[Hello and welcome to another salivating edition of The Week in News, your reliable resource of gratifying gaming news brought to you by Gamer Limit.]
It’s time for some more Sunday shenanigans as I unravel the tidings of the past week into one marvellous meat feast.
But then you Americans will already be far too full after gorging yourselves with copious amounts of turkey over Thanksgiving. For the rest of us however, a healthy helping of news summaries awaits you after the break.
In a shocking turn of events, this week was the centre of a lawsuit that didn’t involve Jack Thompson, as Datal, the people responsible for those bloated third party memory cards and defunct cheat devices, decided to take on Microsoft. David and Goliath, anyone? And then, as if we hadn’t already heard enough about it, Microsoft remained unashamedly confident over their prized creation that is Natal, essentially touting it as the second coming for joypads as we know it.
Over on the other side of the fence however, Sony has been up to no good. Fanboys across the globe have always revelled in the fact that their PS3’s online service has been free of charge, but this might be about to change with the arrival of SOS, a new upcoming online scheme designed to encompass the entire Sony family of electronics. Sony attempted to console the wretched fanboys with lies by saying the core online experience will still be free, but this didn’t stop them from weeping furiously – the end of the PSN as we know it is nigh.
The developers of an MMO I don’t particularly care for, Aion for those that do, were also feeling scandalous after they went on an inflammatory banning spree, ridding the community of 16,000 clones of jobless middle aged men. The publishing industry also felt the brunt of the colossal internets as glorious websites like us continued to cause havoc by making magazines redundant. Shame on us.
Elsewhere, Christmas came early this week as the gaming industry has started to spread some good cheer in the form of free DLC for Need For Speed: Shift and Uncharted 2. Nintendo even offered some more bundles preloaded with installed games which nobody wants for the DSi. More free DLC please!
We have all rightfully grown to loathe game movie tie-ins, and this trend was only set to continue with the insulting new trailer for The King of Fighters. Surprisingly, Uwe Boll was nowhere to be seen as of yet. Yes, you knew I had to throw his name in somewhere. Moving on, if there has ever been a reason for buying a game, then puerile sightings of bare buttocks could soon be a good one.
Still awake? Good, because it’s time for the laundry list of announcements now: Just Cause 2 will be grappling onto your consoles next March, along with the invasion of a zombie MMO and some riveting action packed puzzle game.
The DeLorean DMC-12 is the definition of cool.
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