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The Weekly Recap – Another Compilation


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Alright, I am on the verge of giving up on these things! Just kidding. Again, another late one, and, again, I apologize. It took a littler longer for me to compile this time because the formatting of my archives changed for some reason, so it’s not a simple cut and paste.

It was an interesting past few weeks, with a large number of giveaways and reviews (and there are a whole lot more still in the works). I haven’t had too much time on here myself, as my unemployment ran out (and no, none of the staff here gets paid for their time and work; we’re just dedicated members), so I have been dedicating even more time to looking for work, and the Arizona heat isn’t helping much with comfort level, either, because it’s been in the 110s and we don’t have air conditioning (and with monsoon season going on right now, that heat is mixed in with high humidity as well, so it is NOT a dry heat).

Anyway, the amount of news over the past few weeks wasn’t all that much, but with the time of year being relatively dry right now anyway (kind of like a post-E3 drought), it’s pretty much expected until the next big trade event and/or sudden news announcement. That’s not to say we haven’t forgotten any news. We can’t cover everything all of the time, so if you want to help out, sign up to be a writer!

We have had a couple premier posts from new writers over these weeks as well, from Megafire123 and CHEETO. Thanks for coming aboard guys! Like all of our writers, I hope you stick around and post more!

With that said, be sure to check out the entire recap, as there are a lot of articles to go through, and you might have even missed out on something that interests you. Be sure to check out the Community News tab as well. Lots of contest coverage and a plug for my upcoming Gran Turismo 5 tournament.


[tab:Community News & Game Nights]

Not much in terms of new features, but I am proud to say that our site has been very active and love the fact that we seem to be getting a few more regulars as well!

We’re still open to new writers and also have a new incentive to do so: writers get 2 points for every new comment on their articles (minus their own replies), and since a lot of our posts seem to have been getting over 20 comments, that’s an easy 40 points!

We’re always finding ways to get you guys points, which are integral to things like giveaways, or simply for bragging rights. I think Jason has gained points faster than any one else in a given period of time :lol:.

As far as the PS3BlogCast goes, during this time period, we have episodes five, six, seven, and eight! Be sure to give those a listen! We often have giveaways included within them, as well as a chance to double your entries in some contests!

This was actually a very busy period as far as giveaways go. First off, we had a LA Noire t-shirt giveaway for people who were able to find out clues hidden within the site. Some even did it just for fun, and it has gotten a lot of positive feedback. We will like to do something similar to that again!

We also gave away codes for Stardrone
; you can see the list of winners Winners of the StarDrone Giveaway”>here.

For Uncharted fans, we had a giveaway for a copy of the GotY Edition of Uncharted 2, so congratulations to the winner! We also gave away codes for the creepy crawler kickback for the Uncharted 3 Beta.

Currently, we also have a giveaway for Red Johnson’s Chronicles, a very well done point-and-click mystery game.

We also had a giveaway for the NormalTanks mini packed in with the review.

June 12th-18th

15 Articles // 6 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • Tosh & Oly – 4 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Oly – 4 Entries

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Most Comments

June 19th-25th

14 Articles // 10 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • Oly – 5 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Oly – 6 Entries

Most Liked

Most Comments

June 26th-July 2nd

11 Articles // 16 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • Eddie, Jason, & Ace – 2 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Jason & CHEETO – 4 Entries

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Most Comments

July 3rd-9th

20 Articles // 9 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • EdEN – 6 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Jason & CHEETO – 3 Entries

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I’m still surprised we haven’t really scheduled any Uncharted 3 beta game nights, but I do have a game night for another game scheduled myself. The Gran Turismo 5 Christmas in July tournament! This is actually our first tournament, and was named so because my PS3 on the originally scheduled tournament date died on December 25th, and that tournament was scheduled for the 26th. A lot has changed since then, so this one should be fun. It even has more prize cars!

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[E3 2011] Hands On – Ace Combat: Assault Horizon
Tosh on June 13th, 2011 7 Comments

Official Double Review: LA Noire
Jay on June 13th, 2011 12 Comments

Playstation Vita, The Meat and Potatoes.
Eddie on June 13th, 2011 23 Comments

Jack Tretton Sony C.E.O. Talks About Hackers & 3D Gaming
PAUL FIERCE on June 14th, 2011 9 Comments

[E3 2011] Hands On – Starhawk
Tosh on June 14th, 2011 12 Comments

[E3 2011] Hands On – Uncharted 3 Multiplayer / Co-op
Tosh on June 15th, 2011 14 Comments

DICE Responds to Battlefield 3 Controversy
PAUL FIERCE on June 16th, 2011 3 Comments

Puzzle Agent Review
EdEN on June 16th, 2011 11 Comments

Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta Info
Oly on June 16th, 2011 3 Comments

Black Ops Annihilation Map Pack Preview
Oly on June 16th, 2011 7 Comments

First Ever Battlefield 3 Gameplay on PS3
Ace on June 16th, 2011 4 Comments

Nicholson Electroplating Gets a Trailer
Jay on June 16th, 2011 3 Comments

[E3 2011] Journey Interview
Tosh on June 17th, 2011 10 Comments

[E3 2011] Amy Preview and Impressions
Oly on June 17th, 2011 8 Comments

[E3 2011] Missing In Action
Sakinah on June 18th, 2011 14 Comments

Diablo III Hiring PS3 Specialist
Pedro on June 13th, 2011 6 Comments

@PlayStation on Twitter Will Be Giving Away Tetris Codes for the PSN
Oly on June 14th, 2011 3 Comments

2K Games Fired Its PR Company Based on a Tweet
Oly on June 15th, 2011 6 Comments

Uncharted 3 On Jimmy Fallon
Oly on June 15th, 2011 3 Comments

Playstation Vita to Support DLNA and Skype
Eddie on June 16th, 2011 20 Comments

Red Johnson’s Chronicles PSN Hack Launch Trailer
Oly on June 17th, 2011 4 Comments

[tab:June 19th-25th]

