Tag Archive | "video games"

Tags: , , , , , ,

Episode 21 – The Best Bug EVAR!

Posted on 27 June 2010 by nicolespag

In this week’s episode we are discussing ModNation Racers, Red Dead Redemption DLC, Puzzle Quest, & Midsummer Fire Festival in WoW

Gaming News

We talk a little bit about E3 and an article that listener Luthera shared with us. We crossed our fingers that L.A. Noire will come to us sooner vs. later and how the technology used with this game should be a “game changer”

We also have discussed a great article out of Gaming Angels called “A 10 Year Old Boy Made Me Angry” and our own experiences with young people in game.

And even though we admit we are gamers, there are still stigmas out there with the title. Here are just 5 reason why it’s still not cool to admit your a gamer.

WoW Talk

Patch 3.3.5 dropped – New chat and realID – There is a bug in the patch involving 64bit windows machines.

If you are leveling alts or toons don’t forget to do the Midsummer Fire Festival. By honoring and desecrating fires you get some serious XP and gold. For those new to the event WoW.com does a nice guide to the festival.

Game Release Highlights
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 for all platforms – genre: Adventure – Released June 29, 2010
Puzzle Quest 2 for Xbox 360 & DS – genre: Puzzle – Released June 30, 2010
Fat Princess DLC for PS3 – genre: Fantasy Adventure – Released June 29, 2010
Singularity for PC, PS3 & X360 – genre: Scifi FPS – Released June 29, 2010

Bargain Buys
Steam is having a HUGE sale every day until July 4. Check the site every day for new deals, along with the bundle deals that will be going on until July 4th.

If you live near Salt Lake City, UT check out Gaming & Electronics Expo on July 16 & 17, 2010

Give us a call on our voicemail line at 623-252-4263!

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

Ladies of Leet is proud to be part of the Frogpants Network! For more exciting shows like Final Score & Comics Coast to Coast, visit Frogpants.com!!!!

Download Direct


Comments (11)

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Episode 20 – Nasty Drawers

Posted on 12 June 2010 by nicolespag

In this week’s episode we are discussing Alan Wake, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, Phoenix Wright, Mass Effect 2, WoW & Red Dead Redemption

Since all 3 of us are playing a ton of RDR we found a funny article from Cracked telling us 6 ways RDR hates women.

We talk about some the anticipated 2010 E2 game titles.

Shank looks pretty fun. A stylized 2d side-scrolling western

The final 3 ‘booth babes’ were announced. Looks like a gamer girl (all 3 are) vs a booth babe will actually win. Congrats to Bonnie, Nikkie & Rachel!

From Yahoo News – Across the board, top Facebook games take a tumble

WoW Talk

We discuss our Blizzcon ticket experience
ICC buffs are 20% and will be 25% soon!
Lord of the Rings Online announced a free play model. Beta starts June 16, 2010

Game Release Highlights
Toy Story 3 for PS3, Xbox, PSP, Wii, DS – genre: Action – Released June 15, 2010
Yard Sale Hidden Treasures: Sunnyvillle for DS – genre: Puzzle – Released June 15, 2010
Transformers: War for Cybertron for PC, PS3, Xbox, Wii, DS – genre: Action – Released June 22, 2010
Farmtopia for DS – genre: Simulation – Released June 24, 2010

Mass Effect 2 for Xbox is on sale for $32 from $39.99 and New Super Mario is $34.99 from $49.99 at Amazon. Use Prime and its free shipping!

If you live near Salt Lake City, UT check out Gaming & Electronics Expo on July 16 & 17, 2010

Also we’d like to give some podcast love to some of our favorite podcasters out there Ctrl Atl Wow, The Addicted, Bind on Equip, & Cable Wasteland.

Give us a call on our voicemail line at 623-252-4263!

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

Ladies of Leet is proud to be part of the Frogpants Network! For more exciting shows like Final Score & Comics Coast to Coast, visit Frogpants.com!!!!

Download Direct


Comments (2)

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Episode 19 – Jublisomthing

Posted on 31 May 2010 by nicolespag

In this episode we welcome Tempeste from the Bind on Equip podcast. She is also the guild leader of Pants on Head guild and a moderator for the forum The Old Gamers. We also discuss Red Dead Redemption, Alan Wake & Portal.

