Taking Stock: The Gibson-Goldstein Index

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Some say that every cloud has silver lining. Those people are dumb, but looking at this week's list and the abundance of up-down pairs, well, let's just call it a coincidence.

Hollywood
The Max Payne movie posters look awesome, but Rush Hour veteran Brett Ratner directing God of War is rather worrisome.

Saints Row 2
An entire promotional campaign formed around the fact that Tera Patrick has been brought on as a "special producer," one that just so happens to wear a bikini.

Wipeout HD
So awesome that it had to be delayed out of fears it might give people seizures.


Microsoft
Finally drops those pesky Games for Windows online fees, but then decides to take on Steam with an unseen marketplace.

Peggle DS
Industry luminaries Q Entertainment leading the charge to put PopCap's beloved casual ball-bouncer on DS before the year's end.

Portal: Still Alive
Turns out those extra levels in the upcoming Xbox Live Arcade port of Valve's witty puzzle game are already on PC. For free.

Dead Rising
The Wii edition of the zombie slasher may sport less zombies, but hey, at least Capcom hasn't forgotten about the franchise. Dead Rising 2, please?

Demigod
First in-game footage seems impressive. Then ago, so did Supreme Commander, which turned out to be a pretty letdown.


"'The Miracle of Phil' shows that the best relationships are full of screaming, shouting and cursing, but when Phil gets knocked up, Chris is the one who feels screwed."
Microsoft's description of an exclusive Xbox Video Marketplace show.

"We are sorry about [the E3] media briefings, specifically for those who were expecting to see Nintendo show something about Super Mario or Legend of Zelda."
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata on the company's lackluster E3 showings.

"There's no plans in the works for GT5 yet--that might be 2009, or it might be 2010."
Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi, after noting that developer Polyphony Digital is currently dedicated to supporting Gran Turismo 5 Prologue.
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