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Hey all, sorry it has been awhile since my last blog. As everyone else I have been busy with the Holiday Season and the start of the new year. Many things are coming together and 2006 is looking like it is going to be a great year. In March I will be headed to the Game Developers Conference (GDC) and in May back to E3. I am looking forward to both of ......

Point A: http://news.com.com/Video+g... Point B: http://www.canada.com/techn... ......

The China government is now stepping in and limiting game play for MMOG's. I certainly understand where they are coming from and I applaude the idea of restricting time young people play BUT it sould come from the parents and not the government. http://www.gamesindustry.bi... I am starting to see a trend towards government involvement ......

Hey, this is cool.  My monthly energy cost are going down in 2006 thanks to Intel.  Now I just need to figure out what to do with that extra cash!

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1851424,00.asp



Here is a link to the pricing announcement. 

http://www.gamedev.net/community/forums/topic.asp?topic_id=339668

Personally I think the pricing is ok.  Yeah it is a bit steep for the premium package but overall it is fair.



The top 10 PC games sold for June are:

1.  Battlefield 2

2.  Guild Wars

3.  World of Warcraft

the rest... http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=6037



Parent Controls on the XBox 360.  Being a parent of 3 children I view this as a welcome from Microsoft. 

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=10300



This is a great site for up to date MMOG active subscription stats.

http://www.mmogchart.com/



Here are the top 10 Independent games of 2004 as published by Game Tunnel and the Mid year report on 2005 games. 2004 Top 10: http://www.gametunnel.com/h... 2005 Mid year list: http://www.gametunnel.com/h... ......

Well, a hit game maybe not but an award winning game.  Rocketbowl was produce with a few developers and a low budget.  Goes to prove the small guy can still write a game.

http://www.gamasutra.com/features/20050624/tinney_01.shtml



Here is an informative article on the pricing of the upcoming gaming consoles.

http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=5817



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