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Episode #46- (June 11, 2011) Everything E3 2011 - Microsoft shows us how Kinect makes core games worse - Sony renames the NGP the PS Vita - Nintendo reveals the Wii U - Tomb Raider, CoD: Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, Mario, and sooooo much more!
Episode #45 – (May 22, 2011) Atari reports Q1 revenue – Xperia Play out next week for $199 – All the latest PSN talk, plus Howard Stringer defends Sony’s week of silence – Square Enix websites get hacked – Dragon Age 3 is in development – Rumor: Microsoft working on core Kinect titles for E3 – BioShock going to the Smithsonian – L.A. Noire may or may not be causing problems on the PS3 and Xbox 360 – Nintendo owns the pictures you took with your 3DS – And sooooo much more!
Episode #44 – (May 15, 2011) Activision, Konami, Ubisoft, SEGA, Square and more report earnings – April 2001 NPD US Sales Data – Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 leaked and revealed – Soul Calibur V announced – Hitman Absolution revealed – Ubisoft cancels some titles, Beyond Good & Evil 2 safe – 600k subscribers drop WoW – Microsoft buys Skype – And more!
Episode #43 – (May 7, 2011) EA, THQ and Capcom report earnings – More talk about the PSN and SOE hacks – Dev Kit for next Xbox rumored to be at EA – More Wii 2 rumors, only 8GB of flash?!?!?! – Assassin’s Creed Revelations revealed – Joystiq says Halo HD confirmed for this Nov – Mass Effect 3 gets delayed until 2012 – Nintendo confirms $150 price drop for the Wii – NPD says mobile games are not a replacement for traditional games – The National Endowment for the Arts will now give out grants for video games, BOOOOO! – And much, much more!
Episode #42 – (May 1, 2011) Microsoft, Nintendo and Apple report earnings – Nintendo confirms Wii successor – DS Lite no longer in production but the PSP Go is hanging on in the US – Sony tablets confirmed – Tons of new game rumors and announcements – Mario 3DS and Mario Kart 3DS out this year? – All the latest PlayStation hack news – And more!
Episode #41 – (April 17, 2011) US sales data for March 2011 – Reggie defends 3DS sales – Sony announces worldwide hardware shipment data – Rumor: Nintendo to reveal Wii successor before E3, launch late 2012 – NGP to launch in US this year – EA job openings hint at new Army of Two and Dead Space titles – Frank is back in a new Dead Rising title – Capcom announces Dragon’s Dogma – Activision states that Guitar Hero and Tony Hawk will return someday – Black Ops Escalation DLC confirmed – Sony and George Hotz reach a settlement in PS3 hacking case – And much, much more!
Episode #40 – (April 9, 2011) 3DS maybe not selling as well as expected – Sony to release Android Tablet in the US this summer – Sony doesn’t think price hurts video game hardware sales – GameStop thinking of making a gaming tablet – EA to release a digital version of NBA Jam this year – Leaked ad shows next Call of Duty Black Ops map pack – Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition to be DLC, not a new version – A few Max Payne 3 details – Mass Effect Anime scheduled for 2012 – EA to spend 100m on Battlefield 3 ads – Hacker group Anonymous declares war on Sony’s servers – And sooooo much more!!!
Episode #39 – (April 2, 2011) 3DS US and Europe launch sales – LTD video game hardware sales for US, Europe and Japan – Spider-Man Edge of Time announced – New 2D BloodRayne announced – Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition gets a BBFC rating – Rumor about CoD Modern Warfare 3 announcement coming this month – Max Payne 3 not MIA, new screens to prove it – Mega Man Universe canceled – Sony Online Entertainment cancels The Agency – WTF, LA Noire honored at Tribeca Film Festival – NPD cracks down on US sales data leaked to the media – And more!!!
Episode #38 – (March 26, 2011) Homefront sales pass 1m units – 3DS US and UK pre-orders hint at big sales – More proof that Nintendo my brick your 3DS if you play pirated games – Say hello to Xperia Play spokeswoman Kristen Schaal – ESRB cracks down on Dead Island logo – Duke Nukem Forever delayed again – Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica X getting HD remakes – Team-based multiplayer Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City revealed – Xbox 360 successor coming in 2015? – And soooo much more!
Episode #37 – (March 19, 2011) MotorStorm Apocalypse delayed due to earthquake – Xperia Play gets a heavy European price tag – Survey hints that NGP price will be $350 for 3G model – Sony learned a lesson from the PSP, but it doesn’t appear to be applying that knowledge to the NGP – 3DS is Amazon.uk’s most pre-ordered console of all time – Homefront’s first day sales were “robust” – iPad 2 hacked in three days – Hitman 5 could be at this E3 – Rocket Slime headed to the 3DS – More Diablo III on console talk – Ubisoft to enter declining music-game market with “Rocksmith” – Gun Loco cancelled – Darkspore delayed – New Dead Island screens have me worried – Dragon Age 2 dev busted for reviewing his own game on Metacritic – Angry Birds dev claims console games are dying – And More!!!
