In Other News – 8 April 2013

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Testing! Testing! Is this thing even on? We have no idea, because we’re having as much trouble accessing the site as you are. Dammit, server – Y U NO WORK?

In Other News : Nintendo’s getting desperate, the PS4 has no bottlenecks, the Brits love Bioshock, Adam Orth’s been LinkedOut, and Master chief may soon need a Mastercard.

Here’s the news we didn’t post because…because we bloody well couldn’t.

News

Nintendo giving out free Wii U devkits?
No bottlenecks for the PS4
Bioshock Infinite stays top of the UK charts
Adam Orth’s LinkedIn Account has disappeared
Halo 4 has micro-transaction potential
LEGO Batman 2 coming to Wii U
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is mental, coming in May

Stuff

Sony thought “Long and hard” about PS4 Backwards compatibility
Most gamers haven’t finished Bioshock Infinite – and never will
PlayStation Vita on the comeback trail?
Deadpool achievements leaked
Randy Pitchford discusses Alien’s cancelled  Wii U port
How Sony fixed PSPlus’ biggest flaw

Videos

Injustice Mobile Trailer
Assassin’s Creed 4 Art trailer
J Stars Victory Teaser
Pach-Attack! Why Pay Ahead Of Time?

@TheMovies

Director Justin Lin won’t be getting Fast & Furious any more
Sherlock Holmes and that lady who caught Bin Laden are headed to CRIMSON PEAK
Monday Box Office Report – Even dinosaurs are scared of the undead
Papers please! Meet SNOWPIERCER’s cast with these 10 passport pics
This first TV spot and two new posters for the HANGOVER 3

Header: Danielle Sharp

Author:Geoffrey Tim

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.
  • Rincethis: Microsoft President

    Oh dear, this image is going to upset FoxHoundR It’s called a WOMAN. I give up…

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      I suspect its you, you bloody troll.

      Every time you are quiet, the troll is active, and every time troll quiet, you are active.

      Detective skeeeeelz

      • Rincethis: Microsoft President

        Haha! I was quiet as I am not at work today, bloody window fell off in the rain of last night!

        • Anon A Mouse

          What version window was it? I suspect Window Uit. :P

          • Rincethis: Microsoft President

            Hahahaha! More like windows NT :P

          • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

            Dit was nou skerp.

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            Comment of the day!

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    Looking Sharp

    • Lardus

      Janee, sy lyk Skerp

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        10/10 op die BrannaSkaal

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    dammit, was hoping for the old lady
    #TrollModeActiveForLastTimeToday

    • Rincethis: Microsoft President

      Where has your mate FoxHoundR gone?

      • Deon Steyn

        Probably his nap time. Or he had to go fetch his girlfriends laundry.

        • Rincethis: Microsoft President

          That must be a heavy load…

        • Rincethis: Microsoft President

          That must be a heavy load…

          • Deon Steyn

            Seeing how you comment the same thing twice reminds of this :

          • Rincethis: Microsoft President

            HAHAHAH! NICE. Not sure why the double post, think internet being a FoxHoundR

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        Talking to him now….;)

        • Rincethis: Microsoft President

          oi!

  • Deon Steyn

    Saw Miss Sharp in a magazine once, got a paper cut.

    • Rincethis: Microsoft President

      0_O

      • Deon Steyn

        Guess who’s getting his own game?

        • Rincethis: Microsoft President

          Yeah! I saw this last night, sent to OVG. I think he may have had a heart attack as I haven’t heard from him since…

    • Andre116

      I’m not even going to ask where you got the paper cut.

  • Kingkappie

    please move the ION image

  • Willem Swanepoel

    Sony thought “Long and hard” about PS4 Backwards compatibility

    The long and hard part made me giggle! :-)

    tbh who cares, majority of the ps3 owners wont sell their PS3s anyway and why would you want to play crappy games on your new console …..

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Backwards compatibility is a neat feature to have, but when you really think about it, how many of us will replay our old PS3, PS2 and PSOne games? I know I’m in the minority where this is concerned. I happily replay these titles, but since my old PSOne, PS2 and PS3 are still working (and console emulation on the PC exist – yes, my ps2 and Psone disks are running through an emulator) is it really a feature that’ll keep you from buying a new console?

      • Willem Swanepoel

        The thing is, Sony screwed themselves when they released the Cell core thing in the PS3. This makes life difficult to make it backwards compatible with the new PS4.

        Yes, they are going to allowed it to be played from the CLOUD but again, half of the LG users bitches about online play and this is EXACTLY what Sony is offering to play older PS games….

        You will need a perma online connection to play older PS games on your PS4 or am I getting it wrong ?

        So you as a buyer will have to decide on the end of the day…

  • Twakkie

    Wish there was more leaders like the “Iron Lady”. South Africa really needs someone like her to lift us out of our current state. RIP ma’am, the world will always remember you!

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