The Weekly Recap (February 6th-12th)



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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.


[tab:Community News & Game Nights]

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

Most Liked

Most Comments

Tosh had tried to host a Game Night on the 8th, but seemed to have a few problems here and there, according to the recap.

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!
[tab:Gaming News]

Namco Announces Inversion For 2012
Sakinah on February 6th, 2011 3 Comments

Slaughtering the Helgast with Move
Beastxjason on February 6th, 2011 16 Comments

NGP: Is ~PS3 power good enough?
Darrin on February 6th, 2011 31 Comments

N-Dubz LittleBigPlanet Music Video
Trev on February 7th, 2011 9 Comments

Ubisoft Announces Call of Juarez: The Cartel
Sakinah on February 7th, 2011 10 Comments

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

Exploding onto PSN today is Explodemon
Beastxjason on February 8th, 2011 6 Comments

Bulletstorm Skillisode Volumes 3 and 4
Oly on February 8th, 2011 5 Comments

New Patch For Metal Gear Online Incoming
Sakinah on February 8th, 2011 20 Comments

Plants vs Zombies On PSN Today!
Luke on February 8th, 2011 11 Comments

Amazon Outs InFAMOUS 2 Hero Edition
Sakinah on February 9th, 2011 6 Comments

Back to the Future is Coming to PlayStation Network February 15
Oly on February 9th, 2011 11 Comments

L.A. Noire Gameplay Series
Jay on February 9th, 2011 13 Comments

Dungeon Siege III New Trailer & Screens
Oly on February 9th, 2011 5 Comments

Killzone 3 Review Round-up
Beastxjason on February 9th, 2011 16 Comments

Dead Space 2 Review
Trev on February 10th, 2011 13 Comments

My Killzone 3 Pre-Order is Going Back
Blackstaffer on February 10th, 2011 88 Comments

Activision Cancels Guitar (and DJ) Hero… And I AM Sad
EdEN on February 10th, 2011 24 Comments

Sony’s Sharp Shooter, a closer look
Beastxjason on February 10th, 2011 8 Comments

Subway’s “Playstation 3 Games Before You Can Buy Them” Contest
Eddie on February 10th, 2011 13 Comments

KZ3 Beta: Operations
Blackstaffer on February 11th, 2011 15 Comments

Rumor: Activision Looking to Buy Take Two (Grand Theft Auto Publisher)
Eddie on February 11th, 2011 22 Comments

Duke Nukem Forever Brings Balls of Steel
EdEN on February 11th, 2011 14 Comments

Red Faction: Armageddon – Hands On
kennygk on February 11th, 2011 2 Comments

Dragon Age 2 Interview
Beastxjason on February 11th, 2011 2 Comments

KZ3 Beta: Whine x2
Blackstaffer on February 12th, 2011 23 Comments

New inFAMOUS 2 Gameplay + Leaked Hero Edition
Ace on February 12th, 2011 10 Comments

Crysis 2 Leaked!
Luke on February 12th, 2011 20 Comments

[tab:QuickNews]

Dead Nation Sales Top 100k
Sakinah on February 7th, 2011 2 Comments

Battlefield 3 Looks Amazing
Beastxjason on February 7th, 2011 37 Comments

The New Sony Phone
Beastxjason on February 7th, 2011 6 Comments

Modern Combat Domination Patch Inbound
Beastxjason on February 8th, 2011 2 Comments

Dragon Age II Champion Trailer Looks Amazing
Oly on February 8th, 2011 10 Comments

LG Attempting to Ban PS3 Sales in the US?
Jay on February 8th, 2011 11 Comments

Killzone 3 Walmart Midnight Launch
Beastxjason on February 9th, 2011 4 Comments

Sony’s NGP price leaked by Gamestop “Rumor”
Beastxjason on February 9th, 2011 14 Comments

Call of Duty: Black Ops DLC coming March 3, 2011
premiersoupir on February 9th, 2011 3 Comments

Homefront Resistance Trailer
Oly on February 9th, 2011 2 Comments

PixelJunk Shooter 2 Releases March 1st
Oly on February 10th, 2011 5 Comments

Borderlands 2 Has NOT Been Confirmed
Oly on February 10th, 2011 5 Comments

LittleBigPlanet 2 Secret Challenge
Beastxjason on February 11th, 2011 6 Comments

Killzone 3 Beta and What it has Accomplished
Beastxjason on February 11th, 2011 No Comments

[tab:Poll Results]

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.

[tab:New Poll]

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.

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Written by: Jay - Community Manager / Editor-In-Chief


  1. #1 by Beastxjason on February 13th, 2011 [ 25981 Points ]

    Great Re-cap and a great week for the Blog indeed! RIP Guitar hero. I think Free bird on Expert will be a good send off.

  2. #2 by Josh on February 13th, 2011 [ 190 Points ]

    Killzone 3

  3. #3 by Kane112 on February 13th, 2011 [ 34187 Points ]

    Great Recap as usualy Jay, Beastxjason is on a role

  4. #4 by pedro on February 14th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    No surprises on the most commented post (:


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