- The last week in games news was dominated by one game and one game only.
Yes, Relic announced Dawn of War II, and yes, it looks great. It looks as though another Thief's on the way, and that's fine. Even news that journalists had been to Konami Japan and finished MGS4 just bounced off the surface.
In the grand scheme of things, it was all filler. Nothing came close to GTA IV's impending release as an attention generator, nor will it for the foreseeable future.
Last week, GTA IV cemented its place as the most hyped videogame in history. Since last Monday - as we entered April and the title's launch month - the news merry-go-round and the gaggle that follow it have been talking about little else.
Monday was just ridiculous. The game was rated an 18 by the BBFC, was rumoured for DS and was shown in shots to be running in multiplayer for the first time, screens which were swiftly removed.
IGN also posted a 9,000-word interview with Dan Houser on Monday, just in case people had forgotten April was GTA IV month, which marked, by our reckoning, the longest piece written on GTA up to that point. How fragile that record proved to be.
It was just the beginning of a week in which hype surrounding the game seemed to reach more epic proportions every day. The...