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Video Game News [Dec. 21st, 2006|10:54 am]
A collection of random bits about video games:

Gamespot is doing their usual end-of-year awards. They've posted my favorite category, dubious honors.

To go along with that, check out Top 10 Blunders of the video game industry in 2006, from Next Generation's site.

Also from that site, news that Burger King games have (collectively) gone double-platinum. (Thanks, rikoshi.)Granted, these are sold for $4 at BK. But still. In case you haven't seen them, they're really creepy. In one, "you're practically playing a stalker" as you attempt to sneak up and surprise people with fast food and your disturbing plastic face.

Finally, Nintendo has added what is essentially a "weather channel" feature to the Wii lineup. I think Penny Arcade shows why this is useful.

[User Picture]From: peromyscus
2006-12-21 07:13 pm (UTC)

I have all three BK games for the X-Box and I must say that they are creepy. Still they are hillarious and even a tad fun to play.
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[User Picture]From: tugrik
2006-12-21 07:29 pm (UTC)
The scary part is how good the BK games are for the $4 spent (or all three for $10 now). Of the three the bumper-cars one is the most playable with a group. We were laughing ourselves silly playing that on one of our Friday night gathers. :)
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[User Picture]From: peromyscus
2006-12-21 07:50 pm (UTC)
Indeed, the bumper cars is quite impressive indeed and has tons of variety on game play. Adding the King does quite indeed enhance the party gaming experience XD
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[User Picture]From: ankhorite
2006-12-22 08:27 pm (UTC)

Wiiii! and Christianist Slaughter Game

That Penny Arcade is great; ah, I love the Wiiiiiii.

I've been meaning to do a riff on this Christianist slaughter-game review, but I keep running out of time. Maybe the Apocalypse has already happened, but wasn't announced...

Even the Burger King games creep me out; I'm sure the "Left Behind" game would Fail To Amuse (though their prayer requests are kind of entertaining).
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[User Picture]From: spazfox
2006-12-25 07:22 am (UTC)
Ok, Gamespot's dubious honor of best game that nobody played actually compelled me to buy it and play it. After circumnavigating the most outrageous bug in history by fooling around with the registry editor, I spend four hours playing a B- game with awkward controls and dumbed-down puzzles. Damn you, Gamespot! Damn you all to play Dreamfall!

And, god, why must the gorilla robot thing be the exact same character with the exact same voice actor as that creepy teddy bear from A.I.?
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