Good To Be A Gamer Podcast with Chad Julian

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Category : Featured, Good To Be A Gamer

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That’s Entertainment – locations in Worcester, MA & Fitchburg, MA
http://www.thatse.com
http://www.facebook.com/ThatsE
 

 

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NEWS

Nintendo is not going to host a big press event at E3 2013 [Nintendo 3DS Blog]
http://nintendo3dsblog.com/nintendo-is-not-going-to-host-a-big-press-conference-at-e3-2013/ 

2K Games won’t have a booth at E3 2013 [2K Community Blog]
http://www.2kgames.com/blog/2k-this-spring

 Bethesda Opens a Play Testing Lab in Dallas, TX [Bethesda Blog]
http://www.bethblog.com/2013/05/02/play-testers-wanted/ 

 

 

ITEMS OF INTEREST

PBS Idea Channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/pbsideachannel

 

 

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek. Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

 

 

Good To Be A Gamer Podcast – Week of 04/07/2013: Batman, What’s a MOBA?

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Category : Featured, Game On, Good To Be A Gamer

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At The Con: GTBAG at PAX East 2013
http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=4954

At the Con: Pax East 2013 with Nicole Wakelin
http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=4944

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NEWS

Xbox Tournaments with Virgin Gaming coming this week [Major Nelson]
http://majornelson.com/2013/04/08/xbox-tournaments-with-virgin-gaming-coming-this-week/

Batman Arkham Origins plot and gameplay details surface – Batwing, Remote Claw, Most Wanted system and more [Official Xbox Magazine]
http://www.oxm.co.uk/52083/batman-arkham-origins-plot-and-gameplay-details-surface-batwing-remote-claw-most-wanted-system-and-more/

Ex-Inside Xbox members launch new project, Thank You For Playing [Eurogamer]
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-04-11-ex-inside-xbox-members-launch-new-series-thank-you-for-playing

BlizzCon Tickets on Sale April 24 and 27 [Blizzard Official Site]
http://us.battle.net/blizzcon/en/blog/9341624/BlizzCon%C2%AE_2013_Tickets_On_Sale_April_24_and_27-4_4_2013

Xbox Video Awards Launch [Major Nelson]
http://majornelson.com/2013/04/09/xbox-video-awards-launch-today

DC Themed MOBA is a thing. Infinite Crisis
http://www.infinitecrisis.com/en

 

 

ITEMS OF INTEREST

Museum of Fine Arts Boston Partners with HappyGiant on Usagi Yojimbo Video Game [MFA]
http://www.mfa.org/sites/default/files/MFA_Samurai%20video%20game%20press%20release.pdf
http://www.mfa.org/play

Devloping for PS4 is “a really pleasant surprise” says Ubisoft Montreal [Computer and Video Games]
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/399751/developing-for-ps4-is-a-really-pleasant-surprise-says-ubisoft-montreal/

EA: “Gaming isn’t mass market yet” [Games Industry International]
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-04-10-ea-gaming-isnt-mass-market-yet

PS Vita Revisited – Video Review by JVB
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK4tnCjwHZg&feature=share
htttp://www.talkingaboutgames.com

Digital: A Love Story: Old but surprising in many ways
http://scoutshonour.com/digital/

 

 

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

 

 

 

At The Con – GTBAG at PAX East 2013

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Category : Conventions, E-vents, Featured, Game On, Good To Be A Gamer, PAX East

PAX East is the second largest consumer gaming convention in the United States. We are blessed that this event takes place nearby GTBAG HQ. Jessa Phillips and Dave Lucier were on hand to play games, attend panels and rock out at the concerts.

As we like to do, we are reporting back with all of the convention goodness for those of you who couldn’t join us or those who want to relive the good times.

 

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CONTACT
Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License


At The Con – PAX East 2013 with Nicole Wakelin

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Category : Conventions, E-vents, Featured, Game On, Geek Out, Good To Be A Gamer, PAX East

PAX East is the second largest consumer gaming convention in the United States. We are blessed that this event takes place nearby GTBAG HQ. Jessa Phillips and Dave Lucier were on hand to play games, attend panels and rock out at the concerts. As we like to do, we are reporting back with all of the convention goodness for those of you who couldn’t join us or those who want to relive the good times.

