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Weekly Recap Oct 27th: The Fall Of Zynga, Eurogamer Fiasco, Square Licenses Unreal Engine 4

By William Usher 2012-10-27 12:26:14 discussion comments
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The gaming industry took a stroll through the mud, a dirty chicken factory and then ended up in a cesspool by the time the weekend approached. Yes, there was a whole lot of ugly bombs dropping in the gaming industry this week and it included things like Zynga firing a bunch of employees and shutting down a studio during the Apple press conference for the iPad Mini in order to cover their tracks, but their employees outed them about the scheme and well, outedness + internet = pitchforks and torches. If you think that's bad, Eurogamer was thrown into a rather awkward position when writer Rob Florence tried outing the corruption permeating the business but in the process found himself out of a job when legal threats came-a-knockin' and pretty much proved that outing video game journalism corruption will get you put out of a job. Oh yeah, and Square Enix is the first to license the Unreal Engine 4. These stories and more in this October 27th, 2012 edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.



Sunday
Dark Horizons Mechanized Assault Action Lands On Steam Greenlight A third-person mech shooter is looking for a few upvotes on Steam.

Super Meat Boy Dev Announces Mew-Genics A new game from Team-Meat indicates that they're still building and branching.

Medal of Honor: Warfighter Getting Zero Dark Thirty Map Pack Well ahead of launch, the game is already going to be receiving plenty of map pack DLC.

Dragon Age 3 Concept Art Mostly Generic Fantasy Well at least it's good looking generic fantasy.

Publisher Admits Game Review Scores Are Heavily Influenced By Trips, Parties, Swag Totally unsurprising, this news right here. Who actually didn't see this coming? It's like saying you didn't think Anderson Cooper was batting for the other team. Everyone knew.

You Die, Your Digital Game Collection Is Lost Forever The very sad truth of the ever encroaching world of digital games sales.

Disgaea Dimension 2 Announced For PS3 One of the most popular niche titles will be arriving for the PS3.


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