Pain Unimaginable January 12, 2009
It began a few days ago. Microsoft, apparently non-ironically, introduced their “Garage Band killer”, Songsmith.
(Note the kid is using a MacBook.)
But moving on, today this appeared on the intarwebs (thanks Gizmodo). It appears to be the developmentally disabled love child of Van Halen and a Casio keyboard demo button.
The 1Up Crew: It’s Not Over January 8, 2009
It looks like most, if not all, of our EGM podcasting favorites have landed on RebelFM. Their new project, EatSleepGame, can be found for your listening pleasure here.
An official press quote from RebelFM states:
Won’t you please welcome Anthony Gallegos, Nick Suttner, Philip Kollar, Matt Chandronait, Ryan O’Donnell, Jade Kraus, and me, as we bring you the opening salvo of Rebel.fm. It’s on, bitches.
This little nugget can be found in the press release for the new Ghostbusters movie Blu-Ray:
America’s favorite paranormal psychologists are back to save the world, this time with unsurpassed picture and audio quality and advanced new bonus features in the Ghostbusters Blu-ray Disc, releasing worldwide the week of June 16, 2009. The simultaneous launch of Ghostbusters: The Video Game, the highly anticipated videogame from Atari, celebrates the film’s 25th anniversary, with an all-new adventure from by the film’s original writers
June 16, 2009 is a Tuesday, kids – mark it on your calendar.
Goodbye, EGM January 7, 2009
It is official: Electronic Gaming Monthly magazine is no more. The company’s web presence, 1UP.com has been purchased by UGO, a Hearst company after EGM’s original parent, Ziff Davis, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The magazine has been shuttered permanently. I was hoping that most of the staff would be kept on, but Kotaku is reporting that Skip Pfister, Ryan O’Donnell, Philip Kollar, Jay Fresh, Cesar Quintero, Nick Suttner, Anthony Gallegos, Matt Chandronait, Shane Bettenhausen and former EIC James Mielke have been let go and that the 1Up Show is no more. What exactly do they have left, and who do they think will produce it?
On a personal level I am very sorry to hear about this. Over the last year EGM and 1Up have become significant staples in my gaming life. The 1Up Yours Show is a significant inspiration for the WeinerCast, and the 1Up Show theme is never more than an earworm away. EGM has always been the finest of the gaming magazines, and really gave meaning to the term “game journalism”. It was always my dream to write for them – now I guess I never will. Best of wishes to all of you over there or wherever you end up.
WeinerCast Wednesday! GVGA Edition December 31, 2008
The Weinercast is go! This week: Gwyddia Hosts The 2008 Gnome Video Game Awards.
As always, the Weinercast is available on
Please leave us a review or a comment/question, and we’ll address it on air next week!
I’m Blind December 29, 2008
The folks at Joystiq used this image today in their daily commentary about Nintendo printing money. The story isn’t news, but the picture made me want to cry. So I decided to share. “Enjoy”.
OK, the original Star Tropics has been on the Wii’s Virtual Console for a while, but today you can get the sequel to complete the set. If you never had the chance as a kid to check out this (for its time) amazing action-adventure title about a boy and his yo-yo, deeew eeet.
New Kingdom Hearts Game Delayed December 22, 2008
The Weiner is crying. Squeenix has confirmed that the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts 358/2 has been delayed until an unspecified “Spring 2009” release. Add at least 6 months to that for a North American release and you’re probably looking at holiday 2009 for more Disney/Squeenix fun.
Aspyr Layoffs December 19, 2008
Sad news for Mac gamers – Austin-based Aspyr Media, the folks who keep porting us our Sims and more, just announced layoffs and cutbacks of up to one third of their staff. All of their 2009 projects ate still slated for completion, but for some hardworking families, it is not going to be a merry Christmas.