cringe when I hear the stories on the news or even people at gatherings talking about gamers as anti-social and hiding behind their avatars.  While this may be true for some, groups like this prove that on-line gaming provides a conduit for people to explore friendships outside of their geographic area.  I have made many friends through games such as World of Warcraft whom I consider “real” friends and they are just as important to me as my friends I have met through work, school or other areas of my life.  I hope everyone out their has a chance to connect with the people you play with on-line.  Who knows, they may become a life long friend!

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Episode 14 – Normal Mode is Not Normal

Posted on 21 March 2010 by nicolespag

We discuss God of War III (a lot), Batman: Arkham Asylum, Final Fantasy XIII & Dante’s Inferno for PSP.

Gaming News/Buzz
Batman: Arkham Asylem cleaned up at the Baftas
Modern Warfare 2 DLC coming out soon
Free MAG DLC coming on March 25. Includes grenades, uniforms, and new guns. Also, to celebrate this day, everyone gets double XP from midnight to midnight.
Fat Princess for the PSP!
Want to be part of developing a video game? Kickstarter gives people the chance to raise funds for their projects; anything from video games, movies, books, etc.

WoW Talk
The ladies talk about some of their favorite places and moments in WoW
A new documentary about raiding in WoW is being developed called The Raid. Check out the link to watch clips from the movie and get involved!

Game Release Highlights
Mortal Online – coming out in March – genre: MMORPG
Just Cause 2 for PC, X360, PS3 – coming out 3/23/2010 – genre: Action Adventure

Bargain Buys & iPhone games
Across Age – an RPG game for $5.99
Zombiefarm – like Farmville but with Zombies! for FREE

Meet us at Nerdtacular on May 8th in Salt Lake City!

Give us a call on our new voicemail line at 623-252-GAME.

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New Documentary -The Raid

Posted on 21 March 2010 by nicolespag

I cannot wait for this documentary!!! Just the previews alone makes me smile. If you’re interested in supporting this project check out Kevin’s Kickstart page for more info.

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POLL: The age old question: PS3 or Xbox?

Posted on 18 March 2010 by nicolespag

So I decided to do my own unofficial poll for people that own both PS3 and Xbox 360. Granted we can’t verify that you own both, so really it’s just a fun poll to see which of the 2 consoles you find yourself playing more.

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Episode 13 – The Fourth Lady of L33t

Posted on 08 March 2010 by nicolespag

In this weeks episode of LoL we have a very special guest joining us….Turpster! As fair warning this episode, while not explicit, it might be a little more edging than some of you are use too. In addition, for those that know Turpster, sometimes you just can’t contain his awesomeness in just an hour. So this episode is double the fun clocking in at almost 2 hours! We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed recording! We discuss Heavy Rain, Bioshock 2, Starcraft II, Borderlands expansion & Dante’s Inferno.

Thank you Buxley for the fun StarCraft 2 intro to the show! For even more funny Buxley clips go to Ask Buxley or listen to The Instance for his segment!

Gaming News/Buzz
Fat PS3’s are not happy as a bug in the system not to connect to PSN. Seems poor timing for the Mashable PS3 vs Xbox survey
Joystiq reports Walter Day retires from Twin Galaxies If your not sure who Walter Day is check out the documentary The King of Kong. Great movie!
Red Dead Redemption is encouraging pre-ordering by listing the difference incentives each store is offering. Love it!
A new Xbox Live Arcade game recently came out called The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom. This is an XBox 360 live game only and we would love to hear feedback from people on it because it looks like a blast!

WoW Talk
Our friends over at Doghouse Systems put up a fun post showing The Wonderful World of WoW
Lunar Festival is finally over! Thank goodness. Hands down one our least favorite holidays in the game.
Stephanie & Kim got there Wind Rider plushie and flying noncombat pet. These are the cutest thing EVAH!!!

Game Release Highlights
Calling for Wii – coming out on 3/9/10 – genre: Action Adventure
Assassins Creed II for PC – coming out on 3/9/2010 – genre: Adventure – Pre-Purchase today via Steam and get 3 bonus maps!
Sushi Go Round! for Wii and DS – coming out on 3/16/2010 – genre: Time Management
God of War III for PS3 – coming out 3/16/2010 – genre: Action Adventure

Bargain Buys & iPhone games
Save on selected Xbox 360 accessories in March & April
The super cute puzzle game Toki Tori is on sale at Steam for $2.49
Direct2Drive is offering 50% Mac games until March 11th. Best bets Sims3 and DragonsAge:Origins
New “Price is Right 2010” for iPhone/iTouch. Limited time $2.99 – updated version of original. More of the game show games, better animations, don’t have to wait for other contestants to spin the wheel. A great improvement and overall a good game!
Assassins Creed II: Multiplayer for iPhone/iTouch is Free at the moment. Seems they have been having issues with the servers, but download it now to play later!

Meet us at Nerdtacular on May 8th in Salt Lake City! Also give us a call on our new voicemail line at 623-252-GAME.

Big thanks again to Turpster for joining us this week, don’t forget you can follow Turpster on Twitter and check out his podcast’s Giant Enemy Crab, The Movielicious & The Incredible Podcast!

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We have a winner!

Posted on 05 March 2010 by nicole

Congratulations to Renee Crocker Valentine our winner of the StarCraft 2 beta key!!!! (and pretty sweet sweatbands ;) I also found my goody bag from Blizzcon ’08, so I’m including a few pieces of awesome as an extra surprise!

Renee’s lucky number 276 was picked out of the 398 members registered on our facebook page using (398 members was the total number of fans on March 5th at 11am MNT)

Kim, Stephanie & I want to thank to everyone that entered!

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Fixing the World with Online Games

Posted on 01 March 2010 by nicolespag

I simply love Jane McGonigal’s outlook on gaming and how it can make us better people! Sign up to play her new game Evoke starting on March 3rd!

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