Resistance on the Playstation Vita Will Feature Online Competitive Multiplayer
Eddie on June 19th, 2011 8 Comments

PS3 Slim Goes On a Diet
Ace on June 20th, 2011 13 Comments

Jack Tretton Talks About PlayStation 4
PAUL FIERCE on June 20th, 2011 16 Comments

StarDrone Review
EdEN on June 20th, 2011 11 Comments

Amy “Zombification” Video
Oly on June 21st, 2011 9 Comments

Portal 2 Review
Oly on June 21st, 2011 8 Comments

PlayStation Vita Gets a Release Date?!
Ace on June 22nd, 2011 4 Comments

Meet Dead Island’s Newest Character Logan
Oly on June 22nd, 2011 4 Comments

Are Video Games Causing Marital Trouble?
Tosh on June 22nd, 2011 19 Comments

Mortal Kombat: Skarlet Now Available (Win Her Here)
Oly on June 22nd, 2011 38 Comments

Back To The Future Episode 3 Review
EdEN on June 23rd, 2011 6 Comments

NHL 12 Cover Athlete: Steven Stamkos
MAINEiac4434 on June 24th, 2011 2 Comments

Saints Row the Third Gameplay Looks to be “Over the Top” Fun
Oly on June 24th, 2011 15 Comments

Collections Announced For Uncharted, R&C & Resistance
Sakinah on June 25th, 2011 13 Comments

Reminder: L.A. Noire Rockstar Pass
Oly on June 20th, 2011 2 Comments

Starhawk Official Box Art
Oly on June 20th, 2011 5 Comments

Binary Domain Story Trailer
Oly on June 20th, 2011 3 Comments

Amazon Gold Box Gaming Day (6-21-11)
Sinlock on June 21st, 2011 No Comments

RAGE Comic Issue #1 is Now in Stores
Oly on June 22nd, 2011 1 Comment

Fallout: New Vegas’s: Old World Blues Available July 19th
Oly on June 22nd, 2011 3 Comments

Firmware 3.66 Inbound
Ace on June 23rd, 2011 3 Comments

inFAMOUS 2 Now Available for Download on PSN
Oly on June 23rd, 2011 12 Comments

19 Year Old Arrested For Using PlayStation 3 To Make Bomb Threats
PAUL FIERCE on June 24th, 2011 4 Comments

Online Beta Announced For Journey
Sakinah on June 25th, 2011 3 Comments

[tab:June 26th-July 2nd]

Play Uncharted 3 Muliplayer and Earn Rewards at Launch
Eddie on June 26th, 2011 11 Comments

PS Vita News Round Up
Eddie on June 26th, 2011 25 Comments

NormalTanks Review (minis) + Giveaway
EdEN on June 27th, 2011 22 Comments

Uncharted 3: New & Improved (Now With More Beta!)
FooBear408 on June 28th, 2011 37 Comments

PSP Remakes & What They Won’t Feature
Jason on June 29th, 2011 15 Comments

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon – Close-Range Assault Gameplay
Ace on June 29th, 2011 6 Comments

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 gets real. So real you can touch it!
PAUL FIERCE on June 30th, 2011 14 Comments

HipHopGamer Claims BF3 is Outselling MW3
Ace on June 30th, 2011 31 Comments

RAGE Behind the Scenes: The Legacy of id 1 of 6
Oly on June 30th, 2011 8 Comments

Sackboy Is Sad
Sakinah on July 1st, 2011 18 Comments

Alice: Madness Returns Review
Jason on July 2nd, 2011 22 Comments

Star Wars Galaxies servers to go dark December 15
PAUL FIERCE on June 26th, 2011 2 Comments

Reminder: Sony Welcome Back Program Ending Soon
Sinlock on June 27th, 2011 5 Comments

COD: Black Ops Annihilation DLC Shangri-La Zombie Trailer
Oly on June 27th, 2011 3 Comments

Supreme Court Rules: California Can’t Ban Violent Video Games
PAUL FIERCE on June 27th, 2011 4 Comments

Killer PS3 Deal until July 2nd
Jason on June 27th, 2011 7 Comments

PSP Dual packs are a steal
Jason on June 28th, 2011 5 Comments

Sniper Ghost Warrior PS3 Optimized
Jason on June 28th, 2011 3 Comments

Kenshi Arrives for ‘Mortal Kombat’ July 5th
CHEETO on June 28th, 2011 5 Comments

PlayStation Plus Birthday Bonus Offer
CHEETO on June 29th, 2011 4 Comments

PlayStation Home: Welcome Back Content for Europe
Tosh on June 29th, 2011 5 Comments

Official Batman: Arkham City Box Art Revealed
Oly on June 29th, 2011 10 Comments

Respawn Entertainment Launch
CHEETO on June 30th, 2011 5 Comments

PSN Cards 25% off until July 2nd
Jason on June 30th, 2011 10 Comments

LIMBO Headed To PSN & Steam
Sakinah on June 30th, 2011 8 Comments

Quadruple XP is Live in Red Dead Redemption
Oly on June 30th, 2011 4 Comments

WWE All Stars Upcoming DLC
CHEETO on July 1st, 2011 5 Comments

[tab:July 3rd-9th]

4th of July Sales!
Jason on July 4th, 2011 4 Comments

Final Fantasy VII, inFamous 2, Killzone 3 Costumes Coming To Little Big Planet 2
Sakinah on July 4th, 2011 5 Comments

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon Review
Jason on July 5th, 2011 5 Comments

Skyrim: An E3 Preview and Analysis
Megafire123 on July 5th, 2011 8 Comments

Lord of the Rings: War in the North Collector’s Edition and Pre-Order Bonuses Details
EdEN on July 5th, 2011 6 Comments

