Weekly Recap Nov 5th: MechWarrior Online, Rainbow 6 Patriots, GOTY Nominees

By William Usher 2011-11-05 12:38:51 discussion comments
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Okay so this week was played up to the extreme with all things GTA V speculation after Rockstar released a new trailer for the game. Also, be sure to check out the iCEnhancer graphics comparison between GTA IV and GTA V. We’ll soon see the return of MechWarrior with an online free-to-play title in 2012. Ubisoft announces Rainbow 6: Patriots for the Xbox 360 and PS3, due for release in 2013 and Spike TV announces nominees for Game of the Year for the 2011 VGAs. These stories and more in this November 5th, 2011 edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.



Sunday

Eligium Chosen One MMO Features Kung-Fu Pandas Well that’s no big surprise for anyone who enjoys MMORPGs and pandas.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Leaked Onto Torrents Another big game fallen to the pirates of the torrent-lands.

Rumor: Rainbow Six Patriots Announcement Coming Soon That’s good news for fans who have long awaited a sequel in the long running franchise.

Dungeon Defenders Celebrates Halloween With Free DLC That’s one thing you have to love about the holidays, even if you don’t like the holidays.



Monday

Dragon’s Dogma Character Creation Screenshots Released Check out some dazzling new shots of the character creation process in the upcoming Capcom RPG, Dragon’s Dogma.

Dungeon Gate Open-Ended RPG Adventure Game Announced Maybe this medieval fantasy title will be a little bit different from all the others out there.

APB Reloaded’s Road To Recovery: A Comeback Tale G1 talks APB’s return to the spotlight, preceding the game’s December retail re-release.

Rumor: God of War 4 In Development For PlayStation 4 It’s not too far fetched. It was also rumored the Santa Monica studio is also working on a next-gen title for the PS4…could it be one and the same thing?

Fusion Genesis Soundtrack Available For Free Free soundtracks are always a great thing no matter what game or media they belong to.

XBLA’s Most Wanted: Starcraft Wouldn’t it be a real treat to console gamers to get an arcade version of this cult classic PC title?

Battlefield 3 Review: At Least The Multiplayer Is Good Ohhh, burn on the single-player portion of Battlefield 3. Scripted linearity for the fail.



Tuesday

Jurassic Park Game Free With PlayStation Plus Subscription This certainly isn’t a bad deal. At least Sony is making their paid service look presentable for most gamers.

Uncharted 3 Drake Deception Official Guide Released; Nolan North Journal Coming Soon Find out more about the man behind Nathan Drake with the exclusive journal as well as hints for playing through the scripted game with the official strategy guide.

Counter Strike Global Offensive Beta Delayed It looks like you’ll just be stuck with Gears of War 3, Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3, Red Orchestra 2, BodyCount and GoldenEye 007: Reloaded to satisfy your FPS hunger.

APB Reloaded Gets Euro Distributor, Releasing January 2012 G1 is really serious about APB going mainstream, eh?

Free Gears of War 3 Versus Booster Map Pack Arriving On Thanksgiving There’s plenty to be thankful for with that news.

MechWarrior Online Announced, F2P Mech Action Coming Q4 2012 It’s about time…it’s about metal-freaking time.

Max Payne 3 Screenshots Ready The Guns Check out Max and some of his antagonists wielding guns and looking cool.

HTML5 Games Just Hype, Says Zipline CEO Oh, someone is already dogging the new design platform before it even got its footing in the ground.

DreamHack Dota 2 Tournament Sponsored By Corsair Win some awesome swag and great prizes just by playing an intensely engaging game.

Raptor LK1 Gaming Keyboard Available For Only $35 That’s right…a gaming keyboard available for only $35. Now that’s a freaking deal.



Wednesday

Battlefield 3 Cracked To Run Without Origin, EA Sheds A Tear A win for pirates and a loss for EA.

Saints Row The Third System Requirements Released Check to see if your PC is up to par for the latest open-world game.

THQ Isn’t Sweating Grand Theft Auto 5 Uh-oh, are we looking at another Call of Duty vs Battlefield showdown? Highly unlikely.

Eidos Says Deus Ex Human Revolution Boss Fights Were Their Fault It’s nice that some companies are willing to take responsibility for their actions.

