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Video Games Live to Perform at the Irvine, California next week

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Video Games Live have just announced over thirty more tour dates spanning several countries, including the United States, Mexico, China, Brazil, and more. They also promise “big surprises,” which should be exciting for anyone going to any of the shows.

Do you want to hear your favorite game music performed live? Here’s your chance! In a unique and special summer event, Pacific Symphony presents “Video Games Live,” a concert celebrating the exciting collaborations of music, art and interactive technology that make up the video game industry. For the first time ever, Video Games Live will be performing in sunny OrangeCounty in the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California—July 17.

Created and produced by industry veteran video game composer Tommy Tallarico; Pacific Symphony performs along with exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, special fx, solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience

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Special events surround the show, including a pre- and post-show festival. Guests will enjoy interactive game demos, prizes, a costume contest, game competitions and the very popular meet-and-greet with top game composers and designers.

Tickets go on sale to the public Sunday, June 2, and as a part of the Blizzard community, you can get a 20% discount on your purchase by using the promo code “Blizzard”. Purchase your tickets today and don’t miss out on the chance to hear all of your favorite video game music played live! For more information about game you can visit the official site.

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Blizzard Entertainment will participate in Gamescom at the end of August 2013

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Blizzard has just issued a proclamation declaring Blizzard Entertainment will participate in this year Gamescom, Gamescom is one of  the world’s biggest professional game trade show, Gamescom ,TGS, ChinaJoy, E3  are the four largest game show in the world .

Yesterday Morning Blizzard Europe Blog Announcement:

Blizzard Entertainment will be at gamescom 2013, the world’s biggest games convention, taking place August 21-25. Join us there for the latest news on our games, great entertainment, and fantastic competitions with great prizes!

We’ll be at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany to meet players from across Europe and the world and give everyone a chance to play our latest games. All kinds of entertainment will also be on offer to visitors to the Blizzard booth (B40 in Hall 7): show matches, live music, quizzes, competitions and much more.

You can find out more about this incredible games show, including how to attend, here.

Making a welcome return to gamescom will be our celebrated costume and dance contests. Always wanted to appear on stage as a witch doctor, a pandaren monk, or a Protoss Zealot? Or are you brave enough to show off your goblin, night elf or tauren dance moves? This is your big chance! In the coming days we’ll have signups ready so you can reserve your place in the contests, but for now you can already start stitching, welding and practicing.

Stand by for more contest information, prizes, a full schedule, and details on what you can play, see and watch with Blizzard at gamescom 2013! For more information about online game  you can visit the official site.

 

What do you think of the Marriage in Game

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If you’re single in real life, have you ever thought of getting married in games? In-game marriages are largely a thing of the past. Outside of outliers like RIFT, MapleStory and Final Fantasy XIV, most games don’t and won’t feature the option to tie the knot inside your game of choice. Which might be seen as a bit sad, but it also raises the question of whether or not you’d use the feature even if it were available.

Maybe you enjoy roleplaying, maybe you want to have a tongue-in-cheek ceremony, or maybe you play with your spouse and want to be married on multiple levels. Or maybe you think the idea of being pretend married in a pretend game is kind of hopelessly silly to begin with. So today we ask — if you had the option of getting married in your game of choice, would you take advantage of it?

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As to the ingame marriage, nowadays in video games, the marriage system has become more and more popular. and we can see it in most RPG games. Sometimes, the ingame couples may even become the real couples. However, if you’ve already married in real life, will you still pretend to be single and marry with someone else in games? Do you think it’s a kind of cheating?

In some players’ opinion, the ingame marriage is just for fun, it won’t cause any problem in real life. Any way, you even don’t know whether your ingame wife is female or male. And compared to the real marriage, the ingame marriage is low-risk, it’s just a kind of relaxation.

On the other hand, can you accept your couple married in game with someone else? If not, what will you do then? Uninstall his/her game client? Delete his/her account, or just turn a blind eye? And in my opinion, the best way to avoid this problem is to marry with your real couple in game. For more information about game you can visit the official site.

No appointment May 29 rush to purchase limited edition World of WarCraft Mahjong Set

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Mahjong is one of China’s oldest tabletop games around. The emergence of the current form of Chinese mahjong dates back to XIX century. Chinese Mahjong remains today a popular game in China and other countries.

So you really wanted a limited edition WoW?  Don’t worry welfare is coming .NetEase, World of WarCraft’s China operator has just started pre-order sale. NetEase Blizzard around the mall will be at 19:00 and 21:00 on May 29 two open time .Limited Quantities Available.

According to NetEase’s homepage, there will only be 1000 of these special Mahjong sets available world-wide. No clue what that means for western players, but so far, the set’s only appeared to be for China. Each set will cost 1288 RMB, or about $209.

The set is a fully playable Mahjong set, tiles, table mats, dividers, chips and all. Everything is decorated with WoW-esque decals, and a table mat that features in game maps. The whole set comes in a nifty wooden case.

So far, many online commenters have questioned the pricing of the set, saying it’s too expensive. Other comments were more about its availability; they were concerned that if the set was truly a limited edition for the whole world, there would be too few to go around. One Chinese gamer asked if “foreigners play mahjong at all.”

