The Daily Hotness: SOPA, PIPA, and the LFG

By now I am sure everyone is acutely aware of the Blackout that took place yesterday. A bunch of sites including Destructoid went down for a bit to protest the SOPA and PIPA bills. Other protesters included Red 5, the studio behind the upcoming free-to-play MMOFPS, Firefall,  and some website called Wiki… something. I can’t remember. 

Former World of Warcraft Project lead Mark Kern and current CEO of Red 5 did his part by starting a petition on Change.org and a new organization designed to counter the ESA and their policy- the League for Gamers and Destructoid will be hosting a a live interview with Red 5 tomorrow at 4pm PST.

Destructoid Original: 
DTOID Extra: Kingdoms of Amalur demo impressions
The DTOID Show: Happy Action Theater & Mass Effect 3!
Podtoid 185: My Cock Is Covered In Tiny Monkeys
Feast your eyes on The Darkness II demo walkthrough
Join Destructoid and Red 5 for a Firefall stream Friday!

Community: 
Forum Thread of the Day: Sh*t People Say on Facebook
Community blogs of 1/19

Reviews: 
Review: Q.U.B.E.

Previews: 
Preview: Two hours of flight with Kid Icarus: Uprising
Preview: UFC Undisputed 3 turns me into a bro

News: 
Square Enix on iTunes: temporarily offline
Play as Alucard the Vampire in the new Magicka expansion
Mass Effect 3 demo arrives February 14
BioShock Infinite to get delightfully hardcore 1999 Mode
Hudson games might… MIGHT… keep getting made
Zynga bought up four mobile gaming companies
Warriors Orochi 3 confirmed for Western release
18 senators oppose PIPA, hearings for SOPA in February
DOOM returns to Xbox Live Arcade
Sony believes 3DS success is a good sign for PS Vita
Paradox Interactive Con 2012: We’re in a castle, b**ch!
Shank 2 stabs its way onto PSN, PC, and XBLA in February
Sonic the Hedgehog is all up in your PC with games
Power up with Ian Flynn, writer of the Mega Man comic
Resident Evil 6 coming November 20 (now official!)
Indie Game: The Movie directors talk origin and future
Vita game Mutant Blobs Attack could make system launch
Meet the heroes of Binary Domain, The Rust Crew
3DS gets Resident Evil Revelations demo, more on the way
Ash II: Shadows has hit iOS devices 
Mortal Kombat Vita has a second Challenge Tower
D&D Online going to the Forgotten Realms this Summer

Diablo III is making some system changes

Offbeat: 
Random’s Final Fantasy VII tribute album to be remixed

Media:
Atlus announces Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time for PSP
Choke on some new Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning screens
Soar above the clouds in this Kid Icarus Uprising trailer
Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus on Vita: Box art and new screens
You’ll need friends in Yakuza: Dead Souls
Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition gets trailerized
New Pokemon + Nobunaga’s Ambition trailer is Osha-licious
Video: The most difficult Final Fantasy IV battle 
New batch of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD screens

Daniel Starkey