Month: June 2006

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The Good, the Blogged and the Ugly

Let’s talk a little bit about blogs for a moment. OK, a long moment… I’ve written recently about some specific examples or blogs using questionable sourcing and misleading headlines. Soon after, observant reader Justin McElroy sent me a link to a Joystiq piece that manages to have both (they later followed up with this piece […]

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“Would That I Could” Headline of the Moment

“Want a PS3 without a Bluray?” -An Evil Avatar post which says tht headline’s implication “may be possible in the future with build-to-order PS3s.” Too bad the GameNode interview that is their only source says nothing about BluRay and talks about potential computer-style upgrades (not downgrades) to the system.

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Playing at Work or Working at Play?

A large portion of my time since taking part in a new gaming podcast at NPR has been telling everyone I know that… I’m on a new gaming podcast on NPR. Most people have reacted with polite interest or impolite but understandable disinterest, but one guy I told kind of scoffed and congratulated me for […]

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Caption of the Moment

“Both are much smaller than a brick” -Ars Technica illustrates the relative sizes of the DS, the DS Lite, and a brick in the caption for this picture in their DS Lite review.

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Concise Quote of the Moment

“No.” -The entirety of a Game|Life post that tells you all you need to know about rumors of Apple buying Nintendo, started by this CNet story.

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Quote of the Moment

“You’ll have noticed we said ‘a genuinely excellent multiplayer game.’ We said that for two reasons. First, cos it’s a good quote that Rockstar might nick to stick on the packaging. …” -British gadget mag T3 is remarkably honest about what drives their editorial in a review of Rockstar’s Table Tennis Speaking of Rockstar Ping […]

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Back to the MetaFuture

Oddly named gaming blog MetaFuture burst onto the scene last month with a fast-paced, hyper-insider, stream-of-conciousness writing style that makes it a blast to read. The news blog has also shown it isn’t afraid to call out journalistic blunders both major and minor in its competitors, which immediately endears it to me. Of particular interest: […]

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Check the Label

Ever since E3 ended, I’ve been noticing a lot of chatter from console makers trying to change the way their systems are discussed. Specifically, Nintendo is trying to convince everyone that their next-generation console is not next-generation and Sony is trying to convince everyone that their next-geneation console is not a console. Labels are important […]

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Personal Promotion

I don’t usually use this space to talk about my freelance writing (that’s what the workblog is for) but there are a couple of pieces I did recently that I think you readers will find interesting. First, a few weeks back the Escapist ran my piece on the trials and triumphs of covering E3 as […]

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Brawling Rumors

So let me get this straight… Kotaku links to a 1up piece that references a translation of a French site that says they heard on a Japanese radio show (which may or may not even exist) that Smash Bros. creator Masashiro Sakurai has confirmed new characters for the new Smash Bros. game. Then Kotaku updates […]

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