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Join PG! at Press Start: Irvine 2015

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Join PG! at Press Start: Irvine 2015

Itching to let your competitive side loose? Got a hankering for some gamer-on-gamer battling? You’re in luck.

Press Start: Irvine 2015  is kicking off 36 continuous hours of LAN party goodness this weekend.

Gamers from around Southern California will be converging on the Bren Events Center in Irvine, California from 10 a.m. May 9th to 10 p.m. May 10th to take part in one of the largest gaming events to hit the area in years.

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Pixel Clicks Podcast #13 – Battletoads, Pacquiao, and Sergio gets what?!

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Pixel Clicks Podcast #13 – Battletoads, Pacquiao, and Sergio gets what?!

As the rest of the internet booed and guffawed at a certain “Fight of the Century,” the PCP’ers chatted about the week in gaming news! They covered Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass and controversy, Valve changing their mind about selling mods in Skyrim, Yookah Laylee, what Rare could be working on, and much much more! Also, Jordan may have died again. Read On

May the Fourth Be With You!

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May the Fourth Be With You!

Here at Pixelated Geek, we take holidays very seriously. The geekier the holiday the more enthusiastically we celebrate it, and so it comes as no surprise the May the Fourth is one of our absolute favorites. Some of us marathon the films, some of us re-install classics from our childhood; I personally took the time to break out Fantasy Flight Games’ excellent X-Wing  miniatures games and slogged it out among the asteroids inconveniently clustered round about my dining room table. Later on, I broke out the 2nd edition West End Games Star Wars Role-Playing Game and leafed through old friends and enemies.

 

I celebrated May the Fourth by picking up a copy of Fantasy Flight Games Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook!

I celebrated May the Fourth by picking up a copy of Fantasy Flight Games Age of Rebellion Core Rulebook, feverishly pouring over it, and plotting the imminent demise of some Rebel Scum!

Like all holidays, May the Fourth is always just a little too short, and it always feels like it rolls around a little too rarely. We’re not ready to let go of it quite yet,  so we’re rolling together some of the latest news, fondest favorites and coolest content from around the internet for one last Star Wars hurrah.

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PG! Interviews James Pugh of Star Citizen

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PG! Interviews James Pugh of Star Citizen

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of sitting down with James Pugh, Community Manager of Cloud Imperium Games, developer of the highly-anticipated Star Citizen. For those of you that are as yet unfamiliar with Star Citizen, it is a genre-bending mouthful of a game: a first-person science-fiction persistent-world massively-multiplayer-online title with a focus on flight-simulation and first-person combat. At the time of this article’s composition it has reached $81,230,252 in crowd-sourced funds, and as such it is the largest crowd-funded project of any kind to date. But more than that, it’s arguably the most ambitious title in the history of interactive entertainment, and that is incredibly exciting.

 

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One of Star Citizen’s more compelling designs – the Constellation

Below, James discusses the effect of crowd-funding on developer culture and the advantages and challenges of same, how crowd-funding affects the developer process with regards to end-product expectations and deadlines, and what it’s like to work at Cloud Imperium Games.

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Review: Bloodborne

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Review: Bloodborne

Bloodborne is a punishing game. No, Bloodborne is a forgiving game. No, Bloodborne is an unfair, obviously artificially difficult game. All of these phrases, and more, are what you’ll most likely see said about the PS4 exclusive that came out last month, giving people familiar with the Souls games series something familiar, yet simultaneously different and exciting. What does this quasi-Souls game vet think of Bloodborne? Hit the jump to read on! Read On

Pixel Clicks Podcast #12 – Mods for Sale? DID JORDAN DIE?

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Pixel Clicks Podcast #12 – Mods for Sale? DID JORDAN DIE?

While the Internet was abuzz over the unveiling of paid mods, there actually was other news this week! Black Ops 3 got a teaser, PT got pulled from stores, Destiny‘s expansion revealed more details, Mad Max got a trailer, and much much more. Tune in for the details on one whirlwind week. Read On

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Reveal Trailer

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops Reveal Trailer

Just when you thought Advanced Warfare was set far enough in the future, Treyarch uses the new Black Ops 3 reveal trailer to show that they don’t think Call of Duty has gone far enough. In the trailer, Treyarch is looking to shake things up in a more significant way by going far and beyond the previous entry’s EXO suits.

One of the more notable changes is the trans-human aspect of the soldiers. In a few shots it can be seen that characters can now have augmented physical abilities such as robotic arms that can transform into weapons, augmentations to strength and speed, and the ability to mentally hack enemy drones.

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Two Geeks and a Podcast #Three – Kingdom Con Shenanigans

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Two Geeks and a Podcast #Three – Kingdom Con Shenanigans

Greetings glorious geeks, Anthony and Ashley are back for your bi-weekly dose of the adventures of Two Geeks and a Podcast!

On today’s podcast Anthony & Ashley recount their adventures this past weekend at Kingdom Con 2015, San Diego’s own Table Top and Gaming convention.  Among the card slingers, dice shooters, and miniature movers the community driven convention is unlike any other with its family game night vibe Kingdom Con feels more like your favorite game night than the typical showcase of vendors.  While headmaster, and PG Podcast Alum, “Boss” Ross Thompson steering the ship he managed to spare Two Geeks a little bit of his time to talk Kingdom Con’s history, it’s future, and Anthony & Ashley’s favorite event, Drunk Quest’s Tournament of Heroes where the Boss was on hand to present the release of the official “King Ross” hero card.

Listen in and join in on the fun by emailing us @ TwoGeeksAndAPodcast@Gmail.com!

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Steam Workshop Unveils Purchasable Mods

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Steam Workshop Unveils Purchasable Mods

Selling mods for profit? The PC Gaming sky is falling!

In a move that has set the Internet ablaze, Valve recently unveiled the addition of a new section of the Steam Workshop where mod developers can sell their mods for real money for the first time. This feature is currently only available for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Mod developers can upload their creations into the new section and price them as they wish. Prices will vary between mods, and some mods can be set to pay-what-you-want, leaving the cost up to the purchaser.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’s Release Date

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’s Release Date

With the Call Of Duty: Blacks Ops 3 world-wide reveal looming on the horizon, it’s no surprise that a bunch of information on Treyarch’s forthcoming game has been trickling out since its initial teaser trailer came out earlier this month. But the biggest news yet is that the actual release date for Black Ops 3 has been leaked prior to the world-wide reveal. Read On