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Weekly News We care About Wrap Up – 5.5.06

Friday, May 5th, 2006 by jay

Analysts analyze the future through use of crystal ball
My arch enemy Michael Wallace of UBS Securities predicts this next generation console battle will be different than the last because the systems are so expensive. Startling revelation number two is that the Wii is unique so publishers won’t just port every game they …

An E3 for the proletariat

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006 by jay

E3 is fast approaching. I won’t be going this year but two of our senior staff (a position I just made up) will be there. Due to chemical imbalances, I tend to tire of reading about E3 if I’m not going myself. Game sites are completely saturated with E3 info and I get bitter about …

Best Game Ever – Dynamite Headdy

Monday, May 1st, 2006 by jay

Developer: Treasure
Publisher: Sega for the Genesis
Released: 1994

Weekly News We care About Wrap Up – 4.28.06

Friday, April 28th, 2006 by jay

Nintendo renames the Revolution
Nintendo is the US after September 11th. They built up a great deal of good will, especially after developers revealed they’re making real games for the system. But like Bush II, Nintendo has squandered the world’s interest by pursuing a terrible PR campaign and bombing Iraq. So the analogy isn’t …

Naming the Revolution

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006 by jay

The Nintendo Revolution still lacks an official name. Nintendo will likely rename the console in May at E3, but chances are they’ll come up with a less than stellar moniker. Luckily, I am here to suggest names that are sure to be winners in the court of public opinion. Of course I’ll expect royalties.

Gamecube 2 …

Weekly News We care About Wrap Up – 4.21.06

Friday, April 21st, 2006 by jay

Bad Design 3

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006 by jay

It’s been a while since the last entry in this series. Last time, and the time before that, I promised Gladius, Second Sight and Kingdom Hearts, so here they are in all their poorly designed glory.

A rant about fanboys

Monday, April 17th, 2006 by jay

Weekly News We care About Wrap Up – 4.14.06

Friday, April 14th, 2006 by jay

Market research is stupid

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006 by jay

A few days ago I got a call from a friend looking for “hardcore gamers” who were willing to be part of a focus group. This friend has a friend who works for a research group, so through a friend of a friend, I ended up taking part in a video game focus group. The …