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Pixelated Geek at the MCM London Expo

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Tomorrow yours truly, representing Pixelated Geek, will be present and reporting from the October 2009 MCM London Expo.

On the agenda for the show is:

For Halo fans we also have a treat for you with the full size Halo M12 ‘Warthog’ LRV, which is to be used in the upcoming Halo fan-flick Operation Chastity making an appearance.

Of course they’ll also be a load of cosplay on show, so we’ll have the best, the worst and the down right strange on show for you.

For more on the MCM London Expo, check out their website here.

Tritton AX 720 Headset Review

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With great power comes great responsibility, or in my case with gaming comes loud flipping noises!!! Currently I’m running a 7.1 Surround Sound System and according to the Wife it can be heard throughout the house. It was especially loud when I went through my Modern Warfare phase. Sense then I’ve always kept an eye out for the perfect Headset. I was fortunate enough to receive a review copy of the Tritton AX 720 headset. I’ve been familiar with Tritton sense E3 and have always kept an eye out on their new Gaming Headsets. I came across the AX 720 at my local Best Buy. How does this headset hold up compared to a 7.1 Surround Sound System??

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iPhone App Review: Star Defence

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Tower defence games are a thriving genera on the iPhone with many, many games, some good, some great and some just plain bad. Today were going to be taking a look at one of the better TD games, Star Defence from ngmoco.

StarDefenceStar Defence follows the usual tower defence premise: bad guys, aliens in this case, invade and it’s your job to stop them dead in their tracks. The stand out feature for Star Defence has to be it’s 3D rotating worlds that you fight on. Instead of a field arena, you get small planets on which the path of the enemy is fixed. This takes some getting used to at first, especially if you’re used to the classic kind of playing field provided by the excellent Fieldrunners, but it’s well worth the effort. The graphics provided in Star Defence are really quite good and look akin to the graphics provided by Command and Conquer Generals, allowing you to zoom right in on the action for close ups with the units which are all pretty well animated. Read On

Command and Conquer Red Alert coming to an iPhone near you!

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I’m a massive fan of the Command and Conquer series and have played every one of them since the initial iconic Command and Conquer. So I was pretty giddy when I heard the news that EA is bringing the Red Alert RTS universe to the iPhone with Command and Conquer Red Alert for iPhone and iPod touch. All the best bits of the franchise seem to be there, with combat between Allied and the Soviets taking centre stage. From what I can tell the mechanics of the RTS action on the small screen have been well worked out, including base building and R&D elements that help you upgrade your weaponry. But enough jabbering, we’ll get a review out to you as soon as possible, but in the mean time hit the jump for some tasty screenies. Read On

Need for Speed Shift – Xbox 360 Review

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The Need for Speed series has been around for quite sometime. Sense the debut of the Next Gen Consoles Need for Speed has done quite a change up from it’s usual offerings. I was fortunate enough to get a review copy of the Need for Speed Shift. While I’m not a hardcore racing enthusiast after seeing Shift at E3 I was a bit curious. So how does Shift hold up in the Next Gen Racing department?? Well buckle up and get ready for a high speed and unbiased review.
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Review Halo 3: ODST – Xbox 360

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Halo 1 showed us what the genre FPS was turning into. Halo 2 showed us what Multiplayer was all about. Halo 3 showed us that people will shell out enough money for anything. Including a Helmet that won’t even fit a cat. Alright so the Multiplayer, Theater and Forge were pretty neat and very revolutionary. Then there is this new comer. Halo 3: ODST. What does this game bring to the beloved franchise?

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Things to Look Forward to Sept 28th – Oct 2nd : The Awesome Edition

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This weeks release list is just plain Awesome!!! Starting with How I met your Mother Season 4!!! Followed closely by the Goblin King himself Jareth with the release of Labyrinth on Blu Ray. In terms of gaming we have 2 great titles Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 for the PS3 (click here my review) and Kingdom Hearts making it’s way on the DS. Much like before see something I miss drop a comment.

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Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 – PS3 Review

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In a strange sort of masochistic way I’ve always enjoyed the Ninja Gaiden Series. Masochistic in the sense that the game was just so damn unforgiving. Having already played through Ninja Gaiden 2 on the 360 I had a pretty descent idea of what was in store for me. Though it seems that Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 is a bit different. How does this edition hold up to the already established series.

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PAX 2009 – Shank

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Shank_full_logoTechnology has come a long way in terms of graphics. So far, in fact, that we sometimes lose sight of how awesome traditional, hand-drawn animation can be. Think about it, the best Disney films these days are CGI films from Pixar, with most of the traditional hand-drawn stuff being straight-to-DVD crap. The last feature-length traditionally animated feature I saw hit theaters was Ponyo, which was an imported feature from Japan. So you can see why I enjoy seeing traditional hand-drawn animation making a comeback. However, it seems to be popping up where I least expected: video games.

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