Game Trailers – Batman: Arkham Knight

Category : Featured, Game On, Game Trailers, PS4, Xbox One

Today, Warner Bros. Games gave gamers their first look at the next game in the Batman franchise, Batman: Arkham Knight, in the cinematic trailer, titled “Father to Son” (below). The reading of Thomas Wayne’s will, including his hopes for and advice to his young son, serve as an emotional reminder of the Wayne family tragedy, which haunts the millionaire playboy by day and crime fighting hero by night.

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Games

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Games

Scarecrow is back and he’s assembled some of our favorite villains for the newest title. Among the familiar faces are Harley Quinn, Two-face and Penguin. It is immediately apparent developers are taking full advantage of the enhanced graphics capabilities of next-gen consoles, transporting gamers to Gotham’s seedier side. In Batman: Arkham Knight, gamers will finally have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the redesigned Batmobile as they race through the streets of Gotham in a fight to make the city safe again.

Batman: Arkham Knight is scheduled to be released later this year on PS4 and Xbox One. Visit the website to experience the fun to be had with the new Batmobile and for updates about the game.

Good To Be A Gamer – Week of 02/17/2013

Category : Featured, Good To Be A Gamer

This week, Jessa Phillips joins the men of The Post Game Report to discuss the layoffs at IGN and Sony’s next-gen console, the PlayStation 4!

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NEWS

PlayStation 2013 Meeting
http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=4770

Expect Sony’s PS4 This Holiday Season: Sony Exec Jack Tretton [CNBC]
http://www.cnbc.com/id/100480852

 

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.

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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, Episode 119 – Week of 03/18/2012

Category : Featured, Good To Be A Gamer

Episode 119 – Week of 03/18/12 through 03/24/12

Recorded 03/25/2012

 

 
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NEWS
Prey 2 canceled (rumor)
http://zoknowsgaming.com/2012/03/25/prey-2-cancelled-bethesda-rumor/

Socom dev to be shut down? (rumor)
http://games.on.net/article/15210/Rumour_Sony_to_Close_SOCOM_Dev_Studio

EA Shuts Down Game Servers [EA]
http://www.ea.com/1/service-updates

Silicon Knights resurrect “most requested” IP
http://www.vg247.com/2012/03/25/silicon-knights-to-resurrect-most-requested-ip/

Epic Mikey 2 Promises to Build A Better Mouse [1UP]
http://www.1up.com/previews/epic-mickey-two-preview
Announcement Trailer -http://youtu.be/p6ymMqNzTZk
Nicole Wakelin “Total Fan Girl” Reviews Disney Epic Mikey -http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=507

GameStop Goes Big on Mobile with New Business Unit, BuyMyTronics Acquisition [Gamasutra]
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/167119/GameStop_goes_big_on_mobile_with_new_business_unit_BuyMyTronics_acquisition.php?

Playing Dead with Telltale Games & The Walking Dead Game Available for Pre-Order [Telltale Games]
http://www.telltalegames.com/walkingdead/page1

When ex-BioWare Devs Make Their Own Strategy RPG [Gamasutra]
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/165823/When_exBioWare_devs_make_their_own_strategy_RPG.php?

BioWare done with Dragon Age II [Destructoid]
http://www.destructoid.com/bioware-done-with-dragon-age-ii-224263.phtml

Darksiders II to be Wii U Lanch Title, Adds Enhanced Controls [Digital Spy]
http://www.digitalspy.com/gaming/news/a372533/darksiders-ii-to-be-wii-u-launch-title-adds-enhanced-controls.html

Adventure Time Game in Works at WayForward [GameSpot]
http://www.gamespot.com/news/adventure-time-game-in-works-at-wayforward-6367736

PSA: Hunger Games: Girl On Fire Out Today [Joystiq]
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/03/22/psa-hunger-games-girl-on-fire-out-today/

Video Games Live “Off The Grid” Tour – Coming To a Small Town Near You [Video Games Live]
http://www.videogameslive.com/index.php?story=288

ITEMS OF INTEREST
The Witness – Latest work in progress from Braid designer Jonathan Blow
http://the-witness.net/
Zynga’s CEO on Leadership, Startups & Mobile Gaming [GigaOM]
http://gigaom.com/2012/03/19/mark-pincus-interview-by-om-malik/
Get a Tattoo or Mohawk from Ubisoft at PAX East [Destructoid]
http://www.destructoid.com/get-a-tattoo-or-mohawk-from-ubisoft-at-pax-east-224455.phtml

Mass Effect 3 ending explained (by a fan) (SPOILERS!!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ythY_GkEBck

Bioware responds to ME3 outcry
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-57401660-501465/mass-effect-3-apology-bioware-co-founder-releases-statement/

 

EVENTS
PAX East
BCEC – Boston, MA
April 4-8, 2012
http://east.paxsite.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 hisMagnatune profile pageto 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 Geekis licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

 

Good To Be A Gamer, Episode 110 – Week of 01/08/2012

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Category : Featured, Good To Be A Gamer

Recorded 01/16/11

 

 

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

 

NEWS

Bethesda & Interplay settle on Fallout rights [GameSpy]
http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/fallout-mmo/1216149p1.html

League of Legends Developer & Player (US Congressman) Discuss their Opposition to SOPA/Protect IP Bill [1 UP]
http://www.1up.com/news/league-of-legends-dev-against-sopa
Related: NVIDIA, Runic, Epic and Others Speak Against SOPA –
http://www.1up.com/news/nvidia-runic-games-anti-sopa

CD Projekt RED ends the hunt for Pirates [GameSpy]
http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/the-witcher-2/1216406p1.html

Minecraft Creator Encourages Piracy? [IGN]
http://feeds.ign.com/~r/ignfeeds/pc/~3/7SBtdt6es2M/1216416p1.html