PS4 to be revealed in 2012?
CHEETO on July 5th, 2011 16 Comments

Uncharted 3 MP Beta: New Week 2 Content
EdEN on July 5th, 2011 6 Comments

Jane’s Hotel Review (minis) + Giveaway!
EdEN on July 5th, 2011 12 Comments

White Knight Chronicles 2 Review
Jason on July 6th, 2011 12 Comments

Most Anticipated Games of 2011 to be present during the San Diego Comic-Con
PAUL FIERCE on July 6th, 2011 11 Comments

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Fan Interview
Pedro on July 6th, 2011 5 Comments

Naughty Dog Would Love Another Jak and Daxter
Ace on July 6th, 2011 6 Comments

Duke Nukem Forever Review, Got balls of steel?
Baba0Booey on July 6th, 2011 8 Comments

PSN Pass Announced
CHEETO on July 6th, 2011 19 Comments

PSN Summer Sale 2011: 30% Off 11 Games
EdEN on July 7th, 2011 13 Comments

RAGE Behind the Scenes 2 of 6: The Dawn
Oly on July 7th, 2011 9 Comments

Red Johnson’s Chronicles: Episode 1 Review
EdEN on July 8th, 2011 5 Comments

PlayStation Vita Features Explained
Eddie on July 8th, 2011 14 Comments

PlayStation Plus Subscribers: here’s your July content!
EdEN on July 8th, 2011 22 Comments

Bioshock Infinite Demo Footage
premiersoupir on July 8th, 2011 8 Comments

Sony Extends the “Welcome Back” Program
CHEETO on July 4th, 2011 6 Comments

PlayStation Network Services To Be Restored In Japan This Wednesday
Tosh on July 5th, 2011 7 Comments

Capcom Announces Finish Me Giveaway
Jason on July 6th, 2011 5 Comments

Dead Block Co-Op Detailed
EdEN on July 7th, 2011 8 Comments

Castlevania Harmony of Despair finally hitting PS3
Jason on July 8th, 2011 6 Comments

Uncharted Movie gets new director
CHEETO on July 8th, 2011 9 Comments

Pre-order Dead Island from Amazon and Get a Digital Art Book
Oly on July 8th, 2011 3 Comments

Great offer on pre-orders+ more
Jason on July 8th, 2011 5 Comments

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12 Move Bundle
CHEETO on July 9th, 2011 7 Comments

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Sorry about this long-running poll, but we did get a bit of feedback from those who voted (also, you get points for voting if you didn’t know that). It appears a lot of people are going to pick it up eventually, while a few seem to want to get it now simply because of the price. 35 people aren’t going to get it, though (split between a “No” and “Not into handhelds”), while a few were going to pick it up regardless of the system’s price.
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Summer has been going on for a few weeks (unless you live in AZ< where it has been going on for a couple months), so, thanks to Darklurkr23 (who will receive 200 points for the poll idea), we’re going to have the poll reflect what you’re doing this summer. Choices are open as well, so you do have the ability to add your own!

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{democracy:137}

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The Weekly Recap (June 5th-11th)


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For being a week that’s supposed to be full of news pieces and articles, this E3 seemed rather uneventful. Personally, I think there’s been a lot of missed opportunities, and we haven’t had enough writers around to really keep up with what was going on. Maybe the guys who went to E3 will write up some hands-on reports?

Anyway, with that said, we did get a lot of contacts from the event, so, in theory, we should have more chances for giveaways and contests (or even press events for detailed hands-on reports). Remember, to have your chance at going to such events, you’ll want to be an active writer, but normally, your activity directly affects your chances of doing so, so the more active you are, the better.

So, what big news did we get this week? Well, for one, the NGP/PSP2 is now officially called the PlayStation Vita (Latin for “Life”), and will retail for $250 ($300 for 3G), making the base model the same price as the competition. We’ve also posted a number of trailers, and even a hands-on of the device by Oly.

A number of trailers also sprung up during the event, which is no surprise at all, and is actually expected. The Team Ico collection has gotten a release date, and the God of War Collection Volume II will also be coming to the PS3 (which consists of the two titles on the PSP).

And the two last standouts: The MMO persistent shooter, DUST 514, has been announced to be a PS3 exclusive (due to the system’s openness), and more details of its integration with players on EVE Online (though a lot of it is still a mystery). And finally, three of Anonymous’ members (linked to the PSN security breach, among other things) have been arrested in Spain, which drives home the point no one can ever really be truly anonymous.


[tab:Community News & Game Nights]

Nothing much new, but we did have some live blogging taking place at E3. If you wanted to watch the event live, you could have done so here.

And don’t forget, we still currently have Double Points going on for comments and posts (10 and 90, respectively; you also get double points for logging in as well), which should last until tomorrow morning. Too bad not too many people took advantage of it when it went live last week.

Sinlock managed to win the PS3Blogcast sound bite contest, with Grondimn coming in at a close second. Although Sinlock won the 150 points, since Grondimn was just seconds off, he had also received 100 points, so congratulations to you guys.

We also had a facebook and Twitter contest for Call of Duty: Black Ops’ Escalation map pack, so congratulations to those winners as well!


19 Articles // 11 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • Jay – 8 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Jay – 6 Entries

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Most Comments

[tab:Gaming News]

E3 2011: Twisted Metal ‘Revenge’ Trailer
Ace on June 5th, 2011 9 Comments

FIFA 12 Ultimate Edition – It’s Definitely In The Game!
Madagasca on June 6th, 2011 5 Comments

Dead Island E3 Trailer
Pedro on June 6th, 2011 1 Comment

[E3 2011] Battlefield 3 Launches October 25th
Ace on June 6th, 2011 5 Comments

[E3 2011] Insomniac Multiplatform IP: Overstrike
Ace on June 6th, 2011 2 Comments

[E3 2011] NGP Named PSVita, Confirmed for Holiday 2011, Price Revealed
Jay on June 6th, 2011 8 Comments

[E3 2011] Uncharted 3, Oh My!
Ace on June 6th, 2011 6 Comments

[E3 2011] LittleBigPlanet and ModNation Racers on Vita: Perfect Match
Jay on June 6th, 2011 6 Comments

