VGB Week in Review: 8/24/09 – 8/30/09

Post-Gamescom week turned out to be the week of the ship date reveal, with launches for five high profile fall/holiday titles narrowed down by their publishers, including Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars PSP, MotorStorm: Arctic Edge, and Katamari Forever. Microsoft also fired back at Sony’s PS3 price cut and slim redesign with a $100 Xbox 360 price cut of its own, setting the stage for what should be a heated retail battle this holiday season. We also had four reviews go live, headlined by Nintendo’s excellent Metroid Prime Trilogy for the Wii.

  • Review: Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal
  • Review: Metroid Prime Trilogy
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum Launch Trailer
  • Second Red Faction: Guerrilla DLC Add-on Announced
  • Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles Ships November 17th
  • Review: The Punisher: No Mercy
  • Review: Space Bust-A-Move
  • Xbox 360 Elite $100 Price Drop Confirmed
  • GTA: Chinatown Wars PSP Dated, Screenshotted
  • Second Halo 3: ODST ViDoc Talks Firefight
  • Amazon Offers $5 Pre-Order Coupon for Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
  • Free Rock Band Unplugged Lite Launches with PSPgo
  • Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time Blasts Into Action October 27th
  • Sony Revs Up MotorStorm: Arctic Edge Launch Date
  • Ratchet & Clank Goes Open-World, Sort of…
  • ArenaNet Teases Guild Wars 2 Art Book
  • Dawn of War II Getting Horde-Like Co-Op Mode
  • Namco Bandai Rolls Up Golden Katamari
  • Check Out This Nice Uncharted 2, LBP – GotY Edition Poster!
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    Matt Litten is the full-time editor and owner of 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 After the sad and untimely close of BonusStage, the former staff went on to found 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!