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2Q2012 is now available!

Content for the second quarter 2012 is now available! Stories this quarter:

Classic Focus: Super Mario Kart: GI goes in-depth with a look at the characters and weapons of the game and the tracks we love in the classic Super Nintendo racer.

Mortal Kombat II tournament Finals: We finish off our six round Mortal Kombat II tournament. Find out who took the crown in GI’s first tournament.

Reviews: We critique Halo Reach, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Namco Museum, Sonic Mega Collection and Onimusha in Ready, Set, Begin! and  ESWAT: City under Siege, Wheel of Fortune and Tetris Attack in Retrograde.

In Retro Game Corner, we take a look at reboots of several popular franchises. When is it time to start over and when is it time to let it go? We give our opinions on which series need to restart and which should leave things alone. In our continuing look at the 150 Pokemon of Red and Blue, we examine the evolution chain of Pidgey, Pidgeotto and Pidgeot. And the Dance Dance Revolution Spotlight focuses on Trip Machine Climax, Destiny and Cartoon Heroes (Speedy Mix).

On The Strip, we talk about the moral failings of the X-Men’s Charles Xavier and study up on Avengers stalwart Dr. Strange, Earth’s sorcerer supreme in the Marvel character highlight, property review and top 5 list.

Download the latest issue at www.gaminginsurrection.com

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04 2012

1Q2012 now available

The 1Q2012 issue is now available!

This quarter, we begin our Classic Focus series. Starting with the legendary platformer Castlevania, we will examine older franchises and games that made an impact for old-school gamers. This quarter’s feature includes a brand new video series to accompany Classic Focus honorees: Classic Play. Visit our Youtube channel here to watch new videos.

Ready, Set, Begin entries are Forza Motorsport 2 (X360), Tony Hawk 3 (GC), Dungeons and Dragons Heroes (Xbox) and Mega Man X (SNES). Retrograde takes a look at Mortal Kombat (SNES), Earthworm Jim (SNES), StarCraft (PC) and U.N. Squadron (SNES).

Over on The Strip, GI tackles Ultimate Avengers in the property review, quotes from Ultimate Avengers in the Top 5 list, Cable in the Marvel character highlight and All-New Tenchi Muyo Vol. 2 in Otaku Corner. Editor in chief Lyndsey Mosley discusses the bashing of direct comic book movie lifts in the Strip Talk podcast and column, going solo in hosting duties for the first time.

A new feature for GI begins in the Dance Dance Revolution Song Spotlight. The concept: Three songs are highlighted from 1st mix through SuperNova. Check out our DDR terms glossary while you’re there and watch videos of the quarter’s selected songs.

 

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01 2012

Change coming to GI

Lyndsey Mosley

Lyndsey Mosley, editor in chief

Several months ago, I said there would be changes coming to Gaming Insurrection. I am proud to announce that indeed change has arrived for GI.

The first significant difference is that GI is going to a smaller size. We’re changing the way we look and it will be immediately noticeable in the actual size (12×12) and in quality. This switch will occur beginning with the 2Q2012 issue, available in April 2012.

The second significant difference is in the production quality. GI has finally made the leap to Adobe InDesign and Acrobat for page layout and GamingInsurrection.com will be produced using Dreamweaver. These production tools are the standard in the industry for publication creation and we’re excited to make the move.

The final change, or addition rather, is the start of a new video feature. I’m personally beginning a series called Editor’s vlog. As of this post, there are two episodes available, which can be viewed here or at our YouTube channel.

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12 2011

2Q2011 now online!

Gaming InsurrectionGaming Insurrection is proud to present the 2nd quarter 2011 issue!

In this issue:

1. Dreamcast fighting games – Gaming Insurrection examines the art of fighting games on Sega’s last scion, the Dreamcast. We discuss our favorite games and the peripherals we suggest to play them with in our quarterly features podcast.

2. Mortal Kombat II tournament – Our throwdown in the Midway fighting game classic continues with the second round of the winner’s bracket. Watch our tournament videos on YouTube and listen to our companion podcast!

