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Weekly News We Care About Wrap Up – 1.5.07

Friday, January 5th, 2007 by jay

Crappy developer buys crappy developer
Traveler’s Tales, the awesome company behind such classics as Sonic 3D Blast, Crash Twinsanity and Muppet Race Mania has purchased Embryonic Studios, which is responsible for the all time great Looney Toons: Back in Action. Traveler’s Tales aren’t too bad, really, I’m just bitter over their multiple attempts at …

Weekly News We Care About Wrap Up – 12.22.06

Friday, December 22nd, 2006 by jay

Resident Evil 5 not coming in ‘07
1up has reported that the next proper sequel in the Resident Evil franchise will be coming in 2008, if not later. I don’t know where I’ll be living or working in six months and I’m supposed to care about a game that may not be out for …

Weekly News We Care About Wrap Up – 12.15.06

Friday, December 15th, 2006 by jay

Wii breaks records in PAL territories
American developers tend to focus on American gamers. Japanese developers are more split, but many still focus primarily on local customers. Do Australian and European developers give a shit about gamers in their own countries or do they instead focus on North America because that’s where the cash …

Weekly News We Care About Wrap Up – 12.8.06

Friday, December 8th, 2006 by jay

Analyst predicts doom for blu-ray
A study has found that HD DVD has more positive buzz than the Blu-ray, at least partially because Sony is backing the Blu-ray format. I will now do my part to add to the negative Blu-ray buzz — Boo Blu-ray!

Weekly News We Care About Wrap Up – 12.1.06

Friday, December 1st, 2006 by jay

Analyst predicts Sony will leave the hardware business
This may be completely stupid and absurd, but then it just may make sense. The recent management shuffle at Sony, some believe, is an indication of things to come. Kutaragi, the Sony hardware guy, has been promoted out of the way and now Kaz Hirai, a …

Weekly News We Care About Wrap Up – 11.17.06

Friday, November 17th, 2006 by jay

Sony losing money on each PS3 sold
Selling consoles at a loss is nothing new; it nearly put Sega out of business. But selling a console for a loss of $240 or $300? Those are some big numbers, especially considering Microsoft and Nintendo are making profit on each console they sell. There are a …

Weekly News We Care About Wrap Up – 11.10.06

Friday, November 10th, 2006 by jay

One of the worst Top Ten Worst Games of All Time lists
Top 10, 25, 50, whatever lists are one of my worst enemies. They are vacuous and a cheap excuse for content. Even an unnumbered list is significantly better because from the outset the author wasn’t just trying to fill a number of …

Weekly News We Care About Wrap Up – 11.3.06

Friday, November 3rd, 2006 by jay

Halo movie indefinitely stalled
That a Peter Jackson backed Halo movie probably won’t get made despite the fact that Uwe Boll continually releases game based movies is beyond hilarious. Clearly, if there is a god he is evil, or maybe he just has a great sense of humor.

Weekly News We Care About Wrap Up – 10.27.06

Friday, October 27th, 2006 by jay

Weekly News We Care About Wrap Up – 10.20.06

Friday, October 20th, 2006 by jay

PS1 games downloadable on PS3
Actual good news for Sony? It seems so. The company plans to have their entire PS1 catalogue available, sans the games that are too messy contract-wise. What are the odds they port some Japanese only titles for American downloading? Yeah, zero, I know.