Month: March 2006

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Press Release Quote of the Moment

“I initially thought I was going to hear ‘make it pink with rainbows’ but I was very pleasantly surprised to hear she thought we needed the ability to mow down zombies, more carnage with chainsaws and metal spikes, and it just had to have an extreme thumping heavy metal sound track…” -From the press release […]

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Leave This Site Now

If you guys aren’t reading GameDaily’s weekly Media Coverage column, go check it out right now. Recent stories on review aggregation, coverage of technical flaws and getting past PR gatekeepers (just to name a few) have made me green with envy that I didn’t write them first. Much better than the monthly enthusiast press reviews, […]

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The Real Story of the GDC

Sure, stories about Nintendo and Sony and Spore are fun and all, but the real big story from GDC was swag swag swag.

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Enough About Eriksson

A few weeks ago, I worried that a Wired story about Alex Seropian’s cooking might be part of a trend towards celebrity-tabloid style fluff-coverage in the games press. Then I saw this story on GamesIndustry.biz today: A month after losing his Enzo Ferrari in a crash on a Californian highway, former Gizmondo executive Stefan Eriksson […]

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Can Bloggers Save Us From Preview Bias?

Thanks to everyone who sent me a link to Wagner James Au’s Kotaku feature, Blogging Down the House, on how bad previews are the core cause of bad games, and how honesty in the non-corporate world of blogging is the answer to this problem. I’ve covered the issue of preview bias before, though that had […]

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Did Someone Say Delay?

You can always count on the online games press to pick up on a seeming throwaway comment hidden in an almost totally unrelated article from an outlet that actually does more reporting than simply linking and quoting. This time it’s a gem of a line about a PS3 delay hidden in a Variety article about […]

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Doing Game Addiction Right

One of the commenters in my recent post on WGN’s game addiction piece said that I was wrong to find fault with a piece that tried to deal with the serious problem of game addiction. I said that I agreed game addiction could be a serious problem, but the WGN report did an awful job […]

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Of the Moment
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Publisher Hyperbole of the Moment

“These are unlike anything I’ve seen anywhere else but not only does it look and sound incredible but its more than that, it feels better and is more responsive than any other game I’ve ever played.” -Rockstar’s Sam Houser responds to IGN’s insightful question “What are the graphics and sound like” in an interview about […]

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Headline of the Moment

“‘25 to Life’ like a jail sentence” -Los Angeles Daily News

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Wired Goes Cooking With Alex

I’m a little conflicted about Wired magazine’s decision to spend over 600 words discussing Alex Seropian’s cooking in its latest issue (March 2006, Issue 14.03). Seropian, best known among gamers for his work at Bungie on games such as Halo, is apparently a cooking nut whose thoughts on making the perfect pizza dough make for […]

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