Our final verdict on Red Dead Redemption: Nicole, Kim & Stephanie – BUY IT!
Alan Wake: Nicole – Buy It! (but not if you don’t like to be scared)

Check out the xbox/ps3 comparison

Gaming News/Buzz

Eve had a contest to try and get more women to play. Here are the results

The top 10 finalist have been picked for the E3 Booth Babe

From Yahoo News on May 28th – Researchers find gamers have fewer nightmares

From Cracked.com 5 Creepy Ways Video Games Are Trying to Get You Addicted

WoW Talk
Now you can create a custom mousepad with your own World of Warcraft character.
World of Warcraft Remote Auction House iPhone app to cost $2.99 a month

Game Release Highlights
Alpha Protocol PC, PS3 & Xbox 360 – genre: RPG – Released June 1, 2010
Green Day: Rock Band PS3 & WII – genre: Music – Released June 8, 2010

Nier tips from Steve

Boring Side Quests
——————
I highly recommend if the side quests are getting you down that you skip most of them and stick to the main quest. The game’s easy enough that you don’t need to grind huge amounts of XP/gold in order to proceed through the main story (which is easily one of the best JRPG stories I’ve ever played through, in my opinion).

If you stick with the game there’s a LOT of weird little rewarding things (like exploring a mansion in a Resident Evil style homage or fighting your way out of a dream in the style of a Choose Your Own Adventure story).

Fishing – A warning
——————–
You’re going to hit a rather clunky fishing quest at some point as part of the main story. In the interest of saving your sanity, two tips : one – this is the ONLY compulsory fishing quest in the game. After this you never need to look at it again and two – it isn’t very clear but the beach next to the old man is NOT the place where you need to start fishing. Instead, look for the red cross on your map (it’s in a side cove en-route to the lighthouse). Hopefully that will save you an hour or so of frustration :)

The main character
——————
In the Japanese version, the character is actually younger and the girl is his sister. I actually think the decision to change it to a father/daughter dynamic works MUCH better or the story.

A second play through
———————
When you finish the game (which is actually quite short if you just plow through the main quest) you get to restart “GAME B” from about 2/3 of the way through (at the point where you need to recover all the parts of a key, in typical RPG style).

I HIGHLY recommend playing through the second time because it adds certain scenes and conversations that COMPLETELY twist the story on it’s head. For example, there are a couple of boss battles that are UTTERLY HEARTBREAKING to the point where I wasn’t even sure if I WANTED to win. It’s brilliant.

Sweary Underwear Girl
———————
Oh, and one final thing…it isn’t mentioned in the first play through of the game (and only really hinted at in the second) but the sweary girl in the underwear….well, there’s a reason she’s wearing a JOCK strap ;)

Give us a call on our voicemail line at 623-252-4263!

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

Ladies of Leet is proud to be part of the Frogpants Network! For more exciting shows like Final Score & Comics Coast to Coast, visit Frogpants.com!!!!

Download Direct


Comments (6)

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Episode 18 – Pottymouth Girl

Posted on 16 May 2010 by nicolespag

In this episode we are discussing Nier, Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake, Bad Company 2, Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper and World of Warcraft.

Our final verdict on Nier: Nicole – Rent it/Buy it, Kim – Rent it; Stephanie – Hates GameFly
Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper: Nicole – Skip it!!!!!
Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake: Nicole – Buy it; Kim -Buy it

Gaming News/Buzz
G4 is looking for a boothbabe for E3. Um ok :P

Sony sells 13 million PS3 units but posts $454 million loss for the year. PSP sales dropped. Also video game sales were down overall for April

Online Pass Now Required for Online Gameplay with New EA Sports Games

We highlight some fellow lady gamer podcasters including: Gamer Girls Radio, Girlfight from IGN, Pink & Deadly andThe Most Popular Girls On The Internet (correction- I said in the podcast the show was called The Most Popular Girls You Know, sorry ladies if you are reading this!)

Matt, a listener of the show, introduced us to a Flash remake called Super Mario Crossover. This spin of Super Mario allows you to play as some of your favorite characters of times past (Link, Contra, Mega Man & Metroid) Thanks for the cool game Matt!

WoW Talk
Battle.net and Facebook Integration Announced on May 5, 2010
The ladies talk about doing the Recruit a Friend program to get the sweet mount.

Game Release Highlights
Alan Wake Xbox 360 – genre: Action Adventure – Released May 18, 2010
Red Dead Redemption – genre: Shooter – Released May 18, 2010
Supermarket Mania for PSP – genre: Time Management – Released May 18, 2010
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands – genre: Action Adventure – Released May 18, 2010
Super Mario Galaxy 2 – genre: 3D Platformer- Released May 23, 2010

Give us a call on our voicemail line at 623-252-4263!

