Weekly Recap Nov 6th: Afterfall Announced, NBA Elite 11 Cancelled, Project Gotham Racing Revived?

By William Usher 2010-11-06 13:48:02 discussion comments
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The week ending on November 6th was full of noteworthy gaming news, so much so that it was tough just deciding what should go in the headline. A couple of new games were announced this week, including a new combat-heavy RPG from Atlus called the Cursed Crusade. A new Unreal powered horror-survival game is also on the way called Afterfall. NBA Elite 11 was unfortunately cancelled after meeting equally unfortunate delays. Rumors have peaked about Microsoft resurrecting one of the very first Xbox exclusive franchises, Project Gotham Racing, and, of course, the biggest news of the week would have to be that Microsoft’s Kinect and all 19 of its casual-oriented games has finally released to retailers. These stories and more in this November 6th, 2010 edition of the Game Blend Weekly Recap.





Sunday

KillZone 3 Multiplayer Beta Hands-On Impressions. Steve West gets back into gaming shape with some exclusive hands-on time with Guerrilla Games’ KillZone 3.

Vanquish Review. Cheesy dialogue aside, find out why Pete praises this game like no other.

Bloody Good Time & Haunted House Hit XBLA. Still in the mood for some spooky good times on XBLA? Well, there’s some new arcade horror games available to download.

Dream Chronicles XBLA Review. Is this game a worthy budget priced download, or an indie-stinker? Click the link to find out.

John Carmack Talks Rage On iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Rage isn’t just the next big thing for consoles and PC.

Xbox Live Fall Update Dated. You’ve been looking forward to it and now it’s almost here.



Monday

LittleBigPlanet 2 SackBots Featurette. Check out a funny look at the Sackboy bot patrol.

Call of Duty Black Ops Zombie Co-op Has Dead Presidents. Things get strange in the world of Black Ops with Dead Presidents.

Call of Duty Black Ops Launch Trailer Wants Shelter. The official launch trailer to one of the most anticipated games of the year.

Bejeweled 3 Announced. It’s about time, right?

Nintendow Downloads: Street Slam, Gene Labs. A few more additions to the WiiWare cache of budget-priced games.

Rumor: Microsoft Reviving Project Gotham Racing. Could it be? A legitimate rival for the Need for Speed could be coming back to the Xbox 360? Now that would be awesome.

Crackdown 2 Deluge DLC Announced. If the Toybox has bored you to tears, there’s good news in store for loyal Crackdown 2 gamers.

Super Meat Boy Delayed for Wii. Uh oh, he may have caught a case of mad cow.

Iwata: No Wii Price Cut This Year. Too bad, it looks like the PS3 might close the gap because of that.

Afterfall Insanity Coming To Xbox 360, PS3 and PC In 2011. A third-person horror survival title that doesn’t shortchange on the horror.



Tuesday

Sims 3 Console Review. Kelly West explains the ups and downs of The Sims 3 making the jump to home consoles.

Xbox 360 2010 Holiday Bundle Announced. A cheapened deal to move some 360s off of store shelves.

Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon Extra Co-op Info Released. There’s more than just online co-op that this game has to offer.

Open Beta Begins Next Week For Futuristic Shooter Genesis AD. ijji Games finally unveils an official release for this.

Borderlands Level Cap Patch Released. You can now amp to a much higher level.

Interview With Grant Rodiek Discussing Sims 3 Late Night. Find out some of the details that went into the Late Night expansion.

NBA Elite 11 Cancelled. Well, who seen this coming? Certainly not I.

Dragon Age Legends Announced for Facebook. If you can’t run the main game on PC you have an alternative in Facebook.

GameStop Holding Kinect Launch Events. It’s almost time to Kinect, and GameStop wants you to jump into the fun when launch time comes.



Wednesday

Medal of Honor Sequel Likely. If you enjoyed the rebooted franchise then you’ll definitely like the news about a potential sequel being in the works.

Dynasty Warriors Online Heads Into Open Beta. No worries about character deletion, the game is now in full swing.

Darkspore Beta Sign Ups Begin. Want to check out the new game from EA? Well, sign on up to test your grit.

Blacklight Tango Down Finally Makes Its Debut On PS3. The long overdue release of a decent budget-priced shooter.

Microsoft Has High Kinect Sales Expectations. Well of course they do…of course they do.

Icewind Dale 2 Complete Now On Good Old Games. Fans of the classic sequel can now grab themselves a copy from one of the most reliable old-school gaming outlets available.



Thursday

Free Soundtrack Available for nail’d On Facebook Page. Grab up a copy kiddies, it’s all free I tells ya…Free!

Warhammer Online Premium Items Announced. For those of you who want an edge over the online competition, a list of the premium cash shop items was revealed.

SPlatterhouse: Survival Mode and Alternate Mask Screenshots. Lots of blood spilling and face smashing. Just what horror-action gamers asked for.

Rumor: Microsoft Testing Episodic Full House Poker. Everyone loves poker…well, when they aren’t losing money and strapped to a chair, beat to a pulp after owning a few hundred grand to a fat pit boss.

Super Meat Boy Xbox 360 Patch Detailed. Super Meat Boy Xbox 360 Patch Detailed. A few fixes for gaming’s interactive meaty super hero.



Friday

Hulu Plus Goes Public For PS3 Next Week. Interested in watching TV from your PS3 without the hassle of cable? Behold….Hulu….Plus.

CrimeCraft Bleedout Expansion Detailed. Check out a complete rundown of what you get in the new expansion that’s creating quite the buzz.

Battlefield Play4Free Coming, Free, For PC In 2011. A more realistic take on the Battlefield Heroes model.

Medal of Honor is Only $40 on Amazon. Getting close to that budget-priced bulls-eye, eh?

Call of Duty Black Ops Commercial Stars Jimmy Kimmel and Kobe Bryant. Who wins? Talk show host or basketball star?

Cursed Crusade Announced, Coming Summer 2011 to Xbox 360 and PS3. Featuring some Witcher style combat…no loose boobies in sight, though.

EA Sports: FIFA Soccer Series Hits 100 Million Sales. Is that not crazy or what? Talk about feeding the machine.



Saturday

Armored Core 5 Delayed. Finances, game design, multiplayer? Find out what has this heavy mech game all clogged up on the development assembly line.

Crysis 2 Multiplayer Beta Footage Hits Web. A little look inside the Crysis 2 beta thanks to a FRAPpy gamer.

Call of Duty Black Ops Midnight Launch Locations Revealed. Is your local retailer on the list? Click the link to find out.

New Super Meat Boy Levels Incoming. Extra levels on the way for the meaty wonder.

Black Ops Dead Ops Arcade Mode Leaked. Looks like this game is jam packed to the brim with hidden content.

That wraps up this edition of the Game Blend Weekly Recap. Deciding on a video to spotlight at the end of this week’s recap was a little tough because there were so many great trailers released throughout the week. Nevertheless, the spotlight goes to the Dead Space 2 lullaby trailer, which is as cool as it is creepy. Enjoy.


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