Hello, lovelies. It's time once again to provide you with a wrap up of my shift for the day, and today, my intro is Call of Duty XP-centirc.
In case you have taken to the ground of late, I was away all Labor Day weekend in L.A. for the Call of Duty XP Event. I survived, a bit hungover and sunburnt, but I made it through at least partially unscathed. Whether I can say the same for the event itself, is inconsequential, because anyone who knows me well enough can vouch for the fact I leave a path of destruction, sorrow, and utter despondency in my wake whenever I quit a place.
Being serious for a moment, and catch it while it lasts, Activision put on one helluva show, and attendees seemed to really enjoy themselves. I also have a new found respect for Kanye West after his performance, but sadly, not for his soundman. I realize we were in an airplane hangar, but something better could have been accomplished on that end - but that is not Acti's fault.
I also got a glimpse of the infamous Bobby Kotick at the after party, and I can attest to the fact that the Imperial Death March does NOT play when he enters a room. Pimpin' A'int Easy maybe, considering how he "rolls", but definitely not something nefarious.
Other than those fun tidbits, I met some super great folks who work in this industry, was able to hang out with ones I have met on previous trips. They really made the weekend even better.
So, with the update on my life compete for you, let's get you caught up on some "newz". If you have any other questions about the XP Event, just ask me.
- Rubin: IW more concerned with Modern Warfare 3 gameplay than tech
- CoD: Elite to pull $50M in revenue and 3 million subs by end of 2012, says analyst
- Uplay Passport missing from 360 copies of Driver: San Francisco, Ubi issues workaround
- Deep Silver: “Final version” of Dead Island to be released “during the day”
- Avalanche: “If a DRM system constantly needs to be defended, something must be wrong”
- Ubisoft announces free Driver: San Francisco multiplayer content and Driver Club
- Cryogun shown in Resistance 3 launch trailer, all “survivor” videos posted
- New PSP SKU aimed at “teens and much younger”
- Minecraft Adventure update gets a trailer
- Coming soon to XBL Marketplace – Crimson Alliance, BloodRayne, Rockstar sale
- Valve and Blizzard would like to see online unification between consoles
- Patch released for Dead Island, fixed Steam version on the way
- Road of Devastation DLC announced for Dead Nation
- Dragon’s Dogma video shows Pawns in action
- Tuesday Shorts II: Team Meat, London Comic-Con, NFL, Gears 3, Tiger Woods
- Steam Trading out of beta, Spiral Knights first third-party to join
- Hobby-horse weapon lets you impale zombies, send them flying in Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
Infinity Ward is more concerned with gameplay than anything else when it comes to the games it creates.
Sounds like analysts are on board with Call of Duty: Elite.
Oops. A printing snafu has caused a few issues for those wanting to play Driver: San Fran MP beyond the initial 48-hour period.
Another oops for the day: Dead Island on Steam is not the actual PC version.
More DRM talk, this time from Avalanche.
Wonder if this has something to do with the printing snafu? Ubisoft isn't saying, yet.
Resistance 3 is out in the US today, and this is the launch trailer.
Looks like Sony is hoping to push the new PSP model to the younger generation or first-timers.
A Minecraft trailer showing bits from the new Adventure update.
Coming soon to Xbox Live: lots of stuff.
Wouldn't we all? In a perfect world, yes.
Dead Island has received a day-one patch; actual PC version of the game hitting Steam "ASAP".
DLC for the Dead Nation fans.
Pawns are a good thing, especially in Dragon's Dogma.
A short list of shorts with short headlines and short descriptions.
Steam Trading is out of beta, live, and now includes Spiral Knights and Portal 2.
I wish I would have saved my hobby-horse from childhood, just in case the zombie apocalypse ever occurs. Oh well, I think my .357 will suffice.
Header images this month will consist of bands or artists I like, and because my musical tastes are so eclectic, you never know what you're going to be looking at from day-to-day.
See you tomorrow.