It’s only Saturday, but lo, here through the muck and mire cometh the newest episode of GameHounds, Episode 16: My Testes Bring All the Boys to the Yard.
Testes? Indeed! Since we recorded before the release of the Gears of War 2 trailer, we discuss these most precious gems and other precious nuggest of the week from the gaming-industry news.
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- Grand Theft Auto IV has broken just about every sales record imaginable. Not only the day-one and first-week records for video games, but also for any entertainment, including movies and books. Take that, Harry Potter, you sniveling twat!
- A trusty forum poster, while snooping about in the Rockstar Social Club website, came across what may be a clue about future GTA IV DLC : A photo of an airline ticket from Liberty City to San Andreas. Really? Now, that would be cool!
- Sony execs say GTA IV DLC “probably” coming to PS3. Also a tantilizing nugget of rumor.
- The Parent Television Council, attempting to drum up some opportunistic publicity, accuses GTA IV of “giving points” for drunk driving and soliciting prostitues. A reporter for the Arizona Daily Star who has actually played the game, takes on the spokesperson about these ill-informed and innacuracies. Very funny.
- EA loosens DRM on Spore and Mass Effect. What? Two weeks before Mass Effect’s release you’re removing code? Something tells us it was never in there in the first place.
- Stop the presses! There will be Call of Duty 5 and Doom 4! I’m shocked!
- Trailer out for up coming title Mirror’s Edge. OOhhhhhOOOhhhhh… Pretty.
- Bioshock movie confirmed, with Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) at the helm, according to Variety. Let’s hope it goes better than the Halo movie.
- Atari is delisted from the NASDAQ stock exchange. Everybody say awwww.
- Playstation Home is “definitely” coming this Fall, says SCEE president David Reeves. Not before Peter Moore laments how long it’s taken and how it’s hosing his schedule.
- Sorry, but no open beta for LittleBigPlanet, according to multiple sources at Sony.
- Two members of the House of Representatives introduce the Video Games Ratings Enforcement Act. Is it a reasonable piece of legislation or a step in the right direction. We argue.
Enjoy the lively banter. We certainly enjoyed fighting.