In Other News – 25 April 2014 
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Zoe Hawkins
April 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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It’s payday for some of us, and Freedom Day on Monday means that even if you aren’t paid and are broke, at least you get a long weekend to spend playing games. I can’t wait to celebrate my freedom by playing.

In Other News: free COD for the PlayStation weekend, GameSpot asks if you can hear them now, real Pokemon are terrifying, and Mystery Science Theatre 3000 might return and make me too happy.

Here’s all the news we didn’t post today because I was too busy taking off my top.

News

Call of Duty: Ghosts Onslaught free this weekend on PlayStation
Yakuza: Ishin on PS4 is historical
Free-to-play Xbox 360 game, Happy Wars, coming to PC
The Great Ace Attorney will kick off new series
Future Titanfall DLC to bring new game modes

Stuff

Zynga down 50% of active users
GameStop focusing on mobile
VR Treadmill banks real money

Real Pokemon can recover lost limbs

Video

Dark Souls trolled early game hackers

Making of Child of Light

Spoiler Alert: first 15 minutes of Amazing Spider-Man 2 gameplay

What’s Happening at the Movies

Har! Is that John Malkovich?
Movies out today
Gritty Fantastic Four
Chew animated feature film adaptation
The return of Mystery Science Theatre 3000?

Model: Zoe Hawkins (with Dean Hawkins)

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let's get on with it!

  • http://tumblr.exhibeo.com/ Axon1988

    Clever header! Actually it’s just classy as hell.

    • Jedi JJ

      Quite

  • VampyreSquirrel

    Hahahaha… nice trolling there Zoe!

    Congrats again on a year at Lagz, and thanks for helping make Lagz my favorite Gaming news site.

    I’m off to Durbs for a week… see you all when I get back. Anyone needs to get hold of me… too bad! hehe kidding, those who know me know how to contact me.

    Cheers beaches!

    • Unavengedavo

      Trolling? She delivered and it is a really beautiful header and deserves Header image of the year in my opinion O_o

      • VampyreSquirrel

        yeah… I had an idea of what was coming with the header… helps having ppl on skype :P

        She called it trolling in my defense.

    • Jedi JJ

      Beaches? That’s funny, seeing as how you live in Gauteng. ;)

      • VampyreSquirrel

        it’s a nice way of saying bitches :P

        • Jedi JJ

          I know. Just wanted to mess with you for not having a beach where it’s too cold to go into anyway. :)

          • VampyreSquirrel

            I can live without a beach… i don’t really like the beach… but that’s just me :P

            Have an awesome one JJ

          • Matewis Jubilai

            Then you haven’t seen all the beaces that there are to see ;)

          • Admiral Chief in Space

            Awesome pic!!!!!!!!

            Dem feels

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            It’s not too cold if you’re a manly man or have wookie genes, or in my case, both options.

    • Matewis Jubilai

      Drive safe dude, if you’re driving. Remember, going 140 instead of 120 only saves you 43 seconds per 10km and wrecks your liters/km…

      • VampyreSquirrel

        Will do, and I don’t drive fast, don’t see the point and laugh at the idiots slowing down at the average speed cameras.

        • Matewis Jubilai

          Lol :)
          Best I ever saw : Was driving to Pte early one morning 1 year ago around 05:30 and on this one fairly long stretch of the highway there was construction going on with a 80 km/h speed limit. At two places there were temporary speed cameras. So I’m driving 120, slow down to 80 for the camera and speed back up to 120. The funny thing I noticed : the relative distance between myself and each car around me remained fixed the whole time…

          • VampyreSquirrel

            I love watching the people fly past at like 160 and then slow down at the average speed cameras, which are video cameras, and then speed up again. My mom’s friend did that and got a R15000 fine a week later.

  • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX Umar’s Sin
    • Matewis Jubilai

      and here’s my favorite theme song ;)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaMo4k7iG7s

      • Hammersteyn

        Without watching the video…. Bravestar?

        • Matewis Jubilai

          Of course :) Wish that someone would make a game in this universe… Perhaps something like borderlands…

          • Dutch Matrix

            Only if you can play as Deputy Fuzz. “Marshall Bwavestaah…”

          • Matewis Jubilai

            Haha perhaps, but I want to play as 30/30!

      • Hammersteyn

        Nevermind the title is in the link

      • Hammersteyn

        I loved the eighties and early nineties cartoons. Also I see the feature movie is on Youtube if you don’t have the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAx1Ir7A2iA

        • Matewis Jubilai

          Oh wow I didn’t realise thanks! That is going to be tucking me into bed tonight :)

          • Dutch Matrix

            I am fortunate to own a DVD set with Bravestarr, the Movie. In it, there is also four episodes from the series. One was a hard hitting episode regarding drugs. I think that is the only Filmation cartoon that shows someone dying, and what makes it stand out more, is that a kid dies from a drug overdose…

          • Matewis Jubilai

            Uhuh yep, to negate the damage done by shows like teletubbies…

          • Hammersteyn

            He’s got all the other episodes on his channel too, plus a couple of other stuff I think you will like ;)

        • Gustav Minnie

          Channel is die tiits!

      • https://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX Umar’s Sin

        Loved Bravestar!!

    • Guest

      Klein goud myntjie wat hier gepost het. Goeies..

  • VampyreSquirrel

    I totally approve of that header, it’s an awesome pic of Dean and Zoe.

  • Matewis Jubilai

    Any reason in particular that your left thumbnail is censored?

    Awesome pic btw!

  • Hammersteyn

    Very nice header Zoe. Have a nice long weekend all. Pub just rang. They’ve got too much draft again

    • Matewis Jubilai

      Home will be my pub this weekend : I feel like treating myself to one of these, over a game of Evil Genius (modded)… or Galactic Battlegrounds…

  • Dutch Matrix

    Dean Hawkins and Zoe Hawkins? That sounds like the perfect couple for one of those Silhouette Romance novels, you know, where the couple goes off on this romantic adventure to foil international terrorists or something…
    Just kidding. Nice photograph.

    • oVg Errorist

      Sounds like something David Eddings would write :P

  • Unavengedavo

    Have an awesome weekend guys and remember your mankinis :D

    • Jedi JJ

      So much for catching up on sleep.

    • Anon A Mouse

      You’ve got Gavin’s one wrong. It will be red with a Liverbird on the uhm “package” bit.

      Edit: I forgot the most important part…. pass the brain bleach please.

    • VampyreSquirrel

      Lol! That’s seriously wrong!

    • oVg Errorist

      NSFL

      not safe for life

    • Admiral Chief in Space

      Gave me a boner, twice (middle one made it fade)

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      So much wrong with this 0_0

  • Anon A Mouse

    Awesome and classy pic there Zoe. I’m not a huge fan of tattoos but that one is very well done indeed.

  • oVg Errorist

    Spiderman spiderman, took a dump in a coffee can.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    That’s a damn nice tattoo.

  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    classiest header lagz has ever had

  • Brian Murphy

    Hey folks, for PS4 owners out there FW 1.7 is confirmed for April 30th, it will have HDCP stripping for game recording, and there’s even rumor that MP3 playback is up and running at Sony.

    http://www.dualshockers.com/2014/04/24/rumors-ps4-getting-mp3-playback-soon-latest-firmware-build-has-unannounced-features-1-7-on-the-30th/

  • Brian Murphy