Everyone’s favorite (or not) neighborhood friendly analyst Michael Pachter is getting the spotlight in a new video segment on GameTrailers called Pach-Attack!
And indeed that is what you will get in these short bits staring the Wedbush Morgan Securities forecaster; who has also guest stared in other GameTrailers’ programs like the Bonus Round.
So if you are like me, and enjoy Pachter’s insightful and funny outlook on the game’s industry, check out the first episode below where he lists his biggest winners and losers of 2009. And if you’re one of those people who don’t… well there’s a NeoGaf forum thread for you somewhere to vent your nerdy disgust.
Pach-Attack! Episode 1 [GameTrailers]
In other video game related awesome links of the day: an airport in Hong Kong have partnered up with Sony to install PlayStation 3 kiosks, Microsoft of Japan is launching a bunch of new commercials, and a Bitmob contributer argues for the use of Quick Time Events (which will make someone here angry and comment below.)
Plus you can also check out the discussion of the challenge of blending both game play and narrative with Rainbow Studios senior game designer Ara Shirinian on Gamasutra, and lastly, coming to Japanese theaters later this year (and a DVD rack at a Best Buy near you) is a live action movie based on Capcom’s Dead Rising series.
While this might not be Burger King, these awesome links are still flamed broiled hot – hot – hot!
Hong Kong International Airport Gets PS3 Kiosks [Joystiq]
New Xbox Japan Ads Are Reminiscent of Old Dreamcast Ads [Kotaku]
Quick Time Events When And When Not To Use Them [Bitmob]
The Uneasy Merging of Narrative and Gameplay [Gamasutra]
Capcom Making a Dead Rising Movie [GoNintendo]
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In a recent interview with the BioWare founders, GameIndustry.biz discussed with them the maturing of the videogame industry. Is there a possibility that as videogames mature, violence will be seen less.
That is not to say that violence will completely be dropped from games, but that games will use violence less and less as a way to attract crowds. Most of us don’t remember the original MK for being a solid fighter. It was about being able to rip your opponent’s head off.
The same goes for the original GTA series (although, I always found myself having more fun with those). The first few games in the franchise were top-down views, and had no story whatsoever. Yet somehow, they got us playing.
Even today, a lot of the people who enjoy Grand Theft Auto enjoy it because it lets them blow things up and shoot people. I guess that’s fine, but it’s never been enough to keep me entertained for more than an hour. Don’t even get me started on the missions.
What do you think?
You can also check out the interview here.
Ars Technica’s Mole is hinting at some console price cuts. For both the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.
The Mole has been right, no idea how many times he/she has been wrong though. It the source is correct, the drop will happen, for both consoles, by this fall.
If the Mole is right, Sony is bundling the PS3 80GB models with games and trying to phase it out, to make room for something else. A PS3 slim? Maybe.
It is also said that the Xbox 360 will be changing a bit. The Pro version will replaced by the Elite, which will become the standard model, and a new bundle will come to replace the Elite. That is, if any of this is to be believed.
Ars Technica via Kotaku
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