Weekly Video Game Post

Weekly Video Game Post–January 3, 2015

There are going to be some major changes to how video games are going to be covered on this site. Overall, there will be a reduction in coverage (more emphasis will be put on film, running, and other things). One of the major reasons for this shift is because I find writing and spending time talking about video games too laborious. It’s no longer fun to do as a hobby and every time I’ve had to pull myself away from this site for long periods of time, I didn’t really miss it all that much. Sometimes, it was a relief when I knew I couldn’t write about video games because it felt like chore. There’s too much drama and fanboy garbage that makes writing about the industry in an objective manner more work than it needs to be.

The Weekly Video Game Podcast will remain although the news that I used to put in newsletters will be added to the podcast. With that, there will no longer be any newsletters. There will also only be a few video game reviews a month along with a few feature articles about various things anniversary articles for  Super Mario Bros. 3 and Final Fantasy are in the works). Weekly video game sales will no longer be published because they are no longer reliable (due to the increasing popularity of online marketplaces) although data released by hardware and software publishers will be discussed on the podcast whenever it’s made available.

Some may not like the changes as video games have always been a big part of the site. It will still be something covered here but in a smaller role. Since I work in a very limited role with collaborators, most of the work done on the site is done by myself. I don’t take and have refused advertising and other sources of revenue to supplement my work here. This is a hobby of mine. Certain aspects of it is no longer fun and once a hobby feels like a job, it’s time to stop. I already have a full-time job (and one that I enjoy doing way more than I like talking about video games).

The podcast will resume next week as there is very little to talk about as there was very little news and only two releases on consoles (both Nintendo Virtual Console eShop releases).

This Past Week’s Downloadable Console/Handheld Game Releases
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Nintendo Wii U Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire (GBA-Virtual Console)
Nintendo 3DS Bionic Commando: Elite Forces (GBC-Virtual Console)

This Week’s Steam Game Releases
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Ancients of Fasaria: Celestias Angelica
Catmouth Island
Crunch Time
Dr. Green

Dungeon of Gain
Fake Colours
The Ingenious Machine
– NEKOPARA Vol. 1
Pilot Brothers 2
The Race for the White House
– Shadows of War
SilverQuest: Gaiden
Star Nomad
– sZone-Online
Vintage Year
The Way of Life
WolfWars
– Xsyon – Prelude

Weekly Video Game Post–August 23, 2014

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Weekly Video Game Podcast – August 23, 2014 <12 mins – 11.1MB>
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On today’s podcast, I go over the video game sales for the past week (all sales figures come from www.vgchartz.com and the game releases from the past week. There are a few solid releases this week; especially for downloadable titles. Continue reading for the video game sales and the game releases (with trailers) from last week.

Also, here’s the link to my friend Travis Knight’s Indiegogo campaign that I mentioned on the podcast.

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Weekly Video Game Post–August 11, 2014

Due to an issue with my laptop, this week’s Video Game Podcast is in limbo. Hopefully, I’ll be able to access the raw file by tomorrow and edit it so I can publish it tomorrow. If not, I’ll just chalk it up to a loss. However, I still want to publish the sales figures from the last two weeks as well as list all the game releases from last week (all sales figures come from www.vgchartz.com). If I still have issues with the laptop, I will still be producing podcasts for the week but the sound quality will take a bit of a hit.

Video Game Sales for the Week of August 2nd, 2014

Rank

Console

Title

Publisher

Sales of the Week

Weeks of Release

1 PS4 The Last of Us Remastered Sony Computer Entertainment 293k New
2 Wii U Mario Kart 8 Nintendo 32k 10
3 Xbox 360 Minecraft Microsoft 25k 61
4 PS3 Minecraft Sony Computer Entertainment 19k 12
5 3DS Tomodachi Life Nintendo 17k 9
6 Xbox 360 Grand Theft Auto V Take-Two 16k 46
7 Xbox 360 Call of Duty: Ghosts Activision 15k 39
8 3DS Pokemon X/Y Nintendo 15k 43
9 PS3 Grand Theft Auto V Take-Two 11k 46
9 PS3 Call of Duty: Ghosts Activision 11k 39

Video Game Sales for the Week of July 26th, 2014

Rank

Console

Title

Publisher

Sales of the Week

Weeks of Release

1 Wii U Mario Kart 8 Nintendo 37k 9
2 Xbox 360 Minecraft Microsoft 26k 60
3 3DS Tomodachi Life Nintendo 21k 8
4 PS3 Minecraft Sony Computer Entertainment 21k 11
5 Xbox 360 Grand Theft Auto V Take-Two 16k 45
6 Xbox 360 Call of Duty: Ghosts Activision 16k 38
7 3DS Pokemon X/Y Nintendo 16k 42
8 PS3 Call of Duty: Ghosts Activision 11k 38
9 PS4 Call of Duty: Ghosts Activision 11k 37
10 PS3 Grand Theft Auto V Take-Two 10k 45