The game can be played either for sport or for money. Despite the ban on gambling in China, Mahjong is still played for money in various locations across the country. It’d be interesting to see if anyone actually uses the WoW set to play Mahjong.If you are looking for a full guide on all professions and a complete leveling guide for WOW then check out

Top 10 best Movies of All Time suitable for MMO fans

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Every year thousands of new movies are released, old favourites are replayed, obscure indies capture our hearts, movies that we once knew are updated until they’re unrecognisable. We’re fickle but we believe Classics never go out of style. MMOs haven’t quite gotten popular enough to spawn their own sub-genre of films, apart from the odd fan project or the long-rumored World of Warcraft flick. That doesn’t mean that we’re lacking good movie role models for our hobby, however. I think that there are plenty of films that are perfectly suited for the MMO fan, even if they’ve never been thought of as such.

So here are 10 films that speak to us as gamers. To make things interesting, I excluded any movie that shares the same IP as an MMO. Read this list and let me know what you would pick!

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1. Tron Legacy

Tron Legacy and its forefather Tron are good-looking if somewhat below-average films that explore a secret world that lives inside computers. Hey, this started back in 1982 when computers were barely understood by the public, so for all anyone knew, little people could have actually formed a society inside the gigantic metal boxes that perched on our desks.

2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

You might be thinking that I picked this film because of how prevalent Asian MMOs are in the genre. And sure, you’d have a point, but I like to think of this as a multi-layered selection. CTHD shows off the fluid beauty of physics-defying movement and fighting, both of which are staples of MMOs.

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3. Weird Science

At first glance, John Hughes’ wacky sci-fi/teen comedy Weird Science may not seem appropriate for this list, but it’s the character of Lisa I think merits inclusion. The creation of a virtual persona — our character, our toon, or our avatar — reflects our personal wants, desires, and fantasies.

4. In the Mouth of Madness

MMOs have an interesting relationship with horror that I’d like to explore more in depth at a later juncture. Suffice it to say, I’m including this particular Lovecraft-esque flick because it does the same thing that scary games attempt to do: draw us in, blur the lines of reality, and then mess with our heads.

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5. Battle Royale

Battle Royale takes a class full of teens, puts them on an island, and makes them fight to the death.

6. The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride nominally a fantasy, and not only does it poke great fun at romantic tropes ,but it also injects a lot of humor into its setting.

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7. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World represents a complete blurring of games with reality.

8. Cube

This might be the least-known film on this list, but it’s definitely worth your time. Cube is an interesting sci-fi/thriller in which strangers wake up in a prison made of interlocking cubes. Some of the cubes contain deadly traps, and there’s an urgency to find the exit before one starves or dies of thirst.

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9. The Wizard of Oz

If I had to point to a movie to be a complete representation of all that is MMOs, it would have to be the Wizard of Oz.

10. The Care Bears Movie

You know, the term “care bear” gets thrown around as if it’s a pejorative in MMOs, but have you watched this movie? They’re hardcore, yo. They will care you to death if you don’t watch out, and their stares are the stuff of legends.Click read more for all the game details!

Blizzard Entertainment COO to build a new game design school only 20 spots for students

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Famous game company Blizzard Entertainment COO Paul Sams has confirmed to found a new game design school, the Denius-SamsGamingAcademy. The University of Texas at Austin is joining forces with Warren Spector and Paul Sams.

Trumpeted as “the first video game program in the United States led and taught by gaming industry executives,” the new school will feature both Spector and Sams as part-time instructors. Spector will also be guiding the academy’s curriculum.

The Denius-SamsGamingAcademy, named after co-founders Wofford Denius, Sams and his wife, will begin in 2014 with only 20 spots for students, and will award a postbaccalaureate certificate rather than a graduate degree, which the school says will help it remain industry-focused. Though the academy is a post-baccalaureate program, it offers a certificate rather than a traditional graduate degree. Instruction will be delivered over “an intense, 12-month program” in which students work in teams to develop a small-scale game. The Denius-SamsGamingAcademy refers to itself as “industry driven,” aiming to produce graduates on a quick turnaround in order to “remain relevant and responsive to industry trends.”

Students selected for admission will also get a tuition waiver and a $10,000 stipend for fees and housing expenses. The program will begin next fall. “It will focus on building the skills required for students to lead teams and develop games from concept to completion,” says Sams.

“What differentiates the Denius-SamsGamingAcademy is that it will focus explicitly on the bigger creative leadership aspects of game development — on the management and production side and on the creative leadership side,” wrote Spector in a press release. “This is a space that’s not being filled by the other programs and it will make the academy unique.”For more information about video game then check out

Top ten Popular Games in Korea– May 2013

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So what are the Top Korean Games? According to the statistics from Korean search website Gametrics, here is the list with the most popular games in Korea for the week that just passed.

The first game I will not comment, It’s first in all the world, League of Legends has been keeping the NO.1 seat for 42 weeks and the occupancy reaches almost 40%,it doesn’t surprise me being first in Korea too. Surprisingly ArcheAge has been out of the list and taken place by Diablo III. Sudden Attack, FIFA OL 3, Aion, Blade & Soul, Star Craft II, Lineage, Warcraft, Cyphers in second to ninth places.

The beast of the west, know also as World of Warcraft doesn’t seem to be doing so well in the Korean Game, we can’t find it at the top ten list.
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