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Weekly Recap Sept 1st: Metal Gear Movie Coming, Guild Wars 2 Sells 1 Million, Hawken On Consoles

By William Usher 2012-09-01 12:45:47 discussion comments
August is done, it's over with...finito. With that said, August finished itself off with a bit of an explosive bang, giving us some great news about a brand new Final Fantasy XIII game to wrap up the trilogy. Hideo Kojima announced both a brand new Metal Gear Solid game as well as an inked deal with Columbia pictures to bring Solid Snake and the Foxhounds to the big screen with a movie. Hawken is expected to make an appearance for home consoles after its release on PC in December. And Guild Wars 2 manages to move more than a million copies over the weekend, not an easy feat. These stories and much, much more in this September 1st, 2012 edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.

Sunday
Peter Molyneux's Game Officially Named Curiosity: What's Inside The Cube After a bit of a tumble with the name of the game and NASA's Mars rover, 22 Cans gets it all sorted out.

Beware Diablo 3 Auction House Escrow Error 317402 It's a bug that could turn potentially nasty given that it vacuums up goods with no sight of resolve. Scary stuff.

Total War Rome 2 Screenshots Sack City Check out some new screenshots of a city being blasted by some total Romans on a rampage.

Final Fantasy 7 On PC: How Does It Stack Up To PSOne Version? Well, it stacks up quite nicely, check out the new comparison video inside.

Madden NFL 13 Lets You Ride Canoe Stab People A fact sheet is worth a thousand laughs, or at least that's what it's worth to the employees at best buy.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Pre-Order Bonuses Include Big Bikini Bundle Documentary GameStop is grasping at straws this time around, hoping to sell gamers on the promise of sexy bikinis to earn some pre-order lovin'.

Darksiders 2 Patch Inbound To Fix PC Compataibility, Console Glitches Vigil has heard the whines, moans and the cries. Henceforth, they shall fix Death and his adventures on PC.

Square Enix To Address Final Fantasy 7 DRM Issues Hey guys, good news for all of you suffering the DRM issues from the re-release of Final Fantasy 7. Square says they heard your cries and will fix the game.

Monday
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Replaces Killstreaks With Scorestreaks The Killstreaks are being turned into Scorestreaks and modified to accommodate scoring for tactical play.

Orcs Must Die 2 Gets Fire & Water DLC If you really enjoyed your time with Orcs Must Die 2 then you can look forward to some snazzy new DLC for the game.

Borderlands Joins PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection Gearbox Software's popular looter-shooter joins the ranks of PS Plus titles.

Gears of War Judgment Has Free For All Mode If you wanted to just blast the living crap out of any and everyone in Gears of War, well, with Judgment you'll be able to do just that.

Injustice Gods Among Us Could Get A Sequel If NetherRealm Studios' fighter does well in the mainstream market, we could be seeing it turn into another fighting game franchise like Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter.

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Nuketown Overrun With Zombies Nuketown makes a return with a few modifications in this year's outing.

Angry Birds & Philadelphia Eagles Join Forces For Exclusive Game What could it possibly be? Well, there are hints inside just after the jump.

Ravaged Finds Publisher With Reverb After finishing its' $15,000 Kickstarter goal, Ravaged now has a publisher handling the distribution and marketing.

Avengers Mobile Game Teased With Trailers Could we be seeing a new Avengers title on the way? Decide for yourself with the new trailers.

Hawken To Support Oculus Rift 3D Headset The 3D headset that's making waves in the industry picks up more support from another high profile game.

Dark Shadows Army of Evil Announced A new first-person hack-and-slash title is announced, seeing players do some classic Hexen in a new-school title.

Tuesday
Battlefield 3 Armored Kill DLC Releasing Throughout September EA continues to exercise creativity when it comes to rolling out content for Battlefield 3.

Activision Plans To Spend Big Money Marketing AAA Mobile Games If you thought advertising was only overblown for Call of Duty, Activision plans to overblow advertising for a lot of games...mobile games to be exact.

PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale Gets A Dose Of Evil Cole McGrath Here's a guy who's kind of serious and presents a good alternative to all the third-party goofy characters on the roster.

Here's What Quake Looks Like Imported On The Doom 3 Engine Have you ever wondered what a high-quality version of the original Quake would look like on the id Tech 4? Well, here's your chance to see it.

Project Hell Is A Medieval Dead Island We definitely need more zombie games, especially ones like Dead Island...yeah?

Crytek Cancelled Shooter Redemption Revealed New screenshots and concept artwork appear for a game that Crytek was working on but apparently cancelled for any number of possible reasons.

Good Guy Vigil Fixes Darksiders 2 Bugs, Compatibility Issues For PC They're on the right track, doing the right thing and making the right moves to improve their standing with the PC community. Good guy vigil, oh yeah.

David Bateson Returns To Voice Agent 47 For Hitman Absolution Now here's some really good news for people who were a bit worried that Hitman would suffer from the Splinter Cell problem.

Walking Dead Episode 3 Debuting Today For PS3 Here's some great news for PS3 gamers who want to hop back into the fray with the next episode of The Walking Dead.

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Care Package Prestige Editions Announced Activision offers up the retail bundles for Black Ops 2 just as they did with previous outings. The options are expensive and more expensive.

Wednesday
Skyrim Hearthfire DLC Lets You Build A Home It's like Minecraft all over again. Bethesda lays out some of the details for the upcoming DLC for the massive open-world RPG.

