The News Bite, 2-23-11

February 24, 2011 Comments off

As promised, here is the (brief) transcript from tonight’s show!

BYTEGAMER NEWS BITE 2-23-2011:

Mystery Solved: Why the West has to Wait for Pokemon Games:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-02-22-why-we-have-to-wait-for-pokemon-games

UBISOFT gives its invasive DRM a little break:
I’m not getting a 3DS on launch day, and neither is all of Australia:
iPad 2 = March 2
If you’re looking for the line, it’s way back there:
Seque into discussion on Dwarf Fortress?
Gaming Addiction is a very real thing:
Official MineCraft app coming to iPhone, iPad, and Android:
Hack whole stole Half-Life 2 in 2003 is “sorry”:
Free promotion is the best kind of promotion:
For the first time, the Mario bros will miss a console’s launch:
Chelle’s new look explained:
Thanks for tuning in!
-Andrew
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Oh man, long time no see, eh?

February 17, 2011 Comments off

I know, I know, it’s been far too long since anything has been going on here at Bytegamer.com.

The good news is that the radio show has resumed it’s weekly airing (Wednesday nights, 9pm CST on umslradio.com), and I’m working on scoring some killer interviews for this season.

Stay tuned for big things!

-Andrew

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Videogame Columns over at The Current

November 11, 2010 Comments off

As many of you know, I am the Opinions Editor over at The Current, the University of Missouri-St.Louis’ student-run weekly newspaper.

That means I write weekly columns. Sometimes they’re political, sometimes they’re personal, other times they’re controversial.

Sometimes, though, I get to write about videogames.

There are two columns up over at The Current:

One Man’s Dream Inspires Others (A tale of Minecraft and Notch’s success)

Supreme Court vs. Videogames (Opinion on the Schwarzenegger vs. EMA supreme court battle)

Enjoy, and let me know what you think about them in the comments!

-Andrew

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The News Bite, 11.10.10

November 10, 2010 Comments off

Microsoft:

In Kinect vs. Move, Gamestop goes with Microsoft:
Yup. Xbox Indie Games back where they can be seen:
Nintendo:

THIS WEEK IN VIDEOGAME VIOLENCE:
ByteGamer’s Moment of Music:
Why do people pay Uwe Boll to make movies again? Blubberella trailer revealed:
The Legend of Neil comes to a close:
Adorable Moonkin babies for charity!
Valve’s all about single-player games:
COD: Black Ops bugs/glitches found within hours of release:
Battlefield: BC2 getting BC1 maps:
Suck at FPS on the PC? Get trained, s0n!
Most inappropriate headline ever? I think so:
The Walking Dead gets a second season:
-Andrew
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The News Bite, 11.02.10

November 2, 2010 Comments off

Mega Man creator has left Capcom:
http://www.destructoid.com/mega-man-creator-keiji-inafune-leaves-capcom

Is this creepy? Yeah, it’s creepy:
http://www.destructoid.com/ubisoft-s-limited-glove-for-michael-jackson-the-experience

GameStop launches new digital download store:
http://www.destructoid.com/gamestop-launches-digital-download-store

Get Fat, Play Kinect:
http://www.destructoid.com/burger-king-promotion-can-get-you-kinect-for-free

PopCap announces Bejeweled 3: More of the Same Edition:
http://www.destructoid.com/bejeweled-3-coming-looks-familiar

Forget Oregon. Try The Organ Trail:
http://www.destructoid.com/hop-on-the-organ-trail

JFK, Nixon and Castro kill some zombies in COD:BO:
http://www.destructoid.com/jkf-nixon-and-castro-vs-zombies-in-call-of-duty-black-ops

Valve has like, the best plush ever:
http://www.destructoid.com/team-fortress-2-sticky-bombs-go-all-soft

Evil Dead is getting an iDevice game:
http://www.destructoid.com/evil-dead-iphone-game-groovy

Minecraft’s Halloween update is a go!
http://www.destructoid.com/minecraft-s-halloween-update-looks-unpleasant

Episodic? Lamesauce, says Team Meat:
http://www.destructoid.com/super-meat-boy-devs-would-sooner-die-than-go-episodic

Valve took your DOTA 2 questions, and answered them:
http://www.destructoid.com/valve-answers-your-burning-dota-2-questions

Microsoft tries to justify Xbox Live price increase, fails miserably:
http://www.destructoid.com/microsoft-justifies-xbox-live-price-hike

DirectTV drops G4:
http://www.destructoid.com/directv-drops-g4-due-to-low-ratings

Indie Devs don’t like new X360 Dashboard:
http://www.destructoid.com/indie-developers-hate-on-new-xbox-360-dashboard–2

Ninty bringing back WiiWare demos, finally:
http://www.destructoid.com/nintendo-bringing-back-wiiware-demos

Miyamoto committed to bringing both 2D and 3D Mario titles to 3DS:
http://www.destructoid.com/miyamoto-we-ll-make-both-2d-and-3d-mario-titles-for-3ds

Red Shirt Guy FTW:
http://www.destructoid.com/-red-shirt-guy-immortalized-in-world-of-warcraft

No Wii price drop for the foreseeable future:
http://www.destructoid.com/iwata-says-no-wii-price-drop

-Andrew

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The News Bite, 10.27.10

October 27, 2010 Comments off

This Week in Videogame Violence:
http://kotaku.com/5673132/police-playstation-3-brawl-ends-with-one-man-dead