In this bonus episode, Jessa Phillips sits down with our friend, Total Fan Girl, Nicole Wakelin to discuss their experiences at PAX East. They discuss the games demonstrated on the show floor, panels they participated in or attended, rage quit Facebook games and embrace video games used for education.

Find more of Nicole Wakelin’s work at Total Fan Girl, Geek Mom & Nerd Approved! Also, follow her on Twitter @NicoleWakelin!

 

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CONTACT
Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

 


Good To Be A Gamer – Week of 2/10/2013

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Category : Featured, Good To Be A Gamer

Recorded 2/17/2013

 

This week, Dave in on vacation so I get an extra special guest host…

JVB from Talking About Games & The Entertainment Consumers Association!

Check out his podcast, the Post Game Report and friend/follow/like at the links below!

Talking About Games Website
Talking About Games Facebook
@JVB Twitter

Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) Website
The ECA Facebook
@TheECA Twitter

 

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Promo: The D6 Generation

NEWS
The Last of Us Delayed [IGN]
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/02/12/the-last-of-us-delayed

GameStop Plans to Close 250 Outlets: New Stores to Open; former GAME Shops Acquired [Computer and Video Games]
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/390873/gamestop-plans-to-close-250-outlets/

Nominees Announced for 2013 BAFTA Games Awards [BAFTA]
http://awards.bafta.org/award/2013/games

 

ITEMS OF INTEREST
Jesse Schell: Releasing a demo harms your game sales [PCGamesN]
http://www.pcgamesn.com/article/jesse-schell-releasing-demo-harms-your-game-sales

Epic on the Industry’s Giant Leap to Next-gen [Edge]
http://www.edge-online.com/news/epic-on-the-industrys-giant-leap-to-next-gen/

EA’s money man spills the beans on its Next-gen Plans [Gamasutra]
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/186504/EAs_money_man_spills_the_beans_on_its_nextgen_plans.php

ESRB Awareness may be Maxed Out [Games Industry]
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-02-13-esrb-awareness-may-be-maxed-out

 

EVENTS
Total Confusion
February 21-24, 2013
Mansfield, MA
http://totalcon.com/

Intercon M
March 1-3, 2013
Chelmsford, MA
http://www.interactiveliterature.org/M/

PAX East
March 22-24 3-Day passes already sold out, individual days still available for Friday and Sunday only.
BCEC – Boston, MA
http://east.paxsite.com/

WonderCon Anaheim
3/29/13 – 3/31/13
Anaheim Convention Center – Anaheim, CA
http://www.comic-con.org/wca

 

CONTACT
Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek. Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Good To Be A Gamer Podcast Update

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Category : Conventions, E-vents, Featured, Game On, PAX East, TempleCon

 

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EVENTS
Arisia
Westin Boston Waterfront – Boston, MA
1/18/13 -1/21/13
http://www.arisia.org

Jessa will be a panelist on 2 panels in the Gaming Track:
Gender & Gaming – Saturday, 1/19 @ 11:30am
Gaming Year in Review – Sunday, 1/20 @ 2:30pm

 

TempleCon
Crown Plaza – Warwick, RI
2/1/13 – 2/3/13
http://www.templecon.org

 

DICE Summit
Hard Rock Hotel – Las Vegas, NV
2/5/13 – 2/8/13
http://www.dicesummit.org

 

Total Confusion
Holiday Inn – Mansfield, MA
2/21/13 – 2/24/13
http://www.totalcon.com

 

PAX East
BCEC – Boston, MA
3/22/13 – 3/24/13
http://east.paxsite.com

 

WonderCon Anaheim
Anaheim Convention Center – Anaheim, CA
3/29/13 – 3/31/13
http://www.comic-con.org/wca

 

 

CONTACT
Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

 

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page (http://magnatune.com/artists/sterling) to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

 

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek. Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

 

At the Con Podcast: PAX East 2012

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Category : Conventions, E-vents, Featured, Game On, Good To Be A Gamer, Guest Appearances, iOS, Mac, Nintendo, PAX East, PC, Product Announcements, PS3, Wii, Xbox

Recorded 04/08/2012

 

 

Jessa Phillips and David Lucier are together at last! Recording in the same room for this epic podcast episode, they are joined by special guest, Kat Lucier to talk about all the video games, cosplay, panels and more from on-site at PAX East 2012.

This episode is particularly lengthy and jam packed with goodness. For the ease and convenience of our listeners, we have included time stamps below for the topics we discussed.

