VGB Week in Review: 8/30/2010 – 9/6/2010

Happy Labor Day, y’all! In the spirit of the holiday, I did nothing but sit on my ass all day, watching US Open tennis (Fish and Sharapova both lost…bummer!) and playing the hell out of Valkyria Chronicles 2. Oh, I did stand up to play Metroid: Other M and Gunblade NY & LA Machineguns on my Wii for an hour or two. Does that count as “activity?”

Well, that’s what I did today. Here’s what went down over the past week!

  • Nintendo DSi / DSi XL Price Slashes Imminent
  • Microsoft Discounts Xbox Live Gold Before Fall Price Hike
  • Disney Announces Collector’s Editions for Epic Mickey and Tron: Evolution
  • Darkness Dawns on Golden Sun DS After Thanksgiving
  • Splinter Cell: Conviction Collector’s Edition Sale
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP Looks Like a Pair of Jordans
  • Namco Bandai Enslaves YouTube for Today Only
  • Microsoft Finally Upgrades Xbox 360 Controller’s Crap D-Pad
  • Review: Ace Combat: Joint Assault
  • PlayStation Move Hogties a Rodeo Game
  • Battle vs. Chess Checkmates Retailers this Month
  • Fallout: New Vegas “All Roads” Graphic Novel Gets an iPhone Preview App
  • My Spidey Sense Detects a Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Launch Trailer
  • GoldenEye 007 Wii “Reimagining” Trailer
  • Kmart Offering 50% Off Any DS Game Alongside Nintendo DSi Price Drop
  • XBLA Deal of the Week: Zeno Clash Ultimate Edition
  • New Mortal Kombat Trailer is Disturbed
  • Wager Matches Add Gambling Twist to Call of Duty: Black Ops Multiplayer
  • Supergiant Games Announces Bastion, an Action-RPG Like No Other
  • Ballistic’s “Art of the Game” Series Continues with God of War III
  • Company of Heroes Online Open Beta Now Recruiting
  • LEGO Universe Brings Online World Building to PC/Mac Next Month
  • First PlayStation Move Retail Bundle Unboxed
  • This Fall Sounds Like a Bloody Good Time for a Follow-Up to The Ship
  • eStarland Deal: Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Only $19.50
  • BAM! POW! It’s a Batman: The Brave and the Bold Launch Trailer!
  • Contest: Ace Combat: Joint Assault PSP Giveaway
  • Trine, Prince of Persia and Ikaruga Collide in Outland for PSN and XBLA
  • ArcaniA: Gothic 4 PC/Xbox 360 Demo Coming Soon
  • Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath PS3 Remake Coming Next Year
  • The First Templar PC Enters Closed Beta
  • The Complete Epic Mickey Opening Cinematic (and More!)
  • About the Author

    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!