The Week that Was (Jan/19-Jan/26 + iPAD)


The elephant in the room today in not only tech but gaming news seems to be the official announcement of the oft rumored iPAD.  Besides being awkwardly named the internet is abuzz with Apple’s latest “revolution”…but what do I ask will it revolutionize?  Print press? DJing? Picture Frames?  Check out the links from a number of sites claiming to have “first hands-on” and decide for yourself.  Sean C

Apple iPAD

Watch the full keynote
Link: http://events.apple.com.edgesuite.net/1001q3f8hhr/event/index.html

Ars Technica Hands-On
Link: http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/01/photo-gallery-hands-on-with-the-ipad-and-live-event.ars

Engadget Hands-On
Link: http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/27/apple-ipad-first-hands-on/

Joystiq Hands-On
Link: http://www.joystiq.com/2010/01/27/apple-ipad-hands-on-preview/

Kotaku Gaming Only Hands-On
Link: http://kotaku.com/5458393/hands-on-with-apples-ipad-just-the-games?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kotaku%2Ffull+%28Kotaku%29

Gizmodo Interface Visual Guide
Link: http://i.gizmodo.com/5458404/a-visual-guide-to-the-apple-ipad-interface/gallery/

Around the Web

GDC Award Nominations
The 2010 GDC is set to hit San Fran March 9-13.  Along with it comes one of the more respected Game of the Year awards and the nominations have been announced.
Link: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/uncharted-2-flower-assassins-creed-ii-lead-finalists-for-the-tenth-annual-game-developers-choice-awards-82054972.html

Half Life 2 stops at 2?
It took some time for Half Life 2 to make it to market but when it did it was well worth the wait.  With episodes 1 & 2 available for quite some time, people started wondering when and if there would an episode 3?  Looks like not in 2010 if at all.
Link: http://kotaku.com/5452226/no-new-half+life-coming-in-2010-says-game-informer

Crysis 2
Staying on the PC, one of the most visually impressive and resource demanding games in recent memory in Crysis is getting a sequel and it’s going multiplatform.  Playstation Magazine teases at the first details in their upcoming issue.
Link: http://tweetphoto.com/9153787

No plans for FFVII remake just yet
One thing Sqaure Enix is good at is remaking and/or re-releasing the Final Fantasy catalogue over and over on a number of platforms.  They recently announced yet another iteration of Final Fantasy I and II this time for the Iphone so why no FFVII remake?  Waiting for the perfect opportunity or a large enough check?
Link: http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/01/23/tetsuya_nomura_on_cloud/

Gears of War + Lost Planet 2
Capcom and Microsoft seem to have a very cozy relationship as of late and more recently comes the announcement that 3rd person shooter alumni Marcus and Dom from Gears of War make their way to Lost Planet 2 as player skins
Link: http://kotaku.com/5457003/what-are-gears-of-war-characters-doing-in-my-lost-planet-2

Our top 5

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker – Further details
Link: https://consolecreatures.wordpress.com/2010/01/23/metal-gear-solid-peace-walker-psp-north-american-release-may252010/

Gaming wipes for a time when a flu can kill you
Link: https://consolecreatures.wordpress.com/2010/01/23/clean-up-your-act-with-dirt-rags-gaming-wipes/

Video Gaming do their part in a time of need
Link: https://consolecreatures.wordpress.com/2010/01/20/halo-helps-haiti-and-preps-another-map-pack/

Sony’s Motion Controller delayed
Link: https://consolecreatures.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/sony-delays-motion-controller-to-fall-2010/

Eve’s very first Video Mailbag
Link: https://consolecreatures.wordpress.com/2010/01/25/video-mailbag-time-episode-1/

What we reviewed

Bayonetta w/second opinion
Link: https://consolecreatures.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/bayonetta-review-xbox360/

Gravity Crash
Link: https://consolecreatures.wordpress.com/2010/01/24/twin-shooters-review-pt-1-gravity-crash-psn/

Pixeljunk Shooter
Link: https://consolecreatures.wordpress.com/2010/01/26/twin-shooters-review-pt-2-pixeljunk-shooter-psn/

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~ by consolecreatures on January 27, 2010.

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