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Weekly Recap Feb 18th: Skyrim Creation Kit, Free Battlefield 3, Assassin's Creed 3

By William Usher 2012-02-18 05:40:44 discussion comments
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New information surfaces hinting at a possible E3 reveal of a PlayStation 4 despite blatantly saying that no reveal was coming this year. Bethesda hits a gold mine with the Skyrim creation kit, with millions of downloads already clocking in on the infant service. EA runs a brief promotion that sees free copies of Battlefield 3 being given away with pre-orders of Mass Effect 3 and Ubisoft finally unveils Assassin's Creed 3. These stories and more in this February 18th, 2012 edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.





Sunday

Animal Planet Nuko, Monsterology Nuko Multiplayer Arrives This Summer Collect monsters and battle friends this summer with Nukotoy's multiplayer for the iOS apps.

Skulls Of The Shogun Set To Release This Fall A few new details on the upcoming strategy game on the XBLA.

Bethesda Concept Artist Adam Adamowicz Passes Away From Cancer The man that helped create a lot of the Skyrim concept art at Bethesda passes away.

PS4 Set For E3 2012 Announcement Sony may reveal the new console despite saying that they wouldn't be announcing a new console.

Tim Schafer Compares Past Video Game Budgets To Current Game Budgets They're not that far off from what you might be expecting.

Electronic Theatre Review: OnLive Wireless Controller ET reviews the new wireless controller for the cloud-based service.



Monday

Krater First Dev Diary Explains Customization, Crafting, Combat Find out more about the game's features, functions and customization in the latest dev diary.

Skyrim Modern Warfare 3 Soundtracks Nominated For Award The music for these games are good enough to be award worthy.

Intel Ultrabook Pop-Up Theatre Virally Hazardous To Apple Apple gets a little competition on the whimsical technology front.

Less Dangerous iCEnhancer Patch Released For GTA IV It's now less likely to cause a fire in your PC's pants.

PS Vita Backed By $50 Million Advertising Campaign Sony is hopping on the $50 million dollar marketing bandwagon, joining the likes of Microsoft, Electronic Arts and Activision.

Why Was Max Payne 3 Delayed For PC? Well, click the link to find out why...sort of.

Krater Pre-Alpha Test Coming Soon Hop into the open-world of Krater with a pre-alpha test coming soon to a download portal near you.

Girl Fight Announced For XBLA, SEN Yes, it's still the Sony Entertainment Network...and Girl Fight will be arriving for it.



Tuesday

Mad Riders Racing To Xbox 360, PS3, PC This Spring Ubisoft and Techland aim to bring gamers a break-neck speed racer this spring.

Fallout New Vegas Developer Considers Kickstarter Project With all the hubbub over Double Fine's success with Kickstarter, Obsidian wants to try their hand at it now.

Could MechWarrior Tactics Be A Free-To-Play MMO? A new website pops up for MechWarrior Tactics.

Skyrim Creation Kit A Huge Hit, Two Million Mods Downloaded The Skyrim creation kit is just taking off in a big way.

Darksiders II Release Date, Pre-Order DLC Announced Find out when the official release date is for DarkSiders II.

Metal Gear Online Service Shutting Down June 12th Konami makes it official, the MGO servers are going offline for good this June.

Battlefield 3 Patch Adds Ivy Bridge Support DICE is still amping up support for BF3 on the PC with frequent patch updates.

Minecraft Not Coming To PS Vita You won't be experiencing this 3D version of an NES title anytime soon.

Halo 4 Action Figure Reveals New Master Chief New action figures give us a look at a new and improved Master Chief.



Wednesday

ShootMania Storm Online Announced Ubisoft officially announces ShootMania for PC.

Allods Online Volume 5 Game Of Gods Is Live gPotato's AAA MMO gets the latest patch, which is straight-up massive.

Assassin's Creed 3 Release Date Revealed The third game to wrap up the story arc of Desmond and Ezio arrives this year.

NBA 2K12 Game Of The Year Edition Is Best Buy Exclusive Get exclusive new gear from NBA 2K12 from ordering it from Best Buy.

