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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

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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02

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

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

4Q2010 update

As some of our readers have seen, Gaming Insurrection recently picked up and moved to a new base of operations. We’re spread out over North Carolina and South Carolina so we mostly likely will stay in one of the two states. Our latest move has been good for several reasons:

1. More money. With better jobs, GI members can make more money to put toward newer gear for the magazine; and

2. More time. A change in schedule for GI’s main members — me and Jamie — means we have more time to get things done and to think of more features.

Aside from moving, we have all stepped up our writing and it’s going to show beginning with the next issue. We’re trying to get more stories in, reviews about games we loved, and have loved, to play and more videos and podcasts recorded.

I’m most proud of the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles special issue. It will kickoff what we are calling the “Classic Focus” series. Modeled after 1up.com’s Cover Stories section, we’re putting the focus on a particular series and blowing it out. We’re talking maps, columns on our experiences, in short, an entire issue primarily devoted to one series. Now, they won’t necessarily happen each quarter. But keep a look out for them. I have a feeling that the TMNT issue is going to rock.

On the subject of new gear: As I mentioned, before we’re looking to upgrade our systems and software at GI. Primarily, I use:

  • Microsoft Publisher: Magazine print version and website;
  • PDF Tools: Joining the individual pieces of the magazine together;
  • Sony Acid Music Studio and a voice recorder:  Podcasts; and
  • Sony Vegas Movie Studio: Video production
  • Nikon Coolpix L11: Pictures (stills and some video)

I’ve mentioned this in a previous post, but I’ve decided for sure what I’d like to work with:

  • Print design: Quark Express or Adobe Indesign (what professionals use in the newspaper industry and what I use everyday for work)
  • Adobe Acrobat 9 Standard or Professional: To join PDFs and reduce their size. This makes it far faster and easier for our readers to download issues . And it also saves on server space for GI.
  • Final Cut Pro: Video production. This is an industry standard as well.
  • Sony HD Handycam for videos

The magazine production equipment can be had in the Adobe Creative Suite Premium for about $1,899. Buying the programs separately can run for much more. As you can see, GI will be saving its newfound money.

Otherwise, keep reading our issues and watching our videos. Also, visit our affiliate PlayAsia.com through the search box on the front page for game deals. Every little bit you spend there at the fine establishment that is Play Asia actually helps us. We appreciate it.

Lyndsey M.

Editor, Gaming Insurrection

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08 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.

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04 2010

The Gaming Insurrection Show: Episode 02

Episode 02 of The Gaming Insurrection Show is now available!

The second show continues the first as Associate Editor Jamie Mosley and Contributing Editors Marcus Barnes and Brandon Beatty discuss everything from Smash TV to Resident Evil 5.

You can watch the episode here or at our YouTube channel, where other videos are available.

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10 2009

Game music links

UPDATE #2: The ITG sounds have been taken down from our site as of March 1, 2010. If you would like them, contact me and we can arrange for a transfer. — Lyndsey

UPDATE: The ITG sounds have been updated and will be hosted by Gaming Insurrection until a better place can be found. Also, please register at the places that ask for it and help them out.

After visiting Nashicon at the University of South Carolina, I met some folks that gave me good leads on getting video game and anime soundtracks. I’m returning the favor. You always need to share when it comes to music and good stuff such as OSTs.

Here’s some links that you should know if you love video game music or anime music:

* Galbadia Hotel – Go here for video game soundtracks and check out the forums (you need to register to take advantage of the links) for more obscure stuff. Register and help them out. They’re pretty good overall and they need donations to stay alive.

* In the Groove musicAll music from the first two games in the series in .zip format. The ITG song folders contain all songs in .ogg format. If you need to convert these files to .mp3, open them in Winamp and use its converter plug-in called LAME .mp3 to convert them. WARNING: This file is huge. It’s 300MB+.

* SNES music – Music from Nintendo’s greatest system

* Videogame Tunes

* Sound Test – A database of music for gamers.

* Zenius-I-Vanisher – An awesome site. If you’re at all into DDR, go here for just about anything from every DDR game ever made. You should register to help them out. I use them primarily for my Stepmania collection.

* Metroid Database – Anything and everything Metroid related. Even if you go there just to read stuff on Metroid, that would be great. Their collection of Metroid sounds is the best I have ever seen. And they are extremely high quality.

Check out our video game music packs in the multimedia section of our main site for some of our favorite games. They are just a taste of good music.

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04 2009