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Entries from September 2008

First Impressions: Rock Band 2 Drum Kit

September 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

Many Rock Band fans are considering the new Rock Band 2 drum kit, but are on the fence as to making the buy on the product. Some people want to feel it out first, see if it holds up better than the last one and is worth the buy more than just for the lowered […]

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Tags: Accessories · rock band · Sequels

Distributed Game Development Using Contractors

September 21st, 2008 · 6 Comments

Gamers around the world have noticed a large trend in the video game industry in the last 15 years, massive growth with massive projects and unbelievable costs, goals and sales. We’ve seen the impossible become achievable in epic projects like World of Warcraft and huge sales figures from Halo 3 but we’ve also seen game […]

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Tags: Editorial · Industry News

Has Rare Lost Touch With The Gaming Industry?

September 19th, 2008 · 2 Comments

In an interesting interview this week at 1up.com, Peter Moore, now at Electronic Arts, believes the skillset that Rare holds is a bit dated for our gaming industry. Moore, best known in his role of VP at Microsoft in their Interactive Entertainment Business division, understands how great Rare and their games once were but seems […]

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Tags: Editorial · Microsoft · Rare · Xbox 360

Little Big Planet – Release Date: October 21

September 19th, 2008 · 2 Comments

If there is one time this year to pickup a PlayStation 3, it’s going ot be on October 21st when Sackboy jumps onto the scene with Little Big Planet. You don’t have to be a casual gamer to have a desire to play Little Big Planet and we’re sure to see that in upcoming reviews. […]

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Tags: Casual Games · Industry News · playstation 3 · Sony

Guitar Hero: Hendrix

September 18th, 2008 · 5 Comments

As if the week of rumors hasn’t ended, Slash all but confirmed Hendrix as one of Activision Blizzard’s next big hit Guitar Hero games in Rolling Stone Magazine says GameSpot. During the interview with Slash he explained that even “Hendrix will have one” speaking to a stand alone Guitar Hero title. While Slash isn’t exactly […]

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Tags: Activision · Blizzard · Guitar Hero · Rumors

Google is Not Looking to Buy Valve

September 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Yesterday a rumor started which said Google was looking to purchase Valve Software, the makers of Half-Life, Team Fortress and, of course, Portal. While Valve Software boasts a 20-million unit sales on their archive of awesome games, what interest would google have in gaming? From google’s own corporate mission statement: “Google’s mission is to organize […]

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Tags: PC Gaming · Rumors

Popcap’s Feeding Frenzy 2 on Xbox LIVE Arcade

September 17th, 2008 · No Comments

The place to be, this week, is Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) as Popcap’s now released Feeding Frenzy 2 on the 360 platform. Xbox Live Arcade has been the go to place for awesome new content brought in high definition on both shrink wrapped box games along with classic casual titles. Not into casual games? Perhaps […]

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Tags: Casual Games · Industry News · popcap · Press Release

Would You Buy An Apple-Based Console?

September 17th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Does the console market need any more competitors? We’ve seen record sales in the game industry for titles like Halo 3 and Grand Theft Auto IV along with huge expectations for Resistance 2 and some new Sony PlayStation 3 projects. Yet, the tiny little Wii product holds best sales records around the world as the […]

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Tags: apple · Editorial

Wrath of The Lich King – Rune System

September 16th, 2008 · No Comments

As the Wrath of the Lich King beta lives on, the world (and software behind it) is ever changing. Apparently, the rune system has changed a lot since its first inception. This requires a delicate balance, as the goal is a well rounded Death Knight class without epically overpowered features. Too much power and people […]

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Tags: beta · Blizzard · Editorial · world of warcraft

Casual Gamer Chick’s Peggle Nights Review!

September 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Last year Popcap developed Peggle, a title which received 2007 casual game of the year and dozens of media and industry accolades. Now, Popcap has produced the next game in the Peggle series called Peggle Nights. If you’ve never played Peggle, you can read a full review of the game as it will apply to […]

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Tags: popcap · Press Release · review