GamerNode Weekly Recap 3/11 – 3/17 : Previously Free Stuff No Longer Free

The official launch date and pricing of Games for Windows – Live was finally announced this past week, and it’s bound to do nothing but upset a whole lot of PC gamers. While you can still play online without paying, if you want matchmaking–and other features–you’ll need to cough up some dough.

After a Sony exec confirmed the existence of a redesigned PSP, the concept was quickly shot down by Sony PR. Given Sony’s track record for denying rumors–and taking logic into account–it seems extremely likely that at some point we’ll be seeing a remodeled PSP on store shelves.

The biggest problem with Nintendo’s online service–whether you look at the DS or Wii–is its usage of friend codes. Random sets of characters just aren’t a great way to manage a friends list. But according to an interview, friend codes aren’t going anywhere–and worse than that, you’ll have a different friend code for each game you play.

The guys behind Grand Theft Auto, Take Two, are suing infamous lawyer Jack Thompson. The allegation is that Thompson is violating Take Two’s First Amendment rights in attempting to prevent its games from being sold. He has since responded by expressing his joy that the company would do something so "stupid." We’ll just have to wait and see how this turns out.

This Week in Microtransactions

New Reviews
Alien Hominid
God of War II
Battlefield 2142: Northern Strike
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
SSX Blur
Marvel Trading Card Game

New Previews
Shining Force EXA Interview
Code of Honor: The French Foreign Legion


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