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Weekly Recap Sept. 5th: SexBox Game Console, Alienware Store, GTA IV Gay Tony

By William Usher 2009-09-05 14:24:28 discussion comments
This is the second week in a row where Grand Theft Auto IV headlines the Blend Games Weekly Recap. This time, however, itís all about the new Ballad of Gay Tony DLC trailer and screenshots. The first week of September wasnít just about Gay Tony, though. Assassinís Creed 2 first gameplay-only trailer was released, Alienware announced a new TactX line that includes a keyboard, mouse and the ability to test this stuff out with a new concept store. And, of course thereís the new adult-only SexBox game console that was recently announced for all your interactive pornographic needs.

In addition to the interesting, lurid and fascinating news stories that happened during the week that began on August 30th and ended on September 5th Ė we also have a bevy stockpile of new game trailers that you may have missed including Funcomís amazing looking Secret World CGI trailer, a new dev doc for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 and new video trailers for Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles. These stories and more in the Blend Games Weekly Recap.





Sunday

Review For Batman: Arkham Asylum. The week kicks off with an in-depth look at how the Dark Knight handles the loonies from Arkham Asylum.

Gay Marriage Still Under Consideration In Tales Of Pirates. IGGís Project Manager for Tales of Pirates, Neil Chan, further clarifies what happened with the whole same-sex marriage scenario after the original interview.

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad Of Gay Tony Trailer. The trailer is now up for viewing.

Revenge Of The Balloon Headed Mexican Announced. Strap on the sombrero and get ready to exact some Balloon headed revenge.

Red Vs Blue ďGuys Like UsĒ Halo 3: ODST Trailer. The Red Vs Blue crew take a look at the competition from ODST.

DarkEden Extreme Merges With DarkEden Genesis. The vampire hunting/slaying MMORPG has merged with another server offering more online goodness than ever before.

Postal 3 Will Offend Scientologists, Animal Lovers And Al Gore. Thatís what Running With Scissors is all aboutÖcounter-culturism. Find out what else the developers have planned for Postal 3.

BITMAPS 91: In Defense Of Whores. It must be read to be understood, as the editorial goes over some compelling topics over at TheGameReviews.



Monday

Champions Online Blood Moon Announced, Five Screenshots Released. Expansion packs are already in the works and the game is barely out. Nice.

Buy One Interplay Game Get One Free At Good Old Games. Fancy some play time with an Interplay game? Well, get one and you get the other free. Good deal at GOG, eh? Click the link for the rest of the details.

BioSHock 2, Max Payne 3, Mafia II And Red Dead Redemption Confirmed For Early 2010. 2K Games has confirmed pseudo-release dates for all the games in the link. Thatís good news for everyone interested in the games mentioned in the posted link.

Mad Skills Motorcross Gameplay Media Blowout. Utilizing the likes of the Wii-mote via Bluetooth, gamers can rekindle some nostalgia with this physics-based side-scrolling racing game.

Alienware Introduces New TactX Keyboard, Mouse And Concept Store. Live in New Jersey? Well, you could be one of the first to check out the gamers-only concept store by Alienware.

2BeeGames Extends $10,000 Indie Game Competition. Indie game designers have up until September 15th to turn in submissions. Best hurry to win that $10,000.



Tuesday

Interview: Neil Chan Talks About Restructuring Tales Of Pirates. New graphics, new gameplay, new UI and new characters. Itís all changing and Blend Games has the scoop.

Gran Turismo PSP Entertainment Pack Announced. Sony is offering a new bundle pack for the PSPÖmaybe now itíll catch the DS in sales? Nah.

Captain Blood Debut Trailer For Xbox 360 And PC. Swashbuckling fun arriving on PC and Xbox 360. Itís actually a lot better than it sounds.

Ratchet And Clank Future: A Crack In Time Release Date Confirmed. Sony has let the lid off the release date for the upcoming action game.

Dead Space Extraction Is Gold; Pre-Order Bonuses Detailed. Wii owners rejoice, hardcore gaming will be returning soon.

Champions Online Dev Doc Media Blowout. This is actually a really awesome game and Cryptic further explains on why this deserves the attention it has been receiving.

No God Of War 3 Demo In God Of War Collection. Aw, fail. Anyway, itís still cool that PS3 owners can at least play the first two games from the PS2.



