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On the Next Game Show LIVE!

Epic Zelda Violin Girl and America’s Got Talent star Lindsey Stirling will be joining us on the next Game Show! Come and listen LIVE here at padinga.com on Monday, February 20, at 10pm Eastern, 7pm Pacific! Link-tastic!

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March is the New November

      Ok, what the hell, Games Industry? I just survived one November, BARELY. I don’t need another one so soon. November is traditionally the big release month for the Games Industry, with October serving as a close second, but this year, it looks like Spring is getting its own November. The month of [...]

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Eight Hours In: Reckoning

        So here we are folks. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning has been out for about a week now, and it has already occupied a strange little space in my heart. Personally, I’ve been looking forward to it since before it was even announced; Curt Schilling had announced his Amalur world previously, when [...]

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Free Ideas: The Wee Free Men

      Here you go, Games Industry. Here comes another Free Idea. You’re welcome. Over the weekend, I finished reading an amazing book by my favorite author, Sir Terry Pratchett. It’s called The Wee Free Men, and though it’s targeted towards 7-11 year-olds, it’s one of those things that are made for kids but [...]

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The Game Show… Not so Live!

Due to illness, this week’s Game Show is sadly canceled. We’ll be back next week!

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7 Predictions for the Next Xbox

        Alright bear with me one second here… Just let me put on my flak jacket… get my riot armor on… aaaand set up the barricades. Okay, ready to go! Phew, last time I made predictions, I not only whacked the metaphorical hornets’ nest, I treated it like an outpatient piñata. Or [...]

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11 Predictions for the PS4

Well folks, the new year is upon us, and for us here at Padinga, that means one thing… getting our Video Game P&P* License re-certified. (*Press and Punditry; and no, there really isn’t such a thing. It’s called satire.) So to prove ourselves as official Pundits At Large, I give you… Our Official Predictions for [...]

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The Game Show Live!… Delayed!

AARRGGHH! How’s my pirate imitation? No? Well anyway, we’ve had to delay The Game Show AGAIN. Look for us next week at the normal time. Sorry folks!

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Have Yourself a Merry Gaming Christmas

A Merry Christmas to all you Padingans out there! Wait, what’s that I hear? The wailing of souls and the gnashing of teeth? Could that be… Little Johnny got PokePark from his Grammy even though he’s 15 years old? Jenny asked for Halo and got Barbie Pet Grooming Adventure? Is this the sound of gamers [...]

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The 1st Annual Spike VGAs Trailer Awards

    Over the weekend, Spike’s VGAs (or Video Game Awards) have come and gone. I’m not certain who appointed the network responsible for giving us Striperella and The Joe Schmo Show as the Academy of Video Games, but it is what it is. Despite its disastrous beginnings in 2003 (to give you some indication, [...]

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First Impressions: Assassin’s Creed Recollection

There’s a new Assassin’s Creed game out, one that revitalizes its genre and gives life to its platform. No, I’m not talking about Revelations, despite the fact that it has many letters in common (a fact which surely must be intentional). This is Assassin’s Creed Recollection; it’s an exclusive for the iPad, and it’s a… [...]

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9 Things You Need to Know about Star Wars: The Old Republic

        The NDA is lifted. The betas have come and (are almost) gone. Star Wars: The Old Republic is one of the top talks of the industry, despite other AAA releases, not to mention the fact that it’s not even out yet. We here at Padinga have been playing the beta with [...]

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Why I About-Faced on Skyward Sword

      Up until yesterday, I was not a fan of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, to say the least. I felt upset and betrayed from my experience playing the game at E3, and it was one of my biggest disappointments of the entire show. I felt for certain that it was going [...]

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Welcome to ANOTHER DIMENSION

      The image above is from today’s released weekly ad for GameStop. Never mind the nonsensical misspelled caption hanging below the image on the right side. See, here’s my concern. As far as I’m concerned, THIS AD MUST COME FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION, BECAUSE THERE IS NO REALITY I AM AWARE OF IN WHICH [...]

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Eight Hours In: Skyrim

        We in the gaming community are well-versed by now when it comes to the propaganda infection of “game hype”. We’ve seen it before, and we’ll see it again; the marketing and media machine stir up excitement and fervor, like a beef stew being cooked in a Crock Pot, filling the house [...]

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Free Ideas: A Whole New Heist

    Here you go, Games Industry. Here’s a free idea. YOU’RE WELCOME. Over the weekend, a group of professional thieves “liberated” a shipment in France using timed automobile collision, knives and tear gas. The cargo? Reportedly, 6000 copies of Modern Warfare 3, estimated as having a total value of over €400,000. What a world, [...]

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The True Horror of Modern Gaming

      You know, we could be like every other gaming site and post things about horror games on Halloween. The fact is, however, that there is a true horror out there, one that permeates the gaming industry and is slowly KILLING YOU. Ok, so by “killing you”, I mean killing a few of [...]

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New Skyrim Live Action Trailer Released… Wait, Live Action? Lame!

This post is restricted, and may contain content inapropriate for minors. Please insert your age. January February March April May June July August September October November December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 [...]

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Next Best Thing to WoW is Now On Sale, Limited Time Only!

      What’s the matter, friend? That same old WoW game got you down? Tired of running around Azeroth again and again? Got nothing better to play online until December? What’s an online gamer to do?! Well fret no more, dear gamer! Now, there’s Rift! What’s Rift, you ask? Well, it tastes like WoW, [...]

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Capcom Hints at Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 DLC???

    Capcom has released a new set of videos showing gameplay of two more confirmed characters for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Phoenix Wright and Nova. In one video, the characters are fighting against a background that is obviously made to resemble the “imperfect” future shown in many X-Men comics, where Sentinels are hunting [...]

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