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

Ladies of Leet is proud to be part of the Frogpants Network! For more exciting shows like Final Score & Comics Coast to Coast, visit Frogpants.com!!!!

Download Direct


Comments (1)

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

LoL – Episode 17 – Starscream

Posted on 03 May 2010 by nicolespag


Molly Lynn from Women of Warcraft join the ladies this week! We discuss WoW, Dead to Rights: Retribution, Global Agenda, Grand Theft Auto: Ballad of Gay Tony, Bad Company 2, & Sushi Go Round.

Our final verdict of Dead to Rights: Retribution: Nicole – Rent it, Kim – Rent it; Stephanie – Rent it

Gaming News/Buzz

In response to the Gaming Angels article “10 Reasons Why You Should Date a Girl Gamer“. This guy gives us “10 Reasons Why You Should Not Date a Girl Gamer

We talk about the funny video put out by Adam Sessler poking fun at Game Crush.

Boy Scout’s is now giving badges for video games

Halo 2 continues to live for 14 gamers even though Xbox live has discontinued support.

WoW Talk

Children’s Week has started. Be sure to get your orphans and show them the world!

We have a winner of the Celestial Steed! Brain with his horse named Starscream takes the prize! Congrats Brain (yes it’s brain not brian)

Game Release Highlights
Alan Wake Xbox 360 – genre: Action Adventure – Released May 18, 2010
Black Mirror 2 on PC – genre: Adventure – Released May 7, 2010
Dementium 2 on DS – genre = Horror/action adventure – Released May 4, 2010
Red Dead Redemption for PS3 & Xbox 360 – genre: Shooter – Released May 18, 2010

The headset used at the end of the podcast to make all the voices is the Creative Labs Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset & Wired Headset

Give us a call on our voicemail line at 623-252-4263!

Follow us on twitter! Nicole at nicolespag, Kim at randysmolly & Stephanie at xiaxian1. Follow Molly at mollyberry

Ladies of Leet is proud to be part of the Frogpants Network! For more exciting shows like Final Score & Comics Coast to Coast, visit Frogpants.com!!!!

Download Direct


Comments (2)

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

LoL – Ep 16 – Do you really want to rent this game?

Posted on 19 April 2010 by nicolespag

We review Prison Break (the game), Need for Speed: Shift, Battlefield Bad Company 2, GodFinger, Rush Hour, MiniGore, Pocket Legends, Peggle, Plain Sight & Madballs.

Review of Prison Break: Kim – Skip it; Stephanie – Skip it
Review of Battlefield Bad Company 2: Nicole – Buy it

Gaming News/Buzz
Video games on demand? Play any game with no downloads or installs You can pre register for it now, release date is June 17, 2010 for Mac or PC
* The first qualified 25,000 users who successfully register for OnLive’s Game Service will have the monthly Service Fee waived for the first 3 months of usage. The monthly service fee is currently $14.95

Are the BioShock MMO rumors true? How about a Bioshock movie?!?

We discuss if a video game can be art?

WoW Talk
Cataclysm Class Preview: Paladin
Cataclysm Class Preview: Hunter
Cataclysm Class Preview: Shaman

New Mount: Celestial Steed and little XT in the blizzard pet store. As announced in the show we are giving away a Celestial Steed Mount! Just add a comment to this post and say what you would name your mount. Stephanie will pick a winner for our next show! Good Luck!

We got a great email from Stephan and he told us about a battlegrounds group called qq premades.

Game Release Highlights
Nier for PS3 & Xbox 360 – genre: Action Role Play – Released April 27, 2010
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction on PC & Xbox 360 – genre: Action Adventure – Released April 27, 2010
The Whispered World for PC – genre: point & click adventure – Released April 26, 2010
Dead to Rights: Retribution for PS3 & Xbox 360 – genre: Shooter – Released April 27, 2010
Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake for PSP – genre: action game where you have to rescue the princess from the castle – Released May 4, 2010

Thanks to Molsan from Molsan Method for the great bumper he did for us at the top of the show! We think you’re pretty sweet too ;)

Also don’t forget! Meet us at Nerdtacular on May 8th in Salt Lake City!

