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Top 100 best American sellers list analysis

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006 by jay

Next Gen was good enough to make a comprehensive list of the top 100 games of this century by American sales. The list proves supremely useful because they included the average Game Ranking review. Clicking back and forth between the pages and going over what fell where and what didn’t make the list …

Changes E3 needs

Monday, July 31st, 2006 by jay

The ESA is currently retooling the E3 trade show. Publishers have complained that the show focuses too much on video games, which means the thousands of dollars they spend on presentation are largely wasted. Knowing this, we can only assume the ESA is recalibrating the trade show in order to shift focus towards what really …

Weekly News We Care About Wrap Up – 7.28.06

Saturday, July 29th, 2006 by jay

Left in Japan: The SNES edition

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006 by jay

So many games never made it to our shores. Every once in a while, the sheer amount of gaming joy we missed out on is enough to choke me up. I’ve compiled a list of some of the more important ones and given a personal account of why it should’ve made it, what we missed …

Weekly News We Care About Wrap Up – 7.21.06

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006 by jay

New Sony patent for motion sensing camera
We’ll have to wait and see if Sony releases a peripheral with this technology for the PS3. The patent refers to older similar technology Sony has designed so it provides a good defense to the claims that Sony is merely copying Nintendo. The question now becomes is …

Lame Discussion: Console War – Part 2

Thursday, July 20th, 2006 by jay

Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.

Christian: I really want to know how many people are still drooling for a new Sony console. This gen is the ultimate test of the Playstation brand. One thing is for sure: a new PS3 is financial suicide simply because of the defect rate on Sony consoles.

Dan: I feel the …

Lame Discussion: Console War – Part 1

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006 by jay

Kudos on joining us for our second discussion. Well, actually you’re not joining us because it’s already over and you weren’t invited. But thanks for reading. The format may look a little confusing but shouldn’t be too hard to grasp for anyone who has ever held a conversation (which may not be all of you, …

Weekly News We Care About Wrap Up – 7.14.06

Friday, July 14th, 2006 by jay

Breaking news: Microsoft not doing well in Japan
This is the only strategy MS needs for the Japanese market:

We all know Japan hates outsiders, especially those with a wider range of vision — called Xeyenophpbia (that’s why they bombed Pearl Harbor, look it up). We also know they seem to have some sort of …

The Propaganda Project: Phil Harrison

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006 by jay

Phil Harrison — Executive Vice President, Sony Computer Entertainment

A Brit who comes off worse in writing than person.

(For an explanation of what this article is, please read this.)
Bitchy comments
“Nintendo knows its target audience, because it has really narrowed that down; and it’s pretty much defined by a boy or girl’s ability to admire Pokemon.”

“The …

The Propaganda Project: Introduction

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006 by jay

This project will seem unnecessary to many. It’s taken for granted that PR people don’t always tell the truth or say intelligent things, and actively worship Satan (probably). I, unfortunately, am still not numb to stupid things. Misleading statements, half truths, and arrogance still piss me off. Perhaps I overreact, but maybe people with six …