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An Interview at PAX East with Writer Erik Wolpaw on Portal 2

An Interview at PAX East with Writer Erik Wolpaw on Portal 2

30th Mar 2011 - As we queued up in the very long line that was clearly marked for Press to obtain our credentials, a variety of activities took place around us -- colleagues from the various media formats tended to seek each other out, you see -- and with lots of bloggers and strictly new media writers in the line chatting with each other, the air arou.. Read More.

The Top Ten Games of PAX East 2011

The Top Ten Games of PAX East 2011

22nd Mar 2011 - The exhibits have all been broken down and shipped back to their respective homes to wait for E3 later this Summer, and here at Gaming Update we are still sifting through the mountain of notes, photos, and contacts that we acquired at the Expo -- though today we have our Top Ten Games of PAX East 2011 ready for you! There were a lot of.. Read More.

Gamers and Game Wizards Open their Wallets for Japan

Gamers and Game Wizards Open their Wallets for Japan

22nd Mar 2011 - It is interesting to note that whenever a natural disaster occurs in the world America and the United Kingdom are almost always the first to respond, offering aid and comfort, and saving lives. The International Red Cross is almost always the point-agency with relief efforts, because it is what they do, and they are very good at it -- .. Read More.

After Action Report: The Cultural Event Called PAX East

After Action Report: The Cultural Event Called PAX East

16th Mar 2011 - For the vast majority of gamers the idea of attending PAX East was one of games, games, some games, and then there are the games. Oh, and did I mention the games? The amazing thing for most of the folks who attended was that after they got over the initial mind-numbing Cornucopia O' Gaming Plenty and saw enough to quench their thirs.. Read More.

WWE All Stars Match Types

WWE All Stars Match Types

15th Mar 2011 - With the demo still over a week away and the full release due at the end of March/start of April (depending on your location), now is probably a good time to start to get excited about this game. To help you get the adrenalin pumping here is some information on match types with accompanying screenshots and a video. Match Types Video .. Read More.

An Interview with Olivier 'Nosebone' Leonardi, Art Director of Brink

An Interview with Olivier 'Nosebone' Leonardi, Art Director of Brink

15th Mar 2011 - Within the maelstrom and the fury of sound and the crush of bodies at PAX East, Gaming Update managed to sit down with Splash Damage's Olivier Leonardi -- Nosebone to his mates -- the Art Director who oversaw the development of the upcoming FPS Parkour-laced adventure video game Brink . Olivier is proof that often you cannot tell by ap.. Read More.

PAX East Atmosphere III -- Booth Babes!

PAX East Atmosphere III -- Booth Babes!

13th Mar 2011 - There are a lot of definitions of what a booth babe is -- generally they are defined as a promotional model hired to staff the booth of an exhibitor, pass out promotional materials, present a pleasing image, drive consumer demand for a product, service, brand, or concept by directly interacting with potential consumers, and in the case .. Read More.

PAX East Atmosphere II -- Day of the Characters

PAX East Atmosphere II -- Day of the Characters

13th Mar 2011 - Gabe and Tycho wear many hats -- comic stars, video game stars, official hosts of PAX Prime and PAX East, and the ambassadors of gaming from tabletop, video games, card games, dice and pencil -- hell, there is not a game that they won't play! That being the case -- they get top honors as the Characters of the Day! The name 'PAX Eas.. Read More.

Life at PAX East -- a Day Two Perspective

Life at PAX East -- a Day Two Perspective

13th Mar 2011 - Like that new car smell, or the comfortable confidence that comes with getting used to a new neighborhood, the comfort level at PAX is growing, as is the sense of community that inspires attendees to hold events that rival those of the host and exhibitors -- but more on that last in a bit. The wide aisles are packed with the faithful, .. Read More.

A Pilgrimage to NYC for the Pokemon Black & White Launch Event

A Pilgrimage to NYC for the Pokemon Black & White Launch Event

7th Mar 2011 - The word 'Pilgrimage' is often defined as a journey -- especially a long one -- made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion, but it also means any long journey undertaken as a quest to pay homage to a symbol or a location, and it is the latter rather than the former that applies to this article, though after this weekend I.. Read More.