PlayStation Vita Hands On and a Couple New Trailers
Oly on June 7th, 2011 16 Comments

[E3 2011] New 3D Display and Accessories for PS3
Jay on June 7th, 2011 8 Comments

[E3 2011] Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest Announced
Jay on June 7th, 2011 4 Comments

[E3 2011] My Bioshocks, let me show (and mention) them!
EdEN on June 7th, 2011 6 Comments

[E3 2011] DUST 514 Makes an Appearance
Jay on June 7th, 2011 7 Comments

[E3 2011] ICO/Shadow of the Colossus Collection FINALLY has a release date!
EdEN on June 7th, 2011 11 Comments

[E3 2011] God of War: Origins HD Collection
EdEN on June 7th, 2011 10 Comments

[E3 2011] Brothers in Arms: Furious 4
Ace on June 7th, 2011 3 Comments

A Bunch of Trailers for Vita Titles
Jay on June 8th, 2011 10 Comments

Spain Arrests Members of Anonymous
Jay on June 10th, 2011 10 Comments

[E3 2011] NFS: The Run Trailer Shows Game’s Intensity
Jay on June 10th, 2011 2 Comments

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Escalation DLC and Double XP Comes to PS3 June 10
Oly on June 5th, 2011 2 Comments

[E3 2011] Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Trailer
Jay on June 5th, 2011 3 Comments

Growing up with PlayStation.
PAUL FIERCE on June 5th, 2011 3 Comments

Dead Island Gets A Confirmed Release Date
Madagasca on June 6th, 2011 1 Comment

[E3 2011] Sly Cooper Finally Makes a Proper PS3 Appearance
Jay on June 6th, 2011 No Comments

[E3 2011] New Trailer for Resistance 3; Doomsday Edition Announced
Jay on June 7th, 2011 4 Comments

InFamous 2 Releases Today; Kevin Butler says it’s “EPIC”
Jay on June 7th, 2011 4 Comments

Optional PS3 Firmware Update (v3.65) Available
Jay on June 7th, 2011 2 Comments

[E3 2011] Street Fighter X Tekken Announced For Vita, Guest Character Revealed
Sakinah on June 7th, 2011 1 Comment

[E3 2011] Dragon’s Dogma (CAPCOM)
Jason on June 8th, 2011 4 Comments

Vita Likely to be Region Free
Jay on June 11th, 2011 No Comments

[tab:Poll Results]

Turnout for this poll was pretty bad. Then again, the site’s traffic wasn’t as much as anticipated, either, but we still had a few people add in some answers. The most anticipated thing, according to this poll, was Uncharted 3 news. However, we did have a few optimistic folks hoping for some PlayStation 4 information (which I would think would be more likely at least next year anyway). That even beat out the NGP pricing and release date.

Also, I am 90% certain that EdEN added Project Cafe to the list, which only got 3 votes, tying with Metal Gear Solid: Rising.
[tab:New Poll]

This poll comes from the announcement of the price of the Vita, which, for the base model, is the same price as its immediate competition, the 3DS. We’re asking if, because of the announcement of the price (which is really lower than expected), are you more likely going to buy the system? Would be interesting to see the results of this one, because it IS lower than expected and a lot of folks were waiting for that announcement, BUT, on the flip side, not everyone enjoys handheld gaming. We’ll see where this went on the next recap

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{democracy:136}

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Lazy Jay’s Pre-E3 Super Recap Extreme 2.0


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Being backed up with personal life really makes it hard to get things done on here, but I decided to go ahead and do the past 4 missed recaps all in one post. Hopefully once I get things settled, I’ll be able to do these every Saturday night like I originally intended. I decided to get this done in the wee hours of the morning before more E3 news makes it on here and I’ll be too busy being the Editor in Chief to focus on writing a recap, which will be even more ridiculous if I put it off another week.

With that said, May was a pretty busy month with quite a bit of news leading up to E3. First of all, PSN finally came back online, as well as the relaunch of the store. Some of you may have already noticed that the password change server for PSN is still down. I had forgotten what my new PSN password was; I needed to change credit card info and since the password change servers are still down, I couldn’t change it again.

Anyway, enough of that. One of the coolest things to announce is that we finally launched our weekly Podcast, called the PS3BlogCast! Each one is about an hour or so long, but because of time constraints, yours truly was only in there on the first episode. Hopefully that can change soon. Click these links for episode 1, episode 2, episode 3, and episode 4.

Now, as far as news items themselves go, I’ll leave that to you to check out, as there is a lot of articles to go through (141, including QuickNews)!


[tab:Community News]

In case you haven’t noticed, the chat system currently has a new look, and has also been updated to the latest version. This will actually make it easier for people like me who use the pop-out chat, which didn’t allow you to click a name to send a PM, to be able to do so, as you can now open multiple instances of the chatrooms.

Madagasca, one of our main reviewers from across the pond is also interested in knowing what kinds of things you’d like us to change/cover in reviews, so if you have any input on that, be sure to respond here.

Over the past 4 weeks, we’ve also gotten some new, hidden site trophies, as well as a referral system for those who want to earn points for inviting friends.

Ace also gave us a countdown to E3, and a list of confirmed games to be at the show, so if you want to check that out before the event officially kicks off tomorrow, check it out here.

We did have one contest/giveaway over the past month, and that was for a Roxio game capture unit (thanks to Roxio for providing us with a review unit, as well as a unit to give away). Congratulations goes out to jwhyrock for winning that one!


May 8th-14th


17 Articles // 11 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • Jay – 4 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Jay – 4 Entries

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Most Comments


May 15th-21st


22 Articles // 9 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • Oly – 7 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Oly – 5 Entries

Most Liked

Most Comments


May 22nd-28th


23 Articles // 22 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • Oly – 6 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Oly – 10 Entries

Most Liked

Most Comments


May 29th – June 4th


22 Articles // 15 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • Oly – 6 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Oly – 7 Entries

Most Liked

Most Comments

Though currently we don’t have a game night set up or going on, I still plan on having a GT5 tournament, so know that I still haven’t forgotten about that!

