Being a collector, owning every single game for a particular system is definitely something that entices me, but naturally the $20,000 price tag would scare many brave gamers away. A problem I also find with this is that most of the stuff is there for completeness. Okay, once you've paid $20,000, you own the bragging rights to having every single NES game and accessory on the planet. But that's about it. For the total lot there is probably only about 100 to 150 games in there worth playing more than once. Most of the equipment will probably never be used. While I'd have to say its pretty awesome having the bragging rights, I don't think its worth it to have to sell your car for it.
Ironically I would like to point out that while he has 670 listed as every game, MG has over 700 documented for that system (something I'm proud to say, I honestly thought we'd have less). It also appears to me that there are some listed on his that we don't have documented yet. Anyone feel like digging through the list in case we don't have a game there already?
The release date of Duke Nukem Forever is still "When It's Done", but 3D Realms says that they'll release more screenshots of Duke Nukem Forever soon.
Although... If this would would work on a Playstation 3 running linux... PC games on your PS3? Anyone thinking of giving this software a shot (on a PS3 or not a PS3)?
Previously given to those who used technology to push new ways of making movies, such as James Cameron and Pixar, and more recently used to recognize Internet execs like Yahoo topper Terry Semel and AOL's Jon Miller, this year's award is a recognition for the first time that a videogame developer can truly change the landscape for the entire media business.
According to the article, The Producers Guild of America is looking to make videogames an "established part" of the PGA and have annual awards for videogame designers.
While this seems to make the Xbox 360 controller even better that the Sixaxis ( Sony's controller is missing rumble ) it misses the whole Wiimote by a long shot. The Wiimote doesn't replace existing functionality, it creates a whole new control scheme. Friends of mine who are not gamers by any stretch of the imagination come over quite often to play the Wii. During one session one of them made a very acute observation. Traditional game playing is less hand-eye coordination that thumb-eye coordination. While they struggle with the control scheme of Gears of War and NBA Live the Wii's controls are immediately understood.
Just like the d-pad has the era of the dual analog controls come and gone?
Lumines was one of the few games I actually liked for the PSP. When it was announced that Q Entertainment was bringing the game to Live I was pretty excited. I must say I was quite disappointed to find the 19 or so dollar Live version quite crippled. Missing was much of the functionality of the original PSP game. You had to pay extra to get each little bit. While a big fan of the game I found the practice pretty revolting and decided to vote with my wallet. I guess many people felt the same way since the price drop seems to indicate many people did not end up buying the extra packs.
Am I the only one who would prefer to pay for a large game at an expensive price than say be nickled and dimed, but get the first small portion cheaply?
MobyGames will be attending, covering and most likely exhibiting at the show. Pre-registration saves you 31% if you are so inclined. We always have a wonderful time. Stop by the booth and say hi.
With GDC coming up, and the subsequent Independent Games Festival and Awards at said event, I can't help but think this is not an isolated incident in the field of hobbyist programming. Are there any prior examples of a small, free, independent game's ideas being snatched up and used without permission in a large commercial game?
What contests have you tried and risks were associated?
"Microsoft official told CBC News Online, on condition of anonymity, that the world's largest software maker is frustrated by legal shackles that prevent the company from restricting what kinds of software major computer makers install on new PCs."
Craplets are those annoying pieces of software that PC manufacturers get paid to install on brand new machines. Often times the software is useless or down right malicious. I stopped buying Dell computers since it would take me nearly an entire day to uninstall all the useless crap they throw on there. When I bought my laptop the free and nearly useless anti-virus software reported that the free and completely useless Dell maintenance tool was spyware. It took quite a bit of wrangling with support to uninstall it, since the uninstall tool didn't want to do it on its own.
I for one hope Microsoft can do something about this, though from the article it sounds unlikely. What can we do? Unless consumers refuse to buy PCs with Craplets the manufacturers will not change their ways.
The Inquirer is reporting on Apple's slightly overshadowed other product announcement, Apple TV. iPod like interface DVR with tight integration with iTunes. Hmmmm. Interesting. Does it play games? That is what I want to know. While Microsoft and Sony battle over the living room with gaming boxes that also happen to do other stuff, can Apple cut out a piece of living room territory doing it the other way around?
"Consumers buy PlayStations and Xboxes for the games they run, not the boxes themselves."
Now, I love my Xbox 360. It does make pretty noises and have colorful lights, However any gamer knows it's the games not the box that matters.
Bill Gates is making a full court press to create an alternate cult of personality to Steve Jobs. Gates seems to be everywhere making wild statements about the future. Most notably is that in this age of digital media the average family will need terabytes of storage to preserve their digital movies, music and pictures. Wow! I remember when terabyte storage was only in the realm of big IT enterprises. I thought 60 gig of music was a lot, but hey, video does take up a lot of space. Do you already have a terabyte for personal use? Can you see yourself using a terabyte of storage?
"Playing video games should be pure, childlike fun--not the cause for chronic neck and shoulder pain. Those are problems real adults should deal with, not thirty-something year old gamers who refuse to grow up."
The pillow rest on you ankles and lets you relax you chin and shoulders. No more cramping playing Mario Kart. Now if it could somehow ingest calories and deal with the waste it would be perfect.
The film takes an unprecedentedly-candid look at the hot-topic debate that pits artists' rights and our culture's thirst for violence and sensationalism, against our social obligation to protect the youth generation as it takes shape and, inevitably, shapes our future.
With an introduction like this, along bombastic sounds and images, it seems the debate on violence in games and the alleged consequences on society is far from cooling down. The trailer is available on YouTube.
Jack Thompson is now targeting Microsoft to prevent the release of Grand Theft Auto 4, and other parties seem to be gearing up for other head-on confrontations. Penny Arcade has its own idea about the fuss, but do you think the real witch-hunt has yet to start?
We have always wrestled with how much control we should have over the content on MobyGames. Wikipedia uses a very democratic model where any person can upload and edit content with great success. MobyGames has gone to great lengths to ensure we are on the correct side legally and ethically. To the extent that some contributors consider MobyGames an "adventure in nitpicking". Should MobyGames open up even more? What about the issues raised in this latest YouTube case?
"As a result of today's action, effective at the close of business on January 3, 2007, each 10 shares of Atari common stock, par value $0.01 per share, will become one share of common stock, par value $0.10 per share."
Provided Atari can keep its share price above $1.00 for ten days Nasdaq will withdraw its plan to suspend the stock. Don't come out with a good game for a couple of years, add in some over priced acquisitions and a few big budget flops and this is what happens. It is so easy to go from the top of the heap to the bottom. Not as easy the other way around. If the GTA franchise ever loses its luster could Rockstar be next?
Dear Xbox Customer:
Thank you for contacting Xbox Customer Care. We have received your request for service. Please prepare your console and follow the instructions provided by our customer service department. You will receive an e-mail as soon as the next step in the process has begun.
Xbox Customer Care
Note: This is not a monitored e-mail address.
As previously posted we have had various support issues with Microsoft in the past. The funny thing is I do not currently have ANY open issues right now. A really REALLY delayed email or is support on the fritz again?
- Video games satisfy a psychological need
- Next-gen games and their next-gen pricing
- Devices stay on when you turn them off