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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.

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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!

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10 2010

Game Night #03: Street Fighter Alpha Collection

Jamie and I sat down to play Street Fighter Alpha Collection’s Hyper Street Fighter Alpha for the third Game Night. Watch the video here or visit our Youtube channel.

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08 2010

MK live action trailer reaction

The live-action Mortal Kombat trailer was sick! I was nearly moved to tears to see my favorite fighting game franchise rise from the ashes and blow minds like that. I am so impressed with everything: I loved the new backstories, the introduction to key characters from MK2 (my favorite in the series), the acting, the fight scenes … everything.

I have said since MK4 that the series really needed to move back to its roots completely to get back to the awesomeness that was MK’s early days and this looks like the way to go. Way to go MK team! Even if this is just a teaser for MK: Devastation (I don’t think it is, but there’s hope), I don’t care: It still looked awesome. The production values were high and the attention to character backgrounds was GREAT. I liked that they explained what made the characters who they were and I could easily identify who was who. I’m guessing it’s going to start with MK2, which is a good thing.

Kudos again, MK team! For the first time in a long time I’m excited about the direction of the series. For a longtime fan who disliked all later entries starting with MK4, this is a welcome return home.

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06 2010

Game Night #02 – Mortal Kombat II

GI editors Lyndsey and Jamie sit down to play the classic fighter Mortal Kombat II in the second video for the new Game Night series. Watch here or at GI’s YouTube channel.

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06 2010

Introducing Game Night!

We’re proud to announce a new video feature set: GI Game Nights!

The editors at Gaming Insurrection will periodically put together a video of the group gathering to play some of our favorite games for various systems. We enjoy video games and we think our readers will enjoy watching us play, too. As with our other videos, we will post the new videos here and at our YouTube channel.

Our first Game Night features a classic fighter for the Sega Dreamcast: Project Justice.

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04 2010

2nd Quarter 2010 launches!

Gaming Insurrection proudly presents the 2nd Quarter 2010 issue.

In the issue:

1. Feature: Playing retro imports – Gaming Insurrection shows you how to play import games on five systems: GameCube, PlayStation 2, PSOne, Saturn and Dreamcast. GI Editor Lyndsey Mosley walks you through the process with tips in a series of videos.

2. What We’re Playing – New Super Mario Bros. Wii*, Animal Crossing CityFolk*, 1943* and Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 are covered.

3. Retrograde – The GI crew looks at The Guardian Legend, Contra* and Final Fantasy V.

4. Tech Geeks – Winamp, Open Office and the GameStop System Selector are explored.

5. The Strip – The GI crew takes on the Phoenix Saga, Omega Red, Death Note Vol. 1 and Superman Returns and counts down our top 5 comic book villains.

As always, click within this post to download the current issue or visit the main site.

* = Video available here.

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04 2010

1st Quarter 2010 here!

Gaming Insurrection has uploaded content for the 1st quarter of 2010! We are proud to present the following:1st Quarter 2010 front cover

1. Buyer’s Guide: Gaming Insurrection walks you through a list of 116 games that should be in every gamer’s collection. Systems featured are NES, SNES, Genesis, PSOne, Saturn and Dreamcast. No new-school here! Editor-in-chief Lyndsey and Associate Editor Jamie Mosley discussed their choices in a podcast as well. You can download the PDF version of the guide here.

2. Retrograde: Gaming Insurrection writers look at Aladdin and Animaniacs for the Super Nintendo and Galaga and Athena for the NES this quarter.

3. What We’re Playing: We take a look at Typing of the Dead (Lyndsey), MK Trilogy (Lyndsey), Perfect Dark Zero (Jamie) this quarter.

4. Tech Geeks: For our technology buffs, we find ways to record video of games, courtesy of the Pinnacle Video Transfer, and edit audio with Sony’s Acid Music Studio.

This quarter also marks the beginning of The Strip, a section devoted to comic books and (in the future) anime. The Strip works like a separate blog so head on over here to read our content. We chronicle our favorite Marvel characters, DC and Marvel properties and our experiences through and with comic books.

Download our newest issue here or from our main site, www.gaminginsurrection.com.

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01 2010

GI Show: Episode 07 is now available!

The seventh episode of the Gaming Insurrection Show finds editor-in-chief Lyndsey making her first appearance on camera. She battles Associate Editor Jamie throughout the episode in Marvel vs. Capcom for the Sega Dreamcast. Look for more episodes here or on our Youtube account.

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12 2009

GI Show Episode 06 is available!

In the sixth episode, Lyndsey and Jamie make their way back from a beach trip in search of arcades. The search gets mixed reviews from the editors. You can watch the episode below or on our Youtube user site: GamingInsurrection.

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11 2009