Date archives for February, 2009

February 24th, 2009

Project Ringo Updated

"Whats Mean 247?" Yet more mysterious teasing from Sega!

As Ant predicted, Sega's curious Project Ringo site received an update today, replacing the Flash animation teasing a date with a different Flash animation teasing a different date. Good work Sega!


February 22nd, 2009
Blog Entry

Carnival of Video Game Bloggers, February 2009

Apologies, but I’ve had a busy weekend so there’s no well-written Blog Carnival this month. To be honest though, there’s enough quality writing here to last you until the next Carnival, coming straight onto your PC screen in four weeks’ time. Enjoy!

Welcome to the February 23, 2009 edition of carnival of video game bloggers.

Neil Devlin presents Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) (Preview) posted at Free PS3 News @ FreePlaystationThree.Com, saying, “I have written a few previews of games that are soon to be released. I hope to be getting more reviews and previews soon as I have friends who work as game testers”

Shawn Bryan presents How High Can You Go? posted at The Shark Tank.

Zohair Zahid presents About Me posted at One Man’s Journey, saying, “It’s a fresh new blog about a street fighter average joe aiming to become the best or one of the best at Street Fighter IV, in the UK. Documents all my steps taken so when this is all over others will realise they can do the same. Provided all goes to plan.”

Scott Davis presents Onechanbara gives us Bakini?s and Zombies – Is there anything better? posted at

B.M. Garrett presents Killzone 2 vs God of War 3 vs Uncharted 2 posted at Gen Digi, saying, “Killzone 2 vs. God of War 3 vs. Uncharted 2 – Which will be the PS3 King this year?”

old-wizard presents Top 10 Reasons Old-Wizard Sucks posted at

old-wizard presents Top 10 Most Overrated Video Game Franchises posted at

old-wizard presents Top 10 Video Game Franchises posted at

old-wizard presents Top 100 Video Games posted at

Larry Ferlazzo presents The Best Online Games Students Can Play In Private Virtual “Rooms” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… posted at Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites Of The Day For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL.

Apocalypso presents What’s with all the School Shooting? posted at Apocalypso’s Atomic Arcade, saying, “This is my blog article on games and school shootings.”

Rich Bordner presents Sodom and Gomorrah on Steroids « The Pugnacious Irishman posted at The Pugnacious Irishman, saying, “In this post I comment on RapeLay, a game made in Japan that, until recently, was sold by Be sure to check out the follow up post titled “Malarkey” (there’s a pingback link to it in the comments section).”

Pwn Greenland presents Nintendo Hell: Batman posted at Pwn Greenland.

Clare Swindlehurst presents Lego Indiana Jones – Put yourself in Indie’s shoes! posted at Cheap Video Games, saying, “What do Lego bricks and Indiana Jones have in common? They’re probably fondly remembered by most people as classics from their youth. I was definitely a big fan of both in my younger days. Well now they have been brought together in this fantastic video game which puts you in the shoes of Indiana Jones and his various side kicks as you battle your way through the memorable movie scenes.”

Scott Davis presents Street Fighter Movie with Kristin Kreuk – Seriously! posted at

morscata12 presents Video Games – Are They Really Art? « Morscata12 posted at Morscata12.

Tony Huynh presents Roger Ebert is Right: Games are Not High Art…Yet at posted at, saying, “Some of you may have heard about Roger Ebert’s disparaging comments about video games. This may sound blasphemous, but in a way, I agree with Roger Ebert’s assessment of our industry. Video games are currently not high art and they are an inferior medium to film and literature. I am not saying that video games can never be “high art,” it is that games have not yet reached that point.”

Gilad Naor presents Active Learning posted at Gilad Naor’s Blog.

old-wizard presents Top 5 Video Game Swords posted at

Danny Internets presents Paint the Walls With Their Brains, But God Forbid You Swear posted at, saying, “The absurdity of profanity filters in games rated MA containing graphic violence and why our society’s priorities are in dire need of recalibrating.”

Danny Internets presents Anime…MMO?! | posted at

Danny Internets presents Blizzard Entertainment: Laziness of Legendary Proportions | posted at

Tony Huynh presents Resident Evil 5 Demo Impressions posted at, saying, “The Resident Evil 5 Demo got released for Gold members on Xbox Live Marketplace. I raced home from work and just finished it. I have written down some of my impressions for those of you interested.”

Margaret Garcia presents 50 Great Learning Tools & Video Games for Nurses & Health Professionals posted at Online Nursing Degree Guide.

Heather Johnson presents 70+ Open Courseware Links for Game Designers and Developers posted at Learn-gasm.

