Conversations with IrishPride Episode 23

Curse the Steam Summer Sale!
After cranking out two CwIP's in less than a week, I seem to have taken a brief hiatus, but now return with episode 23 of Conversations with IrishPride!  Today I'm going to talk about Steam and more specifically the Summer Sale that Steam is currently running.
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FUNimation SOLD!

Some people are saying that anime in the states is dying; that fan subs are making it unprofitable. Try telling that to Gen Fukunaga and a group of investors that have recently purchased FUNimation Entertainment from Navarre Coporation recently for $24 million cash. And you cannot even say that Fukunaga-sama has no clue what he is getting into. The man is the founder, president and CEO of the blasted company.

So what exactly does this mean to me, the consumer? It means the company is going no where and you can expect distribution to happen just as it has in the past. Even though Navarre has sold the company they are still going to act as the sole distributer state side. They are also going to act as FUNimations logistics and fulfillment services provider.  Want more information on the sale?  Continue reading after the jump for the press release.

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World of Goo - Continuing to consume free time

So you remember World of Goo right? The addictive tower building game that came out waaaayyy back in October 2008. It was one of the most pirated games of its day and did not get near the amount of money per unit that it should have, due to a pay what you think it is worth pricing model (cheap bastards that spent a $0.01). Still not ringing any bells? Ok it was about a bunch of goo balls (didn't figure that one out huh?) that you used to build a tower to a pipe to collect said goo. Well it is coming to iOS for an astounding $2.99.  So now you can build your goo based towers anywhere! But it gets better, if you are attentive and manage to purchase it on release day you will save $2.00 as it will be $0.99. The catch on this is, sadly, I don't know the relase date yet. So keep an eye out and save that $2.00.

Now don't go and get bent out of shape iPad owners that have World of Goo HD. Your copy is being made universal so if you have already purchased it for your iPad then you already have it for your iPhone/iPod. You just have to wait for it to come out.

Still worth it be a Toy R Us kid

So the 3DS is about to come out, and at $250 clams it is not all that cheap.  But Toys R Us has your back on this.  On the launch day (03/27/2011) of the system if you buy 1 game you can get the second 1/2 off.  Not a bad deal for new games.  Many "Tru" Locations will have demos of the system as well.  You know, just in case you are on the fence.

According to source you will also be able to trade in your old DS for a nice new one, but this is not being recomended, and I would have to agree with their reasons.  The 3DS has a screen with a higher resolution, but this comes at a price to older DS games.  The games are either blown up to look fuzzy, or if you hold select and start while it boot the system will use the original resolution, which means you have a much smaller play area.