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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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The Daily Zerg - 11/21 - Hoth: The Empire Strikes Out

Posted by zergwatch Friday November 21 2008 at 9:57AM
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Today is a short Zergwatch as I'm on the way to the hospital for the birth of my 2nd child, a boy. I couldn't let the gaming masses down today. ZOMG! it's cold out there today.

Five years later and three years too late
SOE this week released the Battle of Echo Base, a Star Wars Galaxies battleground themed after the famous battle on the planet Hoth from Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back. When SWG was released rumors spread that Hoth was a planet already in the game, but disabled. Later rumors spread about a Hoth expansion. Now, only five years after the release of the game, it's finally here. This is great news for the 200 people still playing this game.  Unfortunately for SOE, the Empire Strikes Out as the expansion comes 1,295 days too late for many people to get excited over it.

It's either me or the game
The Mixed Martial Arts organization decided to drop John Fitch over Fitch's refusal to sign a lifetime contract for the use of his likeness in the upcoming MMA fighting game to be published by THQ. The game is a highly anticipated game for fighting fans and surely, none of them will notice John Fitch's absence.

City of Heroes coming to the Mac
Two extremely small niche communities rejoice as NC Soft announced City of Heroes is coming to the Mac. Once again, 200 people rejoice.

You better have trophies
Sony has confirmed that all new games being released for the PS3 in 2009 must support the trophy reward system in order to be published for use on the console system.

CTA strikes back at violent video games
Just a day after Grand Theft Auto ads made their appearance around the Chicago Transit Authority, the CTA decided today that any games that advocate mass murder, mob hits, car jackings, reckless driving and other violent video game behavior will no longer be acceptable for CTA advertising. This does not affect the GTA IV ads, but bans future games from being displayed on CTA advertising properties. Brucie, a resident of Liberty City said "Chicago's just not alpha like me and you, bro."
Today's Releases
There is nothing worthy of mentioning being released today. Lots of great games came out this week. It was an above average release week.
 

UsedManatee writes:

RE SWG: This is hilarious: "This is great news for the 200 people still playing this game. " and so true.  I'm not one of the serious complainers, but yes I played at release up to the CU... and tested the NGE... and yes, this is probably the funniest thing I've read today...

RE COH on Mac: "Once again, 200 people rejoice."  As a Mac user, this is also making me chuckle due to truth... I think the funnier part is jabbing at the COH itself being a niche community.  There are only two serious contenders on Mac, in my opinion, WoW and EVE.  I'm just not sure how the expense of dev time to port COH to Mac was worth it, yet they're in an all-fired hurry to shut down the TR servers... NCSOFT!  :D

 

Fri Nov 21 2008 6:59PM Report

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