GGF#52: Stories stolen from all over the place

[Gamer Girl Friday]

After so many weeks of absence, I actually miss Gamer Girl Friday. I mean, I really miss talking about games and stuff.

Of course, it’s kinda hard to talk about games and stuff when one doesn’t have time to play games anymore.

It’s actually sad. When I sit down to test a new game now, I actually feel guilty. Like a naughty child playing a game instead of doing homework. And I’m looking at the clock every five minutes, my heart filling with dread and panic at time flying past with so much other work undone.

I also feel guilty if I don’t play games. Because then I can’t write reviews for GGF.

Which is absolutely nuts. I think I need a drink. And a hug.

Anyway, in honour of my lack of time in being a proper gamer girl, today’s issue brings you stories stolen from all over the place.

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Table of Contents

  1. Actresses for video game characters
  2. Time Wasters by Swordplay
  3. Hyped but failed
  4. Great stuff for Halo fans
  5. Evony girl sheds clothes
  6. If game characters used Twitter
  7. Results of last week’s contest
  8. Win a silver USB optical mouse!!

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Actresses for video game characters

Joystick Division came up with a great article showcasing a wishlist of actresses for video game movie roles.

Natalie Portman

I mean, like, I don’t agree with all the choices, seeing as I don’t even recognise all the actresses, but it’s a cool article.

I’m thinking we should make our own list. How about that?

Maybe I’ll make it this week’s contest!

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Time Wasters by Swordplay

Swordplay is my pesky li’l bro who spends all his time playing time-wasting games. To make him a little bit more useful, I’m sitting on him and making him recommend one fun and simple web-based game each week.

This week’s game: Boxhead The Zombie Wars

Boxhead The Zombie Wars

Actually, I don’t need to review these time wasters, do I? Like, they’re short games and they’re time wasters. You play them because you have 20 minutes to spare and you’re bored. You don’t need a review to tell you whether they’re worth playing!

But, then, if Swordplay recommends it, it’s worth playing. Trust him.

Here’s a trailer if you like trailers.

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Hyped but failed

Oh, another great article from Joystick Division.

10 Recently Hyped Games That Disappeared Too Quickly

It’s not that I’m lazy. Really. It’s just that it’s a good gaming site and I just happened to enjoy these two recent stories more than any other.

Joystick Division

Some of the games mentioned in the list are really good games but for some mysterious reason failed to get the bang they expected.

Makes me feel sad that things don’t always work the way we want tjem to work.

Maybe that’s why we love games so much. It’s easier to control events in games.

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Great stuff for Halo fans

Microsoft has announced two very exciting developments for the Halo franchise.

First up is the Halo Legends, a collection of seven anime shorts set in the Halo universe, created by anime big names: Bones, Casio Entertainment, Production I.G., Studio4 C, and Toei Animation. Overseeing the project is creative director Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed).

I’ve never been a Halo fan but I like anime, so this could be my ticket to fandom!

Next up is Halo Waypoint, a new destination for Halo fans on Xbox LIVE. This is where you will get the latest Halo news and content, from podcasts to trailers to screenshots. There will also be challenges and rankings. Basically all the fluff that will thrill gamers.

Both Halo Legends and Halo Waypoint will be released in Fall 2009, which, in Singapore-speak, means Q4 2009.

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Evony girl sheds clothes

This article made me laugh.

Evony

Click to read.

It’s kinda funny for me because I actually played Evony (previously known as Civony) for a month or so when it started and I noticed how the ads got progressively provocative.

I’m sure you’ve seen at least one Evony ad, if not a gadzillion. They’re freaking everywhere.

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If game characters used Twitter

I’ve been tweeting more regularly these days. You can follow me on Twitter here.

(Although I Plurk more because I like how you get comments to your updates all consolidated in one place.

Anyway, check out this funny piece. Editor David Houghton imagines what it would look like if famous game characters had Twitter accounts.

Twitter

Read choice tweets by Max Payne, Niko Bellic, Duke Nukem, Mario, Marcus Fenix, Solid Snake and Pac-Man (LOL).

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Results of last week’s contest

Ooh, the previous contest was like a million years ago.

Yeah, yeah, that’s how long I haven’t published an issue of GGF. It was a nice break from gaming.

Yes, even gamers need a break, especially when said gamers play games more for the purpose of reviewing them than for having fun.

So, the winner of the million-year contest vying for the coolest prize of an Xbox 360 laser pointer LED keyring, is… rn!!!!

Xbox laser pointer

Woot.

Somehow, it just kinda dampens the announcement when the winner’s name is something as short as two letters and and can be pronounced in two syllables.

It’s, like, congratulations, rn!

Um… that’s all?

Nevertheless congratulations!!

rn says that she wants to “point the laser pointer at SAFFC. With his aggressiveness, he’s like one of my cats, but with worse language. Maybe his attention span will be like one of my cats! Ooooh shiny red spot!”

I’m sure that all doesn’t make sense to you, but never you mind. Onward to the next contest!

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Win a silver USB optical mouse!!

You want mouse?

Optical mouse

You want mouse, you help make list of actress for video game character like in first article.

You suggest names! Any number!

I make lucky draw!

You win!

Yay!

Closing date: July 30, 2009, 11:59 pm.

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You might have noticed that I’m in a hurry to finish up this issue. I have errands to do and I’m running late.

*LOL*

Well, I hope I get to play some games and do some actual reviews next week.

In the meantime, try voting for me in the Singapore Blog Awards Lifestyle Category!

Happy weekend! =)

[Gamer Girl Friday]

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13 thoughts on “GGF#52: Stories stolen from all over the place

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    i wan mouse too! but dunno any video game characters… eh… guild wars considered or not, hehehe!

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    Um. It has to be a pretty well known game character which has a background story for it to work, right? :p maybe Gwen in guild wars…

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    Ok I try…

    Guild Wars (Gwen) – Brooke Shields
    Guild Wars (Eve) – Katherine Heigl
    Dynasty Warriors (Zhao Yun) – Daniel Henney
    Dynasty Warriors (Sun Shan Xiang) – Ueto Aya
    Samurai Warriors (Nohime) – Li Bing Bing
    Final Fantasy (Yuna) – Kyoko Fukada
    Resident Evil – (Claire Redfield) – Kate Beckinsale
    Resident Evil – (Ada Wong) – Kate Tsui
    Resident Evil – (Leon Scott Kennedy) – Andriy Shevchenko
    Dead Or Alive – (Tina) – Cameron Diaz
    Tomb Raider – (Zip) – Snoop Dog

    Alright… brain dead liao. =P

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    Darkspore: Awww, how sweet are you. :)

    PamElanessa: WOW that’s a huge list!! :P And you said you don’t know any characters… :P

    Benjack: Haha… great article, thanks for sharing!

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    @Sheylara: How on earth did I miss this article?:P Busy Friday last week, I think. Anyway, its always a guilty pleasure whenever GGF is published, just like the guilt you described in writing it:) This week’s prize reminds me of the freebie I got purchasing a laptop the other week… good luck to all contestants!

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    I making a go for the mouse…

    Lara from Tomb Raider – Megan Fox

    Miranda Keys from Halo 2 – Laura Prepon

    Heather from Silent Hill 2 – Mary Kate Olsen

    Girl with superpowers from Fantastic 4? – Jessica Alba

    Ok… no more my brains are bursting… and i really need that mouse i’m like using my notebook trackpad with suffering…

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