The Weekly Recap (February 13th-19th)



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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!


34 Articles // 16 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • Eddie, Oly, & Luke – 5 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Beastxjason – 7 Entries

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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.
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Killzone 3 Leaked
kennygk on February 13th, 2011 12 Comments

NGP News Round Up
Eddie on February 14th, 2011 21 Comments

KZ3 Beta: Can’t Beat ‘Em? Join ‘Em!
Blackstaffer on February 14th, 2011 14 Comments

Smithsonian “The Art of Videogames” Voting Has Started
Eddie on February 14th, 2011 8 Comments

New Tekken Tag Tournament Screenshots
Sakinah on February 14th, 2011 6 Comments

Sony Puts The Kibosh On Second Hand Copies Of DCUniverse
Sakinah on February 14th, 2011 24 Comments

The E.D.F. is Recruiting!
Beastxjason on February 14th, 2011 8 Comments

KZ3 Beta: Random Thoughts
Blackstaffer on February 15th, 2011 10 Comments

Official Review: The Undergarden
EdEN on February 15th, 2011 8 Comments

The Tester 2 Reunion, Plus Download and Win
Beastxjason on February 15th, 2011 8 Comments

Splinter Cell Trilogy Box Art Revealed
Steven on February 15th, 2011 13 Comments

Mass Effect 2 Review
MAINEiac4434 on February 15th, 2011 16 Comments

Warhawk Dev Talks PlayStation Project
Eddie on February 16th, 2011 9 Comments

PS4 Plans Suspended? No! Examples of Incorrect Rumors Running Wild
Eddie on February 16th, 2011 13 Comments

Sony Has Released an Official Statement Regarding PS3 Circumvention Devices and Pirated Software
Oly on February 16th, 2011 20 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

Sony “S1″ PlayStation Tablet in Development
kennygk on February 16th, 2011 12 Comments

World Premiere of Dragon Age: Redemption Tonight on Jimmy Fallon
Oly on February 16th, 2011 5 Comments

Music Unlimited Hitting PS3 Today!
Luke on February 17th, 2011 13 Comments

Why I Still Like Metal Gear Online 2+ Years Later | MGO Review Rewind
Tosh on February 17th, 2011 12 Comments

Update: Portal 2 to NOT Get Move Support Afterall
Baba0Booey on February 17th, 2011 22 Comments

NFS: HP, Three New Content Packs Arriving Soon!
Luke on February 17th, 2011 4 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

Costume Quest & Grubbins on Ice DLC Review
premiersoupir on February 17th, 2011 7 Comments

It Only Does Sharp Shooting
Luke on February 18th, 2011 13 Comments

inFAMOUS 2 Dated For June
Sakinah on February 18th, 2011 13 Comments

MLB 11: The Show Looking Fantastic
Beastxjason on February 18th, 2011 4 Comments

Major Gran Turismo 5 Update
Luke on February 18th, 2011 8 Comments

Here’s A Couple Great Sounding New Bulletstorm Videos
Oly on February 18th, 2011 6 Comments

“1979″, A Game about the Iranian Revolution, May Be the Most Intriguing Game Idea of 2011
MAINEiac4434 on February 19th, 2011 5 Comments

PlayStation Move Heroes: Dev Diary
Beastxjason on February 19th, 2011 1 Comment

Killzone 3 Review
Trev on February 19th, 2011 12 Comments

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Coming to PS3 This Week
Beastxjason on February 14th, 2011 8 Comments

GeoHot Strikes Back At SONY?
Luke on February 14th, 2011 22 Comments

Sony Loves PS+ Members
Beastxjason on February 14th, 2011 2 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

Win 1 of 4 PlayStation Network $20 codes!
Oly on February 15th, 2011 2 Comments

PS3 160GB Killzone 3 Bundle Available Feb 22
Oly on February 15th, 2011 3 Comments

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 DLC Already Detailed
Oly on February 15th, 2011 3 Comments

Our Favorite PR Manager Has Returned Already!!
Oly on February 16th, 2011 11 Comments

Killzone 3 – End of Open Beta and patch details
Tosh on February 17th, 2011 7 Comments

Little Big Planet 2 Tops January NPD Chart
Sakinah on February 18th, 2011 2 Comments

Militaryesque Bluetooth Headset
Luke on February 18th, 2011 4 Comments

Sony’s New Terms of Service Hits PSN
Beastxjason on February 18th, 2011 6 Comments

Best unboxing video ever! Helgast style!
Beastxjason on February 18th, 2011 6 Comments

Saints Row 3 Images Leaked
Beastxjason on February 19th, 2011 No Comments

This Week on PS3 February 22nd
Beastxjason on February 19th, 2011 5 Comments

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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.
[tab:New Poll]

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


  1. #1 by Markus on February 21st, 2011 [ 4322 Points ]

    I might listen to a Podcast. It depends what time it would take place. I have a shitty schedule. I voted maybe.

  2. #2 by Jay on February 21st, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    it wont be live. It will be recorded and then posted.

  3. #3 by Markus on February 21st, 2011 [ 4322 Points ]

    Ahh that would be easier for me lol… How long would it be? I’m interested

  4. #4 by Jay on February 21st, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    15 mins minimum, maximum would be 30

  5. #5 by pedro on February 21st, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Weekly podcast would be super cool!

    Great for Monday mornings when things are still warming up at work :D

  6. #6 by Luke on February 21st, 2011 [ 27382 Points ]

    Oly can fix ur back.

  7. #7 by Beastxjason on February 21st, 2011 [ 28406 Points ]

    Slaps hands together Miagi style

  8. #8 by Kane112 on February 21st, 2011 [ 34752 Points ]

    ah podcast could be an interesting


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