EA Reorganizes after Landmark $1 Billion Digital Year [GamaSutra]
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GamasutraNews/~3/-iCLSNfdYcM/EA_reorganizes_after_a_landmark_1B_digital_year.php

Is Xbox.com to Blame for Xbox Live Hacks? [Edge]
http://www.edge-online.com/news/report-xboxcom-security-flaw-behind-live-account-hacks

http://www.edge-online.com/news/microsoft-there-no-xboxcom-security-loophole

Mass Effect 3 Will Require Origin on PC [IGN]
http://feeds.ign.com/~r/ignfeeds/pc/~3/ryNhEt5PLRA/1216562p1.html

Square Enix make Scarygirl Graphic Novel playable for consoles [Kotaku]
http://kotaku.com/5876096/squares-scarygirl-is-anything-but-scary-all-sorts-of-fun
Scarygirl Website:
http://www.scarygirl.com

Asura’s Wrath Demo Available on Xbox Live [Major Nelson Blog]
http://majornelson.com/2012/01/10/demo-asuras-wrath/

Silent Hill HD Collection Delay Until March [Joystiq]
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/01/09/retailers-silent-hill-hd-collection-delayed-until-march/

Boxer Free DOS Game Emulator for Mac [Gawker]
http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/lifehacker/full/~3/9Yaj8ass8Qo/boxer-is-a-free-dos-game-emulator-for-your-mac

Kinect Release for Windows at a Higher Price [Kinect for Windows Blog]
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kinectforwindows/archive/2012/01/09/kinect-for-windows-commercial-program-announced.aspx

 

ITEMS OF INTEREST

Doctor Who Worlds in Time
http://www.doctorwhowit.com/

 

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 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

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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.

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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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New Game in Town – Redbox Offers Video Game Rentals

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Category : Bytes, Game On, News, Nintendo, PS3, Xbox

You recognize the big red box outside your local grocery and drug stores or the McDonald’s in town. While you are running errands, you can arrange a quick, convenient night in for $1-$2, by stopping at a self-service dvd rental kiosk. Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, a subsidiary of Coinstar, Inc. has quickly become a powerhouse in the movie rental marketplace since their launch in 2002. Last year, Redbox celebrated 1 billion movie rentals with more than 27,000 redbox locations. Now, Redbox is looking to take a bite out of the video game retail space by offering game rentals at many of their locations.

Video game rentals have been available at a select 5,000 Redbox locations as part of a pilot program. Despite the limited availability, video games exceeded one million rentals in less than two years. As of June 17, 2011, Redbox began offering the game rental option to a wider audience, expanding the rentals to 21,000 more Redbox locations. Redbox kiosks offer a variety of game titles, including new releases and family kids titles, across all console platforms.

Courtesy of Redbox Automated Retail, LLC

 Whether you play on Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii or Sony Playstation 3, the newest game release can quickly be rented online, via mobile app or on-site at a convenient Redbox location. Game titles will be available to rent for $2 per night with no required return date. As long as you keep the game, Redbox will continue to charge the daily rental fee plus tax. If the game is retained for more than 25 days, renters will be charged a one-time $50 fee and will own the game – no return needed.

Redbox has a few advantages over the competition:

The foremost advantage is convenience. One could argue that GameFly, the video game rental delivery service, also offers convenience. This is true. However, the idea consumers can act on on a spontaneous decision to play a game definitely works to Redbox’s advantage. Add accessibility via internet and app access and it does not get any easier.

Product placement is key. In this regard, Redbox is exceedingly intelligent. Placing kiosks in everyday locations such as McDonald’s locations and grocery stores is a huge positive, keeping the brand directly in front of consumers and presenting a quick, easy experience.

The option to try before you buy is also a big plus for Redbox. With popular new titles costing $39.99 to $59.99 or more, the ability to play the game before opening your wallet could itself bolster the appeal of Redbox game rentals.

Cash is king. Most new releases for Microsoft Xbox 360 or Sony Playstation 3 are priced at $59.99. Even with the one-time $50 charge (plus taxes) to keep the video game after 25 days of rental, you could save money.

Physical product. There is still something to be said for having the disc in your possession. Think of it as your gaming security blanket, or insurance against hard drive failure or a massive data breach. Sometimes it just feels good to know you have a disc.

Visit Redbox.com to find a game or your local Redbox location. You can also rent your movie or game on the website and mobile phone users can download the Redbox app for iPhone or Android.

Read the April 28, 2011 announcement from Redbox.

Get Your Geek On: Nerdy Shirts of the Week

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Category : Geek Out

This week we get our game on with great video game inspired t-shirts.  Geek out your wardrobe and let the world know you are a gamer.

Control Freak

With more buttons on console controllers and additional accessories cluttering up the entertainment area, it would be nice to consolidate. Gamers need one controller to rule them all. Thanks to this inventive design from Minion ste7en at Jinx, now you can wear it. Available in Men’s sizes: Small – 3XL & Women’s sizes: Small – 2XL, Prices range from $17.99 – $20.99.

Courtesy of Jinx

These Don’t Make Me a Killer

There are those that would still like the world to believe video games are responsible for acts of violence. Gamers can stand proud and make a statement with this gaming inspired t-shirt. Available in Men’s sizes:  Small – 2XL & Women’s sizes: Small – Large. Priced at $19.97

Courtesy of Nerdy Shirts

Nutritious Breakfast

Start your day off right with a healthy dose of mushroom, reminiscent of the classic Super Mario Bros.  game. Now available in reprint from Threadless. Available in Men’s sizes: Small – XL & Women’s sizes: Small – 2XL. Priced at $10.

Courtesy of Threadless

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