VGB Week in Review: 9/8/09 – 9/13/09

It was a busy post-Labor Day week, both on the site and off. Began easing back into review mode in anticipation of what’s going to be a crazy next few months, rendering my final verdicts on Crystal Defenders, RFG – Demons of the Badlands, and ZEN Pinball and posting my thoughts on the new LittleBigPlanet – Game of the Year Edition re-release. Outside of VGB, the new NFL season kicked off, which is always a big event for me as a football nut — and my Steelers got off to a great defense of their Super Bowl title, taking down the Titans in a dramatic overtime thriller (though the “Madden Curse” did a number on Troy Polamalu). And last but certainly not least, this week also came with the anniversary of 9-11. I hope everyone took at least a little time out to reflect on that horrifying day and remember those who perished in the attack and the many heroes who rose up in the face of such terror.

  • Review: Crystal Defenders PSN
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  • Meet Claptrap, the Christian Bale of Borderlands
  • Review: Red Faction: Guerrilla – Demons of the Badlands
  • BioShock 2 Multiplayer Trailer, Brought to You By Sinclair Solutions
  • Exploring LittleBigPlanet Game of the Year Edition’s 18 Bonus Levels
  • These Are Beaterator PSP’s Features
  • Halo 3: ODST Live Action Trailer – The Extended Cut
  • Want Visceral Action? Demon’s Souls Gives You Visceral Action!
  • Kazunori Yamauchi Talks Gran Turismo PSP Multiplayer in New Features Video
  • Review: ZEN Pinball
  • Madden Curse Strikes Again, Steelers Safety Troy Polamalu Injured in Season Opener
  • Scribblenauts TV Spot Comes to Life
  • Forza Motorsport 3 Goes Gold, Demo Coming Sept. 24
  • Uncharted 2 Discovers Golden Treasure
  • Nightwish Rocks Risen Trailer
  • Watch 7 Minutes of Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time Gameplay
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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!