Mixed bag of links

LifeHacker offers up their top ten memory “hacks”.  Also, Google search can provide quick currency conversions. Some analysts think a next-gen video game console price war is coming. If you’re a fan of Ansel Adam’s iconic photos of Yosemite National Park, you’ll enjoy this multimedia feature from the New York Times.  Ansel’s former assistant talks […]

Halo 3 smashes records

No surprise here. InformationWeek reports: Microsoft’s Halo 3 racked up $170 million in sales on its first day of availability, making it the hottest-selling title in video game history. Microsoft said late Wednesday that the game’s sales easily surpassed first-day sales for Halo 2, which previously held the record. Halo 2 launched in 2004 and […]

1.4 million kids disappointed on Christmas

The market research firm, NPD Group, has released the 2006 US holiday video game console sales figures.  You can read the story at Yahoo. Considering the supply problems that affected both Sony and Nintendo, it’s not surprising the Microsoft Xbox 360 outsold all other next-gen consoles.  NPD claims Microsoft sold 1.1 million units. Interestingly, the legacy Sony […]

Why do video games cost so much?

Forbes.com breaks down the cost of next-generation video games.  With the production cost of some games rivalling the cost of a Hollywood movie, the video game industry is big business with a lot of risk. Analysts predict that some other publishers will need to clear 1 million units to get in the black–and start making about […]