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PAX East 2010: Ten tips to avoid being the nerd we love to hate

on Wed, Mar 24, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Anime conventions, comic cons, and other assorted nerdfests are often stigmatized as places for socially awkward geeks to drool over attractive ladies, wear heinous costumes, and funk up the joint due to a lack of deodorant. There is a real for this: all of the accusations are true. The Other View, in preparation for PAX East 2010, hilariously analyzes the 10 biggest mistakes...

Virtual Vox Pop: Will you purchase the Nintendo DSi XL with the Nintendo 3DS coming down the pipe?

on Tue, Mar 23, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Virtual Vox Pop is a weekly open mic in which we ask you, the reader, to sound off on a particular topic. This week, it’s the Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo of Japan let slip a press release that detailed the that the company is planning to release a 3D-capable verions of its mega-popular handheld (with an unveiling to come in June at E3) you could pretty much hear the rage strokes...

Aggrogate’s retro video game ads are most outstanding

on Tue, Mar 23, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

When our friend Wiil at Aggrogate decided to go comic book hunting in NYC’s Jim Hanley’s Universe, he unearthed some rather choice booty. No, I don’t mean back issues of Dakota North (I confess, I had the entire mini-series—WHAT?), but a series of sweet retro gaming ads within those 20 year old comics. Will’s scans are a veritable time machine...

PAX East 2010: The parties preview

on Tue, Mar 23, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Gamers like to do three things: play video games, eat, and drink (be it alcohol or Mountain Dew). That triple threat makes PAX East 2010 a prime destination for journies and consumers alike who are looking to stuff their faces, engage in digital warfare, and pow wow with like-minded folk. ...

From freeware to WiiWare: Cave Story debuts on Nintendo’s console

on Mon, Mar 22, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

It’s finally here. After much waiting, the beloved 2004 freeware PC title Cave Story debuts on WiiWare for a 1,200 Wii Points. If you’ve been gaming from under a rock, Cave Story allows you to play as the amnesiac android Quote, who traverses an unknown land only to discover an evil plot that threatens rabbit-like creatures called Mimigas. You gotta save the bunnies! During...

Acer AspireRevo R3610-U9012: the low-cost, low-profile gaming and media hub

on Mon, Mar 22, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

If Dungeon Fighter Online or FreeStyle Street Basketball plays more to your gaming sensibilities than, say, high-end 3D games like Far Cry 2, the Acer AspireRevo R3610-U9012 may very well be to your liking.  The $329 mini-desktop is a slick PC about the size of a hardcover book that features a solid Nvidia GPU that’ll let you blow throw a number of free, low-impact...

PAX East 2010: The music preview

on Sat, Mar 20, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

The heart of PAX East 2010 is video games, so it’s quite easy for attendees to overlook elements of the show that aren’t game demos, contents, swag, and dudes dressed as Princess Peach (not that there’s anything wrong with that!). Those hankering for a different aspect of gaming culture should be certain to pen in time to check out many of the musical performers...

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift adds more stages, music, and gameplay modes

on Sat, Mar 20, 2010 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

Blazblue returns this summer in the form of BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, Arc System and Aksus Games’ update to the beloved 2D fighter. The new title rocks all of the features of the original plus add new characters (Tsubaki, ?-12, Hazama), modes (Beginner, Tutorial, Challenge), stages, and music. Naturally, the online components of the PS3 and Xbox 360 enables dometic...