I would have had this up Saturday if my back wasn’t hurting so bad. I am enduring the pain as I write this recap this week, all for you guys :P. Anyway, I was gone part of the week, so I missed a few articles myself (I don’t have a laptop or a smart phone or anything, so I was not able to come visit while I was out of town).
With that said, what about some highlights? The week started off with news that Killzone 3 has been leaked to bittorrent sites (which actually happened later in the week before). In an effort to curb hacking and piracy, Sony has been warning users that continued use of custom firmware will result in their accounts/systems being banned from using the PlayStation Network. There is also talk that some CFW could steal your credit card info if you purchase from the store using a credit/debit card. In other words, don’t use custom firmware. You’re more than likely going to screw yourself over.
We’ve had a decent collection of reviews this week; Mass Effect 2, Killzone 3, the Undergarden, etc. I still need to pick up Mass Effect 2, and Killzone 3 is also near the top of my list. To think that the rest of 2011 isn’t going to slow down on great releases (I also need to pick up LBP2 still)…
Dead Island has made a lot of heads turn with a forward/reverse trailer revealed earlier in the week, and the surfacing of a few screenshots a little later. Although zombie games seem to be a bit overdone this generation, this one looks pretty interesting. Now only if we had some gameplay footage. Also, congrats to Aubrey for getting the PR spot at Deep Silver. For those who don’t know who she is, she was the one who made a few of our game giveaways possible.
Be sure to check out the rest of the articles, though. There’s a lot more to be had! Also, be sure to check out the new Poll!
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The only real new feature is the ability to more easily PM people in the Live Chat. Basically, you just highlight the person you want to PM, then hit the PM link under the chat window. You can also type out the name, and just put @@ in front of it, as that’s all this does anyway, and that’s always been the way to do it.
Be sure to vote in this week’s poll as well, so we can gauge public interest in us having a weekly podcast.
The winners of the Blimp giveaway have been chosen, so congratulations to those who won! This week, I will be setting up a giveaway for some swag I got from my recent trip to a developer Plano. Be sure to read about what game I played this Friday, as well as details for the giveaway!
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Contributor of the Week
- Eddie, Oly, & Luke – 5 Entries
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- Beastxjason – 7 Entries
- Steven – Splinter Cell Trilogy Box Art Revealed – 11 Likes
- Sakinah – Sony Puts The Kibosh On Second Hand Copies Of DCUniverse – 24 Comments
GT5 tournament is still on hold, seeing as I haven’t gotten anything about my PS3 yet. With that said, we did have a Game Night for Metal Gear Online, in which you can read the recap of that event here.
Smithsonian “The Art of Videogames” Voting Has Started
Eddie on February 14th, 2011 8 Comments
Sony Puts The Kibosh On Second Hand Copies Of DCUniverse
Sakinah on February 14th, 2011 24 Comments
PS4 Plans Suspended? No! Examples of Incorrect Rumors Running Wild
Eddie on February 16th, 2011 13 Comments
Want the SEGA Genesis Collection for Free? Join PlayStation Plus!
Luke on February 16th, 2011 16 Comments
Dead Island Revealed to be Released this Year for the PS3
Oly on February 16th, 2011 14 Comments
World Premiere of Dragon Age: Redemption Tonight on Jimmy Fallon
Oly on February 16th, 2011 5 Comments
Why I Still Like Metal Gear Online 2+ Years Later | MGO Review Rewind
Tosh on February 17th, 2011 12 Comments
PSN Not Hacked, Credit Card Info Still Safe….Unless You Run Custom Firmware…
Eddie on February 17th, 2011 10 Comments
More Dead Island Screens/Info Revealed: Site Goes Live
Oly on February 17th, 2011 5 Comments
Here’s A Couple Great Sounding New Bulletstorm Videos
Oly on February 18th, 2011 6 Comments
PlayStation Network Gamers’ Choice Awards, Vote or die!
Beastxjason on February 15th, 2011 No Comments
TRIPLE XP in Red Dead Redemption multiplayer for the next 2 hours
Oly on February 15th, 2011 3 Comments
Given the results for last week’s poll, it is pretty clear that 3D on the PSP2/NGP isn’t a huge deal amongst gamers, and it’s not even due to the potential increase in the price of the handheld, which was only a small portion of the total “No” answers. Now to see if the general public as a whole agrees when it releases later this year.
No one posted any new ideas for a poll this week, so I decided to make my own again (I know a few of you already put some down that haven’t been used, but either they are outdated at this point, don’t make any sense or we already had similar ones in the past). This time, it’s for a new feature, and possible activity driver.
Personally, I think it’s something we should get more serious about and have a weekly show, but I need to get some gear in order to do one. I know Ace is interested in co-hosting. Hopefully it becomes the real deal, but we need to see how interested you guys would be in listening to it. We also could use some ideas for the show, but I am aiming for a 15-30 minute run time if we do decide to do this.
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