[Hello and welcome to another rousing edition of The Week in News, your reliable resource of gratifying gaming news brought to you by Gamer Limit.]
It’s Sunday night and that can only mean one thing – the new series of Top Gear has aired, which mean all is right with my world once more.
Did I also mention that I went to a certain Top Gear Live event? Well, I did and I even managed to gracefully touch posh cars with huge “do not touch” signs on them. Sorry, but this just had to be mentioned for I am still recovering from the excitement of it all and felt the need to inform you all.
Oh I’ve got to write this weekly news roundup thing, haven’t I? Very well then.
To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure if this week’s roundup warrants a lengthy summary as I believe I can fully summarise it in just a few words: Modern Warfare 2. Yes, the only news that mattered was the arrival of this most treasured of titles that upset scores of people who don’t want to be corrupted by evil fictional acts of fictional terrorism. This didn’t dissuade the rest of the world’s population from devouring it however, firmly sealing it in the history of mammoth game sales.
In other Modern Warfare news, supermarket chain Sainsbury’s decided to rebel against the greedy goblins of Activision by selling the game at the price of a loaf of bread. Their crusade was not quite as smooth as they envisioned, however, since many players were unable to sooth their fix after the servers failed to handle the colossal strain and, as a result, the world came to a crying standstill. This led to a rise in cybercrime, but justice was soon served and some bedroom bound buffoons committed further illegal atrocities with some hardcore hacking.
Mercifully, there was a miniscule drop of other news as the anticipated release date for the one game that RPG fans have been craving for since the dawn of the PS3 finally arrived. Suffice to say, I can’t say I share share the excitement of enduring spiky haired protagonists for a 13th time.
Laborious recession news now; EA were the latest victim to feel the bite of the economic gloom and doom with 17% of staff allegedly up for the chop. Cue the obligatory “dey took our jobs!” chant.
Elsewhere, it seems that Project Natal, Microsoft’s answer to virtual reality, might not be quite as extortionately priced as we all thought and Xbox Live will soon be offering digital Bibles for those that feel the need to wash away the sins of buying a 360.
In the declining digital world in which we inhabit, it has become apparent that many insufferable teenagers would be unable to live without a service known as Facebook. Nosing in on other people’s tagged photographs and personal wall comments have become a necessity in everyday life and, keen to captialise on this, Sony announced that it will be incorporating Facebook into the PSN. Joy of joys.
Lastly, here’s a trailer of Resident Evil: The Darkest Chronicles to munch on – go fetch!
Celebrations were in order after Gamer Limit became a year old. Happy birthday to us!