Sat, Oct 01, 2011 | 22:14 BST
US News Wrap, October 1 – What Happened Today
It’s that time again, lads and lasses: time to get wrapped up on the US shift happenings. For a weekly look at the news, have a glance at Nathan’s wrap-up here, or for a bit of fine reading, have at Mike Bowden’s piece on his dying love affair with games. The premise sort of reminds me of a Graham Greene novel, but without the adultery and depressing locales.
Today also marks the last day I am posting header images of bands I like. Thanks for all the discussion over the month, I really enjoyed it. Perhaps my eccentric taste in films starting on Tuesday will promote some hearty discussion as well.
Likely, I will receive some flack for liking Led Zeppelin, and obviously saving them for last because I love them so much. Yes, Jimmy Page can be considered overrated; yes he and the record company thieved many a blues artist out of royalties; yes his obsession with Aleister Crowley is quite unsettling – but if you base your enjoyment of something based upon the morals of the artists or their particular lifestyle choices, you wouldn’t enjoy anything. Ever.
Led Zeppelin IV was the fist album I ever bought. I got it at a garage sale when I was around 11 for my Mother because she liked them so much. She, being a the sweet person she is, let me keep it because she knew I loved their music just as much as she did. I basically grew up with her blasting Led Zeppelin II when she cleaned the house, and I have to say that looking back on all the times I heard them: Robert Plant should have been jailed for his viking scream making a little girl feel things she would not understand or comprehend until she became older. It borders on the perverse. That primal wail into the mic, in Whole Lotta Love, Babe I’m Gonna Leave You, How Many More Times, etc. Still makes me giddy when I hear it. We won’t even discuss his low-rise jeans and how his hair was like the glorious mane of a African male lion.
So, between his vocal prowess, Jimmy’s rifts, John Paul Jones’ sheer awesomeness, and Bonzo’s talent – whether it was bestowed upon him by Satan or God I don’t know and I don’t care – they basically had me at You Shook Me.
Alright, enough. Read the news.
- Gearbox walks you through the Aliens: Colonial Marines gameplay demo
- RAGE ready to be pre-loaded on Steam and D2D
- DICE lists changes coming to Battlefield 3 thanks to beta feedback
- Quick Quotes: Schofield on his Modern Warfare 3 concerns
- Uncharted 3 multiplayer experience is live, head on down to Subway
- Jak and Daxter HD Collection listed by South African online retailer
- Red 5 Studios and Webzen settle legal disputes over FireFall
- Cyanide confirms development, gameplay for A Game of Thrones RPG
- Big Mass Effect 3 reveal teased for next issue of Xbox World
- Bullet Time “upgraded” with a “level of sophistication,” in Max Payne 3
- UK game sales generated £27.7 million last week thanks to Gears 3, F1 2011
- Bloody Roar 5 in development at Hudson Soft
- Quick Quotes: Ed Fries on gaming’s future in the cloud
- Konami delays Doctor Lautrec into December
- Saturday Shorts: Dragon Quest, Sims 3, Trauma, Home, ICO, sales
Gearbox walks and talks you through the trade show demo.
Get yourself ready for launch next week.
Feedback is being addressed, a list was made, and so was a video.
Of course something as massive as MW3 would stress a developer out. I hope he does a bit of Yoga on the side.
Head on down to Subway and get a massive Dr Pepper. UK news on the multiplayer will be announced Monday.
Oh those crazy South Africans. I know a couple, so I know how crazy they can be. One is even a pirate hooker. Yes, Mark. I am talking about you.
I should have used my kissing foxes picture for this post.
Finally, confirmation of something everyone has known about for ages.
No one likes a tease, Xbox World. You and Bioware should be ashamed.
Bullet Time. Individually designed bullets. Guns that are authentic. Sold.
Lots of money thanks to Gears 3 and Formula One.
A couple of you seem pretty pleased with this news.
Everything is going to the cloud. Pretty soon, our own lives will be based in it, but hopefully not along the lines of BioShock Infinite.
Shorts! Not so many today, but there are plenty.
Have a lovely weekend fellas.