Month: May 2006

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Another Wii Style Problem

How do you pronounce Wii? I mean, I know how do you pronounce it, but how do you express this pronunciation in writing? Nintendo’s E3 style guide of course tells us that it’s pronounced “we,” which emphasizes the Nintendo party line (from the official Wii Web site: “Wii sounds like ‘we,’ which emphasizes this console […]

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Double Standard Quote of the Moment

“Twenty years ago, fictional scenes of graphic sex and violence were only seen at the movies or on cable television. Not any more. Now, some wonder what today’s video games are doing to tomorrow’s future.” – Brien T. Boyce is apparently untroubled by what yesterday’s mature movies and cable TV shows did to today’s present. […]

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Written-By-a-Five-Year-Old? Quote of the Moment

“It is so very cool to fly across streets, make competitors crash in slow motion, and race to sleek-looking finish lines [emphasis added].” –Doug Elfman does his best to describe Burnout: Revenge as a kindergarten student would

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Quote of the Moment

“It’s a fact of life. Whether or not we use the comparison, it’s the press’s job to use the comparison, because that’s a great counterpoint for a story — a headline looks better with the word ‘war’ in it, or ‘battle’ in it, and we understand that. It’s frustrating when that gets perpetuated, not by […]

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Best Use of the Root ‘Pimp’ in an Adjective

No list of E3 games with Wii Sports at the top should use the word pimpest in its title. In fact, no list of anything anywhere ever should use the word pimpest in its title. In fact, I would not be upset if I never read or hear the word pimpest again inside or outside […]

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A Wii Style Problem

So, a helpful Style Guide included with Nintendo’s E3 press information tells us that we should “avoid passive verbs and prepositions” when using the name Wii and that “the name works best at the beginning of declarative sentences.” Fine — it’s a bit cumbersome, but understandable when your name is so easily confused with a […]

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Same Difference… Or Different Difference?

While it might be technically accurate to say that the price Sony annoucned for the Playstation 3 is “at least $100 more” or “up to $300 more” than the Xbox 360, each of those alone is a little misleading. Those comparisons work only if you compare the high end 360 to the low end PS3 […]

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E3 2006 Photo Gallery

Ah, the week after E3. A time when gamers catch up on their flame wars, journalists catch up on all the E3 coverage that they missed while actually covering the show, and a certain Video Game Media Watcher catches up on posting his pictures from the show that he couldn’t upload until getting home because […]

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EGM’s Wii Leaks Out

I don’t think anyone at Nintendo or EGM (or Ziff Davis, for that matter) is too happy about this getting out early. Apparently this issue also has details on the speaker inside the Wii controller, which got leaked on some forums in advance of the conference. The mag will be available for free on the […]

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Sony E3 2006 Press Briefing Notes

Overall, I was shocked at how little applause there was throughout the show. A lot of the seemingly “big” moments (like Ridge Racer on the PSP and some of the big name PS3 games) were met with either reluctant applause or outright silence. Part of it might be the design of the space, which didn’t […]

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