In the interest of full disclosure, this episode contains adult language.

00:23 – Introductions
01:39 – General Impressions

GAMES
10:40 – Lollipop Chainsaw
12:04 – Aliens: Colonial Marines
13:44 – Jack Lumber (Indie)
16:25 – Go Home Dinosaurs (Indie)
17:56 – Retrograde (Indie)
22:06 – Theatrythm: Final Fantasy
24:39 – Spelltower (Indie)
29:59 – Snapshot (Indie)
32:45 – Primal Carnage (Indie)
36:31 – Super Time Force (Indie)
40:06 – Vessel (Indie)
41:08 – Game Minder App
43:38 – Could Summer Become the Season for Indie Games?
48:34 – Kickstarter
49:01 – Miskatonic School for Girls
51:18 – Scallops
52:56 – Cards Against Humanity
53:53 – Win, Lose or Banana
54:21 – The Secret World
57:39 – Mark of the Ninja
1:01:10 – Firefall
1:07:14 – Far Cry 3
1:09:29 – Miniature Paint n’ Take

PROMO
1:13:55 – The Entertainment Consumers’ Association (ECA)

1:15:08 – Cosplay
Portal 2 Atlas & P-Body [Kotaku]

 

PANELS
1:19:16 – Selecting Save on the Games We Make
1:21:11 – How to Make an Arcade Stick
1:21:22 – XY: Transgender Issues in Gaming
1:21:45 – Chris Avellone of Obsidian talks Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2
1:24:50 – Balancing Gameplay & Plot
1:28:36 – Future of Dungeons & Dragons
1:31:51 – Stuff Your Criticism, I Want a Review
1:42:30 – Education & Gaming
1:46:00 – Future of Online Gaming
1:54:19 – DLC: Continuing the Story
1:56:48 – Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker
1:58:09 – Epic Games
1:58:58 – Legal Issues in Gaming
2:01:44 – Omegathon: Just Dance 2

2:05:02 – Final Thoughts

Meet Good To Be A Gamer At PAX East 2012!

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Category : Conventions, E-vents, Featured, Good To Be A Gamer, PAX East

You know Dave Lucier and Jessa Phillips, your fearless hosts of the Good To Be A Gamer podcast. You listen every week as they feed your need to know with top stories from the video game industry. Are you really surprised to learn that when PAX East announced registration for 2012 in their backyard of Boston was open, Dave & Jessa were among the first to get their badges?

 

All weekend (April 6-8, 2012), Dave and I will be on-site at the BCEC to bring you all the gaming goodness you love! If you will be at PAX East, come lunch with us! We will be having an informal meet, greet and geek on Saturday, April 7th at 11:30am in the food court at the BCEC. Come on down, hang out and share your PAX excitement! You may even be featured on our bonus At The Con podcast! Did I mention there will even be prizes?

 

If you are not able to make it to the east coast to join us at PAX East, don’t worry. We have you covered. I will be posting on Twitter (@GoodToBeAGeek & @sultryminxzoe) throughout the weekend, as well as posting media every night to the Good To Be A Geek Facebook page. Of course, Dave and I will be recording our regularly scheduled episode to keep you up to date on all the gaming news. At a later date, we will post an episode of At The Con podcast to cover all the gaming you missed. So, tune in!

Good To Be A Gamer, Episode 111 – Week of 01/15/2012

Category : Good To Be A Gamer

 

Recorded 01/22/11

 

 

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Dreamcast the Movie: Casting Eternal Champions
http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=2626

 

NEWS

Death of Hudsonsoft
http://www.ripten.com/2012/01/18/bomberman-creator-hudson-soft-lays-down-its-last-bomb/

Diablo II producer departs
http://pc.ign.com/articles/121/1216986p1.html

Theatrhythm final fantasy to have paid DLC, use “nintendo network”
http://ds.ign.com/articles/121/1216948p1.html

Minecraft to help change xbox live certification process
http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/121/1216910p1.html

Resident evil 6 revealed
http://venturebeat.com/2012/01/19/resident-evil-6-rumor/

 

EVENTS

TempleCon
Crowne Plaza – Warwick, RI
February 3 – 5, 2012
http://templecon.org

Total Confusion
Holiday Inn – Mansfield, MA
February 23 – 26, 2012
http://totalcon.com/

 

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry athttp://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

