Video Game News

Weekly Video Game Post–August 6, 2012

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Weekly Video Game Podcast – August 6, 2012 <39 mins (36.2 MB)>
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  • We all know that the Wii is in lame duck mode but what’s the Xbox 360 and the PS3’s excuse?
  • Don’t worry; Madden comes out in a few weeks and then it’ll be September and there will be lots of video game news to talk about
  • Continue reading for sales figures from the week of July 21st and 28th and other stuff (all sales figures come from www.vgchartz.com)

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Weekly Video Game Post–January 3, 2012

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  • Jamie Gore and John Teodoro
  • The Top 10 Games of 2011 Podcast  
  • Sorry, Just Dance 3 did not make the list
  • Continue reading for sales figures from the week of December 24th and other stuff (all sales figures come from www.vgchartz.com)

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Weekly Video Game Newsletter–Issue 6

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The latest edition of the Weekly Video Game Newsletter is finally up.

In this Issue:

  • Video Game Sales Recap for December 17th, 2011
  • Year in Review: Q1 Recap
  • Review of Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony for 2011
  • Adventure Island (NES) Review
  • Centipede (Arcade) Review
  • Decimation X (Xbox Live Indie Game) Review
  • Donkey Kong Country (SNES) Review
  • Space Invaders (Arcade) Review

From now on, game reviews will appear in the newsletters first and then eventually be published on the website. Reviews will start appearing on the site again starting on New Year’s Day.

The next issue will be published on Saturday, December 31st, 2011. In that issue, this site’s games of the year list will be published. That list will appear on the site on Sunday, January 1st, 2012 (as per tradition).

PLEASE NOTE: There was an error with the review score for Donkey Kong Country. As much as I love the game, I cannot give the game the full five-star treatment for some of the issues associated with the game (the biggest one being that trying to complete the game 102% is next to impossible unless you get help from an outside source or have hours to kill to test every pit and make blind leap-of-faith jumps). The score should have been four stars. I’m sorry for any inconvenience that this may have caused. Don’t worry though, there is a five-star video game review coming up soon. Because of linking issues, I will not be making a change in the newsletter during the short term but when I eventually make a page on the site just for the newsletters, I’ll change the review score in the newsletter when I archive the newsletter there.

Weekly Video Game Post – July 10, 2011

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  • Jamie Gore and Chris Karpyszyn
  • Slow news week so Chris decides to kill all chance for him to get a job in the games industry
  • We talk about E3 for the last time this year (hopefully)
  • Continue reading for sales figures from the week of June 25th and other stuff (all sales figures come from www.vgchartz.com)

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Weekly Video Game Podcast – June 5, 2011

Weekly Video Game Podcast – June 5, 2011 <49 mins (45.1 MB)>
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– Jamie Gore and Chris Karpyszyn
– We review E3 which could either be a dud year or very exciting
– There are decent odds that Sony and Nintendo screw up their respective system launches
– All the while, Microsoft continues to ring in new system sales.

Any questions or comments about the podcasts or anything can be sent to jgore@madnessbrewing.com.

BREAKING NEWS PODCAST: Wii 2 Announcement – Reaction and Speculation

 BREAKING NEWS PODCAST – Wii 2 Announcement – Reaction and Speculation
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Nintendo has finally made it official and announced the successor to the Wii; something that the industry analysts have been predicting since 2008. Chris Karpyszyn and I discuss what this means for Nintendo and whether or not they can stop losing market share to the other companies. We also talk about the Playstation Network outage that doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon.

Chris and I will be back again on Thursday to discuss this further as more news leaks as well as other items in the world of gaming including Portal 2 and the first month of the Nintendo 3DS. The Weekly Movie Podcast will also be released sometime tomorrow.

These breaking news podcasts are going to be a new feature of the site when major news goes down in the subject areas that are covered in this site (for example, Montreal and Canadian news, film, and gaming). If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, send them to jgore@madnessbrewing.com. I know there was an issue with my audio side as it sounds more like AM quality than FM quality but I think it’s because I deleted my master by mistake and had to take the audio from the Skype conversation between me and Chris instead.

 

Weekly Video Game Newsletter– August 20, 2010–Issue #4

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Here’s the latest issue of the Weekly Video Game Newsletter. It’s actually been several weeks since the last one was published so I included a bunch of sales figures and release dates from the weeks missing on top of all the info about the stuff that came out this week and how well (or horribly) stuff sold the week of August 7th (courtesy of VGChartz.com).