Former Microsoft vice president Ed Fries told Develop a fantastic story about how Apple CEO Steve Jobs was pissed off when Microsoft acquired Bungie. Apparently His Royal Worshipfulness High Master Steve phoned up Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and unleashed the wrath of Jobs. Here are the details from Fries:
As soon as we announced we bought Bungie, Steve Jobs called. He was mad at Ballmer and phoned him up and was angry because we’d just bought the premier Mac game developer and made them an Xbox developer.
So, during the
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the PlayStation 2, Sony has posted a video celebrating itself. Sure, it’s a bit “let’s pat ourselves on the back”, but it’s an interesting look at the original PlayStation and the PS2. Check it out (please)!… more
One of the coolest parts of BlizzCon 2010 was checking out all the great cosplayers. From World of Warcraft to StarCraft, the show had some of the best costumes I’ve seen at an American show. Here’s a video — along with some wise-ass commentary — featuring the excellent cosplay at BlizzCon 2010.
After you check out the vid, please let me know which cosplayer was your favorite.
(Pro tip: The resolution is pretty high, so go full screen if your PC is up for it.)
It’s that time of the week again! Here’s some space to talk about the last two days of NFL football and the impact they’ve had on your RPad.tv Romosexual Collarbone Charity Tournament teams. Have at it boys!… more
Someone has stolen Etna’s (Disgaea) panties and only her prinny minions can recover them in Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties. I absolutely love this trailer. It’s full of the famous Disgaea charm and humor. The first Prinny game was totally fun, but ridiculously hard. I’m looking for more of the same in Prinny 2. After all, you get 1,000 lives.
Check out the trailer and let me know what you think (please)!… more
According to Nintendo of American president and COO Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo’s immediate threats are Apple, Zynga, the Internet, and newspapers. He recently told Forbes:
I compete with Zynga, I compete with surfing the net, I compete with the newspaper.
Regarding Apple, Fils-Aime said:
Do I think that in the near term they can hurt us more than Microsoft? Absolutely.
I know that most of you RPad.tv regulars aren’t down with Nintendo products, but let’s play a game anyway. What companies, products, and services are Nintendo’s stiffest competition?