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Sony gets very angry with me and GameSpot over the Ratchet & Clank review.
Then Kane & Lynch happens, and Jeff takes the fall.
Jeff is back.
I now work for SCEA (my interview was in the Ratchet conference room).
Funny how things have a way of working out.
Some things are bound to happen at every family Christmas gathering: Grandma will complain that you don't call her enough; one of your uncles will have too much to drink and tell embarrassing stories about you to the person your dating; somebody's going to break outRock Band. That's when thingsreallyget interesting.
Old people and Rock Band are an odd mix. They're always curious about what the heck is happening, but because they're old, one of two things always seems to happen: They refuse to play because technology scares the hell out of them, or they decide to give the game a shot and you spend the next hour yelling at people to stop hitting buttons so you can navigate the menus.
I wanted to find out if there was any way to make the inevitable old people/Rock Band scenario less of a debacle, so I turned to the foremost expert on the subject: Alex Navarro.Alex is a publicist for Harmonix, and one of the primary duties of his job involves going to media events, bars, and even concerts to show off Rock Band to the -- gasp --general public. The man is a wizard; he could go to the Vatican and get them rocking in a matter of minutes.
Hit up Bitmob.com for Alex's expert advice on how to get your non-gaming, musically-challenged family members rocking:
It's a reunion of former GameSpot editors on this week's Mobcast. Bitmob's Aaron Thomas is joined by 2k Games' Greg Kasavin,Giant Bomb'sBrad Shoemaker, and Jason Ocampo, who may or may-not reveal his new gig during the show.
The foursome discuss holiday memories, the decade's top-gaming moments, 2009's biggest trends, deadline writing, and the place of social games in the hierarchy of gaming.
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Over 300 people showed up at the 1015 Club in downtown San Fran for their chance to compete in Nintendo's North American Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament. Here are some highlights.
Episode XXIII: Joe Dodson. Get to know the people that bring you all of the great content on GameSpot in a regular series of short and lighthearted gaming-related interviews.
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