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November 29, 2005 at 6:34 pm #4837
Yes one month to get it completely wrong: So how bout these ten things happening in 2006 ?
Sony’s GAA game such an overwhelming success that ‘nightclub carpark hurly’ is announced as a PS3 launch title.
Enterprise Ireland throw up their collective arms and accept that flann o brien knew more about technology cycles than they ever will.
FAS, Trinity, Maynooth, Queens and DKIT announce the development of a student package to elevate Irish graduates beyond internationally recognized standards. FAS to provide the building, Trinity the intellectual momentum, Maynooth the course tutors, Queens the multilingual examinations, DKIT will provide the brown paper and string.
Idora to grow a beard for purely publicity reasons
Mal to discover the precise definition of the word ‘practical’
Dave Perry develops……….an even better relationship with the media
GD.ie to receive golden spider award for booking the largest number of advance tables and other such critical shortlist criteria.
Aphra to leave the research arena and buy a farm in county monaghan.
bios level security fault found in Xbox 360 – turning US living rooms into online catflaps for the long lost sons of deposed Nigerian Royalty.
Clevercelt to finally cop on.
or maybe not !
November 30, 2005 at 9:11 am #27846
November 30, 2005 at 9:52 am #27848
Omen posts a topic where he isn’t moaning about something……
*runs away* ;)
November 30, 2005 at 10:32 am #27850
irish government recognise games development as an art form hence no tax to be paid by individuals working in the industry.
Nintendo’s revolution is revealed to be nothing more than a dreamcast recycled\rebranded and repackaged..
November 30, 2005 at 10:44 am #27854
Nintendo’s revolution is revealed to be nothing more than a dreamcast recycled\rebranded and repackaged..[/quote:e5e1139ebe]
That would be sweet!
November 30, 2005 at 11:07 am #27856
Nintendo’s revolution is revealed to be nothing more than a dreamcast recycled\rebranded and repackaged..[/quote:d8964fde1d]
That would be sweet![/quote:d8964fde1d].
Scary part could be closer to the truth if you were to believe the publicy of where they said specs dont matter and they may never publish them publicly… Heres hoping they tell us :)
November 30, 2005 at 11:14 am #27857
November 30, 2005 at 11:20 am #27858
I hope they don’t release the specs. It might matter more for PS3 or Xbox, but Nintendo for me is about games…..and no matter what the specs are, they will make some fantastic games for the revolution.
I don’t even know the Xbox specs for christs sake!(seriously). I look at the games. If they are good I buy it.
November 30, 2005 at 11:25 am #27860
:oops: – wrong button
November 30, 2005 at 11:39 am #27862
I think Monaghan is about the only place I could afford to buy anything…not that outlandish Clevercelt!!
November 30, 2005 at 1:36 pm #27876
LOL … Michael i think you hit the nail on the head
:lol: that’s it 2006 .. sorted :lol:
November 30, 2005 at 5:05 pm #27891
Nokia acquires Gizmondo (Gizmondo), Tapwave (Zodiac) and Gamepark Industry (GP32, GP2X) IP on the cheap and quiet, and has another crack at it.
Having smacked SONY one in the mouth with 360, Microsoft readies the other first and, surprising everybody and their dogs, announces that they will release a portable console by Xmas 2007, codename Y-Fronts.
Jakks Pacific releases an AES version of their TV plug-in product, a full-size AES stick containing a dozen of the best-known Neo Geo titles, including Metal Slug, Puzzle Bobble, Fatal Fury and Samurai Showdown.
GTA:Streets of Tallaght attracts, again surprisingly enough, Jack Thompson’s vengeful scorn and enough media coverage for Dublin to eventually bootstrap the Irish videogame industry, where the next big-selling genre across all platforms is invented. Needless to say, the game reaches summums of gore and violence, and the success for it which JT caused so paradoxically leads him to end his futile media-grabbing antics with a fairly bad rendition of Spiderman/Superman superpowers, when he jumps from the top of the Needle…
November 30, 2005 at 5:20 pm #27894
irish government recognise games development as an art form hence no tax to be paid by individuals working in the industry.[/quote:a59612ddfc]
Programmers complain about their artist friends getting tax breaks. Irish government does a u-turn.
November 30, 2005 at 5:54 pm #27897
An Irish company publishes a non-mobile game :)
December 1, 2005 at 3:07 am #27902
Now that would be something.
Its a pity though the gaming industry within Ireland is so small.
December 1, 2005 at 8:13 pm #27944
Don’t get me started on the “amazing” outside (within Ireland) support to the Irish Games Industry in helping it grow. Scotland put their money where their mouth is & unless many changes happen soon enough to follow their model or something like will only leave the PC / Console industry further & further behind to where its next (if not already in its way) to nothing of breaking out of this country, never mind internationaly just yet.
Hopefully very soon we might just see a non-mobile game published from an Irish studio (if not 2). Both won’t be the ground breaking titles that will set the world on fire but its far better than nothing.
Just my own thoughts on this which i have a strong passion for regarding our industry.
December 1, 2005 at 8:44 pm #27945
– Pete pleads to get H-o-f-f phrases removed from the gd.ie forum restricted list :)
December 2, 2005 at 9:18 am #27954
Pete pleading for Hoff to be set free? It might almost be worth dropping subtle hints that H0ff could be unbanned :)
December 2, 2005 at 10:30 am #27959
December 2, 2005 at 10:53 am #27961
> An Irish company publishes a non-mobile game
LMAO! You don’t beat about the bush!
December 5, 2005 at 1:44 pm #28016
Nintendo announce that they are not interested in HDTV as they are bundling the revolution with a holographic projector.
Environment and Alternative Energy Enthusiasts promote use of XBOX 360 as heat source for the living room.
PS3 Cell processor gets photo realism just right, games still the same old SH**E.
PC gamers announce that PC is not dead yet. Big surprise to few people too young to remember the launch of the other “next gen” consoles”.
Turf powered rocket lands on mars. Irish win the space race.
December 5, 2005 at 4:20 pm #28023
Some fantastic AAA action
December 6, 2005 at 5:11 pm #28095
An Irish company publishes a non-mobile game :)[/quote:bf9f3b6d64]
Irish companies have to start somewhere don’t they? Mobile games are big business. Any realistic non-mobile prospects next year?
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