Anime Weekend Atlanta 2016

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Anime Weekend Atlanta 2015 was a pretty amazing time. This was my 5th year attending, and my first time being able to be part of the media. As I’ve stated many times before, I love small conventions, however, I love this large convention, too. AWA is generally attended by close to 10,000 people in the most recent years. So yeah, it’s a pretty large convention. I have to give mad props to the staff and crew of the convention as they were courteous to me any time I had a question or concern. And major thanks to the staff of the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta for putting up with all of our hijinks and “weirdness” that we bring each year.

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Having trouble getting “Omikron: The Nomad Soul” working on Steam? Here’s a fix for ya!

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Much to our dismay, Mr. David Bowie passed away on the 10th of January, 2016 at the age of 69 from cancer. In memory of this iconic musician, actor, artist and innovator, Square Enix announced that for a limited time, they would be giving away the game “Omikron: The Nomad Soul”, which included Mr. Bowie in the game, for free. Mr. Bowie composed most, if not all, of the music for the game, and even made several cameos in the game (see header image above).

You can claim your free copy for Windows PCs by claiming it from the Square Enix website Here, and entering the promo code “omikron” at checkout. Open the product key after checkout and Right-click/Copy it. Open your Steam app on your PC and click on the [+ ADD A GAME] button on the bottom of the library list. Selecting “Activate a Product on Steam…” on the list that appears will open a window asking for a product key. Then, simply Right-Click/Paste the 15-character product key in the required field to add the game to your library. Viola! You are now the proud owner of “The Nomad Soul”!

Those of us who did that and received the game for free, were really excited to have it. I know I was! At least until I tried to play it…

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Jet Pack Fighter now available on iOS from Hi-Rez Studios

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Jetpack Fighter is the new Free-to-Play action game from Hi-Rez Studios, the creators of SMITE. In Jetpack Fighter you get to demolish evil robots, as well as other baddies, by using an intuitive swiping action while progressing through each stage. You also get to unlock new fighters and weapons. Also if you connect to a Hi-Rez account you get to unlock Nemesis, a SMITE goddess, to play as in the game. Also once you unlock Leona, a Jetpack Fighter, you get a code to unlock a skin of Leona to use on Nemesis in Smite. Besides the normal mode where you go on missions, there is also a time trial and endless mode. So there are several great ways to hang out with your favorite Fighter.

Hi-Rez studios has experience with esports and they are going to use that knowledge to support Jetpack Fighter into an emerging esport on a mobile platform. Its also Free-to-Play! So if you want a free game with some awesomely awarding gameplay give Jetpack Fighter a shot. Its already available on iOS in English speaking territories.