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Some Gaming Memorabilia I have bought

This is a bit of a random one. I’ve previously talked about Artbooks that you need in your life so thought today I’d just talk about some game collectibles I own/have boguht for someone else because that kind of thing needs reviewing.

A shout out to Fangamer as they are the ones who stock a lot of cool things. Their customer service is ace and they send you cool treats in with your swag (last time someone sent me a cool picture of Strago from FFVI!! I was well chuffed!)

Read on if you actually care what I own.

Battle on the Big Bridge’s Score looks like a Big Bridge

Quickie since I missed Saturday’s update.

I found this:

Battle on the Big Bridge Score

I think it’s the score to Final Fantasy V’s Battle on the Big Bridge:

All I can tell is it says “Final Fantasy V” and… it kind of looks like a big bridge. I don’t have a source I’m afraid :(

Bay Bridge a.m.

That’s all. Here’s a picture of Gilgamesh:

Gilgamesh FFV Excalipoor this is far from the strongest of Swords

And another because why not:

Gilgamesh morphin time

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How the internet changed the bingo gaming arena?

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Online gaming!

Internet has changed a lot of things around us in so many different ways. Today the way we consume the electronic media has undergone a massive makeover. Online gaming and social interaction have become a part of our lives. Furthermore, with the invention of mobile devices and smartphones, internet consumption has increased even more. Admist all these changes, how can a popular game like bingo be left behind?

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Have we moved away from gaming stereotypes?

An interesting post about stereotypes in Games and #Gamergate by a reader.

With the recent news of Gamergate taking over social media campaigns left, right and centre, the issue of the stereotypical ‘gamer’ has come to light to viewers around the world.

If you hadn’t heard of it, the widely used hashtag originated as a means to talk about ethics in gaming journalism, but has since become the symbol of campaigners who want to highlight the issue of women and minorities in gaming.

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Things I Learned About Getting Fit…From That “Unlikeliest” of Sources, Video Games

Here’s another guest post by my girlfriend who previously wrote a really detailed review of the Bit Trip Saga. Enjoy!

I’m going to preface this with a little explanation; when I was in high school, I was that kid in the PE class who, upon hearing the words “It’s summer! It’s Athletics Term! Today we’re doing 1600 metres!” would curl internally into a little ball and cry the whole way around the track, probably not completing the circuit before the hour long lesson was up. Seven years later, I just completed my first 5k (on the treadmill, at least), and now next June I’m hoping to complete a 5K Race for Life. So how did that despairing, super unfit girl from high school, who then did no more exercise than walking to work for five years, finally get the motivation to get going to the gym properly?
Video games.

…I’ll explain, don’t go away rolling your eyes just yet.

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12+ Cool looking monsters from video games

OK, remember I did a few posts a while ago on hot video game men and sexy video games ladies as well as my favourite androgynous characters?

Well, this is similar, but it covers quite different subject matter: video game monsters. I love a good monster design and games with lots of cool monsters make me happen.

Here goes – Comment to add your own!

In no particular order…

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Real Life Skills People Can Learn from Video Games

Here’s a great post by my friend Jane in California that includes a funny story about looking for a job and Warcraft. I totally agree with this post – real world skills definitely do come from playing games!

A few years ago, one of my friends was unemployed and looking for a job. Out of desperation he asked me to take a look at his CV and cover letter to see if there might be anything in there turning off prospective employers.

There it was.

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Popular Games Inspire Copy-Cat Versions

A while ago I was talking about addicting browser games that you shouldn’t play and I got into a discussion with a friend of mine that most of the really addicting games these games are rips of other games. I said “wanna say that to an audience” and she agreed.

For every popular game there are dozens if not hundreds of copycats. The industry is rife with clones that are just different enough to remain competitive; in fact, some of these clones even become more popular than the original games. Here are just a few of the more recent games that inspired a plethora of duplicates.

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Top 5 retro casino games

I was chatting to one of my mates about how he never made it past the Casino Night Zone in Sonic 2. It’s one of my faves. We got chatting about other classic casino based games and after enough poking he wrote this post for me.

The humble video game of today is changing – for every brand spanking new high definition multiplayer role playing game that lands in our lap, there’s an older game that reaches cult status. From Pacman to Asteroids, retro games are making a bigger comeback than ever across a plethora of genres.

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Win a copy of Sniper Elite 3 on PS4 or Xbox One

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!

Hi friends! Exciting news! I am hosting a giveaway!

The Prize:

Sniper Elite III XBOXONE Cover

Two winners could win 1 Copy of Sniper Elite III on PS4 or Xbox One!

(If you win, you get to choose which console you’d like it for)

About Sniper Elite III

To celebrate the release of the highly anticipated strategic shooter game Sniper Elite 3, we’re giving away two download copies of the game on PS4 and Xbox One, putting the player in the centre of the action in World War 2’s North African Campaign!

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Closing Date: 15th July 2014 (midnight)