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The Future of Video Gaming January 7, 2010

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This new game system is incredible…hard to believe.

Webseries Wednesday: The Guild November 25, 2009

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Last week we started a new regular feature inspired by the Twitter meme Webseries Wednesday, by posting about the webcomic Unshelved.

This week, we want to share an award-winning live-action webseries, The Guild. Begun in 2007 as an independent sitcom web series about a group of socially awkward (to put it mildly) online gamers, it was financed entirely by fan support. The series stars and is driven by Felicia Day, who played Penny in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, the wildly successful Whedon project of Summer 2008 (she’s on Twitter too). After 2 successful seasons, popularity spread by word of mouth and Dr. Horrible, and the series earned sponsorship by Sprint, and distribution by Microsoft and XBox Live.

Sponsorship has been great for The Guild, in that they have had wider distribution, not to mention the bigger budget. A small downfall of the distribution agreement is that the newest episodes are available first at MSN and XBox Live, and not on the Guild website, where I usually find them.

The Season 3 finale was released just this week, and is available on MSN and XBox Live – but of course, you really should start at the beginning. On the main page, look for the drop-down window that says “Season 3” and select “Season 1.” Click on the first episode and enjoy!

With episodes ranging from 3 to 8 minutes in length, and always ending on a cliff-hanger, I’m confident you’ll be telling yourself, “OK, just one more.”

Books or Games? November 2, 2009

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I have and love my Apple iTouch. I sometimes use it for music, and I sometimes use it for handheld organization (i.e. calendar), but I mostly use it for portable gaming. I know I am not the only one, as the iPhone and iTouch are gaining popularity as portable gaming platforms – and more and more games are being developed. Knowing the rate at which this popularity is growing, makes this news even more interesting: in September, more book-related apps were released than games. I wonder how the number of downloads compare.

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