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OLIVER MOTOK IS WRONG ABOUT EVERYTHING, ALWAYS.

Didn’t we just agree on the last award? Yes. Yes we did. I just wanted to start this off the same way he did. So Riddles and I are thinking about starting to officially split this feature. What do you guys think? Don’t worry, he’ll never get control of Scatter Storming again.

Anyhoo, a decent splooge of news on this fine Friday, and I’m pretty busy, so let’s get to it.

Heavy Rain Sells Over a Million

Woo.

I don’t really care, to be honest. I know Riddles and a bunch of people loved this game, but that “gameplay” really didn’t do it for me. Cool, intense, well-directed stuff, but I’m lukewarm on the – probably soon to be – series. Quantic Dream seemed surprised at the numbers, though. Founder David Cage admitted that he expected the Playstation exclusive to sell closer to 300 000 units at best, so all those Quantic Dream people are probably having a bunch o’ parties right about now.
(IGN)

Portal 2 on the PS3?

Now here’s some surprise PS3 news I can sink my teeth into.

It’s a surprise, of course, because Valve isn’t really known for giving the consoles – and Sony in particular – much love. The Orange Box was the worst on the PS3 and Valve didn’t really seem to care. But more importantly, when Portal 2 was announced in early March, only Xbox 360 and PC versions were mentioned. Now, this is still just a rumour because Valve still hasn’t commented, but UK Playstation gaming magazine, PSM3 has a cover story that reads “36 Must-Play PS3 Game” and as you can see below, Portal 2 is listed. This would be fantastic news as Portal – short as it may be – is easily one of my favourite games this generation, and Valve hasn’t been secretive in mentioning that they are loving the way the sequel is shaping up.
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(IGN)

Pokémon Generation V Named. RACIST?!?!

Bah-ha ha ha.
Obviously not racist, but the newest games have been revealed to be titled “Black” and “White”, so I thought I’d try to stir up some controversy. No other details out yet, but the official site says that the wait won’t be long. Until April 15th to be exact.

I’m not sure if Nintendo was running out of ridiculous ways to name their games, or if Black and White are trying to indicate some sort of “back to the basics” mentality. Which wouldn’t make any sense because other than expected upgrades alongside handheld progression, the games haven’t changed at all. Oh well, we’ll see.
(IGN)

Gears of War 3 Announced. Oops.

Good ol’ 360 Dashboard. I don’t think this is the first time details about a major game have shown up there before they were supposed to. Anyway, while it’s down now, there was an announcement up for a time on the 360 Dashboard revealing an April 2011 release for Gears of War 3.

Now, I’m a mild fan of these games, but the timing of that date in conjunction with Natal’s holiday release, and the weird comments about RPG elements entering the gameplay that have drifted from Microsoft have turned me off a bit since polishing off Gears 2. Also, the match-making really sucked. So much for Gold subscription costs going to a unified, stable, and reliable online service. Anyway, now that the cover is blown, I’m sure we’ll hear more about this game very soon.
(IGN)

Hells yes

Hells yes

Because I Can – Green Day: Rock Band Track Listing Revealed.

I fucking love Green Day. Another one of those rare things that unifies Riddles and I is our shared love for this band that seems to split audiences into being a rabid fan or an extreme hater.

Whatever the case, I like the direction they’re taking with Green Day: Rock Band by including (almost) three full albums right off the bat. I say almost because all of Dookie and American Idiot will be available right from the get-go, whereas a third of 21st Century Breakdown will be day one DLC. Which actually makes a bit of sense because most of those tracks are already available for download, and knowing the way Rock Band works, you’ll likely be able to carry those tracks over to play with the new disc seamlessly if you already own them.

There’s more DLC planned, and a few other tracks from other albums so head over to IGN if you’re interested in perusing the entire track listing. I’m excited, I haven’t played music games in ages, and I kinda miss them.

Well! There you go! Do I do the job well enough? I have a billion other things to do today, so there won’t be much of an outro.

Out!

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15 Responses to “Hey! Look! Listen!”

  1. SiliconNooB says:

    I think it’s far more likely that that the PS3 Mag fucked up than it is for Valve to be working on a PS3 version of Portal. Until Valve announce a PS3 version, it doesn’t exist.

  2. Ethos says:

    I agree, actually, but a man can dream.

  3. SiliconNooB says:

    -Oh, and I think it’s a great idea to split the column, seeing as you’ve penned so many issues already.

  4. Riddles says:

    He’s done four… and I’ve done forty-five.

  5. SiliconNooB says:

    That’s nearly 10% isn’t it?

  6. Ethos says:

    Plus, I think that’s an incorrect count. Plus plus, today’s was so good, it counts as 6.

  7. SiliconNooB says:

    The evidence is CONCLUSIVE!

  8. Josh says:

    It’s Pokemon good vs. Pokemon evil.
    It’ll be like the second generation of TCG cards. Where you could choose to be either a Rocket or a Good Trainer.
    It’s Fable… Pokemon styles…

  9. DarthGibblet says:

    @Josh: That actually could be intriguing if they co all-in with the concept. I’d like to see the two Pokemon versions have different stories between the two carts or something along those lines. It could be a nice addition to the series’ formula.

  10. Ethos says:

    Well the graphical style DOES look different, so maybe there’ll be actual changes. Also, don’t bring Fable into this. Pokémon beats Fable into the ground.

  11. DarthGibblet says:

    Lets say “like Mass Effect” then. Really most WRPGs could probably be subbed in and be just as relevant, for all we know about the game.

  12. DarthGibblet says:

    Oh, and by the way, is anybody else having problems with the RSS feeds (both for the comments and the articles)? Apparently I missed a lot of stuff on Riddlethos this weekend because I was busy and didn’t see it in my RSS reader :F.

  13. Riddles says:

    Yeah, something’s wrong with both of them. Probably due to the server switch; I shamefully hadn’t even noticed.

    I’ll alert our webmaster when he, uh, wakes up.

  14. Josh says:

    I’m only saying… How cool would it be if the game was like a choose your own adventure. Only certain Pokemon could be caught by certain trainers etc etc. It certainly jibes with their whole ‘Gotta trade with a friend to get them all’

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