Modern Warfare 2

Weekly Video Game Post–August 3, 2010

Weekly Video Game Podcast – August 2, 2010 <61 mins (55.8 MB)>
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  • Jamie Gore and Chris Karpyszyn
  • I almost had this podcast out on time
  • Shorter than normal because there’s not much to talk about
  • Remember all those Nintendo printing money jokes? Well, maybe they should have printed more and stuffed it under a mattress because they seemed to have lost their printing press
  • We talk pirates and not the parrot-loving kind
  • Continue reading for sales figures from the week of July 24 and other stuff (all sales figures come from www.vgchartz.com)

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Madness Brewing Weekly Video Game Newsletter #001

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Well, it almost drove me insane between the editing issues and the podcast but the first Weekly Video Game Newsletter is out. I apologize in advance if there are any formatting issues as Word was giving me a major headache. The feature article for this week’s issue goes over all the big titles that are supposed to be released in the second quarter of 2010 (April through to June). There are also several reviews and Hall of Fame write-ups that were already featured on this site so you can take them with you to read on the go if you have a Kindle or some other e-book. There’s also a really interesting look at just how bad Sega’s sales have become. People complain about the Sonic games but it looks like all their games are garbage.

The newsletter is free of charge. The next issue will be published on Wednesday and will be a weekly fixture on the site. It is in PDF format so you can take with you on an e-book or a Kindle, read it on your computer screen, or print it off and read anywhere you want.

If you have any questions or comments, send them to madnessbrewing@gmail.com

The Top 10 Games of 2009

It’s the end of the year of an old year and a beginning of a new one. After getting together with a bunch of gamers (both hardcore and casual), here’s our list for the “Top 10” games of 2009. The list is only in alphabetical order so don’t get feisty because Assassin’s Creed 2 is at the top and Uncharted 2 is at the bottom. The qualifications for a title to be part of this list was that it had to have had sales of at least 250 000 units in the Americas on at least one single system (according to sales website http://vgchartz.com) through Dec. 19, 2008. The reasoning for titles to be excluded under 250k in sales is that even that critics might love a game but if a game isn’t well received by the mass market, then it’s hard to call it a top game (which hurt a lot of Wii games since there were several people who voted for this list who wanted to vote for games like Silent Hill: Scattered Memories and Madworld). This list is about the Top 10 games that everyone enjoyed, not just the critics.

Like the list? Hate it? Leave a comment because no list is perfect and any discussion is welcome.

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Weekly Video Game Post – December 11, 2009

Weekly Video Game Podcast – Dec. 7-11, 2009 60 mins (27.5 MB)
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  • Jamie Gore and Chris Karpyszyn
  • Two weeks worth of insane information: being an employee at EB Games must be the most stressful job in the world at the moment
  • The usual suspects are selling well
  • DJ Hero is selling well despite what you’ve heard
  • Tony Hawk: Ride…not so much
  • Remember when they made good wrestling games?
  • All our sales data comes from www.vgchartz.com
  • Continue reading for all the release dates and expanded sales figures

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Weekly Video Game Post – November 23, 2009

Weekly Video Game Podcast – Nov. 23, 2009 27 mins (12.1 MB)
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  • Jamie Gore and Chris Karpyszyn
  • No surprise, Modern Warfare 2 sold a lot
  • Surprise, the Xbox 360 had a bad week despite Modern Warfare 2
  • It’s that time of year; we start talking about games of the year
  • Also, Sony doesn’t care about the PSP Go either; just like everyone else in the world.
  • Chris wants you to check out www.desertbus.org. IT’S FOR CHARITY, PEOPLE!!!
  • All our sales data comes from www.vgchartz.com
  • Continue reading for all the release dates and expanded sales figures

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Weekly Video Game Post – November 9, 2009

Weekly Video Game Podcast – Nov. 9 2009 15 mins (7.0 MB)

– Jamie Gore and Chris Karpyszyn.
– Us two and thirty Helens agree that Mario will outsell Modern Warfare 2 this year.
– We take a look at the Halloween week sales.
– If you were not aware already, this is the biggest week in video games this year and we summarize it in fifteen minutes.
– All sales data is from http://www.vgchartz.com

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