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Weekly Recap Jan 18th: Titanfall Alpha Test, Banner Saga Launches, Xbox Wins America

By William Usher 2014-01-18 01:54:59 discussion comments
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The Xbox 360 and Xbox One have taken America by storm in 2013, proving that guns, hamburgers and cellulite rule the day, any day of the week, every week of the month, every month of the year. However, winning over couch potatoes, those living on unemployment and the welfare munchers wasn't too much of a challenge for Microsoft. However, the micro 'S' is still losing the rest of the world to Sony and Nintendo. The PS4 still managed to be the best selling eighth gen console in 2013, while Nintendo's Wii U still maintains total market share.

Moving away from the turbulent news of console wars... Titanfall's closed alpha test managed to get underway this week and has already proven to be very popular when it comes to image and video leaks. Also, one of the most critically acclaimed games of the new year has dropped... that's right, The Banner Saga is here. These stories and more in this January 18th, 2014 edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.

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KG-200, KG-300 Headsets Announced For PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, But Not Xbox One Why? Because you have to be an approved peripheral provider for the Xbox One. Oh, but now you don't have a reason to click the link. So you'll probably want to click it anyway because there might be a double rainbow after the jump (but really, there won't be, but you can still click it anyway).

Fable Anniversary Goes Gold; Pre-Order Bonuses Include Weapons, Outfits The latest Fable has gone gold and is prepping for release.

League of Legends E-Mail Verifcation Begins Summoner clean-up is also on the way, so that the game is just a lot more streamlined for the Summoner kind.

4 Games In 2014 With Always-On DRM You'll Probably Play Anyway Because why not, right?

Broken Age Release Date Set It's arriving... the Kickstarter sensation that kind of started it all is arriving to a digital marketplace near you... on PC, of course.

Evoland Gets 8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit, 64-bit Nostalgia Right An indie title on a miniature budget managed to capture that classic feeling of adventure and progress like so few AAA games manage to do.

Wake Up Call Unreal Engine 4 Reveal Trailer The game gets formerly announced with an inclusion on Steam's Greenlight. The Unreal Engine 4 powered title is a sandbox stealth-action title, so it should be a game worth keeping an eye on.

Titanfall Low Player Count Matters Gaming Blend's Pete Haas provides a satirical look at the debate over the player-count in Titanfall.


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