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Heading to the Playboy mansion for a video game party (no seriously)

By Spencer . June 12, 2007 . 1:35pm

So this has got to be a first (maybe last?)… a video game party at Hef’s house. The Championship Gaming Series is holding a draft pick event there to give the upcoming video game league a little glamor and glitz. Teams are going to be in different regions like New York, Los Angeles and so […]

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$400 million dollars invested to merge games and Hollywood

By Spencer . June 4, 2007 . 1:45pm

Newbie video game studio Brash Entertainment managed to snag US$400 million in funding from a series of equity investors. Brash Entertainment opened their doors in March and it was presumed they would obtain around $150 million in start up capital. Their funds exceed two times the initial estimate and maybe it is due to Brash […]

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Patrick Stewart used to sell Final Fantasy XII

By Spencer . February 15, 2007 . 10:11am

  Square-Enix’s European division chose Professor X actor, Patrick Stewart, to do the voiceover for the UK and Australian Final Fantasy XII TV commercials. David Dyett, the European Marketing Director explains why, “When we first saw the incredible visuals for Final Fantasy XII, we knew we wanted an incredible voice that would match them. As […]

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Kingdom Hearts booze

By Spencer . February 12, 2007 . 2:52pm

  This past weekend I was hanging out at a Kingdom Hearts themed Valentine’s Day party (not Square-Enix sponsored!) and there was “Cloud Strife’s Buster Brose” to drink. The label says “A Scottish SOLDIER tradition” and below it “Made with the finest blend of scotch, oats and Mako energy.” There was also Maleficent Mimosas which […]

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Sega nabs the Aliens license

By Spencer . December 11, 2006 . 2:43pm

Aliens coming back to consoles? The 27 year old franchise is making a return to the video game world thanks to an agreement between Twentieth Century Fox and Sega. A first person shooter is the obvious choice for the license and Sega announced that one is already in the works. The big surprise was one […]

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Pictures of the world’s largest Piñata party in Santa Monica

By Spencer . December 4, 2006 . 11:53am

This past Saturday Microsoft threw a Viva Piñata party at the Santa Monica pier. Before 11AM kids and their parents lined up to watch the ribbon cutting ceremony. Once inside there were craft stations, episodes of Viva Piñata to watch and Xbox 360s running Viva Piñata for kids to play. All of the demo stations […]

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Mario Lopez does the Viva Pinata dance

By Spencer . December 2, 2006 . 7:12pm

From dancing with the stars to dancing with piñatas Saved by the Bell alum, Mario Lopez, steps on stage to do the Viva Piñata dance at the Viva Piñata party earlier this afternoon. See the video below and follow the instructions to learn how to do the Viva Piñata dance too.

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Mario Lopez hosts the Viva Piñata party

By Spencer . November 30, 2006 . 7:38am

Remember the Viva Piñata party Microsoft is throwing this weekend in Santa Monica? They just announced the host and it’s A.C. Slater Mario Lopez. What does the Saved by the Bell alumni have to do with Viva Piñata? Your guess is as good as mine. Maybe he’s going to be teaching the piñata dance to […]

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Los Angeles Nintendo Wii Party

By Spencer . November 20, 2006 . 11:00am

  On Saturday night gamers everywhere were waiting for Wii, things weren’t that much different at the Universal Citywalk except well… Nintendo was hosting the party. At 6PM, two hours before the party started, the line for the Wii wrapped around the Gamestop, snaked around the Café tu Tango up a flight of stairs where […]

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Celebs at the Gears of War party

By Spencer . October 26, 2006 . 3:39pm

Something we missed out on seeing were the celebrities attending the party earlier that night. Apparently Lindsay Lohan, Kevin Federman and Jonathan Davis from Korn were around. We have some celeb pictures, Gamerscoreblog has a bunch more. Who wouldn’t want to see a deathmatch between Lindsay Lohan and Cliffy B?    

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Gears of War and Texas Chainsaw Massacre event

By Spencer . September 29, 2006 . 1:48pm

Screenings for Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning are popping up in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco on October 4 with a surprise after event. Gamers who are there will get a chance to play Gears of War on a big movie sized screen. So if you want to be the first to […]

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Hollywood stars celebrate the DS Lite launch

By Spencer . June 13, 2006 . 6:35am

Nintendo set up a DS lounge at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s Celebrity carnival last Sunday in Los Angeles. The event is held every year where celebrities come by to help raise money for pediatric AIDS research. This year Nintendo teamed up with a couple of celebrities to work at the DS Lite Lounge. […]

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Final Fantasy VII Advent Children US premiere

By Spencer . April 4, 2006 . 4:16am

Last night, at Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, Square-Enix and Sony Pictures premiered the English version of the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. Originally released last year in Japan, this was the first time anyone, even the actors and actresses have seen the full film in English. How did Cloud’s adventure turn out after a […]

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Virtual iam8bit art gallery.

By Spencer . April 20, 2005 . 8:56pm

In downtown Los Angeles Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight hosted a cool video game art gallery. Artists who love games painted murals of Mario, Pac-Man and Mega Man. The whole event was a site to see, but if you missed it you check out our coverage of iam8bit.