Archive for October, 2007

The Sony Guide to Committing Game Console Suicide

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007 by tyson

Step 1: Create A Technologically Difficult Console. Decide that games don’t really matter and it is console specs that sell new gaming consoles. Create a partnership with IBM that introduces a very fast processor into your new gaming machine. Since games don’t sell systems, it is no big deal that this new bleeding edge CPU …

Newest Nolan Bushnell quote: relevant or Old Fogey talk?

Monday, October 22nd, 2007 by matt

Nolan Bushnell, the man that essentially created the video game industry (which automatically makes him my lord and savior) had some harsh words to say about the current state of video gaming in an interview with Electronic Design.

“Video games today are a race to the bottom. They are pure, unadulterated trash and I’m sad …

PS1 games you may have missed: More RPGs edition

Monday, October 22nd, 2007 by chris

In my last entry I took a break from mentioning RPGs. Since, however, RPGs are my favorite genre, you’re just going to have to live with a few more of them now.

Before we begin, I would like to briefly mention the first two games of both the Suikoden and Wild ARMs series. I have discussed …

When Dwarves And Sailors Unite As One

Sunday, October 21st, 2007 by tyson

The other day while traipsing about the internet, I stumbled upon a trailer for Atari’s upcoming game, The Witcher. Having not heard of this game before and having always wanted to yell, “She’s a witch!! Burn her!” and then be able to light said witch aflame, I decided to watch the video. What followed …

NPD Schadenfreude

Thursday, October 18th, 2007 by jay

I’m a small, petty man, but maybe you are small and petty, too. If so, you may enjoy these comedic comments from a popular PS3 forum. The context is the following – Halo 3 sold 3.3 million copies in less than two weeks, MS sold 527k 360s, Nintendo 501k Wiis, and Sony 117k PS3s.

“this is …

Review – Halo 3 multiplayer

Thursday, October 18th, 2007 by christian

Don’s review of the Halo campaign mode made a lot of points about the difference between PC and console FPS. Namely, one is for those who are strong like the Ukraine, while the other is for metrosexuals and males who have yet to have their balls drop. Such strong words despite …

A short art lesson

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 by jay

This:

looks much better than this:

Congratulations! You have completed this lesson.

Who is responsible for making sure I have heard of a game?

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 by pat

Next week Capcom will release Zack and Wiki for the Wii.

This is significant not because I want to play the game (although I do, and you should also) but because I had never heard of it up until a few days ago. There have been plenty of articles and columns recently that lament the fact …

Lame discussion – What makes Metroid Metroid? Part 2

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 by the gang

Continued from last weeks Part 1, Matt, Christian and Don discuss what makes Metroid Metroid.

Christian: That’s a major problem the game has. It doesn’t do a good job of convincing people “it’s not a shooter, it’s Metroid.”

Don: I have to agree – that is where MP3 FAILS.

Christian: The opening planet screams “HEY GUYS YOU …

Yaris: Bad Advertising and Leveraging Synergies

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 by christian

Remember the Burger King games on the Xbox? Everyone made fun of them for being completely goofy, poor, and representative of the consumer society we live in today.

But dammit, I think the King is hilarious, and by mimicking three of the safest genres out there (racing, minigames, and stealth), they managed to be …