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Entries from February 2009

Does Sony Need M.A.G and God of War 3 This Year?

February 25th, 2009 · 7 Comments

There is a bit of confusion regarding the release dates of both M.A.G and God of War 3 for the PlayStation 3. Initially people believed 2009 was the target drop for both titles after a Sony press release mentioned great games being “ushered in” this year following Killzone 2. The “year” Sony may be talking [...]

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Tags: Editorial · playstation 3 · Sony

id Software Interested in Nintendo’s Wii

February 25th, 2009 · No Comments

Nintendo is seeing some great successes with their console — duh. What is the best way to provide evidence that Nintendo has a hit with their new little white console? Perhaps the bright blue eyes of id Software? Originally, it was said that id Software wasn’t really interested in developing games for the Wii, perhaps [...]

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Tags: Editorial · id software · Industry News · Nintendo · Wii

Gaming Podcast 111: Squeaky Wheel Gets The Kick

February 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

This week we’re flashing back to Star Wars, an arcade classic from 1983. We’re looking back at the history and forward progress of ArenaNet, co-founded by some Blizzard folks. In the news, we’re looking at: John Riccitiello, EA’s CEO says the recession is a blessing Xbox Live Players Getting Attacked Video Games increase 13% In [...]

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Small Games Make Big Waves

February 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

The game industry is doing “okay” in this bad economic time compared to other industries.  Primarily, Nintendo is rocking the house with their games, hand-held’s and consoles while mobile developers are showing some great successes in the industry. Many success stories in our industry are based on small titles, downloadable games of the more “casual” [...]

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Tags: Casual Games · Editorial · iPhone · Microsoft · Mobile · Nintendo · playstation 3 · Wii · WiiWare · Xbox 360

It Pays To Follow Trends: iPhone Dev Makes $37,000 In One Day

February 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

In the world of game development, everyone wants to make it to the top or at least sell their game and feel a mild bit of success. Developers jump into this industry to express their passion for games and not always to make a million dollars. However, one developer is on the road to a [...]

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Tags: Editorial

TD Gaming Podcast 110: Early Release

February 15th, 2009 · 3 Comments

It’s almost a two gaming podcast week as we’re releasing this episode “wicked early” — sorry, we’re from New England. Derrick’s heading off to Germany on business and we’d hate to miss a week because of the trip, so here you go. This week we flash back to Pac-Man, cover some gaming history on Disney [...]

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Nintendo Takes Yet Another Month in United States

February 13th, 2009 · 4 Comments

The holiday season is over, the NPD sales data for January 2008 is in and we see a common theme: Nintendo rules the show. While Sony continues to try and persuade gamers that the PlayStation 3 is in a completely different gaming category, statistic gathering companies like NPD put ‘em all in one big basket. [...]

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Tags: Industry News · Nintendo · playstation 3 · Sony

TD Gaming Podcast 109: One Time At Plastic Band Camp…

February 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

This weeks gaming podcast includes a bit about a popular gaming podcast: Link. We also touch on Mercs, in our gaming flashback and tackle a bunch of news articles: EA Committed to taking risks in 2009 Bethesda working on iPhone Game Fallout 3 DLC Pushed back a month Intel will design the PS4 GPU Online [...]

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Sony, What Doesn’t Kill Them Makes Them Stronger

February 10th, 2009 · No Comments

David Reeves, Sony Europe’s President said, “we simply have to suffer a little” when talking about the PS3, Europe and the competition. He was talking specifically about Sony’s loss of market share, mind-share and overall performance in the latest competitive console arena. While Sony’s president dismisses Nintendo as in a separate market, David Reeves said, [...]

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Tags: Editorial · playstation 3 · PSP · Sony

Ghostbusters Benefits From Activision Banishing

February 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Bad economic times mingled with company acquisition spells disaster for many game titles but the story ends well, we hope, for Ghostbusters. The game was slated for a Holloween release, last year, but was given the boot by Vivendi when they merged Activision and Blizzard. There is only so much room for projects and management [...]

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Tags: atari · Industry News