Monthly Archives April 2007

Spider-Man 3 may be the most expensive movie ever made

This article in Radar Online discusses the budget of Spider-Man 3. The exact budget is not known, but ‘industry insiders’ claim the production alone cost over $350 million, which with marketing and promotion means the whole movie cost half a billion dollars. Sony, ‘still reeling from a flurry of bad press on its PlayStation 3 […]

Kitty Pidgin

Anil Dash has written about a subject I have been pondering lately (the weather’s too nice for my tinfoil hat *sigh*): Cats Can Has Grammar. Or, in other words, the “lolcat Internet meme” (see this site for instance) involves a grammatically consistent subset of English. Technically (I am taking Anil’s word for it) it’s a […]

Harvey Birdman game from Capcom

I found out via Eurogamer that Capcom is developing a game based on Adult Swim’s Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law, one of the funniest cartoons I’ve seen in the last couple of years. Hopefully, it is similar to Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, a game I like a lot. Even more hopefully, it fixes some of […]

Game developers change light bulbs

Greg posts light bulb jokes for game developers. Embarassingly, I think I’ve said something along the line of the producer version at least once in my professional life.

War on Terror, the board game

War on Terror, the board game. From TerrorBull Games, a UK company – noone does satire like the British. Sounds like fun. (Via BoingBoing.)

Tomb Raider Anniversary dated

Eurogamer says that Tomb Raider Anniversary will come out on May 25th – my birthday! If it’s anywhere near as good as Tomb Raider Legend (the game I bought an Xbox 360 for), I will be very happy.

More on Aufbaustrategiespiele

It always surprises me which posts here get commented on and linked to, and which ones don’t (although I am no longer surprised at the amount of traffic I get from people googling ‘everquest porn’ or ‘wow nude patch’). Greg Costikyan commented on my recent post about the Anno and Settlers franchises. I could write […]

Guitar Hero II song pack pricing

DonkeyXote, a lawyer at Microsoft Game Studios has written a blog post explaining why the Guitar Hero II song packs may be priced the way they are. Apparently some people are… shall we say… mildly puzzled about the pricing. I don’t have Guitar Hero II for the Xbox 360 and my Guitar Hero 1 controller […]

This is why I don’t have a Wii

It is immoral.

Haloid

It involves Halo and has several other pet peeves of mine (like the ending), but nevertheless Haloid, by Monty Oum, has some very well-orchestrated action sequences. (Via Penny Arcade.)