Gene Simms presents Flash Games & Money: The $100,000 experiment pt. 3 posted at Accumulate Profit Margin Invest Destroy, saying, “One mans journey to the sinister world of online casual games business continues in part three. This part covers outsourcing the dirty work to India and ingame advertising experiences.”

Alvaro Fernandez presents Nintendo Brain Age/ Training vs. Crossword Puzzles posted at SharpBrains, saying, “The assertion that something won’t “work” on adults because it won’t “work” on kids makes even less sense than having a “brain age”.”

Julie maloney presents How I lost 60 pounds | posted at The Cool Mom Guide.

Nikhil Mahajan presents Falling PC Game Demos posted at Free Full Version Download Games & Buy Games, saying, “There are less game demos releasing now than before. I have pointed out few reasons why deveoplers and publishers are not releasing game demos for the the PC version of the games. Just check out those resons.”

Tony Huynh presents 10 Greatest Video Game Designers Part 1 at posted at, saying, “These are the ten heroes of game design. They have been responsible for games that have forever changed the medium and consequently the video game industry as a whole is indebted to them.”

Scott Davis presents Call of Duty: World at War ?Game Review? posted at

Tony Huynh presents Call of Duty: World at War Through the Eyes of a Game Designer at posted at, saying, “I played through the single-player campaign of Treyarch’s Call of Duty: World at War over the long Thanksgiving weekend and again decided to compile my notes. As this is not a review of Call of Duty: World at War and more of a collection of my notes organized in a more readable format, it will contain some spoilers.”

Fiona King presents 50 Video Games Your Girlfriend Will Like posted at Nerds Do It Better.

Fiona King presents 50 Best Video Games for Senior Health posted at U.S. PharmD.

Gene Simmons presents $100,000 Flash Game Experiment – part 1 posted at Accumulate Profit Margin Invest Destroy.

Tony Huynh presents Pimps at Sea err I mean Age of Booty & Gen 13 Cosplay posted at, saying, “This is a review of the Xbox Live Arcade and PSN downloadable game Age of Booty. Speaking of booty, there are also some really good pictures of Gen 13 cosplay.”

Tony Huynh presents My Student Films 2: EverQuest Documentary and Guilty Gear Isuka Trailer at posted at, saying, “This EverQuest documentary was created about a friend of mine a number of years ago. This video was originally shot right after the release of the first expansion for EverQuest, Ruins of Kunark, which places it around September of 2000. He is a charismatic and very intelligent guy (these qualities come across on the screen), who dropped out of high school due to his addiction to the MMORPG Everquest. Please forgive the awful camera work. This was one of my first videos that I had ever shot. I learned a lot in its creation.”

Scott Davis presents Video Game Survey: I?m Not as Big A Geek as I Thought posted at

Tony Huynh presents Best Games of All Time by Genre Part 2 at posted at, saying, “These are the video games that have defined their genre. They are the standard by which all other games in their category are judged. This is part 2 of this list.”

Alvaro Fernandez presents Games for Brain Health – Novelty, Variety and Challenge posted at SharpBrains, saying, “How gaming can be good for your brain.”

Glen Despaux presents Starting Up posted at GameQuery, saying, “This is my new blog dedicated to helping gamers. I am hoping to draw attention and have people submit queries to my blog.”

Michael Puskar presents Mongo Angry! Mongo Smash!: All Your Free Time Are Belong To Us posted at Mongo Angry! Mongo Smash!, saying, “The beginning of a Five Part Series dedicated to video games of different decades and systems.”

Tony Huynh presents Low Skill Cap and Luck (RNG) in World of Warcraft PVP posted at, saying, “World of Warcraft is a game built for casual players with enough depth to draw in the hardcore players. When Blizzard designed the Player-Versus-Player (PVP) system for WoW, this design philosophy carried over and resulted in the inclusion of the global cooldown and luck or random number generator (rng) as WoW players call it.”

Glen Despaux presents GameQuery: Gears of War 2 Review posted at GameQuery, saying, “My first review. Relatively short compared to other reviews, but hey, it’s my first one. Let me know how it is.”

Eclipse presents Winning, Losing, and Fun Factor posted at Gaming My Way.

morscata12 presents Unconventional MMOs – Why Not? posted at Morscata12, saying, “Article discussing the prevalence of fantasy/scifi themes in all modern MMO games.”

Ben Roper presents Review: Gears of War 2 posted at The Only Review, saying, “Great game =)”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of video game bloggers using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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February 14th, 2009

Nintendo wants to give you a Valentine’s gift

For those of you who picked up Animal Crossing: Let's Go to the City on Wii and have been waiting for extra content to beef it up over its DS predecessor, Nintendo are about to wing you a (very small) present with not one but two downloadable presents.


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