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Entries from November 2008

Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii: Who’s Winning And How

November 17th, 2008 · 20 Comments

People see facts and figures constantly and brush them off as, well, facts and figures. But, when people see charts and graphs they “oooh” and “aaaah” over them because the visualization is easy to understand. Now, thanks to the NPD Group and Deutsche Bank, people are seeing some pretty graphs about the console battle. These […]

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Tags: Editorial · Industry News

Blizzard’s Next MMO, In Development

November 14th, 2008 · No Comments

In yet another “no kidding” news item, Blizzard is working on some new MMO says Paul Sams, Blizzard COO, in an interview with videogaming247. This new MMO is going to be “cool, new, different,” he says but doesn’t give any details into it except that it’s not going to be easy. With Lich King arriving, […]

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Tags: Blizzard · world of warcraft

TD Gaming Podcast 96: Nobody Wants To Give Me Their Skin

November 11th, 2008 · 3 Comments

This week we’re looking at some crazy news articles, looking back at Jungle Hunt and covering our review of the casual game, Bejeweled Twist from Popcap. This weeks news includes: Activision considering charging for user-generated songs Little, BigPlanet Content being “moderated” Grand Theft Auto DLC probably won’t be released this month Epic weighs in on […]

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Tags: Casual Games · Contest · Episode · Podcast · popcap · Show Notes

Future Gaming is Family Gaming

November 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Gaming is mainstream and growing, this is obvious to most video game enthusiasts. Even Jack Thompson has failed in taking down the industry in his efforts on video game violence and general FUD. In order to survive in a mainstream environment publishers and developers are going to target a broad demographic to make them as […]

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Tags: Casual Games · Editorial · Family

Wrath of the Lich King, Midnight Openings

November 10th, 2008 · No Comments

It’s almost that time again folks, the next expansion for Blizzard’s World of Warcraft arrives the first minute on the 13th of November. This is the expansion we’ve all been waiting for, climbing the ranks to level 70 so we can enjoy all the fresh new content, preparing ourselves for Dark Knight status. If you’re […]

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Tags: Blizzard · Industry News · MMO · Press Release

Fanboy Turf Wars and Metacritic’s The Turf

November 8th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Gamers are passionate about gaming, love their games, follow the industry all while living and breathing all things game. This is the green pastures upon which fanboys are born. As we’ve seen at gamingpodcast.net, where we were hit hard by fanboy rage a few days ago the blood boils with hate and rage. Although our […]

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Tags: Editorial · Industry News

Smart Business Choices During Economic Downturns

November 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Many game studios are being dropped following a bit of an economic downturn in the United States and globally. Activision has to deal with being agile enough to survive the economic times like anyone else and has dropped a few games that had great potential. Gamers continue to ask the question, “why?” when some of […]

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Tags: Activision · Blizzard · Editorial · electronic arts · Industry News

Users Pwn MetaCritic Review Submissions

November 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Although we’ve found Metacritic a userful resource for game reviews, many folks have gone on a user submission rampage to discredit games that haven’t even launched yet. Their first attack was on LittleBigPlanet followed by Resistance 2, now their hitting Gears of War 2. While Gears of War 2 has a Metacritic score of 94/100 […]

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Tags: Editorial · Industry News · review · Xbox 360

TD Gaming Podcast 95: Bad Judgement of MMOs

November 4th, 2008 · 2 Comments

This weeks gaming podcast covers two reviews, including LittleBigPlanet and Guitar Hero: World Tour. We also touch on a bit of retro NES history with ExciteBike. This weeks gaming news includes: Nintendo to release old games with new controls Analysts negative on Electronic Arts Sony files patent for a motion sensing controller THQ dismantles studios […]

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Tags: Episode · MMO · Podcast · Show Notes

38 Studios Pulls EA and Blizzard Talent

November 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Formerly Green Monster Games, 38 Studios is growing a large pool of talented folks for their MMO endeavor. First, we heard R.A. Salvatore (writer of the Dark Elf series) was heading over to work on a story, art direction by Todd McFarlane (creator of Spawn) and now Irena Pereira from Blizzard and a sound designer, […]

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Tags: Blizzard · electronic arts · Industry News · MMO · Press Release