Weekly Recap Oct 9th: Captain America Game, X-Men Destiny, Gears 3 Beta

By William Usher 2010-10-09 17:24:46 discussion comments
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This week played host to the New York Comic-Con, with a large assortment of announcements, media assets and generally gaming news filling out the week. Sega announced that in connection with the new movie due out next year, a Captain America game is on the way set during the World War II era. Marvel wasn’t done with superhero games for the week, though, as a new X-Men game is on the way as well. And despite Gears of War 3 getting delayed until fall of next year, Epic let loose some positive news about the status of the game, even going as far as letting the gaming community know that a playable beta will be arriving soon. These stories and more in this October 9th, 2010 edition of the Game Blend Weekly Recap.





Sunday

Halo Reach Gets Playlist Update On Tuesday. It’s already available if you’re reading this when you’re supposed to.

Red Dead Redemption Multiplayer Gets Marshals. Because even the lawless need a little bit of strong-handing.

KillZone 3 Co-op Possible. Cooperative killzoning? Count me in.

Talon Desktop Back-to-School Giveaway on Facebook. You could win a computer just by liking a Facebook page.

Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Release Date Announced. You may not have read it here first but you still read it, so there you go.



Monday

World of Warcraft Cataclysm Release Date Announced. New and official…all in the same sentence.

OnLive Goes Free-to-Use, No More Monthly Charges. This is pretty big news.

Allods Online Volume 2 Rise of Gorluxor Releases Tomorrow. The second volume is on the way.

Epic Mickey: Warren Spector Talks Storytelling In New Dev Doc. It’s not always about budget, but how you use what you have to tell a fascinating story.

Enslaved Sound And Music Aims For Emotion. A behind-the-scenes look at the music that fuels the gameplay.

DC Universe Online Delayed To 2011. Wow seriously, it feels like we’ll never get to play this game…ever!

Sports Champions Haunted DLC Announced. This is some odd DLC but, zombies are the ‘in’ thing right now, so…

Left 4 Dead And Left 4 Dead 2 Confirmed For Mac. Valve promised that it would arrive for Mac, and thus, it is coming for Mac.

Medal of Honor Midnight Launch Locations Announced. Oh boy, here we go…find out if this is happening at a launch location near you.

Call of Duty Black Ops Has 3D Support. Gimmicks or upgrades, it doesn’t really matter, it’s going to be available in CoD: Black Ops.

LittleBigPlanet 2 Delay Explained. Oh, there’s a reason behind the delay this time.



Tuesday

Red Dead Redemption Hunting And Trading Outfits Pack Coming October 12th. Rockstar just keeps e’m coming, don’t they?

Fallout New Vegas System Requirements Announced. is your PC up to snuff for this bad boy? Click the link to find out.

Costume Quest Release Date And Price Unveiled. If you’re not sure what this game is about, that’s a good enough reason to click the link to find out.

Sega Announces WWII Video Game: Captain America Super Solider. This is it right here folks…one of the most highly anticipated hero games in the last decade.

John Daly’s Prostroke Golf Available For PS3, Coming Soon For Xbox 360. It’s not that long of a wait for Xbox 360 fans.

Nintendo Wii, DS And PSP CM4 Covers Get Holiday Discounts. Now you can travel in style and with a little less weight in your wallet.



Wednesday

Duke Nukem Forever Early Demo Access Included With Borderlands Game of the Year Edition. This must be good news for Duke Nukem fans who, by now, must be in retirement homes.

Star Wars The Force Unleashed II Demo Release Date And Details Announced. Before you find out how Starkiller got his body back, you can test out his new fighting techniques in the demo.

Grand Theft Auto IV The Complete Edition Revealed By Retailers. Maybe this version will actually work correctly for the PC?

Release Date Confirmed For nail’d; New Trailer Available. And surprisingly enough, this game doesn’t cost $59.99.

Time Crisis Razing Storm Pre-Launch Media Blowout. A bunch of goofy trailers for the upcoming rail-shooter.

IceWind Dale Complete Now On GOG.com One of the best RPGs makes its appearance on Good ‘Ole Games.

Unreal Engine 3 IPP Gets Stereoscopic 3D Support From TriOwviz. The trend has officially invaded gaming.

Dead Rising 2 Outfits Coming To PSN And Xbox Live Arcade. If all those outfits in the original game wasn’t enough, there are a few more available.

Demon’s Souls Birthday Celebrated With World Tendency Events. You’ll have to check it out to get the full details.



Thursday

DeathSpank PC Release Date And Discounts Announced. Release dates and discounts aren’t a bad way to kick things off for Thursday.

Dead Space Ignition Coming Next Week. Catch up on what happens after the original Dead Space.

Free Team Fortress 2 Items With Left 4 Dead 2 Purchase. Anytime you get free stuff just for buying a game you were already going to buy, then it’s just cookies for everyone involved.

World of Warcraft Subscriber Base Now 12 Million. More people subscribed to a game than there are people living in Belfast?

Buy God of War Ghost of Sparta, Get Kratos Brother Deimos. The only question that matters in this scenario is whether or not Deimos can kick as much butt as Kratos…that is all.

X-Men Destiny Announced For Consoles. Guess whether or not this has anything to do with the upcoming X-Men movie.

How To Get A KillZone 3 Beta Key. We all know that you don’t need to be goaded to click the link.

Battlefield Bad Company 2 Announced For iPhone and iPod Touch. Battlefield destruction while on the go.

Shadow Harvest Phantom Ops Coming February 2011. Bringing physics-based stealth to the table starting in 2011.



Friday

Star Wars The Old Republic Making The Jedi Dev Doc Released. The light side is a little more difficult than the dark side.

Xbox Live Fall Update Detailed. And it covers more than just the wallet-raping price hike.

Lord of the Rings Online Revenue Doubles. Well, given that it’s a popular IP and free-to-play it’s a little like “no duh”.

Duke Nukem Forever Demo and Borderlands GotY Coming to Onlive. Even if you don’t own a PS3 or Xbox 360, you can still join in on the fun.

Arcania Gothic 4 Delayed. Only a slight delay that is.



Saturday

Call of Duty Black Ops World Premiere Teaser Trailer Released. It taunts and it teases.

FIFA 11 Flag Glitch Fixed With Reset. That annoying flag glitch? Well, it’s no more. Good riddance.

NYCC: Capcom Classics Coming To Virtual Console. All those classics are about to find a new home on Wii’s Virtual Console platform.

Marvel Vs Capcom 3: Magneto, M.O.D.O.K And Bionic Commando Join The Cast. Four new characters, a bunch of new screenshots and two new trailers. Enjoy.

Alien Breed 2 Assault Review. Find out of the sequel is as good as the original.

NYCC X-Men Arcade Game Coming To PS3 and Xbox 360. That age-old game from the local arcades is making a return to form for the new gen consoles.

BioShock 2 DLC Scrapped for PC. Why was it scrapped? Click the link to find out.

NYCC: Hands-On Preview For inFamous 2. Pete Haas wraps up the weekend with some hands-on time with the upcoming PS3 exclusive.

That concludes this week’s recap. A new trailer for the online third-person shooter CrimeCraft was released called Bleedout. Enjoy.


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