Posted: August 26th, 2006 | Author: Simon | Filed under: Clippings | Comments Off
Time sure does fly when you’re having fun, hence the deafening silence on this blog.
By now I’ve been working on my master thesis for two weeks at IO Interactive in Copenhagen. The experience have been exhausting, meant in a very positive way. All the new stuff you see and hear takes much more energy to consume than I had anticipated.
I’ve meet some great people working there, and everyone seems extremely friendly and open-minded about our project which is very nice. And the positive press Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is getting at the moment have created a very energetic atmosphere at IO. I’ve seen somethings from the game that hasn’t been show in the press – and *no*, as in “no-way-in-hell”, am I gonna talk about it here – but safe to say it looks and plays like a dream. It really is something different from your standard over-the-counter 3rd person shooter. Read more about the game @ GameSpot and IGN.
Our thesis is slowly getting of the ground and the next few weeks should provide us with some great insight of the current development process here at IOI.
Posted: August 12th, 2006 | Author: Simon | Filed under: Clippings | Comments Off
The Managing Editor of the “Official” PlayStation Magazine, Dana Jongewaard writes in her blog:
It’s not that I find the concept of a $600 console insulting. Inflation happens, and it’s natural that eventually inital prices will be higher than they used to be. But when I know that a console’s direct competitors cost two-thirds or half of that price, it becomes harder for me to justify shelling out that kind of money–especially when I can probably get the Wii and the 360 combined for the cost of a PS3.
So ultimately, I can’t justify it. $600 is a lot of money, especially when I can get what–for me at least–will be a very similar experience for $400. I would like to own a PS3, and I hope that the price drops soon so I can consider it. But until then, this Official PlayStation Magazine editor will have to join the dark side
How about that? I’m thinking the same, but I have never thought that the editor of the official PS magazine did so too… not publicly anyway.