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Its been a while, Alista—WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOUR FACE?! [4 comments]

May 31, 2011

It was the pivotal moment in Dragon Age II I had been waiting for. King Alistair sent Marian Hawke a letter requesting a meeting at Viscount’s Keep.

Now, I knew Alistair would be making a cameo at one point or another, but I was uncertain as to when, and I certainly didn’t think I would hear from him via letter. I expected him to gallantly trot up on his noble white steed and sweep me off of my feet or something.

As I walked into Viscount’s Keep…

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EGADS! What happened witcho’ FACE?!! It’s all…contorted! Geez man, I know it’s been six years, but you look like an old man! Your face is like, thin and your eyes are freak-ay! SORR-Y for making you king! Had I known you’d end up that way I probably would have just killed you off!

Hehe. I kid about that last sentence. But for reals…eggggh. But as soon as he opened those thin lips of his and his witty charm and tone of voice flooded my ears, I was smitten. Better yet, he brought Teagan with him! <3

And yes, I LOL’d like the geeky fangirl I am when Alistair said “Swooping is bad.” I LOL’d even harder when Alistair said that he better get back to the “old ball and chain”, referring to my Warden he married in Dragon Age: Origins.

Oh, Ally, thanks for stopping by.<3 Next time you come visit, let me know so I can have a paper bag ready. <3.

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PSN: Almost Back! [1 comment]

May 27, 2011

This Saturday PSN and Qriocity will make a…um, partial return, according to Sony.  The first countries to be semi-remedied will be Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Malyasia and Indonesia.

The first services to be restored are:

  • The Friends List
  • Online play for PS3/PSP
  • PlayStation Home
  • Torne 

Full restoration of PSN for everyone is expected by the end of the month.

Don’t forget, upon restoration Sony is going to launch its “Customer Appreciation Program”, which allows PS3 and PSP owners to choose two free games per platform.

PS3 games to pick from (for NA):

  • Dead Nation
  • inFAMOUS
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Super Stardust HD
  • Wipeout HD + Fury

PSP games to pick from (for NA):

  • LittleBigPlanet
  • ModNation Racers
  • Pursuit Force
  • Killzone Liberation

Since I don’t own ANY of those (SWEET!) I’m going to choose inFamous, LittleBigPlanet, ModNation Racers and Killzone Liberation. What about you?

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It’s Really Here: The End of Harry Potter [2 comments]

May 26, 2011

You know those moments you get every once in a while, where it just hits you that you’re growing older and things are changing, and eras are coming to a close?

This letter brought one of those moments on for me.

I am going to be a messy, crying wreck for the last movie. Along with the rest of my friends.

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Playstation Phone is Here! [2 comments]

Back in October, Britt posted about a rumored Playstation Phone.

It’s here!!!

The Xperia PLAY is for Verizon, and is available on sale at Amazon Wireless. (Plus, according to my contacts at AW, you’ll get a bonus $10 app store credit if you get the phone through June 4th.)

This is the first Playstation-certified phone, has a slideout Playstation controller, an Android OS (2.3, or Gingerbread), and comes with 2 GB of pre-loaded games. Games include Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior, Crash Bandicoot, Madden NFL 11, The Sims 3, Star Battalion, and TETRIS.

I have an Android right now (the Samsung Galaxy S) and love it. I can’t even imagine having it slide out into a game controller. Freakin sweet.

Will you be getting one of these phones? I’d love to hear a review!

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Free ECA Membership! [Add a comment]

May 24, 2011

Red Bull (my favorite vodka mixer and way to stay awake during late night movie sessions) is teaming up with the Entertainment Consumers Association to give you a free one-year membership.

The ECA is a great thing to join if you’re interested in gaming, and specifically if you’re interested in the background of gaming: The politics and design. Honestly, one of the things I like best is the nightly gaming newsletters I get in my inbox. It keeps me up to date on some pretty interesting gaming news!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now!

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Are you going to watch the MW3 trailer tonight? [1 comment]

May 23, 2011

Just a friendly reminder from your friendly neighborhood gamer that the first Modern Warfare 3 gameplay trailer will be shown tonight in the US. The trailer is expected to premiere during the NBA Western Conference Finals around 6pm PST.

Doesn’t it feel like we go through this every year? HMMM I WONDER WHY WOULD THAT BE HURRDURR. 

Anyway, I’m going to tune in. Not so much because I’m excited, but because as a gamer I feel obligated. What about you?

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Kids React to Deathly Hallows Part 2! [2 comments]

I’ve always been a fan of the Finebros’ “Kids React” series on YouTube, but this one struck a particular chord in my heart as I sat there watching adorable children react the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 trailer.

While I’m a little disappointed that some of the kids don’t seem to think reading is cool (come on, parents) I’m glad to know that this younger generation of children is still playing Whomping Willow freeze tag on the playgrounds, rather than inventing some sort of Twilight games. I mean, what games would they even play? Jump off the cliff into freezing water? Pretend we sparkle in the sun? Lie to everyone we know and love because of this new boy we have a crush on?

Thanks again, Harry, for saving the youth of the world.

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Dragon Age 3 Confirmed?! [2 comments]

May 20, 2011

We all knew it was coming, but thanks to a tweet from senior director of creative development Alistair McNally, we can officially celebrate.  His tweet said that he was “looking for exceptional environment artists to join me at #BioWare Edmonton, Canada to work on DragonAge3.”

Mass Effect 3 gameplay designer Christina Noman even retweeted the tweet.

First of all, can I just take a moment and “SQUEEEE” over the fact that the dude’s name was Alistair?

Now, I haven’t finished Dragon Age II yet, so I’ve been avoiding any and all related discussions about Dragon Age 3. Consequently I don’t have much to add here, but still, it’s a welcomed piece of news.

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Ringer Preview! [2 comments]

Being the resident Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Sarah Michelle Gellar fangirl of Zaxy, I figured it was my duty to show you the two previews for Ringer, the new show starring the lovely SMG this fall on the CW that were released yesterday.

“Television Without Pity” is calling Ringer one of the most promising looking new shows of the 2011-2012 season. That’s saying something, with everything Tara wrote about in her TV post!

And if you still need more convincing, let’s just take a moment to remember exactly how much ass SMG can kick. Here’s a link to the new TV spot for the Buffy reruns that will begin being aired on Teen Nick later this month.

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There Is Nothing I Want More Than This Candy Burger [2 comments]

May 19, 2011

I’m already an Epic Meal Time fan girl, but this episode takes the cake. I actually want to eat everything they’ve made (which may be a first), and I want to go home and make them ASAP. Candy/Rice Krispie Treat burger, cookie dough steak, and Kit-Kat “fries” fried in a cotton candy batter. Are you kidding me? Get in my belly.

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