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4Q2011 update online!

Gaming Insurrection is proud to present the following content for 4Q2011 issue:

Features:

The Usual Suspects: GI takes a look at the shooter-looter Borderlands from Gearbox Software. Editors Lyndsey and Jamie Mosley complete a short runthrough for an episode of Game Night and begin their newest podcast, Guns of Pandora.

MK2 tournament: Round 4 is over and the results of matches have been tallied. Find out who’s going to the semifinals in our newest video, podcast and match analysis.

Retrograde:

We review: Donkey Kong Country (SNES), Barbie (NES), Double Dragon (Genesis) and Final Fantasy (NES)

Ready, Set, Begin!:

We review: Call of Duty Black Ops (Xbox 360 version), Mortal Kombat (Xbox 360 version), Shinobi (PS2), Animal Crossing (GameCube) and Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (Xbox 360 version).

The Strip:

We review Watchmen (film) in the property review, Devil May Cry 3 Vol. 1 in Otaku, the top 5 unknown black superheroes, discuss the importance of equal representation in comics in Strip Talk and break down Marrow in the Marvel character highlight.

In this issue, we begin our long-planned and awaited ratings policy and we move our digital archives online. If you would like to read older content from Gaming Insurrection without having to download a PDF issue, now’s your chance. Gaming Insurrection’s digital archives are now live! Get started here.

 

01

10 2011

3Q2011 update online now!

Gaming InsurrectionGaming Insurrection proudly presents Issue No. 15 for 3rd Quarter 2011.

Featured in this issue:

Silver Horse Awards: Gaming Insurrection honors four of the most influential game designers and producers: Shigeru Miyamoto, Hideo Kojima, Yu Suzuki and Nobuo Uematsu.

E32011: We analyze this year’s extravaganza: The games, the conferences and the announcements are all here. Listen to our special annual podcast and find out what other experts had to say about 2011’s offerings from the Big 3.

Mortal Kombat II tournament Round 3: We reach the halfway mark of our tournament for the gory fighting game classic. Match strategies, commentary in our special podcast and video are included.

Ready, set, begin!

We review Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, Battlefield Bad Company, Yakuza and Crash Bandicoot 2.

Retrograde

Games on tap for review are Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Dr. Mario, Duck Hunt and Rad Racer.

The Strip

We discuss the dichotomy of heroes and villains, five of the worst comic book movies ever made, Robotech, Magneto and X-Men The Animated Series Vol. 1.

Retro Game Corner

We examine the costs of rare games, look at the Squirtle-Wartortle-Blastoise evolutionary chain in the Pokemon Red & Blue Knowledge Center and critique Knight Rider in the Torture of the Quarter.

As always we have columns by Lyndsey and Jamie and a comic for Strip Life. Let us know what you think!

02

07 2011

What we’ve been doing …

Lyndsey Mosley

Lyndsey Mosley, editor

It’s an exciting time here at Gaming Insurrection. We’re completing ambitious add-ons to the core magazine and we’re close to acquiring new software for better production. We hope to better the publication.

For the first quarter of 2011, we have something exciting: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles issue. We decided to look at the nine games released for the franchise across the NES, Super NES, Genesis and GameBoy. Content for The Strip will include property reviews for the first, second and third live-action movies. GI on the whole are massive fans of the Turtles and we hope this will be reflected in our blowout.

Also in the first quarter will be the start of a Mortal Kombat II tournament. Jamie and I will be recording matches, writing analysis and creating a podcast for the feature. We have several videos floating around on YouTube already for Mortal Kombat II and 3 and we’re prepared to add more. The tournament should run into next year, and it will play a prominent role in each issue until its conclusion.

Finally, there are two new sections coming to Gaming Insurrection. The first is the Retro Game Corner, a short look at the old school through short stories. Within the new section is also another new feature, the Pokemon Red & Blue Knowledge Center. This feature will examine the original 151 Pokemon in Pokemon Red and Blue for the GameBoy, providing tips and suggestions for team creation and movesets. The second new section is the Animal Crossing Chronicles. Originally a feature here on the blog, it will focus on theĀ  exploits of a new character, Samus, in the town of Tokyo in the original Animal Crossing for GameCube. Each quarter will have photos and diary entries of Samus’ life in a new town already populated by our characters!

In other developments, we hope to have more Game Nights and get a new podcast rolling. Guns of Pandora will focus on GI’s love of Borderlands for the Xbox 360. We plan to discuss all aspects of the game, which we spend quite a bit of time messing around with.

The next update, for the first quarter 2011, will take place at the beginning of January. Keep your eyes and ears open for more content from us here at GI.

06

11 2010

4th Quarter 2010 is now online!

Gaming Insurrection is proud to present the following content for the 4th Quarter 2010:

1. Video game fashion* – Editor Lyndsey Mosley takes a look at the wears and tears of the fashion industry within video games. GI also makes a trip to Nashicon 2010 to report on the cosplay side of things. Be on the lookout for embarrassing photos and a brand-new episodes of the GI Show!

2. Ready, set, begin! – The section that showcases titles we’re playing right now has received a new name. In this quarter, we talk about Soulcalibur II* (PS2 version), The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past*, Borderlands* (Xbox 360 version) and Super Street Fighter II X: For Matching Service*.

