I love how if it weren’t for the guns and the blood, this would look like an ad for a “two and a half men”-esque sitcom. The guy in the ground doesn’t even look terribly pissed or distressed, he’s just like “Again with this, man?”.
The “Weekly Wavebird” is something I’m starting up on my blog that offers a quick blurb of what’s been happening in the gaming world over the past week. It will be getting a concrete day of the week soon, and I’ll also be posting it here to my tumblr. Let me know if you think Mondays or Fridays would be a better day for it!
Xbox Live Game Sale - Beginning this past tuesday and running through March 4, Xbox will be offering some major discounts for the Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale. They’re discounting over 60 of their games, with different titles up for discount each day of the sale. Titles include Bioshock, Halo 4, Modern Warfare 3 and Tomb Raider Legend, and some titles will be discounted 75 or even 85 percent.
The War Z gets Resuscitated - You may remember a controversy a couple months ago when players first got their hands on The War Z, which promised a sprawling, online zombie epic, and were incredibly pissed off at what could only be called false advertising. Now the game is back on Steam once again, with a far less ambitious description of its capabilities. Hopefully developer Hammerpoint has learned that it’s best to advertise features that are actually included in their games.
Free to Play Uncharted 3 Multiplayer - On February 26th, Sony and Naughty Dog released a free-to-play version of Uncharted 3‘s online multiplayer. You can now play for free up to level 15 (even if you don’t own a physical copy of the game), and for five bucks you can raise the level cap to 25. 20 dollars will erase the level cap altogether.
Telltale Teases more Walking Dead - Telltale Game’s episodic series based on the hit Walking Dead graphic novels could be getting more content before the still distant release of season 2. Nothing is official yet, but Telltale consultant Gary Whitta has admitted that the studio has “a little something extra” in store for fans before season 2 is released.
A moment please for Austin Wintory, whose incredible soundtrack for “Journey” has been nominated for a Grammy award, the first video game soundtrack to receive this honor. Good job, sir!