Farmville Strategy Series: Just the Basics

Farmville Strategy Series: Just the Basics

22nd Feb 2011 - According to the most recent statistics, on an average day between 30 and 50 million people spend time tending to their farm in the Facebook game Farmville -- a web-based game that features about what you would expect from a game that loosely simulates farming. The secret to the incredible success of the game has a lot to do with insta.. Read More.

Mindjack gets DLC with More Coming Soon

Mindjack gets DLC with More Coming Soon

16th Feb 2011 - New downloadable content is available for Mindjack -- Square's Third-Person Shooter that takes place in A.D. 2031, when the world's governments are in decline and new corrupt organizations are rising. The plot revolves around a rogue team of agents, subterfuge, audacity, and the player "hacking" into and controlling their enemies, vehic.. Read More.

Top 50 Video Game Characters according to Guinness World Records

Top 50 Video Game Characters according to Guinness World Records

16th Feb 2011 - In the realm of information verification there are easy to follow stages that we all go through -- as children we accept the word of our Mom when it comes to establishing the veracity of a claim -- your older brother tells you that if you get hit on the back while making a face you will be stuck with that face for the rest of your life,.. Read More.

The Truth About Bulletstorm

The Truth About Bulletstorm

9th Feb 2011 - Unless you intentionally avoid gaming news, you know that Cable News Network and Arbiter of all things Right-Wing FOX News (or Weasel News if you are a GTA Fan) staff writer John Brandon cut loose with a scathing review of the upcoming Electronic Arts FPS title Bulletstorm on the network's web site yesterday, with the headline asking th.. Read More.

IOS and Smartphones: The Newest Threat to Portable Gaming?

IOS and Smartphones: The Newest Threat to Portable Gaming?

9th Feb 2011 - First it was Capcom Interactive's president and COO Midoori Yuasa's declaration that hand-held console gaming was dead (Capcom Announces 3DS Lineup Despite Opinion Portable Gaming Dead, 20 Jan 2011 Gaming Update), and her claim that current trends showed that gamers were abandoning the traditional hand-held consoles and PC gaming for .. Read More.

Bans Impacting the Used Console Market

Bans Impacting the Used Console Market

29th Jan 2011 - The Gamer Card of XBox Live's Major Nelson depicts the recent redesign of the card that is the literal "ID" for gamers on the service. Permanent loss of your Gamer Card is just one bad punishment -- the permanent ban of your game console a much worse punishment that is all too frequently less uncommon these days. Microsoft rece.. Read More.

Gamer Focus: Remember Microsoft's Game Room?

Gamer Focus: Remember Microsoft's Game Room?

27th Jan 2011 - Do you remember Microsoft's free Game Room App? Did you install it? When did you last download a Pack or play in it? This week's Gamer Focus is all about Microsoft Game Room, so grab your preferred beverage, tuck into a snack, and spend a few mo's reading on! We're going to explore the app, its issues, and revisit it with a fresh ey.. Read More.

The Impact of the CES Gaming Zone

The Impact of the CES Gaming Zone

9th Jan 2011 - In a few hours the doors will open for the final day of the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, and industry insiders, buyers for retail corporations, exhibitors, clever folks who are not really connected to the industry at all but know what to put on the application to score a ticket, and a wide variety of news media from bloggers to tradi.. Read More.

Fallout New Vegas DLC Mysteries: Update

Fallout New Vegas DLC Mysteries: Update

30th Dec 2010 - At least 5 but possibly 8 DLC Expansions Planned Speculation and Rumor run rampant on the subject of DLC for the recently released next entry in the Fallout Series, Fallout: New Vegas. With the retail game now firmly in player hands, attention turns to the upcoming planned DLC, about which very little information has been availabl.. Read More.

Pokemon Black & White topple Xfer Fears

Pokemon Black & White topple Xfer Fears

30th Dec 2010 - Black & White feature unique Legendary Pokemon which are sure to make gamers want to own both games -- pictured here is Legendary Pokemon Zekrom, found in Pokemon Black! Game Freak Moves to Assure Players Transfer a Feature Built-in to New Games Despite the fact that it is currently on its 5th Generation, whenever a new gener.. Read More.