Weekly Recap July 21st: Battlefield 4 Beta, Steam Summer Sale, Diablo 3 Gamer Dies
Author: William Usher
published: 2012-07-21 13:20:41
Electronic Arts is already thinking aboutt he future for the Battlefield series and they have announced that the upcoming first-person military shooter, Medal of Honor: Warfighter will sport beta access to the multiplayer beta for Battlefield 4 next year. Valve continues to unload excellent deals and content during the summer sale but they've also had to defend their position because some publishers have put the hammer down on them for undercutting the value of franchises with their massive summer sales. And a young Taiwanese man meets his end playing Diablo III for 40 hours straight. These stories and more in this Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.
Warning: Do No Uninstall Shootmania, You Could Lose Everything A quick warning to anyone beta testing Shootmania and the dangers of uninstalling the game.
AMD Radeon 7970, 7950, 7850, 7750 Get Huge Summer Price Cuts Looking for a new AMD card? Check out a few of the 7xxx series which is on sale right now.
Cole McGrath, Jak & Daxter Join PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Roster A few of the heavyweights from Sony's line-up joins the All-Stars Battle Royale.
Iwata Says Nintendo Won't Be Making Any Call of Duty Type Games And good for them, there are plenty of copy-cat clones out there.
Deadpool Game In The Works At High Moon, Stars Nolan North Nathan Drake lends his voice to the killer with a comedic side.
SMITE Offends Hindus, Catholics, Jews With Porno-Style Depiction of Kali Well, that's what the religious community feels.
Diablo 3 Mob Damage Increased To Make Armor, Resistance Less Useful? That's what it looks like.
Jumala Free Game Maker Updated With New Content You can design your own games using some free-to-play game tools. It's not like Minecraft but the possibilities are just as endless.
MILB 12 The Show Slides Into View With New Price Drop Grab the game for either your PSV or your PS3 at a discounted summer rate.
Game Genie Granting Save File Wishes For PS3 Tomorrow This is old-school gaming 101 right here. Have fun cheating your way to victory the old fashioned way!
Gearbox Considers RMAH For Borderlands Now this is some scary stuff right here.
Need For Speed Most Wanted Pre-Order Bonuses Offer Headstart Grab some extra bonus items by paying for the game before everyone else.
Greatest Moments In Gaming: King of Fighers XIII EVO 2012 Finals This really is a stop, clap and applaud moment. One of the best fights captured on film.
Unity Technology Powers NASA's Mars Rover Experience Experience the Curiosity's landing on Mars in realtime next month.
PlayStation Plus Gets Second July Update Additional gaming goodies are available at discounted prices.
WWE 13 Collector's Edition Recites Austin 3:16 This is going back to the attitude era and a lot of old-school gamers should love it.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure HD Arrives This August For PSN, XBLA Capcom's bizarre fighting game based on a manga arrives for today's generation of consoles.
Guncraft Kickstarter Game Heads Into Open Beta After gamers successfully kickstarted the game, they now get to play it.
How PS3 Lost Limbo To Exclusivity A fascinating tale of how Limbo could have been on the PS3 first had they just not done a very simple thing.
GTA 4 Gets Photorealistic With iCEnhancer 2.1 Now Available For Steam, EFLC Make the game look even better than ever with a brand new mod.
Dragonica Rises From The Ashes Anew With Phoenix Update The graphics have also been purdy up real nice.
Diablo 3 Trade Scams Persis; Item ID Exploit Surfaces You can use an UNID, or an unidentified exploit to scam in a trade.
Gears of War Judgment Goes DOTA With Overrun Mode You can build defenses, heal teammates and generally play all strategically and stuff.
Lara Croft Raids Tombs With Guardian of Light On Xperia Phones If you've waited to take Lara with you wherever you go, now is the chance.
Batman Arkham 3 Silver Age Is A Prequel? It's entirely possible. Not that anyone would mind...it's Batman after all.
Battlefield 4 Beta Launching Next Fall Well, that didn't take long
Awesomenauts PC Version Confirmed The game that made waves on the XBLA is now coming to PC. Steam, no less.
Valve Bringing Left 4 Dead 2, Steam To Linux Valve is taking the next step in broadening their open platform for a much wider audience.
