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So, if you’ve been a little too busy over the last week and haven’t had a chance to catch up with us, or if you are simply such a rude so and so that you decided to avoid us and are now crawling back with your tail between your legs, hit the jump to find out what highlights you’ve missed. Yes, we forgive you.
Let’s begin by mentioning a handful of milestones that were reached this week: Halo celebrated ten years of FPS mayhem, while Ghostbusters: The Video Game rejoiced in the glory of 1,000,000 sales! Elsewhere, Sony’s LittleBigPlanet was said to have spawned a million user-created levels and Battlefield 1943 broke all kinds of records by shifting 600,000 downloads. Woah! Lots to be happy about there.
Sam Fisher, the star of the upcoming Xbox 360 exclusive Splinter Cell Conviction, showed his appreciation by smashing some guys head through a bathroom in a tasty trailer, although Ubisoft then got all soppy and told us about why they are sticking with Microsoft, which kind of sobered everyone up and made some of us cry. Bungie got so upset that they decided to quit the Halo series forever, which made Microsoft cry.
Hal Halpin called on gamers to stop crying and stand up for themselves by refusing to bow down to negative stereotypes. Not sure he has ever played a game of Halo 3 online, however, or he may realise that some of the accusations and assumptions are all too true. There is certainly a point to be made on a more grand scale though, such as when government and press criticise games for no apparent reason.
The war of the downloads took a tasty turn this week, with XBLA receiving the royal treatment with highly-acclaimed Plants Vs. Zombies shambling on to its shelves and PS3 fans force-feeding Xbox 360 owners their own words as Behemoth told of Castle Crashers for the PlayStation Network, while simultaneously sliding their knife from Bill Gates’ back.
In handheld news, Sony reckon they toyed with the idea of a second analogue “nub” for the PSPgo, then decided against it but thought it would be fun to tell us about it anyway and The Secret Of Monkey Island was released for the iPhone and the iDon’tHaveOneEither. I also don’t have my copy of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed anymore, although the possibly of hunting down and killing Luke Skywalker in this new edition of the game kind of gets my Dark Side tingling for some more action.
Here’s a good idea to wind down this session: Rock Band teaming up with legendary record label Sub Pop to bring some genuinely good music to the series. Here’s a bad one: a movie based on the Warcraft universe is being directed by Sam “I have a good reputation but two of the three Spiderman films were actually shit” Raimi. I did love Drag Me To Hell though, so he gets the benefit of the doubt.
Do you like Weezer? No? Their older stuff? OK… and do you like things that are 8-bit??? Of course you do! Well, here’s some Weezer tracks recorded in sumptuous 8-bit format. Whoop!
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