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Welcome, yet again, to the classiest post of the week: your Weekly Recap! With February coming to a close, and a quite eventful March staring us dead in the face, like an awkward friend who doesn’t know when to look away, I’d say there is a ton to look forward to in the coming weeks.

But simmer down, because before we fire up our bubble pipes, tighten our smoking jackets, and begin nodding in unison and saying things like “indeed” and “quite,” I want to go off on a tangent. And what is that tangent? Haiku.

Normally I’d keep something like this to a user-blog or forum post, but I thought I’d bring the fun to the recap and encourage you to respond to this recap in the form of haiku this week. Why, you ask? Well… let me explain it in the form of a haiku:

This week I found out
thanks to Twitter, that Dylan
is haiku racist.

Ah, see that nice 5-7-5 syllable action? Beautiful, is it not? So, I had an idea… after checking out these wonderful links waiting for you below, why not respond with a nice haiku. Together, we can force Dylan into tolerance of such a fine, beautiful artform. Think of it like a civil rights march. Except for poetry.

New to the GL user-blogs, Ckarasu made a nice splash with his thoughts on Aliens vs Predator. He puts a lot of emphasis on the multiplayer and how they’re tailor-made for the different species you play as. It’s definitely an interesting compliment to the reviews I’ve seen.

We’ve got a new member who did a nice introduction post… so go say hello to KyoShiranui.

Apparently Fallout 2 had a Discarded ‘Childkiller’ Avatar. The graphic for it is absolutely hilarious. I kinda want to get this as a tattoo now… then again, I’d love to have the Fallout guys design a full body tattoo starring PipBoy. What a badass he is.

Although I have no interest in Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing, David has good things to say about it. If you like kart games and don’t hate the secondary Sonic characters like me, give it a try. It has to be better than the Sonic games on Wii.

I honestly don’t know what to say about this

I sometimes wonder just how well the industry pays attention to its potential market… in a similar vein, cynicalmonkey discuses genre blurring, player involvement, and the future/past of gaming in his piece called: Choose Your Own Involvement.

Curtis apparently acts in Heroin Infomercials. I’m not judging or anything… just wondering when I’ll get that package you promised me last week. I’m jonesin’ man!!!

Unlike me, Chase has had quite the love affair with Heavy Rain. Further proving the point that it is an insanely polarizing “game.”

I’ve tried to play the original Ninja Gaiden before… but seeing as how I suck at even the easier, modern one, I didn’t get far. Randombullseye has a pretty awesome post about his most recent effort though. Lots of screenshots even. Pictures equal good times.

I only have two things to say about The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom… first, read Sean’s review. Second, go buy the freaking game if you have been holding out. I don’t even care if you like puzzle platformers or not, at $10 it’s a must have XBLA game.

If you’ve played the previous games, you’ll know that the biggest question about S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat is which game it draws it’s inspiration from. It seems to have chosen correctly… whatever that means.

You’d think that a game where you get to play as Aliens, Predators, and Space Marines in single and multiplayer would end up being a gleeful ride down murder alley… but Alien vs. Predator proves you wrong. Oh, so very wrong.

Going a similar route as the Animatrix and Batman: Gotham Knight, the new Halo Legends DVD is a collection of short films done by different anime studios to help flesh out the Halo series history and lore.

Not only is Square Enix showing that it can think outside the box with Season of Mystery: The Cherry Blossom Murders, it’s making those who play it do the same. But the real question seems to be whether this box is worth getting into or not.

It’s games like A Boy and His Blob that make me proud to own a Wii. If you also have a dusty Wii sitting near the TV, check out this review. You’ll be wiping it down in no time.

If you’ve been yearning for a solid top-down shooter on the PSP Minis service, Dracula: Undead Awakening might be just what you’re looking for.

Sometimes, even a strong sense of nostalgia isn’t enough to make a game enjoyable. That’s a pretty bad deal for Blaster Master Overdrive when you consider that Shawn destroyed MegaMan 9 without a problem.

Even if you hate thinking (or maybe just suck at it), I’d still recommend you taking a peak at Andrew’s article about Bioshock 2, Shattered Memories, and the Fine Art of Fatherhood. I’ve never been that interested in either game or series that he uses as examples of the Fatherhood theme in games (and don’t plan on being a parent myself), but his write-up about the experiences they create has at least made me reconsider the games involved.

Thats about it for the recap this week. Not a shabby week of posts for such a slow news week. But, to close up, I thought I’d include a little video to tie in with the intro and header (which, some of  you may have noticed has a 3-5-3 haiku in it).

Now, sound off with your haiku comments. Together, we can save Dylan from the dark side.

  1. Wrote this one over at my other favorite site. It’s actually a riddle referring to a minor video game character and location. Of course, because of the nature of the site everyone got it. If someone here also solves both parts, I will be VERY impressed.

    Galloping quickly
    The wind carries a message
    Of a later storm.

    Its stable appears
    In the high passes and peaks
    Where the dogs stand guard.

  2. Oh Mark you rock so
    With your big, tasty recaps
    And all that follows

    Except that you take
    Credit for changing code when
    It was of course me

  3. I hate you…so much…

  4. Tip-top recap Mark,
    Looking forward to next week’s,
    Plus I like your beard.

    I’m using my phone,
    So sorry if this haiku,
    Is spaced a tad weird.

  5. OOO Star Wars references! Great job Mark.

  6. Thank you Mark Davis
    For this wonderful recap
    I want to hug you

  7. What a great recap
    I love Mark Davis so much,
    not in a gay way.

  8. avatar Anoroc

    Makdaddymizark
    You’re a man of many words
    I love to eat pie

  9. I’d respond with a haiku, but that takes too much brain work. Heroin!

  10. Haha, I see what you did there, Curtis! That’s tricky stuff. …Uh, so yeah.

  11. Loving the image for this week’s update, Mark. :)

  12. Hey! Hayden was great in Shattered Glass! But that’s it.

    Great recap!

  13. This recap is great,
    You should do this more often
    We all love Dylan.

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