We did have a Game Night for Uncharted 2 on the Uncharted 2 Game Night | May 26th”>26th of May, as well as an impromptu one on the 27th, which I guess was also abruptly canceled due to a blu-ray drive failure on Tosh’s part. That sucks.
[tab:May 8th-14th]

Do you (Your Name Here) take the PlayStation as your lawfully…
PAUL FIERCE on May 9th, 2011 23 Comments

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility
FooBear408 on May 9th, 2011 11 Comments

PSN Outage Update: “A few more days”
Ace on May 10th, 2011 12 Comments

New Dark Souls Trailer Confirms October Release
Sakinah on May 10th, 2011 10 Comments

Are Developers To Be Compensated By Sony?
Madagasca on May 11th, 2011 8 Comments

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Gets Release Date/New Trailer
Jay on May 11th, 2011 2 Comments

The Soul Will Burn In 2012
Sakinah on May 11th, 2011 4 Comments

Rumor: Modern Warfare 3 Boxart Exposed?!
Ace on May 11th, 2011 17 Comments

NEA Arts in Media Guidelines Now Accepting Games/Other Forms of Media
Jay on May 11th, 2011 2 Comments

Sony’s Job hotline is blossoming with positions; mostly network security.
PAUL FIERCE on May 11th, 2011 6 Comments

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Update
Pedro on May 12th, 2011 6 Comments

Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection soon on PSN
EdEN on May 12th, 2011 9 Comments

Rumor: Starkhawk to be Announced Tomorrow!! (Update!)
Ace on May 12th, 2011 4 Comments

SHIFT 2 DLC Incoming; Standing Mile and Drag + More
Jay on May 12th, 2011 1 Comment

Starhawk Gameplay at last! [Update: More Videos]
Tosh on May 13th, 2011 15 Comments

Modern Warfare 3 Teaser Trailers Released
Jay on May 13th, 2011 13 Comments

PSN Re-launch Announcement “Up Date”
Jason on May 14th, 2011 45 Comments

Members of Beyond3D Show PSN Servers Were Patched Up to Date Prior to being Hacked
Eddie on May 8th, 2011 5 Comments

Deals Galore: Brink for $39, Among Other Specials
Jason on May 8th, 2011 No Comments

Clearing Up The Confusion: PSN Online Play Should Be Up This Week
Eddie on May 9th, 2011 19 Comments

Microsoft Bought Skype for 8.5 Billion Dollars. What Does that Mean for PSP/NGP?
Eddie on May 10th, 2011 6 Comments

Hitman: Absolution Officially Announced
Jay on May 10th, 2011 4 Comments

Tekken: Blood Vengeance Announced
Sakinah on May 11th, 2011 6 Comments

Dark Souls Collectors Edition $59.99
Jason on May 12th, 2011 5 Comments

Jeremy McGrath’s ‘Offroad’ Coming to PSN This Summer
Jay on May 13th, 2011 2 Comments

WWE Games to Promote New SVR Features/Info With Social Media
Jay on May 13th, 2011 1 Comment

Playstation Move Sale!
Jason on May 13th, 2011 2 Comments

InFAMOUS 2 Graphic Novel Intro
Jay on May 13th, 2011 1 Comment

[tab:May 15th-21st]

Motorstorm Apocalypse Impressions
Darrin on May 16th, 2011 6 Comments

PSN Questions Answered
Jason on May 16th, 2011 6 Comments

Sony Announces Customer Appreciation
EdEN on May 16th, 2011 20 Comments

PlayStation Network Status Map – Then & Now
PAUL FIERCE on May 16th, 2011 3 Comments

Lost L.A. Noire PAX East 2011 Voice Cast
Luke on May 16th, 2011 4 Comments

Dead Island Teaser “Part 1: Tragedy Hits Paradise”
Oly on May 17th, 2011 10 Comments

Hunted: Demon’s Forge ‘At War with Monsters’
Oly on May 17th, 2011 6 Comments

Interview with Dylan Jobe on Starhawk
Jay on May 17th, 2011 No Comments

New Risen 2 Screens Have Just Been Released
Oly on May 17th, 2011 5 Comments

Rumor: PSN Password Change Could Be Exploited (Update: It Was a URL Exploit and Has Been Fixed)
Pedro on May 18th, 2011 23 Comments

RAGE “The Shrouded” Official Gameplay
Oly on May 18th, 2011 7 Comments

Honest Hearts add-on pack for Fallout: New Vegas is Now Available (Sort Of)
Oly on May 18th, 2011 5 Comments

Asura’s Wrath Coming in 2012
Jason on May 18th, 2011 3 Comments

Rumor: Modern Warfare 3 Menus Leaked?!
Ace on May 18th, 2011 13 Comments

PlayStation Store Returning May 24th
Sakinah on May 19th, 2011 16 Comments

New BF3 Concept Art Shows Wake Island
Jay on May 19th, 2011 6 Comments

Skyrim Has Unlimited Dragons; Might Support Riding Them
Jay on May 19th, 2011 13 Comments

Hunted “Around Dark Corners” Trailer Shows More Behind the Scenes
Oly on May 20th, 2011 1 Comment

Release Date, Box Art and Pre-Order Incentives Announced for Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
PAUL FIERCE on May 20th, 2011 2 Comments

Uncharted 3 amazing Mo-cap
Jason on May 20th, 2011 5 Comments

FIFA 12 Amazing Screen Shots
Jason on May 20th, 2011 6 Comments

Blake Griffin Wants to be in Rage
Oly on May 20th, 2011 6 Comments

Call Of Duty MW3 Poster Get It Early
Jason on May 17th, 2011 4 Comments

Resistance 3 Box Art is here
Jason on May 18th, 2011 8 Comments

Jaffe on Twisted Metal
Jason on May 18th, 2011 3 Comments

Rockstar Games and Sony Released a Joint Statement on L.A. Noire Regarding Overheating
Oly on May 19th, 2011 8 Comments

