Category Archives: EGM

EGM and 1UP for sale, Ziff Davis doesn’t want them anymore.

So who’s going to buy them and how soon? We don’t know. If the Iraqis don’t trade oil for it, we can only presume a media giant like AOL or maybe one of those half-hearted cable companies with gaming sites will want it. Either way, brace yourself for lameness and an onslaught of half true press releases from those that made it out alive.

This really stinks if anyone ends up losing there jobs through this. OPM already went through this.I would hate to see another Techtv/G4 debacle happen here as well. I’m not as much a EGM fan as I’m mainly a fan of the 1up network. I’ve previously let it be known of my feeling towards people like Shane Bettenhausen, but people like Luke Smith, Karen Chu, Ryan O’Donnell, James Mielke (as full of himself as he seems), Dan Hsu, John Davison, Garnett Lee, as well as many others have given so much to the gaming community it would be a down right crime to let it disappear.

1up Yours is one of my most looked forward to podcast/netcast every week. If it were to seize to exist I’ll cry bloody murder for as long and far as need be for the 1up Network to stay intact as is, without Shane of course. Not to slander Shane,but I just can’t stand him. I know I’m not alone in this. Anyway, I hope all goes well for everyone’s sake.

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Halo 3: First Details Emerge

New maps, new weapons, new SKUs, new control schemes.

New this and new that is all good, but I just want a real ending this time. I can’t state enough how mad I was when I finished Halo 2. “Finish this fight my ass”. “Finish with a real fucking ending”. Another thing to note is that they better not have a gravity gun in this thing. That other game when your in room after room in the dark already stole that idea. Finally, you better be able to use your flashlight at the same time as your gun. Don’t let me or the Halo community down Bungie. I’d hate to hear what Podtacular would do then. Arnold Schwarzenegger might have to terminate Bungie if Halo 3 is a flop. Dah!

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Shane Bettenhausen is in my dog house for sure now!

Wipe that smirk off your face!

As of a day and a half ago I was dead set on writing a very long post about the injustice I had just watched on the latest The 1up Show. I now feel that I shouldn’t waste mine or anybody else’s time reading what I orignally had in mine for this post, so I leave you all with this. I never really liked Shane Bettenhausen before seeing this latest show, but now he has seriously gone off the deep end.

Sure, I don’t know him personally, but I really don’t give a crap. He must have done some right things to have risen to an Editor of Electronic Gaming Monthly, but how can he make himself sound so biased? Nothing he says usually resonates we me for very long until now. I knew I was in for a one sided talk when I noticed everyone at the make shift round-table at the end of the show was from OPM alongside Shane. Let’s hope this never happens again.

I know that Karen Chu a.k.a momopeche over a 1up.com made a comment on this blog not to long ago. I would like to know what she thinks about Shane. Ryan O’Donnell is probably the person over at 1up or Gamevideos that I like the most. With that being said, I demand that Shane be edited out of every 1up Show from now on before he makes my head explode into out right rage and insanity. I know Ryan largely has creative control over The 1up Show, so make it happen Ryan.