Episode #36 – (March 11, 2011) February 2011 NPD U.S. video game sales – Microsoft ships 10m Kinect units – Take-Two franchise sales – Majesco Q1 earnings – Activision making Dance Hero? – Rumored Rockstar casting call could be for GTA – Ubisoft’s swinger game We Dare has a hard week – PS3 firmware update re-secures the console, for now – European PS3 seizure order lifted – Microsoft hiring for next-gen Xbox console – Xperia Play to cost about $800 in the UK – Rumor: NGP to release in Europe this year – Rumored 3DS Anti-piracy updates are hardcore – Reggie can juggle “big balls” and used to have a killer fro – And much, much more!
Episode #35 – (March 5, 2011) Vivendi and Funcom report earnings – 3DS software and hardware sales in Japan – Netflix announced for 3DS – Super Mario 3DS officially announced – iPad 2 revealed – Another World coming to iOS – Mirror’s Edge franchise not dead – Bungie working on an MMO – Saints Row: The Third confirmed for 2011 – Awesome Battlefield 3 gameplay trailer revealed – Call of Juarez: The Cartel details – Alice: Madness Returns and Shadows of the Damned launching in June – Panasonic kills The Jungle – Customs officials seizing PS3 shipments in Europe – And more video game news than you can shake a digital stick at!
Episode #34 – (February 27, 2011) SouthPeak reports Q2 earnings – FTC looking into free-to-play model – New EA studio working on Command & Conquer title – Saints Row 3 could be a Holiday 2011 title – Gears of War 3 release date announced – A few Last Guardian details – 3DS launches in Japan – US 3DS launch lineup announced – Rumor: Apple announcing iPad 2 next week – Rumor: Xperia Play listed at over $800?!?! – Guitar Hero and DJ Hero DLC to continue – Buy Beyond Good & Evil HD if you want BG&E 2 – Ubisoft announces a swinger Wii title, but it doesn’t want North America to know about it – And sooooo much more!
Episode #33 – (February 19, 2011) Jan 2011 NPD sales – Ubisoft and Atari report sales revenue – Get ready for a vacation on “Dead Island” – Developer Double Fine taking on “The Street” – Xperia Play officially announced – Sony working on rumored PlayStation tablet – Frank West and Doc Ock rumored for Marvel vs Capcom 3 DLC – Mirror’s Edge 2 may or may not be in development – Sony bans PS3 hackers, hackers unban themselves – And soooooo much more!
Episode #32 – (February 12, 2011) Activision, Take-Two, NCsoft, Glu, and Disney report earnings – Max Payne 3 still MIA – “Digital Platform” Call of Duty announced – Guitar Hero, DJ Hero, Tony Hawk and True Crime get canceled – Activision rumored to acquire Take-Two – Sony officially acknowledges the PlayStation Phone – Call of Juarez: The Cartel announced – The Darkness II announced – Rumored iPad 2 details – Nintendo announces UK 3DS lineup – Kevin Butler accidentally Tweets the PS3 root key – And much, much, more!
Episode #31 – (February 5, 2011) Sony, Square, Namco, SEGA, Konami, Capcom, Gameloft, THQ, and EA all report earnings… Whew! – Battlefield 3 officially announced – More Timesplitters 4 talk – Halo Combat Evolved rumor – Conduit 3DS talk – THQ pushes Homefront back one week – Majesco back in NASDAQ compliance – Weekly PlayStation Phone leak – More PSP 2 (NGP) details – It’s time for me to move on from Gamer Investments (but not the Podcast!) – And of course soooo much more!
Episode #30 – (January 29, 2011) Sony announces the NGP (PSP2) we have more details than you can shake a stick at – Nintendo 3DS eShop to official not make launch – Nintendo defends Friend Codes – Nintendo and Microsoft report earnings – SOCOM 4, Silent Hill Downpour, LA Noire, and the Conduit get release dates – SEGA and Platinum Games announce “Max Anarchy” – Nintendo announces a new Kirby and Pandora’s Tower – Resident Evil 6 in development – Disney lays off some of their video game division – Warner Bros. announces Mortal Kombat live-action digital series – And much, much more!
