Results for August 2008

Throw-Down Marketing
When I was in first grade, I thought that war should really be settled by board game. So it comes as a welcome surprise to see that the rappers Bow Wow and The Game have decided to challenge each other not to a quickdraw, but to a game of "Madden '09." The stakes? $100k, to be donated by the loser to charity.» 0 Comments
In Ill-Conceived Move, Game Publishers Target File-Sharers
In a move that worked so well for the RIAA, five video game publishers -- Atari, Codemasters, Reality Pump, Techland and Topware Interactive -- have decided to go after 25,000 file-sharers who have been allegedly violating their intellectual property rights and distributing their games online.» 0 Comments
Playing In The Clouds
Today's ephemeral buzz may very well be tomorrow's new wave of products. One of the buzz items that caught my attention this week was a leaked video of a potential virtual world connected to one of the MySpace co-founders, Brad Greenspan. This virtual world has an interesting angle -- it's built on an engine called OTOY, which is a graphics engine that does its rendering in a "cloud."» 0 Comments
Second Mid-Life Crisis
Second Life, which allows users an extremely high level of freedom compared to competing virtual worlds, is heading towards becoming more regulated. The big issues is advertising.» 0 Comments
Gaming Notes
Rather than talking about one specific topic this week, I'm going to briefly mention several things that caught my eye....» 0 Comments