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ccaparas - who has written 25 posts on Frisky Mongoose.

Camille is a Contributing Editor at Frisky Mongoose focusing on the casual side of the gaming world.

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Sports Video Games Linked To Physical Activity

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

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Tweet “There is a strong correlation between playing video games and participating in real sports. Watching television is a threat to physical activity.  Video games are not, however.” These are the words of Thierry Lardinoit, Head of International Sports Marketing Chair and Head of the Marketing Department at European business school ESSEC. In discussions regarding obesity in children, video [...]

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Apple’s iPhone 4 Faces Class Action Lawsuit

Friday, July 2, 2010

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Apple’s iPhone 4 Faces Class Action Lawsuit

Tweet A week has passed since the iPhone 4 was released, and it already faces a class action lawsuit. Many who have purchased the newly released iPhone accuse Apple of selling despite knowledge of a faulty antenna. Customers are filing complaints concerning poor reception when the iPhone is gripped in a certain way. According to a leaked [...]

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Farmville at your Fingertips

Friday, June 25, 2010

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Farmville at your Fingertips

Tweet After a year solely on the computer, Farmville-obsessed iPhone/iPad users can rejoice for the newly released Farmville app. That’s right! You don’t have to settle for other farming apps anymore (however, I will keep Zombie Farm)! No more desperate calls to any friend near a computer to harvest your pumpkins while you’re at work [...]

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Power Gig Steps Up Against Rock Band and Guitar Hero

Monday, June 21, 2010

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Power Gig Steps Up Against Rock Band and Guitar Hero

Tweet Since Guitar Hero’s popularity in 2005, the environment for the music genre of video games has grown tremendously. However, the overall market is looking oversaturated with the main players (Rock Band and Guitar Hero) essentially just releasing the same game with different songs. Surely, there are ways to incorporate music and video games without playing [...]

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Applegirl002 Signs Record Deal

Monday, June 21, 2010

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Applegirl002 Signs Record Deal

Tweet At 22 years old, Kim Yeo-hee (better known as Applegirl002 on Youtube) has accomplished a lot with so little. Armed with the iPhones of her friends and her own iPhone, Kim Yeo-hee used music apps on the iPhone to record songs. She started making Youtube videos in March 2010, posting a video featuring “Irreplaceable” by Beyoncé. [...]

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Video Games and Movies Coming Together

Monday, June 21, 2010

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Video Games and Movies Coming Together

Tweet When it came to Hollywood movies and video games, Hollywood had the upper hand. Hollywood would make the movies, then a game would be developed based on those movies. Now we can see a very different trend. Games are released and, if enough people react positively to it, movies based on the games are [...]

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Midnight Blue DSi XL Available in North America this July

Friday, June 18, 2010

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Midnight Blue DSi XL Available in North America this July

Tweet Five months after its release in North America, the DSi XL will finally have a new color available for those unsatisfied with the initial Burgundy and Bronze. The Midnight Blue DSi XL (one of 3 new colors released in Japan) will be available in North American stores on July 11. This particular XL will be pre-loaded [...]

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Steve Kirk Talks Farmville Tune

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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Steve Kirk Talks Farmville Tune

Tweet Neil Vidyarthi of Social Times recently had the pleasure of meeting the man who wrote the Farmville song: Steve Kirk.  If you are (or were) an avid farmer, you’re most likely very familiar with the Farmville tune. I can hear the lazy, relaxing guitar in my head right now. When asked about the inspiration for the [...]

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Dumbville Needs a New Mayor and it’s YOU!

Monday, June 14, 2010

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Dumbville Needs a New Mayor and it’s YOU!

Tweet No, sir or madame, I do not wish to engage in fisticuffs with you! I am merely informing you of Dumbville, a game on Facebook full of quirky questions and minigames to test your mental aptitude. When you first start, you are a Village Idiot. As you pass each level, you are one step closer [...]

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Navy Boot Camp: All Work, A Little Bit of Play

Monday, June 14, 2010

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Navy Boot Camp: All Work, A Little Bit of Play

Tweet Since the Wii’s release in 2006, the idea of combining fitness with video games began to grow. The Wii Sports Experiment piqued the interests of those curious of the Wii’s fitness potential. Since then, several fitness titles for the Wii have been released. Even before the Wii, Dance Dance Revolution was seen as a clever tool to combat [...]

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No Installations Necessary: Streaming Video Games

Monday, June 14, 2010

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No Installations Necessary: Streaming Video Games

Tweet In this age of information, we have the power to share a myriad of media instantly. Technology these days focuses on instant gratification. Sites like Flickr and Youtube allow people to share photos, videos, and music, streaming them into our very own computer screens. But what about streaming a videogame? Well, thanks to InstantAction, streaming video games [...]

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Zombie Farm: Carrots and Corpses

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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Zombie Farm: Carrots and Corpses

Tweet Farmville’s unexpected popularity in 2009 spawned a slew of other farm-based games on Facebook. Since you can’t take Farmville on the go, a variety of farm-themed apps were developed to satisfy your green thumb: Tap Farm, Farm Frenzy, Pocket Farm, and the list goes on and on. It’s undeniable that farming is all the rage right [...]

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