VGB Week in Review: 6/23/08 – 6/29/08

Okay, so I’m just getting back home from a weekend away visiting my niece for her 2nd birthday, and after over six hours on the road, roughly eight hours spent outside in the sweltering heat sweating my ass off for birthday party/cookout, and very little sleep the past two nights, I am completely pooped right now. Now I remember why I stay inside and play video games all the time… the sun is exhausting!

On top of that, the week in coverage leading up to my fun-but-draining weekend was crazy busy. I’m literally having trouble keeping my eyes open at this point, so let me just leave you with a few key phrases that should be more than enough to provide a recap this week’s top stories: MGS4 review, lots of Gears of War 2 screenshots, Soul Calibur IV gameplay videos, Spore Creature Creator impressions, and, of course, Diablo III!

  • Sierra Takes the Ghostbusters ECTO-1 on Tour
  • Izuna Gets Naughty in Amazon.com Exclusive Mini-Posters
  • Guitar Hero: On Tour Launch Trailer
  • Dragon’s Lair Week Begins
  • Behind the Scenes: Spider-Man: Web of Shadows’ Combat
  • $10,000 Up for Grabs in X-Blades Art Contest
  • Hudson, GameStop Hosting Deca Sports Tournaments Starring “Master Higgins”
  • Call of Duty: World at War Made Official
  • X360 Frontlines: Fuel of War Gets 50-player Online Battles and Other Upcoming DLC
  • First Major Minor’s Majestic March Screens March In
  • Capcom Dishes Out New SSFIITHDR Beta Info, Screens
  • Box Art Alert: Space Siege
  • The Ant Commandos’ PS2/PS3 Widow Maker Bass Guitar Rocks Into Retail
  • Atlus Masks Zoids Assault Delay With New Screenshots
  • Review: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • Nintendo Announces New Wario, Kirby Games
  • Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Beta Footage
  • A Whole Lotta New Gears of War 2 Screens and Artwork
  • Screenshot Faceoff: Gears of War 1 vs. Gears of War 2
  • EA, Maxis Announce Galaxy-sized Spore Galactic Edition
  • Blood Bowl Debut Trailer
  • Maxim Giving Away Limited Edition MGS4 PS3
  • Guitar Hero: Aerosmith “Makin’ It” Behind the Scenes with Aerosmith
  • Spore Creature Creator Impressions
  • Tony Parker Named NBA Live 09 Cover Athlete
  • Review: Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3
  • Prince of Persia Heads for the Kiddy Pool
  • Box Art Alert: We Love Golf!
  • Review: Space Invaders Extreme
  • Hot New Soul Calibur IV Game Footage
  • New Tales of Vesperia Gameplay Footage is Beautiful
  • Nintendo World Store Hosts Top Spin 3 Wii Launch Event Tomorrow
  • Review: Arkanoid DS
  • “World of RFG” – Behind the Scenes with Red Faction: Guerrilla
  • Blizzard Finally Unveils Diablo III!
  • First Diablo III Footage
  • 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!