Month: September 2006

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Misleading Headline of the Moment

My jaw almost dropped to the floor this morning when my newsreader showed me the Washington Post headline “Sony Cuts Price of PlayStation 3 to $410.” Quickly skimming through for the details, it was not until paragraph four that I realized the story was referring to the Japanese price, and not the North American price […]

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Wii Japanese Press Event Coverage Debacle

OK, I had to post something on this while it was still happening. For the past two hours or so I’ve been looking everywhere for information on Wii’s Japanese launch plans, because someone said the event where they would be announced was starting at 8 p.m. Eastern time (and someone else who currently employs me […]

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Interview Question of the moment

“Finally, given that your character in this game is human, and Sonic is an animal, do you think anyone is going to attack the game for promoting bestiality? Because people have said stupider things. Like when they accused Tiny Winky of trying to turn kids gay.” -GameSpy concludes an interview with Sonic voice actress Lacey […]

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GameDaily EIC Talks AOL Buyout

I could have sworn I mentioned AOL’s buyout of gaming portal GameDaily when it happened, but all I can find in my archives is a passing reference to it last week. Despite my failings as timely news repeater, I did want to follow up on the effect the buyout would have on one of the […]

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Tougher Previews from IGN?

Buried in a post on Matt Casamassina’s blog comes word of what could be a rather large realignment of the preview system at IGN. While discussing some hands-on time with the Wii at the Leipzig Games convention, Casamassina indicates that the site will be “adopting a very realistic, up-front approach to previewing games … pointing […]

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