Weekly Wrap-Up

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Posted February 8, 2009 - By defiantketchup

Driving deeper into February with V-day just around the corner be sure to get that special someone a game she'll love you for (or chocolate/flower bundle equivalent) and be sure to check out our G4tv.com original web shows:

Now, the news:


  • According to Variety, Disney is working on a new Tron game, a tie-in to upcoming movie sequel TR2N.
  • The future of 'Haze' Developer Free Radical design will be announced this week.
  • Nintendo dominates charts: Three of the top five best-selling games were from the Japanese company.
  • One lucky winner has a shot at winning airfare, hotel, and a ticket to Capcom's 'Street Fighter IV' launch.
  • VIDEO: Joker springs the trap in 'Batman: Arkham Asylum.'
  • A poster from NeoGaf has coughed up some concept art that's allegedly from a 'Kid Icarus' game by Factor 5.
  • Electronic Arts has acquired the rights to create video games based on Robert Ludlum's characters and stories.
  • VIDEO: MadWorld provides some crimson color commentary.
  • While people are waiting to see if Apple will sue Palm, the patent in question might lead to a video iPhone.
  • The first trailer for 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra' debuted during Sunday's Superbowl.
  • VIDEO: Star Wars: The Old Republic shows off some motion.
  • Comcast's broadcast of the Super Bowl was marred by the inclusion of a clip of a porn movie.
  • VIDEO: Red Alert 3 provides some new details on Yuriko Omega.
  • We caught up with Ian Bogost of Persuasive Games and quizzed him about Jetset, his new iPhone game.
  • Unlike most executives on the publishing side, Sega Europe's Mike Hayes has an even opinion on this hot topic.
  • 'Game Developer' magazine's Brandon Sheffield claims that gaming sorely lacks quality producers.
  • The demo for Resident Evil 5 is up on the PlayStation Network right now.
  • After sitting out 2008's E3, Activision says they'll show up to 2009's
  • VIDEO: 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand sits down with G-Unit members.
  • Gamasutra toured the Ensemble facilities and revealed info on a slew of video game prototypes and pitches.
  • It looks like Netflix is considering offering premium cable TV content through its streaming service.
  • Amazon's top-10 list of pre-ordered games is very surprising: two PC titles and only one Xbox 360 game!
  • Google says the glitch they experienced this weekend was the result of human error.
  • Audio of Christian Bale's dramatic outburst on the set of 'Terminator: Salvation' has been uncovered.
  • According to Adobe's CEO bringing Flash to the iPhone is very difficult, but both Adobe is working on it.
  • VIDEO: F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin launches next week!
  • More than 1.8 million people downloaded the Resident Evil 5 demo since it was released a week ago.
  • The most famous phone number in pop culture -- 867-5309 -- is for sale on eBay!
  • 'Madden 09's prediction for the Super Bowl was shockingly accurate: It was only 2 points off.
  • VIDEO: MLB 2K9
  • 'Watchmen' fans rejoice! 'Tales of the Black Freighter' is hitting DVD and Blu-ray on March 24th.
  • The achievement list for the Xbox 360 version of 'Street Fighter IV' has been discovered!



  • Some industry analysts expect lower-priced games to become standard.
  • EA performed below expectations for the holidays, so they're cutting jobs and focusing on the Wii.
  • Video game rental house GameFly announced today that is has acquired video game website Shacknews.
  • Developer Free Radical has been purchased by Crytek, the people who brought us 'Crysis.'
  • A Sprint end-of-life list indicates that the Treo 755P will be phased out in March to make way for the Palm Pre.
  • Fans of clean energy will be pleased to learn that the US was the top producer of wind energy in 2008.
  • VIDEO: Lara 360-exclusive Tomb Raider Underworld: Beneath the Ashes reveals its secrets.
  • A Bill in New York would require retailers to warn consumers against seizure risk of video games.
  • The adorable 'Wallace & Gromit' series is hitting PC and Xbox 360 this spring in 'Grand Adventures'.
  • VIDEO: EA shows the depth of personalities and customization in The Sims 3.
  • Google has unveiled its new Latitude feature of Google Maps, which helps you keep tabs on family and friends.
  • 'Call of Duty: World at War' is on top as far as Xbox Live activity, followed by 'Halo 3' and 'Call of Duty 4.'
  • Atlus U.S.A has formed an online division with plans to launch a game portal.
  • Panasonic said it will cut about 15,000 jobs and predicted its first loss in six year.
  • The 'Watchmen' viral marketing madness continues! This time around is a PSA that details The Keene Act.
  • In Colorado, a robber knocked over two 7-11 stores while wearing a mask and wielding a Klingon sword.
  • Game publisher THQ is joining the ranks of companies forced to layoff workers, cut costs and report disappointing earnings.
  • TheFeed's Raymond Padilla interprets Newsweek's N'Gai Croal's thoughts on THQ's earnings call.
  • Rumor of the day: Ticketmaster and Live Nation are in merger talks.
  • Adam responds directly to those of you who commented on his 'Killzone 2' review.
  • VIDEO: Dive into some direct-feed of Halo Wars.
  • 'Fable II' fans have a special treat waiting for them courtesy of Lionhead: a 40MB map of Albion!
  • Ex-'EGM' editor Dan "Shoe" Hsu is kicking off an iPhone show with his girlfriend, Raychul Moore.
  • Costa Cruises has signed a deal with Sony that will outfit its luxury ships with PlayStation consoles.



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