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TGGN 2013.04.30

POSTED ON December 6th  - POSTED IN Entertainment, games, Gaming, news, Opinion, Podcasts, Through Gamer Goggles
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TGGN 4-30-2013 Through Gamer Goggles News 2013.04.30

 

Blinded by Science

Blinded by Science (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The music to open and close this week’s episode is Thomas Dolby.

 

Magic: The Gathering has been selected to be featured in a new fantasy exhibit debuting at Seattle’s EMP Museum this weekend. The Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic exhibit will display several key pieces from Magic’s archive of incredible world-building imagery alongside artifacts from other pop-culture and fantasy phenomenons including Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and more. The exhibit kicks off with an opening celebration tomorrow, Friday, April 26.

During the exhibit fans will get a first-hand look at some of Magic’s unique elements and rich illustrations, including original alpha and beta cards and key art from Magic’s top fantasy artists and designers. In addition, visitors who attend the opening night celebration on April 26th will have the opportunity to meet some of Magic R&D’s most creative minds, including Senior Designer Mark Rosewater and Senior Director of Magic R&D Aaron Forsythe.

Please let me know if you need anything else and, in the meantime, I’ve included some additional information about the exhibit below.

Best,

-Mark

 

About the EMP’s Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic Exhibit:

 

Organized by EMP Museum, Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic is the first exhibition of its kind to examine the proliferation of the fantasy genre in literature, film, television, and video games.  From classic folklore to epic tales of good and evil, the exhibition content spans more than four centuries and includes an authentic 16th century suit of armor, rare costumes from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, and original hand-edited manuscript pages from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.  Contemporary works are also featured with artifacts from Xena: Warrior Princess, Game of Thrones, and the Harry Potter series.

For more information about the exhibit, please visit http://www.empmuseum.org/.

Evaluating Dragon’s Maze

 

AnCon Special Guests

Tabletop RPG to tablets

EA lets go of more Key employees

Just to share:

robotech RPG interviews from MTV Geek:

Scented oils

 

 

Through Gamer Goggles News (TGGN) 4-9-2012

POSTED ON April 11th  - POSTED IN android, Apple, Entertainment, games, Gaming, Hardware, iphone, Through Gamer Goggles
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In this episode of Through Gamer Goggles News we featured the music of Jonathan Coulton.

From KICKSTARTER

THERE BE MONSTERS

“Map Monsters is a free-to-play location-based adventure game designed by the venerable Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering, Schizoid, King of Tokyo, and many other fantastic video and analog games.”

The Article includes a back story on the game before going on to gameplay.

The game uses location via GPS devices. Unlike other games the GPS device will be a secondary mechanic. In other words travel isn’t necessary, but those that do will progress quicker.

The world is the map

Virtual world travel, players will be allowed to travel the world from their living room.

You never know what you will find when you explore a new location.

Items will have a scarcity, or a rarity. Some items will be abundant in areas forcing players to travel in order to trade.

Players will be able to build mileposts, mines, and farms.

Create friends to trade with and use their roads and more.

It will be available for Ipad and I phone 1st.

The will be funded if they can find enough contributors to reach 40k.

More info at Bodsix

Bodsix on facebook

Through Gamer Goggles News (TGGN) 4-2-2012

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TGGN 4 2 2012

We opened up with some music from Dino-Mike, All the Same.  Dino-Mike is also a member of The FuMP which is short for “The Funny Music Project”.

MMO “Warhammer 40k: Dark millenium” Goes Single player as THQ is hit with Layoffs

From Kotaku.com

 

“Warhammer 40,000: Dark MillenniumGoes Single-Player as Layoffs Hit Relic and Vigil

Warhammer 40K battle in progress, showing unit...

The fate of theWarhammer 40,000 MMO has been revealed: It’s no longer aWarhammer 40,000 MMO. THQ has announced Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium has been “refocused” as a single-player action game with multiplayer elements, a change that brings with it substantial layoffs at developers Vigil Games and Relic Entertainment.”

It was reported that 118 were laid off.

Baldurs Gate I Pad and Android

From GameZone,

Recently Atari, Wizards of the Coast, and Overhaul Games teased enhanced editions of Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II, but they were tight-lipped on the details. Now the companies have announced that Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition is coming to the Apple App Store in summer 2012

The enhanced version contains Baldur’s Gate and Tales of Sword Coast.

We took a music break with two Beatles’ parodies from Carrie Dahlby Road Tripper and Dear Britney.

We All Watched TableTop

Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

TableTop is a new show about Table top gaming that is produced by Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day. They played Small World – basically fantasy risk. It looks like it has more Strategy

We closed the show out with a mashup from Bob Ricci (and his clone band), Two for Five.

Through Gamer Goggles News (TGGN) 3-05-2012

POSTED ON March 13th  - POSTED IN games, Gaming, Live Show, music, news, Podcasts, Through Gamer Goggles
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We opened the show with a few tunes, You’ve Got Hogwarts by Robert Lund of The FuMP and You Might be a Trekie by the great Luke Ski who is also a FuMP member.

Portal’s Valve to release ‘Steam Box’ console, says report

Valve which is well known for popular products such as Portal, Half-Life, and Left 4 Dead are expected to announce at the Game Developers Conference or at E3 the release of a console to rival the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii. The “Steam Box” is expected to ship with a proprietary controller with swappable components to fix different styles of games. The device is expected to rock the console gaming community in the way that Netflix rocked the home movie industry.

Through Gamer Goggles News (TGGN) 2-27-2012

POSTED ON March 5th  - POSTED IN Community, Entertainment, Gaming
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Through Gamer Goggles is a new news and media blog for gamers. We focus on blending or balancing our real lives with our games. This has lead us to product reviews, unboxings, and how to videos. We also write articles on game strategies, better role playing, and just plain old guessing about the industry. We aren’t going to stop their, we have plans for RL too like food.

This week

  • D&D 5th ed
  • RPG theatre
  • Warmachine Colossals
  • Paizo Hires a new employee

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition

WotC has announced 5th ed.

You can read about some of our thoughts and concerns in the links below. The articles also contain the links to the articles in Forbes and the Wall Street Journal.

Ryan’s Response to 5th ed

Matt’s response to 5th ed

Basically, they are attempting to make a melting pot of D&D. The hope is they will grab the attention of the early players. The players from 20 and 30 years ago, that are still playing. And return them to a universal system. I like the idea, but I believe in the end will fail because there is no real reason for that player to change systems. 5th ed will have to be so unique and so groundbreaking that it makes everything obsolete in the role playing world. I just don’t think a game can be made to do that.

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