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LoL – Episode 35 – All About the Cute

Posted on 22 February 2011 by nicolespag

This week we discuss LBP2, Minecraft, Rift, Dead Space 2 & more!

Little Big Planet 2 (LBP2): Nicole/Kim/Stephanie – All say Buy It
Dead Space 2: Stephanie – Buy It

Thanks to everyone that created an entry in last episodes contest. We got a lot of really creative entries that you can view here and congrats to Kreitz for his winning entry LOL DCUO: SnowPac rises .

How to enter the MapHook Contest!
Our good friends at MapHook have partnered with us again to create a fun contest. We would like you to go to either MapHook.com or download the app to your iphone/ipod and create a Hook using the category Video Gaming & tell us about your idea for a great Little Big Planet 2 costume, custom level or minigame. You have until March 5th, 2011 to get your entry in and the winner will be chosen at random and win a game of their choosing (up to $60 value)! Please be sure to have the word LBP2 or LoL in the title so the entry can be found. Good luck!!

Bargain Buys!
Zombie Cafe for iPhone/iPad (free!)

Today I Die Again – iPhone 99 cents

Assassins Creed 2: Brotherhood is $34.99 at amazon.com

Pre Order Killzone 3 get $20 from amazon plus 3 MP credits

Gaming News
Felicia Day breathes fire into ‘Dragon Age’ series: a fantasy action adventure in the new series Dragon Age: Redemption staring Felicia Day as Tallis, an Elven assassin on a quest to capture a rogue magician in the land of Ferelden.

A new Smithsonian Exhibit called The Art of Video Games will explore 40 years of video games. The exhibit will be located on 3rd floor North, American Art Museum between March 16, 2012 – September 30, 2012. To vote on the video games go to http://www.artofvideogames.org/

Minecraft announced for Ipad/iPhone

No Multiplayer for Batman Arkham City

WoW
Love Is in the Air… and in This New Blizzard Comic

We say hello to 2 new cohosts on The Instance podcast

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LoL – Episode 34 – Becoming the Next Legend

Posted on 06 February 2011 by nicolespag

This week we discuss DC Universe Online, StarCraft 2 Mods, Dungeon Raid, Sky Burger, Yahtzee, Pocket Frogs, Mass Effect 2 & World of Warcraft.

DC Universe Online: Nicole/Kim/Stephanie – All say Buy It, but with a huge caveat. Don’t expect too much with community especially with the PS3 version. The game play is awesome but interacting with other players is still challenging.

How to enter the MapHook Contest!
Speaking of DCUO, our good friends at MapHook have partnered with us again to create a fun contest. We would like you to go to either MapHook.com or download the app to your iphone/ipod and create a Hook with a picture of your DCUO character and a little “back story” about them. And for listeners who aren’t playing the game, you can just tell us what kind of hero or villain they would create if they were playing (adding a picture you drew would make it more fun too). You have until February 19, 2011 to get your entry in and the winner will be chosen at random and win a game of their choosing (up to $60 value)! Please be sure to have the word DCUO in the title so the entry can be found. Below is an example from Nicole and the character she created on the Redemption server, Omni Girl! Good luck and have fun!!

Bargain Buys!

On Feb 8th DCUO 3 month memberships will be discounted to $29.99 (normally $41.99)

Sky Burger & HeyTell (technically not a game) for Free on the iPhone/iPod

Direct2Drive is having a 15% off top titles because of the Blizzard – Two Worlds, Magika, DCUO, RIFT Digital Collectors Edition preorder. Use promocode “SNOWBLOWS” at checkout.

Gaming News

You can now beta test the 3 mods that Blizzard created specifically to showcase the mod engine in StarCraft 2. The games include Aiur Chef, StarJeweled, and Left 2 Die. They are a blast to play!

