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Archive for October, 2007

True pir8 Radio

21 Oct 2007 by ShogZ

There is now an album of pirate hip hop out. By pirate I of course mean of the swashbuklin sort. You can preview the tracks or download / buy the album from CD Baby over here.

Avast ye landlubbers!

P.S: Soundtracks are an essential part of life, something SpiKe will discuss in his hotly anticipiated Quake Warts / TF2 review...

Halo cash money!

19 Oct 2007 by ShogZ

It's been a damned good year for games financially, selling large numbers all over the place with the big jump being largely due to MS and the Halo 3 franchise.

The hardware sales aren't even comparable and I'm guessing Sony is still loosing money hand over fist on the PS3, looking at its pretty woeful numbers. They'll be a Christmas pickup for sure, but enough to bump it into second behind MS? Doubtful.

You can read the numbers over at CNN here.

Edit: A thorough market analysis and  cost benefit report of the respective publishers campaigns is inherent in Spike's upcoming review of Quakewars. He tells me he's formulated a new macro economic module from the data he's got on users versus sales. Can't wait to read it.

Next Gen: Assasins Creed

13 Oct 2007 by ShogZ

This article over at the BBC looks at next gen gaming.

Thing is, it actually just looks at marketing Assasins Creed for the Xbox 360, which is no bad thing but the fabric of the argument i.e. What it takes to be next gen isn't truly explored. It does give us some more info on a game I want so bad it's a kind of lust though. So read it you filth peddlars.

Of course, the idea of next gen will be fully explored in Spike's upcoming review of Quake Wars, which he assures me is well underway...

Government Reviews UK Gaming

09 Oct 2007 by ShogZ

The Government is about to launch a review into games.

The idea is to identify any negative affects they have on children and better ways top regulate the industry. I'm not exactly thrilled by yet another 'psychologists review' of gaming, sponsored by the government but I'm hoping the findings are balanced. ELSPA have got in there early and are working with the review, as are some senior developers, here's hoping it balances out. You can read more here.

Of course all of these social ills will be blown away by the compelling argument for sohial cohesion through gaming put forth in Spikes upcoming Quake Wars review...

Next Year

08 Oct 2007 by ShogZ

We should totally be going to the World Cyber games finals. They're being held in Germany in 08, so no excuses my European brethren. The UK did well this year too here, have a read.

All of this while we await SpiKes reviews of Quake Wars. He tells me it's coming...