Fri, 8 July 2005
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What are you staring at? Oh, this. Yeah, that's fine. Keep on looking. There's quite a lot of BIG and EXCITING (it looks more impressive if I write it in capital letters) news from me this time, so you probably should read about it.
Last week was, as I said, a good one for me and Buttonhole. But this week has been even better! We're on fire, baby!
Firstly we have more folks to add to our list of "official" distributors.
On the gaming front we already had support from THQ, Activision and Ubisoft, with the huge (and very succesful) company that is Electronic Arts joining recently too.
Now we will also be getting some help from Microsoft, through Pulse, who are the PR agency that distributes product and information to the media for the big M here in the land down under. I've been informed that their first title for us to review is headed our way. It will be none other than the Rare developed Xbox game- Conker: Live & Reloaded! That's pretty awesome, as I'd been hoping to play that game anyway, so cheers to the folks at Pulse and I hope we can do you proud.
Buttonhole DVD support is growing too. I mentioned Madman/AV Channel last time and I am still very much looking forward to receiving their titles. They really have so many cool ones.
Anyway, we can now name the mighty Shock as a Buttonhole ally too! This is absolutely wonderful news because, amongst a variety of other great things, Shock publish all of the WWE wrestling DVDs in Australia. So, I am stoked about having Shock on board, to put it mildly!
There are still some other folks I'm waiting to hear back from too, so I'll let you know how that goes. For now though, thanks again to all those who have chosen to work with us; it is extremely appreciated by us all.
Those Q&A articles are still on their way, we should have the ones with Scott Bowden (author of Kentucky Fried Wrasslin at Movie Poop Shoot), and Ben Pollock from THQ Australia, ready and posted soon.
Speaking of the Q&A articles...one thing I get asked quite a lot is; "when will there be another Q&A with someone from Hyper magazine?" Well, how about...really soon? That good enough for ya? I hope so. We will have a Q&A with Hyper's Seamus Byrne, who writes the mag's excellent "Game Theory" column, in the very near future. Our thanks go to Seamus, for agreeing to that one. It should be another beauty.
In my next editorial I'll be announcing some other news, which most of our forum members will already know about. Basically, loyal Buttonhole readers will be given the chance to win some stuff. So check out next week's column to find out more about that.
We will have a few more game and DVD reviews posted over the next few days too. Keep coming back, there are all sorts of things going on, so you never know what we might have for ya!
Cheers, big ears!
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