Weekly Recap July 11th: Michael Jackson Game, Wii Sports Resort, iMEvil
Author: William Usher
published: 2009-07-11 21:09:16
Between July 5th and July 11th there were some interesting, shocking and revealing tidbits of news. Here at Blend Games we have compiled all the noteworthy news items throughout the week.
Such items include the announcement by MJJ Productions about the new Michael Jackson game that is slated to appear on retail shelves for the Xbox 360 and PS3 this holiday season, a new promotion by Game Crazy that will see gamers getting early access to the upcoming Wii Sports sequel, Wii Sports Resort, and an exclusive interview with voice-actor David Sobolov for his latest project, iMEvil. In addition to all this there is tons of news regarding Left 4 Dead 2, shocking developments for BioShock 2 and plenty of hot new trailers for everyone to view throughout this edition of the Weekly Recap.
DiRT 2 Delayed For PC Because Of DirectX 11. The delay is actually for improvements and a few other neat graphical inclusions. Click the link to get the full story.
Review: BattleStations Pacific. Andy Keener from Blend Games reveals if this game drops bombs or soars high for the Xbox 360.
Assassinís Creed 2 Developers Talk Ezio. What makes the new protagonist of AC2 noteworthy? Click the link to find out.
Deco Online Finally Receives A Summer Update. Joymax is slowly updating their games even if it takes them six months to do so.
Global Agenda Closed Beta Begins On July 24th. Get your high-tech armor on because this MMO-shooter will be going live for its closed-beta very soon.
Interview: iMEvil Star David Sobolov Talks Halo Wars, COD4 And More. Find out what Blend Games correspondent, Mark Barley, pried from Mr. Sobolov regarding Halo, Brutal Legend and a host of other fascinating topics.
Halo 3: ODST New Multiplayer Maps Revealed. Itís only three new maps but somehow Halo fans will probably get all geeked up over them.
Fighting Fantasy The Warlock Of Firetop Mountain Coming To Nintendo DS. Hopefully the game will be half as good as the name is long.
Sony CEO Brushes Off Calls For PS3 Price Cut. After all the rumors it has now been confirmed that the PS3 wonít be getting a price cut.
Dungeons And Dragons Online Goes Free-To-Play In August. This game will be entirely free-to-play, as opposed to the conditional free-to-play schemes setup by Funcom for Age of Conan.
Jackson 5 Song Ill Be In Lego Rock Band And No, Itís Not Dancing Machine. As the headline states, the Jackson 5 song wonít be Dancing Machine.
BioShock 2 Receiving New Developer. PlayStation LifeStyle breaks the news about a new team working on the highly anticipated FPS sequel of 2007.
Cursed Mountain Turns Up The Scares For Wii. Viral videos showing how scary Cursed Mountain will be for the Wii.
THQ Will Support Project Natal And PS3 Motion Control At Launch. Find out if THQ will support these devices with casual-ware crap or core games.
Command And Conquer 4 Announcement And First Concept Art. It was coming sooner or later and EA appears to prefer sooner rather than later.
Oh Look, Games You Didnít Want Before Are Now Dirt Cheap At GameStop. Blend Gamesí Rich Knight goes through a list of noteworthy titles now dirt-cheap at GameStop.
Left 4 Dead 2 And Left 4 Dead Players Might Be Able To Play Together. So what do the boycotters have to say about this now? Probably nothing.
Age Of Conan Hyborian Adventures Will Be Free-To-Play. However, itís only going to be free for a limited time and with certain conditions. Not as enticing now, is it?
Wii Sports Resort Exclusive Demo Access At Game Crazy. Anyone who drops by GameStopís rival can get early access to this surefire big hit. Click the link for the details.
Kingdom Under Fire II Verified For Xbox 360. Itís not final on whether PS3 owners will get it, but it is final that massive, eye-gouging battles will be present.
Modern Warfare 2 Box Art Reveals It Is A Call Of Duty Game. For anyone who says otherwise it appears the box art says otherwise.
Daggerfall Now Free To Download. Itís about timeÖespecially with all the money Bethesda made from Oblivion.
Summer 2009 Xbox Live Arcade Lineup. Xbox Live Gold subscribers might not want to miss this. Click the link for more details.
P*N For Humans Only: District 9. Platform Nation takes a look at the incredible cinematic masterpiece coming out called District 9.
In Defense Of The Pre-Rendered Cut-Scene. The Game Reviews lay down some defense for the now-absent pre-rendered cut-scenes that used to be in more games.
Section 8 New Trailer And PS3 Update. The PS3 version of Section 8 may not be dead or cancelled, simply financially inept. Check out the article for the full details.
George Lucas Very Involved With Stars: The Old Republic Development. ĎOle Georgy-boy still cares about Star Wars. Now letís hope he doesnít turn it into Attack of the Clones.
Alan Wake Might Not Come To PC. Oh how sad, and now a bunch of thieves for digital media will probably cry a river for not being able to get their keyboard-loving hands on it.
DarkEden Europe And US Officially Opened. If you like hunting vampires or hunting humans as vampires this is the game for you.
Hudson Releases New Screenshots For The Calling. Itís a new sort of game for the horror-survival genre.
Michael Jackson Game Set To Release Holiday Season 2009. Freakshow or not, this game is coming to the Xbox 360 and PS3 this year.
Mass Effect 2 Commander Shepard Die Permanently. That was the big reveal by BiowareÖclick the link to find out why Shepard might die for good.
Danteís Inferno: The Disturbing Depictions Of Lust. This trailer is not for the faint of heart. Click the link at your own risk.
LittleBigPlanet Game Of The Year Edition Coming In 2009. At least there are no more LittleBig(insert pun here) jokes filling up the newswires. LittleBigPlanet is now LittleBigRespected.
Top 10 NonPlayable Characters In Videogames. So The Game Reviews has up a list of characters that you never get to play but worth listing. It also happens to be a list worth checking out.
Man Uses Eve Online Currency To Pay Real Life Debt. Talk about taking the game too far. Gaming Front explains how this guy got out of debt with gaming currency.
Review: Guitar Hero Smash Hits. Ryan Rigney breaks down the riffs, strums and drums in the latest line of Guitar Hero games. Click the link to find out how it scores on the charts.
Games That Nobody Plays Anymore: Star Wars Republic Commando. Platform Nation offers up their take on why this previous-gen gem is left out in the cold.
KillZone 2 Napalm And Cordite DLC Adds Maps And Weapons. New ways to frag on new fragalicious maps. Could you ask for more?
God Of War Movie Has Different Ending Than Game. *gasp* Bet you didnít see this one coming? Well, Pete Haas delves into a little bit of the GoW movie script to round out the week, exclusively at Blend Games.
Hope you enjoyed this weekís edition of the Blend Gamesí Weekly Recap. Of course, no week would be complete without a little video showcase featuring the latest videogame trailers. With that said, you can check out two new pugilist-pummeling videos for Rumble Fighters Online and the incomparable King of Fighters XII. Enjoy.
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