Well, I did it again – belaying an L3 update yesterday in favor of a double dose today, and the amount of Firefox tabs I have open is kicking my laptop’s ass. So, I better get this one out quick before it starts spewing smoke or something. PAX started today (so wish I was there), and there will probably be quite a few things to update on after this weekend, so I may try to get one of these done this weekend or (more likely) roll it all over into Monday’s update.
- I have to start off with this ridiculously awesome live-action Halo 3: ODST trailer that just hit the tubes a few minutes ago. This once again renews my faith in the possibility of a Halo movie, even after the Jackson and Blomkamp fallout.
- Here’s some footage of the recently announced Okami sequel (or is it a prequel?), Okamiden. How cute is baby Amaterasu!
- OnLive, the folks behind our last best hope for a unified, one-console future, are now accepting signups for their beta program set to begin this summer (and they better hurry, because at my last count they only have twenty or so days of that season left). You better believe I signed up – I’ve had pretty good success with betas in the past.
- Check out this Legend of Zelda Fuzz guitar effects pedal, which produces early videogame type sounds. How they aren’t in legal trouble with Nintendo over this, I have no idea.
- Sony is hosting an open casting call for a new reality show they are producing called “The Tester,” in which 8 contestants will compete to win a contract with Sony to become a QA. Wait, what? They will compete in undoubtedly ridiculous events, be shamed before the entire internet, and quite possibly lose their very dignity, all for a chance to be a quality assurance tester? Really? I wonder if you have to actually accept the job if you win? Well, I’ll probably still sign up just for the chance at some exposure and a foot in the door of the industry. Also, make sure to watch the ridiculous promotional video.
- Check out this first Assassin’s Creed II trailer to include some actual gameplay. Thank da Vinci, it looks like water will be replacing the last game’s ridiculous haystacks.
- You know what? Bioshock 2 multiplayer might actually be a worthwhile endeavor (even though I’m still glad they didn’t include it in the first one, but my expectations for the sequel are suitably low to accept this inevitable inclusion.)