In Other News – September 28, 2010

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We have an interesting link in our ION list today to an article that reckons that video games just aren’t funny.

It asks how many times you have actually really had a proper laugh while playing video games, even ones like Monkey Island. I’m not so sure if they are correct though. I recently experienced a good chunk of laugh-out-loud moments when playing Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions thanks to some really great writing, and that’s not even a full on comedy game.

Have any games made you laugh really hard? Here’s the news we didn’t post because we were trying to figure out why the chicken crossed the road.

News:

PSP 2 out next year?
Ninja Theory – Uncharted 2 animation was “overdone”
Japan yearly chart
Zombies confirmed in COD: Black Ops – now with website
How the LittleBigPlanet 2 Vietnam FPS was made
Left 4 Dead The Sacrifice DLC releasing on October 5
EA has “lost its way,” says Kotick

Stuff:

Video games aren’t funny
Cosplay – the good, the bad and the ugly
The 7 worst game mechanics

Videos:

Moooaaaarr Gran Turismo 5 footage from latest build
Front Mission Evolved – launch trailer
Enslaved – Epic Journey trailer

Last Updated: September 28, 2010

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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