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E3 2008 – Sony Press Conference

Posted by inpheaux on July 15th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

Skipping Nintendo's lackluster conference because I was taking a lovely Automata Theory final exam while it was taking place. So we'll move straight into Sony's. PS3 Resistance 2 - Sony's big focus this time around. Unfortunately, to me, it just looks like more of the same stuff. It's a shooter. There are aliens. Big aliens. […]

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Sunday Dramabomb: Vivendi & Activision merge into “Activision Blizzard”

Posted by inpheaux on December 2nd, 2007 at 4:16 pm

In today's "Certainly Didn't See That Coming" news, Vivendi Games and Activision have buddied up to form "Activision Blizzard". So . . . it looks like we're down to three omni-platform super-developer/publishers now. In one corner we have EA, the only company allowed to make sports games, and who will be making sports games with […]

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BAD END: Bioware & Pandemic gobbled-up by EA

Posted by inpheaux on October 11th, 2007 at 7:14 pm

All bad news, all the time. Out of nowhere, EA has decided that it would be super neat if they went ahead and bought-out Bioware and Pandemic, to build upon their game-development Empire of Doom. If they were another less-established pair of independent developers, sure, this would be pretty decent news, since it would mean […]

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EA drops online support for tons of games

Posted by inpheaux on August 3rd, 2007 at 4:04 pm

EA, in their infinite wisdom, has decided that if you haven't upgraded your yearly sports games in the past two years, that you must not care about playing games online. So they don't need to support you anymore. In one month, on 1 SEP 2007, EA will drop online support for the following games on […]

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Sony @ E3 2007 – Desperately Seeking Relevancy

Posted by inpheaux on July 11th, 2007 at 7:24 pm

Sony Press Conferences are even better to summarize because there's rarely anything of substance, and what does have substance is probably multi-platform. So lets dive right in: PS2: Sony reminded us that the PS2 does exist, and they are still totally supporting it! And then they promptly said "Oh but we aren't talking about PS2 […]

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Sony sues Lik-Sang into oblivion

Posted by inpheaux on October 24th, 2006 at 12:16 pm

In a shocking followup to a story from last week, where Sony successfully got the grey-market import shop Lik-Sang to stop exporting Sony products from Hong Kong to Europe, Lik-Sang has closed down entirely. No further orders on anything will be taken. All un-filled purchases will be cancelled. Everything will be refunded. In their going-away-notice, […]

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PS3 gets an upgrade and price drop in Japan

Posted by inpheaux on September 23rd, 2006 at 9:34 pm

Oh, Sony. Not even out of the gate yet, and you're already having to drop MSRP to make your product relevant. The Tokyo Game Show took place last week, and during Sony's keynote, Ken Kutaragi dropped two last-minute changes. First item: Upgrade. HDMI is in now, for real, on both models of PS3. No, you […]

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Simple one-step plan to ruin Lumines

Posted by inpheaux on July 18th, 2006 at 4:49 pm

Add New Music. Bad Music. 12 licensed tracks for the forthcoming PSP sequel to the only good PSP game Lumines have been announced. Here we go: Beck - "Black Tambourine" Black Eyed Peas - "Pump It" Chemical Brothers - "Star Guitar" Fatboy Slim - "Gangster Trippin'" The Go! Team - "Bottle Rocket" Gwen Stefani - […]

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LucasArts’ Prez: Time is more important than Quality

Posted by inpheaux on June 17th, 2006 at 7:02 am

For anyone who's been attempting to play and enjoy recent games from LucasArts, a formerly epic game developer, this should seem like a no-brainer, but it's nice to see confirmation from up high. LucasArts cares more about deadlines than releasing good polished videogames. Examine this wonderful quote from a recent interview LEC's President Jim Ward […]

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Square Enix @ E3 – All Final Fantasy, All the time (plus mobile phone games)

Posted by inpheaux on May 9th, 2006 at 5:29 pm

I meant to find time yesterday evening to write up a report on Square-Enix's Press conference, but right as I sat down to start it, the Sony press conference started up. Luckily, I'm in the middle of a five-hour flight across the country right now, and that's plenty of time to write a recap. Squeenix's […]

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