Weekly Recap June 30th: New Mass Effect 3 Endings, Source Filmmaker, FFXI Expansion

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The final week of June wraps up with a bit of a surprise for gamers. BioWare finally released the endings for Mass Efefct 3, giving longtime fans that long-awaited closure they've been hoping for. Valve does another great service to gamers by releasing the Source Filmmaker, enabling gamers to artists alike to create their own movies using Source assets. And Square-Enix isn't done with promoting Final Fantasy XI, as a new expansion pack is on the way. Oh and of course, there is a ton of stuff about Diablo III...if you're into that kind of thing. These stories and more in this action packed June 30th, 2012 edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.

Sunday
Expendables 2 Videogame Footage Is Bad, Real Bad Ubisoft's co-op shooter is cheesy but looks like it could be kind of fun.

Final Fantasy XI Seekers of Adoulin Announced Square-Enix isn't done promoting FFXI.

Why Gamers Weren't Impressed With E3, 2012 It was a lackluster event, mostly because it contained a lot of lackluster games.

BeamNG Releases Crash Physics Screenshot For CryEngine 3 Some next-gen crashes are on display at 100fps thanks to BeamNG.

Heist: One of the Coolest Looking Games You'll Never Play It's true, this awesome game won't be available for gamers to play because it was canned.

Professor Layton Latest Adventure Headed Stateside his popular Japanese mystery-puzzle game will arrive Stateside.

Free-to-Play Action MMO Vindictus Now On Steam One of the most underrated MMOs out there finally arrives on Valve's platform.

Monday
Cthulhu Saves iDevices, Android, Mac June 28th The tentacle devil-monster saves the world once more for mobile devices.

Fire Emblem Awakening Coming 2013 The celebrated strategy-RPG franchise keeps trucking on in 2013.

Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime Says Core Gamers Are Never Satisfied That's not entirely true. Read what the Prez had to say about the core audience.

Blink An AAA Quality Game With A Budget Of $0 If they can do it, so can EA...so can EA.

Capcom Wants To Turn Dragon's Dogma Into A Pillar of Earnings Well why not, it's definitely got potential...right?

Journey Collector's Edition Contents Announced Find out what's in store and what you get with the Collector's Edition of Journey.

Total War Rome 2 Announcement Coming Soon? How soon, well click the link to grab an idea of when.

EA Wants 90 Plus Metacritic In Everything Electronic Arts wants to epic win like Charlie Sheen, they're real close, too.

Tuesday
Stats Show Blade & Soul More Popular Than Diablo 3 Oh, now that has to be a huge burn on Blizzard given that South Korea is one of the most die-hard Diablo markets out there.

Far Cry 3 Release Date Delayed December Ubisoft needed to work a little harder on the boobies and blood...but mostly the boobies.

Nexon Combat Arms Dungeon Fighter Coming To Steam Two more free-to-play games will be arriving on Steam soon.

Zombie RPG Dead State Hits Kickstarter Goal After a long, hard-fought battle, the open-world RPG zombie game hits its Kickstarter goal. Congrats!

Salvation Prophecy Combines Large Scale Space Battles With Ground Combat

Rainbow Moon Video Depicts Nostalgic Isometric RPG for PS3 This game looks like an awesome PS1 RPG.

Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut Endings Revealed Finally! Check out BioWare's final ending(s) for Mass Effect 3.

Joymax Shutting Down Karma Online July 17th Come mid July you won't be able to play Karma anymore.

Tomb Raider's Lara Croft Being Voiced By Camilla Luddington Check out the pretty new face for the upcoming, dark and gritty Tomb Raider game.

NBA 2K13 Cover Athletes Durant, Griffin, Rose The new athletes revealed for 2K Sports' latest NBA outing.

Wednesday
Source Filmmaker Is The Coolest Thing Since YouTube ...or sliced, buttered bread. Check it out and see for yourself.

Crytek Says All Console Games Should Be Free-to-Play Check out what Yerli has to say about the future of digital games.

