The Weekly Recap Extreme (December 19th-January 15th)



[tab:Update]

Due to an overall lack of interest in the recaps, I have decided to change it up a little bit. Some of the changes will be reflected here, but thanks to Tosh, the Recap process will be a lot more streamlined and I can get them out much faster than usual. This means it shouldn’t take me very long at all (well, except for maybe this one, which will be a 4 week recap, but it will get finished a lot faster than the last one).

With that said, One of the updates you will see will be the formatting of the post lists. It now includes the number of comments. Of course, this is total comments, as I can’t really be bothered to look at how many comments were made for the week and which ones were made :P.

With that said, we were also going to try to implement Likes into it as well, but it wouldn’t work, so I will be doing that the old-fashioned way. I was going to find out Most Likes through the AddThis service, which tracks the number of shares a topic got for the week, but doesn’t appear to track the number of likes.

Now, a couple other updates for future recaps. The images and links usually posted at the bottom of this tab will likely be replaced. I will also be dropping the Poll Results and New Poll post and implementing it into the Weekly Recap, which means that we need more poll ideas, since it will be a weekly matter now.

With that said, a few things might still change, but that’s the main stuff. Enjoy!

UPDATE:
Here’s the new link section!


[tab:December 19th-25th]

If you missed it, during the Christmas weekend, we did have triple points, but only a few of you capitalized on that.

Also, if you haven’t noticed, this was when we also have the ability to, essentially, pop-out the chat window, so you can browse other sites, etc and still have a window open to talk to people on the site. Some of it has changed since it initially went into effect, but you now have the ability to either keep it in the sidebar or pop it out.

During this week, we had the Photo contest going on for Gran Turismo 5. Winners have since been chosen (as will be pointed out in the next week’s recap). There was also a tournament planned, but had to be postponed due to me getting the YLOD. This tournament will be resumed when I get that fixed ;).


15 Articles // 5 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • Luke – 5 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • kennygk & Luke- 2 Entries

Most Liked

Most Comments

New COD DLC Announced – PS3 Gamers Are 2nd Best Again
Madagasca on December 20th, 2010 15 Comments

Infamous Comic to be Released by DC Comics and Sucker Punch
Eddie L. Headley on December 20th, 2010 4 Comments

Uncharted Fan Stands Up to David Russell
Ace on December 20th, 2010 22 Comments

PS Store Update This Week
Kane112 on December 20th, 2010 10 Comments

Sega Holiday Sales on PSN and SNK Discounts for Playstation Plus Members
Eddie L. Headley on December 20th, 2010 26 Comments

Official Review: A Space Shooter For Two Bucks
EdEN on December 21st, 2010 11 Comments

LittleBigPlanet 2 Goes Gold, Storyline Trailer Incoming
Luke on December 21st, 2010 16 Comments

CoD: Black Ops Surpasses 1 Billion in Sales
Luke on December 21st, 2010 11 Comments

22dec10: State of Black Ops: Patch 1.05
Blackstaffer on December 22nd, 2010 24 Comments

More PlayStation Plus Goodness
Luke on December 22nd, 2010 10 Comments

Rockstar’s 3D Motion Scanner Technology
L/L on December 22nd, 2010 6 Comments

GT5 v1.05 Update – Lots of New Stuff!
Jay on December 23rd, 2010 11 Comments

Young Heihachi Plus New Character Revealed In Latest TTT2 Trailer
Sakinah on December 24th, 2010 5 Comments

New SONY Community Forums a Bust?
Luke on December 24th, 2010 12 Comments

Twisted Metal Q/A with David Scott Jaffe
Luke on December 25th, 2010 5 Comments

Video Games in Real Life
kennygk on December 19th, 2010 6 Comments

Splinter Cell and Tomb Raider HD Collections Confirmed
Eddie L. Headley on December 20th, 2010 4 Comments

PlayStation Network Free Video Rentals
kennygk on December 20th, 2010 2 Comments

Top Darts on PSN Today
Luke on December 21st, 2010 5 Comments

Back to the Future The Game Heading to PSN Early 2011
Luke on December 23rd, 2010 3 Comments
[tab:December 26th-January 1st]


First off, Tosh asked if anyone from the Bay area would like to help us out with attending community events hosted by developers/publishers and writing for us. I believe we have a couple signed up, but the more, the merrier!

One of the features added to the pop-out chat is the Global Activity feed included at the top, which, of course, shows off recent activity taking place throughout the site. It also automatically refreshes at fixed intervals so it stays (mostly) up to date (I think 5 minutes?).

The Gran Turismo 5 Photo Contest winners were me and Oregondude. We’ll be sure to have others in the future, too!

There was also a surprise points giveaway, in which Kane112 won for posting the 75,000th message. Damn.