Some New Dead Island 2 Images Have Just Raised From the Dead
Oly on May 19th, 2011 2 Comments

Double XP Weekend for COD: Black Ops
Oly on May 19th, 2011 No Comments

LBP2 and a Camera Exploit: The Possible Future of LBP?
Jay on May 19th, 2011 5 Comments

Dragon Age 3 on its Way?
Oly on May 20th, 2011 9 Comments

Killzone 3 Double XP Weekend Starting Now!
Oly on May 20th, 2011 6 Comments

[tab:May 22nd-28th]

PSP Games Coming to PS3 with HD Visuals and Extra Content
Eddie on May 22nd, 2011 25 Comments

Marston or Phelps? A Comparison of L.A. Noire and Red Dead Redemption
MAINEiac4434 on May 22nd, 2011 14 Comments

Dead Island, 11 Min Gameplay Video
Eddie on May 23rd, 2011 13 Comments

Ready to party with Konami? Pre-E3 locations announced.
PAUL FIERCE on May 23rd, 2011 7 Comments

White Knight Chronicles 2 Q&A
Jason on May 23rd, 2011 9 Comments

Back To The Future Episode 2 Review
EdEN on May 23rd, 2011 4 Comments

UK Gets Battlefield 3 Limited Edition Pack
Ace on May 23rd, 2011 4 Comments

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Reveal Trailer
Oly on May 23rd, 2011 25 Comments

Roxio Game Capture Official Review
Oly on May 23rd, 2011 3 Comments

PlayStation Blog’s Jeff Rubenstein Fights by way of Mortal Kombat
PAUL FIERCE on May 24th, 2011 2 Comments

PSN Will be down today & PS Store?
Jason on May 24th, 2011 17 Comments

Duke Nukem Forever has “Gone Gold”, but What Does “Going Gold” Actually Mean?
Oly on May 24th, 2011 8 Comments

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will buy you a drink if you play Lord of the Rings
PAUL FIERCE on May 24th, 2011 7 Comments

The Darkness II Release Date Trailer
Oly on May 24th, 2011 4 Comments

InFamous 2 “The Beast” Trailer
Jason on May 24th, 2011 9 Comments

Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker confirmed for a HD remaster.
PAUL FIERCE on May 25th, 2011 11 Comments

Deathspank 3: The Baconing
Oly on May 25th, 2011 9 Comments

The 2011 Into The Pixel Collection Winners
Oly on May 25th, 2011 5 Comments

Battlefield 3 | FPS Voice Over Record?!
Ace on May 26th, 2011 2 Comments

Sony Confirms PlayStation 4
Ace on May 26th, 2011 17 Comments

First Ever Konami E3 Pre-Party Promises to be “Memorable”
PAUL FIERCE on May 26th, 2011 3 Comments

Monster Hunter 3rd Import Review – PSP
Jason on May 26th, 2011 8 Comments

New Battlefield 3 Footage!
Ace on May 27th, 2011 5 Comments

Resistance Bundle is coming
Jason on May 23rd, 2011 3 Comments

Modern Warfare 3 Gameplay Trailer Premiering Tonight
Oly on May 23rd, 2011 5 Comments

B:LA Resistance 3 Demo Details
Oly on May 23rd, 2011 7 Comments

Free Maps Coming for Dead Space 2 Multiplayer
Oly on May 23rd, 2011 3 Comments

Oblivion 5th Anniversary Edition Coming Soon
Jason on May 23rd, 2011 12 Comments

PS3 and PSP Bundles incoming
Jason on May 25th, 2011 5 Comments

Sony Reports Yet Another Security Breach.
PAUL FIERCE on May 25th, 2011 5 Comments

Sony Begins Sending AllClear ID PLUS Codes
Jay on May 25th, 2011 5 Comments

Assassin’s Creed Revelations Teaser Trailer
Oly on May 26th, 2011 1 Comment

Red Dead Redemption Triple XP Thursday, May 26th from 4-7PM Est
Oly on May 26th, 2011 No Comments

Resistance 3 Pre-order Incentives Announced
PAUL FIERCE on May 26th, 2011 6 Comments

Portal 2 Soundtrack and Ringtones Now Available for Free
Oly on May 26th, 2011 3 Comments

BloodRayne: Betrayal Coming this Summer to PSN
Oly on May 26th, 2011 4 Comments

Free Alice: Madness Returns Storybook App From iTunes
Oly on May 26th, 2011 1 Comment

L.A. Noire Pre-Order Cases, New Cases, and Rockstar Pass Coming
Oly on May 27th, 2011 No Comments

Mortal Kombat DLC: Klassic Skins Pack
Oly on May 27th, 2011 1 Comment

InFamous 2 Save Data Import
Jason on May 27th, 2011 5 Comments

Sony Announces A New Wireless Headset
Jason on May 27th, 2011 10 Comments

SCEA E3 2011 Press Conference Schedule Released
PAUL FIERCE on May 27th, 2011 No Comments

Hideo Kojima E3 2011 “No Show”
Jason on May 27th, 2011 3 Comments

Gamestop Dad’s and Grads Sale
Jason on May 28th, 2011 7 Comments

New PS3 Slim Accessory Announced from Duracell
Jason on May 28th, 2011 12 Comments

[tab:May 29th – June 4th]

Sony’s SmartAR Technology NGP Bound?
Jay on May 30th, 2011 7 Comments

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 to get a Subscription Service
Baba0Booey on May 31st, 2011 22 Comments

Call of Duty Elite Info, and Beta Testing Sign-up
Oly on May 31st, 2011 8 Comments

Rockstar Pass and DLC Details for L.A. Noire
Oly on May 31st, 2011 5 Comments

Watch E3 on your PS3!
Jason on May 31st, 2011 8 Comments

WWE ’12 Announced
Jay on May 31st, 2011 5 Comments

How Long Can You Go Without Playing On Your PS3?
Madagasca on June 1st, 2011 12 Comments