Wednesday

Street Fighter IV Plot Explained In Giant Chart. Confused about the plot details that werenít properly explain in SFIV? No worries, a giant graphical chart is now available to explain ALL the plot details.

Demon Soulís Gameplay Walkthrough Video. PS3 fans can get a glimpse into the upcoming open-world Atlus game.

Assassinís Creed 2 Gameplay Trailer Premieres.

EA Says No NASCAR Game Planned. Apparently EA is getting tired of recycling the same-old garbage each year across multiple divisions. Thank goodness.

OnLive Public Beta Begins. The death of gaming consoles begins with the birth of the OnLive public beta. Kiss console sales goodbye Microsoft and Sony, a new player has entered the game.

World of Warcraft Cataclysm Official Forum Opens. Complain about nerdom, fandom, and geekiness all in the one place.



Thursday

Grand Theft Auto IV Gets Title Update. Whatís the new update do? Can you say ďBanned CheaterĒ? If so, then you already guessed what the title update is all about.

Rocksteady Studios Talks Arkham Asylum Sequel. The game is already a hit success and has surpassed the stigmata of licensed property-to-interactive game. So the team is talking sequel.

Warhammer Online Now Only $14, Includes Free Month. Still fairly expensive but the free month of playtime might be worth it.

BioShock 2 Multiplayer Trailer Released. Need to get a fill of multiplayer in BioShock 2? Just click the link.

Limited Supply Of PS3 Slims Available AT AllAmericanDirect.com. In case some retailers are out, thereís always the lesser known but fairly reliable online alternatives.

New Age Of Empires Coming? Well, why not? Those games are extremely popular and there just canít be enough resource management games.

Rock band Wireless Wooden Fender Stratocaster Now Available For Xbox 360. As long as the name is for this guitar controller peripheral, itís actually worth checking outÖdespite the hefty price.



Friday

Splinter Cell Conviction Vs Uncharted 2: Final Round Ė Immersion Factor. The votes are racking in and itís not looking good for Splinter Cell: Conviction.

Secret Worldís Eerie CG Trailer Kicks Butt For PC And Xbox 360. It really is an awesome new trailer for this unique new MMORPG by Funcom.

Rumor: Casual Star Wars MMO Planned By Sony. If this is true then Star Wars will truly become the most milked franchise of all time.

Halo 3: ODST Live Action Trailer. If the Halo movie is anything like this trailer then it wonít be a problem making $100 million at the box office.

LucasArts Digital Announcement Tomorrow. What does George have in store? Read on to find out.

Rock Band Fender Precision Bass Guitar Announced For PS3. It follows on the heels of the Xbox 360ís Stratocaster guitar. It looks real nice, too.

First Look At L4D2ís Dark Carnival. Blend Gamesí Mark Barley talks a bit about the new Dark Carnival stage in Left 4 Dead 2.

Boondock Saints 2 Video Game Possible. Whether you thought the original was cheesy or not, itís definitely material that could fit well in the world of video games.



Saturday

Uncharted 2 Fortune Hunter Edition Not Sold In Stores. Find out why one of the most anticipated games of the year wonít have the highly prized Fortune Hunter Edition sitting on retail shelves.

Bust A Move Now Available For iPhone And iPod Touch. Electronic Theatre lets gamers now that they can bust some moves on their iPhone or iPod Touch.

Review For Section 8. Pete Haas explains why this game isnít Halo 3:ODST but it is the game where you burn into the atmosphere like Halo 3: ODST.

BlizzCon í09 Interview With StarCraft IIís Lead Designer, Dustin Browder. TheGameReviews talks StarCraft II in an exclusive interview with Dustin Browder.

SexBox: The Adult Gaming Console. A game console that combines interactivity and pornography. Itís like every male gamerís fantasy come true and it happens to round out the week ending on September 5th.

Hope you enjoyed this edition of the Weekly Recap here at Blend Games. We leave you with 10 minutes of in-game footage of Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles for the Nintendo Wii. Itís an awesome game thatís shaping up to be one of the better additions to the Wiiís large but quality-lacking library. Be sure to stay tuned in with Blend Games for further news, updates, info and insight regarding all things gaming.




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