11 Articles // 3 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • Eddie – 3 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Eddie, Luke, kennygk- 1 Entry

Most Liked

Most Comments

New New Cole is Old, Old New Cole is New
Eddie L. Headley on December 27th, 2010 17 Comments

Guerrilla Games New IP a AAA FPS With Fantasy Elements?
Eddie L. Headley on December 27th, 2010 20 Comments

New Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Gameplay
Ace on December 28th, 2010 10 Comments

Mark Wahlberg Not Signed to Play Nathan Drake!
Luke on December 29th, 2010 12 Comments

My Little Black 80GB Friend and Me
FooBear408 on December 29th, 2010 17 Comments

PS3 Private Keys Discovered (Homebrew/Piracy) ***Update..Master Keys Found for PS3 and PSP
Eddie L. Headley on December 30th, 2010 42 Comments

Review: Sly Cooper Trilogy
Sakinah on December 30th, 2010 12 Comments

Life Should Be A Platinum Trophy
FooBear408 on December 30th, 2010 11 Comments

New Gameplay Footage of Epic Games’ Bulletstorm
Sakinah on December 31st, 2010 6 Comments

nail’d Official Review
Luke on January 1st, 2011 10 Comments

Dead Space: Aftermath Animated Feature Coming to BluRay and DVD
Oly on January 1st, 2011 6 Comments

Gamespot Best of 2010 | Game of the Year
kennygk on December 27th, 2010 No Comments

New Uncharted 3 Interview
Luke on December 28th, 2010 3 Comments

Vagrant Story, Xenogears and more Rated by ESRB
Eddie L. Headley on December 29th, 2010 6 Comments

[tab:January 2nd-8th]

There wasn’t much new on this week. For the remainder of the first week of the new year or so, we still had double points taking place. Good for those active folks!

Other than that, I believe Darrin still has his “Best of 2010” voting going on, so if you haven’t done so, be sure to vote there as well!

The only contest that started on this week was the Kung-Fu Live contest, in which two codes for the game were to be given away. Too bad the response was minimal, but at least we had more than two entries, even if it was just three :lol:.


23 Articles // 2 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • Oly – 7 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Sakinah & Tosh – 1 Entry

Most Liked

Most Comments

LTTP: Uncharted Eye of Indra
Eddie L. Headley on January 2nd, 2011 14 Comments

Free Upgrade to the BioWare Signature Edition of Dragon Age 2
Oly on January 3rd, 2011 9 Comments

New Mass Effect 2 DLC Coming
Oly on January 3rd, 2011 8 Comments

7-11 Slurpee LittleBigPlanet 2 and Killzone 3 Promotion is Live!!
Oly on January 3rd, 2011 14 Comments

03jan11: State of Black Ops: No Partying
Blackstaffer on January 3rd, 2011 25 Comments

November Needs to Hurry Up And Get Here Already
FooBear408 on January 3rd, 2011 9 Comments

InFamous 2: Who Is The Beast?
Sakinah on January 4th, 2011 11 Comments

Two Worlds 2: Screams of Pain!! Large Splashes of Blood!! and Bondage??
Oly on January 4th, 2011 7 Comments

Official Review: Kung-Fu Live | Motion Gaming
Tosh Hatch on January 5th, 2011 10 Comments

minis Review Blimp: The Flying Adventures
Luke on January 5th, 2011 6 Comments

Kung-Fu Live Demo Out and Tutorial Videos
Tosh Hatch on January 5th, 2011 4 Comments

MicroBot Demo Impressions
Kane112 on January 5th, 2011 4 Comments

Torchlight Not Coming to PSN
Luke on January 5th, 2011 10 Comments

Sony Demos 3D Head Mounted Display. Motion Tracking Next?
Darrin on January 6th, 2011 13 Comments

Lara Croft Raiding the PS3
Luke on January 6th, 2011 8 Comments

Killzone 3 Story Trailer
Jay on January 6th, 2011 21 Comments

Orb BR Software Coming to PS3
Luke on January 6th, 2011 12 Comments

A Simple Way To Enhance Your Online Gaming Experience
FooBear408 on January 7th, 2011 9 Comments

Geohot, PS3, Can You Say Homebrew?
Luke on January 7th, 2011 18 Comments

Dragon Age 2: The Exiled Prince DLC “Free if you Act NOW!”
Oly on January 7th, 2011 4 Comments

Fight Night Champion Trailer #4 Too Bloody??
Oly on January 7th, 2011 8 Comments

BulletStorm’s BulletPoints Trailers are Like Deep Thoughts
Oly on January 7th, 2011 12 Comments

Gophermods RSX Reballing Available Later This Month
Jay on January 8th, 2011 3 Comments

Rumor: Harmonix Sold For An Astonishing Price
Sakinah on January 4th, 2011 2 Comments

Watch Sony’s CES Conference Live Now!
Tosh Hatch on January 5th, 2011 5 Comments

[tab:January 9th-15th]

For a time, the sidebar chat was gone, but has returned for those who prefer it there. Tosh also made it so you can change your settings to either have a pop-out chat or have it embedded in the sidebar. I, myself, prefer the pop-out. This is the kind of stuff that happens when we make Tosh learn stuff for our pleasure :P.

