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Episode #30 - Nintendo Gaming with Wave. Bing!
« on: January 18, 2010, 08:45:25 pm »
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Nintendo Has A Killer 2009 3:30
Even if you’re a hardcore PS3 or 360 console gamer, you have to hand it to Nintendo as their Wii and their NDS sold craptons more than anyone else.  They are the underdog often, but sales don’t support that theory.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Reaches 1 Billion in Sales 10:00
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 looks pretty impressive in terms of sales – of course most of these are console sales, but World of Warcraft is still the largest grossing game of all time.  A surprise to me is that Guitar Hero 3 has sold over 1 Billion in sales as well.

Most People are still Buying Physical Boxed Games 14:30
Even though download services are growing when it comes to on-demand downloading of your favorite game, it seems that the physical copy is still the most popular method of game purchases.  I’m not sure why this is – perhaps if the price was cheaper for electronic download it would be more popular.  Post how you purchase PC games below!  More details over at GamaSutra.

Gran Turismo 5 Delayed Again 21:10
Jason is a big GT fan and is a bit depressed to see that Gran Turismo 5 has been delayed again.  This may fall in the realm of “Vaporware” or Gran Turismo Never.  I hope that it doesn’t pull a Duke Nukem stunt, but hopefully it should be available in 2010.  I’m sure that E3 will have more details.

What is Google Wave Good For – 20 Things… 23:50
I’ve still been trying to figure out what Google Wave is really good for – as have many other people.  MacLife puts together a list of 20 uses for Google Wave.  The reality is that you can do most of these things with other software and you can do it better.  The only benefit is that it is all in one place.

Bing Time. 31:10
Bing is slowly gaining market share in the search market.  I’m sure that some of this has to do with the fact that it is now the stock search engine in Windows 7.  Take it with a grain of salt though.  With that in mind, make sure you give Bing a try.  I personally prefer it over Google for many services.

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Re: Episode #30 - Nintendo Gaming with Wave. Bing!
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010, 08:57:15 pm »
only 21 gigs of used memory? pffffft

Looks like you need to install a whole mess of adware onto your system to get that all the way up to 24 gigs

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Re: Episode #30 - Nintendo Gaming with Wave. Bing!
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2010, 06:47:18 pm »
Good stuff as always guys! Looking forward to the next one.

I always buy electronic copies of games over Steam, it's a lot easier that way for me. I have friends who buy physical copies for the sake of being able to show off a collection; you can't do that with electronic copies. Plus, I don't have a working CD-Drive.  ;D
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Re: Episode #30 - Nintendo Gaming with Wave. Bing!
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2010, 07:00:36 am »
Glad to see you're part of the 21 century Krab!