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Game on Girl: Episode 42 - The Golden Rule of Gaming

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The question: What is your Golden Rule for gaming? Your answers? Truly inspired. Listen to this episode and see what our community had to say about playing fair, helping other people enjoy your favorite hobby, and having fun. Check out comments and feedback on gameongirl.com.

Until next time, game on!

Regina

Game on Girl - Episode 35: Gaming 102 - Tower Defense

Hello Everyone! In this episode we continue our gaming basics series and take on one of our favorite genres, Tower Defense games. We’ll walk you through all the basics of this play style by discussing some of our favorite games. Included in the discussion: Tiny Heroes, Plants vs Zombies, Orcs Must Die (1&2) and Dragon’s Rage 2.

We’d love to hear about your favorite tower defense games and your favorite strategies! Leave a comment on the website!

Until next time, game on!

Regina & Rhonda

Preview of EverQuest II Ethernere Afterlife Realms

Sony Online Entertainment has released a video preview of the new EverQuest II afterlife realm called Ethernere. Part of the 9th EQ2 expansion, Chains of Eternity, the realm is broke up into two parts: The Obol Plains and The Eidolon Jungle.

Ethernere is bleeding through into the mortal plane, and players must enter the spirit realm in order to save both mortals and immortals.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFc1yrqtBzQ

 

SOE Releases New PlanetSide 2 Information as Beta Nears Completion

SOE has revealed what will likely be the last few big announcements regarding PlanetSide 2 as its November 20, 2012 release date creeps closer and closer.

End of Beta:
In order to ensure a succesfull launch of the full game, the PlanetSide 2 External Beta will be ending on November 16 at 11:59 PDT. It’s coming up fast, so much sure to get some time in so you’ll be ready for the real thing once it goes green! You can still sign up here if you’d like to try to sneak in before it ends!

Name Reservations Go Live:
Users that become Alpha Squad members before the launch of the game will be able to reserve their IDs before those other guys and gals can steal them! Make sure to sign up if you have a super amazing name you absolutely need to have.

SOE & Twitch Form Partnership:
Probably the biggest of the announcements, SOE will be working with Twitch to bring it’s players 1 click broadcasting support. PlanetSide 2 will be the first game to allow users to instantly broadcast their gameplay to people around the world through the service.

Troops Deploy to Amerish:
PlanetSide 2’s third continent, called Amerish, is now playable during the beta. Resembling the Scottish highlands, outfits will need to adopt new tactics to efficiently manuever through this new terrian.

Primal Carnage Officially Launches

From Lukewarm Media and Reverb Publishing comes the launch of Primal Carnage, the Humans Vs. Dino’s multiplayer FPS that takes the class based shooter formula we know and love and turns it prehistoric.

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Each team offers completely unique styles of play, and the tactics change even more dramatically depending on which class is chosen. The Scientist specializes in eliminating threats from afar with the sniper rifle, while the Pyromaniac wants to get up close to give the Dinos that warm, fuzzy feeling.

The Carnotaurus bull rushes its enemies, breaking up formations, making it easy for the swift and agile Raptors to separate and devour their prey
Primal Carnage key features include:

* Rendered in stunning beauty using the Unreal Engine, players will wage war between man and beast in five large, open and varied environments
* 10 playable classes (five Human, five Dinosaur), each with unique skills and abilities
* Play from both first-person (Human) and third-person (Dinosaur) perspectives providing a contrasting gameplay experience for both teams
* Multiple achievements and an extensive DLC roadmap

The game is available now on PC through various distribution platforms and costs $14.99 U.S.. Click here to choose the best wait to get the game for you.

PlanetSide 2’s Icy Continent Revealed

The newest theater of war in PlanetSide 2 has been revealed by Sony Online Entertainment.

The Auraxian continent of Esamir is a frozen landscape with a few new gameplay twists. Shield generators will take longer to disable, and soldiers will have new certifications to give them better weapon and vehicle handling. New sidegrades will be available for each empire as well: LMGs, Carbines, Assault/Sniper Rifles.

The new continent is available in PlanetSide 2’s external beta so get signed up and check it out!

Game on Girl: Episode 32 - Our Communities & The Guild Season 6

My fellow gamers,

It is that time of year again. There is a new season of our favorite webseries: The Guild. In honor of the show, Rhonda and I discuss the past seasons, the development of some of our favorite characters, and how gaming communities evolve. We also share your ideas and strategies about how you create and maintain your own gaming groups.

As we say in the episode, if you haven’t already subscribed to Geek and Sundry on YouTube… what are you waiting for? “Like” all your favorite videos so we can keep enjoying this great content!

Until next time, game on!

Regina & Rhonda

Everquest: Rain of Fear Open Beta has Started

“You and your friends destroyed the newly created god, The Triumverate, causing an explosion that rocked Norrath and released the stolen power of fear. This power is returning to Norrath, falling from the sky in the form of crystalline shards. Who will gain control of the essence of fear? The Harbingers of Thule entreat you to gather the essence of their lost god before it falls into the hands of others. You will uncover the mysteries of the giant crystals that have fallen to Norrath. Explore newly discovered lands and revisit the frozen wastes of Velious. Battle old foes empowered by shards, confront them and reclaim the power of fear.”

That tasty bit of lore is from the newest Everquest expansion, Rain of Fear. Sony Online Entertainment’s 19th overall expansion is currently in beta, and needs people to test it out! Featuring new environments, more character custimization, new in-game items, and a new level cap of 100 (!), Everquest players should definitely check out this opportunity to get a head start on the new content.

Click here to get in on the open beta!

Game on Girl: Episode 31 - Building Community: Jessica Merizan

Very exciting episode this week! We have the honor of talking to Jessica Merizan, community manager at BioWare!

She’s worked on two of our favorite franchises: Mass Effect and Dragon Age! Listen to hear stories about working in the games industry, more stories from GeekGirlCon, and some great info about a certain BioWare game controversy. WARNING: There are spoilers. Be prepared. 

Also, follow Jessica on Twitter! And check out Try this at Home with Crab Cat Industries on YouTube!

As always, we love your feedback. Leave a comment here or drop us a Tweet @game_on_girl.

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Until next time, game on!

Regina & Rhonda

New Batch of Downloadable Content is Released for Sanctum

Some big news for fans of Sanctum and people who’ve been on the fence about trying out the hybrid FPS/tower defense game.

For players that already have the game, there is a new patch that was released today titled “Still Alive.” The patch contains two new towers (Drone and Accelerator), as well as a brand new weapon called the Tesla Gun.

In addition, there is a new DLC map pack, “Sanctum – Map Pack 2,” available through Steam. The map pack comes with three new levels (Industry, Chasm, and Invasion), each one containing unique layouts and challenges. The “Sanctum – Map Pack 2” costs $4.99, but if you purchase now, Map Pack 2 along with all previous Sanctum DLC can be bought for 20% off (limited time.)

Now for all you potential Sanctum players out there, from October 11 through the 14th, Coffee Stain Studios is letting everyone try the game out for free on Steam.

So set aside some time next weekend to try to game out with some friends! If you’re enjoying the game, you’ll be able to snag it and Sanctum Collection for 75% off! Combine that with the 20% off DLC sale, and you can come away with a brand new fully loaded game and still have enough money left over for your Jim Raynor / Infested Kerrigan couples Halloween costume!