The Weekly Recap (March 13th-19th)
Yep, another late one. I’m still trying to find time to do things, but between dealing with back pain and stressing out over other things, the days seem to go by in a flash. I’ve been spending most of my time on here lately helping around the community and working with some of you on a few things to help better the site.
Anyway, Tosh has updated my title somewhat. As you know, I’ve been officially labeled as the Community Manager for a little while now. As of this week, I also have the position of Editor-in-Chief. Though, keep in mind, some articles will go through with an occasional error here and there, but I will fix errors if I come across them. If you find one, and I missed it, let me know and I will fix it :).
Now, as for what went on from the 13th to the 19th, and what stories stuck out. We got a few more videos from Luke’s visit to PAX East this year, which all include gameplay. Despite not being able to record it, he also managed to check out Battlefield 3, which is sure to blow everyone’s mind. Darrin managed to go to SXSW, which happened during PAX, and didn’t let us know (so we didn’t have a live blog or anything), but he did write his own recap of the event.
Eddie, once again, got a bunch of NGP articles compiled to keep us up to date on what is going on with our future favorite handheld (subjective, of course). As for Kevin Butler, he showed off his S.H.A.F.T. method for MLB 11: The Show, so for a good laugh, check those out.
We also have reviews for MotorStorm Apocalypse and TNT racers by Trev and EdEN, respectively. Beyond that, Jason has been busy posting gaming deals and the like, which is a nice feature, but I will try to work with him to make them more pleasing to the eye, so bear with me! Be sure to read through the list of articles, both front page and QuickNews, as there is always more to read than what I talked about here.
Also, don’t forget, you can donate to the Red Cross to help with the Japanese tsunami relief through PSN (the denominations are fixed, but it’s a worthy cause, and you get a free theme).
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It’s been 6 years since we posted our first article. With that, we had a giveaway for a $20 PSN card (linked below). Not much in new features, but we did get a new chat system, which makes personal chats and private chat rooms possible. Definitely a nice upgrade.
For the past few weeks, and upcoming weeks for that mater, the number of giveaways we’ve had/are having has picked up quite a bit. First of all, as I said on the last recap, winners of the SOCOM 4 beta have been announced.
Since then, we’ve also had a Slam Bolt Scrappers giveaway, and even had that $20 PSN card giveaway for the blog’s 6 year anniversary. Luke has also acquired a number of t-shirts from PAX we will be using, including the Aperture Science t-shirts we’re giving away with Portal 2.
It’s always a good idea to come by and see what we have going on for contests! Usually, you can spot those announcements in the green box in the sidebar.
22 Articles // 15 QuickNews
Contributor of the Week
- Luke – 8 Entries
QuickNews Contributor of the Week
- Jason – 8 Entries
- Luke – Battlefield 3 Impressions! – 16 Comments
Game nights definitely seem to have been picking up in recent weeks. Jcmdaddy had scheduled an Uncharted 2 game night on the 17th, with a recap of the event the next day. Oly had also set up a game night for Hoard on the 18th (if you can even call it that as it wasn’t, exactly, a planned event).
My Top 5 Favorite User Created Levels In Little Big Planet 2
Sakinah on March 14th, 2011 12 Comments
Kevin Butler’s S.H.A.F.T. Method (Trash Talking for MLB 11: The Show)
Oly on March 18th, 2011 6 Comments
PAX East 2011: Video Interview of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
Luke on March 19th, 2011 10 Comments
Disaster In Japan Prompts Game Developers To Shut Down Servers
Sakinah on March 13th, 2011 5 Comments
inFAMOUS 2 Limited Release User Generated Content (UGC) Beta Details
Oly on March 14th, 2011 5 Comments
Updated the old poll with the current vote tallies, and, for the most part, it all stayed the same (in terms of placement, not vote number), save for “Awesome Already”, which now stands at 8 votes.
The poll for this week (and next week, due to how late this recap is) is based on Dynojunkee420’s idea on peoples’ opinion about online trophies (as in games that have trophies requiring you to play a game online). He will be rewarded his 100 points soon.