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12:15 PM on 01.11.2008

David Jaffe Reads My Blog!!

No - maybe not - but check out my previous rant about why there would be One console Future...

I've wrote and said it a million times... for years... Industry has started to follow with high profile devs saying the same shit now... and its only a matter of time.

http://criminalcrackdown.blogspot.com/2008/01/all-for-one.html

[quote]Can anyone explain to me how having ONE console would be bad for gamers? Or game developers for that matter?

The argument that keeps coming up is, ‘oh, it would stifle competition and competition is good for gamers!’

But I don’t understand this in regards to console hardware.

One game publisher would be bad. One giant game developer would be bad. I get how those things would hurt gamers. But why would one unified hardware platform?[/quote]   read


9:51 PM on 11.26.2007

Jack Thompson on Trial for Disbarment this week!

Hey guys!

I would have written something up, but I'm trying to finish up watching this horrible Steelers vs. Miami game and really looking forward to bed. Besides, I'm pretty sure this speaks for itself.

Check the link....

http://gamepolitics.com/2007/11/26/jack-thompson-faces-trial-before-the-florida-bar-today/

Hopefully he goes down!!... OBJECTION YOUR HONOR!!11!   read


11:36 AM on 11.14.2007

Do people still go to IGN for reviews?

Honestly.. There probably has not been a more crooked gaming site on 'teh internets'. Each channel maintains a high bias. Reviews are often "ported" between systems. Terribly inaccurate with respect to information they present. Extremely poor content, lack of updates, membership fees/widespread advertising..

I dunno.. I just had to throw it out there. I read the Assassins Creed news on the first page, and it really doesn't surprise me all that much. IGN is heavily driven by the companies behind its advertising. The reviewers are almost certainly paid off for the high profile game reviews. The scoring/grading is ridiculous.. I'm pretty sure the only consistency in IGN's reporting is that its all Garbage.. always.

I don't know, personally I haven't looked at IGN for a review on a game since IGN64 & thereafter the v2.0 revision of the site. After that, the commercialism was way to evident to continue reading the site convincing myself they were unbiased and open minded.

They suck!.. (And Joystiq has too - since its acquisition from Time Warner/AOL)   read


7:47 AM on 10.23.2007

One Console Future

I said it before and I'll say it again..

Kotaku has a piece about an article written by Dennis Dyack saying basically the same thing I laid out a while back...I've seen it coming for a long time now.. those of you who "don't see this happening", are more than likely not in the industry - so you don't see a lot of things happening.

He goes on to opine that the unified format will "likely be decided by a consortium of game makers", but likens it to TV in that any company in theory could build a console system for that format. This would lead to a drop in price for the consumer and also an increase in quality "as the model of perfect competition emerges in the hardware marketplace."

"A one-console future is a future I think we can't avoid - and thankfully, it's a future where everyone would win", Dyack said.
kthxbai


(Article is for OXM next month I believe)   read


11:56 AM on 10.22.2007

Good thing Guitar Hero 2 releases next week!



You may be calling me an idiot by now, and you may be correct. However I have been under the impression that I purchased and have been playing Guitar Hero 2 for the past 4 months or so possibly (if memory serves correct). However upon recent reading at ebgames.com I have no choice but to disagree with my previous assertion, because I am wrong. It comes out on the 28th. See here. So... Um... The stand-alone boxed versions I have seen in stores across Canada are fakes... or someone seriously broke the street date! For Shame!

Someone just explain to me that I'm wrong and what is different about this copy?

It's probably going to get slaughtered seeing how it comes out the same day as Guitar Hero 3!

http://www.ebgames.com/comingsoon.asp?platform=32&sortby=eta&imageFlag=show   read


1:32 PM on 10.11.2007

Possibly the funniest "game" related story you read today...

Last year Steven Sather, 46, decided to go vigilante and take law into his own hands. After buying Cars, he was unable to install it on any of his computers. Pissed off and fed up, he brought his building code inspector badge and went to Target.

AHhahah, This is funny... here's the full article as quoted..

[quote]I know return policies suck. Maybe you didn't do your research before buying a loser game. Maybe you got fooled by hype, but I think all of us have wanted to take things into our own hands and force them to take their crap back.

