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Playground Gaming – Memories of a Bygone Age

While I’m certainly not among the oldest of gamers out there, being only 24, I am old enough to remember a time when the playground was the biggest source of information a young gamer could get. During this magical time when the Internet was still in its infancy, and only the super wealthy and the more »

Seven things you need to know to thrive in Dead Rising 2

Just as the Citizens for Undead Rights and Equality (aka C.U.R.E) believe zombies are just misunderstood, so it is with Dead Rising 2. At first, I didn’t much care for the game but, as I kept playing and learned what was really going on, I gained an appreciation for the excellent design.

Here are the things you need to know to truly appreciate Dead Rising 2

Spoiler Alert: Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey

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There are times where a game is released where you really want to know what happened but you either can’t or don’t want to buy or play it. To help you out, Gamertell offers Spoiler Alert. We’ll play the games and tell you what happened so you don’t have to spend, or waste, your time on it. This week, we’re looking at SMT: Strange Journey, the DS RPG from Atlus that was released in March, 2010. Prepare to be spoiled…

Guitar Hero World Tou.. Ooh, fried chicken!

Guitar Hero Fully Loaded Meal BoxMMMM mmmm! Nothing says rock and roll down south like a bucket of fried chicken! Kentucky Fried Chicken y’all!

KFC and Guitar Hero World Tour. I guess its a play on words – finger licking good chicken and fingers licking chords of the guitar. From now until November 24, 2008, KFC has teamed up with Guitar Hero World Tour and partnered with Dave Barley, a top Guitar Hero player, for a KFC Rocks contest. With the recent launch of the newest Guitar Hero game, the contest allows players and non-players alike a chance to earn some cool prizes like a year’s supply of KFC chicken, fully loaded box meals and…

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Lego Batman Happy Meal toys promote cheating in videogames

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gamertell lego batman mcdonalds happy meal toy code locationFor those of you who indulge in the delicacies of fatty snacks that come in a colorful box and an accompanying toy, the recent McDonald’s Happy Meals are promoting Lego Batman and a game code has been stamped on the bottom of each toy.

There are eight toys in the set including four vehicles and four characters. Each game code unlocks playable characters so you don’t have to wait until later in the game to cash in precious and readily available Lego pegs for the same character.

I don’t usually do this but, since GoNintendo has already started the sharing, I’ll offer up two more codes…

Halo 3 Marathon Man achievement transcripts

gamertell marathon man achievementAccording to our traffic reports, you, our valued readers, crave more data on the Halo 3 “Marathon Man” achievement. I will not lie, this warms my heart. It means that there are new players still trickling into the game, a phenomenon I heartily doubted would occur. At the very least, it means that old players who remained firmly entrenched in the multiplayer milieu, that denigrating digital pit of infamy, are at least taking a look at the campaign mode.

So, for your reading pleasure, I hereby confer upon you a series of posts which contain transcripts of these enigmatic forerunner structures taken directly from the game, along with my humble analysis of each. For the locations of these back story tidbits, refer to the excellent post by our very own Phil Madison via our not so very own GamesRadar. Enjoy!

Click through for the full transcripts…

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Speed Racer gift card with USB 2.0 Flash drive, cheat code

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Further demonstrating the increasing availability and decreasing price of memory, Target has put out a Speed Racer themed gift card that features a USB 2.0 Flash drive built right in.

The plastic promo gift card features a tiny USB cable (an inch long) that clicks flat into the card and can be ejected using a tiny mechanical switch at the bottom edge. It also has an activity light on the upper right edge of the card.

The internal Flash drive shows 62.8 MB total capacity with 51.6 MB of it filled with Speed Racer movie promotion items including a cheat code for the Wii version of the upcoming Speed Racer videogame…

Tips for Ikaruga for Xbox Live

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For those of you who have decided to take my advice and download the Japanese arcade game Ikaruga for Xbox Live, here are a few tips that should help you enjoy the game…

Suggestions for the first-time BBS dialer

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If you are not dialing in to a local BBS (Bulletin Board System), you have no idea what you are missing. While there are hundreds across the USA, there are likely a few dozen in the nearest city.

BBSes can be a video game aficionado’s delight with plenty of information being traded to help you get through that particularly nasty level or flick that joystick the right way at the arcade. (And you can often download some choice Playboy calendar pages in ASCII. That’ll get your dot matrix printer totally hot).

Here are few suggestions for first-time BBS users…

Six teens arrested for virtual crime in Habbo Hotel

Five teens arrested and charged for the virtual theft of furniture from various residence in Habbo Hotel, a popular virtual networking hang out website for youngsters. Many people reading this article may not see why Amsterdam police officers and creators of Habbo Hotel are taking this problem way too seriously. The crime committed is that more »

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Halo 3 Marathon Man achievement revealed

MM_achievement.jpgSo, you’ve beaten Halo 3 on Legendary, you’re a headshot honcho, pink mist sprayer, laser master, and your online medal chest looks like that of a war hero and you’ve even found all 13 skulls But you still only have 960 out of 1000 possible achievement points. You just can’t find that last terminal to unlock the coup de grace, the illusive Marathon Man achievement.

The achievement is a thinly veiled way of Bungie giving props to its past. Terminals such as these were used in the FPS, Marathon, developed during the early days of Bungie and were…