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Weekly Recap Feb 11th: PSN Now SEN, Unreal Engine 4, Sleeping Dogs Awaken

By William Usher 2012-02-11 14:51:16 discussion comments
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The PlayStation Network officially becomes the Sony Entertainment Network. Epic teases the announcement for the next iteration of the Unreal Engine, pegged the Unreal Engine 4. And Square Enix finally unveils their take on Activision's abandoned True Crime: Hong Kong, now entitled Sleeping Dogs. These stories and more in this February 11th, 2012 edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.





Sunday

BioWare: Keep Mass Effect 3 Save Files You might want to keep your ME3 files for ME4.

Star Wars Republic Newbie Guide Video Released By BioWare Need some help getting started in SW: TOR? BioWare has a solution.

Gamer Dies Playing League Of Legends...Is It That Epic? It's unfortunate but it's just some of the dangers gamers face every day when gaming hardcore.

Witcher 2 Dev Diary Explains How They Fit It On Xbox 360 How did CD Projekt jam The Witcher 2 onto the Xbox 360? Well, the dev diary explains it all.

Industry Blend: Companies Supported Piracy When It Was Shareware It's true. Before the nickel and dime antics of today's gaming market, publishers and developers supported piracy.

Max Payne 3 Trailer Screenshots Preview 608 Bull New screenshots of the 608 Bull revolver...Dirty Hairy style.



Monday

PlayStation Network Changing To Sony Entertainment Network It's just a name change, nothing more.

Saints Row Dev Hopes Xbox Trinity Bans Used Games How do you feel about a console that wouldn't play used games?

Microsoft Flight Release Date Announced, First DLC Hawaiian Adventure An official release date is set for the aerial flight simulator and some DLC has also been announced.

BTJunkie Torrent Site Shuts Down Due To Fear Of FBI The U.S. Government is no longer playing around, they're shutting sites down out of fear alone.

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus PS Vita Launch Title Ryu will be cutting and slashing his way onto the PS Vita day-one.

Victory Age of Racing being Published By Vae Victis The developers are taking control of their product and doing the publishing themselves.

Red Dead Redemption Sequel Hiring Underway Now this is some great news. Rockstar may take forever to make games but they make great games.

The Last Story Official Release Date Set Nintendo's awesome new RPG gets an official U.S. release date.

Call of Duty Meets Combat Mechs In Hawken This December The game premise sounds awesome and it's arriving on North American shores later this month.

Mass Effect 3 Collector Edition Supplies Running Out Buy it now while supplies last.



Tuesday

Unity Games Available On LG Smart TVs This Year This will be a big step in a new direction for indie devs.

Tropico 4 Quick-Dry Cement Add-On Now Available For Xbox 360, PC Brand new content for the latest Tropico game.

Nukotoys Trading Card Apps For iOS Runs On Magic Yeah, it runs on magic...or something close to it.

Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning Launches With Day One DLC If you like your games to have extra content available the day it becomes available, then you'll like Reckoning.

Brutal Legend Dev: Publishers Are Afraid Of New IP Why? Because it's hard to sell a new game when you can repackage an old game.

Mass Effect 3 Ending Improved By Mass Effect Infiltrator Find out how your ME3 experience can be made better with the Infiltrator.

Assetto Corsa Features Autodromo Di Monza Screenshots Released Kunos releases some real-life photos so gamers can compare the Autodromo in real-life to the in-game track of the same name.

Gotham City Impostors Has 100 Pieces of DLC Well it's all optional, so don't have a cow.

Skyrim Creation Kit High Resolution Texture Pack Released Through Steam Want some high-res textures for your mods? Grab now for free via Steam.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Overwatch Map Coming This Month, Fresh Screenshots Released New content for CoD: MW3 on the way.

Kinect Star Wars Release Date Set, Phantom Menace 3D Offers Sneak Preview If you want to flail your arms about in the new Star Wars game you'll also get a sneak peek at the new Phantom Menace 3D release.



Wednesday

D3Publisher Publishing 3 Dreamworks Games Due To THQ Restructuring I don't know if I should feel sorry for D3 or Dreamworks.

Country Dance All Stars Full Soundtrack List The complete list of songs available in the upcoming rhythm party game.

Mass Effect Infiltrator Screenshots Look Surprisingly Good who knew an iOS title could look just as good as its console counter-part? Well, we all do since that's all anyone ever talks about these days.

