The Birds!!!

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From the folks behind Desert Bus and Unskippable, join LoadingReadyRun as they report on the week’s industry happenings.

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The Birds!!!

Date: September 19, 2011

Written and Performed by: Graham Stark, Kathleen De Vere, Paul Saunders

Story Graphics: Paul Saunders

CheckPoint Graphics: Graham Stark

Bird Acquisitor & Boomsman: Matt Wiggins

Music: Bradley Rains

Thanks To: Russ Pitts, Alexander Macris, Penny Arcade

Produced by: Graham Stark, Paul Saunders

Today

Are playing too much Angry Birds? Prepare for the intervention on today's CheckPoint.

Stories

  • Kinect-operated music game "Lifelike" renamed to "4AM."
  • Goldeneye for the PS Move to include a rifle peripheral instead of the Walter PPK Bond uses.
  • Unsurprisingly 25-34 year olds account for most "freemium" game content sales.
  • Blizzard claims to be able to release six titles in the next three years, but no one is buying it.
  • Bejeweled Blitz might be a strong cognitive training tool.
  • Angry Birds has been downloaded 350 million times.
  • Paul gives further perspective on how crazy big these numbers are.

Coming Up

The PS Vita comes out on December 17th 2011.

Trivia

  • As of November 2013 (roughly two years after their announcement) Blizzard has released three games (World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, Diablo 3, and Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm), and formally announced 5 other projects (World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls, Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and Heroes of the Storm (formally Blizzard All-Stars).).
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