Zelda Reorchestrated is a wonderful project that is taking the classic music from a number of the Zelda games and recreating it using an orchestra. Zreo is currently working on creating their latest project Twilight Symphony and is funding the project via KickStarter. It addition to Twilight Princess, Zreo has also recreated the music from Ocarina of Time and the entire set of music can be found here. The guys leading this project say “We do not seek profit or fame. We simply love Zelda and wish to share its inspiration on all of us with all of you.” Feel free to follow the link above if you would like to support their project!

Android Words With Friends Gets Friendly With iPhones

Three More Fallout: New Vegas DLC Packs Coming Soon. Release cross-platform!

Funny video of a game review that Stephanie found about a game that was meant as a joke.

WoW

Love is in the Air started today – It’s the same as last year’s revamped holiday

Core hound pet adoption drive! Blizzard is having a year long contest to encourage people to get authenticators on their accounts. Submit a screenshot of your corehound pet to win an iPad! Everyone month for a year they will pick 2 winners but you can only enter once.

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Is DCUO a WoW Killer?

Posted on 14 January 2011 by nicolespag

To be honest I groan a little inside when I hear this question. The reason is because DCUO is not WoW. Not even close. Yes it’s an MMO, but for me it is an entirely different experience. When I think of WoW, I think of a slower paced game where questing, professions, grinding levels and raiding can easily suck away 12 hours of my day if I let it. With DCUO it’s a much more intense, fast paced action game that still has familiar elements of WoW (or any MMO really), but also something a bit different. After playing and loving Batman: Arkham Asylum, I was really excited to get my hands on DCUO. Batman: AA was truly the first superhero game that I not only liked, but loved. My thought was if DCUO could capture some the things I loved most about AA, then I should really enjoy DCUO. Well so far so good, between the quick quests, the collectible lore & gear, & the mini dungeons where you fight along side of a iconic superhero/villain, I’m hooked (I haven’t even had a chance to try the PVP yet, but I hear it’s great!). Sure there are some parts where the voice acting is a bit cheesy (and other voices that I’m blown away by) but at the heart of this game it makes me feel like I’m fighting for justice right a long side my childhood hero, Wonder Woman or creating mayhem with The Joker. So just like Batman: AA, it’s the comic book lore that has hooked me. I’ve never been a DC fangirl and honestly my only exposure to DC has been through TV, movies & now games, but this game makes me want to create toons on both sides and mentor every single hero & villain so I can go through all of the stories and quests (guess what, it’s actually an obtainable goal!) Currently there are 8 heroes and 7 villains to be inspired by (listed below) and if you take everyone of them to 30 it could mean an ton of great gaming & lore.

So what are some of my complaints? Well for one, if I do decide to create 15 toons the starting area for all of these characters is going to get old….quick. Unlike WoW where every race has a unique starting area, the heroes in DCUO do not. I’ve gone through the starting area 5 times so far (3 times in beta) and if you are a hero your guide is the Oracle and if you’re a villain it’s Calculator, other than that small difference everything else is the same. Granted the starting area is easy to go through (max 10-20 min) but I’d still like to have some variety. Maybe it’s not possible right now, but hopefully the developers will create multiple starting areas, heck just put me on a different Brainiac ship. My next issue would be the player interaction/communication: I’m sure this isn’t so bad on the PC but on the PS3 it’s downright painful. There is voice enabled in the game, but I’ve never really been one to just start chatting with random people in a game. There is text windows and the process just to create a tell is rather cumbersome. My solution will be to try and work out creating a vent channel in our existing WoW guild for those that would like to play DCUO, in addition to digging out my USB/Bluetooth Keyboard. I’ve also been seeing complaints about bugs, specifically one where you would fall through the world. I have yet to experience any bugs and from what I understand SOE put out a hotfix 2 out days after launch correcting a number of report bugs. There are aspects of the game that I find smooth and responsive (flying for instance) and others not so much (the menu & targeting system on the PS3). In the end, it’s more than I expected for a launch of a MMO.

