Posts Tagged ‘update’

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.

 

01

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

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

Animal Crossing Chronicles Edition #04

 

Animal Crossing Chronicles

Welcome to the fourth edition of Animal Crossing Chronicles. This feature originally began in January 2010 and has evolved into a diary following a new character in the town of Tokyo on the GameCube version of Animal Crossing. Each quarter, we will look at the life of Samus as she makes her way through Tokyo and learns the ropes of life.

 

Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011

I made a little headway on the loan as part of my New Year’s resolutions. I had about 120,000 Bells saved up

Samus attempts to play Super Mario Bros. in her basement.

from my mysterious gift in December (just in time for Christmas!) so I paid 49,800 Bells today. This paid off my loan for the basement addition! I opted to get a larger main room, and it should be done tomorrow.

It snowed in December finally! I could attempt the snowman furniture collection, but it’s too aggravating. The balls have to be just right and, more often than not, mine are not. I will buy some more furniture, though, because I’ll be getting an upstairs addition pretty soon with a few more payoffs. I would like to move my bed and add a bath section upstairs so that I can entertain in the main room. Also, I’d like to be able to use my 8-mat tatami flooring again. I think I will be using the tea room wallpaper in the upstairs bedroom, but I haven’t really given it much thought.

I look forward to warm weather again already. It’s too cold here!

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011

Today I was tasked with turning on the light in the Tokyo’s lighthouse. Tortimer asked me yesterday when I was running errands if I would do this for about a week. I didn’t want to because who knows when I’ll be outside again, but I agreed anyway because I’m nice. So I have to do this until the 22nd, which is next Saturday. If I can remember to do it after today, I will.

I made a big payment on my next loan as well. After Nook finished the latest upgrade, my bill jumped to 398,000 Bells. Since I had 90,000 Bells saved up, I used it to pay a little on the balance. I hope the next upgrade will be the upstairs room. I’m ready to move my furniture around.

Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011

So I thought I was doing something good and making progress in Tokyo. I added more furniture and to my surprise, I found that I was running out of room. I can’t have everything that I own in my living room! I don’t have the

Samus sets items for sale with the Gyroid outside of her house.

upstairs bedroom yet, and I need some place to put all of my clothes. I bought some storage spaces, which is ridiculous. Why is it that the shelving only holds three items? They really should make them hold multiple items. That way I would save on space and not have to spend so many Bells just get the place organized.

I’m hoping that I have enough tickets at the end of the month to join in the raffle that Nook holds. Last month, I won a bunch of stuff because I had 45 tickets. It seems when you’re new in town you can easily rack up tickets because you have to spend a lot of money at the store.

Oh, and I’m not looking forward to Valentine’s Day. For the single people like me, it’s a made-up holiday. I don’t care.

Friday, Feb. 18, 2011

I caught a huge fish today! I think it was a stringfish. It was in the pond and I saw this huge shadow so I immediately pulled out my fishing rod and reeled it in. I don’t have to donate to the museum since Lyndsey and Jamie have already finished that task, so I’m selling it for the 15,000 Bells it will bring in.

I’ve steadily been making payments on my loan from Nook. What I usually do is make the rounds in Tokyo, looking for fossils and gyroids and then selling them the next day. You can only mail in three a day because that’s all that the Faraway Museum will accept. If you send in more, they won’t send them back and you will have lost them. I found

Samus makes a few changes to her living room.

that out that hard way several weeks ago. It would have been nice for one of the other characters to tell me that! But I’ve been making money and every little bit helps. I pay 10,000 Bells everytime I finish up for the day. Slowly but surely this has helped knock down the money I have left. I hope pretty soon to take a break and go listen to K.K. Slider at the train station. He only shows up on Saturday nights but I need new music!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spring is here! It’s nice for all of the snow to be off the ground in Tokyo. Like my namesake, I can’t take the cold for very long (I love the Metroid reference I just made), and I’m glad it’s warming up again. I’ve started buying the spring tops and I’m going to start planting flowers around my house just as soon as I have time to pick out the types I want.

My spring project is remodeling the house. I think I want yellow and green in the rooms. I have stored mostly all of the green furniture that’s been offered at Nookington’s and I’m going to design a decent yellow wallpaper at the Able Sisters’ shop in a few weeks. Once I get the room addition, I will have the space to put everything, and I can stop storing furniture in letters at the post office. It also means I can sort of clear out my basement.

I finally met Sahara the other day. She’s … different. I did a trade with her. I gave her a carpet and 3,000 Bells and she gave me a special carpet. Truth be told, they’re not all that special, most of them. I like the Sand Garden pattern and that’s about it. I might use that in my room with the deer scare.

Friday, March 18, 2011

I meant to update on the February raffle. I didn’t win anything. I didn’t have nearly as many tickets as I thought I would at the end of the month. I got some tickets from Lyndsey, but it wasn’t really enough to do anything with. I like to think that maybe I will do something this month. I have another part of the house to outfit now and I plan to turn my basement into another area as well. So that means more furniture to be bought.

With spring around again, I decided it was time to catch insects again. And I did! I caught several species of butterflies that I didn’t have already and I’m working on catching a snail and a ladybug. They’re pretty rare but I know when they show up so it shouldn’t be too hard. I might keep the ladybug in the house. They’re cute bugs and I think it will look nice.

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05 2011

Editor’s Weekly Podcast #22: Marvel and Mortal discussion

Gaming InsurrectionGaming Insurrection has uploaded a new Editor’s Weekly Podcast! We’re discussing two recent releases in the fighting game genre: Mortal Kombat and Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Listen using our embedded player or download it for on the go from the podcasts page.

 

We’re also including Episode 21 in this post because it wasn’t announced as usual. Its theme is Worst Games Ever Played. You can also listen to it here or download it from the podcasts page.

 

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05 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

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

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