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Would $10,000 and a 10-week internship at SOE help you on your way to becoming a video game designer? If so, the sixth annual G.I.R.L. Game Design Competition may be just your ticket. This scholarship program, designed to encourage students toward career paths in the video gaming industry "with t...

February 22nd 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Sony Online Entertainment's fifth annual G.I.R.L. scholarship officially has a winner. Quinne Larsen of Northridge, California, is the 2012 champ. The Gamers in Real Life initiative was created to encourage women to pursue careers in game design and development. Larsen was awarded a $10,000 scho...

May 29th 2012 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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You heard right -- The Big N's own Satoru Iwata just announced that a "Misty Pink" Nintendo 3DS console would be shipping (at least in Japan) on October 20th. Funnily enough, that was just after showing a chart proving that right around half of all DS gamers are ladies. (But Iwata -- what if the...

September 12th 2011 at 11:19pm 0 Comments
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Last February we told you about the opportunities to be had via Sony Online Entertainment's Gamers in Real Life scholarship program. The catch was that you had to be a girl -- no surprise given the title acronym -- and on track to graduating from a game-related undergrad program after the spring...

June 21st 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Are you a real girl? If so, you've probably heard that line once or twice during your MMO travels. This time it might be a welcome advance since it heralds the possibility of landing a scholarship to help with your game development-related education expenses. SOE is ponying up for its fourth annu...

February 28th 2011 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Remember applegirl002, the Korean girl who sang a song accompanied by her iPhone apps a while back? Turns out she's gone pro -- after 4.2 million views of her clip across the web, a South Korean record label has reportedly inked a deal to record her own songs and make some more professional videos...

June 14th 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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It's almost taken for granted that game design is still a field that's largely oriented toward a male audience. That's changing over time, and the MMO genre has attracted a huge number of female gamers, but there's still a great deal of room for improvement. That's why Sony Online Entertainment has...

June 8th 2010 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Keita Takahashi is a strange guy. He's most known for delivering the brilliant Katamari Damacy to us on the Playstation 2, a game in which you rolled around a ball that stuck to everything in the world, growing bigger and bigger as more and more stuff collected on it. But after that early success,...

February 18th 2010 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

This one might require a little patience to watch, but those interested will be rewarded well, I think. The footage above is from an Apple Store in Toyko's Ginza shopping district, where none other than Keita Takahashi showed up to demo his latest iPhone game. Who's Keito Takahashi? He's the gaming...

January 25th 2010 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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For the third year in a row, applications are being accepted for Sony Online Entertainment's G.I.R.L. Scholarship Program, a program created to help educate and recruit more women into the field of video game production and design. The G.I.R.L. scholarship awards the recipient $10,000 toward tuition...

January 20th 2010 at 10:00pm 0 Comments