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EA’s DRM Backfires, Spore Tops 2008 Most Pirated List

EA’s DRM Backfires, Spore Tops 2008 Most Pirated List I’m sure that you guys remember a couple of months back when people were raising such a big stink over Spore. It wasn’t so much an issue with the game itself, but rather with the DRM which EA chose to infect protect it with. You see, EA knew this was going to be a popular title, and they wanted...
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Walmart Ranked #1 Gaming Retailer, Despite Incompetence

Walmart Ranked #1 Gaming Retailer, Despite Incompetence I hate Walmart. For many reasons that I won’t go into here, I can’t stand this big-box retailer. Since we try to stick to gaming here, I’ll list only the related reasons why I don’t like shopping at Walmart. Recently, I decided to pick up Fallout 3 on a whim when it launched. I live...
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Jack Thompson Is Officially Disbarred

Jack Thompson Is Officially Disbarred Well it’s official folks, after many years of harassing gamers, gaming studios and just being a general asshat, Jack Thompson has finally gotten himself disbarred. No longer can this man practice law in the state of Florida. Granted, that doesn’t mean that we’re completely rid of him, but...
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A Tale Of Two Covers

A Tale Of Two Covers Look carefully at the two images above. Now if you ignored the slightly different titles, one might be inclined to believe that these were simply two versions of the same cover. However, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. The cover on the left was released by THQ back in June, while the other is...
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E3 Will Be Bigger, Better, But Not Open To The Public

E3 Will Be Bigger, Better, But Not Open To The Public Earlier this week we reported on rumors that E3 was going to be restored to its days of former glory, with public access and all. Well the ESA has finally commented on these rumors, and they were partially correct. Here’s an official quote from ESA CEO Michael Gallagher. “Video games are the fastest...
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Rumor – E3 2009 To Open Its Doors To The Public In June

Rumor – E3 2009 To Open Its Doors To The Public In June I’ve been pretty sore about E3 for the last couple of years. When I was younger, it was my dream to go to E3 and take in all of the wonder and amazement of the show. Unfortunately, during the past two years, when I’ve been able to consider going to the event, it has been lacking in both wonder...
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EA CEO John Riccitiello Thinks Spore Complainers Were Either Pirates Or Just Plain Stupid

EA CEO John Riccitiello Thinks Spore Complainers Were Either Pirates Or Just Plain Stupid We’ve all heard plenty about the hubbub surrounding the SecuROM DRM used in Spore. In a recent interview, John Riccitiello of EA fires back about the negative reaction that the game received as a result. Here’s a rather lengthy quote from him on the subject. “I personally hate DRM. I don’t...
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Diablo III Gets A New Logo

Diablo III Gets A New Logo Remember back when the first screenshots of Diablo III were released? There were a lot of gamers upset about the new, brighter look of the game, which the guys over at Blizzard defended. Personally, I think a larger color pallet was a good idea, as it allows them to add in levels of detail that...
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