Weekly Wrap-Up

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Posted March 29, 2009 - By kijibe


  • Sessler's Soapbox: Adam strolled down Memory Lane..well, the City by the Bay's, with a remote edition of his Soapbox. He waxes nostalgia about his first years in the gaming industry.
  • The MMO Report: Casey breaks it down about Lord of the Rings Online celebrating spring with drunken hedge maze races; Champions Online poaching beta players from City of Heroes; and the new World of Warcraft branded sodas coming from Mountain Dew.
  • Fresh Ink: Blair Butler shares her favorite comic books of the week including Crossed, Elektra, and Battlefields.

And now, the news:




  • Titmouse games will make games based on seminal comic magazine 'Heavy Metal.'
  • The "Galactic Adventures" expansion for 'Spore' will go on sale on June 23rd.
  • At GDC, iPhone developer Adam Saltsman said quality is largely irrelevant when it comes to iPhone apps.
  • According to Famitsu, PlayStation 3 version of colorful puzzle game 'Katamari Damacy' is coming out.
  • VIDEO: SEGA and Creative Assembly finally unleash 'Stormrise,' their ambitious RTS promising breakthrough controls.
  • Square Enix is bringing three 'Final Fantasy' titles to the Wii: 2 for WiiWare and a Virtual Console game.
  • VIDEO: Ryu Hayabusa no longer fights alone in Team Ninja's PS3 exclusive remake in 'Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2.'
  • Don't miss our first look preview of 'R.U.S.E.', Ubisoft's new PC/Console RTS!
  • Big bombshell from the Game Developers Conference today: Nintendo has confirmed the next 'Zelda' game.
  • Activision has finally announced the PC and Mac versions of Guitar Hero World Tour!
  • Don't miss our coverage of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata as he delivers his GDC 2009 keynote address.
  • Nintendo President Satoru Iwata announced a storage system for the Wii, more, at his GDC keynote today.
  • VIDEO: Check out all the distinguishing features 'Guitar Hero: Metallica' will have to offer in this direct-feed developer walkthrough.
  • Activision is joining PlayStation to create a 'Guitar Hero' themed area in PlayStation Home.
  • Brian Leahy grabs a Hands-On with Sony's incredibly unique online multiplayer action game .Fat Princess.'
  • id Software's John Carmack oversees the development of 'Wolfenstein 3D' for the iPhone.
  • Stardock announced a new technology that aims to solve some common digital download problems.
  • The Hello Kitty MMO is coming to the United States sometime in 2009.
  • New superstars and new gear highlight the first DLC for 'Smackdown vs. Raw 2009,' and is now online.
  • VIDEO: Epic Games illustrates all the new features in their Unreal Engine.
  • Find out what to expect from 'Punch-Out!!' for the Wii in this developer walkthrough!


  • 'Fallout 3' won Game of the Year at this year's Game Developers Choice Awards.
  • Shot-off-the-screen video of 'God of War III' has leaked onto the Net.
  • VIDEO: 'Modern Warfare 2' gets dated for a November 10th release and teases a new trailer to boot.
  • VIDEO: Explore the wiimote gameplay with Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings.
  • Nintendo plans to have at least four games available when the DSi launches in April.
  • MTV Games, Harmonix, and EA announce that the 'Rock Band' franchise has hit over a billion dollars in sales.
  • What is it like designing for the PlayStation 3? Find out from Hideo Kojima, the creator of 'MGS 4'.
  • 'Call of Duty' will most likely be available on the PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE in the future.
  • VIDEO: 'Gears of War 2' debuts its third map pack expansion with the Snowblind Map Pack expansion.
  • Sony revealed the next game in the Ratchet & Clank series today. 'Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time.'
  • Check out our video of the first five minutes of Nintendo head Satoru Iwata's GDC keynote address.
  • Is Raiden the next in line for the Metal Gear Solid?
  • Adam discusses his early years in San Francisco when he first started working in the gaming industry.
  • VIDEO: The classic puzzle/platformer 'Lode Runner' gets an Xbox Live Arcade update.
  • 'Fable II' father Peter Molyneux dropped a few details on the game's next piece of DLC.
  • Come join G4 and 'The Feed' and run the 'Ninja Warrior' course with us next Saturday, April 4th!
  • VIDEO: Brian has all the fun and gets a hands-on with the new 'Resistance 2' Aftermath Map Pack map, "Pit Stop".
  • We have an exclusive preview interview with Masi Oka from the May 19th issue of the Official 'Heroes Magazine.'
  • VIDEO: What if most of the world's population was wiped out, confined to the Grand Canyon and you were one of last survivors? Welcome to Falle
  • Namco Bandai is bringing 26 old-school games to the Virtual Console Arcade in Japan.
  • Read our coverage of 'Metal Gear Solid' creator Hideo Kojima's keynote address at GDC 2009.


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