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Weekly Recap March 10th: SimCity Reboot, Capcom's DLC Fiasco, Halo 4 Assets

By William Usher 2012-03-10 14:45:42 discussion comments
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This has been a real rollercoaster week when it came to gaming news. I'm sure a lot of gamers are outraged and saddened about the turn of events involving the direction the industry is headed with this on-disc DLC thing, and Capcom gets caught right there in the crossfire of it all, too, when hackers uncover more than 30% of the content of the disc is locked away and requires additional purchases. On the brighter side of the fence there's some new assets for Halo 4 and EA has announced a reboot for SimCity. These stories and more in this March 10th, 2012 edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.





Sunday

Bungie's Next Game Could Be For Next-Gen Consoles Could it be? Is it possible? The details are sketchy but the info is there.

Capcom Gets Busted; On-Disc DLC Discovered For Street Fighter X Tekken Probably going to catch on fire on the interwebz and I can't blame the people for getting pissed at Capcom for this one.

Minecraft Pocket Edition Sells 1 Million Copies Wow, it looks like Majong is just rolling in the dough.

Alleged God of War 4 Trailer Looks Fake As Hell Check out the poorly made trailer and see if it's real or not.

Nexuiz Review: Nostalgia Isn't Worth $10 Find out why this game isn't even worth $10.

Kojima's Fox Engine Now Supports Photorealistic Graphics That's right, the Fox Engine is now fully supportive of photorealism. Does this mean Snake will look even older in MGS5?

Mass Effect 3 Leaked Onto Torrents For Xbox 360 While PC piracy is all rave these days, the game is actually leaked before its release for the Xbox 360 this time around.

Hear Me Out: Borderlands 2 Needs To Be Delayed For PC A brief argument on behalf of delaying Borderlands 2 on PC for a few extra goodies.

Mass Effect 3 Midnight Launch Events Announced Find out where Mass Effect 3 launch events will be held and get there to enjoy the game on midnight.



Monday

Fable Heroes Revealed For Xbox Live Arcade Molyneux and crew are still pumping out new ideas for the Fable franchise.

EA Developing Army of Four? The second game wasn't very well received but EA is giving it a little time and going back to the roots.

Mass Effect Infiltrator Hitting iOS In March, Screenshots Released The upcoming iOS version of Mass Effect is set for release later this month.

Inversion Delayed To June After a few probs with the multiplayer component the game is being delayed to this summer.

Capcom Says On-Disc Street Fighter X Tekken DLC Is For Compatibility Yeap, that's obviously why the DLC isn't accessible but you have to pay for it even though it's already on the disc.

Diablo 3 Release Date Set For April 17th? Blizzard may have an official release date set for the upcoming RPG.

Counter Strike Global Offensive Screenshots Reveal Lake Map Check out new screenshots for the upcoming MOFPS.

MotorStorm RC Free With Vita A little extra incentive for those who buy the game for Sony's new handheld.

Sims 3 Showtime Expansion Pack Review: Music Magic, Acrobatics Live the life of a superstar like never before with the Showtime expansion pack for The Sims 3.

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Outed By Retailed For November Release As if it really needs to be said that Call of Duty is arriving this November?



Tuesday

Heroes & Generals Will Officially Be Free-To-Play Good news for FPS/RTS gamers looking for a AAA quality hybrid.

Halo 4 First ViDoc Shows Off Gameplay, Graphics, Improvements 343 Industries definitely wants to do right by the franchise and they show off their talent in doing so.

Star Wars The Old Republic Legacy Update 1.2 Trailer Previews Content Check out the new content and details for the latest patch for the game.

World Of Warcraft Giving Away Free Level 80 Characters For Returning Players Wow, talk about a snazzy promotion.

SteelSeries Introduces Sensei Raw Gaming Mouse A new stripped down mouse with all the bare essentials to game and game hard.

Mass Effect 3 Face Import Problem Being Worked On BioWare is aware of your Shepard looking like a fugly freak. Don't worry, they're working on a fix.

Ridge Racer Unbounded Features Music From Skillrex, Crystal Method Namco Bandai breaks down the details of the Ridge Racer unbounded soundtrack.

Medal of Honor Warfighter Trailer Arrives, Release Date Set For October EA lets loose new info on the sequel to Medal of Honor.

GunCraft Announced With Vet And Noob Trailer An awesome parody of the blockbuster commercial of Modern Warfare 3.

IPI Motion Capture Software 2.0 Arrives This Spring Use two Kinects to film motion captured animations for your game.

