Thursday Shorts, Overnight Edition – New Magicka maps, Beyonce game cancelled, Borderlands proposal

By Brenna Hillier, Wednesday, 27 April 2011 04:48 GMT

It can’t all be doom, gloom, and the PSN being hacked. Sometimes it’s tiny, cheerful (and occasionally stupid) nuggets of news.

Also: Have an unrelated piece of street art. The Internet only houses so many SFW images of short shorts.

  • The writer for the upcoming Marvel MMO will be announced this week.
  • Here’s the Mad Men credits done Portal 2 style.
  • Gearbox helped one Borderlands fan propose to his girlfriend with an unique video. Adorable.
  • A Swedish retailer has already got the “Wii 2” up for pre-order. Eager beavers; they’d put it up before Ninty went official.
  • There’s a new mod out for Total War: Shogun 2 which makes everything more awesome, apparently, and it’s called DarthMod, so it’s probably true.
  • YouTube has launched a movie rental service.
  • Did you know Beyonce was making a game? Nor did we, but now she’s stopped, at the cost of 70 jobs. Yikes.
  • Magicka’s Marshlands and Caverns challenge maps are now available on Steam.
  • Riot has delayed an upcoming League of Legends map, Magma Chamber.
  • Trackmania 2 will go into closed beta in July, and Nadeo is teasing something called “ManiaWorld”.


Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.