Saturday Shorts: Analysts, Magicka, Mythos, Severed shots, Pink emails, 3DS barfing, Portal 2 Achievements

Saturday, 26th February 2011 20:06 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

It’s Saturday, and it’s early. You are too sleepy to read anything overly taxing. Read these shorts instead.

  • Gamespot has posted 129 screenshots of Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy.
  • A patch for Magicka has been released on Steam. It also includes the Mea Culpa DLC as a free gift to all owners.
  • Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia believes strongly that Activision should purchase Take-Two. He feels it would be a win-win for both companies. Doesn’t mention gamers.
  • IGN has posted some screenshots for Dead Space 2′s Severed DLC. Look ‘em over here.
  • The open beta for Mythos will begin on April 12. Eurogamer has more on this for you.
  • Watch Shannon Elizabeth take on, umm well, watch her play Call of Duty: Black Ops over on Funny or Die or YouTube.
  • Superbrothers has released a new trailer for Sword and Sorcery, promising the game will be released “around the vernal equinox.” That’s March 22 to those of you who aren’t Druid or Wiccan.
  • We got a strange hot pink email today from Atlus, asking if we still like them. So did D’toid. Is it Catherine related? We sure as hell hope so.
  • Kotaku has posted a “guide” on how to keep your “barfing and eye-melting” to a minimum using 3DS.
  • Company of Heroes Online has two new maps: Carpiquet, a two player airfield map, and the eight player Hedgerow Siege. THQ shuts down CoHO on March 31.
  • Blizzard has added nine new maps to StarCraft II, and has removed other multiplayer maps from ladder matches. Get the full thing on BigDownload.
  • GameFront has a list of 50 Achievements for Portal 2, worth around 1,000 points. There may be spoilers. You have been warned.



  1. Freek

    Take-Two already said no to EA and Activision is an even worse fitt for the company.
    You don’t even need to bring gamers into it. Keep it just on the buiseness side.
    Acitivision is all about the yearly releases and quickly capatalizing on popular brands. Take-Two is the exact oposite, they only release a game when they are good and ready. GTA is not a yearly franchise, Red Dead is not a yearly franchise, Darksiders is not a yearly franchise. It’s a terrible partnership that would most likely result in Take-Two being closed down in a couple years. A waste of money.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Freek

    If I had an edit button i could correct the mistake that Darksiders is actually by THQ.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Crysis

    Take-Two also own 2K who are behind games like Mafia, Borderlands, Bioshock & the upcoming Duke Nukem, would be a shame to see any of these franchises annualized, but of course 2K also has a sporting division so it would be a wise move on ActiVision’s part to obtain 2K Sports so they can cement themselves as the new EA.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. mathare92

    My Sunday short: The first issue of “GTLife” is out. It’s a user-contributed Gran Turismo magazine put together by a bunch of dedicated users over on GTPlanet.
    The writing’s not stellar, but the design and execution is really impressive for what is basically an amateur fan mag.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Old MacDonald

    When Activision and Vivendi merged, most of Vivendi’s stuff wasn’t annualized. It was just killed off. I’m pretty sure the same thing would happen again; Activision would keep GTA and a few other hugely profitable brands, and then shut the rest of it down.

    #5 4 years ago

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