Industry Reflections

Reflections and commentaries on the video gaming market


State of the Gaming Union Address     by Dark Watcher (01-Apr-09)

Greetings game console compatriots. Ole DW here with your “state of the gaming union” address. Looks like the gaming community is buzzing with news from GDC’09. The one tag line we found quite humorous was “OnLive could threaten Xbox, PS3, and Wii”. If for some reason you briefly escaped our dungeon of n00b, and / or you are far too … Read more


Nintendo 64 – Why the Cartridge?     by Dark Watcher (21-Jan-06)

Why would Nintendo choose a cartridge format for their Nintendo 64 system while other consoles were using the high storage capability of CD?  To better understand we must first go back to the days of the Nintendo NES. One of the causes of the Great Videogame Crash Of 1983 was the markets over saturation of crap software titles. Nintendo entered … Read more


Next Generation Consoles & Hype     by Dark Watcher (19-Oct-05)

DW has been quite lucky over the years with new consoles, next gen hype, and the like. Although we enjoy the hype of up and coming systems, we have always made the right decisions when it comes to buying. At times we look back and try to determine what drives our gaming purchases. Decisions usually involve money, and to us … Read more


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