The Weekly Recap (February 6th-12th)
Who would have thought that we’d get some insane activity this week? Beastxjason’s Battlefield 3 image post received over 600 likes, and Blackstaffer’s rant on Killzone 3 received 88 comments, most of which happened on the day the articles went live. Jason’s post was also a QuickNews item, which surprised me at how popular it got. I don’t even know who submitted it to N4G, as it wasn’t one of us.
We started stepping it up on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and have even upgraded the former to a new look (and includes a lot of new features for page admins). We’re even trying our hand at doing smaller giveaways on the sites, as well as giveaways utilizing our Voicemail system. Of course, most of those aren’t even mentioned on the main site, just as well as we have contests on the main site that aren’t even mentioned on those pages (usually in the Live Chat).
Anyway, it was a pretty fast-paced week, despite not having a total number of posts exceeding last week’s, for instance. We had a few opinion articles (and yes, we have always had opinion articles; I don’t know where people get the idea we’ve only been a news site :P), a bunch of game trailers (L.A. Noire looks amazing), and to help show that it is, indeed, no longer vaporware, the contents of the Balls of Steel edition of Duke Nukem Forever have been revealed.
Oh, and the Guitar/Band/DJ Hero franchises (and True Crime: Hong Kong) have been canceled by Activision, despite rumors that Activision is also planning on buying Take Two. We also had a couple cases of double posting, with the Dragon Age II trailer and the Hero Edition of InFamous 2 being leaked, but in both cases, each also had different content for the readers included at least.
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Don’t forget, we also have a user review section on the website, where anyone can review and rate movies and games! It’s free and could help you decide if something is worth checking out or not.
There is a new feature for co-writers that will also affect readers as well. We now have the ability to put a video in the sidebar under QuickNews, and when going into the article, it will expand it’s size to fit properly in the window.
As you know, we had a Dragon Age II giveaway for a few DA: Legends betas and some awesome coasters. The winners had been chosen as well, and I know Eddie has already received his.
That’s not the only giveaway currently going on either. We also have one for Blimp: The Flying Adventures, so if you haven’t entered that contest, be sure to do so!
29 Articles // 14 QuickNews
Contributor of the Week
- Beastxjason & Oly – 5 Entries
QuickNews Contributor of the Week
- Beastxjason – 7 Entries
- Beastxjason – Battlefield 3 Looks Amazing – 658 Likes
- Blackstaffer – My Killzone 3 Pre-Order is Going Back – 88 Comments
That was our last scheduled Game Night for the beta, but anyone is free to host them! If you want to have one yourself, ask to become a writer and feel free to organize one!
Dragon Age II to be Racier Than the First? .. and Demo News!!
Oly on February 7th, 2011 7 Comments
New Deus Ex: Human Revolution Adam Jensen Profile Trailer
Oly on February 7th, 2011 8 Comments
Back to the Future is Coming to PlayStation Network February 15
Oly on February 9th, 2011 11 Comments
Activision Cancels Guitar (and DJ) Hero… And I AM Sad
EdEN on February 10th, 2011 24 Comments
Subway’s “Playstation 3 Games Before You Can Buy Them” Contest
Eddie on February 10th, 2011 13 Comments
Rumor: Activision Looking to Buy Take Two (Grand Theft Auto Publisher)
Eddie on February 11th, 2011 22 Comments
I was actually pretty surprised how many No answers we got. Then again, Killzone isn’t as popular as other franchises like, say, Call of Duty. With that said, it still looks like, if numbers were to remain consistent, most of our readers would buy it eventually.
This week’s poll idea was by Beastxjason, who will be receiving 200 points for the idea (man, this guy is really racking them up this week). This week’s question asks whether or not 3D should have been a feature on the NGP. If you have any more answers to add to the poll, let me know, but I think I got the main ones.
Also, be sure to suggest polls as well! It’s a quick and easy way to get an extra 200 points.