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You be Russia, I'll be 'Merica [the gaming cold war]

There's an arms race going on. A new cold war on the technological front, and its taking place on the consoles. Except, its not the consoles themselves facing off, its the software companies.

Skyrocketing development costs, increasing development time, marathon hours for programmers, new engines that must be created, hired public relation firms to explain delays in production, movie stars cast as voices, more bloom lighting effects(!), anti-aliasing(!), the necessity to create a surefire hit that will bring in Halo 3 type numbers or be considered a failure, etc. In fact, software companies build their own Tower of Babel, the weight perched above them precariously, and if first month sales numbers don't come back stellar, said software company is as good as bankrupt. It truly is, serious business. All these things are part of the new front in video games.

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About norm9one of us since 5:41 PM on 12.02.2007

Here's my quick list of favorites:

NES- Legend of Zelda, Gumshoe, Pro Wrestling, Tetris
SNES- Final Fantasy III, Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting, Gradius III
Nintendo 64- Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Harvest Moon 64
Gamecube- Ikaruga, Harvest Moon, Animal Crossing, Metroid Prime
Wii- Metal Slug Anthology, No More Heroes, Wii Sports

Genesis- Columns, Golden Axe
Dreamcast- Shenmue, NBA 2K1

XBox- Ninja Gaiden, Stubbs the Zombie, Fatal Frame
XBox360- Dead Rising, Earth Defense Force

PS2- GTA:San Andreas, Metal Gear Solid 2, Shadow of the Colossus, FirePro Wrestling
PS3- Uncharted, Warhawk, NBA 2k8

Here's a quick blurb about myself-

I am a children's librarian living in Los Angeles.

I like reading, writing, and watching tv.

I hate people who talk down to others. I like talking down to people who talk down to others to prove a point.

I spend way too much on video games, action figures, comics, and beer.

I plan on writing blog entries as soon as I am done with this whole lazy thing, which I enjoy.

Xbox LIVE:norm9
Mii code:PSN- jaykayone


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