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Weekly News We care About Wrap Up – 4.14.06

posted on April 14th, 2006 by jay

In game ad agency sucks Massively
CEO of Massive, Inc. Mitch Davis predicts in game ad spending to reach $1.7 billion by 2010. Massive could learn a thing or two from the Marketeer.

What ad?


Neverwinter Nights 2 coming in September
Obsidian’s last game wasn’t really finished (KOTOR 2 had cut story lines and dialog because Lucas Arts wanted it shipped on time, or if you’d rather blame the developer because you’re some sort of fascist, then it was because Obsidian couldn’t make deadlines). Let’s hope this one is.

PS3 rumors abound
Rumors are always true. These ones say that the PS3 guts are too big to fit into the sleek case Sony has been showing off. If this is true, it really shouldn’t matter that much. So they make a case that’s a little bigger, the Xbox was a full tower PC and it sold well.

The next rumor is that Sony is still negotiating with parts manufacturers. This means that production won’t begin any time soon. And finally, the PS3 Operating System is rumored to use 25% of the system’s core and 18.75% of the system RAM. Apparently this is a shitload for a game console. I think the PS3 will be the leader of the coming generation, but then I also thought that about the Saturn. No, wait, I didn’t.

Best FPS ever not coming to XBox Live Arcade
Want to steal Nintendo’s thunder, MS, then port their systems best games to Live Arcade. If the 360 had an online version of GoldenEye, I’d probably start saving my pennies today. It’s a pretty devious idea, though, for MS to get the rights to any big Nintendo game that Nintendo didn’t make. The Nintendo virtual console would look pretty dumb if Castlevania, Final Fantasy 6, Chrono Trigger, Conquer’s, GoldenEye, etc were only available on Live Arcade. Of course this would cost too much and MS probably doesn’t see the Revolution as much of a threat. Also, leaders don’t react.

Games that defined the Dreamcast
Sonic Riders, Shadow the Hedgehog, Shining Tears, Shining Force Neo, Virtua Quest, Sega Classics Collection. Ok, you should now feel sick to your stomach. Shenmue, Skies of Arcadia, Samba De Amigo, Jet Set Radio, Chu Chu Rocket, Crazy Taxi. Now you should feel better. When the DC died, most of Sega died with it. Relive the golden days with this masturbatory article that tells us nothing new and offers no insights. It still made me a little teary eyed.

Oh sweet Jesus


  1. Dan said on April 17, 2006:

    If Nintendo’s new-fangled controller works half as well as they say it does, I will the first person in line to buy a FPS on the revolution. It will be like duck hunt, only you’re aiming at people! Better still, there’ll be no annoying 6 year olds watching you at the arcade.

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