Aliens: Colonial Marines Official Announcement and Teaser Trailer
Oly on June 1st, 2011 4 Comments

Brand New Starhawk Multiplayer Footage.
PAUL FIERCE on June 1st, 2011 5 Comments

PlayStation Store is Live and Updated
Jay on June 1st, 2011 25 Comments

Things To Look Forward To
Abkanis on June 1st, 2011 3 Comments

[Live Blog] Konami “Pre-E3 2011 Show”
PAUL FIERCE on June 2nd, 2011 4 Comments

E3 2011: Konami Press Conference [Replay]
Tosh on June 2nd, 2011 7 Comments

New E3 Trailers For Soul Calibur V, Tomb Raider, Dark Souls & SSX
Sakinah on June 3rd, 2011 4 Comments

Rage “The Well” 8min Game Trailer
Oly on June 3rd, 2011 2 Comments

Prey 2 “Bounty” E3 Trailer
Oly on June 3rd, 2011 1 Comment

Interested in the NGP? Check this stuff out!
Jay on June 3rd, 2011 8 Comments

Dead Island Special Pre-Order Edition and DLC Revealed
Oly on June 3rd, 2011 5 Comments

Welcome Back!!
Ace on June 3rd, 2011 22 Comments

Activision Thanks EA
Ace on June 4th, 2011 6 Comments

Awesome Uncharted 3 Goodies!!
Ace on June 4th, 2011 7 Comments

Hideo Kojima E3 2011 Site Now Up & Running
PAUL FIERCE on June 4th, 2011 4 Comments

Further Down The Rabbit Hole
Jason on May 29th, 2011 4 Comments

Assassin’s Creed Revelations – The Road to E3 Part 1
Oly on May 30th, 2011 8 Comments

Dead Island Box Art
Oly on May 30th, 2011 5 Comments

One Epic Shooter PS3 Exclusive
Jason on May 30th, 2011 4 Comments

inFamous 2 for $20 With Game Trade In at Gamestop
Jason on May 30th, 2011 3 Comments

PlayStation Store to be fully restored this week.
PAUL FIERCE on May 31st, 2011 9 Comments

PSN Will Be Down For Maintenance Today
Jason on June 1st, 2011 12 Comments

Ninja Gaiden 3 Screenshots Released
Jason on June 1st, 2011 2 Comments

Full Restoration Of PlayStation Network Services Begins Today
Madagasca on June 2nd, 2011 No Comments

The Darkness II Gameplay Trailer
Oly on June 2nd, 2011 3 Comments

New Images Of Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Sakinah on June 2nd, 2011 6 Comments

The War of the Worlds Coming to PSN
Oly on June 2nd, 2011 2 Comments

Dance Battle VS is Coming for PlayStation 3
Oly on June 3rd, 2011 No Comments

New Skrim Wallpaper and Screens Have Been Released
Oly on June 3rd, 2011 3 Comments

Prototype 2 E3 Trailer
Oly on June 3rd, 2011 3 Comments

[tab:Poll Results]

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What have you done since the PSN outage started?

This poll was live for quite some time, and has garnered a lot of votes during that period. Going by the results, we don’t have too many responsible people. In fact, people with 360s who only came on here to troll the site exceeded the number of people who actually took the time to study or to even go outside. The true dominating force is all of those people who spent that PSN downtime to collect trophies. Those who haven’t been doing much gaming weren’t really trailing that far behind, though, but since that exceeded studying and going outside (and discovering life), I could only assume that those people stared at a blank TV screen until PSN resumed service (or have been watching the newest episodes of fine TV programming like River Monsters and Swamp People).

And then there’s the folks who didn’t even know PSN had an outage.

[tab:New Poll]

With E3 happening this week, the current poll focuses on that and what you want to see announced or what games you hope there is a focus on. Remember, you can also add answers!

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{democracy:135}

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The (Bi)Weekly Recap (April 24th-May 7th)


[tab:Recap]

Well, this recap is on-time for last week, but a week late for the week before. Go figure. It has been another busy week for me, and being one of the only editors active this past week (it was mainly just Eddie and I), I tried getting posts approved and interacting with the community (there were a couple bad apple guests that tried to start problems, though).

Anyway, what were some highlights this week, besides the flood of outage posts? Well, semi-having-to-do-with-that, we had a few opinion pieces on greed, impatience and the general feelings of how people are reacting to the news. Darrin posted his most anticipated games of the year, which helped stray attention away from the outage at least. EA announced the newest addition to the Need for Speed franchise, which appears to focus more on action and story than ever before.

Redbox announced its plans to provide games for locations across the country (a service that has been tested in a few places, including southern California, since August 2009 or so). We saw some more gameplay for Twisted Metal, and I gotta say, that game seems to look better and better, and more fun, the more they show of it. Another game has been announced, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, though, no real trailer for that.

We have also had our fair share of reviews over the past couple weeks, including a SOCOM 4 single player review (thanks to the outage), PlayStation Move Heroes, and Mortal Kombat. Speaking of reviews, last week was our first week of keeping the “Official Review” title reserved for staff, so as to better show off how many of our reviews are actually by regular contributors. Remember, you can sign up to post articles, too, if you’d like! Just click the “Write for Us” button in the image below.


[tab:Community News & Game Nights]

Not a whole lot of Community news over the past couple weeks, besides the points system update, which includes notifications and an easier way to see how many points you’ve donated to a lottery, etc.

I also gave Tosh some other input on a few other things, but for now, until he responds, it’s just an idea. A couple of you might know about it already, but just in case it doesn’t go through, it’s not worth mentioning.

Given the fact that many of our staff was away for the past week, and activity fell short as a whole, we currently do not have any contests available to enter. And then there’s also the outage, and if you won a couple codes for games to download, it would be kind of crappy to have to wait until the outage is over with :P.

