|No, there really is nothing different this week about the show. We do talk about the missing Dark Lord of DubVee, however. Big stories include Sony revealing the NGP (oooooh), it’s Next Generation Portable, Call of Duty Black Ops double-xp weekend, and PS3 hacker news. Someone on the show rants about Magicka, we talk saddest moments in gaming and a little 3 finger investing.. If you know what I mean…|
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This Week in Gaming
- (gamespy) Tryarch Announces First Call of Duty: Black Ops Double-XP Weekend
- (gamespy) Bethesda Touts 2011 Lineup, Confirms Release Dates
- (gamespy) Nintendo’s Profit Plummets 46% in Third Quarter
- (shacknews) NGP! http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/67302After a wide range of rumors, Sony has officially revealed the next generation of the PlayStation Portable: Codenamed the NGP (Next Generation Portable).Sony Computer Entertainment President and Group CEO Kaz Hirai announced the successor to the PSP will feature: dual analogs sticks, 5-inch OLED display (960×544 resolution/4x the original PSP), GPS, front and rear touchpads, electronic compass on 3 axes, and front and rear cameras [via PlayStation Blog].
The unit is modeled much like the original PSP; however, there is a second analog stick under the system’s iconic face buttons. The sticks look like smaller versions of analog sticks and not the thumb-sore nubs we’re used to from the original system.
“There will be physical media for games, a New Game Media, a flash memory-based card,” Hirai told the crowd. The second-generation of the PSP will also incorporate 3G networks and Wi-Fi.
To show off its abilities, worldwide president Shuhei Yoshida showed a teaser reel with some games in development for the system, including Uncharted, Killzone, Little Big Planet, Resistance, and Hot Shots Golf.
LiveArea is the interface for games, and will let players launch the games, shop, or see featured news. Games were also shown to have Trophy support.
- (kotaku) PS3 Hacker Must Give Up All His Stuff
- (joystiq) PS3 Getting Cloud Saving
- (joystiq) Don’t Worry! Your 3DS Won’t Eat up Power That Quickly!
- (joystiq) Relic Creates Internship in Memorium of Brian Wood
- Sony is working on getting cloud computing for the PS3. That way you can load you save games from anywhere.
- Nintendo is looking at classic favorite games from the NES and SNES to give them a graphics update and rerelease them on the Nintendo DS. 11/11/11
Question of the Week
What is the saddest moment you remember playing a game?
- _LouG: Killing Dracula for the first time in Castlevania. Happiest moment irl, saddest in game storyline moment.
- Llanion: The fight against the Mammon Machine in the Ocean Palace, during Chrono Trigger.
- PixelExecution: (ChronoTrigger) Same game, but Marle’s reaction to Crono’s utter annihilation. (the resulting reunion was a major tear-jerker, too).
- Aleveria: the Redpath / Darrowshire questline in Vanilla WoW
- Vinncent26: When Zack died in FFVII Crisis Core
- Cerbstarraiser: In Lost Odyssey, when Lirum passes away with her two children at her side.
- Azarizotza: I know this is going to be dominated by FFVII, so I’m gonna say Arthas ascending to the Frozen Throne in Warcraft 3: TFT. I think the clincher of that cinematic is the voices. Especially Muradin saying “What’s happened to you, Arthas?”
- RPGmaniac05: Watching each of my party members die/get murdered one after the other in Digital Devil Saga 2 as they tried to talk to God.OR Yuna having to lose Tidus after everything they went through to save her in FFX. (No! FFX-2’s “true” ending doesn’t count!)
- Dechion: Saddest moment: the day I realized that WoW had stopped being fun and turned into a chore.
- Icesnake1950: Saddest moment ever: Wrathgate.