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Samhain's Zergwatch

Samhain's Zergwatch is a blog that started in 2006 on a different gaming community server and has since evolved into www.zergwatch.com, a place to gather my twisted thoughts on the whole mess. Explore the oozing underbelly of gaming with me.

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A WTF week in review: There must be something in the GDC water.

Posted by zergwatch Sunday February 24 2008 at 1:05AM
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After a dismal week last week, we rebound with some really exciting news from the gaming industry gutters this week.  We're back to the WTF levels we saw just two weeks ago.  Sit back and enjoy last week's top 10 WTF headlines from the gaming industry.

#10. Electronic Arts exec says Activision-Blizzard can't compete:  EA Exec smack talks the new Activision-Blizzard company and says they have nothing on EA.

#9. 
Activision offers refund for Guitar Hero III : Plagued by delays in replacing CD's, Activision Announced this week that they will issue refunds for those who don't want to wait to replace their defective game discs. 

#8. 
UK bank blames fraudsters for World of Warcraft ban:  Citing Blizzard as a high risk offender when it comes to chargebacks and disputes, a UK bank told its customers they can't use their credit cards to play WoW.

#7
Former Atari exec claims company rushed titles out the door:  Former exec from Atari says the company pushes titles out the door at all costs, not worrying about consequences or quality.

#6
Nobody cares about your stupid story: 2K Games' Ken Levine admits that players care more about game play and game quality over a story.

#5
Blizzard says buying gold is bad: Apparently losing the battle against the Chinese gold farmer, Blizzard makes a plea to its users to not use RMT services.  Pretty Please.

#4
Lots of Blah Blah Blah from GDC 2008: GDC week gave us lots of good news and lots of news nobody really cared about.

#3
Day of Defeat: Sony Blu-ray K.O.'s Toshiba HD-DVD: There were no surprises here other than why Toshiba prolonged the beating and WTF Xbox owners are going to do with their new HD-DVD player.   In a sense, Sony KO's Toshiba and Microsoft with this news.

#2
PS3 owners petition Sony to release open beta for Home: "We Demand that you have a beta" says a bunch of PS3 owners.  I'm pretty sure Sony really cares what they ask for.

#1
Baby dies from neglect while parents play video games:  What is video gaming without people killing each other and their children?

ElRenmazuo writes:

neglecting babys, people dont care about story telling....how sad.

Sun Feb 24 2008 9:50AM Report
Anofalye writes:

Ken Levine and 2K gains faction with Anofalye!  :)

 

Yeah, I kinda like story, they are an extra.  But, as he said...I care a LOT more about the GAME!  :)  I wanna play!!  PLAY!  PLAY!!!!

 

2K ftw!  Game developpers who understand I want a GAME!!!!  WOOT!  Yay!  :)  Me happy!

Sun Feb 24 2008 1:28PM Report
Jimmy_Scythe writes:

GANM: Games Are Not Movies

Sun Feb 24 2008 1:59PM Report
ElRenmazuo writes:

well movies are not books, whats your point?

Sun Feb 24 2008 3:11PM Report
ElRenmazuo writes:

I think the story can be one of most ground breaking gameplay mechanic if used right, because it takes it to a whole new level which is the players consciousness.  Games like Mass Effect, Knights of the Old Republic, and Bioshock are great examples of this.

Sun Feb 24 2008 10:58PM Report

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