News Snatch: Damsels Distressed, Darksiders Charts And Pants Reviewed

Anita Sarkeesian created a Kickstarter to raise $6,000 to produce a series of videos examining the role of women in gaming. She was subjected to torrents of abuse and counter campaigns which, although being awful, raised her profile even further and allowed her Kickstarter to end with almost $160,000 in the pot.


After a slight delay she has produced the first episode in the series which takes a look at the role of the ‘damsel in distress’, well worth a look when you have twenty minutes to spare.

The DLC for Injustice: Gods Amongst Us will be based on the Red Son series written by Mark Millar, an alternate telling of the Superman story (Elseworlds, in DC parlance) in which he crash lands in the USSR rather than the USA.

MotoGP 13 will feature a new engine, new graphics and new physics, some of which you can see in the trailer above. Alongside the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC versions there will also be a PS Vita port so you can scrape your knackers on the tarmac whilst queing in the Post Office, isn’t modern technology great?

The EU PS Blog has published the February download charts for full price games with Darksiders II at the top closely followed by the original Darksiders – who knew cheap games would sell well? Pouncing in to third place like a sprightly kitten on catnip is Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch and both Batman games also make an appearance. Here is the full chart:

  1. Darksiders 2 (Re-entry)
  2. Darksiders (RE)
  3. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (New)
  4. Batman: Arkham City (RE)
  5. Dishonored (RE)
  6. The Sly Trilogy (RE)
  7. Hitman Trilogy HD (New)
  8. Saints Row: The Third (1)
  9. Batman: Arkham Asylum (RE)
  10. Grand Theft Auto IV (RE)

<To be sung to the ITN News At Ten theme tune>

Obvious news doo doo doo doo do-do, obvious news doo doo doo doo do-do, OBVIOUS! NEWS! Newsthatisobvious! A-bing-bong-bing-bong…

  • BONG! Wonderbook could have sold better says Sony.
  • BONG! Releasing a Grand Theft Auto game every two years would result in crap games and players getting bored of the series say Take Two.
  • BONG! Indie game makers are pioneers says David Cage.
  • BONG! Pikman 3 will be better than Pikman 2 says Shigeru Miyamoto.

Last year pretty much every game published by Sony had 3D wedged into it, but no more. “God of War: Ascension will not support stereoscopic 3D functionality. It’s implementation was explored but ultimately was not pursued,” commented Aaron Kaufman from Sony.

And finally, regular readers may remember Cheevos Guy, an American boy who seems to live in his own wonderful world where Xbox Achievements actual mean something other than “I’ve sat on my arse and played games all day”.

Sadly his Kickstarter for a movie about his incredible achievements – sorry, I mean ‘cheevos’ – only raised $243 out of the requested $150,000. But that hasn’t put him off, no sirree, here is a video of him reviewing underwear.



  1. Nice sub-heading, there.

  2. Wow the engine sound in MotoGP is disappointing.. I hope they’ll actually record the real deal instead of using that computer generated nightmare.

  3. The cheevos man is back. Tuff, you knew this would make happy! Thanks.

    • He’s got a very nice apartment, plus time to play every game ever. I’m thinking Daddy is quite rich.

    • Oh and tuff, please tell me Bboy actually found our twitter convo by him searching? I love the thought of him actively searching for cheevos on twitter.

      • Well I didnt copy him in at all so he must have. He’ll probably find this as well. I’d love to interview him.

      • Brilliant. And you are right about his place. Looks really upmarket.

    • This guy MUST be faking it. There is no way he really could be such a douche… I refuse to believe it! ;_;

      • Possibly. The one thing I’ll say is he doesn’t get angry or pissy. He just comes back and answers any questions (jibes) reasonably and logically (in his eyes, not mine).

        That makes me think he is faking it, but who knows. Entertaining anyway.

  4. Not to be too much of a stickler, but Sarkeesian did not create Kickstarter.

  5. Good video from Sarkeesian which nicely lays out what she’s talking about and why it’s a big deal in a way which is simple enough for people new to the topic to understand.

    • Yep it was quite good, there was a little bit of a sexism rant at the end but that’s to be expected, otherwise it’s genuinely interesting and full of nostalgic clips.

  6. Christ, how many times did that guy say ‘awesome’ in that 2 and a half minute video?!

    • Dude! :P

    • I was just about to say I think he thinks those pants an windows 8 are awsome :D

    • Nothing wrong with that, those two words make up 2/7ths of my drunk vocabulary. The others are ‘no’, ‘wee’, ‘going home’ and ‘kebab’.

  7. “who knew cheap games would sell well?”

    Obviously not the EA :P

    • *EA pricing team.

      • ewwww! straight for the throat..
        shush now I’m watching new tricks!

  8. The headline made alot of promises and it delivered on all of them. 10 out of 10 would read again :)

  9. Ossum coke snifftering cheevos guy is ossom.

  10. he calls them the windows 8 boxers because they both have black slipcases?
    ok. o_O

    i can’t believe i just spent two and a half minutes watching this guy talk about his underwear, thanks for that TC >_<

    does that chart position for Arkham City include the plus downloads?

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