Nigmabox Rundown (7/30-8/05) Gamindustri Is A Bizarre Adventure

I’m looking over what I have to say this week, I think I can safely say that the game industry is a pretty weird place if you ignore most of the AAA fluff that goes about and dig a bit deeper.  Just this week we have a Chinese imitation of a popular AAA game series published by a small scale American indie publisher.  A studio collapsing due to a poorly received game that was locked in a  vicious dec cycle.  A completely failed attempt at crowdfunding that was picked up by a publisher of games based on children’s cartoons.  A dancing rhythm game spin-off starting a character whose death is a crucial point in the story.  And even a sexual harassment charge involving a boy who used to be a big deal on the G4 message boards. Continue reading

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Nigmabox Rundown (7/23-7/29) Much Ado About Rambles

Seeing as how this week had little in the way of news that I cared about, I ended up doing a lot of rambling about two specific topics I have some level of passion behind, but do not fall into the category of gaming news that has come to define these Rundowns.  Sorry about that, but this is my segment, and I’ll talk about whatever I goldarn want to. Continue reading