3. Retrograde – GI discusses Tekken Tag Tournament*, Killer Instinct* (Super NES version), Super Mario All-Stars* and F-Zero*.

4. The Strip – Join us on The Strip this quarter as we discuss the background of Marvel villain Juggernaut, the second reboot of The Punisher franchise – Punisher War Zone, the five best mutant powers in comics and Death Note Vol. 2.

5. Tech Geeks – We give the rundown on a carrying case for your Game Boy consoles, an HD camcorder and the updated Sony Walkman E-series mp3 player.

As always, you can download the issue from the main site.

Gaming Insurrection has also undergone a visual sprucing on the inside. We hope our readers will like the use of color and updated typography. Let us know what you think by e-mail (editor[at]gaminginsurrection.com or gaming_insurrection[at]gaminginsurrection.com) or by Twitter!

*= Video enabled!

02

10 2010

Editorial #03: E3 is just around the corner

It really seems like just yesterday that Electronic Entertainment Expo 2009 was up and running and we at GI were watching conferences while hurriedly writing summaries. In fact, it probably was just yesterday for all that I know since my sense of time isn’t like everyone else. Anyway, it won’t be long before E32010 graces us with more news and commentary than gamers care for. Oh what am I saying? This is literally my favorite time of year.

E3 is old hat for me now. Back when it was the cool thing to do circa 1995, I wanted to go. I wanted to experience the glitz and glamor of gaming’s biggest three days. Well that all changed when I realized that I have to have money, transportation, lodging, a job to get the money and transportation and time off from said job to get across the country. Kids can dream, right? Well, that dream fizzled with the prospect of actual work being involved. Sort of like my dream of visiting Japan but I digress. E3 is best experienced away from the razzle dazzle for me and I’d rather much watch the conferences online than potentially have to get on a plane. In my mind planes = death. Nevermind that we haven’t had a major incident in at least two years. No planes for me if I don’t have to or ever if I had my druthers.

So that leaves me with catching the show online. Thankfully, technology has decided to be awesome during the past decade so the quality of my show isn’t bad. With every major worldwide gaming media outlet crammed into auditoriums it’s now easier than ever to watch a show live and later if you need to make adjustments to notes. And speaking of notes, yours truly will be doing her best to get it together this year with comprehensive ideas. Last year was a disaster as I was attempting to watch while designing newspaper pages. Say it with me: Newspaper page design and E3 do not mix. Also, there was a debacle concerning our level of coverage (read: I didn’t particularly want to do the work of four people after having help flake out at the last minute). That certainly won’t happen this year because we know our goal: Talk about the important stuff. Putting E3 into perspective is important when you’re planning six pages of news over three days.

I won’t bore you with the details of planning a news operation but it’s not easy finding the time to get everything and everyone together. In addition to the layout and design, there’s art acquisition, recording the podcast and writing summaries of the most important information. I don’t have to dwell too much on the fact that a college education that centered on newsgathering comes in handy particularly at this time of year … go Gamecocks!

So it’s just a matter of putting on my editor-in-chief hat and rolling with what Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony throw at me.

Lyndsey M. Mosley

Editor, Gaming Insurrection

14

05 2010

Gaming Insurrection by the numbers …

Gaming Insurrection started as a side project for me way back in 2002. Co-founder Marcus Barnes and I were in college and I needed something to do to work on my journalistic skills. What better way to do that and talk about games at the same time, I thought. So that’s how GI came about.

Fast forward six years and I had a full-time job as a copy editor and page designer for a newspaper in Upstate South Carolina. I had to stop GI because of my increasing school duties, but after graduating and getting a job I suddenly found myself having more time to work on GI. I picked it up again and recruited my husband to write a column. I got the gang back together. Because the journalism industry is so hard hit by the recession, I find myself without work. It’s hard, I won’t lie. But while I search for work and a place to apply my skills, I work on Gaming Insurrection.

Right now, we’re free of charge. That’s just fine by me because I can’t really see charging someone for something that I produce out of my den. I’d love to get advertising and make something off of it because it is hard work. I want advertising because I think we serve a small but niche market that isn’t really pushed in the way that we do it. That being said, we do have two advertisers who are willing to take a chance on us. The first is Software Seconds, a small import/retro game shop in Columbia that we frequent. It is also the first place that ever carried our printed newsletter. The second is Play N Trade, which is locally owned by Brian McMahon. Play N Trade is allowing us to distribute whenever we can print. We at GI owe a debt of gratitude to both stores for letting us show off our work … which brings me to a serious point.

Gaming Insurrection is wholly created and produced through our hard work. We don’t like to rely on anyone else to do the work for us, and it’s a fun venture that solely comes from the collective efforts of four people. Without my staff, this newsletter would never be what it is today. And we’re still not much. We have little equipment but what we do have, we make work.

Our gear:

Nikon Coolpix L11 (for video recording and still photos), HP Pavilion Entertainment laptop, Sony Vegas Movie Studio (for video editing), Microsoft Publisher 2007 (layout and design of print edition, Web site), Olympus voice recorder (for interviews), Photoshop 7.0 for photo editing

What we’d like to have:

Quark Express, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop CS4, Dreamweaver, boom microphone, Sony HD video camera

Eventually, we will get the equipment. Right now, though, we’re just having fun doing what we’re doing. And the weather has been so perfect for recording. Every little bit helps, you know?

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03 2009