In what I’d like to become a weekly column here at Cheap Boss Attack, This Week in Gaming will cap out the weekend rounding up some of the bigger stories to hit the press and how much I probably don’t care about them. So let’s cut the bullshit and dive in head first, shall we?
It seems that June 1st will be bad news bears for any of you PS2 collectors out there, as Kotaku published a rumor that gaming giant Gamestop will no longer be accepting PS2 games, consoles or accessories for trade-in by this date. This doesn’t rule out the selling of said games as they still carry used Gamecube titles, but will greatly dwindle their stock rotation. It’s always sad to see the end of an era and I have many a fond memory with the PS2, but there is always Amazon or eBay.
If you’re a hipster and want to ironically support one of the worst films of all time, the 90 minute crapfest Super Mario Bros staring Dennis Hopper and John Leguizamo will be celebrating its 20th anniversary by coming back to the big screen, according to IGN. If you happen to be in the LA area, you can catch a rare screening of Super Mario Bros at the NuArt Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on Friday, May 24.
If there is one thing the world needs, it’s another entry in the Call of Duty franchise! Made official on May 1st through the Call of Duty Facebook page, the newest entry will be entitled Ghosts and will release in North America on November 5th. I can already smell the Axe Body Spray, see the Tapout shirts and hear the everlasting racist comments on Xbox Live, can’t you?
In other news that I don’t give a shit about, Wii-U owners looking to get their NFL fix will have to look elsewhere as EA confirmed there will be no Madden football for Nintendo’s next-gen console in 2013. I guess they’ll just have to play it on one of those other consoles that actually know how to effectively work online gaming. Sorry, Nintendo.
In what seems to be a common trend in the fighting genre, NetherRealm announced earlier this week on Twitter that Batgirl will be the next DLC character for Injustice: Gods Among Us. This follows the announcement last week that Lobo will also hit the microtransaction market that everybody loves so much.
If you’re an Xbox 360 gamer excited to FINALLY get your hands on Metal Gear Solid 4 with the announcement of the new Legacy Collection, it’s time to go back to crying on forums. Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima confirmed that it would take at least 7 DVDs for Metal Gear Solid 4 to play on the 360 and that’s just not going to happen. The Metal Gear Solid Legacy Collection includes Metal Gear Solid 1-4, Metal Gear 1 and 2, Peace Walker and VR Missions.
If you frequent gaming websites Destructoid or Kotaku, you’re probably familiar with the Dragon’s Crown debacle over the Sorceress character design objectifying women. Apparently it’s not just fans throwing in their two cents, but fellow character designers as well. Destructoid reported earlier this week that Gearbox environmental artist Shaylyn Hamm is none too impressed with Vanillaware artist George Kamitani and feels their direction is only going to push women away from gaming. Perhaps Hamm hasn’t played a little Gearbox title called Duke Nukem Forever? Jim Sterling even points out that Gearbox’s Mad Moxxi could be put in the same light as the Sorceress, as they’re both top heavy. One could even use Borderlands 2 as an example, as Moxxi has quite the revealing photo set and prides herself on having numerous sexual partners. Don’t throw stones at glass houses, right?
Do you remember the mass amounts of hype and publicity Deadly Premonition received for the Xbox 360 back in 2010? Yeah, me either. It was basically a $20 budget survival horror title that failed to capture the hearts of more than a select few, but three years later we’re being treated to a Director’s Cut for the PS3. I remember reading the original review on Destructoid and witnessing the world crumble as Jim Sterling awarded it with a perfect 10/10. Even still, Sterling firmly stands by his original review and compares Deadly Premonition to watching two clowns eat each other, but this time he seems to notice a few flaws in the PS3 release. Interested yet? Check out his follow-up review here!
Well that about covers it for this week. I’ll try to keep this going every Sunday as it prevents me from having to spam your RSS feeds or reader apps with updates every 10 seconds. There was a lot going on this week with GTA V trailers going public and the Aliens: Colonial Marines lawsuit, but these were either the more interesting tidbits or the easiest to make fun of. Hope you enjoyed it!