VGB Monthly: Our Top Stories of January 2011

Howdy there. Welcome to another edition of VGB Monthly! Or I guess I should say “welcome back,” because it’s been a long while since our last installment.

We’re officially through the first month of the New Year, and boy what a busy January it was. Thank Nintendo and Sony for that, as both put on special press events showcasing their next forays into the portable gaming market. Throw in CES and the retail releases of hyped games like LittleBigPlanet 2, Dead Space 2, Mass Effect 2, Two Worlds II (wow, that’s a lot of 2s!) and DC Universe Online, and it’s easy to see how top-heavy 2011 already is with news and game launches. And February is only going to get crazier, so I don’t know whether to be excited or scared.

Our complete January 2011 archives can be found here for a more thorough look back at the past month of coverage. But if you’re just looking for a quick recap, these are the top stop stories you’ll want to focus on.

Reviews:

LittleBigPlanet 2
Enslaved – Pigsy’s Perfect 10 DLC
Costume Quest: Grubbins on Ice
Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga
Shank (PC)
Puzzle Quest 2
N.O.V.A. – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance (PlayStation Minis)
CLADUN: This is an RPG!
Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure
Alien Shooter: Vengeance
Untold Legends: The Warrior’s Code

Headlines:

Sony Unveils Its Next Portable Dream Machine, Codenamed ‘NGP’
A Listed Guide to the 3DS – Everything You Need to Know About Nintendo’s 3D Portable
Razer Unveils Concept Design for New PC Gaming Handheld
So, What’s New in de Blob 2?
These 20 Games Are Coming Exclusively to PS3 in 2011
Final Fantasy XIII-2 Made Official
Portal 2 PS3 Steam Features Detailed
Duke Nukem Forever is Still Real, Come Get Some in May!

Miscellaneous:

LittleBigPlanet 2 Collector’s Edition in the House!
Oh Noes! Something Ate My DS Copy of Plants vs. Zombies!
Hey, There’s a Planet in My Pod!
A Blood-Splattered Wedding Invite From Aya Brea

About the Author

Matt Litten is the full-time editor and owner of VGBlogger.com. He is responsible for maintaining the day to day operation of the site, editing all staff content before it is published, and contributing regular news, reviews, previews and other articles. Matt landed his first gig in the video game review business writing for the now-defunct website BonusStage.com. After the sad and untimely close of BonusStage, the former staff went on to found VGBlogger.com. After a short stint as US Site Manager for AceGamez, Matt assumed full ownership over VGBlogger, and to this day he is dedicated to making it one of the top video game blogs in all the blogosphere. Matt is a fair-minded reviewer and lover of games of all platforms and types, big or small, hyped or niche, big-budget or indie. But that doesn't mean he will let poor games slide without a good thrashing when necessary!