You'll want to check out the annual ConnieFest event held in Orange County, CA. I went to one about fourteen years ago and it was a good time. Sadly, Connie didn't appear that year.


GameDaily BIZ: Ted Price On Quality of Life, Resistance, Ratchet and the Power of PS3

GameDaily BIZ: Ted Price On Quality of Life, Resistance, Ratchet and the Power of PS3
If you're working with the first-party folks at a console manufacturer, whether it's Microsoft or Sony, they tend to spend a lot more on marketing. So if you do end up becoming synonymous with that console you may end up selling a lot more than if your games are spread across multiple consoles. On the other hand, some of the third-party publishers have proved that being multi-console is really great. Ubisoft is a fantastic example of that. Their games are out on every single console and they end up selling a buttload when you add them all up.

I wonder just many units constitutes a "buttload"?



Stephen Clarke-Willson with the SimpsonMaker

I tried to make an avatar of myself as a Simpson but it's pretty tough. Try it yourself at Milk and Cookies.

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Random Blts: Castles

Random Blts: Castles

I finally ran through the logs from last year (2006) at Above the Garage, where my pictures are hosted, and I discovered that my Disney Castle pictures are still very popular. The most downloaded picture is from the Paris park - it was downloaded over 15,000 times. Woot!

The other Disney Castle pictures and this picture of Japan at night are still very popular - about 7,000 times for each photo in just the past six months.

LOST-Spoilers & Discussion

Holy Cow - A giant list of Lost Podcasts

For me, half of the fun of Lost is listening to podcasts about it. Lost is in trouble because the show is just too freakin' complicated. The ratings are down - but supposedly the number of people watching the show, all at once, in order, (via iTunes or the DVD releases) has compensated for the low ratings somewhat (although that doesn't help the advertisers much). If I didn't listen to these podcasts then I wouldn't know what was going on because there are just too many characters and too many relationships and the story is unveiled over too much time.

The Official Lost Podcast is a lot of fun because Damon and Carlton, the Executive Producers, are a couple of goofballs and reveal bits of information in a very entertaining way. Luckily I can brief my wife on key facts because without those key facts the show doesn't make too much sense - although my wife says it is entertaining anyway.

Someday (at least three years from now!) I'll watch the whole series again on DVD. I think it will be pretty cool.

The next three seasons will only have 16 shows each. I think this is brilliant, because the show is the single most costly show on TV now. Cutting from 22 to 16 shows cuts the overall risk for ABC and also lets the writers spend more time on each episode and really clean up the lose ends for us. It's a big break between seasons but I'm hoping it's worth it.