April 24th-30th
19 Articles // 8 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • Oly – 7 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Jay & Jason – 3 Entries

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Most Comments

May 1st-7th
11 Articles // 13 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • Jason – 2 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Jason – 5 Entries

Most Liked

Most Comments

[tab:April 24th-30th]

Star Ocean Developers Show Off Pretty New Tech Demo
Sakinah on April 24th, 2011 11 Comments

PSN Down? Time to Get Greedy
Blackstaffer on April 25th, 2011 96 Comments

SONY Reveals 2 PlayStation Certified Tablets
Luke on April 26th, 2011 12 Comments

Newest PSN Update and What You Need to be Wary Of
Jay on April 26th, 2011 29 Comments

L.A. Noire Trailer #3 Pop-Up Edition
Oly on April 26th, 2011 2 Comments

Senator Richard Blumenthal Demands Answers from Sony over Playstation Data Breach (Update from Sony’s Jim Reilly)
Oly on April 26th, 2011 13 Comments

Update on PSN Service Outages FAQ
Oly on April 26th, 2011 7 Comments

Call of the Dead will be Arriving to Black Ops via the Escalation DLC
Oly on April 26th, 2011 10 Comments

Brink’s ‘Get SMART Series’ Starts Here
Oly on April 26th, 2011 8 Comments

PSN Intrusion: More Q&A
Oly on April 27th, 2011 12 Comments

Behind the Scenes with Hunted and Lucy Lawless
Oly on April 28th, 2011 2 Comments

Any Legal Issues Aside, PSN Outage Will Cost Sony
Jay on April 28th, 2011 14 Comments

Need for Speed: The Run Coming This November
Jay on April 28th, 2011 5 Comments

Rental Service ‘Redbox’ to Provide Game Rentals Starting June
Jay on April 28th, 2011 7 Comments

Banks on PSN: No Mass Breach of Credit Card Information
Ace on April 28th, 2011 10 Comments

New Twisted Metal Gameplay Videos & Sweet Tooth Riding Axel’s Two-Wheeled Vehicle
Tosh on April 29th, 2011 10 Comments

Official Review: Mortal Kombat
Baba0Booey on April 29th, 2011 31 Comments

More PSN Q&A: Sony talks Trophies, PS3 MMOs and Possible Compensation
Ace on April 29th, 2011 19 Comments

Sony: Services to be Available This Week
Jay on April 30th, 2011 48 Comments

inFamous 2 Beta Will Be Extended
Oly on April 25th, 2011 2 Comments

Netflix Workaround While PSN is Down
Jay on April 25th, 2011 40 Comments

Get LA Noire for $10
Jason on April 25th, 2011 6 Comments

New info on Live-Action Red Faction movie
kennygk on April 26th, 2011 2 Comments

Jurassic Park: The Game Gameplay
Jay on April 28th, 2011 3 Comments

Driver: San Francisco Comeback Trailer Released
Jay on April 28th, 2011 3 Comments

Sony to hold press conference Sunday
Jason on April 30th, 2011 10 Comments

Amazon Holding Huge Clearance Sale!
Jason on April 30th, 2011 4 Comments

[tab:May 1st-7th]

PSN Security Update | Password Not Stored in Clear Text
Tosh on May 2nd, 2011 7 Comments

26 Million SOE Accounts Info Compromised
Jason on May 2nd, 2011 13 Comments

Darrin’s Most Anticipated 2011 PS3 Games
Darrin on May 2nd, 2011 32 Comments

Congress to Question Sony-Updated
Jason on May 3rd, 2011 57 Comments

PlayStation Network Outage: FooBear408 Weighs In
FooBear408 on May 4th, 2011 41 Comments

SOCOM 4 (a.k.a SOCOM Special Forces) Single Player Review
Madagasca on May 4th, 2011 6 Comments

How Gaming Made Us Impatient
Pedro on May 4th, 2011 21 Comments

FooBear408 Reviews PlayStation Move Heroes
FooBear408 on May 4th, 2011 4 Comments

PSN Service Almost Ready; AllClear ID Plus Offered for Free [UPDATE: Letter From Stringer]
Jay on May 5th, 2011 44 Comments

MW3 to be Featured in Next Months OPM!?
Ace on May 7th, 2011 14 Comments

The Dead Block Shall Soon Rise from the Dead!
EdEN on May 7th, 2011 5 Comments

Portal 2 DLC Coming for FREE!
Oly on May 1st, 2011 5 Comments

New Games Tuesday
Jason on May 2nd, 2011 6 Comments

New Assassin’s Creed to be Revealed
Oly on May 2nd, 2011 4 Comments

Uncharted 3 a Step Back?
Jason on May 2nd, 2011 8 Comments

Buy Battle: Los Angeles, Get Resistance 3 Single Player Demo
Sakinah on May 3rd, 2011 2 Comments

RUMOR: Security Breach an Internal Job After SOE Lay-Offs?
Jason on May 3rd, 2011 11 Comments

Sony Registers “Wipeout Trinity” and “Wipeout 2048″
Eddie on May 4th, 2011 1 Comment

NGP Could Hit This Year Outside of Japan!!!
Eddie on May 4th, 2011 15 Comments

Mass Effect 3 Delayed
Pedro on May 4th, 2011 11 Comments

Great Deals In-bound; Portal 2! MK!
Jason on May 5th, 2011 8 Comments

Konami Holding Pre-E3 Global Event
Sakinah on May 5th, 2011 4 Comments

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Officially Announced
kennygk on May 6th, 2011 3 Comments

Trade Your Old PS3 for $200 Towards a New One at GameStop
Jason on May 7th, 2011 4 Comments

[tab:Poll Results]

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Total Votes: 84

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These results were pretty surprising when you take into account that we have had a lot of worried people commenting on posts over the past couple weeks pertaining to the outage. At least we know that most of the people who voted in the poll aren’t too worried about the outage, and are probably why they haven’t really left any input on the site.
[tab:New Poll]

Well, here’s the new poll, asking what you have done since the outage started. If you feel that there could be another answer, please let me know and I will add it! And yes, this poll is open to some funny ones, as evident by the choices.

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{democracy:133}

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