Good To Be A Gamer Podcast by Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

 

Good To Be A Gamer Podcast, Episode 109 – Week of 01/01/2012

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Category : Featured, Good To Be A Gamer

Recorded 01/08/2012

 

 
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Dreamcast the Movie: Super Mario Bros. Results
Mario: James Gandolfini
Luigi: Will Arnett
Peach: Jayma Mays
Toad: Nick Frost
Yoshi: 3 way tie: Andy Serkis, Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill
Bowser: 3 way tie: John C. Reilly, Brendan Gleeson, Jack Nicholson
Wario: 2 way tie: Danny DeVito & John Noble
Director: Terry Gilliam

 

Dreamcast the Movie: Eternal Champions
http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=2626

 

NEWS

-Microsoft Discusses Xbox Live Security Issues [IGN]

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/121/1215973p1.html

-Major Nelson reports the top Games Played on Xbox Live [Major Nelson Blog]
http://majornelson.com/2012/01/06/top-games-of-2011/

- Crysis 2, Super Mario Galaxy and Gears of Wars 3 Are Among the Most Pirated Games of 2011 [TorrentFreak]
http://torrentfreak.com/top-10-most-pirated-games-of-2011-111230/

-Finalists Announced for Game Developers Conference [GDC Site]
http://www.gdconf.com/news/game_developer_choice_awards/skyrim_bastion_lead_finalists_.html

-Steam continues to Grow & Show No Signs of Stopping [GameSpy]
http://pc.gamespy.com/articles/121/1215997p1.html

-Toxic Games Qube released on Steam [Qube Site]
http://qube-game.com/

-Asura’s Wrath Story Trailer [IGN Entertainment YouTube Channel]
http://youtu.be/pAEwZ_MJd5g
 

EVENTS

 -Arisia
January 13-16, 2012
Boston Westin Waterfront – Boston, MA

http://arisia.org

 

-TempleCon
February 3-5, 2012
Crown Plaza – Warwick, RI

http://www.templecon.org

 

-Total Confusion
February 23-26, 2012
Holiday Inn – Mansfield, MA

http://www.totalcon.com

 

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

Good To Be A Gamer Podcast by Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Good To Be A Gamer, Episode 106 – Week of 11/28/2011

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Category : Good To Be A Gamer

David Lucier and Jessa Phillips feed your need to know, bringing you the top stories from the video game industry. This week they’re talking indie games, iOS games, Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii, Zynga going public, plus Skyrim goodness!

Recorded 12/4/2011

Good To Be A Gamer is Available on iTunes!
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Dreamcast the Movie: Recasting Super Mario Bros.
Andrew Marnik has a feature posted on Good To Be A Geek, Dreamcast the Movie: Recasting Super Mario Bros. It’s a poll and we’re asking for your input. We’re taking the hollywood flop and asking you to re-imagine the film as if it were being produced today. Andrew’s provided several options for actors to play the key characters, as well as a few options for directors. Click the link below to make your voice heard.
http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=2218

 

NEWS

5 Indie Games to Watch For [Game Spy]
http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/legend-of-grimrock/1213355p1.html

Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombie App [Game Tyrant]
http://gametyrant.co/news/2011/12/1/call-of-duty-black-ops-zombies-app-released-on-ios.html

Judge Dredd vs. Zombies on iOS [IGN]
http://wireless.ign.com/articles/121/1213693p1.html

Xenoblade Chronicles coming to Wii in the US [IGN]
http://wii.ign.com/articles/121/1213814p1.html?_cmpid=ign1392

Zynga is going public . . . or is it? [Game Spot]
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6347035.html?part=rss&tag=gs_news&subj=6347035

Bethesda Softworks reveals what’s coming for Skyrim and Address the latest Patch Problems [Bethesda Blog]
http://www.bethblog.com/2011/12/01/skyrim-what-were-working-on/

 

ITEMS OF INTEREST

Skyrim Theme “The Dragonborn Comes” Cover by Malukah [YouTube]
http://youtu.be/4z9TdDCWN7g

Time’s Scar Cover from Chrono Cross by Lara [YouTube]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0b8FCxtkik

Able Gamers 2011 Holiday Shopping List
http://www.ablegamers.com/general-game-news/ablegamers-2011-holiday-shopping-list.html

 

EVENTS

TempleCon 2012 – February 3-5, 2011
Warwick, RI
Pre-registration is open!
h
ttp://www.templecon.org

Total Con 2012 – February 23-26,2011
Mansfield, MA
Registration opens in January
http://www.totalcon.com

 

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Subscribe to the RSS Feed and get Good To Be A Gamer on the go at http://goodtobeagamer.libsyn.com/rss!

