The Week that Was in Gaming/Tech (Dec/21 -Dec/27)

No major announcements coming out of major companies this past week due to the holidays.  However we do see an image tarnished, a David over a Goliath, and an odd looking downloadable game coming to WiiWare.  As always be sure to check in every week (at least) for the latest happening in the world of tech/video games.  Sean C.

Around the Web

Blackberry Fail
This past week the popular Blackberry Messenger service from Canadian company RIM took a beating as service was down on the popular messanging service exclusive to Blackberry phones.  Though a new patch for the BBM app has since been released resolving the issue, Blackberry’s image may take a bit longer to heal.
Link: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-10421200-94.html

One for the (Canadian) little guy
Toronto based firm has recently won a U.S. court ruling over Microsoft over it’s XML based patent used in popular applications such as Word 2003 and 2007.
Link: http://www.thestar.com/business/article/742164–u-s-appeals-court-backs-t-o-firm-over-microsoft

The disappearnece of Duke Nukem’
Wired Magazine’s look at the epic demise of the Duke Nukem’ franchise and it’s develpoment studio 3D realms
Link: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2009/12/fail_duke_nukem/all/1

No video games before the big (sports)game
Let’s hope there are no gamers on Canadian Men’s Olympic Hockey team!
http://www.gamepolitics.com/2009/12/23/doctor-athletes-no-videogames-competition

Popularity can be a bad thing…kind of
..
With the holiday influx of new Xbox 360 owners and Xbox Live accounts, it’s becoming to be a regular thing that the servers get overloaded this time of year.  But don’t think that arguably the best online gaming providers haven’t learned a thing or two.
Link: http://www.hardcasual.net/2009/12/23/xbox-live-prepares-for-annual-holiday-outage/

Our top 5

Speakal launches the i-Pom and mi-Soccer
Link:
https://consolecreatures.wordpress.com/2009/12/22/speakal-launches-the-ipom-and-mi-soccer-docking-speaker-systems/

Early pre-load for the Jan/04/2009 launch of the latest MAG beta
Link: https://consolecreatures.wordpress.com/2009/12/22/pre-load-mag-today-before-public-beta-goes-live-jan042010/

Last week’s “The Week that was News Round up”
Link: https://consolecreatures.wordpress.com/2009/12/22/the-week-that-was-in-gamintech-dec-14-20/

Latest American Pie DVD release (gotta love Eugene Levy for staying in all of them)
Link: https://consolecreatures.wordpress.com/2009/12/22/dvd-rack-dec-22nd-american-pie-book-of-love/

Muscle March trailer for WiiWare
Link: https://consolecreatures.wordpress.com/2009/12/24/happy-holidays-from-muscle-march-wiiware/

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~ by consolecreatures on December 29, 2009.

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