The Daily Hotness: The Steven Hansen Intervention

You may have seen Steven Hansen’s name here on the front page every now and then; he does a wonderful job covering some reviews and San Francisco previews. In these few months I’ve known him,  however, I’ve seen a side of him, a darker side: He’s a hoarder. To satisfy his constant eating habits (though he is impressively fit), Steven is constantly filling his home with more, and more food. Hang in there, Steven, we’re there for you.

Assassin’s Creed and Black Ops (allegedly) are both getting sequels this year, and everyone was shocked, we took a look at Sleeping Dogs, Jim pulled David Jaffe into Podtoid for a great discussion, and more happened on 2/17/2012.

Destructoid Original: 
Friday Night Fights: Viva la Vita
A class guide to Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Podtoid Special: Used Games with David Jaffe 
This Weekend on Twitch: Rad Show and Substituted Reality

Community: 
Community blogs of 2/17
Forum thread of the day: DO WANT!!!!!! thread

Reviews: 
Review: DoDonPachi Blissful Death
Review: Crusader Kings II
Review: SOL: Exodus
Review: Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D sound card
Review: Warp

Previews: 
Preview: Getting in deep with the Triads in Sleeping Dogs
Preview: Mixing it up with MLB 2K12

Events:
PAX East will stay in Boston for the next decade

News: 
Sony has no plans to let PS2/PS3 games run on PS Vita
Street Fighter’s Ryu coming to Asura’s Wrath as DLC
Ubisoft’s PS Vita bullsh*t is truly incredible
MLB/NBA 2K12 Combo Pack due out for $69.99 on Xbox 360
EA quickly ends Mass Effect 3’s BF3 freebie offer 
Sega and Atlus are now all friendly, distribution-wise
It will cost you around $870 to get Mass Effect 3’s DLC
Gears of War 3 ‘Forces of Nature’ map pack detailed
Rovio teases Angry Birds Space for next month
Sony sweetens the PS Vita cross-play deal with new promo
Get a Bethesda double dose with Fallout 3/Oblivion pack
Rumor: Activision involved with new TMNT game
Grand Theft Auto IV finally available on PSN for download
Amazon France leaks Black Ops 2
Saints Row: The Third gets ‘Gangstas in Space’ next week

Offbeat:
Proof that Sony fans are the worst
HAWP: Anthony is a drama PRINCESS, not a queen
Actual videogame stars cameo in Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph

Media:
The Walking Dead now has an online talk show
Remedy discusses Mr. Scratch in new Alan Wake dev diary
Pokemon + Nobunaga commercials for your face, boyee!
There be planes in Combat Wings: The Great Battles of WW2
Alan Wake’s American Nightmare video prepares for launch

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