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The Weekly Recap (March 21st-27th)

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Pretty active week this week. We had 47 total main submissions, which is really good. Unfortunately, I’ve only contributed a small amount myself this week, because I haven’t been feeling too hot. Anyway, we’re on the last few days of March. This month has gone by way too fast! It has also been a very busy month for game releases as well, since a LOT of highly anticipated titles have been released in the last 4 weeks, which really helped contribute to our dwindling wallets!

First off, Trev got his Yakuza 3 review done, which you can read here. There have also been a few fun posts hanging around, like a Ctrl Alt Del comic posted by Flea and a striking resemblance to Scott Shelby in the movie Derailed. Oly also dominated the submissions this week. That’s probably why Darrin’s editorial only got 3 comments :P. I’m starting to think that Oly doesn’t really work!

Anyway, this week’s news revolved around a lot of DLC announcements, more details about the Move (including the full Engadget Show demonstration that I was able to get uploaded in full on YouTube (19 minutes long)). There has also been some speculation of the PSN Store being updated on Wednesdays in the future, but we’ll see if that happens. Personally, I’d like a Tuesday Morning update to coincide with the disc releases of games here in the States. Also a bit surprising is the slight surge in PSP interest, mainly around updating the system and/or some features it could use, probably in response to Nintendo announcing the upcoming 3DS. Do they release a new model every month or something?

Anyway, be sure to check out all the articles listed in the Gaming News tab, since there’s always a chance that you may have missed something you might have been interested in. Be sure to check out these other inks below as well; the New Releases, previous Weekly Recaps and the Store Updates!

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Alright, soon after I had posted last week’s recap, Tosh had announced the winners of the God of War III Poster and Code Giveaway, with the winners being Luke, Macdory and Acezakj. Congratulations to you three!

Also going on, as of the past couple days, are a couple more giveaways! First up, you have a chance to win one of two tee-shirts, as seen on Eddie during his visit to Pax. Also available is a bunch of swag that Eddie has received as well, including some lanyards, ThunderStix, Red Dead Redemption stuff (including a tee) and a few other things. You can find out how to enter here.

Speaking of PAX, did any one else follow Eddie’s adventure via our first event Live Blog? Not bad for being the first time we did this at an event. There were a few technical difficulties, but what can you expect having not done one before? I hear that the Move was great, but I can’t find his quote (forgot where he had posted it). Hopefully we’ll see more of us at events to come!

Here are the recognitions this week:

Contributor of the Week

  • Oly1Kenobi – 16 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Fleakitten – 2 Entries

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Playstation Move Tech Demos [Update]
Tosh – March 21st

Is it time for the PSPGo to Go?
Fleakitten – March 21st

ModNation Racer comes with 4 player split screen
SL33PY – March 22nd

Trev – March 22nd

PS3 Amazon Gold Box Deals all day
Tosh – March 22nd

Iron Man 2 Trailer
Trev – March 22nd

God of War Collection Coming To Europe
Trev – March 22nd

Kick-Ass Game coming to the PSN
Oly1Kenobi – March 22nd

Leaked Mw2 Stimulus Map Pack
Acezakj – March 22nd

Heavy Rain Gets Derailed
Trev – March 23rd

God of War III Ctrl Alt Del Comic
Fleakitten – March 23rd

Little Big Planet 2? With Move?
Eddie – March 23rd

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Mountain Dew Cans
Oly1Kenobi – March 23rd

LBP DLC for this week to include Sonic the Hedgehog Costumes
Oly1Kenobi – March 23rd

LOTR: War in the North to be Released in 2011
Oly1kenobi – March 23rd

Red Dead Redemption gets new box art
Marc Macayan – March 23rd

Expectations for the next iteration of Portable Gaming Devices
Darrin – March 23rd

InFamous 2: Why I’m Calling For Multiplayer
Fleakitten – March 23rd

The Witcher 2 RPG for PC is Believed to be Coming to PS3
Oly1Kenobi – March 23rd

Playstation Move Party & Interview with Anton Mikhailov
Luke – March 23rd

FirstPlay Arriving on PSN This Spring – PAL Only
Gary – March 23rd

ModNation Racer: Pre-order Bonuses and More Split Screen Info
Oly1Kenobi – March 23rd

