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The Weekly Recap (March 6th-12th)


Yeah, I wound up being late again. It was a pretty hectic week for me, as I was busy editing video and the like for the site, and given slow upload speeds and slow rendering times for the videos, it was a long process (plus I had other things to do as well).

Anyway, enough of my complaining. Last week was a relatively quiet week in terms of number of posts, but we did have a bit of news come out of that. First off, PS+ members finally got the save game cloud, which will come in handy for those who might get a YLOD and no way to get their saves back. We also got a look at the main villain of Uncharted 3, a new L.A. Noire gameplay video (as well as a collection of videos and trailers for other games; be sure to check all those out).

We have our review for the PSN title, Stacking, up. Although there have been mixed reviews, this one does a good job of telling readers what to expect from the title. One of our members also posted an editorial of his favorite and least favorite games, and that sparked an interesting conversation, so check that out, too.

As far as Sony, itself, goes, a few UK studios have had projects shut down to focus more on already-announced exclusive titles to keep their quality up and release in a timely manner. Sony was also affected by the earthquake in Japan, and had some of its plants shut down. If you can help with disaster relief in any way, please do so!

PAX East also took place, and Luke managed to attend all 3 days. He got us a bunch of videos and interviews, and will also have an upcoming t-shirt giveaway. I wish something like PAX would happen here in Arizona, though :P.

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If I recall correctly, we had this new chat system set up last week, but we didn’t describe new features until earlier this week, but it seems most people have figured it out anyway. Personally, I like the new system, but I wish staff, like myself, could engage in the private chats with anyone online, as opposed to having to be friends in order to use it, but that’s just me.

Overall, though, it’s definitely a nicer system than the previous one we had, and makes private conversations much easier, as we no longer have to do that @@name to PM someone in the chat; and it’s more secure.

There were a couple contests last week. First off, the winners of the InFamous 2 DLC codes can be found here. We also have the winner of the Cannon Fodder: Paper Wars contest as well. Hope you are enjoying the game!

The SOCOM 4 contest for some beta keys started last week, and concluded this morning, so congratulations to the winners!

21 Articles // 16 QuickNews

Contributor of the Week

  • Jay – 7 Entries

QuickNews Contributor of the Week

  • Beastxjason – 7 Entries

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We had held a March 10th Game Night in Killzone 3, in which Ace also posted some video of himself playing as well. You can read the recap here. Chances are, we will have more and more Game Night videos in the future. Personally, I’d like to record the final race on our future GT5 tournament, whenever I am able to do that.
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Lets Keep the NGP Hype Train News Round Up Going!
Eddie on March 6th, 2011 14 Comments

Tomb Raider Trilogy PS2 Vs PS3 Screens
Beastxjason on March 6th, 2011 4 Comments

New Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood DLC Inbound!
Luke on March 7th, 2011 9 Comments at PAX East 2011
Luke on March 7th, 2011 7 Comments

Rochard, New PS3 Exclusive!
Luke on March 7th, 2011 12 Comments

MLB 11: The Show – Introducing the challenge of the week
Beastxjason on March 7th, 2011 1 Comment

Uncharted 3 Villain Revealed [Update: Video]
Eddie on March 8th, 2011 34 Comments

WWE All-Stars Full Match w/ Developer Commentary & Win JR’s BBQ Sauce
Jay on March 8th, 2011 6 Comments

GDC 2011: Alice: Madness Returns Gameplay Trailer
Jay on March 8th, 2011 7 Comments

“Stacking” Review
premiersoupir on March 8th, 2011 11 Comments

PlayStation Plus Getting Cloud Game Saves Starting Tomorrow
Jay on March 9th, 2011 34 Comments

Sony Cancels Projects in their UK Studios
Jay on March 9th, 2011 4 Comments

My Top Five Most (and Least) Favorite Games
MAINEiac4434 on March 9th, 2011 24 Comments

L.A. Noire Gameplay Series: Investigation and Interrogation
Jay on March 9th, 2011 6 Comments

New Security Fixes in v3.60 Firmware
Jay on March 10th, 2011 10 Comments

Ape Escape Coming to PlayStation Move
Jay on March 10th, 2011 5 Comments Live at PAX EAST 2011
Luke on March 11th, 2011 14 Comments

Sony Factories Shut Down Due to Earthquake
Ace on March 11th, 2011 11 Comments

PAX East 2011: Socom 4 Gameplay Interview
Luke on March 11th, 2011 12 Comments

PAX East 2011: Homefront Launch Trailer
Ace on March 12th, 2011 11 Comments

PAX East 2011: ‘Shift 2 Unleashed’ Dangerous Corners Trailer
Ace on March 12th, 2011 8 Comments


Plants vs Zombies, Please call Sackboy!
Beastxjason on March 6th, 2011 6 Comments

Gamestop gets another lawsuit.
Beastxjason on March 6th, 2011 6 Comments

Resistance 3 Multiplayer Footage
Luke on March 7th, 2011 5 Comments

Socom 4 The Trophies
Beastxjason on March 7th, 2011 1 Comment

Subway At It Again!
Luke on March 8th, 2011 2 Comments

Saints Row 3 Confirmed
Beastxjason on March 8th, 2011 3 Comments

Scheduled PSN Maintenance Tomorrow (EU)
Sakinah on March 8th, 2011 4 Comments

About a Blob Costume Editor Available
Jay on March 8th, 2011 3 Comments

Marketing Exec ‘Peter Dille’ Out!
Luke on March 8th, 2011 3 Comments

Deus Ex: Human Revolution gets Dated
pedro on March 9th, 2011 8 Comments

Dungeon Hunter: Alliance Hitting PSN This April
Beastxjason on March 9th, 2011 5 Comments

Sony Does Customer Service Through Twitter
Jay on March 10th, 2011 8 Comments

Uncharted 3 Lead Designer Interview on Katherine Marlowe
Jay on March 10th, 2011 4 Comments

Infamous 2 In-Game Screens!
Beastxjason on March 11th, 2011 4 Comments

A Rage Comic Has Been Announced
Oly on March 11th, 2011 6 Comments

Crysis 2 In-Game PS3 Screens For You
Beastxjason on March 12th, 2011 1 Comment

[tab:Poll Results]

The majority of people seem to want a better site design. As Tosh mentioned in our anniversary post, we are currently working on that, so be patient! As far as some other results go, more giveaways was an obvious choice for a lot of people, better copy editing was another (not sure what you’re asking for there; if you mean editing in general, we’re working on it 😉 ). A referral system got a few votes, as did those who said we’re awesome already.

I also don’t know where the “Merge with” came from :lol:, but someone wants it to happen. Personally, I think that is very doubtful haha.

Anyway, we will take your opinions into consideration and see what we can do to change it up for ya, but in a way that works, of course.

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Given the short amount of time needed for this poll, we will be skipping it for this recap, but on this week’s recap (which I hope will be up tomorrow), we will have a new poll for you.