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Android or iPhone? Perhaps not a nerd debate we can settle in a single episode, but that didn’t stop Cesar Quintero and Rob Bowen from taking some…extreme measures. What an adorable little feud.
LittleBigPlanet rightly made an impact upon gamers worldwide when it hit last year. Strange, then, that almost no one is talking about the PSP version. LittleBigPlanet’s online creator/mixmaster nature isn’t something you’d expect to translate very well to a portable system, but the PSP game is one of the most faithful and successful console-to-handheld conversions to date. Ryan and I talk about why this mostly overlooked gem shouldn’t be. Overlooked, that is.
A huge thanks to Adrien Cho, a producer on Mass Effect 2, for taking the time to talk to us during the Mass Effect 2 preview event last week. JayFresh was the lucky bastard that represented Area 5 and played the game for a few hours, but these big preview events are always a reunion of sorts for us in games media. Jay joined our friends Jeff Cannata of the Totally Rad Show and Demian Linn and Brett Bates from Bitmob to chat about why ME2 is looking (surprise, surprise) like yet another BioWare success story.
Biggest movie of the holiday season? Almost definitely. Biggest game of the holiday season? It’ll undoubtedly do well in terms of sales, but Ryan O’Donnell, 1UP‘s Justin Haywald, and I all agree that “meh” is the best one-word descriptor for James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game. It’s not bad; it’s just altogether a mediocre experience. Which, with movie-licensed games, as we all know, is practically a ringing endorsement.
Still, if you’re one of the lucky few who has the hardware necessary to play the game as it’s meant to be played — in 3D — then you likely won’t be disappointed. Watch the show after the break!
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