Thursday, August 28, 2008

Whoa, under the radar Haloz

This seems like it's a much bigger bombshell than Kotaku is treating it.

If Yu has really taken Gearbox over and set it up as the heir apparent to the Halo franchise, that's monster news!

"I was offered and recruited to the position of Principle (Lead) Engine Architect of Halo Franchise Team at Microsoft. I accepted the offer to lead the team to build the engines and games for future Halo's on Xbox'es and PC's at Microsoft." -Corrinne Yu

I think that pretty much says it all right there. And personally, I think Gearbox is a pretty good choice if MS feels that Bungie can't (or doesn't want to) handle their flagship anymore.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Live free or... play all by yourself.

I just read Don Reisinger's column on cNet about Xbox Live and it's status as the only pay-to-play network service on the current crop of home consoles. Now, I'm not a big online multi guy, but it's a pretty good read other than a few opinions that aren't exactly realistic. Playing online with the Wii is comparable to LIVE on the 360? If you say so Don.

Several months ago I had stated that the Live service would become free to all for PC AND Xbox. This was what I was hearing at the time. It turned out that only the former was the case- for now. I still firmly believe that the Live service will switch over to a free to all part of the Xbox experience. The reasons are well stated in Mr. Reisinger's work and are as valid today as they were a few months ago. Look for this to happen either by the holidays or fall of '09.

Yes, I'm sticking to it.

Friday, August 22, 2008


Caroline McCarthy has a post up on cNet about 2008's Digital Life expo at the Javitz center. Namely, the fact that it's been canceled. Show organizer Ziff Davis says it's all because of a lack of interest in 2007's version... and current economic issues. Ouch. it's too bad because, there was supposed to be a renewed focus on games this year. I was actually looking forward to it.

I was just talking, in 'random thought', about the economic condition in this country and the world in general. There's only so long that the electronic industry in general can go before it starts to suffer. Is this the beginning? I hope not...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Celebrity is out - NOW!

The brand new August/September issue of Celebrity & Entertainment magazine is out now. There's a really cool interview with Stan 'The Man' lee and, of course, the best little tech column on the planet is stuck in there too.

This issue, take a look at the launch of the iPhone 3G and I wrap up E3 with a glance at how the big three performed (with grades and everything! WOW!)


I just saw this over on Dvice.

How soon do you think it will be before we get an interior view of somebody's ass?