Analysts, as you know, are shady figures that gaze at the gaming industry from on high, making wild (or obvious) prognostications and get paid billions of dollars to do it. At least, that's what we thought they were before recording this week's episode of the Fancast. This week, we talk to Jesse Divnich, analyst with Electronic Entertainment Design and Research (or EEDAR as the kids call it). To our great surprise, we discover that industry analysis is a lot more than just throwing Jell-O at the wall and seeing what sticks.
We also look at the latest news and Dustin gives us his impressions of Dead Space. Enjoy.
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Hosts: Richard Mitchell (SenseiRAM), Dustin Burg (SuperDunners), Alexander Sliwinski (Sli Xander), Xav de Matos (Snypz)
Guest: Jesse Divnich of Electronic Entertainment Design and Research
Produced by Richard Mitchell
Music: Intro/Outro: "Electromooq" by Uma Floresta. Break: "Never Had a Problem" by Andre Williams.
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Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
10-13-2008 @ 6:21PM
10-13-2008 @ 10:54PM
john paul said...
Give up your booty Dustin, Flood not playable!
10-14-2008 @ 12:07AM
downloading the show, will check out tonight sometime..
ps: nice dead space banner, much better than too human..
10-14-2008 @ 2:37AM
I think you guys hinted at the question you wanted to ask when taling about the analysts that seem to pull numbers from their butts:
"So, how about all those analysts that predicted the PS3 selling billions of units more than the other consoles combined by day 2 of its launch?"
I think, honestly, it was those analysts who made the gaming community feel they just throw crap at a wall and see what sticks. As it stands, Microsoft has done extremely well this generation, Nintendo came out of left field to destroy market predictions of how much the successor to the Gamecube would sell and Sony is limping holding its still too expensive console between its legs (though, I may buy one once Little Big Planet comes out...).
10-14-2008 @ 12:17PM
ZEBRA NINER said...
The interview was interesting. Good one. :)
10-14-2008 @ 1:13PM