Things To Do In GTA Vinewood When You’re Dead A list of fun things to do before your character bites the dust.

Raiderz: Art of Combat Announced, Coming 2012 Another awesome Monster Hunter clone for PC gamers.

Ubisoft Buys Trials HD Developer That’s finally a right move by the larger-scale developer.

Nexon Posts Q3 Growth; Rolls Out MapleStory Adventures, Zombie Misfits It’s not just a numbers game, Nexon is all about the games…and they have a few announcements attached to their quarterly results.

Can GamerFood Help You Play Better? Uh, yeah…GamerFood obviously is geared toward gamers, right?

DC Universe Online Now Free-to-Play Join Batman or the Joker and head into battle…for free.



Thursday

Former Cryptic Devs Want Gamers To Help Choose Their Next Game An inventive new idea for game design.

Brawl Busters Heads Into Open Beta You can now pummel, blast and bust your way to victory.

Spike TV’s VGA GOTY Nominees Announced Two of the entries don’t belong yet, and you’ll know once you see them.

Krater Announced: Post Apocalyptic RPG Coming 2012 A new kind of post-apocalyptic RPG for action fans who love games with deep consequences.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Trailer Explains Social Experience Twitter and Facebook will become about as important to Call of Duty as noob-tubing. Believe it.

Shattered Horizon Price Dropping To $9.99 Permanently Good news for PC enthusiasts who want to try out a game that pushes their system to the max.

Rainbow 6: Patriots Announced, Coming 2013 For Xbox 360, PS3 There better be some next-gen announcements for this game, too.

Neowiz Working On Next-Gen MMO, Licenses xaitMap AI Toolset Some high-end AI is being worked into a high-end MMO.

Dark Thriller Yesterday Announced for PC Pendulo is at it again with a brand new adventure game IP for PC.

Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine, Chaos Unleashed DLC on the Way If you still have the game then you can look forward to some new DLC for it.

Fallout Vegas Ultimate Edition Arriving In February Bethesda continues to pour out new content for Fallout Vegas.



Friday

Kinect Sports Season Two: Safe Family Fun The review pays off and gamers can find out just how much family fun you can have.

Anno 2070 Demo Now Available PC gamers willing to embrace their strategic side can do so right now.

Joe Danger Special Edition Coming to Xbox 360 PS3 exclusive no more…Joe Danger goes multiplatform.

GTA Five Vs iCEnhanced GTA IV Graphics Comparison A no-holds-barred comparison between these two visual titans. You’ll be surprised by the results.

Rainbow 6 Patriots Trailer Darker Than You’d Expect It’s extremely grim, and a lot more moodier than you might expect.

Justin Verlander MLB 2K12 Cover Athlete After getting baseball fans in a buzz during this season, the pitcher makes the cover of the newest MLB game.

Angels Online Introduces Male Version of Miss Universe Contest Show off your looks as if the world depended on it.

Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Goes Gold The development on the game is finally done, which means you’ll be running around in an open-world very soon.

LEGO Universe Shutting Down in 2012 Subscription numbers just haven’t added up, that means LEGO Group has to shut the game down.

Modern Warfare 3 Expected to Make $1.1 Billion In Six Weeks Activision will be trolling all the way to the bank.



Saturday

EA Says Origin Isn’t Spyware, Although It Does Scan Your Entire PC Be wary of Origin, only if you don’t like spyware.

Giveaway: Battlefield 3 For PS3 It's really easy to grab a free copy of DICE's newest first-person shooter.

Modern Warfare 3 Dev: Xbox 360, PS3 Don’t Have Much Horsepower Left Pushing the systems to their absolute fullest is now in full swing.

3 Ways To Prevent Your Xbox Live Account From Being Hacked Helpful hints to protect your Live account from hackers.

Namco Bandai Partners Up For Race Injection Release Distributing the next wave of racing games for consoles.

Hold Your Hand Out And Win 10,000 In An Uncharted 3 Contest It may sound ridiculous but there’s some money to be won…you just gotta tap into that inner PS3 Fanboy.

Bang Bang Racing Classified As Multiplayer; 360 Footage Leaked Rounding out the week with some snazzy new footage of the upcoming racing game.

That wraps up this edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap. You can scope out the new multiplayer story trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations below. Enjoy.


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