This Week’s Retail Game Releases
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Microsoft Xbox 360 Sacred 3
Ultra Street Fighter IV
Sony PlayStation 3 Sacred 3
Ultra Street Fighter IV

 

This Past Week’s Downloadable Console/Handheld Game Releases
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Nintendo Wii U Cybernator (Virtual Console-SNES)
Jett Tailfin
Mega Man 5 (Virtual Console-NES)
Shut the Box
Super Mario Kart (Virtual Console-SNES)
Sony PlayStation 4 Killzone Shadow Fall: Intercept
Road Not Taken
The Swapper
Sony PlayStation 3 The Swapper
Nintendo 3DS The Mysterious Murasame Castle (Virtual Console-NES)
Sony PlayStation Vita Metrico
Table Top Racing
The Swapper

This Week’s Steam Game Releases
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– Amazing World
Another Perspective
Back to Bed
– Battle Islands
Cloud Chamber
The Counting Kingdom
Crazy Plant Shop
Cricket Captain 2014
– Direct Hit: Missile War
Empress of the Deep 3: Legacy of the Phoenix
The Expendabros
GamersGoMakers
Guns and Robots
Heroes of a Broken Land
Jet Gunner
Kingdom Tales 2
Mind: Path to Thalamus
– New York Bus Simulator
Orbital Gear
OTTTD
Pe-2: Dive Bomber
Psichodelya
Rex Rocket
Road Not Taken
Stonerid
– The Terminal 2
– The Tower
Victory at Sea
War on Folvos

Weekly Video Game Post–January 8, 2011

Weekly Video Game Podcast – January 8, 2012 <14 mins (9.5 MB)>
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  • Due to technical difficulties, this is a shorter than normal podcast; just sales and game release information
  • 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 Post–December 18, 2011

Weekly Video Game Podcast – December 18, 2011 <67 mins (46.0 MB)>
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  • Jamie Gore and John Teodoro
  • First podcast in a long time. Let’s hope this starts to be a regular thing again instead of a special edition.
  • Sales are up big time due to the holiday season
  • How is the PlayStation 3 sitting atop worldwide sales for 2011? John and I talk about Sony’s 2011 in this week’s podcast
  • It’s about time people bought the 3DS. It only took a Zelda game and two Mario titles to make people want to buy the machine.
  • 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 Post–September 15, 2010

Weekly Video Game Podcast – September 15, 2010 <85 mins (77.2 MB)>
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  • Jamie Gore and Steve Wood (and featuring Chris Karpyszyn)
  • Due to too many issues, this podcast is actually two weeks of recorded material rolled into one
  • I think we may have talked more about Duke Nukem: Forever than Halo: Reach
  • At least video game sales are beginning to pick up (Metroid’s sales are surprisingly high)
  • Continue reading for sales figures from the week of August 21 and other stuff (all sales figures come from www.vgchartz.com)

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Weekly Video Game Post–August 16, 2010

Weekly Video Game Podcast – August 16, 2010 <45 mins (41.5 MB)>
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  • Jamie Gore and Chris Karpyszyn
  • A quarter of this podcast is me hating on Ubisoft…this is either because it really is a slow news week for games or I loathe the recent business direction of the company (probably a little of both)
  • Hopefully there will be some interesting stuff to talk about when Gamescom hits this week.
  • When I read that Bioshock Infinite was in the works, I was so underwhelmed that I felt that I needed to take a nap.
  • Continue reading for sales figures from the week of July 31 and other stuff (all sales figures come from www.vgchartz.com)

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Weekly Video Game Post–August 9, 2010

Weekly Video Game Podcast – August 9, 2010 <47 mins (43.3 MB)>
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  • Jamie Gore and Chris Karpyszyn
  • Finally a podcast that’s out on time
  • Unfortunately there’s nothing much to talk about other than TORCHLIGHT 2!!!
  • I’m not saying people shouldn’t buy the Xbox Live version of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light but people just shouldn’t spend their money supporting half-finished software…I guess what I’m trying to say is don’t buy the game. Buy something better instead.
  • Continue reading for sales figures from the week of July 31 and other stuff (all sales figures come from www.vgchartz.com)

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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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