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Paint. Paint! PAINT!?!?!?!

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Paint. Paint! PAINT!?!?!?!

I was over at The Grinning Gamer last Friday helping Brian, the owner of this soon-to-be-opened store, paint some fun stuff on the walls and I took pictures!  We had a good bunch of people show up and painted some fun pictures all over the walls ranging from pictures of the Triforce, dice, Cthulhu, skulls, fairies (HEY LISTEN!!!), and stick figures with poker faces.  The store looks like it’s going to be a super fun place for all your tabletop gaming needs so make sure to come and check it out when it opens on April 1st!  You’ll be able to see the Necronomicon I painted!

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Top 5 Nintendo Fails

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Top 5 Nintendo Fails

Nintendo has been ahead of the game this generation, with both the Wii and the Nintendo DS being huge successes.  Now the 3DS is already looking like it is going to be another massive seller and, though its eventual success is yet to be determined, all signs are looking positive.  With the 3DS around the corner, I thought it would be an apt time to take a look back at some of Nintendo’s ventures that didn’t go quite as planned.  Here are my Top 5 Nintendo Fails.

5) Accessories

In hindsight how could something that made your Gameboy look like an office calculator not be a hit?

Nintendo has a long history of weird failed accessories.  Some of them, at the very least, had the potential to be awesome; The Power Glove would still make most eight year-old boys jump up and down with excitement.  Other accessory ideas make us ask the question of why?  A printer for your Gameboy seems like fun in the same way spelling boobies on your calculator seems like a productive endeavor.   Nintendo hasn’t left its odd accessory-loving in the past either; does anyone remember when the company announced the vitality sensor?  Was anyone remotely excited for that?  Anyone?

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Sailor Moon Returns to the US in September

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Sailor Moon Returns to the US in September

Kodansha USA , announced today the revival of Sailor Moon manga series.  The last edition of Sailor Moon was published in mid 2005.

Brand new deluxe editions of the acclaimed series will be released by Kodansha USA’s Kodansha Comics imprint in September 2011. Out of print for six years, SAILOR MOON re-launches along with Takeuchi’s two-volume prequel series CODENAME: SAILOR V, in print in the US for the first time-making this one of the most highly anticipated manga releases in years.

There seems to be some excitement on the blogosphere about this release, and with Kodansha’s partnership with Random House, I’m sure this release will be a hit.

You can read the full press release here.

I Think MCR Liked Playing Fallout 3.

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I Think MCR Liked Playing Fallout 3.

Wasteland party anyone?

He doesn't approve of parties.

Does My Chemical Romance enjoy playing a Bethesda RPG?

So, I’m sure that everyone has played Fallout 3.  If you haven’t, stop reading this and go change that.  Okay, so have we all played it?  Good.  Now that we’re all on the same page with FO3, have we all seen the My Chemical Romance music video for their “Na Na Na” song?  I assume that many of you haven’t so here it is:

 

 

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The Friday Fix March 18th

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The Friday Fix March 18th

Hello everybody!  Another week has passed and what a week it was.  Last week PAX East barreled through and we did our best to bring you all the news we could from Boston.  Some big games have dropped as well, as I’m sure many of you have been playing through Dragon Age 2 to the point where you are having trouble not dividing your speech in real like to three easy choices.  If you are new to The Fix it is really very easy to figure out.  I pick a band for your enjoyment, and then I gather up all the newsiest news from around the site.  Got it?

The band for this week is going to be Edwarde Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes.  I don’t care if they are so hip it hurts, their music is just plain fun.  If you don’t beleive me be sure to check them out here.

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Now on to the news!

 

 

 

 

That’s all for this week!  Be sure to check back next week for more of The Friday Fix!

PG is About to Get a Little More PiXELated…

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PG is About to Get a Little More PiXELated…

Have you ever watched IGN’s Daily Fix and thought, “Hey, it’d be so rad if instead I was watching this on Pixelated Geek, and there was a DIFFERENT chick named Jess on it.” No? Maybe that was a stretch.

Well, regardless of your feelings toward IGN, people named Jess, and videos about games, you should get excited for what PG has in store. Actually, scratch that – you’d probably have to have at least lukewarm sentiment toward those last two categories.

Anyway, you don’t seem convinced yet. That’s okay, though – we’ll give you a few months to get good and revved up for this. In April, James Huneycutt and yours truly (Jess Brohard) will be launching The PiXEL, an internet show where we’ll discuss games, gadgets, and everything else geeky.

But before we can officially unveil it, we’ve gotta make sure you’re ready. So…do you speak geek?

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Weekly Trivia – Name that Cartoon

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Weekly Trivia – Name that Cartoon

Every Wednesday (or week), we’ll be posting a trivia question. The first ten people to e-mail the correct answer get 30 extra points added to their accounts.

Today’s Trivia Clues are:

  • Bart Simpson
  • Family Guy
  • Censorship
  • “Idea Balls”

Name the cartoon show that I’m referring to with the above clues and you will get 30 points put into your account.  For an extra 20 points, also send in the name of the particular episode of that show.

E-mail your answer to nelson(at)pixelatedgeek[dot]com with the subject line “Trivia Answer.” Don’t have an account yet? Register now and start earning points. You can then trade in those points to “grab our junk.”

The Mii’s Court

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The Mii’s Court

Ahh, The People’s Court.  Staple of my elementary school sick days and the original reality TV.  Never would I think that  a civil case over the installiation of a modchip would be featured.  For Joseff Ben David, $160 is enough to take his “former” friend to the courtroom.  That price for a modchip  in a new* Wii seems like alot to me, but I never modded mine.

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Top 5 Reasons I’m Excited About L.A. Noire

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Top 5 Reasons I’m Excited About L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire is developer Rockstar Games latest attempt to break new ground in the video game medium.  Set in Los Angeles in the year 1947 it explores one of the most violent eras of the cities history.  I recently got to watch about thirty minutes of gameplay and I couldn’t have come away more impressed.  So here are my Top 5 Reasons I’m Excited about L.A. Noire.

5) Mad Men

So I may be a little more than biased about this one.  However, Mad Men is one of the most critically successful shows on television, and with good reason.  The show mixes wonderful writing with powerful acting and defies many cliches popular television .  Obviously, if you watch Mad Men, you have realized that the main character in L.A. Noire, Cole Phelps, is played by actor Aaron Staton whom plays Ken Cosgrove on Mad Men. So if you are a fan of Mad Men, your interest is more than likely already piqued a bit.  Rockstar didn’t stop at Ken Cosgrove though, as I have spotted several people who have been on Mad Men in the most recent trailer. Does this mean the acting is automatically going to be fantastic?  Not necessarily.  Does it mean it has a good chance?  Definitely.

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