The Weekly Recap (March 27th-April 2nd)



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Got this one in relatively on time. Last week…what a week. First of all, my April Fools post. It ended up being very controversial, and I am sorry if that offended anyone, as that wasn’t the intention. The whole point was to trick people into thinking games were delayed, not poking fun at the earthquake itself, nor people who were actually laid off. Sorry if you took it the wrong way.

Now, with that out of the way, let’s look at some highlights. First of all, Jason expressed his concern over GameStop selling opened games as new. FooBear408 attended the FEAR 3 multiplayer event in San Fran during the week, and provided a live blog, as well as got us some free stuff to give you guys.

Word has it that the PS3 has outpaced the 360 as far as active units goes, which is quite a feat. DICE has gone out and basically said “bring it” to their rivals, referring to the upcoming title, Battlefield 3, which many believe to be the Call of Duty killer. Wal-Mart is getting some exclusive DLC for L.A. Noire (apparently, a few retailers will be getting exclusive content, which is no surprise). Virtua Tennis 4 is also slated to have some exclusive content only available on the PS3 in the form of mini-games, including one requiring the Move.

Last week was also a busy one for reviews. We have EdEN’s review of Slam Bolt Scrappers and Vertigo (which also includes a giveaway). Luke reviewed Back to the Future: Episode 1, and Jason gave us his take on Warriors: Legends of Troy. With that said, we still have more upcoming reviews, including my WWE All-Stars review, which will be up soon after I get my PS3 back from Gophermods.


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Not much of anything new, really. Apart from the previously mentioned controversy and the like, we do have double points going on from now until on or around the 18th, so it is definitely a good idea to take advantage of that while it’s around :).

Currently, we still have the Portal 2 giveaway going on, of which, the end date has been moved to the 18th. Be sure to enter that if you haven’t done so already! This contest probably has more ways to enter than any other contest we’ve done in the past, so there are plenty of ways to do so, even if you’re low on points.

We also have a chance for you to win Vertigo for the PSP. If you’re interested, be sure to check out EdEN’s review, and click on the giveaway tab for details.

Also, if you like free swag, until tomorrow night, you can also win a free aluminum F.E.A.R. 3 bottle, courtesy of FooBear. Just leave a comment here and one will be chosen at random.

And finally, congratulations to the winner of the 500 points, Cazamalos!


24 Articles // 14 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • Jason – 6 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Oly, Luke, & Jason – 3 Entries

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I’m not entirely sure if another Game Night will take place this week, but Tosh hosted one for Killzone 3 last Thursday, though, I haven’t seen a recap post yet.

Also, my PS3 should be shipped back to me next week, so keep your eyes peeled for that Gran Turismo 5 tournament!

[tab:Gaming News]

Dreamcast Games I’d Like to See on PSN
Jason on March 27th, 2011 11 Comments

Gamestop Selling Open Games as New
Jason on March 27th, 2011 36 Comments

Coming Up For Playstation Plus Subscribers in April
Eddie on March 28th, 2011 17 Comments

Portal 2: Aperture Investment Opportunity #2
Oly on March 28th, 2011 3 Comments

DICE: We Are Coming For You
Ace on March 28th, 2011 8 Comments

Official Review: Slam Bolt Scrappers
EdEN on March 28th, 2011 18 Comments

New To PS3 Week of 3-29-11
Jason on March 28th, 2011 17 Comments

Official Review: Back to the Future Episode 1
Luke on March 29th, 2011 10 Comments

Some Mortal Kombat Updates
Marc Macayan on March 29th, 2011 27 Comments

Battlefield 3 – Fault Line Series Episode III: Get That Wire Cut
Luke on March 30th, 2011 7 Comments

Another Top Notch FooBear408 LiveBlog Production | F.E.A.R. 3 Multiplayer
FooBear408 on March 30th, 2011 9 Comments

Swarm – Developer Q & A
EdEN on March 30th, 2011 8 Comments

PlayStation Plus Last Call
Jason on March 30th, 2011 6 Comments

Sony Closing The Agency Dev Today? What About the Game?
Eddie on March 31st, 2011 12 Comments

PlayStation Getting Exclusive Virtua Tennis 4 Content
Jason on March 31st, 2011 2 Comments

L.A. Noire: Exclusive Wal-Mart DLC
Luke on March 31st, 2011 8 Comments

PS3 Passes Xbox 360 in Worldwide Active Units LTD According to Analysts
Eddie on March 31st, 2011 20 Comments

