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Holy Split! Beatles Abbey Road Released and I didn’t even know!

So, one of the >3< announced Beatles albums has been released. And by far and away my least liked album so you see me in the corner not giving a damn ok? That’s enough of the hate against this game , It was released on October 20th and the entire album is available to the fresh tune of 16.98 (what is this 1998 cd prices?).  At least the next two albums are going to be pretty nice, we get “Sgt Peppers” and “Rubber Soul”. No release date has been announced on those games but I’ll bet money it occurs before December 25
Rich and I talked about this on our podcast but it appears the other Beatles albums are t at best to become available for DLC.  Here’s something I stole from wikipedia. “While there is potential for the entire Beatles catalogue to be made available, such a scenario would be “stretching it a bit”, according to John Drake of Harmonix.[34] Drake identified the costly development process as a potentially prohibitive factor: “Every time we do one song, it’s not like Rock Band where we wait for the masters to come in and just author them… its like, send people to Abbey Road, use the original tape, separate them out… it costs thousands of dollars.”[68] Drake asserted that Harmonix would take sales of the currently announced albums into consideration before continuing development of downloadable content.”

Are you kidding me? I thought the albums were digitally remastered when Star Wars was raped and torn apart to the ugly beast it is now? Oh well.

October 21, 2009 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , | Comments Off on Holy Split! Beatles Abbey Road Released and I didn’t even know!

Ratchet and Clank and Trailer

So, there’s a pretty informative trailer for the new game in the Ratchet and Clank series. The developers discuss the addiction(addition) of Trophy’s and using them to unlock challenges. This is something that we’ve discussed in depth on our podcast’s as something developers can do to break down a wall between the user and developer. Here you did ALL THIS, now you get this since you obviously love the game so much. For example I play through all of oblivion I now get a new town to go do quests with. Just sayin’ Bethesda. The developers also discuss the replay factor for the game one that I didn’t think was really there (although they say fans email them about this!). So that’s pretty cool!

October 21, 2009 Posted by | Normal Stuffs | , , , | Comments Off on Ratchet and Clank and Trailer