Puddle Set To Spill Onto Vita Next Tuesday The game is set for release on the PS Vita next week.
Foosball 2012 Spinning Onto PS3 Vita Next Week One of the must underrepresented billiard room games finally gets a nice showing on home consoles.
70% Of DC Universe Online Audience Are PS3 Gamers I guess either MMOs aren't that big on PC or they're really huge on the PS3.
EA, Hasbro Faces Angry Scrabble Users, Silences Protests There's nothing like trying to turn public consternation into corporate silence. Ah, corporate America FTW.
Ratchet and Clank Full Frontal Assault Screenshots Reveal Tower Defense Everyone wants to get in on the TD craze. It seems like it just might suit Ratchet & Clank.
Valve Defends Summer Sale: If It Killed A Franchise, We Wouldn't do it Well of course not. But why on Earth would someone attack Valve for Steam's Summer Sale? Absolute insanity.
Assassin's Creed Forsaken Coming December 4th A new novel based on the upcoming Assassin's Creed 3 is scheduled to release on the first week of December. Ecstatic? Overjoyed? Overwhelmed? Take a pick.
Diablo 3 Gamer Dies From Playing 40 Hours Straight A tragic and unfortunate thing caused from a lack of doing anything other than gaming for 40 hours straight.
Epic Games Considering Always-On For Fortnite Even the consideration of such a thing has created tons of vitriol.
Wizorb Breaks Bricks For PSN Next Week A new PSN title is set to grace the online servers starting next Tuesday.
Allods Online Heads To The Horizons The new update lets you create your own allods and experience the game in a brand new way.
RuneScape Hits 200 Million Registered Player Accounts 200 million, and not all of them are bots.
Blizzard CEO Lies To Defend RMAH, Always-On For Diablo 3 Well, I mean...he can't just come out and say that the RMAH is a cash grab now can he?
Shadowrun Online Lands On Kickstarter More cyberpunk goodness on the way for RPG fans.
World of Warcraft Obsidian, Nightwing Mount Available Through Recruit A Friend Free mounts for friends...free mounts for friends!
Valve Bringing Left 4 Dead 2 And Steam To Linux Good news for Ubuntu users!
War Z Screenshots Showcase MMO Version Of DayZ The War Z brings more zombie goodness to the gaming metaverse.
EA Marking Dead Space 3 Is Another Reason Video Game Industry Sucks Over-bloated marketing for games turning into advertising spots as opposed to being real games.
Wasteland 2 Screenshot Shows The Graphical Power Of Unity On A Budget A budget-priced game looking good on the Unity Engine is definitely a good thing for the industry.
Borderlands 2 Development Finished, Gearbox Gets To Work On DLC The game heads off to certification and now Gearbox gets to work on the new DLC for the game.
Minecraft On Xbox 360 Sells More Than 3 Million Copies Mojang's indie title continues to explode on the Xbox 360.
War of the Roses Tourney To Be Broadcasts On July 27th Things get competitive in the less-than-rosy and completely bloody medieval fighting game.
C9 Adds Shadow Assassin Class To Roster The new Shadow class adds a bit of diversity to the game's roster.
Darksiders 2 App Lets You Harvest Souls The mobile app for the upcoming action-adventure title gives gamers something to do while on the go.
Rumor: Final Fantasy Versus XIII Is Cancelled Is it possible? Could it be? Check the article and survey the facts for yourself.
Borderlands 2 Boasts 58 Hour Campaign That's pretty extensive if it's true. Gamers definitely won't be getting bored anytime soon after buying the game.
Three New Resident Evil 6 Gameplay Videos Featuring Four Player Co-op On Display Brand new videos featuring the multiplayer for the upcoming action-shooter.
Electronic Theatre In-Depth Preview: Devil May Cry Our friends across the pond take an in-depth look at the upcoming third-person title from Ninja Theory and give their impressions of the new but possibly not-improved Dante.
Just How Much Bigger Is Torchlight 2 Compared To The First Game? Well, the Leviathyn gives a lengthy breakdown on where the developers excel from the first outing compared to the second one.
That wraps up this action packed edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap. The trailer of the week definitely goes to Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and the itemization promo video. The trailer showcases a wide range of assorted accessories and items that gamers can use on their pugilists to inflict maximum damage as well as creating some hilarious results.
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