Official Review: Vertigo PSP + GIVEAWAY!
EdEN on March 31st, 2011 7 Comments

New Skyrim screenshots Look Amazing
Oly on April 1st, 2011 9 Comments

Watch THQ’s WWE Superstar Challenge, Win Prizes
Jay on April 1st, 2011 1 Comment

New Dead Island Screen Reveals a New Weapon
Oly on April 1st, 2011 3 Comments

Sony to Lay Off More Staff; Uncharted 3 Delayed Until 2012 – Not True – April Fools
Jay on April 1st, 2011 22 Comments

Battlefield 3 Release Date Leaked?!
Ace on April 1st, 2011 7 Comments

Warriors: Legends of Troy Review
Jason on April 2nd, 2011 6 Comments

[tab:QuickNews]

HOARD to Get Voice Chat
Luke on March 27th, 2011 12 Comments

Killzone 3 Promo Video
Jay on March 28th, 2011 4 Comments

Why I Believe Battlefield 3 Will Not Be a Crappy PS3 Port!
Luke on March 28th, 2011 6 Comments

PlayStation Rewards a No Show!
Luke on March 28th, 2011 11 Comments

Socom 4 Beta Schedule 2 – KZ3 Codes
Jason on March 29th, 2011 8 Comments

Del Rey Books Will Publish a Novel Based on Bethesda’s RAGE
Oly on March 29th, 2011 2 Comments

Free Realms Launch Trailer
Jason on March 29th, 2011 12 Comments

Insomniac “Not making NGP games” and Resistance Will Support Move + 3D
Eddie on March 30th, 2011 2 Comments

Battlefield 3 Gets 12 Hour Single Player
Ace on March 30th, 2011 5 Comments

Is It Bedtime? Did I Ask For A Story?
FooBear408 on March 30th, 2011 3 Comments

Dynasty Warriors 7: Free DLC Costumes and Japanese Voice Track
Oly on March 31st, 2011 4 Comments

Saints Row: The Third “Debut Trailer”
Marc Macayan on March 31st, 2011 5 Comments

Huge GameStop Sale!
Jason on April 1st, 2011 4 Comments

Heavy Rain’s Successor Details Released – Not True – April Fools
Oly on April 1st, 2011 3 Comments

[tab:Poll Results]

What is your opinion on online trophies?

Good Idea: 16 Can Live Without: 11 Hate Them: 11
Great Idea: 5 Too Hard to Accomplish: 5

It seems that more people think that online trophies are a good idea (but not necessarily great), but the number of people who hate them or don’t care if they’re there or not isn’t far off either. And, of course, like those who think they’re a great idea, some folks have voted and said that they are too hard to accomplish, which I, myself, agree with since some of them are going to require teamwork and you would need good communication between players for that. Very mixed opinions on this one for sure.

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This new poll was suggested by chealampalma, asking if you were able to design a game, which genre would you pick?

This, for me, would be a pretty hard one, as there are a lot of genres I enjoy. With all said and done, it might end up being a racing simulation game that takes all the best aspects from Gran Turismo, Forza, Need for Speed, DiRT, etc and puts it all into one supergame.

Remember, if you don’t see the genre listed, you have the ability to add an answer as well.

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{democracy:130}

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


  1. #1 by Jcmdaddy on April 3rd, 2011 [ 62107 Points ]

    Not sure if there will be another game night?! Well I think there will be =P

  2. #2 by EdEN on April 3rd, 2011 [ 138451 Points ]

    I’m also doing a review for Mini Squadrons (look for that on monday), Swarm (Wednesday) and Moon Diver soon after.

  3. #3 by dave on April 3rd, 2011

    lol so the games are not delayed, that was a good Apirl fools lol.

  4. #4 by Jason on April 3rd, 2011 [ 27001 Points ]

    <---Holds up a "Boycott Game Stop" sign.

  5. #5 by Kane112 on April 3rd, 2011 [ 33767 Points ]

    haha wow on time recap been awhile good job jay

  6. #6 by pedro on April 3rd, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    Jason: < —Holds up a “Boycott Game Stop” sign.  

    lol

    As far as I go, I will be doing that! hahaha

  7. #7 by Jay on April 3rd, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    dave: lol so the games are not delayed, that was a good Apirl fools lol.  

    lol, thanks

    Kane112: haha wow on time recap been awhile good job jay  

    hey now, I had last week’s up in time, too :P

  8. #8 by Kane112 on April 4th, 2011 [ 33767 Points ]

    lol sorry true it was wasnt it just came right after the week befores on :)

  9. #9 by Oly on April 4th, 2011 [ 132085 Points ]

    Jason keeps stealing all the news!!


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