VGB Week in Review: 8/17/09 – 8/23/09

Gamescom week is a wrap, and you could argue it was actually a grander event than E3, at least in terms of big gaming news. It was a particularly significant week for Sony with the simultaneous unveiling of a new slimline PS3 and the announcing of a price drop to $300 — the “big three” consoles are now pretty much all on an even playing field in terms of price, so it’ll be very interesting to see how the retail wars turn out this holiday season.

Here’s what else went down this week at VGBlogger!

  • Dreamkiller Trailer Turns Dreams Into Nightmares
  • Serious Sam Lookin’ Slick in HD
  • LittleBigPlanet Game of the Year Edition Comes with Bonus Levels, DLC and ModNation Racers Beta
  • Where the Wild Things Are Debut Trailer Runs Wild
  • Shadow Complex Launch Trailer
  • SouthPeak Shines Flashlight on First Dementium II Screens
  • Water DLC Kit Coming Soon to LittleBigPlanet
  • PS3 Firmware v3.00 Update Preview
  • Yes, the PS3 Slim is Real!
  • PS3 Slim Intro Video and Pics
  • PSP Minis Coming October 1st
  • Metroid Prime Trilogy Unpacked
  • EA Sets Q1 2010 Ship Dates for BF: Bad Company 2 and Dante’s Inferno
  • Come Check Out BioWare’s Epic Dragon Age: Origins Gamescom Trailer
  • Enhanced PSN Portable ID, Online Trophy Viewing Now Live
  • Brütal Legend Demo Rocks PSN, XBL Next Month
  • Fable III Confirmed for Holiday 2010
  • This is What Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Looks Like on Wii
  • And This is What CoD: Modern Warfare: Mobilized Looks Like on DS
  • Heavenly Sword Devs Working on Original IP for Namco Bandai
  • Alan Wake Developer Walkthrough
  • 9-Minute MGS: Peace Walker Trailer Introduces Co-Op
  • Persona PSP, The Official Trailer
  • Uncharted 2 Gamescom Trailer Will Give You Chills
  • Frightfully Stunning Aliens vs. Predator Screenshots
  • Spoiler-Filled Resident Evil 5 PC Trailer
  • Plants vs. Zombies Coming to iPhone, XBLA!
  • Guild Wars 2 Trailer is Beautiful, Oh So Beautiful
  • History of Arkham Asylum Exposed in New Batman Trailer
  • Tekken 6 Gameplay Footage Nails PSP With a Two-Hit Combo
  • Halo 3: ODST Transport Truck Bringing Firefight to a GameStop Near You
  • Deep Silver Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Cursed Mountain
  • Review: Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled
  • Review: Gears of War 2: All Fronts Collection
  • Review: Trine
  • Mount & Blade: Warband Gamescom Trailer
  • 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!