First NeverDead DLC Arrives February 22nd Grab some new DLC for the game that just won't die.

Diablo 3 Beta Preview...Wait, Diablo Has A Story? Oh yeah, fools I bet you didn't see that coming!

Fighting Fantasy Games Coming Courtesy of Unreal Contest it's not Final Fantasy but it's an RPG so it's close enough.

Rise of Dragonian Era CBT Giving Away EVGA, Logitech Peripherals Playing free MMOs can earn you some sweet, sweet swag.

Seven Souls Online Beta Key Giveaway Grab a free beta key while they're available.

Battlefield 3 Aftershock Free On The App Store Get the app and earn some cool gear in the blockbuster shooter.

True Crime Hong Kong Resurrected As Sleeping Dogs Although, the trailer is anything but a snooze. Coolest Game Trailer nominee!

KillZone PS3 Port Shelved No remakes in the near future.

Battleship Video Game Arriving Alongside Film, First Screenshots Released It's a movie tie-in so...um...yeah.

Twisted Metal Designer Forming New Studio In San Diego A new studio for David Jaffe as he pursues the dream of making iOS games.



Thursday

Diablo 3 Arriving Between April and June Blizzard doesn't have a clear release date but it's somewhere between spring and summer.

World of Warcraft Loses 100,000 Subscribers Blizzard releases the stats in an Activision conference call.

Turtle Beach Ranked No. 1 With Gaming Headsets In 2011 Who's you're favorite headset company? Obviously, Turtle Beach.

Mobile Dev Says Nobody Talks About Charging $70 For Games People Don't Like Very important look at how products are brought to consumers.

Kung-Fu Strike Announced Exclusively For Xbox 360 A brand new fighting game franchise arrives this year for Xbox 360.

FireFall Dev Diary: Game Starts With 10 Square Miles, Features An Entire Planet Scale wise, this game won't be getting boring anytime soon.

Double Fine Studio Raises $800,000 in One Day For New Game While big publishers may not be behind Double Fine Studios, gamers are.

Ghost Recon Online Beta Launch Scheduled For March Sign up now to participate in the upcoming beta for the F2P PC shooter.

Earthrise Shutting Down Today A buggy release didn't help this open-world sci-fi MMO.

Kingdoms of Amalur 2 Possible, Depends On Sales EA is already eyeing the franchise for potential sequeldom.

Skyrim Patch 1.4 Now Live For Xbox 360, Hitting PS3 Later Both patches are available for both consoles now, click the link to get the full details if you haven't already.



Friday

Unreal Engine 4 Announcement Coming Soon The next generation game engine will be elevating its game, very soon.

Speech Graphics Could Have Quickened Star Wars The Old Republic Development Theoretically speaking, anyways.

Yasunori Mitsuda Composing Music To Lime Odyssey: Chronicles of Orta A legendary composer heads back to his roots for the upcoming MMORPG.

Alan Wake Series Will Continue Even after his American Nightmare.

Valve: Steam Hackers Obtained Credit Card Data But it's not as bad as you think.

IronClad Working On New MMO, Teaser Website Goes Live

Loong DragonBlood Expansion Turns Players Into Dragons Turn into a dragon and burn up your friends like the badass dragon that you are.



Saturday

Mass Effect 3 Female Shepard Trailer Celebrates FemShep Friday Check out the female Shepard kicking butt and taking names in Mass Effect 3.

Amnesia Dark Descent Sequel Set In China? The sequel to the indie-thriller from Frictional Games could be set in China.

Syndicate Stars Rosario Dawson, Brian Cox

Magic The Gathering Duels of the Planeswalkers Coming 2013 A new version of Magic: The Gathering is in the works.

Kinect Star Wars Dancing Into Our Homes This April This is one of those hip-hop, new-age, uber-awesome Xbox 360 exclusives Microsoft was talking about in regards to quality over quantity...yep, dancing Jedi are definitely quality over quantity.

Star Trek Video Game Release Scheduled For 2013 Coming out with the movie? Well, you'll have to click the link to get the full details.

Dev: Chinese, Koreans, Japanese Better At Making Next 10 Years of Games I'm sure there are some who would like to argue otherwise.

That wraps up this edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap. We close out this week with a brand new trailer and behind the scenes look at Alan Wake's American Nightmare. Check it out below.


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