Skate 3’s Skate Create Video
Marc Macayan – March 23rd

Hyperkin Text Link Remote
JimmyMagnum – March 23rd

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Music Video
Oly1Kenobi – March 24th

No 3D love for PSP
SL33PY – March 24th

Did Sony Really Need the Sub-Controller?
Emrah – March 24th

Just Cause 2 easter egg: the Hatch from Lost
Paul – March 24th

Paying For Prestige
Fleakitten – March 24th

GeoHot uses his hack to “customize” PS3 theme
Acezakj – March 24th

God of War Collection Hints at Future Title?
JimmyMagnum – March 24th

Complete Engadget Show Move Demonstrations
JimmyMagnum – March 24th

Yakuza 3 Review
Trev – March 25th

Aliens and Predator Invade the US PS Home; As Does Assassin’s Creed 2
Oly1Kenobi – March 25th

Heavy Rain Avatars and a New Dynamic Theme
Oly1Kenobi – March 25th

Infinity Ward Planning at Least One More DLC
Blackstaffer – March 25th

Modern Warfare 2 Map Pack Trailer
Oly1Kenobi – March 25th

Another Red Dead Redemption Trailer: Gentlemen & Vagabonds
Marc Macayan – March 25th

Fat Princess Patch 1.05 + 2 New Maps!
Luke – March 25th

3D Dot Game Heroes Trailer and Info
Oly1Kenobi – March 25th

Mafia II Release Date and Box Art
Marc Macayan – March 25th

Section 8 Available Now on the PSN
Oly1Kenobi – March 25th

Hamsterball Races onto the PSN Today
Oly1Kenobi – March 25th

Lost Planet 2 Multiplayer Demo Announced
Fleakitten – March 26th

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Teaser Film
Oly1Kenobi – March 26th

PS Store Updates Moving to Wednesdays?
Oly1Kenobi – March 26th

UFC Undisputed 2010 has Some Great PS3 Exclusives
Oly1Kenobi – March 26th

BioWare Countdown
Oly1Kenobi – March 23rd

Kingdom Hearts III Confirmed
Fleakitten – March 26th

New Resistance Survey Surfaces
Fleakitten – March 27th
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Nothing planned yet, but if you want to play with any of us over the PSN, your best bet would be to join the Game Night group, or post in the Community forums!
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That’s about it for this week. I still can’t believe March has pretty much passed us by already! April Fool’s day is coming up, so be weary of false news and the possibility of Tosh messing with our minds :lol:. Thanks for reading folks!

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New Resistance Survey Surfaces

A new Resistance survey has gone live fueling more speculation that Resistance 3 is approaching. Strangley, whenever I follow the link to the survey it says I’ve already completed it before. That’s news to me! Check out the survey here. Edit: I added an image to the article.


Poll: Favorite bad guy in a video game

We are doing this poll a little different. You get to add your own answers. So we’ll see how this goes. The bad guys can be from any console, doesn’t have to be just PS3. I added 2 to get it started. If you add a answer, please put what game it’s from as well.

This poll idea was by Markus. Since I used his idea, he gets 200 points. As usual vote in the sidebar. If you have any ideas for polls please respond to this forum topic, so we can change it up more often.

How much time do you spend gaming each week?

5-10 Hours – 33 Votes 35% of all votes
10-20 Hours – 25 Votes 27% of all votes
At times my hands SWELL – 18 Votes 19% of all votes
3-5 Hours – 10 Votes 11% of all votes
1-2 Hours – 7 Votes 8% of all votes

Total Votes: 93
Started: March 10, 2010

See results from past polls.


PAX East 2010 Swag Giveaway [Update: Lottery Entry 100 Points]

Eddie managed to snag a bunch of swag at PAX East 2010. A total of 11 items to giveaway actually. Full list after the jump.

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