Headlines of the week

This week’s achievements in the field of selling an article in a few words.

» PS3 problems resolved – Sony
A bold claim indeed. But Eurogamer’s headline doesn’t tell quite the whole story: it’s the manufacturing problems which have been resolved. So not the chronic lack of interesting games, the ludicrous price, the stupid Spider-Man font, the general arrogance of Sony…

» Judge to Illinois: Quit ‘Waffling’
Also from the ‘misleadingly vague’ file. It’s actually about Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, whose administration owes “the games industry” – no idea who, specifically – legal costs for fighting legislation trying to ban the sale of violent games to minors. Blagojevich lost, you see, because children have a constitutional right to play inappropriate games. God bless America.

» Bungie vet’s new studio
I can’t be the only one whose first thought was why Bungie would have needed their own vet in the first place.

» Denmark faces dev skills shortage
I’m no fan of sensationalist headlines, but surely it’s a journalist’s job to at least try to make the news sound interesting.


Jake has been here since the beginning, with hundreds of reviews and countless other guff to his name. These days, not so consistent.

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