Game media maven Jessica Chobot: We loved her until she said she didn't play FarmVille (video)

Jessica Chobot is an online media celebrity at IGN.com, having become an overnight sensation in 2005 when a photo appeared of her licking a Sony PlayStation Portable. Now she’s hosting a video show and blogging about who she likes having sex with in the Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age Origins video games (yes, in the games, the deed is doable). In games, she goes by The Baroness.

GamesBeat@GDC Who's Got Game best game startup contest deadline is today

Today at 5 pm Pacific time is the deadline for submissions to the GamesBeat@GDC Who’s Got Game best game startup contest. If you’re a game entrepreneur, please fill out an application here. We’ve got some good entries but would love to get more. The finalists will be chosen early next week and will have the opportunity to present in front of hundreds of movers and shakers in the game industry at our conference on March 10.

Will Nintendo's first-half game lineup satisfy gamers? Our hands-on impressions

The announcement of Nintendo’s DSi XL handheld got a lot of attention today. But the games that the Japanese company talked about are equally as important to its plan to continue its domination of the video game market in the first half of 2010. Here’s some hands-on impressions of the up-close-and-personal demonstrations I saw today of the upcoming games.

GamesBeat@GDC speakers: Norwest, Nexon, Morris

We’ve tapped some more smart people who know the gaming business as speakers for our upcoming  GamesBeat@GDC executive game conference. The event is set for March 10 in San Francisco at the Game Developers Conference in the Moscone Convention Center. Today we’re announcing the following speakers have been added to our lineup: