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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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OMG A Chicken!

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OMG A Chicken!

Have you ever seen one of those videos that was so funny that you had to watch it fifteen times back-to-back?  Well, if you haven’t, you’re in luck because I have one for you now.  This video is part of a series called “Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’?”  They are all hilarious (for lack of a better word) commentaries on video games.  The one I want to share with you today is all about The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

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So you’ve watched it fifteen times, right?  Here’s a link to their website: http://www.heyash.com.

[PAX East 2011] – Interview with Wizards of the Coast

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[PAX East 2011] – Interview with Wizards of the Coast

Once again, I returned to the Wizards of the Coast booth this year at PAX East.  I know the table-top gaming world out there is interested to know what the elite teams at Wizards have in the works for the rest of 2011 and 2012.  Last year, I interviewed a PR and Marketing director for the company, as well as checking out the fantastic Surfacescapes demo with the team from Carnegie Mellon.

First, I talked with Paul from Wizards who talked to us all about Magic: The Gathering Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 and the Magic CORE Set 2012.  You can check out the official press release and teaser trailer for Duels in my earlier post here.  Paul discussed one interesting update to DotP known as “Archenemy Mode.”  In this mode, you and a few of your friends actually co-op against a common villain who, of course, starts with double the life than your normal human or AI opponent.  Together, you must defeat the archenemey in glorious co-operative combat.  Unfortunately, the mic cut out right before the interview with Paul; our deepest apologies.  We’ll be in touch, however.

Next, Rachel and I ventured over to the Dungeons & Dragons section of Wizards table-top corner in the main expo hall.  There we met with Kierin Chase, Brand Manager for D&D in the company’s private press room.  Amongst a cozy sea of books and background D&D logo and castle wall, Kieren laid out much about D&D’s immediate present and future.  The team is greatly excited about the Wednesday night Encounters as well as maintaining and updating the new online Tools that dropped in the fall.  The D&D Essentials books are continuing to develop, and the Races compendiums are officially squelched.  Chase informed us that they just weren’t meeting the customers’ needs.  We both bowed our heads at the death of the Miniatures; however, Chase informed us that Wizards of the Coast is still going to ensure the minis are available for the fans, just not in the traditional booster packs.  They will still be made available in the board games (like Castle Ravenloft) and other venues.  Read on to see the full interview with Kieren and the future of D&D.

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