The hottest topics this week came from the big news stories out of the Game Developers Conference. These threads aren't necessarily exemplary or brilliant; they're just some responses to the big Wii-related information from GDC.
And I have five threads for you this week, for once. :D
Here are the best threads from the week of February 17-23, 2008:
The responses to this news range from "yawn and snore" to "cool." We pretty much already knew roughly when these would be available, so... Moving on.
DLC will be handled in-game and will be bought with Wii Points. From the way it sounds, no current games will have the option for DLC, so no new songs for GH3. Maybe this is why Rock Band is going to be released so much later for the Wii. We can only hope.
This thread takes an interesting turn early on as people begin to debate the value and purpose of DLC in the first place. Jaysonguy and I started our own little argument in a different thread, but that one ended up being locked probably for excessive punctuation. Oh well. In this case, Jason and I seemed to agree anyway. How boring.
We got a boatload of new Mario Kart info from GDC, including release dates, online information, track numbers, screens, etc. Julie did a great job of gathering all the new info into one spot. This one is an exemplary thread. Awesome job.
This was the biggest Nintendo news from GDC. The title of this thread is a bit misleading, but see my last blog post for my rant about all that. This is the thread that caused me to write that blog in the first place. The first post is fine - just giving us what was announced. But some of the replies are absolutely ridiculous. If you didn't see this thread before, check it out now. But make sure you understand the news story first.
Yeah, I'm sneaking a non-GDC related thread in at the #1 slot. In the on-going debate about casual vs. hardcore, mini-games vs. real games, etc., Jason shows us that many people actually do enjoy these "third-party crap" games. I don't even want to know the amount of effort he put into gathering the numbers in this thread, but he does a good job of proving his point, regardless of the rather conceited-sounding topic title.