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October 2
2013

Bring out your couture with Girls’ Fashion Shoot

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Last Wednesday, I celebrated my 30th birthday (yay!). And what better way to celebrate than to take the day off of my day job to go shopping, relax in the park and preview a game! Rising Star Games was in San Francisco showing off some of their upcoming games and one that I was particularly interested in checking out was Girls Fashion Shoot for the Nintendo 3DS. With the title and gameplay clearly marketed towards female gamers, it easy to see why it was might be passed up. Eric Paterson of EGM even chose this game as his “Underappreciated Pick of the Show” at E3. However, that wasn’t going to stop me from letting my inner fashionista out, and it shouldn’t stop you either. Read on to learn more about this fun and creative game!

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October 1
2013

Pokémania Hits NYC!

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If you’re a huge Pokémon fan, then you’re probably super-excited about the worldwide release of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y on October 12. But if you just so happen to be a Pokémon fan in the New York City area, and are dedicated/crazy enough, you might be interested to know that there’s going to be a massive launch event the night before at the Nintendo World Store in Rockefeller Center!

That’s right, on October 11, from 8pm to 1am, there’s going to be a madhouse of Pokéfans surrounding the store. And I do mean surrounding, because that’s where they stretch the line. All the way around the block. Seriously, you should see the video of the line for Pokémon Black and White… oh wait, you can! I took a video of it for you that day!

The game will go on sale at midnight, but during the rest of the hours, there will be kiosks featuring the game (in case you didn’t already know you wanted it, you can demo it, I suppose), a DJ spinning tunes, Pokémon trivia, giveaways, and a costume showcase, so dress up as your favorite Pokécharacters! Naturally, Pikachu himself will be on hand for photo ops.

Of course, this is the same weekend as New York Comic Con, but I have no doubt some Pokémon faithful will already be in line the day before. Especially those without NYCC tickets! As for me, I’m still working out my full schedule for the con, but I should be able to get there before midnight so I’ll have pictures and footage of the chaos to share with you all!

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September 30
2013

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #140

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I’m still enjoying replaying Wind Waker HD (it helps that my memory is so bad that I don’t remember all the little bits and pieces of the game I played so long ago), especially since I can play it without hogging the TV from my husband. Nintendo’s Off-TV play works a lot better than my attempt to use connect my Vita with my PS3 for remote play! Also, I have a bit of a dilemma with two big 3DS titles releasing within a couple weeks! What to do?

Make the jump for this week’s vidcast and help me out!

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September 27
2013

Toronto Gaymers present CLASH Fall 2013

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As the resident fighting game expert on GayGamer, I love whenever there are fighting game tournaments to watch and attend. However, it’s no secret that the existing fighting game community can be a little intimidating. Toronto Gaymers is a group that hopes to help change that by running their own LGBT-friendly fighting game tourney, the upcoming CLASH Fall 2013.

This Saturday, September 28th, at A&C World in Toronto, the gay friendly fighting game tournament will let you compete in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade EditionUltimate Marvel vs Capcom 3Injustice: Gods Among Us or Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3. There are many prizes that range from $100 in cash to swag from Namco Bandai, who is helping sponsor the event.

And in case you don’t live near Toronto, you can always check out the matches courtesy of A&C Games on their Twitch stream, with matches starting at 1 pm and finals at 6 pm (local Toronto time). All the information such as where to register and complete list of prizes and rules can be found on their facebook page here. I hope you guys can check out the stream and good luck to all competitors!

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2013

On Bill: An Interview with Neil Druckmann of Naughty Dog

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We all know that LGBT characters in video games are rare, at best. The Last of Us stands out for having a somewhat major gay character in its story, one who isn’t a villain and who doesn’t die. That’s pretty big. After I played through the game, I had the opportunity to chat with Neil Druckmann, Creative Director at Naughty Dog. We spoke about Bill, the decision to make him a gay character, what it means for developers to write gay characters and women into games now, and what may happen to those characters in the future.

[Warning: Some spoilers for The Last of Us to follow]

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2013

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

Well, it’s a shorter entry than usual this week, but don’t let that trick you into thinking nothing actually happened. What this week lacked in quantity, it made up for in quality. Meaning, big doin’s! Well, except for the letter I got from my mother. That wasn’t really that important. All she said was: “I saw your room on display! You’ve got good interior-design sense, just like your mom. Try this out. – Mom” And she included a minimalist sofa. Why? That doesn’t go with any of my rooms! It’s like she’s not paying attention at all!

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September 25
2013

Choose Spikes Or Spandex In The PS3 Batman: Arkham Origins

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If you’re like me and own multiple consoles on which you play your games, you might sometimes encounter the occasional multiplatform title where you find yourself wondering which version to get. Sometimes one system will have better graphics, or maybe one has bonus features the other doesn’t. Well, in the case of the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins, Sony has snagged a pretty nifty exclusive bonus.

The PlayStation 3 version of the game will include two additional skins for the Dark Knight: Knightfall Batman and Classic TV Series Batman. The Knightfall Pack also includes three additional Combat Maps and two bonus Predator Maps.

The Knightfall costume is kind of awesome with its ’90s-style spikes and extraneous belt pouches (on the thigh?), but it’s the Classic TV Series Batman that gave me pause. The costume looks amazing, but as you’ll see in the trailer below, it doesn’t exactly fit in the grim and gritty world of the Arkham games. The Knightfall costume doesn’t look nearly as out of place. Although it did set me to dreaming of an awesome Classic TV Series Batman game where everything would be all colorful and pop art with fight scenes full of sound effects bursting out of the screen… Now that’s a Batman game I’d love to play!