The Weekly Recap (March 27th-April 2nd)
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
- Jason – Gamestop Selling Open Games as New – 36 Comments
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!
Coming Up For Playstation Plus Subscribers in April
Eddie on March 28th, 2011 17 Comments
Battlefield 3 – Fault Line Series Episode III: Get That Wire Cut
Luke on March 30th, 2011 7 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
PS3 Passes Xbox 360 in Worldwide Active Units LTD According to Analysts
Eddie on March 31st, 2011 20 Comments
Why I Believe Battlefield 3 Will Not Be a Crappy PS3 Port!
Luke on March 28th, 2011 6 Comments
Del Rey Books Will Publish a Novel Based on Bethesda’s RAGE
Oly on March 29th, 2011 2 Comments
Insomniac “Not making NGP games” and Resistance Will Support Move + 3D
Eddie on March 30th, 2011 2 Comments
Dynasty Warriors 7: Free DLC Costumes and Japanese Voice Track
Oly on March 31st, 2011 4 Comments
Heavy Rain’s Successor Details Released – Not True – April Fools
Oly on April 1st, 2011 3 Comments
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.
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.