Information you need – Edinburgh Interactive Festival

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As events go the Edinburgh Interactive Festival is among the most prestigious for those involved in the gaming industry. It’s been announced that GameStation will be acting as the retail partner for the event again this year. What it means for the everyday man is special discounts at the event when going to purchase games at their on-site store.

There are also a few good points to Gamestations involvement for the Scottish public at large with a one-off pre-festival launch event scheduled at the Gamestation store on Prices Street in Edinburgh in August featuring giveaways and competitions. While full details are still coming the Gamestation website will be updated with full info near the end of July.

In addition a highlight for all at the festival is the public screenings programme. It allows members of the public to preview in person some of the biggest games before they are released in addition to asking those involved questions about the games involved and offers a glimpse into their development. Most screening sessions are around 45-60 minutes long so its not a 30 second gameplay clip in most cases. It’s most of the perks that the press get only without the annoying writing to justify the freebies!

While the screenings are a ticket only affair they are free of charge with the tickets available in any Gamestation branch in Scotland. A download & print version for those outside Scotland can also be found on the Gamestation website from June 10th.

High School Musical and Hannah Montana: DVD Games and Fun!

High School Musical: DVD Game
Disney Channel
Starring Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, and Corbin Bleu
Rated E for Everyone
Now Available

Hannah Montana: DVD Game
Disney Channel
Starring Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Moises Arias, and Emily Osment
Rated E for Everyone
Now Available

WARNING: This is a LONG review! You have been warned!

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Iron Man v. Dark Knight: Let the Battle Begin!

Iron Man: Ultimate 2-Disc Edition
Marvel Studios/Paramount Pictures
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Bridges, Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Shaun Toub
Directed by Jon Favreau (who has a cameo)
Rated PG-13 – for some intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and brief suggestive content
125 minutes
Release Date: September 30, 2008

READING DISCLAIMER: This review is long. You have been warned.

Iron Man. Before The Dark Knight was released and eclipsed everything else the summer had to offer, this superhero movie was tops at the box office. As it stands, Iron Man made over $571 million worldwide, while The Dark Knight, still in theatres, has made $971 million worldwide. So, I got to thinking Continue reading