Category Archives: Third Party

Bait and Switch

So Nintendo has officially confirmed “Project Cafe” for an E3 reveal, and a 2012 (post April 2012, but they’d be stupid to announce it now and sit on it until 2013) release. They still haven’t shown it, or confirmed what … Continue reading

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New Sonic + Old Sonic =

…very likely to be “Still Gonna Suck Sonic”. Sonic Generations is continuing one of the new traditions of the Sonic franchise, and I’m not talking about the “Sonic Cycle“.  This new Sonic game, being hyped for bringing back the old … Continue reading

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Jobs to defend Apple’s lockout of the iPod

Back in 2004, Real Networks created Harmony Technology, a program to allow music bought on their service to play on an iPod; this overrode the FairPlay encryption technology Apple implemented in it, which only allowed the iPod to connect to … Continue reading

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Third parties still don’t like Nintendo (and Apple it seems)

Trip Hawkins (founder of EA and 3DO, currently head of Digital Chocolate and on EA’s board of directors) called out Nintendo for adding licensing agreements to the video game market, and that things were better when software companies made software … Continue reading

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NA 3DS launch line-up

Nintendo has finally revealed the official 3DS launch line-up, with only a month to go. Pilotwings Resort Steel Diver Nintendogs + Cats Super Street Fighter IV The Sims 3 Madden NFL Football Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D Lego Star Wars … Continue reading

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The day the dance will die?

“Guitar Hero was able to succeed for five years. What they did was launch a new instalment (sic) every year… We have launched a few games now and what we see is consumers want more and more songs,” he said, … Continue reading

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The day the music died

On February 3, 1959, a plane crash took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. On February 9, 2011, Activision officially ends the Guitar Hero and DJ Hero franchises. It may seem a little crass comparing … Continue reading

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