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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Last Week In Video Games

Man, what a week. After enjoying a mild winter the cold bastard finally showed up in Winnipeg making the lot of us dig out our winter gear to face the cold. There was a 30 degree drop (Celsius) literally overnight which turned everyone into a terrible driver and a world class whiner. But, with weather this cold there's only one thing you can do; STAY INSIDE AND PLAY VIDEO GAMES! (and surf the internet, watch movies and sleep...) Luckily for you, I am taking time from my newly acquired PS3 to give you an update on the latest video game news. So zip up your jackets and put on your toques for an extra cold edition of Last Week In Video Games!

So there's this thing called SOPA and people are saying it's going to be bad, yet the powers-that-be are trying to convince us that it will be good. A lot of people are taking to their soapboxes to make sure you know how they feel about it. The latest trend in the fight against SOPA has been videogame developers. Literally almost every second story I read this week was about so-and-so talking about SOPA. Sega, NVidia, Good Old Games, CD Projekt Red, Frozenbyte, Mojang and Red 5 Studios have all recently made some sort of statement about (mostly against) SOPA. One thing is for sure, if this thing gets passed there is going to be a lot of upset people on the interwebs.

Whelp, looks like that prediction of the PS4 (or whatever) being revealed at E3 is incorrect. Sony has said they will not be revealing the PS3 at E3 this year. Remember back when the PS3 was first being announced, Sony was saying they wanted it to be a 10 year console. Well they plan to stick with that considering that the PS3's popularity is at an all time high.

Sticking with Sony, in a recent interview about the PS Vita, representatives have said that the 3DS sales boost has been an inspiration to them. Despite low sales figures they do not have any plans to change the device or halt production. It will be full steam ahead expecting the same type of sales boost once better games and more functions become available for the device.

It's been a pretty informative week in games so here is a ton of tidbits to close with:
  • The top 3 selling games in 2011 were COD:MW3, Just Dance 3, and Skyrim
  • The best selling console in 2011 was the Xbox 360
  • Over 50 Wii Ware demos that were removed from the Wii Shop have been brought back.
  • Check out this video chronicling most of Soul Calibur's guest characters.
  • The PS3 has two new college sports channels for you to download
  • Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater coming to 3DS. WHAT!?!?!
  • Four new games (2 for 3DS, 2 for Wii) are available for Club Nintendo members
  • Diablo 3 to be released on Feb. 1st? Maybe if they spelt February correctly.
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising comes with a 3DS stand. HOORAY FOR PERIPHERALS!!

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