In this month's "discussion" segment we focus on the turbulent relationship between video game publishers and the video game media. Are publishers putting too much pressure on reviewers to give them positive reviews? Or, are video game reviewers writing at a maturity level that isn't consistent with the audience that is buying the publisher's games?
Our "Gaming Moments" this episode include Super Mario Galaxy (Wii), Call of Duty 4 (360), Burnout Paradise (360), Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS), and Magic the Gathering (PC).
In the "Retro Respect" segment we focus on the classic video game, "The Seven Cities of Gold". During the segment we discuss what we thought of the game when it was first released as well as how we believe it holds up today. In addition, we present short histories of the game's creator, Dani Bunten Berry, the game's development company, Ozark Software, and the game's publisher, Electronic Arts.
- The Seven Cities of Gold (Wikipedia)
- Report: GameSpot's Gerstmann Fired Due to Negative Kane & Lynch Review
- Banned (Dan Hsu's Blog)
- Sony's Phil Harrison Leaving for Atari?
- Format battle decided: Toshiba stops making HD DVD players
- DualShock 3 for US on April 15th for $54.99
- Electronic Arts plays risky game in bid for Take-Two
- Electronig Games Magazine, May 1982 (PDF)
- Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (360)
- Burnout Paradise (360/PS3)
- The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
- Magic the Gathering (PC)