PSP2 hits next fail, er, fall:
http://kotaku.com/5672410/psp2-will-be-bigger-sport-dual-analog-sticks-and-a-touch-pad-and-be-out-fall-2011

COD: Black Ops had to have its violence tamed a bit:
http://www.destructoid.com/black-ops-violence-had-to-be-tailored-back

COD:BO and Steam, sittin’ in a tree:
http://www.destructoid.com/call-of-duty-black-ops-going-all-out-with-steam

Walt Disney World getting new…attraction:
http://www.destructoid.com/the-wonderful-world-of-gaming-at-walt-disney-world

Fallout Online Drama!
http://www.destructoid.com/fallout-online-and-beta-arriving-in-2012
http://www.destructoid.com/interplay-bethesda-refused-fallout-mmo-wants-it-for-free

Mann-Conomy a shmashing success:
http://www.destructoid.com/community-creators-earn-big-with-team-fortress-2-items

That’s a lotta wiimotes:
http://www.destructoid.com/65-3-million-wii-remote-controllers-in-the-us

What’s going on with MineCraft these days?
http://www.destructoid.com/what-s-new-with-minecraft-server-portals-ddos-and-cannons

2011 Independent Games Festival has nearly 400 entries!
http://www.destructoid.com/2011-igf-brings-in-almost-400-games-go-check-them-out-

Rumor: GameStop to perchance start taking tradeins of iPods?
http://kotaku.com/5673183/gamestop-accepting-ipods-for-trade+in

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam expansion haz a price:
http://www.destructoid.com/battlefield-bad-company-2-vietnam-expansion-price-at-14-99

And so does Reach’s first map pack:
http://www.destructoid.com/halo-reach-s-noble-map-pack-looks-pretty-good

John Lennon’s Imagine album coming to Rockband 3 (can GH even keep up? Wow!)
http://www.destructoid.com/john-lennon-s-imagine-album-coming-to-rock-band-3

Ninty finally wise to Apple’s imminent takeover?
http://www.destructoid.com/nintendo-says-apple-is-more-of-a-threat-than-microsoft–3

Shawn White Skateboarding on the PS3 recalled:
http://www.destructoid.com/shaun-white-skateboarding-on-ps3-recalled

Activision being…nice to COD pirates?
http://www.destructoid.com/activision-tries-to-play-nice-with-pirates–2

BLIZZCON 2010:
New Demon Hunter Class announced for Diablo III, still no release date:
http://www.destructoid.com/-demon-hunter-class-announced-for-diablo-iii

-Andrew

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The News Bite, 10.20.10

October 20, 2010 Comments off

Dragon Age II pre-order bonus is actually pretty neat:
http://kotaku.com/5664211/dragon-age-ii-preorders-score-a-free-signature-edition-upgrade

OMFG Professor Layton and Phoenix Wright crossover?!
http://kotaku.com/5667585/professor-layton-and-ace-attorney-co+starring-in-upcoming-title

See, I knew there was a reason for my insensate hatred of FarmVille:
http://kotaku.com/5667215/report-farmville-breaks-facebook-privacy-rules-sends-personal-info-to-ad-firms

So like, this is a thing now?
http://kotaku.com/5664172/the-official-bulletstorm-breast-size-debate

Blizzard suing SCII cheat makers:
http://kotaku.com/5665407/blizzard-suing-starcraft-ii-cheat-makers

Halloween night = free midnight movie rentals on PS3:
http://kotaku.com/5664699/celebrate-halloween-with-a-month-of-free-midnight-movie-rentals-on-your-ps3

Blizzard unleashes the Cataclysm introduction cinematic:
http://kotaku.com/5666153/the-world-of-warcraft-cataclysm-cinematic-introduction

Super Meat Boy arrived today on XBLA…already on sale?!:
http://kotaku.com/5667951/super-meat-boy-celebrates-christmas-tomorrow-with-launch-sale

Civ V getting free and paid DLC soon:
http://kotaku.com/5666991/civilization-v-gets-free-mongols-but-the-babylonians-will-cost-you

Upcoming XBLA releases and Deals of the Week:
http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/19/new-and-coming-soon-to-xblm/#continued

City of Rapture recreated in Minecraft:
http://www.destructoid.com/rapture-in-minecraft-is-unsurprisingly-whimsical

Rock of Ages looks really cool:
http://www.destructoid.com/a-short-sliver-of-rock-of-ages-to-get-your-through-the-day–2

Job lisiting causes further speculation on the fact that Ps3 will get prety pissed soon:
http://kotaku.com/5666556/job-listing-causes-further-final-fantasy-versus-xiii-on-xbox-360-speculation

Wii and PS3 Netflix both go disc-less:
http://kotaku.com/5666841/playstation-3-netflix-loses-the-disc-as-well

30 million Steam accounts…wait, what?!
http://kotaku.com/5666690/30-million-accounts-and-other-impressive-steam-numbers

EA purchases Chillingo for 20 million:
http://kotaku.com/5668910/angry-birds-is-now-from-the-makers-of-madden

Apple announces a lot of new stuff:
http://gizmodo.com/5668770/all-the-cool-new-stuff-from-apple

“XBL “Silver” now “Free”:
http://kotaku.com/5669078/xbox-live-ditches-silver-class-for-free

VIDEOGAME VIOLENCE…IN MISSOURI!
http://jalopnik.com/5668773/wild-chimp-goes-donkey-kong-on-a-police-car

-Andrew

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