Episode 15: Poly of Games: Psycho Edition

zaxxon1 For this episode, the crew weclomes Brian “Psychochild” Green, a game designer, developer, writer, administrator. Brian was one of the developers of Meridian 69 and helped form Near Death Studios, Inc. which later bought the rights to that game and ran it for many years. With a ton of experience in the gaming industry, he has a great perspective. We talk news, new releases, games we’ve been playing and we answer your voicemails and emails! It’s another long one, but worth every minute.
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This Week In Gaming

For example, it points out that in fiscal 2009, which ended in December, that their top three franchises, Call of Duty, Guitar Hero, and World of Warcraft, accounted for about 68 percent of their net revenues for the year.

His comments come as the company launches its Side-Scroller Showdown incentive for its recently launched free-to-play MMO Dragonica. The incentive challenges MMO players to try out Dragonica Online and then decide if they prefer it to their existing MMO game. If they choose to switch, they’re rewarded with in-game cash, and if they decide to stick with their current game they’re also given cash to spend in that game.

Take-Two has revealed in its latest fiscal earnings report that Bioshock 2 has managed to ship more than three million units worldwide since releasing on February 9. The report also says the first game has now sold over four million copies worldwide across all platforms, “bringing the total sales of the franchise to 7 million units.” Of course, the important distinction here is that “shipped” does not equal “sold,” as Take-Two infers above.

5 Deals in 5 Minutes

  1. Microsoft Store takes 30% off a selection of Xbox 360 games via coupon code “CLR-MSFT-Games-30%” Coupon expires March 31. Notable titles include Dead Space, Overlord 2 and the awesome DJ Hero.
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  3. Once again, Atari.com takes 50% off almost every video game via coupon code “atari50″(This offer excludes preorders, Puzzler World, Star Trek Online, Flashback 2+, Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, EVE Online, Sam & Max 2, and Project Runway.) Games like rollercoaster tycoon, champions online, chronicles of riddick and more.
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Gamer/Podcaster/Blogger - Mike, who is also known as Fimlys in the WoW community, is the Author of Asleep at the WoW Blog ( http://aatwow.fimlys.com ) and Co-Host on the Twisted Nether Blogcast (http://www.twistednether.net ) and HotsCast a Podcast about Heroes of the Storm. He also produces Polygamerous and does the web maintenance. An avid gamer, he's played since his parents first bought him an Atari 2600.. Back in the stone-age...