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The PiXEL – Ep. 006 – PSN Network Outage

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The PiXEL – Ep. 006 – PSN Network Outage

Episode 6 is up! It’s very Sony-heavy as far as news goes, but it also includes important details on how to win free stuff from us! Check it out on our YouTube channel, and don’t forget to comment and subscribe!

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[Review] Hector: Badge of Carnage

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[Review] Hector: Badge of Carnage

Hector: Badge of Carnage Episode 1 was released today for PC and Mac.

This first installment, We Negotiate with Terrorists, is the first in a trilogy of games developed by Straandlooper and published by Telltale Games. While technically considered a point-and-click adventure, Hector plays more like a puzzle game – one definitely not suitable for work.

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SplitFish/Crysis 2 Contest!

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SplitFish/Crysis 2 Contest!

More free stuff! Do I have your attention? I know how much you geeks love free stuff – because who doesn’t?

Our last giveaway – a copy of Portal 2 – was a HUGE success. We had almost 200 entries and got all the way to 1,150 followers on Twitter! Since the contest went so well, we’ve decided to have another one!

This time, we’ll be giving away a SplitFish FRAGFX SHARK – but this time the contest isn’t quite so easy…Here’s how to enter:

1. Like us on Facebook if you haven’t already.

2. Come up with the best video game mashup title that you can containing the word “Crysis” – for instance, Devil May Crysis 2.

3. Set your Facebook status as “My entry in Pixelated Geek’s SplitFish giveaway is Devil May Crysis 2” – but be sure to change the last part to whatever YOU came up with!

4. Tag us in your status! If you don’t know how to do that on Facebook, it’s just like Twitter – when you go to type out “Pixelated Geek,” start with an @ symbol. As you’re typing, a dropdown box will appear and you can click to select us from the list.

Also, please be sure to allow everyone to see your status update if your privacy settings don’t already allow it – otherwise we can’t see your entry!

Grand Prize

The contest runs from today through April 29, so get your submissions in by then! We’ll be judging your entries after the 29th and choosing what we think is the best one – and that person will receive a SplitFish FRAGFX SHARK!

The PiXEL – Episode 003 – Portal 2

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In case you haven’t been keeping an eye on our YouTube channel, episode 3 went up earlier today! And coming directly from the mouth of your ever-modest host, it’s our best episode yet. Maybe not an incredible feat considering we only have three episodes, but still – the new camera and microphone I got really helped.

As always, subscribe to our YouTube channel and leave comments telling us what you think! Also, if you have ideas for topics that should be in my next episode, tell us. Now, on with the show!

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The PiXEL – Ep.002 – Mortal Kombat, Guitar Hero, and Star Wars

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The PiXEL – Ep.002 – Mortal Kombat, Guitar Hero, and Star Wars

Episode 2 is up! Watch as I make a fool of myself by betraying my lack of knowledge of Mortal Kombat.

As always, subscribe to our YouTube channel and leave comments telling us what you think! Also, if you have ideas for topics that should be in my next episode, tell us. Now, on with the show!

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Portal 2 Giveaway! [UPDATED]

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Portal 2 Giveaway! [UPDATED]

Portal 2 is just around the corner! So, to celebrate, we’ve decided to give away a copy of the game for free – for the platform of your choice.

To enter the giveaway, make sure to follow @PixelatedGeek on Twitter (if you’re not already doing so), and Tweet the following: “I speak geek & I just entered to win a copy of #Portal2 from @PixelatedGeek! Retweet this and follow @PixelatedGeek to enter!

It’s really that simple! The contest will end this Saturday, April 16 at 11:59 PM EST (10:59 Central, 9:59 Mountain, and 8:59 Pacific), and is open to the U.S. and Canada.

And we promise, the contest is NOT a lie.

UPDATE: The contest has been such a huge success (and we love you geeks so much) that we’ve decided to give away TWO copies of Portal 2 if we reach 1,250 Twitter followers by Saturday!! Keep spreading the word!

Cisco Discontinues Flip Cameras

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Cisco Discontinues Flip Cameras

Remember those handy little pocket-sized, one-handed Flip brand video cameras? They could record in HD, were super easy to use (heck, my mom has one!), and were way more portable than a regular camcorder. Oh, they’re still around?

Not anymore. Cisco, the corporation that owns the Flip brand name, has decided to discontinue the line, citing a desire to focus on their other four business points – core routing, switching and services; collaboration; architectures; and video. They also hope to expand their Home Networking line to achieve greater profitability.

[Marketwire]

Anime Expo’s Charity Auction to Benefit Japanese Disaster Relief

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Anime Expo’s Charity Auction to Benefit Japanese Disaster Relief

Each year, tens of thousands of anime fans gather in Los Angeles for Anime Expo (AX), America’s largest anime convention.  This year, it is held July 1 -4. And, each year, the convention staff holds an auction, in which attendees can bid on items donated by sponsors and industry professionals.  All proceeds go to a charity chosen before the event.

This year, given the tragedies that recently struck Japan, Anime Expo announced that it will donate proceeds from the auction to the Japanese Red Cross Society, a cause that is both worthy and fitting, given the nature of the convention. As Marc Perez, chairman and CEO of the SPJA, put it: “While news of the disaster may start to recede from the headlines by July, we know it will still be top-of-mind for anime fans who have a heartfelt connection with the people of Japan.”

The SPJA, or the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation, is the non-profit organization that created and produces Anime Expo. You can visit www.spja.org for more information on the organization and its mission, or www.anime-expo.org for more information on Anime Expo and its charity auction.

The PiXEL is live! Episode 1 – Tony Hawk, Minecraft and Pokeball Proposal

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The PiXEL is live! Episode 1 – Tony Hawk, Minecraft and Pokeball Proposal

Finally, it’s time to unveil something we’ve been plotting for months: The PiXEL!

Like many other gaming and geek news websites, Pixelated Geek has decided to begin regular newscast videos to keep our readers up-to-date on the latest in the geek world – in a condensed format! The PiXEL will air every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, and will be co-hosted by James Huneycutt and I.

Starting with our very first episode today! The debut episode of The PiXEL feature me talking about Tony Hawk, Minecraft, and Pokemon – watch the video below, and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel and leave comments and suggestions!

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