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Fri, 01 Apr 2005

April Fools Notes

Big news this month is the PSP release in the USA.
Just how well it's doing is hard to tell as reporters
are variously reporting a sell-out or stacks of units
left on the shelves.

Whatever. It's a cool looking unit with nice graphics
and an interesting future as far as hacking it to do
other things is concerned. Already there's a bunch of
things that people are working on.

In London, England there was an announcement that
Game Stars Live, the new consumer show that debuted
last year is no more ... already! This is the show
that "took out" the older ECTS as well. Can these
people do anything right?

So the largest market in these parts is without a
consumer show despite the fact that last year's couldn't
have been anything other than a financial success.
If it wasn't, it certainly wasn't due to the gamers,
who turned out in big numbers to pay over-the-odds
money to get in.

According to reports the villains have been Sony,
Microsoft, and Electronic Arts. Now how predictable
was that?

Hang your heads in shame corporate games people! 
After dealing with some of the arrogant turds connected with
marketing we can quite see how this came to be but
there are good guys out there too so hopefully they,
as a group, will see it isn't just about them.



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