Episode #29 – (January 22, 2011) 3DS price, launch date and details officially announced – PSP 2 to get announced on Jan 27th – Capcom: Gamers have abandoned handhelds – Majeso and Apple report earnings – L.A. Noire coming May 17th – Duke Nukem Forever gets a real life release date – Final Fantasy XIII-2 announced – Conduit 2 launches this March – Tiger Woods PGA Tour gets a new brand ambassador who is not Tiger – Call of Duty Black Ops PS3 woes – Activision claims Ex-Infinity Ward bosses delayed Modern Warfare 2 map pack for EA – And More!!!
Episode #28 – (January 15, 2011) Dec 2010 NPD U.S. video game sales – New 3DS info – PSP 2 to be announced Jan 27th, powerful as a PS3 – Rage quitters in Marvel vs Capcom 3 to paired up with their own kind – Sledgehammer Gamers working on next Call of Duty – Microsoft asking the patent office to deny Apple the “App Store” trademark – Sony sues PS3 hackers – And oh so much more!
Episode #27 – (January 8, 2011) West and Zampella claim that Activision is trying to delay the trial – CES 11 news, Kinect sells 8m, Avatar Kinect confirmed – More PlayStation Phone leaks – Japan 3DS launch software announced, 3DS package details – UK 2010 video game sales – Michael Jackson The Experience sells 2m – DS becomes the best selling video game system of all time in the US, Wii hits 7m in 2010 – Mac App Store hacked day one – Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 announced, but where is Tiger? – Viacom sold Harmonix for $50 – Rumors about Infinity Ward’s next Call of Duty – And much, much more!
Episode #26 – (January 2, 2011) Kicking off 2011 by wrapping up the rest of the news from 2010! - Activision adds EA to their lawsuit against former Infinity Ward heads – Call of Duty Black Ops is the UK’s #1 Christmas game, hits $1b in worldwide sales – Nintendo claims half of all software sales in the UK – Japan 2010 top hardware and software – Details on the first Black Ops map pack – New game announcements and release dates – Crystal Dynamics says Tomb Raider is “not open world” – SEGA announces Toylets urinal console – Viacom sells off Harmonix – and much more!
Episode #25 – (December 18, 2010) Take-Two reports FY results – Red Dead ships 8m units, Max Payne 3 goes MIA from Take-Two’s release list – A few small details on Mass Effect 3, SSX Deadly Descents, inSANE, and Forza 4 – SEGA Dreamcast Collection coming “soon” – Bayonetta 2 could be in the works – Could MadWorld have sold better on the HD twins? – Nintendo has something to announce next month, 3DS? – 3DS games could be as large as 8GB! – Deus Ex: Human Revolution and FF XIV delayed – NPD: 71% of games purchased in Nov were physical products – Blizzard’s Titan is real and is a “next-gen MMO” – EA talks about third-party struggles on Nintendo platforms – And More!!!
Episode #24 – (December 12, 2010) November 2010 NPD U.S. Sales Data – Tomb Raider reboot first details – Mass Effect 3 confirmed – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception announced – Kratos coming to Mortal Kombat – Prototype 2 confirmed – Rumor: Raven Software working on new Bond title – PSP 2 is said to be half as powerful as the PS3 – Leaked Blizzard product slate reveals new title and Diablo III launch window – Resident Evil Mercenaries 3D will let you run-n-gun – More lawsuits, Former Cypress Hill member v Rockstar, and UFC v Ubisoft – EA: Single-player game model is “finished” – And so much more!
Episode #23 – (December 5, 2010) Microsoft and Sony release Kinect and Move “sales” numbers – Nintendo has a big Black Friday sales week – Xbox Live Gold members number 12.5m – Microsoft launches Xbox Live Rewards program – THQ’s uDraw is a hit – New Tomb Raider info coming this week – SEGA announces squad-based shooter Binary Domain – Atari and Sony announce new Ghostbusters title – More PSP 2 talk this week – Our GoldenEye 007 review – And much, much more!
Episode #22 – (November 27, 2010) Marvelous estimates 3DS development costs – Sony Ericsson hints at PlayStation Phone – Sales data for Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Castlevania, uDraw, October sales charts for XBLA and PC – Kinect and Move not driving 360 and PS3 demand – New game announcements / rumors, Star Wars PS Move, Mass Effect 3, Splinter Cell 6, NFL Blitz – Axl Rose sues Activision over Guitar Hero III – And More!
Episode #21 – (November 21, 2010) Ubisoft and Vivendi earnings report – Call of Duty: Black Ops continues to break sales records, Wii version getting patched – NPD reports October US hardware and software sales – Kinect sells 1m in ten days – Microsoft promises not to use Kinect to spy you – Pachter estimates Move US sales at 400k – Sony gets in on the pre-DLC/paid demo scene with Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves – OnLive announces Micro-Console launch date – Pics of the PSP 2 dev kits leaked – And everything else of any significance!
