Weekly Warp-Up: May Day! Save Our PSN!

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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May Day! May Day! It’s May Day! To celebrate the beginning of a new month, the Warp Zoned editors looked back on what we played in April in the latest installment of Warpback.

But this week was also a “mayday” for PlayStation Network users as Sony’s investigation into the outage turned up some bad news. On Monday, Sony announced that they were analyzing the extent of the damage and were unsure if credit card data had been compromised. On Tuesday, the analysis was complete and all hell broke loose. Sony admitted that hackers had stolen names, addresses, passwords, everything. OK, not everything, your credit card information only “may” have been stolen. Thanks Sony! On Wednesday, the gamemaker swore they didn’t know the extent of the compromised data until they announced it on Tuesday, but that wasn’t good enough for one US senator, who had some harsh words for Sony. Maybe he’ll get his wish as the company was investigating a “goodwill gesture” for affected PSN users on Friday. Finally, just today, Sony revealed that the PSN would be back online next week.

But this week wasn’t all doom and gloom… we did post Episode 9 of the Warp Zoned Podcast after all. Mike Gutierrez, Nicole Kline, and Ryan Littlefield waxed poetical on all the games they’ve been playing. Afterwards, they were joined by West Coast Editor Adam Woolcott for a round table discussion about sequels. We also dived into the Gears of War 3 beta and declared it awesome.

Finally, our LittleBigPlanet 2 contest is winding down. A winner will be picked on Monday, so there’s still time to enter!

Hit the jump for the rest of the Weekly Warp-Up.

The Week in Reviews…

The Week in New Games…

Amazing Paperboy Delivers…

  • It was practically overshadowed by all the PSN shenanigans, but Nintendo officially confirmed the Wii 2 would be at E3 and launch in 2012 this week.
  • Lots of 3DS news too: An Arrange Mode for Star Fox 64 3D, free Excitebike 3D on 3DS eShop and Mario Kart 3DS confirmed for 2011.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops‘ Escalation Map Pack features Buffy, Freddy Krueger and Machete taking on zombies.
  • We love Valve! Portal 2 gets free DLC this Summer.
  • Peyton Hillis, of the Cleveland Browns, won the Madden NFL 12 Cover Vote.
  • FEAR 3 has been delayed again, this time until June 21.
  • EA announced Need For Speed: The Run.
  • Square Enix uncovers new art for Tomb Raider and it’s survivor-tastic!
  • Dark Energy Digital announced Hydrophobia Prophecy for PC and PSN.

It’s a Secret to Everybody…

  • More Wii 2 rumors point to 4-player multiplayer with each player getting their own screen on the controller.
  • Ubisoft has teased the next Assassin’s Creed game and it’ll likely be called Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.

And Finally…
Mortal Kombat: Legacy continues with Johnny Cage (and an awesome Ed Boon cameo!).

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John Scalzo is Warp Zoned's Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at john AT warpzoned DOT com.

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