Last year Steven Sather, 46, decided to go vigilante and take law into his own hands. After buying Cars, he was unable to install it on any of his computers. Pissed off and fed up, he brought his building code inspector badge and went to Target.

After being rejected, as expected, by the manager due to store policy, Sather whipped out his badge and began creating a scene. Posing as an off duty cop, he demanded a refund and threatened arrest. Nice try.

The ploy didn't work. Sather was facing a possible trial for impersonating a police officer. All over Cars. CARS...the GAME. He deserved to be arrested just for that.

Fast forward to now. The case has resulted in a hung jury, and now the DA's office is deciding whether or not they want to attempt further trial, or cut some sort of a deal with Sather.

Keep Sather in mind the next time you contemplate buying a movie tie-in game. Think of the possible consequences.[/quote]

so my shit is broken, i'm aware. The italics tags didn't work, bold tags didnt work didnt work...

Article source: http://gamernode.com/News/4576-I-am-the-law-Now-let-me-return-this/index.html   read


8:41 AM on 10.11.2007

This is going to hurt... [More and MORE PS3 woes]

Hey guys, let me start with this - I OWN a PS3.. Yes. I caved. I got mine early too! Remember, back when they were impossible to find! /sarcasm

Anyways, I picked it up and no longer than a month, the price had shot down $100. That made me bitter to begin with. But I was one of about 1000 people who suffered, so I pulled my pants up and dealt. But CNET wants to say the PS3 is on life support right now, and Gabe Newell just said the PS3 is garbage.

http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7422&Itemid=61

I kinda agree when he breaks it down like that. I wonder if it will bounce back... my $900 hopes so..


EDIT: Now there are claims last month HD-DVD Sales pulled ahead of Blu-Ray...

http://kotaku.com/gaming/hd-format-wars/hd-dvd-beating-out-blu+ray-309771.php   read


7:42 AM on 10.11.2007

You think your Gamerscore makes you 1337?

Check out these bad boys!



Back in the day - Atari 2600 owners were asked to take a photograph of their tv set with a high score and send it in. Upon validation from Activision, if your high score was legit, they sent you a patch. Imagine rockin' a jacket with these bad boys!

http://www.atariage.com/2600/archives/activision_patches.html


Apparently they are highly valued collectible items now, so if you ever had one, better try and find it..   read


7:42 AM on 10.04.2007

The 8-bit tie is HERE!

You guys remember the April Fools gag from Thinkgeek a while back? Well, if you did - you knew that people actually wanted to buy it, and now it's finally available!



I'm not sure how my boss would react - but if I hung out with a bunch of trendy hipsters - I'm sure they'd like me more if I wore this!



Wow!! He's cool.



I'm sold..

Only question now is, will Emo boy over there be using it as a noose after the photoshoot...

EDIT: Whooops - forgot to link http://www.thinkgeek.com/apparel/hats-ties/9352   read


2:20 PM on 09.28.2007

Bungie: Special Halo 3 surprise before launch [What was it?, Where did it go?]

Alright guys... I missed something recently. Several reputable sources reported on a Special Halo 3 Surprise right before the launch, yet none have followed up on the article. I lead you to the following..

Bungie: Special Halo 3 surprise before launch
http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2007/09/19/bungie-special-halo-3-surprise-before-launch/
http://www.megatonik.com/2007/09/19/luke-smith-promises-pre-launch-surprise-for-halo-3/
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=7883056&postcount=10861

Did any of you find out what it was? Have any of you heard so? Caaann annybody out theerrre HEAAAR ME! sorry I dunno why but that just came out of me..

So... What's the deal?   read


2:51 PM on 09.22.2007

Xbox 360 Chatpad is pretty cool.

Whats happening?

I just got back from BestBuy and picked up the 360 Messenger Chatpad, and I have to say it's pretty damn cool.



Just like reviewers have said, it snaps in, feels a bit heavier, nice tactial buttons. It's really solid accessory. I like the how the presentation of messenger overlays the stuff your watching/playing. It actually makes the messenger feature of Xbox Live worth it.



If you got the extra coin, and you're on the fence - I'd have to say go for it.   read


1:01 PM on 09.14.2007

Non Gaming Related (Order games from the US my fellow CAD's, $1US = $1.03CAD)

Check it out!

I'm letting you guys know, I order from online stores alot, now would be a good time for you my fellow Canadians!   read


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