VGB Week in Review: 6/30/08 – 7/6/08

July sure got off to a rip-roaring start, what a first week of the month it was! It was like a fireworks explosion of big announcements, from PS3 firmware 2.40 being released and almost immediately taken right back down to Rock Band 2 and a DS remake of Chrono Trigger getting announced. It was also a huge week in SOCOM: Confrontation coverage, so if you’re looking forward to that game you’ve come to the right place to find out more.

  • PS3 Firmware 2.40 Dated: In-Game XMB, Trophies Only Two Days Away!
  • PS3 Firmware 2.40: In-game XMB, Trophy Walkthrough Videos
  • Atlus to Distribute Disgaea 3, Disgaea DS and Rhapsody DS in North America
  • Crysis Warhead Teaser Trailer
  • SOCOM: Confrontation Lookin’ Very Nice
  • SOCOM: Confrontation Music System Explained, Free Song Released
  • Pre-order SOCOM: Confrontation on Amazon.com, Get Five Free Music Tracks
  • SOCOM: Confrontation’s Spiffy New Bluetooth Headset
  • Rock Band 2 Announced as Timed Xbox 360 Exclusive
  • New Sonic Unleashed Gameplay Trailer
  • More Izuna 2 Box Art and Mini-Poster Craziness
  • New Saints Row 2 Trailer Smartly Refrains From Mocking GTA IV
  • VGB Feature: Frontlines: Fuel of War’s Downloadable Content Plans – A Q&A with Kaos Studios Design Director Dave Votypka
  • Dead Space Devs Giving Away 100 Horror/Sci-fi DVDs
  • SOCOM: Confrontation Launch Officially Slips Into October
  • New de Blob Trailer Confirms September 22nd Release Date!
  • Alucard… Simon Belmont… FIGHT!
  • Box Art Alert: BAJA: Edge of Control
  • Sega Launches Cool New Sonic Chronicles Website
  • Firmware 2.40 Didn’t Kill My PS3
  • 10 Warhawk Trophies Will Be Awarded Retroactively!
  • Seven Short But Sweet Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Gameplay Clips
  • Activision Wants You to Pick the Spider-Man: Web of Shadows Box Art (From Two Crappy Choices)
  • GameStop Offering Sonic Chronicles Pre-Order Stylus Pack
  • Chocobo’s Dungeon Job Videos
  • Review: Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
  • Secret Agent Clank Create-a-Poster Contest
  • Raven Squad Brings RTS and FPS Together
  • Sacred 2: Fallen Angel Combat Arts Preview Part 1 – High Elf
  • Darksiders: Wrath of War Behind the Scenes Documentary: Chapter 3 – Gameplay Design
  • New Samba de Amigo Trailer
  • BAJA: Edge of Control Vehicle Damage Trailer
  • BAJA: Edge of Control Dev Diary – Sponsorship
  • Square Enix Remastering Chrono Trigger for DS!
  • de Blob Developer Interview Trailer
  • de Blob: The Color Revolutionary’s Field Manual Chapter 1: Our Fearless Leader
  • Big Bang Mini Puts On Mini 4th of July Fireworks Show
  • Street Fighter IV Anime Trailer Totally Rocks!
  • New SOCOM: Confrontation Trailer Blasts Online All Guns Blazin’
  • Chrono Trigger DS Debut Trailer
  • Persona 4 Hits North America December 9th in 2-Disc Set
  • Metal Gear Online Gets Team Sneaking Mode, Headshots Only Rule
  • Come Check Out The Conduit, High Voltage Software’s Impressive Wii FPS
  • 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!