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The Weekly Recap (September 13-19) |

Not too much going on. This week consisted of a few editorials, interviews, contests and upcoming trailers and analyst predictions. Nothing stuck out in the news, except for reviews coming in for Uncharted 2, perhaps this year’s most anticipated game on the PS3. Thus far, it’s received a 9.5/10 from IGN, 10/10 from GamesRadar, a perfect 5/5 stars from PlayStation: The Official Magazine, and a 21/20 from the French publication PSM3. Uncharted 2 will undoubtedly be a worthy contender for Game of the Year, and I got my TV fixed just in time to enjoy it! The game will be released October 13th.

As for the community, we got quite a few things to discuss here. First and foremost, we gave away a few Uncharted 2 demo access codes, and the winners were Antman, Caleb Gayle, movement, King32 and Starbuck. Congratulations! I hope you’re enjoying it! Also of note, Azure had won the contest for the Need for Speed SHIFT Los Angeles Launch Party. Haven’t heard anything about how that went yet, so let us know dude.

Also, I’m sure everyone’s noticed, but we have a new feature at the top of the page showcasing some of the more noteworthy articles from the past few days. I seem to have quite a bit in there :P. We didn’t get any articles sent in today, because, apparently, a lot of us will be busy gaming this weekend :P. Now, onto the awards section!

Out of 28 entries, ‘Contributor of the Week’ is a tie, and is awarded to Trev and I at 8 articles a piece. I thought for sure Trev posted more than I did lol. As far as the ‘Most Liked’ article, that is a 4 way tie, with 6 Likes a piece. They go to, as follows:

Has Next Gen Gaming Lived Up To Previous Gens? by fleakitten
First Uncharted 2 Review In by JimmyMagnum
LittleBigPlanet Water Beta codes out now. by Trev
BBC Watchdog Fiasco by JimmyMagnum

Probably won’t see another 4-way tie like that for a while eh? As for the final contest, we have ‘Most Comments’ in an article, and that is awarded to fleakitten with his post Has Next Gen Gaming Lived Up To Previous Gens?, netting in a total of 13 comments.

The Uncharted 2 Giveaway both had more Likes and Comments, but since that was a contest, it was excluded from the results. Sorry!

Now beyond fancy questions and brain teasers, this one is optical. Tell me, what is the object hidden in this stereogram? Not so easy this time is it :P. Also, to make it even harder, describe the shape for me. I can see these so I’ll know if you’re right or not! Now for the bread and butter:

Gears of War on PS3 eventually, says analyst
NunoDavesh – September 13th

Stop Screwing Sony users!!
Trev – September 13th

Has Next Gen Gaming Lived Up To Previous Gens?
fleakitten – September 13th

3D Dot Game Heroes Trailer
Darrin – September 13th

New PixelJunk Shooter Trailer
Eddie – September 14th

iPlayer on PS3
Trev – September 14th

Nothing Daft about this video game appearance.
Trev – September 14th

First Uncharted 2 Review In
JimmyMagnum – September 14th

Star Ocean 4 International Revealed by Famitsu.
fleakitten – September 15th

WipEout HD coming to Blu-Ray.
Trev – September 15th

MAG Euro Beta Sign-up.
Trev – September 15th

Activision CEO: “The goal […] was to take all the fun out of making video games”
Darrin – September 15th

Some Japanese Devs Using 360 Games as Betas for the PS3 Version?
fleakitten – September 15th

New Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines Interview
JimmyMagnum – September 15th

Capcom’s Takeuchi Expects Wii Ports to Come to Sony Motion Wands
Eddie – September 16th

PS3 XMB (Improvement Ideas)
Tosh – September 16th

New Ninja Gaiden Advert bounces out.
Trev – September 16th

PlayStation Network Emails and Promotions
JimmyMagnum – September 16th

Exclusive Lost Planet 2 Co-Op Demo Next Week
JimmyMagnum – September 16th

250GB PS3 Slim Uncharted 2 Bundle [Update]
Tosh – September 16th

LittleBigPlanet Water Beta codes out now.
Trev – September 17th

Uncharted 2: Lessons Learned From The First Game
JimmyMagnum – September 17th

Get Dizzee in your Home.
Trev – September 17th

Wireless Multiplayer and Downloadable Content A No Go For PSP Minis
JimmyMagnum – September 17th

Yakuza 3 Not Being Released Outside of Japan? False, says SEGA.
fleakitten – September 17th

PS3 Sales Drop in 2nd Week of SLIM launch.
fleakitten – September 18th

BBC Watchdog Fiasco
JimmyMagnum – September 18th

SCEA Research & Development (Part 3)
JimmyMagnum – September 18th

Blu-ray Releases for the week of 9.14.09
Tosh – September 14th

PS3 Firmware v3.01 fixes Uncharted problems.
fleakitten – September 15th

Uncharted 2 UK Beta Key
Tosh – September 15th

Twitter Support for Uncharted 2 [Update]
Tosh – September 15th

Uncharted 2 MP Demo Now Live
Tosh – September 15th

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 demo now available
Tosh – September 17th

$60 Off Racing Wheel At Best Buy
JimmyMagnum – September 17th

Tales of Vesperia ( PS3 ) sells 147K copies on opening day
fleakitten – September 18th

Just an FYI, there has been plenty of talk around here that we will start doing some Uncharted 2 games with other Mockers members, so if you’re currently in the beta/multiplayer demo, be sure to join in on one of the games we may be playing! MAG also seems to be a candidate for Mockers play, so if you’re in the beta, be sure to check us out there as well!

Katamari Forever (September 22nd)
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection (September 22nd)
Rock Band: Metal Track Pack (September 22nd)
Zombie Apocalypse (September 24th on PSN)

Overall, it’s been a relatively slow week. Next week will be very exciting, though, seeing as the Tokyo Game Show will start Thursday and run through the weekend, so we should see a lot of juicy news starting, especially, on Thursday, so stay tuned!


Katamari Forever

Zombie Apocalypse



Observe and Report

  • My wife guessed it. Is it a curly shell type object?

  • JimmyMagnum

    You’re disqualified on the grounds of cheating 😛 Next time, she better register and say so herself 😛

    but yeah, it is

  • 😛 Next time I’ll have her create an account of her own.

  • Eddie

    snail shell 😛 twisty with the opening at the bottom 😛

  • JimmyMagnum

    lol, eddie wins. His was more descriptive as well lol

  • You beat me to it, Tosh(‘s wife)..

    Can’t say Eddie, because I wouldn’t call it snail shell, I’d say it was a curly object with an open bottom. Eddie wins an internet!

  • Eddie

    lol yea I can see it clearly…it took a minute to train my eyes.

  • JimmyMagnum

    it could be some sort of sea snail. Theres all different kinds of snails and shells, but they all come from the same type of animal, mollusks.

    Then again, it supposed to represent a shell, but may have been hand-made in an image editing program

    Also, it took me literally 2 seconds to see it lol

  • jimmy, i posted a story that had already been covered so had to delete that. might be the cause of the confusion.

  • my lbp thread just got 7 likes too =p

  • JimmyMagnum

    sorry trev, but the winners are chosen at the time of posting 😛

    also, a side note, I read your first comment and was wondering wtf you were talking about when I read the email lmao. Forgot what I said after I awarded us the tie lol

  • I will give points for the person with the

    Most likes (75 points)
    Most comments(75 points)
    Contributor of the Week(150 points)

    I’ll give points for last week now.