So a pretty big week has passed us by, giving we few writers a hell of a lot to cover. Permit us, if you will, to assist those who are late to the metaphorical nrm party (we say metaphorical both because that the party is a metaphor for the audience for the website, and also that the thought of any of us hosting a party is laughable imaginary), by offering a whole seven days of coverage in a nice concise package of links for you to divulge upon. Next Call of Duty in space? Google search returning results that call English people...well...it rhymes with hunt? A hydro-jetpack? Strap in. This one's a doozy!
Geographically close to one of the gaming industry's iconic public stages – E3's LA Convention Center – the Spike TV VGA Awards has been building quite the name for itself over the past few years. Once just another 'me-too' award show (albeit one with more T & A and ill-conceived humour than your average affair), the annual show, shown live on Spike TV, is now one of the most hyped events in the industry's calendar. What with a host of exclusive worldwide reveals (Mass Effect 3, Batman: Arkham City), Spike TV has built the VGA's into quite the spectacle – a show that celebrates games, gamers and gaming with a menagerie of celebrity guests, worldwide reveals, exclusive debut trailers and, of course, the awards themselves. This year might have struggled to break free from its immature roots, for many, including Jason Schreier, still a worrying trend, but that didn't mean we weren't treated to some truly spectacular glimpses at upcoming titles. So, without further adieu, here are our picks of the very best moments of the Spike TV VGA Awards 2011...
So this week's been pretty mighty in terms of the sheer amount of news we've had to write about, so allow us to condense it all into a handy set of links which will help navigate around the week's digest. There was McGruff the Crime Dog, Carrier IQ (mobile phone tracking), a little printer, an iPhone 4 mysteriously blowing up, Facebook receiving all kinds of privacy-related hell, and a urinal gaming system...honestly. Let's begin.
This week has been huge, so it's warranted the welcome return of the round-up: putting everything that happened last week on one page for you to digest. We've had everything from The Sun, 7-inch tablets and Myspace Tom to HMV On Demand, William Shatner and a rocket launch. Even a tricky question is answered: what happens online when you die? So let's get started.
A nice a varied week of goings on about nrm. So hows about we start from the top. The new GTA V trailer showed this week, and we trawled through every second to bring you a full analysis of every little detail about thegame that the ad reveals.
So it's been yet another week of big news, best to dive right in, and what better place to start at then with Google and Samsung announcing the Galaxy Nexus in Hong Kong.
A 4.65" screen, 1.2 ghz dual core processor, 16 or 32gb internal storage and a UK release of November 17th. We had an early heads up on some of the contract pricings from Phones 4 U. Giving it to you short: be prepared to sell a kidney.
So it's fair enough to say that the title speaks for itself as to what the top stories were.
We have our full review of the iPhone 4S (not quite the iPhone 5 we expected from giga.de). Simply put it's everything you expected it to be, which makes it one of the best smartphones on the market. We also put the 4S through it's Deathgrip related paces to see how it fares up, and reviewed iOS5. But there was more: lots more.