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Limited Edition Mario and Zelda 3DS Bundles Coming on Thanksgiving

If you were thinking of getting your kid or mom a 3DS this season, wait until at least Thanksgiving!  The first of these bundles includes the Flame Red system, which is bundled with the brand-new Super Mario 3D Land, released just over a week ago.

Super Mario 3D Land bundle

The other bundle includes a slightly older game in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, which is considered to be the best game available on 3DS. It comes with a special edition, Zelda-themed system previously announced by Nintendo of Europe; it has the same color as the Cosmo Black 3DS that’s been available since launch but with a special gold trim and and the Hyrule emblem.

Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D bundle

Both bundles go on sale in the United States on Thanksgiving, this Thursday, November 24. They’ll each be priced at $199.99, a minor discount over buying the system (which is $169.99 post-price drop) and a new copy of either game. Nintendo describes the bundles as "limited edition," although we don’t know just how limited either will be. With Friday being one of the biggest shopping days of the year, those who wish to ensure they get their hands on either one (especially that nice Zelda system) will want to purchase it as quickly as possible.

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Check out Duck Carnage for Android

A friend of mine released a new Android game entitled Duck Carnage.  The game is similar to the old school Duck Hunt, but a lot more fun!  The game is a great stress reliever!  I’m not usually a shoot-em-up type of gal, but I enjoy taking these ducks out of the sky!  As you progress through the levels, the backgrounds become more realistic and you are able to purchase new weapons. 

A bonus for this game is your young boys and girls will really enjoy it.  I’ve had a hard time finding games that are simple and straight to the point for my young son.  When we are on a road trip, he’s constantly asking if he can play “shooting games” or “boy games.”  Duck Carnage has been a life saver for those trips!  The game also helps develop motor skills as they have to follow the ducks on the screen and press quickly in order to shoot them.  The sound effects are easy on the ears, but if you are really in a quiet spot, there are options to disable sound effects.

The name of the game is a little misleading – no real carnage takes place.  No blood or excessive violence, just fun cartoony play time.  Check out Duck Carnage now in the Android market.

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Nintendo 3DS will be released in US in March 2011

image The Nintendo 3DS has a release date set for early 2011!

The iconic gaming company’s much-buzzed-about hand-held 3-D device will go on sale in Japan in February, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said at a Tokyo news conference.

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PAX 2010 Review

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The beautiful city of Seattle was taken storm by gamers, geeks, freaks,and entrepreneurs over labor day weekend.  This was my first gaming convention and PAX definitely did not disappoint.  My picture says it all – a whirlwind of people demoing games, hardware and competing with others.

 

Here’s a list of my top five experiences at PAX 2010.

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Featured Article from WomenGamers.com – Part II

WomenGamers.com features articles on women in gaming, how to break into the gaming industry, and gaming reviews.  Gaming has been a stereotypical male activity, but studies have shown that over half of online gamers are women.  This growing trend has changed the way we look at raising children.  Gaming mothers face different challenges but in the same token have new and exciting opportunities. 

Atari from WomenGamers.com talks about these challenges in her article “Gaming with a Newborn.”

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Featured Article from Women Gamers.com

wg-logosmall WomenGamers.com features articles on women in gaming, how to break into the gaming industry, and gaming reviews.  Gaming has been a stereotypical male activity, but studies have shown that over half of online gamers are women.  This growing trend has changed the way we look at raising children.  Gaming mothers face different challenges but in the same token have new and exciting opportunities. 

Atari from WomenGamers.com talks about these challenges in her article “Gamer Mom to Be.”

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TGN Personalities

image The TGN Personalities YouTube channel offers amazing coverage of the E3 convention in June 2010.  They interviewed key players in several games, including MMORPGs and online browser-based games.

Video Game Devs are the secret celebrity:  they develop, strategize and create new gaming concepts and bring together thousands of people to provide gaming experiences.  They are the unseen faces who work hard to bring their babies to life.   TGN Personalities is on the forefront of giving the dish on these gamers and the games they produce.  It is as if we are in the 20s and the first movie stars are being born:  the media just hasn’t caught on to the Gaming celebrities.  Can’t wait to see what develops in the future for this side of TGN.

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Final Fantasy XIV Videos Released

From TGN Stratics:

"The new FFXIV engine plays like a rendered movie"
- George Vanous

17 FFXIV videos show off the new engine powering Final Fantasy XIV!

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http://www.youtube.com/tgnFinalFantasyXIV

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Top 10 PC Games of All Time

There are many top PC game countdowns out there, but they often find themselves to be skewed to the more recent releases. This list looks at not only the technical feats of the game, but also it’s popularity, its longevity and its playability to create a list of the top PC games (and series) of all times – games that have endured and become household names, and games that each of us have and will hold dear memories of. In no particular order they are:

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