No, that’s not a typo. Welcome to the Weekly Warp-Up, your weekly wrap-up of the biggest and the best articles posted at Warp Zoned this week…
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As the PlayStation Network outage enters its second week we examined the the thing that started it all, Sony’s decision to remove Other OS from the PS3, in Why Other OS Isn’t Worth Bringing Back (Much Less Stealing Credit Cards Over).
While PSN users continue to curse Sony and Anonymous, Xbox Live users are having a blast with the Gears of War 3 beta. We gave our hands-on impressions of the beta last week, and now we’re back with the Gears of War 3 Beta Survival Guide so you can get the most out of the beta’s remaining time.
Finally, we took a look at the declining institution that is the licensed game in The Balcony is Closed: Whatever Happened to the Licensed Game? That’s right, I said institution. I miss the avalanche of licensed games that would arrive every year. For an example of current licensed games, check out the Games of May to hear about Thor.
Oh, and don’t forget to call your mother, even if she’s the Mother Brain, because it’s Mother’s Day!
Hit the jump for the rest of the Weekly Warp-Up.
The Week in Reviews…
- Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga: Raining Blood
The Week in New Games…
- This Week’s Releases: MotorStorm Apocalypse, Thor: God of Thunder and more
- This Week’s Nintendo Download: Bingo Party Deluxe, Rival Turf! and more
- This Week’s PlayStation Network Update: The PSN is Still Down!
- This Week’s XBLA Wednesday: Bangai-O HD and Moon Diver
- Next Week’s Releases: Brink, Lego Pirates of the Caribbean, MX vs ATV Alive and more
Amazing Paperboy Delivers…
- Sony’s network woes continue as Sony Online Entertainment was hit this week.
- Nintendo has announced a price cut for the Wii and a new budget line of Wii titles known as Nintendo Selects.
- Mass Effect 3 has been delayed and given an early 2012 release date.
- Ubisoft officially announces Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.
- THQ talks about their 2011-2012 lineup.
- The Darkness II now has a release date of October 4.
- Bethesda has announced a trio of new DLC packs for Fallout: New Vegas.
- Every Battle: Los Angeles Blu-ray will include a demo for Resistance 3.
- Mileena and Kitana take center stage in the latest Mortal Kombat: Legacy episode.
It’s a Secret to Everybody…
- The ESRB outs a little more information about Burnout Crash!
Rockstar is publishing a series of short stories set in the L.A. Noire universe full of ames and hoods and gumshoes and other noiry goodness!