I was browsing for interesting stories, like I do, and found this one. Austin, Texas residents will have a chance to compete in multiple games and win some great prizes. Madden 08, Rock Band 2, Super Smash Brothers, and even I-Play Bowling will all be played at this charity event being held on September 17th, in Austin. Your $20 entry fee will be donated directly to The ESA Foundation, which has a program that provides game development scholarships. Sounds like a fun event to attend, if you’re going to be in the area. I certainly wish that I was!
It must be ladies week here at WinBreak, as the trend continues. Online store “NewBiiz.com” (newbies, for the uninitiated) has begun an online charity auction to benefit the Starlight Children’s Foundation. The charity fund raiser was started, earlier today, up by eWiz’ Girl Geek section of the website. From the auction: “NewBiiz launched “Girl Geek” to promote women’s presence in the male-dominated PC and gaming industry. The site covers interesting tech articles, upcoming expos and LAN shows, hot products and most importantly, it features Girl Geeks who have made their own mark in the tech industry.“
The site sells a majority of PC Hardware, but in this auction, you have a chance to bid on a Guitar Hero X-Plorer controller, designed specifically for this charity event, and autogrpahed by Ciji (find out more about this superstar on her myspace, youtube, website, Gotcast, and her GamerTag).
Here’s something many of us need (or may need in the future). The guide to getting your girlfriend into gaming!
Xbox Live Community Manager Christa Phillips presented this at PAX, along with a panel of other notables from around the web. If you attended but missed it, this is a nice little follow up for you. And if you’re wondering just who this community manager you’ve never heard of is, look at the gamertag above!! Or, just do your homework.
Kotaku’s PAX plebe AJ Glasser put together a nice summary of the panel, as well.
See that tiny picture of that big idiot? That’s James Orry. He writes for VideoGamer.com. He wrote an article about the upcoming multiplatform game “Sky Gods.” The article is headlined: “HALO insertion game confirmed for PS3, 360, and PC.” While HALO is a term used for parachute deployment, and the like, using the word “Halo” in the video game industry causes specific expectations. Using “Halo” and “PS3” in the same headline? Simple hit-grabbing.
The game looks good enough without James’ lame attempt to steal headlines. Leave marketing to the professionals.