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

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Good To Be A Gamer Podcast, Episode 101 – Week of 10/24/11

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David Lucier joins Jessa Phillips to bring you the top news and upcoming events from the video game industry. They are feeding your need to know and delivering their take on the the week’s top stories. Get your video game fix every week.

 


NEWS

Indie Games on Xbox Live [1UP]

Feeling the indie love, 1UP featured “8 Weird and/or Cool box Live Indie Games You Must Own.” List includes a gamer for everyone, with sports, brick-breakers, mazes, shooters and more. 1.) Downtown Smash Dogdeball; 2.) Keiten Patissier; 3.) Chieri’s Accidentally Heart-Poundy Steamy Journey; 4.) Pixelbit Helicopter Challenge; 5.) Leave Home; 6.) TIC: Part 1; 7.) The Monster Hero and the Mysterious Ruins; 8.) Wizorb

http://www.1up.com/features/8-weird-cool-xbox-live-indies

 

 

Batman: Arkham City Sales & Anticipated Nightwing DLC Content [MTV News]

A week after it’s release, Batman: Arkham City has received critical praise from reviewers and gamers alike. Shipping 4.6 million units worldwide during during the first week, doubling the sales of its predecessor, Arkham Asylum. The team at Rocksteady has been hard at work on the DLC content to help keep the strong sales going through the holiday season. The Nightwing bundle pack will be available for purchase on 11/01/11, followed by the Robin bundle available on 11/22/11. DLC bundles will be available on PS Network for $6.99 or 560 Microsoft points on Xbox 360 Live Marketplace. Check out the link for a sneak peek at the Nightwing DLC trailer.

http://splashpage.mtv.com/2011/10/26/batman-arkham-city-sales-nightwing-trailer/

 

 

DC Universe Online goes Free to Play [Eurogamer]

DC Universe allows PC and PS3 gamers the chance to live out their comic book fantasies. The game allows players to become a DC hero or villain as they try to save or conquer the world, alongside some popular characters like Superman, Joker and Wonder Woman. DC Universe will open their subscription model to incorporate a free to play plan beginning 11/01/11.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-10-28-dc-universe-online-free-to-play-changeover-dated

 

 

The Secret World MMO Beta Draws Gamers [GameSpy & Game Tyrant]

Funcom’s newest foray into the MMO landscape imagines a world where every myth, fable and legend is real and has shaped the world. Players join one of three secret societies: Dragons, Illuminati and Templars. Then they head into the world to fight monsters and struggle against the other societies for ultimate power. The Secret World is anticipated for April 2012, but beta access is open for registration. To date, more than 500,000 have registered for their chance to take a closer look, exceeding Funcom’s expectations.

 

GameSpy -http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/the-secret-world/1210710p1.html?RSSwhen2011-10-26_073900&RSSid=1210710&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gsfeeds%2Fall+%28GameSpy+Complete%29

 

Game Tyrant - http://gametyrant.co/news/2011/10/25/nycc-gets-a-closer-look-at-the-secret-world.html

 

 

Mass Effect 3 Demo to Launch in January [Game Tyrant]

BioWare confirmed access to the Mass Effect 3 demo will be available in January 2012 for single-player campaigns. Owners of Battlefield 3 will get multi-player access early when they redeem their online pass. BioWare has indicated there will be other ways to obtain early access to the multi-player demo for gamers that did not purchase Battlefield 3.

http://gametyrant.co/news/2011/10/21/mass-effect-3-demo-will-launch-in-january.html

 

 

Video Game Earning Reports Indicate a Change in Gaming Trends [LA Times]

EA boasts earnings better than expectations for their second quarter. EA attributes its success to online and mobile gaming sales. On the flip side, Nintendo earnings fall short of forecasted projections and look towards even more disappointing returns.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ct-ea-earns-20111028,0,6869624.story

 

 

Sony officially controls Sony Ericsson [GameSpot]

