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…
Maybe Mass Effect 3 really is the first sci-fi epic from the video game industry? It certainly brings out the crazy in its fans the way Episode I, Kingdom of the Crystal Skill, and Alien 3 do in theirs. It’s gotten so bad that our staff discussion about the game’s “From Ashes” DLC in The Good, The Bad and The Day One DLC has been completely overshadowed by the controversy over the ending.
But for all the people who have claimed March as Mass Effect month, the Silent Hill franchise has staked out an even bigger portion of the calendar. So with three news games in the series now (or soon to be) in stores, we take a look at Silent Hill: The Terror Engine, an academic analysis of the series that will definitely make you look at Pyramid Head in a new light.
And we’ve got more of the biggest stories of the week after the break.
The Week in Reviews…
- Journey: A Trip You’ll Want to Take
The Week in New Games…
- Next Week’s Releases: Tales of Graces F, Silent Hill: Downpour, Yakuza: Dead Souls, and more
- This Week’s PlayStation Network Update: Journey, Warp, Shoot Many Robots, and more
- This Week’s XBLA Wednesday: Defenders of Ardania, Shoot Many Robots
- This Week’s Nintendo Download: A trio of Game Gear titles, and more
- Next Week’s Releases: Kid Icarus: Uprising, Ninja Gaiden 3, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, and more
Amazing Paperboy Delivers…
- Portal 2 wins “Best Game” at 2012 BAFTA Video Games Awards.
- The Ratchet & Clank PS2 games will be collected on PS3 this Fall as The Ratchet & Clank Collection.
- Zombie Twofer: The House of the Dead 4 lurches onto PSN on April 17 and The Walking Dead will come to iOS, PC, PSN, XBLA in April.
- The Iguana has been added to the list of villains in The Amazing Spider-Man.
- The waiting is almost over… Diablo III has been given a May 15 release date.
- Here’s your Lollipop Chainsaw voice cast.
- Light gun fans rejoice, Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection comes to the PSN in June.
- Mojang’s Scrolls will remain Scrolls, but any sequels must be called something else.
- Get ready Achievement Hunters, Microsoft is raising the maximum Gamerscore in Xbox Live Arcade games.
It’s a Secret to Everybody…
- Ignition has opened a teaser site for a new El Shaddai project.
- According to Microsoft, the Xbox 720/Xbox Next will not make an appearance at this year’s E3 Expo.
The PBS Idea Channel makes the case that Super Mario Bros. is a surreal work of art. I don’t really see it, but OK.