Sunday Sunday here again a walk in the park… you meet an old soldier and talk of the past… Whooops! Sorry, just got caught up in my own selfish, non-game related world there. I got tickets to see Blur at a tiny university student union bar and… oh, you don’t care!? Boooo! OK, well, hello to you on this glorious Sunday. This is your one-stop guide to Gamer Limit’s week in news stories – a round-up, if you will, of the week’s highlights, collected and outlined for you to check out if you’ve turned your back on society (or haven’t, as the case may be) over the last week.
Box art makes me feel good! This probably isn’t the most relevant news of the week, but it could well be the best. That’s right, some gorgeous artwork for Ghostbusters was released just to get us all hot under the collar. Elsewhere, Europe was getting all flustered over the possibility of Six Days In Fallujah being released on the continent and families everywhere were given the all-clear to purchase clothing with as little collar as possible, just in time for the release of the sweatfest that is Wii Sports Resort and the Motion “this is how the Wii was supposed to handle in the first place” Plus.
Speaking of the Wii, the ups and downs continue as a press preview of The Conduit‘s online multiplayer resulted in red faces all round. Red faces! Yes! More red face news… Sony asked fans to vote for what they think should be included in the God Of War III special edition (Kratos has red face paint) and the options look amazing! I want the “making of”.
One of the biggest stories in entertainment this week was that the four founders of Pirate Bay were jailed for a year and fined $4.5 million. Mixed emotions about this one, although you’re not doing yourself any favours with a name like that, are you?. Oh, while I’m here, Thief IV is being rumored. And there’s more pirates ahoy, me maties! Demigod‘s usage figures are high, but dominated by pesky pirates! And what do pirates love? Silver, that’s what! As will PlayStation 3 owners when they get a load of these new dual shock 3 pads. Pirates also like jumping ship, and reports of SCEE boss David Reeves retiring were quickly followed by rumors that he was to join (read: jump ship to) Realtime Worlds.
The end of April will witness two contrasting downloadable releases in Banjo-Tooie on XBLA and Killzone 2‘s Steel and Titanium map pack on PSN. In more DLC news, Outrun Online Arcade was released and, in some DMC news, Devil May Cry PSP was scrapped.
In what is becoming a running theme in these round-ups, Batman and Wolverine were knocking about again this week. We saw lovely clips of Bane and Harley Quinn for Batman: Arkham Asylum and a load of freaks in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, like Sabretooth, Gambit and The Blob. If this wasn’t enough to assure you that the world is under threat, then the rumor whipped up by some classic online shop douchebaggery that Marvel Vs Capcom 2 could be out this summer is sure to do the trick.
And finally… if, like me, you didn’t really have the foggiest as to what was going on during Metal Gear Solid 2, you’ll be relieved to hear that you’ll soon be able to read all about it and possibly become even more confused. The novel is coming out in November and I’m actually really excited to see the angry faces of people on buses as Raiden is re-introduced to us through the medium of written word.
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