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    Tuesday, July 10, 2007

    Sony = Liars, EA = Hypocrites, RR = Obsolete

    Assuming we don’t have that mental disorder where you think things happen but they don’t, people keep emailing us asking why we don’t update very often any more. It’s because this industry has become such a self-parodying joke, it doesn’t need people like us to deride it.

    Par example:

    Friday 6th July 2007, Sony Corporation President Ryoji Chubachi announces there are “no immediate plans” for a PS3 price drop.

    Monday 9th July 2007, SCEA drop price of PS3 by $100 with immediate effect.

    What is there is to say, other than to rub in the knowledge that the PS3 costs £200 in North America, and £425 in the UK?

    Par example (deux):

    EA CEO John Riccitiello slagging off the industry:

    “For the most part, the industry has been rinse-and-repeat. There’s been lots of product that looked like last year’s product, that looked a lot like the year before.”

    That’s EA. As in Electronic Arts. Words fail us, because they’ve all been said.

    What’s next? The PR departments of the world unite and announce games aren’t selling well because they can’t do their fucking jobs properly? Future Publishing announces the credibility of games journalism is being damaged by the magazine industry reviewing unfinished games? Microsoft announces the Xbox 360 has an inherent design flaw after 18 months of denying it?

    It’s actually happened – we’ve become obsolete. There’s nothing for us to do but just sit back here and let the games industry take the piss out of itself until it implodes.

    EDIT: We’re so fucking incompetent, we can’t even tell the difference between the “save” and “publish” buttons. Sorry. We’re officially out of date as well as obsolete.


    1. Anonymous5:52 pm

      I just wanted to say that I love you Ram Raider. I love your blog, and despite infrequent updates you're still relevant and important, even though I have no idea who you are.

      I'm not a journalist, and so my opinion probably doesn't count for much amongst the publishing clique, but please don't be afraid of hurting people's feelings to get the truth out. Hmm... you probably don't anyway, but don't give in to temptation!

      I need people like you to stop me from going stark raving bonkers from all the lunacy in this world.

      I also can't stand the blogs of certain other journalists. The boring, snobbish cunts that they are.


    2. Anonymous12:16 pm

      Blogs are generally rubbish.

      More stuff like Ram Raider, however,and more stuff like:

      – if magazines are just going to churn out rubbish PR stuff, why not just make up the news? Is that site anything to do with you, Ram?