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Daily Recap: May 4, 2009

May 4, 2009

Man, it’s May. Soon, it’ll fade into June and true summertime, but today, the weather in Portland has tried very, very hard to look more like the wintertime than anything else. It must have rained over an inch today.

But hey — that’s gaming weather, and it’s time to dish the news for another week. So, without further ado…

Time to fire up Fallout 3 again for the most anticipated DLC for the game yet, Broken Steel, which drops tomorrow. Image from Bethsoft.com.

Time to fire up Fallout 3 again for the most anticipated DLC for the game yet, Broken Steel, which drops tomorrow.

The third piece of downloadable content for Fallout 3, Broken Steel, is dropping by the time you read this. However, what we have right now is a teaser trailer, which is super spoiler-heavy. You can find it right here on Bethesda’s official site, but again, it’s not suggested for those (like your humble news writer) who haven’t finished the game.

While it is the third chunk of DLC produced for the game, it’s also easily the most anticipated because it opens back up the end of Fallout 3 while adding in new story pieces and locations to explore. Will it be worth it? Look for some Fallout 3 DLC coverage soon.

Rockstar’s Sam and Dan Houser, creators of the Grand Theft Auto series (including GTA IV), have been recognized on TIME Magazine’s 2009 “TIME 100” list. They’re part of the “Artists and Entertainers” group along with Tina Fey, M.I.A., opera performers, artists, and more. And that’s just the artists – world leaders, scientists, and more are on the list, too.

While the rumors and first images of a remake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time dropped late last week, we now have some footage to really substantiate things. Gamervision scored the video, and here it is, to boot:

Not much there from a gameplay standpoint, honestly, but wow — that art style is perfect. It’s the Saturday morning cartoon come to life in 3D. We can’t wait to see the rest of the details and demo eventually.

Quick hit of something that might be nothing, or might be something: TheStreet.com’s Jim Cramer dropped a juicy tidbit into a blog post – Apple (yes, THAT Apple) may be considering buying Electronic Arts (yes, THAT EA). No other details other than that, sadly, but man…what an entertainment juggernaut that would be.

It's just a school project, but Theyab's work brings up profound questioning of what exactly is going on in the Mushroom Kingdom.

It's just a school project, but Theyab's work brings up profound questioning of what exactly is going on in the Mushroom Kingdom.

Lastly, a little fun here as Kotaku reader Theyab – a student at Carnegie-Mellon – has taken a touchstone of gaming, the flora and fauna from the Mushroom Kingdom, and made a textbook describing some of the more famous examples. Super Mario series power-ups like the Star, Leaf, Fire Flower and – pictured above – Mushroom all receive a breakdown that the Kotaku post says was for a project in a communication class. Certainly worth a quick look for any Nintendo fans in the audience.

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