This edition of the week in will be a bit of an "in case you missed it". For the rest of the good news, don't forget to check out the latest edition of the Geek of All Trades podcast here! Via IGN
- Fans of the animated series The Boondocks have a bit to look forward to as Aaron McGruder's latest show Black Jesus has been greenlit for [adult swim].
- Bethesda has defended the subscription model for the upcoming Elder Scrolls Online stating that the amount of content that you will receive for your money will be worth it and will have a feel like they are releasing regular DLC. As much as I can't stand Elder Scroll games, I hope that holds true for them since the subscription model fell out of favor pretty quickly.
- Blizzard is at it again as the new World of Warcraft expansion is due out later this year. Being that Pandaria was met with a resounding popcorn fart, I could care less. Their subscriptions will spike and then die out again once all the people see all the new content and remember why they quit playing to begin with.
- Not necessarily news per se but H. Jon Benjamin, better know as the voice of Coach McGurk from Home Movies, Mothmonsterman from Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Master from The Venture Bros., and most recently and probably best for Bob Belcher of Bob's Burgers and Sterling Archer of Archer has done a reading of a Timothy McSweeny story. It's wonderful as almost everything Jon Benjamin does is (that van show notwithstanding).
- Those scamps over at Sony have taken another pot shot at Microsoft's policies regarding the Xbox One. This time regarding launch rules and regulations in regards to indie devleopers.
- Final Fantasy fans rejoice until after you get done reading this story; Final Fantasy Type-O is due for an English release this August...because of fans. Makers of this fan translation will likely be sent a C&D by the time I'm done finishing typing this sentence.
- The folks over at GameInformer are putting the spotlight on the Big Two as they have a list of each consoles features that are still not a part of the console's respective software.
- An Angry Birds game that I might actually play is set to launch in Australia and Canada soon and will release worldwide "eventually". It's an RPG amazingly enough!
- Possibly the biggest news for gamers this week, rental options temporarily appeared on the PlayStation Store earlier this week. The site PSNStores found a listing for the game Catherine and the game had 1-day and 7-day rental options. The listing was under "CatherinePSNow".
This is very interesting. To the best of my knowledge, digital game rentals aren't really a thing yet and PlayStation could possibly be ahead of the curve with this technology. Between Steam allowing digital sharing of games and if this is what Sony had in mind for PSNow, Microsoft and Nintendo are really going to have to step their game up. Ha, game.
That's all for this week guys! Until next time!