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Entries from December 2008

TD Gaming Podcast 103: Last of 2008

December 30th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Welcome to the last gaming podcast of 2008! This week we’re flashing back to Nobunaga’s Ambition, a classic turn based Japanese strategy game. We’ll take a look back at the history of FASA and hit up some gaming news, including: Analyst predicts a Wii Zelda launch in 2009 Sony’s Virtual Goods in Home Selling Well […]

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Sony’s PS3 Real 10 Year Plan: Home Entertainment Takeover

December 29th, 2008 · 56 Comments

The PlayStation 3 is the slow seller in the United States but Sony still holds belief in their “10 year plan.” Many of us consider this to be the same style of plan Sony used with the PS2, sell your console through multiple generations and own the market share. The PS2‘s launch was much more […]

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Tags: Editorial · playstation 3 · Sony

TD Gaming Podcast 102: Happy Holidays

December 23rd, 2008 · 3 Comments

This week we’re cooking up some final holiday treats in the form of gaming history, news, retro flashbacks and general commentary. We’re looking back at the Need for Speed franchise, a little gaming history on Black Box Studios and covering some news stories: EA to offer games on Steam Little Big Planet Gets Metal Gear […]

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Electronic Arts Issues 1,000 Pink Slips

December 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Electronic Arts is planning to lay off 1,000 employees, approximately 10% of their employees. In this layoff their also consolidating EA Black Box back into EA Canada. EA Black Box was spun off as a studio outside of EA Canada to work on such titles as Need for Speed but, with the layoffs arriving, they’re […]

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Tags: electronic arts · Industry News

MumboJumbo Making Luxor 3 For Wii

December 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Casual gamers will be glad to know one of the big publishers of casual games will be publishing Luxor 3 for the Wii console, perhaps this will be one of many to come. While large console based developers like Ubisoft, Electronic Arts and others are trying to make casual games for the Wii but MumboJumbo’s […]

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Tags: Casual Games · Wii

DRM Free Spore Steams Forward!

December 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Gamers get upset when developers sneak ugly hacks onto their computers when they just want to play video games. Although gamers really only revolt when they know their being exploited, Spore is a fine example of how not to lock down a video game. Using SecuROM was a bad decision on the part of Electronic […]

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Tags: DRM · electronic arts · Industry News · spore

Phil Harrison’s Building a 100 Million Dollar Franchise

December 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Once upon a time, Activision Blizzards CEO Bobby Kotick kicked a few franchises to the curb: Riddick and Ghostbusters. No doubt, this was a result of the Activision and Blizzard merger requiring some resources to the merged together while others were cut from the lineup. Phil Harrison, the new big suit at Atari/Infogrames has raised […]

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TD Gaming Podcast 101: A Case of Hubris

December 17th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This weeks gaming podcast rains on a lot of parades, talking about the Sony PS3 and its issues in the market, Microsoft’s scratch disk conspiracy and ugly sales figures for some games. This weeks news includes: Sony takes a battering in the press (again) Microsoft knew of the 360 scratched disks all along Penny Arcade […]

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Tags: Episode · Holiday · Microsoft · playstation 3 · Podcast · Show Notes · Sony · Xbox 360

Gaming Podcast Delays

December 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Thanks to the New Hampshire’s “State of Emergency” it looks as if we’ll have to delay the podcast a bit this week. We have had no electricity in four days and continue to have to deal with lack of power in our day-to-day life. Once power is restored and we’re back online we’ll schedule a […]

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TD Gaming Podcast 100: Katastroephic

December 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments

This weeks gaming podcast flashes back to Yo! Noid, for the NES and a bit of gaming history on Accolade while touching on some hot news topics: Nintendo considering changing accelerometer chips Nintendo brings Club Nintendo to North America Playstation Home arriving December 17th GTA IV patch coming to a PC near you This week’s […]

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Tags: Episode · Podcast · Retro · Show Notes