Episode #20 – (November 14, 2010) Disney and Viacom earnings reports – Viacom selling Rock Band dev Harmonix – Call of Duty: Black Ops tops Modern Warfare 2 first day sales – Rumor: Next CoD set in space – Sony still avoiding releasing real PlayStation Move sales numbers – GameStop predicts Kinect to outsell Move – Nintendo breaks down US Wii and DS sales – Hasbro bringing 3D to the iPhone, but you won’t want it – Madden coming to the 3DS – Watch a gator eat a fox in Wildlife Forest Survival – More Hitman 5 talk – Gran Turismo 5 coming this month… for real! – Reggie puzzled why Metroid Other M wasn’t a million seller – And oh so much more!
Episode #19 – (November 6, 2010) EA, Activision, Square Enix report earnings – EA confirms that the PSP 2 exists – GoldenEye 007 sales off to a good start – Activision confirms more Heroes and CoD titles for 2011 – US Supreme Court signal they may strike down California’s violent video game law – Kinect launches, Microsoft raises sales forecast to 5m units – Sony still playing coy with PlayStation Move sales – New TimeSplitters title being talked about – Gran Turismo 5 discs are actually in production – Gamer Investments attends presentation by GameStop president Tony Bartel, details and a some Q&A audio – And all the other important news of the week
Episode #18 – (October 31, 2010) Capcom, SEGA, Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo report earnings – Worldwide console LTD sales, PS3 close to overtaking Xbox 360 – Hitman 5 confirmed, denied and possibly canceled – Dance Central recalled over manual error – PSP Go gets a price cut – PSP 2 detail rumors – Rumored PlayStation Phone pic leaked – Management change at Take-Two leads to M&A speculation – Mega Man creator leaves Capcom – Confirmed details for CoD: Black Ops, it’s full featured – Microsoft thinks Kinect launch will outsell Wii launch – Rush Limbaugh sticks up for video games, The PS2 turns 10 – And more!
Episode #17 – (October 23, 2010) Apple Q4 earnings and hardware sales – PlayStation Move ships 1m units in the “Americas” – Kinect launch software is a little heavy on a couple of casual genres – Red Wii, DSi XL, and Wii Remote Plus finally confirmed for US – Over 17% of Netflix subscribers connected via the Wii – Medal of Honor sells over 1.5m units, 100m in revenue – NBA Jam for 360/PS3 costs the same as the Wii version but with a lot more features – Steam passes 30m account mark – One more PS2 bundle announced – The mighty NES turns 25! – And much, much more!
Episode #16 – (October 16, 2010) Sept US sales data – n-Space down, but definitely not out – SouthPeak announces fiscal results – PlayStation Move sales update – Fable III’s dropped Kinect mini-games were lame – Windows Phone 7 launch details – Gran Turismo 5 delayed – Wii version of CoD Black Ops has voice chat – Medal of Honor exceeding forecasts – Netflix on PS3 goes disc-free – Why third parties have struggled on Wii – And More!
Episode #15 – (October 9, 2010) NY Comic Con announcements, New Marvel vs Capcom 3 characters, Captain America title, X-Men Destiny – Capcom lowers earnings forecast – Panasonic announces The Jungle MMO handheld – Prince of Persia Trilogy confirmed for Europe – Goldman Sachs says Xbox business should split from Microsoft, they are wrong – NBA Jam is full featured on the 360/PS3 – Sony announces its own Move Zapper – Call of Duty: Black Ops pre-sells tracking ahead of MW2 – OnLive drops monthly fees – Kinect needs 6 to 8 feet to work – WoW reaches 12m subscribers – Behold “Game Boat” for Kinect – And tons more!
Episode #14 – (October 2, 2010) All the 3DS news from Japan; launch date, price, software and a dash of speculation – Ubisoft announces Beyond Good & Evil HD remake – Gears of War 3 delayed – More PSP 2 rumors – NBA Jam now coming to Xbox 360 & PS3 as a standalone product, so much for the Wii sales – Call of Duty: Black Ops has zombies – Nintendo fixes Metroid Other M via FedEx – Medal of Honor multiplayer no longer has the Taliban in it, now they are called the Opposing Force – And the kitchen sink!
