Good To Be A Geek, Episode 112 – Week of 01/22/2012

Recorded 01/29/2012
 

 
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Dreamcast the Movie: Casting Eternal Champions
http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=2626
Poll ends February 11th. To date, Scott Speedman of Underworld fame is in the lead to play R.A.X. Coswell.

NEWS
BlizzCon 2012 Cancelled, Will Return in 2013 [PC Gamer]
http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/01/25/blizzcon-2012-cancelled-will-return-in-2013/

EA’s Origin to Add 11 Third Party Developers [ComputerAndVideoGames.com]
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/333254/eas-origin-adds-games-from-11-more-publishers/

Steam Gets a Mobile App for Droid and iOS [Kotaku]
http://kotaku.com/5879667/steam-gets-a-mobile-app-for-droid-and-ios

Game Startup Gimmie Launches Rewards Platform for Mobile Apps [Venture Beat]
http://venturebeat.com/2012/01/25/game-startup-gimmie-launches-rewards-platform-for-mobile-apps/
Related: Tapjoy’s Android Fund Reaches 130 Apps Worldwide [GamaSutra]
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/39836/Tapjoys_Android_Fund_reaches_130_apps_worldwide.php?

THQ Exits Kids Market in Favor of Core Gaming Development [GamaSutra]
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/39832/THQ_exits_kids_licensed_game_business_.php?

Notch Asks Community for Permission to Track Player Data in Minecraft [Joystiq]
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/01/25/notch-asks-community-for-permission-to-track-player-data-in-mine/

Sony Announces PS Vita Incentives to Encourage 3G Sales [PlayStation Blog]
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/01/27/special-launch-day-ps-vita-3gwi-fi-bundle-announced/
Related: 3 Opportunities to Win a PS Vita Early Release Bundle from Taco Bell
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/01/28/it-begins-3-ways-to-win-a-ps-vita-early-only-from-taco-bell/

Wii U Controller to pack NFC, says Iwata, Create New Gameplay Options [Engadget]
http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/27/wii-u-controller-to-pack-nfc-says-iwata-create-new-gameplay-op/

Nintendo Officially Announces Nintendo Network, Promises Personal Accounts for Wii U [Engadget]
http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/26/nintendo-officially-announces-nintendo-network-promises-persona/

ITEMS OF INTEREST
Mission US: A Revolutionary Way to Learn History
http://www.mission-us.org/

Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator
http://www.artemis.eochu.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.

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