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 [...]
Monthly Archives April 2007
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. From TerrorBull Games, a UK company – noone does satire like the British. Sounds like fun. (Via BoingBoing.)
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.)