Guild Wars 2 Launches, Over One Million Copies Sold NCSoft must be rolling right now. Money, money money. While it's no Diablo 3 it seems to be heading down a similar path of success.

Square Enix Introduces In-Game Commercial Ads Fore Free-To-Play Games It starts with free-to-play titles, but who knows where it'll end.

Unreal Engine 3 Debuts For Windows 8 A lot of top devs are whining their butts off about Windows 8 but it seems like some of the devs are already showing their support.

Raiden Joins PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Cast Raiden from the upcoming Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance debuts in the upcoming Sony brawler.

GTA 4 Goes Back To The Future With Working Time-Traveling Dolorean Mod One of the coolest and most complex mods for GTA 4 heads back to the future.

Pokemon Developers Announce HarmoKnight A new game from the same people that bring you all those lovable, portable Pokemon titles.

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Collector Edition Unboxing Video Shows Off Care Package, Hardened Edition Videos showcasing the unboxing of the special editions for the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

Borderlands 2 Mechromancer Video; No Plans For An MMO Gearbox Software talks extensively (for nearly an hour) about the awesomeness of Borderlands 2 as well as showcasing some of the details about the Mechromancer, the new class in the game.

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XII Coming To PS3 Woot! Strategy fans who like partaking in boring diplomacy and strategic kingdom warfare can throw their hands up and wiggle around, because this game is coming to the PS3...just not in America.

Thursday
Hawken Definitely On The Horizon For Xbox 360, PS3 This is good news for console gamers looking for a mech sim. But how the game will land on consoles is a whole other story.

Nairko, Sir Daniel Outed Early For PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Find out who else will be joining the ranks for Sony's prime-time brawler.

HexGL Brings Wipeout Quality Racing To Web Browsers Good news for people who just want to hang back and take a spin around the track in a free web-based racing game, HexGL is here.

Razer Announces BlackShark Stereo Gaming Headset A sequel to their first BlackShark headset for Battlefield 3.

PlayStation Vita Gets Another 26 PSX Classics More classics from Sony's original era make an appearance for the PSV.

Gaming Sites That Charge For Review Scores Get Outed Did you know some review sites charge developers for reviews? How is it fair to consumers? Well, it's not.

L.A. Noire Team's Whore Of The Orient Coming To Next-Gen It won't be a game that makes the cut for this current gen, so that's good news for people who can't wait for next-gen games.

Aliens Colonial Marines Escape mode Tells You To Run Like Hell A brand new mode gets explored for the upcoming FPS.

Forza Horizon Screenshots Hit The Open Road Microsoft lets loose a few extra road-savvy screens for the upcoming Forza.

Steam Greenlight Has Gone Live; 30 Games Await Your Feedback Well, that number has skyrocketed since going live, and now there's something like 400 games awaitnig your approval.

Metal Gear Movie Actually Being Made After this, MGS fans can die being complete. Oh, and Uwe Boll won't be touching this movie at all. Kojima will help with the writing.

Friday
Torchlight 2 Official Release Date Set For September 20th The real Diablo III is coming and the release date is officially set for one of the most highly anticipated ARPGs since...well, Diablo III.

City of Heroes Shutting Down, Paragon Studio Closing Sad news for City of Heroes gamers as NCSoft has decided to shutdown the MMO for good. Read Paragon's goodbye letter on their official site.

Gunsowrds, Turn-Based Action PVP Game Adds PVE An interesting multiplayer PVP game adds some new PVE content to help get gamers adjusted to the punishing pace of swords versus guns.

Heroes & Generals Jonis Steam Greenlight, Needs Votes Reto-Moto's upcoming RTS-FPS is on the verge of releasing but they also need some help via Steam's new Greenlight prcess.

Gotham City Impostors Goes Free-To-Play On Steam If you're not keen on laying down money for your games, the price of entry for Gotham City Impostors has dropped down to $0.

Sacred 3 Story Gameplay Details Revealed New details emerge for the recently announced third entry into the ARPG saga.

Saturday
Dead Island Riptide Preview Get first-hand impressions of what the sequel Riptide is like for the newly established Dead Island franchise.

Saturday Morning RPG Needs Your Votes On Steam Greenlight You remember all those great cartoons from your Saturday morning childhood, right? Well, imagine a fully realized RPG centered around those nostalgic moments, cue Saturday Morning RPG.

Square Enix Reveals New Final Fantasy XIII Project It's a brand new game with some snazzy sounding gameplay elements, featuring everyone's favorite emotionless, personaltyless female heroine, Lightning.

Kickbeat Preview Kung-Fu Factory is working on yet another martial-arts based game. No surprise right? Well, this time it's a martial-arts based rhythm game.

Rocketbirds Hardboiled Chicken Co-op Review How well does this game work as a co-op title? Well, the good folks at Co-Optimus break it down for you.

Special Forces: Team X Coming To PC, Consoles A new game is on the way from Micropose, the company best defined in the 90s by X-Com. The game is supposed to innovate the genre by enabling players to dymamically alter the battlefield.

Arcadecraft Coming To XBLA No, it's not quite like Minecraft but it does manage to accomplish some rather interesting things by focusing on building up arcades.

Tales of Graces F Review The latest game in the Tales series finally drops. So how well does it hold up and is it a worthy addition to the long running franchise? Click the link for details.

That wraps up this edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap. We wrap up this week's recap with the official launch trailer for Torchlight II that also certifies the release date. Check it out below.


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