but the titles aren’t all there. an interesting discovery that the wii’s more natural controller appeals outside the gamer spectrum and attracts noobs of all ages. Console Wars: Who Won ’08? – Video Game Feature – Yahoo! Video Games. it is encouraging that new interfaces and controllers open up new creativity in production, play and storytelling. it is discouraging that the cheap cashin shovelware games are so highly derivitive and dilute the marketplace.

I commented on this post over in seekingAlpha today, as did the ever smart Jay Small. The poster misses the boat as many do when talking about the newspaper industry crisis. It isn’t about the content, at least not completely. It IS about the advertising. Classified ads are where the newspaper business model makes the money. Craigslist was a game changer, google adwords was the next gen product that dealt the knockdown blow. The put out was done by the recession, when the main the three verticals – real estate, cars, and jobs – all tanked. Classifieds are never coming back. Just like radio theater died when television came on. Newspapers have to change. The AP is facing it now,[…]

Mike is a pretty good game reviewer. I usually check his stuff online, but I was reading print yesterday and it struck me: “Why do newspapers put video game reviews in the business section?” Mike Musgrove – The Battle of the Fake Bands – washingtonpost.com. Sure, video games are one of the only growing segments of the currently contracting media marketplace. But game reviews are not stories about how video games are eating mainstream media’s lunch. LostRemote however is a great place to read those stories, generally linked up by yours truly and Cory Bergman for a few years now. But the Washington Post isn’t the only one who puts these in the business section. Most papers do. They also[…]