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Six New Stars on the Walk of Game 48

eToyChest has an article on last week's introduction of six new stars to the Walk of Game, at the Metreon in San Francisco. With Adam Sessler MCing, the following individuals and games were inducted into the group: Everquest, Lara Croft, John Carmack, Sid Meier, and StarCraft. From the piece: "The newest additions to the attraction are now open to the public, in time for the Game Developers Conference, an annual gathering of the global game development community, and a Walk of Game partner for the second year. New to Metreon's attraction in 2006, gaming fans can come experience why these games are the voters' choice at the Walk of Game Station - unique stations featuring inducted games."
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Six New Stars on the Walk of Game

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  • No really, he has earnt his place.

    *grabs a crowbar*
  • Numbers. (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward
    Uh, six?

    Isn't that only five in the summary?
  • Oh, all the hours, the countless hours spent playing StarCraft, until I was seeing Zergling rushes in my sleep... yeah, it deserves to be on the Walk of Game, it defined the genre.
  • by Lewisham ( 239493 ) on Saturday March 18, 2006 @05:01PM (#14949472)
    I like the *idea* of the Walk Of Game, it recognises some of the best the industry has, and has ever had. It's a great thing.

    But...

    It's in a Sony owned building. Which is both a little shady, the inclusion of Everquest (against Ultima Online or Meridian 59 for being the first real MMORPG, or WoW for being the best and one with the most players) is only going to help calls of favouritism. The fact these stones are laid inside a building means that they have a real non-permanency about them: they could easily be picked up and removed at any time. And anyway, do we really want to honour games, rather than their creators? Films are just as collaborative as games, but the Walk of Fame only honours the actors and directors.

    San Francisco has long been proud to be the technical centre of the Western world: why doesn't it install a Walk Of Tech? We could be celebrating Gates, Jobs, Wright and Carmack all in one go, permanently and emphatically.
    • Sony sold it. (Score:3, Informative)

      by Zadaz ( 950521 )
      Sony recently gave up the building to a local mall developer. Thank god, it needed it.[link] [sfgate.com]

      But everyone still realizes that the Walk of Game is still just floor tiles on a disused hallway of a mall, right? If I hadn't been in the place a hundred times I wouldn't even know where it is.

      • Sony recently gave up the building to a local mall developer. Thank god, it needed it.[link] [sfgate.com]

        Whatever. Another pit stop along the conventioneer's trail. The Discovery Store in one mall is about as unique as the Discovery Store in another mall. But, hey, from what I understand the Hollywood walk isn't exactly the garden of eden, right?
    • You give these "walk of ____" things too much credit. They're always about favoritism and buying in, instead of celebrating the people of the industry. Movie stars often get their stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to advertise their latest releases, such as Keanu Reeves getting his star right before Constantine came out. There are also stars for the Muppets and Lassie and other fictitious characters, so it's not just stars and directors.
      • The Hollywood Walk of Fame, of which you referred to, is run by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce [hollywoodchamber.net], so of course it's about advertising. It's about advertising Hollywood as a place to come visit. And the person (or entity) who sponsors the nomination for a Star is responsible for coming up with the $15,000 cost of installing a new star, too!

        And as for who can get one, there are a five categories:

        • Motion Pictures
        • Live Theatre
        • Television
        • Recording
        • Radio
    • It's in a Sony owned building. Which is both a little shady, the inclusion of Everquest (against Ultima Online or Meridian 59 for being the first real MMORPG, or WoW for being the best and one with the most players) is only going to help calls of favouritism.

      Hey, I'm no sony lover either, but I really [etoychest.org] think [etoychest.org] that sony made the right [etoychest.org] choice [etoychest.org] here. But thats just my opinion. ;)

    • The fact these stones are laid inside a building means that they have a real non-permanency about them: they could easily be picked up and removed at any time.

      The stars outside in Hollywood aren't exactly permanent either. Every once in a while one is stolen and gets replaced.
  • look familiar [slashdot.org]?

    oooh, I see. That one was the announcement of the awards, this is coverage of the actual awards. So...it's the original story with pictures of hot semi-naked women.

    Wait. Why am I complaining, again?

    • So...it's the original story with pictures of hot semi-naked women.
      I know it's shallow of me, but your post is the onyl reason I clicked on the link for TFA.

      Boobies usually deserve to be modded up.
  • Have these new stars been hacked yet? Inquiring minds want to know!
  • This story will be hacked and available via bittorrent in like 2 days. I'll wait until then to read it, in case I don't like it.

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