What I’m really trying to do with DCUO (something I wasn’t able to do with Aion or Champions Online) is to hold the game on it’s own merits and what I find enjoyable. For someone that has played WoW for the last 5 years, who honestly wished at the time there was a MMO on a console, this is what I’ve been waiting for. Don’t get me wrong I still love WoW and will continue to play, but even with the release of Cataclysm, I’m simply looking for a different type of game to play. And because of it’s fast pace & easy stop & start play style, I actually do feel like I have a spot for both WoW & DCUO in my gaming lineup. Now I just have to decide does my wallet.

Still trying to decide if you want to play. Here are some questions I’ve received & things to consider.

Should I get the game on the PS3 or PC? For me this game shines on the PS3. Can you play it on the PC, of course but if I had to choose I’d pick PS3 every time. If PC is your only option & you are finding the flying a bit clunky, try and get your hands on a wired Xbox 360 controller. I’ve heard it works great with the game.

How much does it cost?
Honestly I’m not going to type out the cost because it is quite possible it might change. In fact I’m really holding out hope that SOE will do something special with the Playstation Plus members and give a discount or even free subscription (hey a girl can wish right?) For the most up-to-date information on the monthly fees for the game I’m going to direct you to DCUO’s website. It will be very interesting to see what happens on 2/11 when everyone’s free month will expire. I can tell you right now that I really want to mentor all of the heroes and villains so I will be renewing for at least 1 more month. Where the real test will be is with the expansions and additional content, will DCUO continue to add new mentors? I can only hope.

How many servers are there & what are the names? All server names are based on DC Comics story arcs
PS3 Servers (as of 1/14/11)
Blood Will Run (PVP)
No Mans Land (PVP)
The Killing Joke (PVP)
Countdown (PVE)
Crisis (PVE)
Birthright (PVE)
Redemption (PVE)
Justice (PVE)

PC Servers (as of 1/14/11)
Cry for Blood (PVP)
Brave New World (PVE)
Darkness Falls (PVE)
Death & Glory (PVP)
New Frontier (PVE)
Public Enemies (PVP)
Virtue and Vice (PVE)
Zero Hour (PVE)

Updated: Thanks NerdMan :)
Who are the mentors?
Hero Mentors
Batman
Superman
Wonder Woman

Additional Inspired By
The Flash
Beast Boy
Green Arrow
Steel
Martian Manhunter

Villain Mentors
The Joker
Circe
Lex Luthor

Additional Inspired By
DeathStroke
Bane
Mr. Freeze
Catwoman

What are the “classes”?
Your Powers
Nature & Sorcery = Healing (Healer)
Mental & Gadget = Control
Fire & Ice = Defense (Tank)

What happens when you “die”?
Well you’re a superhero/villain so really you never die. You can get knocked out though and it is at this point someone can rescue you or you can wait till the countdown is over so you can flee to the nearest respawn point.

How do mobs work?
This is one of my favorite things in DCUO. Unlike WoW when you are trying to get a quest drop and some warlock tags it before you can even get near, in DCUO as long as you hit the mob at any time you will get credit for your quest. I found on a number of occasions that my competitiveness for mobs in WoW caused me to get a big angry at someone for ‘taking’ my kill only to find out that we both go the kill. After I realized this, I found myself waiting for other players to get a shot in so we would all get credit. Kind of makes you a nicer player if you ask me :)

Update: I found a great interview on Eurogamer with John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment if your looking for more details of the future and the reasons behind some of the choices made in DCUO.

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LoL – Episode 33 – Welcome to Twenty Eleven

Posted on 10 January 2011 by nicolespag

This week we discuss all the games we played over our holiday break; including Kinect – Dance Central, Your Shape, Kinect Adventures, Fable 3, PlayStation Move, Professor Layton – Unwound Future, Fallout 3, The Mystery of the Crystal Portal, Jenga & WoW

Fable 3: Nicole – Buy It

MapHook Contest: Speaking of contests congrats to our MapHook Winner: Destroid for his Story over the holidays. His prize was any game (up to $60) and a Ladies of Leet t-shirt!

