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The Weekly Recap (April 3rd-9th)


Old habits die hard, right? I didn’t mean for this one to be late, but I’ve been all over the place trying to get things taken care of and haven’t really had the time to work on this.

Anyway, enough with the excuses. Here are some highlights from last week: Battlefield 3 is going to have a huge ad campaign to have better market share with the title and to, maybe, take a lot of the thunder away from the Call of Duty series. Anonymous has been proving to everyone that what they’re doing is of great annoyance, NBA Elite is still having problems and will not have a 2012 title, and Jason informed us of some general maintenance with how to clean the PS3.

A number of trailers and videos have been released as well, including Twisted Metal (with a release date reveal), LA Noire, and InFamous 2. Even screens for Alice: Madness Returns and Battlefield 3 have made an appearance.

If you’re into reading reviews, we have a handful of those as well. EdEN had reviewed both MiniSquadrons and Swarm, and Madagasca has reviewed Yakuza 4. We also have a few more reviews coming soon, so keep an eye out for those as well!

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Not much new, but if you’re one of our co-writers, be sure to check out the co-writers group as I have been compiling a lot of resources for you guys to help make things easier for posting news. Hopefully you use these resources to your advantage!

Also, don’t forget, we still have double points going on for a few more days in certain areas, so capitalize on that!

Although the posts we had last week are, by now, pretty irrelevant on the account of me being so late with this recap, but we do have the FEAR 3 water bottle giveaway winners, as well as the winner to the PSP game Vertigo.

Also, we’re heading into the home stretch of the Portal 2 giveaway so if you haven’t entered yet, what are you waiting for? We have even increased video entries to count as 7!

And since I might be late with the next recap (hopefully not, though), there’s also a chance for you to win Swarm as well, as we’re giving away 2 copies of the hit PSN title!

We also have more giveaways planned in the near future, so keep your eyes peeled!

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Game nights have been pretty consistent the past few weeks, usually landing on Thursdays. Tosh had posted a recap from the March 31st event, and then later set up another game night for April 7th. And don’t forget, there’s another Killzone 3 game night tonight, so be sure to take part!
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Mushroom Wars: Online Add-On Available
Oly on April 4th, 2011 9 Comments

Battlefield 3 Gets Bigger Ad Campaign
Ace on April 4th, 2011 6 Comments

Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale Fighter Trailer
Oly on April 4th, 2011 7 Comments

Hactivists Group “Anonymous” Hacks PSN, Blocking Donations to Tsunami Victims
Eddie on April 5th, 2011 30 Comments

Do You Love Your PS3?
Jason on April 5th, 2011 36 Comments

Star Drone on PSN Today
Jason on April 5th, 2011 2 Comments

Portal 2: Aperture Investment Opportunity #3: Turrets
Luke on April 5th, 2011 3 Comments

Official Review: MiniSquadron (minis)
EdEN on April 5th, 2011 4 Comments

Killzone 3 Patch 1.07 Tomorrow Adds Custom Games
Oly on April 5th, 2011 11 Comments

EA’s NBA Elite to stay on the bench for 2012, new NBA Jam announced
MAINEiac4434 on April 5th, 2011 7 Comments

Official Review: Yakuza 4
Madagasca on April 6th, 2011 6 Comments

PlayStation + Android Wish List
Darrin on April 7th, 2011 9 Comments

E3 Details Leaked by French Sony Employee *Rumor*
Eddie on April 7th, 2011 12 Comments

Move Along, Nothing to See Here! Meet L.A. Noire Trailer #3
Luke on April 7th, 2011 5 Comments

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Trilogy Set for June 21st
Steven on April 7th, 2011 6 Comments

Official Review – Swarm
EdEN on April 7th, 2011 10 Comments

New InFamous 2 Powers Trailer
Pedro on April 7th, 2011 17 Comments

FREE Killzone 3 DLC, Coming April 12th to PS+ Members
Luke on April 8th, 2011 11 Comments

Twisted Metal: New Trailer and Release Date
Pedro on April 8th, 2011 13 Comments

EyePet & Friends Will Have 2 Pets to Play With
Oly on April 8th, 2011 2 Comments

Battlefield 3: Screenshots, Renders & Concept Art
Luke on April 8th, 2011 5 Comments

New Alice: Madness Returns Screen Shots
Oly on April 8th, 2011 8 Comments

Games to Keep an Eye On – Ace Combat: Assault Horizon
Jay on April 9th, 2011 4 Comments

New to PS3 – Week of 4-12-11
Jason on April 9th, 2011 4 Comments

SOCOM 4 Full Deployment Unboxing Pics!
Jason on April 9th, 2011 1 Comment


PSN Might Be Interrupted Throughout the Day Today 4/4/2011
Oly on April 4th, 2011 6 Comments

Hackers threaten Sony directly
Jason on April 4th, 2011 9 Comments

Qore Episode 35 Rundown
Jason on April 4th, 2011 3 Comments

Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes Coming Soon to PSN
Jason on April 5th, 2011 1 Comment

SOCOM 4 Open Beta Today!
Jason on April 5th, 2011 3 Comments

New Brink Gameplay Video
Luke on April 5th, 2011 3 Comments

Rock Band 3 Dirt Cheap!
Luke on April 5th, 2011 2 Comments

Loot lovers prepare for May 31st | Dungeon Siege 3
Jason on April 7th, 2011 8 Comments

Great Weekend Sale 4-7-11
Jason on April 7th, 2011 2 Comments

White Knight Chronicles II is Confirmed for NA
Pedro on April 7th, 2011 2 Comments

New Dead Island Screens [UPDATE]
Pedro on April 7th, 2011 7 Comments

SHIFT 2 Unleashed – Attacking Corners
Jay on April 7th, 2011 3 Comments

Red Dead Redemption: Pre-Order Bonuses Finally Coming PSN
Oly on April 8th, 2011 4 Comments

Resistance 3 Beta Voucher With Socom 4
Oly on April 8th, 2011 11 Comments

David Jaffe on the Release Date of Twisted Metal
Jay on April 9th, 2011 6 Comments

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If you could design a game, which genre would it be?

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  • RPG – 29
  • Third Person Shooter RPG – 13
  • Third Person Shooter – 7
  • First Person Shooter – 5
  • Racing (Arcade or Sim) – 4
  • Platformer (2D or 3D) – 3
  • FPS/RPG1 – 3
  • Arcade – 2
  • MRPG – 1


Well, it appears that RPG had dominated this poll, followed by a TPS RPG, and then the shooters. I should have seen it coming, but the results are interesting nonetheless. I’m surprised multiplayer RPG got dead last, though.

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There were no decent poll ideas, so I made this one based off of the recent Steam features detailed for Portal 2. Many places say that this implementation can be an XBox Live killer if the relationship between Valve and PS3 grows, as cross-platform play and the ability to download titles that you bought for PS3 onto your Steam account on PC/Mac are very attractive features. What is your opinion of it?

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