An E3 Retrospective in Photos
Jun22

An E3 Retrospective in Photos

                                   

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E3 2013 – Conference Day Guide
Jun11

E3 2013 – Conference Day Guide

  Let’s not forget that press conference day is more about flashy trailers and less about concrete information about games.  We’ll have more to report in that vein over the next few days, but for now let’s bask in the warmth of pre-rendered fluff!   MICROSOFT This was by far the best news out of their announcement, so I let it cut to the front of the line. What we saw looked so promising but the details give pause.  The...

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E3 2013 – Flights of Fancy: E3 Predictions Waiting to be Broken
Jun09

E3 2013 – Flights of Fancy: E3 Predictions Waiting to be Broken

  What you’re about to witness is an exercise par excellence in wishful thinking, an absurd series of thought experiments brought to their unreasonable conclusions.  Sensible predictions for other industries – release date fidelity, coherent digital strategies, exciting new IP’s – look downright shameful when entertained for the video game industry.  In a more caring, just world some of these predictions would come true…  ...

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Throw in the Towel, Nintendo
Jul01

Throw in the Towel, Nintendo

Dear Nintendo, Is it time for the big N to go the way of the Sega? Any gamer not sucking their thumbs in the 90s surely remembers the heated console wars. You versus Sega. Your NES versus the Master System. Your SNES versus the Genesis. Mario versus Sonic. Eventually, Sony entered the fray with its Playstation, and by the dawn of the new millennium, proved that there was no longer room for three big consoles to compete. Sega bowed out...

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Bad Cop: Wii U Predictions
Jun25

Bad Cop: Wii U Predictions

The Wii U is going to fail us all, continuing the hallowed Nintendo tradition of thwarted expectations. Recall a time in 2006, when Reggie Fils-Aime boasted that the Wii was not competing with the Xbox and the PS3.  The Wii was the only real next-gen system.  He mesmerized us with our own imaginations: we dreamed of swinging from Samus’s grappling beam, of donning Mario’s fantastic hats, of head-on sword battles with Ganon.  And we...

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