Miss anything this past month? Here's a quick re-cap of what went down, both for us here at MobyGames, and the world of gaming itself:
* We've now passed 57,000 games documented in our database. The question is, will we ever reach 100,000? Watch this space ... okay, maybe not this 'exact' space, but you get the idea. (A little trivia: The platform with the most games? Windows.)
* Not too long ago, our resident super hero Jeanne hit the magical 66,666 contribution point mark on the Top Contributor's list. I say magical since it conjured up untold gold coins in her lounge room ... which we promptly stole, of course.
* As previously mentioned, Sony has just detailed its PSP 'sequel', codenamed NGP (that's 'Next Generation Portable', for those of you playing at home.) In fact, it's been a powerhouse month for Sony, having also launched DC Universe and LittleBigPlanet 2 on its home console. Then there's Mass Effect 2 for the PS3 just last week, ahead of its conclusive third title at years end. Anyone else excited about ME3? Sound off in the forums, folks.
* Meanwhile, Nintendo has finalised its 3DS launch worldwide, starting in Japan later this month. If there are any readers from that region willing to, say, lend me one for a while, message me okay?
* You can now include Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee to the list of future HD remakes, the new trend in gaming it seems. You can expect this one out by years end.
* Lastly, for those film buffs out there, Heavy Rain will be getting the Hollywood treatment by writer David Milch, creator of NYPD Blue and Deadwood, some time soon. Hopefully Michael Bay isn't directing (hint, hint).
That's a wrap on January. Clearly there was more than that, but there's only so much you can fit into a news post without it becoming an essay. And to think, we still have 11 months left!
Good post! Nicely worded, too.
Hee hee, ME3... **BANG**. Dammit, there goes my head!
(Edited by Daniel Saner (2407), Feb 04, 2011)Re: In Review - January '11
Daniel Saner (2407), Feb 04, 2011
Apart from the fact that due to their own screw-up, the chain of trust for all PS3 consoles out there has been blown wide open, and now anyone can sign any code to run on them...
I think it's a good thing really, and won't scratch them at all (I don't support the general idea of "let's wage war against our own customers"), but I guess in Sony's view it will put a serious dent in their monthly review.
That general idea is basically what every publisher you can think of does anyway...
(Edited by Daniel Saner (2407), Feb 05, 2011)Re: In Review - January '11
Daniel Saner (2407), Feb 05, 2011
Many so, yes, at least the majors. In fact I think it is popular throughout all lines of media and technology businesses. Apple is probably world-leader in it. I personally blame it on the stock market, i.e. when companies are run by the highest bidder, instead of someone who actually has a damn clue about the business the company is active in.
It's why we have DRM. Not because anyone in the development or publishing business were actually so delusional as to believe it helped fight piracy. But because some far-away, daft prick in a fancy suit wants to see a number that purports something is being done about it.