Give us a call on our voicemail line at 623-252-4263

Download Direct


Comments (111)

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Episode 15 – Blow My Mojo

Posted on 04 April 2010 by nicolespag


We discuss Just Cause 2, We Rule, Shutter Island, God of War III, The Creeps, Depict, Ace Attorney, Pocket Legends & Plants vs Zombies HD

Gaming News/Buzz
Paying to play with female gamers who are then rated on their flirtiness and hotness. Really?
What type of Female Gamers are you? Great statistics that shatter myths.
PAX Boston Video Game Convention not a ‘Boys Club’
Serious Gamers turning their nose up to the new Sony Motion Controls

WoW Talk
Are you a WoW wife or have a wife or girlfriend that plays WoW? You have to check out this WoW comic?

Game Release Highlights
Mass Effect 2: Kasumi’s Stolen Memor DLC – April 6, 2010 for PC & Xbox 360 – genre: RP
Satisfashion – April 8, 2010 for Wii – genre: Virtual Life. You can try this game out on the PC first
Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse 5 part series – starts April 15, 2010 for PC & Mac & PSN – genre: Adventure

Bargain Buys & iPhone games
Depict for Free on iPhone
We Rule for Free on iPhone & iPad
The Creeps for 1.99 on iPhone & 3.99 on iPad
Angry Birds for 0.99
50% off of Borderlands on Steam the weekend of April 3-4th

We also have 2 iphone app recommendations from Matt: First is TerroRats, a puzzle action game where you collect and clear rats from the desert. The twist: the rats have bombs in their hands! The second is LiveSketch and Matt sent us a really cool representation of our logo created via the app. Thanks Matt!

Also don’t forget! Meet us at Nerdtacular on May 8th in Salt Lake City!

Give us a call on our voicemail line at 623-252-4263

Download Direct


Comments (7)

Tags: , , , , , ,

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.

Download Direct


Comments (2)

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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!

Download Direct


Comments (1)

Tags: , , , , , ,

Episode 12 – It’s Fun To Be Scared

Posted on 22 February 2010 by nicolespag

In Episode 12 of LoL we discuss Bioshock 2, Starcraft 2, Mass Effect 2 & of course WoW.

Gaming News/Buzz
Turn in your Blizzcon ’08 beta key for Starcraft 2. They are going for up to $350 on Ebay! And if you don’t have a beta key, become a fan of Ladies of Leet on Facebook by March 5th and be entered for a random drawing for a free beta key & awesome Starcraft 2 sweat bands from Blizzcon 2008!

The code for Darksiders is finally revealed! You get a digital Hellbook disc featuring Darksiders art, videos, and a free copy of Red Faction: Guerrilla for either Xbox 360 or PS3. The offer is only available to US residents and ends March 7, 2010. Shipping and handling not included.

If you don’t have the Darksider code you can still get Red Faction: Guerrilla for free. Pre-order Metro 2033, get free copy of Red Faction: Guerrilla.

Rare Nintendo Entertainment System game sells for $13,105, originally put on eBay for 99 Cents.

More DLC for Borderlands & Assassin’s Creed 2 – The Bonfire Of The Vanities.

Cool game suggestion from listener SpaceBeets: Eye of Judgement – Unique use of PlayStation Eye creates an interesting mix of real card battling and onscreen action.

WoW Talk
Lunar Festival is in full swing and is lasting 3 weeks this year!
Looks like the production of the Upper Deck’s Wow TCG will be no more as of the end of March because of the decline in sales over the years.

Game Release Highlights
Heavy Rain for PS3 only – coming out on 2/23/2010 – genre: Adventure
Dante’s Inferno for PSP – coming out on 3/1/2010 – genre: Adventure
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for PC PS3 XBox 360 – coming out on 3/2/2010 – genre: FPS
House MD for MAC, PC & DS – coming to computers in Feb, DS in April – genre: Adventure Puzzle

Bargain Buys & iPhone games
Direct2Drive is having a sale on Star Trek Online for $10 off till Feb 25th.
And here is Francis ranting about Wow, Star Trek Online & Modern Warriors 2 (aka Modern Warfare 2 :)

We have an iPhone game suggestion from listener Rachelle called Alternate. You can get it in the iTunes Store for 99 cents.

Also don’t forget to become a fan of the Ladies of Leet Facebook page by March 5th and get entered for a random drawing for a Beta Key for Starcraft 2 (plus some sweet Starcraft 2 sweat bands) and check out Turpster & Mike’s new podcast called The Incredible Podcast!

Download Direct


Comments (4)

Advertise Here

Photos from our Flickr stream

See all photos

Advertise Here

Follow Us on Twitter