3. Retrograde – We cover the following games: Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers (NES), Gauntlet II (NES), Bases Loaded (NES) and Donkey Kong (NES)

4. Ready, set, begin! – We review the following games: Crazy Taxi 2 (Dreamcast), Captain Commando (SNES), Mega Man IV (NES) and Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES)

5. The Strip – The Spirit is discussed in the comic property review and Lyndsey Mosley gives a rundown of what she needs for her comic book movies to succeed. The Top 5 list focuses on useless heroes and Brandon Beatty continues his look at Death Note with a review of Vol. 3 of the manga. Rogue is our Marvel character highlight for the quarter.

6. Retrogamecorner – Rumored Mortal Kombat HD remakes make the rounds, and we detail the moves of Charmander, Charmeleon and Charizard in the Pokemon Red and Blue Knowledge Center. Also, Jamie Mosley introduces a new column, Torture of the Quarter, with Silver Surfer for the NES as the first victim.

This quarter is also the first of our online redesign. We hope that a sprucing up of the site’s overall design will improve readability and usability. Let us know what you think! Register to leave a comment, drop us an e-mail or find us on Twitter and YouTube.

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04 2011

1st Quarter 2011 now online!

Gaming InsurrectionGaming Insurrection is proud to present the following content for the first quarter 2011:

  1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles awesomeness – Gaming Insurrection goes in-depth with maps and strategies for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time and reviews of the game and eight other classic TMNT game titles. Reviews for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)*, TMNT II: The Arcade Game (XboFirst Quarter 2011 - Gaming Insurrectionx Live Arcade version)*, TMNT III: Manhattan Project (NES)*, TMNT: Hyperstone Heist (Genesis)*, TMNT: Tournament Fighters (SNES)* and the three Game Boy titles – Fall of the Foot Clan, Back from the Sewers and Radical Rescue – are the focus of coverage. Download the maps in a special pullout in the Special Section of gaminginsurrection.com.

2. Mortal Kombat II tournament – Gaming Insurrection begins its first tournament for the classic fighting game from Midway, Mortal Kombat II. We provide brackets, tournament rankings, match analysis and video.*

3. Ready, Set, Begin! – These TMNT games are covered: Turtles in Time, Tournament Fighters and Manhattan Project.

4. Retrograde – The following TMNT games are covered: TMNT, Hyperstone Heist, The Arcade Game, Fall of the Foot Clan, Back from the Sewers and Radical Rescue.

5. The Strip – GI jumps into the impact of the TMNT comics and 1987 TV show in Strip Talk, reviews the three live-action TMNT movies, highlights Colossus in the Marvel character highlight, reviews Tenchi Muyo’s latest manga in Otaku and takes a look at the five best quotes from TMNT villain Shredder.

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

Gaming Insurrection is continuing with its visual update, which began last quarter. Typography and readability is important to us and we appreciate all comments and suggestions. 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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01 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 the  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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02

10 2010

3rd Quarter 2010 has launched

Gaming Insurrection presents its 3rd Quarter 2010 content and issue for download.

1. E3 2010: GI editors Lyndsey, Jamie and Brandon discuss the big happenings of the gaming industry’s largest trade show. We’ve also recorded a features podcast about our thoughts on the offerings from the big three – Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft.

2. Silver Horse Awards – GI salutes five honorees who’ve brought something to the table in the gaming industry in the first GI Awards. See which games we chose to honor for their contributions.

3. What We’re Playing – We take a look at Street Fighter II: Special Championship Edition*, Marvel Super Heroes, Planet Puzzle League and Capcom vs. SNK 2.*

4. Retrograde – Titles we look at this quarter are The Addams Family*, Mario is Missing*, Final Fight* and Mortal Kombat 3*.

As usual you can read the content for our comics section, The Strip, and listen to our quarterly podcast Strip Talk. Visit our archives for past issues.

*= This feature has video. Watch in the multimedia section.

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07 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