GameHounds Episode 81: Smells Like Curry and Dead Fish

In: Podcasts by Edie Sellers

19 Sep 2009

microphoneYep, it’s a day early because Edie’s taking off to Tokyo tomorrow morning.

And yep, it’s without shownotes for exactly the same reason. We just don’t have time to post anything, especially considering that Edie hasn’t unpacked from PAX yet.

So, enjoy the extra day of GameHounds love. And the next time you hear us, it will be from Tokyo Game Show.

Enjoy.

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3 Responses to GameHounds Episode 81: Smells Like Curry and Dead Fish

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jc

September 20th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

Thanks for reading my comment out on the show, I hope you are right and Beatles outsells Guitar Hero.

Heres a link that relates to the last point I made about it putting other musicians off appearing in future guitar here games:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8259846.stm

The last paragraph is interesting.

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blogkitten

September 21st, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Ok, here’s your car/console analogy:

If the console is the car, then:

Electricity = Oil. The car can’t run without oil (fuel needs aside), and conversely, the console can’t run without electricity. If you don’t have oil in your car, you can have all the gasoline in the world, and it won’t do shit. Same with the console.

Games = Gasoline. Sure, you can run the console with electricity, but without any games, you can’t “go” anywhere. Just like gas in a car.

:)

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Elven6

September 21st, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Tim: Where are you getting those sales numbers from? If it’s VGChartz I wouldn’t put much faith into them since all they do is “estimate” sales numbers. NPD, Chart Track, etc are MUCH better solutions.

I feel Bobby Kotick is a bit misunderstood by gamers, he is a business man first and a gamer second (if at all). His job is to turn a profit and keep the shareholders happy. The developers have to keep the gamers happy and it’s safe to say they seem to be doing so, Activision does back them financially to a certain extent.

At the same time, Kotick might be misunderstanding gamers in a sense, not in regards to what they want but what they want to hear. Telling them he likes to make money from them what ever way he can might not be a great idea.

But you have to hand it to the man, he took over a failing company on the verge of closure in the mid 90s and in just over a decade was able to turn it into a financial powerhouse!

A week late but regarding your Double Dragon XBLA situation Tim, IIRC, content may be delisted from the front end of the marketplace but it will always remain in the back end. If you want to re-download it again I believe you would do so via your download history (in account management).

I’m not 100% sure on that though, this was the response Microsoft gave back when they said they were going to delist under performing XBLA titles.

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