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April 1
2014

This Garrus Vakarian Body Pillow May Be the Cruelest April Fools Prank of All

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: We love Garrus Vakarian. I’m still very upset that while Mass Effect 3 went and included male same-sex relationship options for its last go around, everybody’s favorite Turian calibrator was not one of those options. There’s just something about that voice and his cool, collected demeanor that can’t be denied. I don’t even care if he doesn’t have the kind of anatomy I’m used to, as so much fan-porn would erroneously suggest.

Which is why when the BioWare store offered up this Garrus Vakarian body pillow I immediately reached for my….wallet. Of course had I bothered to check a calendar I would have known better than to get my hopes up; it is April Fools Day.

And now I go cry.

Maybe if we’re all really nice to BioWare (and stop complaining about the way ME3 ended) they’ll thrown us this bone…er, cloaca?

 

 

 

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March 31
2014

Wootini’s Weekly Video Podcast #166

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I’m still finding Disney Magical World strangely addictive, and I’m very close to finishing Professor Layton, but the big news is that I finally but a stake in Fable III. What did I think of it in the end? And what surprising game did I pick up next? Make the jump and watch this week’s vidcast to find out!

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March 28
2014

The Nintendo 2DS, Now in Peach Pink!

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[Update: Turns out the fancy white and gold Disney Magical World 3DS XL will be coming to the US after all, exclusively at Walmart. Original article is as follows:]

Nintendo loves to make special edition handhelds as special treats for their dedicated fans. There’s the Pikachu one, the Animal Crossing one, the Pokemon XY ones, and the Luigi one. Oh and that Zelda one. There’s also all the ones that only ever got released in Japan because….Nintendo. (One day Tony Tony Chopper-3DS, one day)

Today they’ve announced the first ever special edition of the Nintendo 2DS to celebrate the release of Disney Magical World. And it’s pink!

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2014

Yasss, Jotaro Kujo. Yasss! You Look So Good!

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The style blogs are still buzzing with tidbits of Fashion Week news. Awards and recognition go out to pop starlets like Rihanna decked out in “Chanel, Lanvin, Christian Dior, Comme des Garçons, Jean Paul Gaultier, Givenchy and Stella McCartney.” And yet, what is the last word on Spring style for gamers?

Stash away your graphic tees! Stow away your Adventure Time hoodies! Your Tokidoki tattoos need not apply. Spring 2014 belongs to Swarovksi Elements Crystals. All the runway models in Paris and Milan must bow to the triumphant UK homecoming of Jotaro Kujo of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle.

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2014

Creator Michael Patrick on Ultimate Gay Fighter

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The trailer for Ultimate Gay Fighter was built to court gamer ire from its premiere onward.

The upcoming mobile 2D fighter from Handsome Woman Productions (under a publishing partnership with Bearded Man Studios) turned heads and busted keyboards with its roster of gay cliches and rough alpha appearance. GayGamer’s own Christian took a look at the roster and rated the cast from good to bad to WTF. As the months went on, the bile for this hopeful satire has only risen. We recently had a chance to send a few questions to Michael Patrick, project lead on UGF, on what drove him to raise such an overt middle finger to the status quo of the  fighting game community.

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2014

Wootini’s Weekly Animal Crossing Diary

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Dear Diary,

Finally a quiet week with no major drama. Oh, I mean, that’s not to say that nobody tried moving or anything. Because they always do. I also got another weird letter from my mom that read: “Dear Chris, I’ve been focusing on my posture and trying to look more elegant. But your dad makes silly faces, and I get the giggles. Eat healthy snacks! – Mom” And she included an orange, which is quite healthy. But I don’t know what eating healthy has to do with elegant posture. Or my dad thwarting mom’s efforts to be elegant.

But it was a nice and sedate week with no big events so I was finally able to clean up the town a bit. I’ve been neglecting my mayoral duties for too long, now. Read on and I’ll explain.

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March 27
2014

Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus: Yes, but are they sexy?

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Oculus Rift Dev Kit 2 and Project Morpheus, impressive devices for an emerging medium, but would you wear them?
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Long before Buddy Cole went undercover as a Canadian on the Colbert Report, he delivered sermons from an eponymous gay bar. Portrayed by Scott Thompson on The Kids In The Hall over 20 years ago, Buddy purred and mused over how virtual reality would be integrated in our lives. VR to him had very much the same effect as sitting too close to the television. “But then,” Buddy cautioned us, “there’s no hat.” He smiled and stroked a black and silver sequined helmet with a matching glove.

Flash-forward to this past week and the newfound competition between Sony and Oculus VR, we now have a glimpse of the future of gaming (and a whole lot of other stuff, too). Both Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus are headsets sans the traditional haptic gloves of the VR pioneer Jaron Lanier days. Both promise content in an emerging medium that’s 30 years in the making. But, would you be caught dead in them?

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