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    March 24th, 2010360voiceGeneral

    As many of you know, a bajillion gamers are descending on Boston this weekend. Steve (Fatty Chubs) and I (ChangeAgent) are going to be mixed in with all those people and if any 360voice members are in the area, it would be great to meet up with you all. 

    We will be at the Xbox Tweet up. If you are going to be there, respond to this note and maybe we can meet some of you face to face after all these years.

    Major Nelson is putting this together. Here is the info off his site:

    There is no registration or admission fee for this meet up, and you don’t need PAX passes to attend.

    When
    : March 26th from 9:30am to 11:30am
    Where: Microsoft Nerd
    What: Meet members of the Xbox LIVE team and other members of the community
    Why: We’ve got some coffee and sugar laced snacks to get your Friday started, plus we’ll have some giveaways plus the first 300 people who attend will walk away with an exclusive PAX East item. We’ll also have a Surface on hand if you want to get your hands dirty (digitally speaking of course) with one. 

    So hopefully we will see some of you there! I plan to where an Xbox zip-up sweatshirt with my gamertag (ChangeAgent) on the back so I should be easy to find. I don't know what Fatty is wearing. Maybe nothing.

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    March 23rd, 2010360voiceGeneral

    N416263044808_1796 360voice is proud to participate in a great fundraiser for Child's Play that commemorates Angela Peterson. Read below for information about how you can participate in person, or in a gamerscore challenge that is being hosted right here on the site.

    Remembering Angela Peterson, Gamer Chick

    On November 29th, 2009, just two weeks after her 24th birthday, Angela N. Peterson was killed in a car accident by a drunk driver. Angie was a special person. She was a daughter, a girlfriend, a best friend, an avid gamer, a spectacular UNLV student, and the list can go on forever. What was most striking about Angie was her open mind and her ability to care so much for so many people.

    Whether speaking of Angie’s approach to life or to school, she truly upheld the creed of equality among all, regardless of race, gender, religion, academic interest, or personal taste. She was a true Anthropologist, in that her enthusiasm spanned all specialties of the academic field. In friendship, she cultivated a mass of friends from various backgrounds. Her gaming choices ranged from role-playing games (RPGs) and platformers to shooters and action-adventures.

    Stacey Aragon (friend and mentor) remembers Angie:

    Just a few of the countless memories I have of Angie include going to Anime Expo in 2009, over the 4th of July weekend, where she met Rocco of the infamous Mega 64 series; when Angie would come over to my house and reenact the whole of Advent Children with my original FFVII action figures, and the hilarity that ensued thereafter; as well as listening to her plan about upcoming summer events, like her graduation party, visiting college campuses, and attending various conferences and conventions in which she would present her latest research for kindred spirits who were just as dedicated to the study all things otaku and/or video-gaming related as she was. I will cherish each of these moments for all time.

    Angie's parents will receive her double Bachelors’ of Arts (dual majors in Anthropology and Psychology, with honors) in memoriam, on her behalf, during this coming spring 2010 commencement.  Angie was researching the understudied male gothic/lolita subculture for her Anthropology studies, and self-identity and self-association in guild character creation in MMORPGs for her Psychology studies.  She recently won The UNLV Department of Anthropology's Future Anthropologist Award posthumously for her attendance at various manga, anime, and visual kei roundtable discussions and panels during Anime Expo 2009 in Los Angeles, California last summer.

    In honor of her memory, the Hormones and Diseases Group, Anthropology Society, Lambda Alpha, Circle K International, and Smash Club, student organizations of UNLV Games, amongst others, will be holding the Angela N. Peterson Memorial Fundraiser (aka ‘Angie-Con’).  The fundraiser is a video game tournament which will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prizes will range in value depending on level of difficulty. You can join that event on Facebook.

    In addition, a Gamerscore Challenge on the 360Voice.com will take place during the three weeks surrounding this event from April 12 – May 2, 2010. During which, participants may submit donations and compete to achieve the greatest number of achievements on their Xbox 360 gaming console within the allotted time, as well as enter for the chance to win gift cards, games, and mystery prizes.

    Proceeds will benefit the UNLV Angela N. Peterson Memorial Scholarship, the national Child’s Play Charity, and the UMC Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas. 

    Child’s Play (http://www.childsplaycharity.org/) is a community based charity of over 100,000 gamers worldwide. Since its inception in 2003, Child’s Play has provided over 5 million dollars in donations of toys, games, books and cash for sick kids in children’s hospitals across North America and the world.

    We are asking for your help in honoring a special woman whose life was taken too soon and to contribute to Child’s Play by either making a donation towards our cause or participating in either the live event or the online competition. Thank you.

    To join the Gamerscore challenge, please do the following.

    1. Visit the Angela Nichole Peterson Memorial Fundraising Page at http://firstgiving.com/angelanpeterson and give $1 or more to support The Child's Play Charity in Angie's memory.
    2. Enter your name and gamertag, e.g. 'Angie aka ClumsyDrow' in your name view (NOT your billing info)
    3. Enter '360v for Angie' in the comments section of your donation details.
    4. Join her Memorial Gamerscore Challenge at http://www.360voice.com/join/Y4TWH4M1 by 4/11/10

    If you are not the competitive type and still want to support the cause, you can also donate and join the memorial 360voice Group at http://360voice.gamerdna.com/group/1548 by 5/1/10 to qualify for a random prize drawing as well.

    Note: The drawing and prizes are not sponsored by 360voice in any way. We are not responsible for the drawing or awarding of prizes. We are simply hosting the challenge, the group, and promoting this because we think it is a great cause.

    For more information about any of this, direct all questions to Stacey Aragon, Special Events Coordinator of The Hormones & Diseases Group via ataristacey@gmail.com

  • scissors
    March 6th, 2010360voiceGeneral

    Hey Everyone... 360voice is going to be sponsored by Block Party, celebrating the release of four games this month:

    • March 3: Toy Soldiers – 1200 points
    • March 10: Scrap Metal – 1200 points
    • March 17: Perfect Dark – 800 points
    • March 24: Game Room – Free to download.  Individual games will cost 240 to 400 points

    What this means are some ads will run for block party... a skin is up (that might get some adjustments) and there will also be some other advertisements appearing throughout the site. Just wanted to let everyone know what is going on.

  • scissors
    March 1st, 2010360voiceGeneral

    Here there are. Those who we would all like to be like. The most popular kids on the 360voice block!

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    5. GhostlyMaiden *
    6. Dog of Thunder *
    7. Major Nelson
    8. Chrome30 *
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    10. ESS3NC3 0F 3V1L *
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    A lot of important people on that list... people that make this world go around. Thanks everyone!
  • scissors
    March 1st, 2010360voiceGeneral

    Hi everyone, wanted to post this for the 360voice community. I love it when members are doing things for other members, and this is an example of that.

    Posted on behalf of ESS3NC3 0F 3V1L

    Did you miss the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 midnight release?  Did you go but missed out on the gamerpic code from your store?  Did you miss my first group of pictures?  Well here is your second chance. I have 70 Codes and you can have one for free. All you have to do is send me one message over xbox live. These codes can be used all over the world.  I am doing this as another way to give back to you!  The 360voice community!  All codes will be issued on a first come first serve basis.  If you have received a code from me before for the MW2 Pic Packs a duplicate will not do anything for you.  Also please note that if you send me more than one message I will delete it.  All I need is one message.
     
    I want to thank Trapper for allowing me the space to post this so that way many people will be able to take advantage of this opportunity!

    So there you go! Send a live message to ESS3NC3 0F 3V1L by clicking HERE.