Walking Dead Episode 2 Now On Xbox 360 Play the second episode of Walking Dead right now.

Pid: Next Gen Gameplay For Current-Gen Systems The 3D platformer made a huge impression with its dynamic trailer.

Blizzard Tells France Diablo 3 Is Fixed, France Still Not Happy After having a legal levy weighed against them, Blizzard tries to run damage control saying that everything concerning the game is fine.

Half-Life 2 Episode 3 Concept Arts Shows Winter Wonderland Gamers completely head over heels for Half Life 2: Episode 3 will be able to grab a look at some leaked concept art of the game.

Mass Effect 3 Leviathan DLC Outed By Extended Cut More downloadable content is on the way for ME3 for those of you who can't wait to play more of the game.

YouTube Finally Comes To PlayStation Vita You can now watch movies on the go so you can keep up with the latest from YouTube celebrities like Freddie Wong.

Thursday
Radical Entertainment Goes Bust, Prototype Franchise No More Activision closes the doors on the studio due to the poor performance of Prototype 2.

Three Indie Games That Has Something For Everyone A racing game, an adventure title and an open-world platform game...now there really is something for everyone.

Expendables 2 Videogame Officially Announced If you've been waiting to blow things up with big guns with big muscular guys then look no further than Expendables 2 Videogame.

Persona 4 Arena Gameplay Media Blowout Check out four brand new trailers for the upcoming fighting game from Atlus.

007 Legends Won't Ignore George Lazenby Even though everyone else has. Poor George.

City Of Heroes Summer Blockbuster Now Available A double dose of summer blockbuster goodness is now available for the long running super hero MMO.

Call of Duty Black Ops Finally Coming To Mac After a lot of delays, Activision finally ports the long awaited shooter to Macs.

Carrier Command Coming To Xbox 360, PC This Fall A hybrid mix of strategy and real-time action combat will be arriving for console and PC gamers this fall.

Friday
Lego MMO Coming From Funcom Yet another Lego MMO, this time Funcom tries their hand at it.

Guild Wars 2 Ready For Battle On August 28th The release date is set...and it's official...and it's real. For real!

Pokemon Black And White 2 Can Be Caught On October 7th More release date news, this time for Nintendo's prime-time selling handheld catch-e'm-all game.

Atari Celebrates Its 40th Birthday A company that helped shape the entire industry celebrates 40 years of gaming. Give e'm a hand, they deserve it.

Ni Kuni Wrath of the White Witch: Wizard's Edition Announced A new version of the upcoming anime-based JRPG has been announced for those who want even more out of the game than what comes with the standard version.

MechWarrior's Online Dev Diary Does Heavy Mech Combat Right The methodical, tactical pace you remembered from classic MechWarrior games is maintained in the upcoming title.

Wii U Online Is Free; Nintendo Wants Positive Word of Mouth Instead of gunning for market demographics with specific ads and partnerships, Nintendo is aiming to build up the Nintendo Network the good old fashioned way...positive word of mouth.

Saturday
The Walking Dead Episode 2 Starved For Help Review An in-depth review for the latest episode of The Walking Dead for XBLA, courtesy of XBLA Fans.

Beware Diablo 3's RMAH, Gamer Loses $149 In Auction House Bug If this isn't a warning to stay away from the Real-Money Auction House then I don't know what is.

PC Version Of Ghost Recon Future Soldier Plagued With Horrendous Issues More warnings for the PC crowd...Ghost Recon: Future Soldier suffers from consolitis.

Gears of War Judgment Won't use Kinect Because It's Not Realized Those are the words from Cliffy B., the lead designer of Gears of War.

In-Depth Review for Steel Battalion Heavy Armor In case you missed this game before, check out an in-depth review for Capcom's latest offering featuring a mix of Kinect plus the traditional controller.

That wraps up this edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap. You can check out the very first trailer for the action-oriented strategy game for PC and Xbox 360, Carrier Command. This game is like a combination of Battlefront meets Command & Conquer. Enjoy.


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