Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Marginalia 7.17.09

: Nintendo's throwing a party in Times Square for Wii Sports Resort. You can go, I guess. I just find it odd to throw a beach party in the middle of the Big Apple.

Gamasutra: So this increasingly popular business model of tacking a bunch of crap on after a game's release (DLC, etc.) is called the "Long Tail" model. And it's making people upset, confused, and all sorts of other feelings.

GameDaily: Someone's trying to make an Xbox Live for the iPhone. I don't doubt that they've created the software or that it will run. I just wonder if enough people will care.

Joystiq: YES. [Ed: What I think he was trying to say is: Bookworm Adventures 2 announced.]

Game Politics: China's government says that its "game addiction clincs" need to stop using electroshock therapy on its patients. There's nothing I can say to make this story funny.

Joystiq: Want to play Command & Conquer 4 without an Internet connection? TOO FUCKING BAD. Mechwarrior 4 and its expansions will be distributed on in honor of the IP's 25th anniversary. Oh yeah - for free.