Diablo 3 Beta Beaten By Naked Witch Doctor A level 1 Witch Doctor beats the entire beta because he was bored...that or he really was naked while playing the game. Take your pick.

Notch Offers Up $13 Million To Make Psychonauts 2 Mike Persson really, really wants to make Psychonauts 2 and he's letting his $13 million do the talking.

Sonic 4 Episode II Screenshots Leak Online Sega didn't mean to leak these online but they leaked like a bad pair of silicon breasts.

SteelWar Online Enters First Alpha Test The first robot-themed SLG MMO finally enters alpha testing.

Max Payne 3 DLC Confirmed Rockstar has a hefty plan of DLC lined up for the third-person shooter.

Max Payne iOS Coming Soon mobile devices have become powerful enough to actually run the first game in the venerable series.

Giveaway: Wipeout In The Zone For Xbox 360 Like us on Facebook or drop a comment for your chance to win a free copy of Wipeout in The Zone for the Xbox 360 Kinect.



Thursday

Ravaged Trailers Preview Gyro Copter, Vehicular Mayhem Two new videos for Ravaged surface giving gamers a beautiful look at the world and multiplayer mayhem.

Counter Strike Creator Working On F2P FPS, Tactical Intervention The unique part about this game? It's like APB: Reloaded.

Rift Sets World Record Find out exactly what kind of world record Rift set.

Street Fighter X Tekken Screenshots, Reality Show Announced Starting February 22nd see some of your favorite online personalities clash in this SFxT contest.

Alan Wake Now Available For PC Remedy finally releases the game for PC via Steam. A retail version is also in the works.

Free Mass Effect 3 Copies Strapped To Weather Balloons Ah, EA and their marketing.

Jagged Alliance Online Enters Open Beta For All Players Itching for some turn-based, online action? Check it out in the new F2P MMO.

Hulu Plus Now Available For Wii Watch your favorite programs and shows from the comfort of your Wii.

Mass Effect 3 Razer Peripherals Give You Bonus DLC Purchasing a new Razer peripheral grants you some extra content to the game. Ah, nickel and diming at its finest.

Civilization 5 Gods and Kings Expansion Pack Coming This Spring Hope you're not bored with the game, because if you are a new expansion pack is on the way.

Far Cry 3 Release Date Announced Through Cinematic Trailer Will the game be as good as the second one? Well, you'll soon find out now that the release date is set.



Friday

Unity Developer Conference, Unite 12 Takes Place In Amsterdam This August After helping so many developers get their games off the ground, Unity is now aimed at bringing game developers together.

Gears of War 3 Forces of Nature DLC Brings Back Guardian Mode Additional DLC is on the way for Epic's third-person shooter.

Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Demo Unlocked For Everyone Want to give Mass Effect 3 a trial run? Well, now you can.

Angry Birds Space Coming This March The franchise is moving on up in the world.

It's Official: Printed Game Magazines Are Dying No big surprises here.

StarCraft II Players Getting Free Name Change Well, at least it's free.

Moonlight Online English Beta Coming Soon IGG has heard your pleas and they're translating as fast as they can.



Saturday

Mass Effect 3 Cinematic Trailer To Debut During Walking Dead If you're reading this you better be setting the DVR for Walking Dead otherwise you'll miss the awesome trailer.

Fallout 3 Oblivion Double Pack Coming To PC, Xbox 360 Bethesda is offering up a nice little bundle package for Xbox 360 and PC users with a bundle of two of their biggest open-world RPGs.

New Resident Evil 6 Details Emerge Along With New Screens Capcom slowly starts to spill the beans on the newest Resident Evil.

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Outed Again It's becoming rather obvious which Call of Duty will be arriving this year.

Day 1 Studios Teases MechAssault 3 Is it possible? Could it be? Day 1 is ready to go back to their roots that made them a household name amongst Xbox Live gamers.

That wraps up this edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap. You can check out the new launch trailer for Alan Wak's American Nightmare below. Enjoy.


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