Nintendo 3DS Sells 4.5 Million Units In One Year Nintendo definitely isn't hurting with the sales of their newest portable gaming device.

Assassin's Creed 3 Has Four-Player Co-op? New information details the multiplayer features for the upcoming open-world assassin game.

Counter Strike Global Offensive Cuts Cross-Platform Play Sadly PC gamers won't be able to farm console gamers in cross-platform competition.



Wednesday

Rainbow 6 Patriots Being Reworked Ubisoft goes back to the drawing board on the shooter.

PlayStation Move Adventure Sorcery Gets Release Date The PS Move title finally gets a legit release window.

Complete Waklthrough Guide For Alan Wake's American Nightmare A video guide has been released for Alan Wake's American Nightmare.

iPad 3 Launching March 16th The newest mobile device from Apple will arrive later this month.

Epic Games Announce Infinity Blade: Dungeons A new game is on the way in the popular iOS franchise.

href=http://www.cinemablend.com/games/SimCity-Reboot-Coming-2013-40234.html>SimCity Reboot Coming In 2013 One of the most beloved strategy games returns as a re-imagined city builder.

NCSoft Signs Site-Wide Licensing Deal With Unreal Engine 3 A lot more MMOs are on the way using Epic's Unreal Engine.

Peter Molyneux Leaves Microsoft The icon that brought us Fable and Black & White decides to part ways from the gaming giant.

Battlefield 3 Close Quarters Armored Kill, End Game Expansion Packs Announced New content is on the way for EA's FPS monster.



Thursday

Trine Developer, Frozenbyte, Working On New IP What could the new game be? Who knows, but there are extra DLC packs on the way for Trine 2.

Outerra Game Engine Allows Planetary Sized Open World Exploration This could be the future of video games right here. Believe it.

Valve: We're Not Making A Console Valve shoots down console rumors with a vengeance.

Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Bug Screwing Up Unlocks

Resistance 3 Tech Director Gives 3D Rigging Tips on DVD Find out how to rig 3D models like a freaking pro.

Halo 4 Won't Have Public Beta, Release Date Still Slated For 2012 Microsoft's big budget shooter is set for release this fall, as planned.

Mass Effect 3 From Ashes DLC Is Essential For Story Fanatics If you're not a hardcore gamer, don't sweat the From Ashes DLC.

Not Happy About the Street Fighter X Tekken On-Disc DLC? Give Capcom A Call The title says it all.



Friday

Time Schafer Shows Off How He's Been Using KickStarter Money Curious how that money is being put to use? Check it out after the jump.

Dark Souls Sequels, Mobile Games Possible If you're hoping to play the beloved RPG on mobile devices, it just might happen.

Pokemon Adventure Camp Revealed By Trademark App What could Nintendo have up their sleeve now? Click the link to check it out.

Diablo 3 PVP Unavailable Launch Blizzard won't be supporting PVP at launch but it'll arrive soon enough.

Alone Dark Designer Wants HD Remake The classic game could be on the receiving end of an HD remake or at least that's what the designer wants.

Two Prototype 2 Pre-Order Bonuses Announced Pre-order the game now and receive some extra incentives.

Mass Effect 3 Day-One DLC Was On-Disc After All Well what do you know....surprised?

Assassin's Creed 3 Dev Says AAA Games Are A Cancerous Growth This guy makes some good points about the big-budget Hollywood approach to video game design.

Blades of Time Now Available For Xbox 360, PS3 Grab a friend and hack and slash your way through this budget-priced action adventure title.

Gears of War Designer: Focus Groups Suck Well that's news to me.



Saturday

Ubisoft Rainbow 6 Patriots Won't Be Cancelled Despite firing most of the core leads Ubisoft will keep on trucking on with Rainbow 6: Patriots.

Koihime Musuo Strategy Game Announced Gamania's latest title is a strategy MMO game that borderlines on NSFW.

Alan Wake Hitting Retail Shelves For PC This April If you don't have the bandwidth to download the game from Steam, you can pick up a boxed version from a retailer this April.

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Launching For Vita This Summer Get the complete HD collection for one of the most beloved action-espionage games ever made.

Tribes Ascend Launching April Hi-Rez Studios' newest shooter will be completed this April.

Mass Effect 3 Ships 3.5 Million Copies EA manages nearly one-million sold copies with its first week out.

Borderlands 2 Has Three Cutscenes It's because Gearbox wants to focus on in-game story telling, not long drawn out cinematics.

That wraps up this edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap. You can check out a new trailer for Mass Effect 3 below, which further convinces you that you should buckle down and shell out the $60 for the game.


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