I'll have to make this somewhat brief, as I have a cold coming on and would like to ... well, at least attempt to deal with it in a meaningful way. I figure vitamin c pills and rest; maybe I'll add in beating Clear Sky or something. I hear both are doctor recommended.
Firstly, it seems Warhammer is doing quite well -- so well, in fact, it's first in PC game sales. And third, although in a slightly more awesome package. Beating Spore is fantastic in and of itself, but taking out The Sims and World of Warcraft at the same time is just bizarre.
I was also overjoyed to see Stalker: Clear Sky in there, showing that me liking something does not, necessarily, doom it. I seem to have a knack for liking both underdogs, and dogs that don't finish the race. Hey, they tried just as hard ok?
A slightly more sobering part of that list is the fact that fucking Crysis (in whatever God-raping form) weaseled it's way on there, not to mention seven of the 10 games being either made by, or produced by EA. They don't just have both hands in the cookie jar, they have both hooves and their forked tongue.
I was told to mention... this, but I really cannot say anything that hasn't already been said. I mean.. it's like making fun of someone in a wheelchair because they can't walk -- everyone knows they can't, and it's not like they're too stupid to walk, they simply can't. In this case, it's like they went out of their way to think of the dumbest fucking shit to call this already bad idea. Sports PB&J? Sports PB&J?!? Is that even a fucking term? Did they use mad-libs to name this stuff? If I were associated with this.. product, I'd have slit my wrists or blown whatever cocaine-filled skull I had clean off.
Seriously, Sports PB&J. Just... Fuck.
Now on a slightly more light-hearted note, my game got mentioned in a Penny-Arcade comic! Literally, they just said the name, (and a smaller form at that) but still that's publicity. I'm sure we gained ten, twelve sales right there. Hopefully the game won't rely on Code Whisperers to push sales, but hey, even holistic help is help.
Anyway, keep up your gaming, and maybe toss in some game- no, no I can't say it. I can't even joke about it.