Daily Wrap-Up 6.13.08

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Posted June 13, 2008 - By Rick Damigella

Here's what went down today in the world of videogames, popular culture, and technology!

  • May saw gaming sales up 37% overall, and the PlayStation 3 outsold the 360.
  • Where does McCain stand on videogames?
  • TurboNegro announced Rock Band 2.
  • Age of Conan is getting a big overhaul.
  • Nintendo is really sorry for calling you a nerd.
  • According to reports, Sony is developing a 'break-apart' controller for the PS3.
  • Is Microsoft going to announce a price-cut at E3?
  • The Pixies' Doolittle is coming to Rock Band.
  • Rock Band rockers are in for a treat next week: Avenged Sevenfold, Offspring and Crooked X tracks are coming!
  • A new Fresh Ink is yours to enjoy.
  • Rumor of the day on the internet: Search giant Google is just about to buy Web 2.0 aggregation site digg.com.
  • Nintendo is suing third-party peripheral maker Nyko over their version of a Wii controller, the Kama Nunchuk.

  • Coldplay is rocking (?) Guitar Hero III.
  • According to a report in the journal Cyberpsychology & Behavior, the Red team is better than the Blue team.
  • Shane Kim has been promoted to a position created just for him; Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment business.
  • Find out what phone sex operators look like.
  • Capcom uses eBay to make gaming decisions.
  • According to a Pike & Fischer's survey, broadband services and speeds are ranked higher than any other "new" service when it comes to importance to consumers. 
  • Two new Capcom films may be coming: Clock Tower and Onimusha.
  • Ron Paul has left the building.
  • Eminem has finally been starting to ease out of self-imposed hip hop exile….but in unusually ways.
  • R&B star R. Kelly was acquitted today on all counts in his child pornography trial in Chicago.
  • According to the New York Times, Verizon, Sprint and Time Warner Cable have all agreed to block access to some parts of Usenet.
  • Is  Capcom is in the middle of working on Mega Man 9 for an unnamed console?
  • Stone Temple Pilots are being sued by their label.
  • A videogame version of Igor is coming out.
Daily Wrap-Up 6.13.08


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