Everyone is grabbing for a bigger piece of the mobile gaming pie. Sony staked their claim in a big way with the release of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. Now, the entertainment giant is looking for a bigger piece, considering buying the majority sharehold of Sony Ericsson.
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6338883.html?part=rss&tag=gs_news&subj=6338883

 

 

 


To the Moon $11.99 –

New twist on the indie/RPG adventure genre, the story follows two doctors who have developed a way to travel through a person’s memories and fulfill their last wish. Play the first hour for free. $12.00 to download the complete game

http://www.freebirdgames.com/to_the_moon/

 

Star Legends

A sci-fi real-time mobile MMORPG. Free to download on the Apple App Store and Adroid Market. Boasting 3D graphics, lots of customization and regular content updates, you can play on the go.

http://starlegends.com/

 

Dragon Age: Redemption Web Series

BioWare teamed up with Felicia Day to create this web series based on the popular Dragon Age franchise. Day portrays an elven assassin tasked with finding a powerful mage who has escaped from Templar captivity. New episodes are released every Tuesday on Xbox, Bing Video and the Machinima YouTube Channel.

Http://www.youtube.com/user/machinima

 

Extra Life Gaming for Charity
Support Jessa Phillips at http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&eventID=501&participantID=22486

Support Dave Lucier at http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&eventID=501&participantID=6329

 

 

EVENTS

TempleCon 2012 – February 3-5, 2011

Warwick, RI

Pre-registration is open!

http://www.templecon.org

 

Total Con 2012 – February 23-26,2011

Mansfield, MA

Registration opens in January

http://www.totalcon.com

 

CONTACT US

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com or follow Jessa on Twitter @SultryMinxZoe.

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Good To Be A Gamer Podcast, Episode 100 – Week of 10/03/11

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Good To Be A Gamer is back with a new focus and a new co-host!

David Lucier joins Jessa Phillips to bring you the top news and upcoming events from the video game industry. They are feeding your need to know and delivering their take on the the week’s top stories. Get your video game fix every week.

NEWS

Gamer plays with one hand after recovering from stroke [IGN] -
Patrick Campbell suffered a massive stroke at age 14 that affected his entire right side. Because his dominant side was affected, Campbell lost the ability to enjoy his favorite pastimes, including playing video games. Through years of therapy and with an undaunted determination, he has regained his ability to walk, and even to play video games.
http://games.ign.com/articles/119/1199036p1.html?RSSwhen2011-10-08_110500&RSSid=1199036&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ignfeeds%2Fall+%28IGN+Complete%29

A look at the trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (to be released 11/08/11) [GameSpy]-
Without a doubt, Call of Duty is one of the biggest franchises in the industry. This latest trailer proves why, giving us a sneak peek at the anticipated Modern Warfare 3.
http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/call-of-duty-2011-project/1199001p1.html?RSSwhen2011-10-07_143100&RSSid=1199001&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gsfeeds%2Fall+%28GameSpy+Complete%29

Sony considering buyout of Sony Ericsson [GameSpot] -
Everyone is grabbing for a bigger piece of the mobile gaming pie. Sony staked their claim in a big way with the release of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. Now, the entertainment giant is looking for a bigger piece, considering buying the majority sharehold of Sony Ericsson.
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6338883.html?part=rss&tag=gs_news&subj=6338883

EVENTS

TempleCon 2012, Warwick, RI
Pre-Registration is Open. Pre-reg Badges will be mailed for the first time. 2012 promises even more non-stop gaming as the convention takes over the entire Crowne Plaza.
http://www.templecon.org

PAX East 2012, Boston, MA
Dates for the 2012 convention have been announced. April 6-8th PAX East makes Boston its home for the third year. Registration is not open yet, but is expected to go live soon.
http://east.paxsite.com/

Extra Life Gaming for Charity
Support Jessa Phillips at http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&eventID=501&participantID=22486

Support Dave Lucier at http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&eventID=501&participantID=6329

GAMES DISCUSSED

The Adventures of Shuggy [Xbox Live Arcade]
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Adventures-of-Shuggy/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258410a5c

Duke Nukem Forever
http://www.dukenukem.com

Star Wars: The Old Republic
http://www.swtor.com/

Deus Ex: Human Revolution
http://deusex.com/

OTHER LINKS

Gaming Buzz Android Widget
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.geekyouup.android.widgets.gaming&hl=en
CONTACT  US

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com.

 

Thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music. http://magnatune.com/artists/sterling
Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the host and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.
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