News Snatch: The Walking Dead, My Little Pony And Acid Rave Banjos

I’m not sure if making you perform two hundred pull-ups can be classed as an Easter Egg, but apparently this will mean something to Mass Effect 3 fans. Whilst trying to beat Shepherd’s record in the latest Citadel DLC the game will bombard the player with Renegade and Paragon interrupts and can last for almost 15 minutes.


Rival Firm Slates Competitor ‘News’: “The rate of innovation is so high in our industry that if you don’t innovate at that speed you can be replaced pretty quickly. The user interface on the iPhone, with all due respect for what this invention was all about, is now five years old,” said BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins.

Meanwhile Tony Tamasi, Senior VP of content and technology at Nvidia has been telling everyone how un-miffed they are at missing out on making chips for the PS4. “We came to the conclusion that we didn’t want to do the business at the price those guys were willing to pay.”

“In the case of Sony and Nvidia, in terms of PS4, AMD has the business and Nvidia doesn’t. We’ll see how that plays out from a business perspective I guess.”

Those of you yet to experience the glitchy graphics, disjointed conversations and endless annoyance of having to look after a little girl* can do so for no cost this Wednesday as episode one of The Walking Dead will be completely free on the PSN.

The rest of the season will be available for €14.99/£11.99/AU$21.95 with an extra 25% off for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

*Writer’s opinion, others are available.

My Little Pony

For some bizarre reason My Little Pony has become immensely popular with fast-becoming-middle-aged men. I don’t know why, it just has, it’s not like the ponies can do anything cool like turn into trucks or sports cars.

Anyways, a while back a group of developers started making My Little Pony: Fighting is Magic, a classic side-on beat ’em up featuring everyone’s favourite small horses. Hasbro, who own the MLP brand, quickly swooped and cast the spell “Cease and desist” halting all pony based work.

After some thought the game was reborn as the non-copyright infringing Mane 6 and the team gained a new member, Lauren Faust, an animator who worked with Hasbro to develop the My Little Pony property, resulting in the series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.

Now the developers behind Skullgirls have offered to help out the Mane 6 guys if their Skullgirls DLC fund on Indiegogo reaches $725,000. They have raised $400,000 so far and have ten days left to hit their stretch goals.

Despite interweb rumours, Halo 3 will not be appearing on PC. “We currently do not have plans to release any Halo titles on Steam, nor do we currently have plans to release a PC version of Halo 3,” said Microsoft.

Saints Row IV will not be available for the Wii U, which to be honest isn’t really all the news worthy but it did make me ponder the following question:

What happened to Aliens: Colonial Marines for the Wii U? It was meant to be released this month in the US and Q1 in Europe, so where is it? GAME have decided the release date has moved to a very vague “2013”, Amazon have no release date and are not listing the title at all.

Did you read TSA at the weekend? There was… news! Which is great, we have new writers posting all sorts of things, huzzah for them. The downside is there’s bugger all for me to pick up on Monday so rather than repeat a trailer we have already posted I present to you ‘Songs For Acid Edward’ by Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer.

It is quite possibly the best thing on the Internet.



  1. Worth taking note for anyone who will be getting the Walking Dead.
    If you have Plus the season pass is roughly £9 while the 4 remaining episodes work out as £2 each meaning it works out a pound cheaper. The season pass does come with a theme though if that’s your thing and you think it’s worth a quid.

  2. Well I suppose they’re not confident in scamming Wii U owners.

  3. Haha. Gentleman rhymer is excellent!!!

  4. Nvidia – “We came to the conclusion that we didn’t want to do the business at the price those guys were willing to pay.”

    No loss, They have been overpriced for many years and ATi/AMD have better bang for your buck anyhow.

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