The 5 most talked about stories of the week

A lot of stuff happens in the world of games every week - some of which you might have missed. Here's a quick round-up of what we considered to be the most talked about news stories of the past five days....

EA says 'NO' to No Russian level

In an interview with CVG, an EA spokesperson reveals that it wouldn't have included the MW2's controversial airport terrorism stage. Read more... 

PS3 had best games in 2009, says Metacritic

According to web review aggregation service Metacritic, PS3 was the best console in 2009 in terms of quality releases. Read more... 

Halo Reach Beta announced and dated

At the Spike Video Game Awards a new Halo Reach trailer was debuted which included plans for a Beta next spring. Read more... 

Gran Turismo 5 gets dissed

In an interview Aaron Greenberg, Microsoft's product management director he was dismissive of Gran Turismo 5 (surprised?), saying Halo: Reach would be the big game of 2010. Read more...

New Medal of Honor looks like MW2

We got our first look at Medal of Honor gameplay footage - and it reminds us a lot of Modern Warfare 2... Watch the video 

Dec 18, 2009

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  • CandiedJester - December 21, 2009 7:22 a.m.

    Hmm, suprised PS3 is first for once, kind of. I own both a 360 and a PS3, but I just can't seem to get into the PS3. I absolutely love my xbox, great games, great cummunity, personally my favorite interface.. but I like to keep an open mind. However, the PS3, it just hasn't hooked me at all yet. I dislike the interface, there isn't as much to explore, it feels empty and outdated(as in not updated much with news and updates and things) compared to 360's. I only have one decent game for the ps3 so far though (The Orange Box) So maybe thats the reason. I do plan on playing it A LOT when ModNation Racers releases. *soexcited* But until then, I don't know. I try to find ways to occupy myself on it, but I always retreat back to 360. *shrug* So maybe PS3 wins with games this year, but in my opinion 360 is still the best overall in pure appeal in the interface/community/updates/news/activity aspect. :3 P.S. I was surprised to hear about a new medal of honor. They still haven't given up yet? I mean, its not a bad series, but there's only room for one amazingly-awesome war-centered game franchise, and that spot is taken by Call Of Duty. Good luck to them, but I doubt their new games will ever be as popular.
  • JustTheBoBreaker - December 21, 2009 4:52 a.m.

    Looks the trash talk has already started. Halo:Reach may turn out to be the better game, but Gran Turismo sells a shitload every time a new one comes out.
  • TKTOWA - December 20, 2009 9:30 p.m.

    I wonder why the new Medal of Honor looks like Modern Warefare 2... Oh yeah! Because all war based shooters ARE the same. Silly me.
  • Persona - December 20, 2009 10:48 a.m.

    Hoo hoo then EA is going to say. The sex scene in Heavy Rain was a bit too far, they at least should of showed virtual AMERICAN TITTIES MY COUSIN
  • tomthespesh - December 19, 2009 11:41 p.m.

    @DnA Adept reach is set before halo 1 so its safe to assume that they would have health.
  • DaBadGuy - December 19, 2009 11:29 p.m.

    Sweet, they already started on Modern Warfare 3, wait a minute, that's Medal of Honor, except it's not.
  • DigitalSensationUK - December 19, 2009 11:06 p.m.

    "quality OVER quantity" I meant :)
  • jackthemenace - December 19, 2009 6:06 p.m.

    what even IS the no russian level (i havent played M2)? please PM me to tell me, coz i probs won't check the comments gain xP also, i like the fact that the wii is 3rd, since there are almost no good games on the wii, bar a few gems, but on the preview on the homepage, the wii is in 2nd and the 360 is on 3rd...?
  • Cwf2008 - December 19, 2009 3 a.m.

    And thats why EA are pussies. That level wasnt even too bad
  • DigitalSensationUK - December 19, 2009 12:26 a.m.

    I think it's interesting that the Wii had the most games out but got the lowest scores, whilst the PS3 had the fewest games but received the highest scores. Has there ever been a better example of quality or quantity?!
  • RebornKusabi - December 18, 2009 10:56 p.m.

    I honestly have to be truthful here, as you can see by my pick and my general games on my profile, I'm a multiconsole gamer... yet... I have found myself slowly but surely gravitating to my PS3 in recent months because of not only all of the good games but the free online, the fully swappable hard drive function (I have a 1TB in it right now lol) and the insanely, nostalgically awesome "PSone Classics" functionality where I have about 20 games on my hard drive from PSone era as well as the fact that many of those same games sell for $30+ on Ebay/Amazon and I was able to get them on my hard drive for less than $7 ;) I honestly love my PS3, haven't played my Wii since Dead Space Extraction and my 360 is strictly reserved solely for Modern Warfare 2 and the upcoming Mass Effect 2.
  • noobeater - December 18, 2009 9:59 p.m.

    but i would love to see this weekly
  • noobeater - December 18, 2009 9:59 p.m.

    coz the wii is shit....dur
  • michaelmcc827 - December 18, 2009 9:12 p.m.

    why is the wii higher than the 360, yet in third place?
  • DnA Adept - December 18, 2009 8:52 p.m.

    if you look at the top of the Halo Reach leaked screens it looks like there is a health bar. Anybody else have a feeling health is coming back for Spartans?
  • Kordocwaffle - December 18, 2009 8:45 p.m.

    I think E.A would keep in the No Russian level as they would do anything for their games to sell
  • Unoriginal - December 18, 2009 6:35 p.m.

    Please make this a weekly feature, it's a nice recap. I relly like it. P.S. The Wii and 360 are on the wrong pedestals. 3is higher than 2
  • KHfan - December 18, 2009 6:28 p.m.

    glad to hear about ps3 being top. uncharted 2 really did it for them

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