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Entries from July 2011

Nintendo 3DS Gets Price Slashed

July 28th, 2011 · 2 Comments

The Nintendo 3DS has struggled since its launch, and Nintendo has announced a severe price cut of $80 to $169.99, down from $249.99. The price cut will be implemented on August 12, 2011. If you bought your 3DS before August 12, the 3DS Ambassador Program will offer 3DS owners 20 free digital titles. According to [...]

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Tags: Financial · Nintendo

Episode 224: October Xmas Decorations

July 25th, 2011 · 4 Comments

This week, we are running an outtakes episode, part of it long conversations that were cut from previous episodes, while others are just bloopers. In fact, the first thirty-five minutes or so of the outtakes is Jonah and Jordan discussing news items waiting for Paul to login that didn’t make the cut for the podcast. [...]

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Tags: Podcast · Rant · Show Notes

Bethesda’s Hines: Don’t Shoehorn Multiplayer

July 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Bethesda Softworks vice president of marketing Pete Hines is critzing publishers and developers who shoehorn multiplayer into their games that doing such a thing is “a waste of time” and advises, “Just drop it, don’t bother…it’ll make for a worse game.” In an interview with Next Gen BIZ, Hines states that using online multiplayer as [...]

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Tags: Editorial · Industry News · PC Gaming · playstation 3 · Xbox 360

Episode 223: Snake Flinging

July 20th, 2011 · 3 Comments

This week is a strange one, as snakes are flung at horses to turn them into unicorns, and Paul keeps finding videogame soulmates from the reader feedback. This week’s Gaming Flashback is the Amiga classic Shadow of the Beast, while the Gaming History takes a look back at the Apple Pippin. This week’s news items [...]

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Tags: Industry News · Podcast · popcap · Show Notes · xbla

Episode 222: Gorilla Love

July 13th, 2011 · 5 Comments

This week is a big episode, as it is chock full of surprising news this week, as well as some long, long reader mail. If that weren’t enough, we take a look back at the IntelliVision game Maze-a-Tron, deal with too much love for Paul, and the mystery that is the popularity of gorillas. This [...]

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Tags: Casual Games · electronic arts · Industry News · Kinect · Microsoft · Podcast · popcap · PSP · Retro · Show Notes · Xbox 360

Episode 221: Fireworks

July 6th, 2011 · 7 Comments

It’s the Smurfiest post-Fourth of July podcast ever, as Jonah Falcon and Jordan Lund look back at the ColecoVision classic Smurfs: Rescue from Gargamel’s Castle, probably the easiest videogame ever Smurfed. If that weren’t Smurfy enough, Jonah and Jordan, working without Paul S. Nowak this week, also check out this week’s Smurfy news: Xbox 720 [...]

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Tags: Kinect · Microsoft · playstation 3 · Podcast · Retro · Show Notes · Xbox 360