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Weekly Recap May 19th: Diablo 3 Launches, Unreal Engine 4, Black Ops 2 Giveaway

By William Usher 2012-05-19 13:45:04 discussion comments
So after waiting more than a decade, Blizzard fans and hack-and-slash aficionados were finally able to dig into the long-awaited Diablo III. The only problem is that the game wasn't quite what everyone expected and there has been heated discussions ever since. Epic also let loose the very first set of Unreal Engine 4 screenshots, giving gamers a first-hand look at the upcoming next-generation game engine. And gamers eagerly anticipating Activision and Treyarch's first-person shooter, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, we'll be giving away a copy along with a 250gigbyte Xbox 360, so be sure to check our Facebook page for more details. These stories and more in this May 19th, 2012 edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.





Sunday

Gamers Complain About Street Fighter X Tekken's PC Bugs, Sound Issues It's already started...again...this time it's for the PC crowd.

Wasteland 2 Running Unity, Gamers Can Rejoice This was such a great design decision from Brian Fargo that it definitely makes it worthwhile noting.

Microsoft Not Offering Refunds Over MineCraft Split Screen Fiasco Why you would need an HDTV for a game that was purposefully made ugly is beyond me.

Awesome Art of the Instakill Video A really cool video collage of instant-kills in popular action games.

EA Responds To Disappearing Battlefield 3 Servers They claim they're not just in it for the money.

Beyonce Video Game Lawsuit Headed To Court More allegations and more money being asked for from the music and movie celebrity.

Uncharted 3 Update 1.11 Brings Back The Lab This is definitely good news for anyone who enjoyed The Lab multiplayer map.



Monday

Square Enix Profits In 2012 Thanks To Final Fantasy XIII-2, Deus Ex Human Revolution Square posts profits thanks to smart business moves and two AAA titles.

Kinect Star Wars Review Mildly Fun Missed Opportunity LucasArts misses the boat with this game but is it still worth playing?

Epic Releases May UDK With RealD Support Unreal games can now be designed using some snazzy 3D.

Diablo 3 Starter Edition Detailed Slick new details for the game that's currently available.

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Detailed With Tons of DLC Sega is trying something new with this game and it involves lots of DLC. Hmmm...

Minecraft for Xbox 360 Sells 1 Million Copies Microsoft and Mojang are really rolling in the dough now.

Sony CEO Does Not Want To Block Used Games For PS4 This is good news for the pro-consumer crowd...which means it's good news for gamers.

Tomb Raider Release Date Pushed To 2013 Crystal Dynamics moves back the release for the upcoming reinvented Tomb Raider.



Tuesday

Zynga Slowly Becoming EA, Buys Up Wild Needle If EA is Emperor Palpatine then Zynga is obviously Darth Vader.

Awesomenauts Fully Awesome Game Guide A full game guide to help you get the most out of Ronimo's Awesomenauts.

Mercenary Ops Will Not Allow For Pay-To-Win Weapons

Street Fighter X Tekken Poor Sales Due To Too Many Fighting Games, Says Capcom Yep, all those fighting games out there really ate into the sales of SFxT...Naruto and....eh...yeah...Naruto.

Microsoft Aiming For Casuals or Core Gamers With Xbox 720? This is an interesting predicament and Microsoft may be at a crossroad for where they eventually end up with their new system.

Webzen E3 Line-Up Includes C9, Artic Combat Two highly anticipated games will be on display at this year's upcoming E3 event.

Kingdoms of Amalur Developer In Trouble? Money owed to the state could become money that tax payers owe to the state. Get the full rundown in the article.

Diablo 3 Beaten in 12 Hours This is the definition of hardcore gaming right here folks.



Wednesday

Diablo 3 Flooded With 0/10 Metacritic Scores over Always On-DRM Oh yes, consumers will rage...consumers will rage.

How To Get To Diablo 3's Cow Level Yes, there is a cow level. Strange as that may seem. It's not entirely riddled with rainbows and unicorns though...or is it?

Three Badass KickStarter Games For Hardcore Gamers These are the top of the crop for the time being and totally worth some exposure.

Fray Turn-Based Strategy Game Enters First Beta Phase It's out of alpha testing and into the beta waters.

Orion Dino Beatdown Patch Makes Game Playable After some patchwork the game is finally playable.

BioWare Wants Your Dragon Age 3 Ideas What would you like to see improved on the game?

Offensive Combat Announced, U4iA's Call of Duty Killer It's supposed to be addictive, fast-paced and fun. Get a first look at the game and judge for yourself.

Crysis 3 Screenshots, Concept Art Reveal Seven Wonders Revel in the glory of the latest in-game shots of Crysis 3.

Halo 4 Limited Edition Adds Multiplayer, Maps, Specializations If you buy the game now you'll gain access to a ton of extra goodies.



Thursday

First Unreal Engine 4 Screenshots Emerge Get a first-hand look at the next-generation of visual enhancement with the Unreal Engine 4.

Diablo 3 Launch Fiasco Proves Video Game Journalism Fails It's so sad it's beyond being funny.

Far Cry 3 Multiplayer Beta Coming This Summer You'll be able to experience the multiplayer in the new shooter this summer.

Dust 514 Beta Registration Now Open To PS3 Gamers Sign-up right now to test out the latest F2P shooter from CCP.

Save $40 On Ghost Recon Future Soldier With Gunnar Optiks Purchase Purchasing some cool looking glasses can earn you a reduced retail price on Ghost Recon.

Aeria Games Digital Distribution Platform Heads Into Beta Ignite goes for a test run and gamers get to test it out.

Walking Dead Game Sells One Million Copies TellTale's budget-priced adventure-horror title breaks the platinum mark.

Blizzard Apologizes About Diablo 3 Server Problems, Delays Real Money Auction House They're real sorry about the launch delays and as a sign of good faith, they're going to hold off on the RMAH.



Friday

Blizzard: Diablo 3 Isn't Too Easy You thought you were gonna beat Inferno in one sitting? Think again noob!

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Enlisted 600,000 Players

EA Wants More Kickstarter Games On Origin?

Rock, Paper, Shotgun Tells Gamers To Keep Shouting At Blizzard Hold the line!

Infinity Blade Dungeons Mimics Diablo's Gameplay It takes on an isometric perspective and offers gamers some more free-flowing hack and slash gameplay.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Has Drake, Snake, Cole McGrath? New heavy-hitters pop-up for the PlayStation Battle Royale.

Elder Scrolls Online Encourages Exploration and single-player storylines. Check it out after the jump.



Saturday

South Park Tenorman's Revenge To Receive Hefty Software Update South Park fans have a lot to look forward to for the recently released game.

Brian Fargo Assures Gamers Wasteland 2 Is Not An Origin Exclusive If you were worried that EA may be intruding on the crowd-sourced space, fear not for Fargo reminds us that EA has no stake in their dinner plate.

Epic Mickey 2 Power Scenes Check out some new media for the upcoming big-budget sequel, Epic Mickey 2.

Diablo 3 Giveaway Co-Optimus is handing out a free copy of Blizzard's latest. Find out how earn the game for yourself

Orion Dino Beatdown Review Co-Optimus plasters the game with a poor review score, find out why.

That wraps up this edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap. Below you'll find a nice lengthy trailer for The Secret World. Enjoy.


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