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NPR: Best book of the Year !
Seth Rogen from the forward: "The "Console Wars" between Nintendo and Sega is what began a series of events that will lead to the end of humanity as we know it." (well of course!)
Console Wars—a mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video game industry.
In 1990, Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the video game industry. Sega, on the other hand, was just a faltering arcade company with big aspirations and even bigger personalities. But that would all change with the arrival of Tom Kalinske, a man who knew nothing about videogames and everything about fighting uphill battles. His unconventional tactics, combined with the blood, sweat and bold ideas of his renegade employees, transformed Sega and eventually led to a ruthless David-and-Goliath showdown with rival Nintendo.
The battle was vicious, relentless, and highly profitable, eventually sparking a global corporate war that would be fought on several fronts: from living rooms and schoolyards to boardrooms and Congress.
Based on over two hundred interviews with former Sega and Nintendo employees, Console Wars is the underdog tale of how Kalinske miraculously turned an industry punchline into a market leader.
Blake J. Harris is a writer and filmmaker based out of New York. He is currently codirecting the documentary based on this book, which is being produced by Scott Rudin, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg. He will also serve as an executive producer on Sony's feature-film adaptation of Console Wars.
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Sega or Nintendo?
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If you've been following the saga of the Wii Balance Board then you will want to tune in to this segment. I actually speak to a Nintendo Customer Service representatitive.
And I sneeze; I need to learn how to edit a show for real...
Questions asked and answered
Does Nintendo repair Balance Boards?
How much does it cost?
What's the process?
What did I miss when I was troubleshooting the Balance Board?
What happens if your Balance Board cannot be repaired?
How to spell my name and my email address.
Even though I'm disappointed that my Balance Board has to be repaired, I'm okay with packaging the Balance Board and sending it in. Will, of course, keep you posted.
In case you are wondering, I purchased the Wii Fit Plus Balance Board accessory package at Burlington Coat Factory. Less than $20!
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This week, Sean and Marc have plenty of news from Nintendo. Everything from Splatoon selling over 1 Million copies to Reggie Fils-Aime voicing his opinion on VR. The Dishonored developers also revealed how much control the players will have over the characters, Tetsuya Nomura promises changes to the Final Fantasy VII Remake and Online for Kingdom Hearts 3? What? Yeah it's a thing apparently.
So, join us for all of that, plus Marc has his thoughts on Batman Arkham Knight on PC, both guys have been playing some Ori and the Blind Forest, and much more.
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Welcome to the official 411mania.com Games Zone podcast, which is hosted by 411 Games staffers Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison and also feature's appearances from other staff members as well. We really appreciate the opportunity to be on VOC Nation and hope you enjoy the podcast. We will be coming to you each week via on-demand on Wednesday mornings at 9am. We usually discuss what's going on in gaming news each week, talk about what we are playing, if we are reviewing any games, and go over the video games coming out the following week.
What a contrast of styles we had within one hour of each other. Nintendo showed off Star Fox, Muppets, and lots of Mario content, while Square-Enix showed a lot of stuff that had already been revealed, plus Star Ocean 5.
Sean and Marc are joined by Stephen Randle, and Backlog Busting Project's Wes Harrington and Randy Isbelle to discuss and break down everything that happened.
Since yesterday, I have been unable to get my Balance Board working correctly.
Have you ever tried to weigh yourself and kept getting an error code telling you to just stand still? I kept getting these messages as I tried to weigh myself. This short segment describes how I tried to correct the problem and didn't succeed. Yet, I still managed to get my workout done yesterday and today with a malfunctioning Balance Board.
This show includes:
steps to troubleshoot your Balance Board
suggestions for workouts with Wii Fit Plus even when your Balance Board is not working properly.
In the podcast I mention that I will include several links:
Virtual Fitness Wii FAB stepping
Virtual Fitness Wii FAB running
Virtual Fitness Wii FAB hula hoop
Don't judge me. I'm not a professional videographer; I'm sure you get the point of the exercise though. Go ahead and try these techniques and let me know how they work for you. My dream is to get a group of us together with Balance Boards and have a little fun!
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Going all the way back to the Attacks on Charlie Hebdo and before people have been hooping and hollering about censorship and artistic freedom, and when in Rome, you scream at Romans until you're arrested for charges you need to be translated
so Kai and myself will be throwing our two cents in tbe bucket regarding this concept as it has recently become an issue (big surprise) in the comic book world. A variant cover showing a batgirl being victimized by the Joker, which brough fresh to readers mind's " The Killing Joke" arc in which batgirl was brutally attacked and left for dead.
we'll discuss this and some pretty cool videogame news about Nintendo, and some intrgrigue @ Konami.
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1989 gave us so many things: Paula Abdul, Micheal Keaton as Batman, and everyone's favorite killer in his very own video game, Friday the 13th for the NES. This horror addition to the Nintendo may give you nightmares, but not in the way you're thinking. Find out just how well Jason's video game debut went on an all new Horror Play Podcast.
Hope you have gotten your Wii on today. I sure have. I wanted to share a review I wrote on a book I received: Teach Math with the Wii. There is so little educational Wii literature that this book is a welcome addition.
The authors love technology and they wish to engage students in the math classroom at the highest level. How to get a greater buy-in? Why, bring the Wii into the classroom, of course.Imagine the students response when they see a Wii in the classroom!
What about you? Do you play the Wii seriously and professionally? Please, we'd love to share your story. Contact Raina at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's schedule an interview on BlogTalk Radio.
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With the main conferences of E3 out the way, Brandon and the Khaos Crew ( and even maybe a few new people) debate about who had the best E3 showing. 1st round= Best Game, 2nd round= Best of the Big 3 conference, Final round= Best overall conference