The giveaway for Two Worlds II also started last week. There are a ton of entries, and not much time left, so if you want to try your chance at winning the game before it even comes out, now is the time to enter!


21 Articles // 7 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • Oly – 9 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Sakinah – 3 Entries

Most Liked

Most Comments

LBP2 Storyline Featurette
Sakinah on January 10th, 2011 2 Comments

New PC motion controller shows Sony’s missed chance for Playstation Move
Emrah on January 10th, 2011 11 Comments

Aliens Colonial Marines Delayed Yet Again for Borderlands 2??
Oly on January 10th, 2011 4 Comments

Online Hacking Already Started on the PS3? | Modern Warfare 2 [Update: False]
Tosh Hatch on January 11th, 2011 21 Comments

Modern Combat: Domination | Exclusive PlayStation Move Title
Tosh Hatch on January 11th, 2011 15 Comments

Coming to PSN: MiniSquadron (minis)
EdEN on January 11th, 2011 11 Comments

Two Worlds II Castle Defense
Oly on January 11th, 2011 4 Comments

Sony Files Suits Against GeoHot and fail0verflow [UPDATE]
Oly on January 12th, 2011 31 Comments

LittleBigPlanet 2 Exclusives From Slurpees at 7-Eleven Revealed
Oly on January 12th, 2011 10 Comments

Mindjack from SquareEnix Looks Good and Will Be Available Next Week
Oly on January 13th, 2011 8 Comments

PSP2 Set for a Q4 Release and to be Revealed Jan 27th
Oly on January 13th, 2011 17 Comments

Introducing the PlayStation Home Mansion
Sakinah on January 13th, 2011 9 Comments

Mass Effect 2 Will Be Available on the PSN & Blu-Ray on 1/18
Jay on January 13th, 2011 11 Comments

LittleBigPlanet 2 Will Set 5 Guinness World Records Live in NYC
Oly on January 13th, 2011 6 Comments

Kevin Butler Does LittleBigPlanet 2
Jay on January 14th, 2011 11 Comments

Atlus Releases New Trailer For The Cursed Crusade
Sakinah on January 14th, 2011 7 Comments

Killzone 3 Gone Gold, Preparing for February 22nd Launch!
Luke on January 14th, 2011 5 Comments

OnLive, Industry Disruptor!
Luke on January 14th, 2011 23 Comments

BulletStorm Demo to hit PSN On 1/25 ; Plus New Bulletpoints Videos
Oly on January 14th, 2011 5 Comments

Custom Firmware & Homebrew Now Available On Android Market
Madagasca on January 14th, 2011 9 Comments

Two Worlds II – Dev Diary #1 Was Just Released!!
Oly on January 14th, 2011 11 Comments

InFAMOUS 2 To Receive Major Marketing Blitz
Sakinah on January 10th, 2011 2 Comments

PixelJunk Shooter 2, Not Encore!
Luke on January 12th, 2011 4 Comments

Rock Band™ Country Track Pack™2 Announced!
Luke on January 12th, 2011 1 Comment

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Website Registered
Eddie L. Headley on January 13th, 2011 7 Comments

KillZone 3 To Have Over 70 Minutes of Cutscenes
Sakinah on January 13th, 2011 5 Comments

2 LBP2 DLC Costumes Will be Available at Launch for 1 Week Only
Oly on January 13th, 2011 6 Comments

Motorstorm Apocalypse Release Date Announced
Sakinah on January 14th, 2011 1 Comment
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Written by: Jay - Community Manager / Editor-In-Chief


  1. #1 by Tosh Hatch on January 19th, 2011 [ 1102 Points ]

    Global Activity Feed refreshes in the pop out live chat every 7 mins right now. So it rotates threw the 20 items 3 times then refreshes.

    Finally got some points in a Weekly Recap! Wohoo!

  2. #2 by Kane112 on January 19th, 2011 [ 32937 Points ]

    Liking the new layout

  3. #3 by Tosh Hatch on January 20th, 2011 [ 1102 Points ]

    Liking the new link section Jay!

  4. #4 by Jay on January 20th, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    Thanks!

    @Kane: this isn’t the new layout but it does have some of the stuff that will be in it. The new layout will start this weekend

  5. #5 by Oly on January 20th, 2011 [ 131640 Points ]

    Great job Jay..
    Keep up the great work.

  6. #6 by Kane112 on January 20th, 2011 [ 32937 Points ]

    lol just meant all the wee additions like number of comments and suck


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