Good To Be A Gamer Podcast – Week of 2/3/2013

Recorded 2/6/2013
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NEWS
Robin Sachs passes away at 61 [GameSpot] http://www.gamespot.com/news/mass-effect-dragon-age-voice-actor-dead-6403512

Game Tax Proposed by CT Lawmaker [GameSpy] http://www.gamespot.com/news/game-tax-proposed-by-ct-lawmaker-6403507

Sony’s Bullet Run shutting down after just 7 months live [Bullet Run Site] https://www.bulletrunthegame.com/news/article.vm?month=022013&id=108

Zynga loses $209 Million in 2012 [GameSpot] http://www.gamespot.com/news/zynga-loses-209-million-in-2012-6403464
Related: Zynga to Close Cityville 2 as it shows no mercy for weak games [Venture Beat] http://venturebeat.com/2013/02/05/zynga-to-close-cityville-2-as-it-shows-no-mercy-on-weak-games/

Sony Replaces “Kevin Butler” Ad Agency with “Axe Astronaut” Firm [Joystiq] http://www.joystiq.com/2013/02/06/sony-replaces-kevin-butler-ad-agency-with-axe-firm/

EA Tops Metacritics best publishers [GameSpot] http://www.gamespot.com/news/metacritic-ranks-ea-as-2012s-best-major-publisher-6403487

WiiU-exclusive Ninja Gaiden 3:Razor’s Edge to go Multiplatform [Eurogamer] http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-02-06-wii-u-exclusive-ninja-gaiden-3-razors-edge-to-go-multi-platform

Xbox Live Sees First Film Premiere [Games Industry International] http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-02-06-xbox-live-sees-first-film-premiere

FOX Reloading “Hitman” with Paul Walker as Bald Barcoded Assassin Agent 47 [Deadline] http://www.deadline.com/2013/02/fox-reloading-hitman-with-paul-walker-as-bald-barcoded-assassin-agent-47/

J.J. Abrams and Valve “In Talks” for Collaboration [Computer and Video Games] http://www.computerandvideogames.com/389670/jj-abrams-and-valve-in-talks-for-collaboration/

 

ITEMS OF INTEREST
Defiance: The MMO vs The TV Show – Fight! [GameSpy] http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/syfy-action-mmo/1226469p1.html

Everything I Needed to Know About Love I Learned from Playing Chrono Trigger [Bygone Bureau] http://bygonebureau.com/2013/02/05/everything-i-needed-to-know-about-love-i-learned-from-playing-chrono-trigger/
EVENTS
DICE Summit
February 5-8, 2013
Hard Rock Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
http://www.dicesummit.org

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

PAX East
March 22-24 3-Day passes already sold out, individual days still available for Friday and Sunday only.
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.

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