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23 Aug 2010 11:05


Politics: Top British military dude hates Afghan war-aping “Medal of Honor”

  • The point remains that part of this game allows you to play the part of the Taliban attacking ISAF troops in the area of central Helmand where British troops are operating.
  • A spokesperson for British Defense Secretary Liam Fox • Discussing the new “Medal of Honor” game, which covers the war in Afghanistan and allows you to take the enemy’s side during multiplayer play. You know, like just about every other type of game like this does. The game does not allow you to kill British soldiers, by the way, according to maker Electronic Arts. But Fox’s people stand by the comments, which included his belief that it was “shocking that someone would think it acceptable to recreate the acts of the Taliban against British soldiers.” For EA’s part, they realized the game might spark a little controversy. source

12 Jul 2010 21:18


Tech: Is Google betting the FarmVille on taking on Facebook?

  • what Apparently, Google’s making another play at taking on Facebook’s market, this time by latching onto FarmVille maker Zynga to make Google Games.
  • why Because people on Facebook play lots of FarmVille and Mafia Wars, and it could be a social networking in for Google, which had its Buzz flop recently. source

06 Apr 2010 10:51


Tech: Farmville sucks; do something else with your wasted time, jerks

  • lame People play Facebook games like Farmville as if it’s nobody’s business, wasting time and money on virtual plots that aren’t fun, just addictive and annoying.
  • not lame New startup Armchair Revolutionary, which launches today, has dreams of making games like Farmville that actually help the world. Godspeed! source

01 Mar 2010 11:54


09 Jan 2010 15:22


Culture: “Duke Nukem Forever” upgraded from “dead” to “barely alive”

  • He’s asking about ‘Duke Nukem Forever,’ let me go ahead and tell you right now that I’m not allowed to talk about ‘Duke Nukem Forever.’ No, no, don’t be disappointed, read between the lines… why am I not allowed to talk about it?
  • “Duke Nukem” voice actor Jon St. John • Speaking at some nerd convention last week about whether or not “Duke Nukem Forever” still has a pulse. As the game has been on the brink of release for over a decade, the fact that this bastard is attempting to give hope to gamers means that we hate him. Hope is something that should have died long ago, you freaking jerk! source

02 Dec 2009 10:23


Tech: People actually play Facebook games, make their creators big bucks

  • 20
    people play FishVille, which only came out in November and relies on micropayments
  • $200 million the amount of money FishVille’s creator, Zynga, will likely make this year; REALLY? source

11 Oct 2009 11:27


Tech: Help a zombie out, pay for gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaames

The Zombie Experiment
  • Crowdsourcing through Zombies. The Zombie Experiment is looking to create a game completely paid for by fans who donate money and who have a say in the game’s design. Oh, and they donate to charity. Awesome. source

31 Aug 2009 10:39


Tech: Electronic Arts has to buy lots of ads to market a game

  • $10 million cost of creating an average Electronic Arts video game
  • $30 million cost of marketing the game – particularly on television source

06 Aug 2009 10:15


Tech: Will Wright wants to go from game-maker to multihyphenate

  • We’re taking the idea that you can have a million people engaged not just in entertainment, but also have them creating huge amounts of content for other people to experience. The question is how can you transfer that to other fields besides games.
  • “The Sims” creator Will Wright • Discussing the possibilities of taking the more experimental ideas in his games – also including “Spore,” perhaps the most overhyped non-“Halo” game of all time – and trying to push them in other portions of the entertainment spectrum. He used the phrase “entertainment designer.” For those of you who get much joy out of seeing ultra-successful famous people possibly fail, keep an eye on Will Wright. • source

29 May 2009 11:01


Tech: The lack of DRM on “The Sims 3” makes it easy to pirate

  • 180,000 copies ganked via piracy source