Bargain Buys!

Our good friend Hawkito released Skyhawk Function over the holiday with the LoL theme included!

Gaming News

Microsoft announces Avatar Kinect at CES

Onlive announcements at CES

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LoL – Episode 32 – A Great Year of Gaming

Posted on 16 December 2010 by nicolespag

This week we discuss the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm! We also recapped the year and discussed some of our favorite (and not so favorite) games of the year. Here is just an idea of all the games we reviewed this year: Highborn, Kane and Lynch, Kirby – Epic Yarn, Civilization 5, Tropico 3, Silent Hill – Shattered Memories, Call of Duty – Modern Warfare, Call of Duty – Black Ops, Torchlight, World of Goo, Borderlands DLCs, Darksiders, Mass Effect 2, Bioshock 2, Heavy Rain, God of War 3 Depict, Phoenix Wright – Miles Edgeworth, Angry Birds, Red Dead Redemption and all the DLCs, Alan Wake, Puzzle Quest 2, Puzzle Agent, Fallout 3 and New Vegas, Amnesia, Death Spank, Medal of Honor, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, MAG, Just Cause 2, Prison Break, PB Winterbottom, Nier, Dead Rising 2, Star Craft 2 & Mafia 2.

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm – Nicole, Kim & Stephanie: Buy It

Also to celebrate the release of Cataclysm we had listener Paul donate 2 of the new pets to 2 lucky listeners! Thanks so much Paul, you are the best! So if you are interested in winning either the Mookin Hatchling Pet or Lil Ragnaros Charity pet, all you have to do is comment on this post and tell us your favorite part of Cataclysm so far. We’ll pick the winner randomly from the comments on January 6th! Good luck and thanks again to Paul for donating the pets!!!!!

MapHook Contest: Speaking of contests congrats to our MapHook Winner: iKrissi for her hook from World of Warcraft. Her prize was any game (up to $60) and a Ladies of Leet t-shirt!

Don’t worry if you didn’t win this time we just announced another contest with MapHook! This time we are picking the best story over the holiday season. You will have until January 5th to create a story with all of your hooks over the holiday season. Just sign up for your free MapHook account and create a hook of your best gaming & holiday moments and make sure the tag LOLGOW somewhere in the description or details (so we can find your story). We will be picking our favorite from all the entries tagged with LOLGOW on January 9th. The winner will get a free game of their choice (up to $60) & a Ladies of Leet T-shirt! Come on and enter! How often is it that easy to win a free game with awesome odds? :)

Bargain Buys!
It’s HumbleBundle Time! 5 great games and you pick the price

Onlive Viewer just came out with their iPad app. No credit card needed, must have awesome bandwidth to use

Gaming News
Uncharted 3 Announced for 2011

DCUO – Beta on Playstation live today for Playstation Plus members

Alan Wake named Time’s game of the year

Read Dead Redemption won Spike’s VGA’s game of the year

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Also don’t forget to check out the new Ladies of Leet Store! We have new t-shirts & stickers and you can get them here!

Follow Ladies of Leet on twitter! Nicole at nicolespag, Kim at randysmolly & Stephanie at xiaxian1.

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DCUO University – Smallville Physics Fight

Posted on 13 November 2010 by nicolespag

The Ladies of Leet was fortunate to receive an invitation to Austin, TX and become a freshman in the first ever DC University on Nov 2nd, 2010. In this lesson we join (Professors) Wes Yanagi & Chris Cao as they walk us through the real physics in one of the Alerts (Smallville) in the new MMO coming out early next year DC Universe Online.

A special thanks goes out to the entire DCUO team for such a great event!

Disclosure: I attended a DC Universe Online event hosted by Sony Online Entertainment. Sony Online Entertainment paid for my flight, hotel and meals in connection with the event.

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