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Weekly Video Game Post–January 9, 2013

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Weekly Video Game Podcast – January 9, 2013 <81 mins – 75.9MB>
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Due to a near perfect storm of events, I wasn’t able to post the podcast on time despite it being finished for the last two days. It’s a pretty good podcast where Chris and I discuss the site’s top games of 2012. We also go on many tangents and go off topic quite a bit. Plus the usual bits about game sales and upcoming releases.

With all that’s been going on behind the scenes with me, the Video Game Newsletter will only resume publishing this coming Sunday or Monday. I apologize for any inconvenience but it’s been crazy hectic for me the last couple of days.

  • Continue reading for sales figures from the week of December 29th and other stuff (all sales figures come from www.vgchartz.com)

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The Top 10 Games of 2012

Another year in the books and another top ten list for games. It’s been a bit of a weird year: two system launches, multiple game delays, and nothing groundbreaking. Still, it’s not like there weren’t any great games in 2012; this list doesn’t have contain any mediocrity. Considering that a number of titles on this list were smaller releases, maybe there are a few here that you haven’t played. This isn’t an isolated opinion; many other media outlets had a number of, if not a majority of the titles on their top games list, made by companies that are not household names. It’s a bit weird that many of the best titles of the year came from obscure place but, then again, 2012 was a pretty bizarre year in gaming. (more…)

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–July 21, 2012

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Weekly Video Game Podcast – July 21, 2012 <27 mins (24.9 MB)>
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  • It’s the summer and post-E3 so there’s not much going on in the video game industry
  • On the podcast I talk about the 3DS XL and why, for maybe the dumbest reason, it is not a good idea to buy the system
  • Continue reading for sales figures from the week of July 14th and other stuff (all sales figures come from www.vgchartz.com)

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Pre E3 2012 Roundtable Podcast

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I’m having some issues with the website at the moment. I’ve been trying to upload the podcast for the better part of the day and my normal blog editor is acting up. I plan on posting a new Video Game Newsletter later tonight as well as a roundtable podcast of the Xbox 360 E3 presser (the Sony one might have to wait until tomorrow). When I get the website stuff sorted out, I’ll clean up this post and make everything more presentable. Until then, check out our predictions (we were pretty close with Microsoft with the notable exception of a new console).

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–January 3, 2012

Weekly Video Game Podcast – January 2, 2012 <69 mins (47.5 MB)>
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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–December 25, 2011

Weekly Video Game Podcast – December 25, 2011 <77 mins (52.6 MB)>
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  • Jamie Gore and John Teodoro
  • Podcast delivered despite being pretty awfully sick all week
  • I don’t hate Nintendo but for this podcast, I really hate Nintendo
  • Seriously Nintendo, make with the games on the Virtual Console…and bring back IPs like Pikmin, WarioWare, Advance Wars, and Kid Icarus (no, that Sin and Punishment knockoff doesn’t count) 
  • Speaking of downloadable games and hate, I really tear Sony a new one; do they not want me to use my PSP anymore?
  • Microsoft got off easy…lucky them
  • Continue reading for sales figures from the week of December 17th 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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