Happy New Year, dudes and dude-ladies. A few followup Blog Bits™ and pieces to clear out of the brain.
Buggy Saints RowFor those of you who enjoyed my questionable buggy musical tour de force — or is that tour de farce! (hilarious) — I thought I'd pass along the songs in MP3 format, for your portable musical game bug comedy pleasure.
Here they are: Where's My Car.mp3, Stuck Again.mp3, What Is This Place.mp3, and Lost In The World (Bonus Track).mp3.
Or, if you prefer, all in one archive: Buggy Saints Row - The Musical.zip (6.3 MB).
Buggy Saints LawrenceLast night I had the opportunity to be a guest on David Lawrence's The David Lawrence Show. We talked about two things: Buggy Saints Row and Panic's very own Transmit! "Whoah", you're saying. How do a corny musical and the world's most totally radical FTP client (full disclosure for journalistic clarity: TRANSMIT R GRATE) possibly relate to each other? You might be surprised by the results!
Turns out that David was deeply involved in Saints Row. He was heavily responsible for the game script, was responsible for all of the in-game radio matieral, and even performed many of the voices (including Stefan!). And, as it doubly turns out, David used Transmit to send, via SFTP, over 11,000 (!) individual audio assets over to Volition, Saints Row's developer. He uses Transmit's "Save As Droplet..." feature to create a series of cute little Favorites droplets that live in his dock, so that he simply drags his various files into his dock and they go where they need to go. How cool is that? It's the circle of life!
Listen to David talking about it (277 KB). Or, if you're curious and crazy, you can download the whole segment for a mere $0.25. Hearing my voice on the radio is even worse than over the Internet!
Wii + PS3 = FIGHTHave you noticed? PS3's are basically everywhere right now. Here's photographic proof: both Best Buy and GameStop were advertising ample supplies of 60GB PS3's. Les tells me he visited Circuit City, and, after inquiring about the Wii, had them steer him rapidly towards a stack of unsold PS3's. Hooray bottoming eBay market?
Wii's impossible to find, PS3's easy to find: can this last? Is it all about the high PS3 price? Is it Wii buzz? Is it kids and Christmas? What will happen when both consoles are in ample supply and there's no major holiday around the corner? This will be interesting to watch. Here's my 6-month prediction: the X360 will be #2, the Wii #3, the PS3 #4, and of course, the PS2 will remain a mind-bogglingly, incomprehensibly, time-to-make-the-dumb-nuts #1.