Episode #13 – (September 25, 2010) Rumored 3DS Specs – Sony hints at new PSP – Gameloft hits it big on the App Store – Super Street Fighter IV not coming to PC because of piracy – High Velocity Bowling updates with Move support, with a catch – NPD says digital PC sales have passed retail sales – LittleBigPlanet 2 pushed back to 2011 – Rumor: Next Tomb Raider to be open world – Microsoft looking to bump up Halo installments – Is Project Milo cancelled? – Dead Rising 2 Case Zero is a huge success – Nintendo might have a new Wiimote that has MotionPlus built in – And everything else of both great and small importance!
Episode #12 – (September 18, 2010) Tokyo Game Show news – Majesco reports Q3 earnings – Capcom 2009 sales – Court ruling threatens used game sales – Mortal Kombat devs claim to have a PSP2 – EA has success with in-game ads – Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection announced – EA announces Suda51′s Shadows of the Damned – Microsoft announces five new third party Kinect titles – Capcom announces new Devil May Cry – Xbox 360s tracking ahead of PS3 Slim – Halo Reach breaking records – Happy 25th Birthday Super Mario Bros. – And More!
Episode #11 – (September 11, 2010) August 2010 NPD US hardware and software sales – Consumers express concerns over 3D TVs – First details for Mega Man Universe – Call of Duty Points in Black Ops may carry over into future CODs – Dead Rising 2 Case Zero first week sales break XBLA records – NBA Jam not online for Wii version – Xbox 360 250GB Kinect bundle announced – Medal of Honor needs to sell 3m units – It’s the PlayStation’s 15th birthday – And More!
Episode #10 – (September 4, 2010) Gameloft, Vivendi, and Take-Two earnings reports – Xbox Live Gold rates going up – Duke Nukem Forever is actually going to get released – Mega Man Universe gets a gameplay trailer – Conduit 2 jumps to 2011 – Resident Evil 6 news coming soon – Super Mario All-Stars announced for Wii – Apple claims that iPod Touch has outsold DS & PSP combined, it didn’t – Microsoft unveils new $65 Xbox 360 pad with a decent transforming D-pad – and oh so much more!!!
Episode #9 – (August 29, 2010) Violent video game case oral arguments on Nov 2nd – Funcom Q2 earnings – LA Noire delay? – Microsoft’s ongoing confusion over Kinect features – Sony looking into their own Online Pass system – THQ feels ‘cheated’ by used game sales – Acclaim dies its last death – All digital future is a long way off – UK has very little interest in 3D TVs – My thoughts on the Medal of Honor taliban controversy – And all the other major news of the week!
Episode #8 – (August 21, 2010) GamesCom announcements, Windows Phone 7 lineup, Microsoft Flight Simulator returns, Donkey Kong and Kirby dated, Resistance 3 and Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One announced, New characters for Marvel vs Capcom 3, Mass Effect 2 coming to PS3 – Ubisoft claims only 20% of gamers want to exert themselves with motion controls – Beyond Good & Evil 2 still alive – Rumors of a PSP with touch controls – And more!
Episode #7 – (August 14, 2010) July 2010 U.S. Sales – Marvelous, Disney, and THQ report earnings – CoD Black Ops Prestige and Hardened Editions announced – Premium service for CoD Black Ops online rumored – BioShock Infinite announced – Molyneux says don’t judge Kinect by launch titles – How Obama-care could result in a video game tax – And sooooo much more!
Episode #6 – (August 7, 2010) Square Enix, Namco Bandai, Konami, Viacom, Time Warner, EA and Activision all report earnings – NBA Jam no longer a Wii exclusive – Kinect has an internal fan… RROD? – Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum dumps Majesco and picks up a stupid story line – and more news than you can shake a stick at! Plus we pick up a new sponsor, CrazySlotsCasino.com
Episode #5 – (July 31, 2010) SOCOM 4 delayed to 2011, Call of Duty: Black Ops for DS announced and Buy.com lists Prestige and Hardened editions, Lets ‘do the maths’ on Kinect, Atari, Sega, Gameloft, Capcom, Sony, Nintendo report earnings, How exchange rates are killing Japanese companies, and more!
Episode #4 – (July 24, 2010) Apple and Microsoft report earnings, Kinect to cost $150, EA announces new titles – including a new Alice, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 sales down – why Tiger’s man-whoring may not be to blame, and much more!
Episode #3 – (July 17, 2010) June 2010 NPD sales, Ubisoft reports Q1 sales, Sony patents the best use for 3D TVs and it doesn’t involve 3D, Tim Schafer vs Bobby Kotick, and all the major news of the week!
Episode #2 – (July 10, 2010) Xbox Live tops $1b in sales, 3D TVs and your health, why you might not want a digital delivery only future, and more!
Episode #1 – (July 3, 2010) Introduction, E3 2010 hardware discussion, May 2010 NPD sales results