2012-03-23

What’s Happening – All Kinds Of News, All In One Place

by Yo Snyder

The Guide – Weekly News

Welcome back to this week’s news roundup. A light week, but
that means you will have more time for Angry
Birds: Space
. And that’s the perfect lead in to…

Angry Birds: Space
launches
As if I had to tell you, but Angry Birds:
Space
is now available. So far, it’s great. Look for a review in the coming
week!
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/03/22/portabliss-angry-birds-space-ios-android-pc-mac/

BAFTA award winners
The BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) winners have been
announced, and there are some good ones. Arkham
City
, Portal 2, Battlefield 3 all walked away with
awards.
http://www.bafta.org/games/awards/nominees-winners-2012,2892,BA.html

New Doctor Who
spoilers.
For the Doctor Who fans among us, the
next companion has been revealed. That means that (Spoiler alert!) Amy and Rory
are going to be going away this season. There were some other details released
about the new season that dedicated whovians might be interested in.
http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2012/03/new-companion-unveiled-for-bbc-americas-doctor-who/

New WoW expansion news craziness
There was a plethora of piatas — I mean, of information released on the new
upcoming WoW expansion, Mists of Pandaria.
Plus, the beta is in full swing. Since there doesn’t seem to be a NDA this
time, The Guide will certainly be providing details (As soon as the resident
WoW guy gets his beta invite). To tide you over, let me say this. Each player
will be able to get their own personal farm. I’m already in love.
http://wow.joystiq.com/2012/03/20/last-week-in-wow-pandas-everywhere/

Star Wars: The Old
Republic
free weekend (Part 2)!
The Old Republic is offering another
free weekend for new players who want to play. Here is the original
announcement. The free weekend is in full swing, so hurry on over if you want
to play!
http://www.swtor.com/node/313991

Michael Bay totally bums out Ninja Turtles fans
You might remember Mr. Bay from such movies as Transformers, and Transformers
2
. Also, who could forget Transformers
3
, with all the explosions, and… Explosions. To be fair, he also directed a
bunch of other stuff, all noticeably with explosions. He’s announced he’s going
to be relaunching a live action Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles
series. He caused quite a stir with Turtles fans when
he announced he was rewriting their origin story. You heard it here first, the
turtles are now going to be aliens. I’m not even kidding. I’m personally hoping
for a Godzilla-sized Shredder, and for Leonardo to shoot lasers from his eyes,
and Donatello to have telekinesis. Beware the below link, there was some
language in it.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/michael-bay-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-aliens-robbie-rist-302060