Weekly Recap Oct 2nd: Nintendo 3DS Games Announced, Gears Of War 3 Delayed

By William Usher 2010-10-02 14:04:04 discussion comments
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The biggest news of the week isn't necessarily the most interesting or intriguing news of the week. While Epic Games may have delayed the crap out of Gears of War 3, pushing the game back to a fall release, other noteworthy games such as World of Darkness, Vindictus and Lucius took the spotlight this week. That’s not to mention that Nintendo released a ton of new info on a bunch of upcoming autostereoscopic games for the Nintendo 3DS, including titles such as Resident Evil and Metal Gear Solid. A brief showdown article between Call of Duty: Black Ops and the highly anticipated reboot of Medal of Honor also rounds out this week’s noteworthy news. These stories and more in this October 2nd, 2010 edition of the Game Blend Weekly Recap.





Sunday

Medal of Honor System Requirements Announced.

World of Darkness MMO First Trailer Released.

Alan Wake The Writer DLC Trailer Reveals Release Date And Price.

Rumor: World of Warcraft Cataclysm Release Date November 23rd.

DC Universe Screenshots Feature Gotham Under Siege. Bane and crew give Gotham a good pounding.



Monday

StarCraft II Patch 1.2 Detailed. New goodies, new fixes and updated features.

StarCraft II Heart of the Swarm Not Appearing At BlizzCon 2010. Oh why not? Fans will have to click the link to find out.

John Daly’s ProStroke Release Date Announced. The real golf sim that takes full control of the PlayStation Move.

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Goes Gold. No surprise here for gamers who can expect another Naruto game to gold in a few months…again.

WRC FIA World Championship PC Demo Up For Grabs. Prepping gamers for the dirt-grinding action that comes with the full game.

Enslaved Epic Journey and Re-Invention Videos Released. Ninja Theory explains how Monkey and Trip get together.



Tuesday

God of War: Ghost of Sparta Demo Coming Tomorrow.

Nintendo Downloads: Zenonia, Target Toss Pro Lawn Darts. Two more sweet deals landing on the shop channel.

NBA Elite 11 Delayed; NBA Jam Still Coming This Fall. Minor or major delay…that is the question.

Star Trek Deep Space Nine MMO Announced. Well, I guess we just need Generations and Voyager now.

KontrolFreek Unveils Hoops Freek for NBA Elite 11. Too bad NBA Elite 11 was delayed…means you’ll have hoop-shaped thumbpads and no hoop game to go with them.

Oddworld Stranger’s Wrath Remake Could Come To Xbox 360.

Two Worlds II Delayed To January 2011. Reason why? Because they didn’t want the game clobbered by Medal of Honor and Call of Duty.

GolfStar MMO Golf Game Acquired By Gamigo. Free-to-play and easy to acquire.



Wednesday

EA Sports MMA Demo Arrives Today for Xbox 360 and PS3. That’s nearly last week for people reading this when they’re supposed to.

StarCraft II Patch 1.1.1 Fixes Ultralisk Cleaves and Mac Issues. More fixes and patches for the patch that contained all those fixes and patches.

Call of Duty Black Ops: Zombie Co-op Confirmed. I mean, who doesn’t like busting caps in zombies? Everyone loves zombies!

Dynasty Warriors Online Closed Beta Starts October 14th. Make a date to abandon real life so you can start hacking and slashing…Dynasty Warriors style.

Superstars V8 Racing Launch Date is Set For PS3. Find out when you can start tearing up the road in this realistic racing sim.

Deadliest Warrior The Game: PS3 Cheats and Strategies Video. Yes, a dev doc that actually contains cheats…how novel.

Black Mirror 3 Coming To North America Q1 2011. Adventure horror returns to form with Black Mirror 3.

Nintendo 3DS Price and Release Date Revealed. This is it…the next big one from Nintendo and it’s all about autostereoscopy.

Borderlands Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution DLC Released. Brand new DLC for the game with a million guns.

Creepy New Screenshots Arrive For Horror Game, Lucius. The devil’s son has a few tricks up his sleeve.

Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare Screenshots Revealed. Check out the western zombies for the upcoming DLC.

Star Wars The Force Unleashed II Gets Guybrush Threepwood Skin. The fellow with the funny name makes an appearance in Starkiller’s game.



Thursday

Metal Gear Solid 3DS Screenshots Are Sadly Two Dimensional. New screenshots of the Metal Gear Solid 3DS experience…eh, but not necessarily for autostereoscopic viewing.

Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D Announced. And it’s not cardboard cutouts like in the iPhone version, either.

Beyond Good and Evil HD Announced for Xbox Live Arcade And PSN. This is one of the most talked about games of any generation yet this is the best they can do for a sequel?

S4 League Patch 22 Is Ready To Go Live. New costumes, new gear, new guns…that’s all you need to know.

Activision Announces NASCAR The Game 2011. EA may have dropped the ball but that doesn’t mean NASCAR is destined to sit on the shelf in 2011.

Shaun White’s Skateboading Video Shows How Players Get Creative. Same old tricks, new way to do them. Intrigued?

Dragon Age Ultimate Edition Detailed. Complete with a trailer.

Team Fortress 2 Gets In Game Store With Mann Conomy Update. For those manly-men gamers who need a less-than-manly economy deal.



Friday

Vindictus Heads Into Open Beta October 13th. The wait is almost over.

Medal of Honor Looks More Badass Than Call of Duty Black Ops. Yeah, it’s official.

Blizzard Bans And Suspends 5,000 StarCraft II Players. Dropping the ban-zan hammer on all those low-life cheating scumbags. Show e’m Blizzard…show e’m.

Tony Hawk SHRED Release Date Confirmed, Website Launched. A new website to celebrate the official release date.

Taliban Removed from Medal of Honor Multiplayer. For those of you asking “why?” just click the link to get your boilerplate answer.

Rapala Pro Bass Fishing Reels It In For iPad and iPhone. Fishing on the go is now a simple possibility.

Gears of War 3 Delayed to Fall 2011. Looks like Cliffy B. gets to catch his breath before hitting up the hype train anytime soon.

MAG 2.0 Update Goes Live With Move Support. How will it work with Move? You’ll have to click the link to get the details.

Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock Experiencing Disc Read Errors. That’s probably not something Activision wanted to go public.

Ys The Oath In Felghana Coming Late 2010 for PSP. In North America, that is.

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Warmachine Walkthrough Video. It takes some real cunning to destroy 17th century tanks.



Saturday

XBLA Fans Caption Contest: Win a Copy of Hydrophobia. Enter a caption and win a free game…it’s that simple.

Sonic Adventure XBLA Review. A classic game that hops to the Live Arcade gets the review treatment.

Official Bulletstorm Box Art Goes Live. Take a long hard look at the official box art for the upcoming game.

Sonic Free Riders Confirmed for Kinect Launch. This was one of Sonic’s less weird games.

FreeJack Parkour MMO Game Enters Open Beta. This is a free game that’s definitely worth checking out.

That wraps up this edition of the Game Blend Weekly Recap. The final trailer of this week’s recap is an epic video for Epic Mickey featuring his epic journey. Enjoy.


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