Hello and welcome to The Week In News, our brand new slice of
roast beef Sunday goodness, in which we take you through a selection of highlights from the week in gaming – Sunday is the day of being lazy, afterall. So let Gamer Limit do the work for you.
It’s actually been a week packed full of the kind of treats that make it a pleasure to be a gamer in 2009. Legendary inventor of stealth Hideo Kojima has been enjoying his
retirement extremely temporary hiatus from the world of gaming, first appearing on a classic Mega 64 skit, then providing one of the highlights of this year’s April fool’s jokes – Metal Gear Campbell.
Elsewhere there were a handful of gameplay videos and teaser trailers. PlayStation 3 owners keen to get there hands on Uncharted 2 will be delighted and frustrated in equal measure at the site of this gorgeous leaked gameplay footage, while a Ratchet & Clank teaser was revealed and some hide ‘n’ seek gameplay was shown for Batman: Arkham Asylum. Other highlights included an interesting look at Mass Effect 2 via a video that saw the scenery’s detail become increasingly layered throughout and a lovely little developer diary about X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Off-screen, there was a study that revealed gaming can be rather good for your eyesight and a claim from Deus Ex designer that it can be rather terrible for your wallet. And speaking of money, the price of the PS2 went down to $99 but stayed the same in the UK, who did have some good news with GameOn! London being revealed as a future hotspot for British gaming geeks like you and me.
Final Fantasy will use nearly 100% of the PS3′s power and 200% of the 360′s, a Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, The Crime Solvers, Crazy Cats teaser site was launched and Saints Row 2 got some DLC announced.
Fans of horror, deadly contraptions and Konami may be happy about the news that a Saw video game is on the way. Or they may not, just like Jack Thompson who will be appearing at the ScrewAttack Gaming Convention for a debate with Joystiq legal columnist Mark Methenitis… this one could get ugly. Oh, oh, speaking of ugly, the Wii’s graphical power is too wiik to handle Resi 5 and SFIV, as is any system but the PS3 when it comes to MAG.
And finally… some comedy in the form of a thrilling Stalin vs. Martians trailer (complete with what could be Song of the Year) and a perhaps even more thrilling Plants vs Zombies trailer (actually, this has the Song of the Year).
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