Weekly Recap March 13th: Jagged Alliance 3, OnLive Priced, PlayStation Move
Author: William Usher
published: 2010-03-13 13:08:43
That PS3 wand we seen the techies waving around at the 2009 E3 has finally received a name and itís called the PlayStation Move. And while that was on the lips of a lot of gamers something even more catastrophic happened to fanboys the globe aroundÖOnLive received pricing and payment plan details *gasp*. The concept is definitely revolutionary and an awesome step in the right direction for gamers who just canít afford to keep up with the changing times. Thereís definitely more on OnLive throughout this weekís recap, and in a surprising twist of news the third Jagged Alliance game has finally been unveiled after gamers have been waiting more than ten years for it to surface. These stories and more in this March 13th, 2010 edition of the Blend Games Weekly Recap.
Battlefield Bad Company 2 Review. Does it live up to the prestige of other Battlefield games or is it just another shooter?
Yakuza 3 New English Language Screenshots. A few shots of the culturally poignant fighting game.
Gran Turismo 5 NASCAR Dev Doc Released. Spoiler alert; too bad the video doesnít show any any actual gameplay footage.
Suda51 On Revisiting Killer 7 ďIf I had the chance that would be greatĒ Or would it be an absolute disasterpiece? Read on to see what else he had to say.
Video Games And Literature: A Love Story. An interesting piece courtesy of The Game Reviews.
Final Fantasy II Hits Virtual Console. A classic from the hey-day of gaming resurfaces on Wiiís VC.
Scribblenauts 2 Announced For DS. Does this mean we have to suffer through more God versus atheist comparisons?
Steam Valve Games Coming To Mac. Looks like Mac gamers are getting everything PC gamers love.
Tales of Fantasy Alpha Test Needs Guilds, Badly. Doesnít matter if youíre good at being a guildie or not, they just need a few for the stress test.
Mafia II To Feature More Than 50 Playboy Centerfolds. Because thatís why gamers want to buy a mafia-based game.
Nuclear Dawn Bringing FPS Vs RTS Gameplay To Xbox 360. Wits versus reflex gets put to the test on the 360 in October.
Aliens Vs Predator Swarm Map Pack Coming Next Week. Tired of face-hugging and claw ripping opponents on the same Ďole maps? Well, get ready for some new environments to tear opponents apart in.
King of Kings 3 Coming To North America Via Gamigo. It features 10,000 player battles for realms. Iím sensing that the lag will be strong in this one.
Modern Warfare 2 DLC Details Coming This Week. Activision is still having content pumped out despite firing some of the heads at the business.
Excalibur And Beach Volleyball Online Coming To North America. Both of them are MMOs and free-to-play.
Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands Gameplay Trailer Released. A first look at the in-game play of the upcoming Prince of Persia.
Battlefield Bad Company 2 Four Pack Released. Steam has a special offer for gamers looking to extend their playing experience.
Even More Reasons To Look Forward To Sims 3: Ambitions. Kelly West gives a detailed look at what to expect from the Sims 3: Ambitions.
Final Fantasy XIII Midnight Launch Locations Announced By GameStop. Be one of the first to grab a retail copy from GameStop.
Jagged Alliance 3 Announced. Itís finally coming, after years of delays and hang-ups, fans finally get a follow-up to one of the best turn-based strategy games ever made.
Tales of Fantasy Alpha Test Begins Today; Applie iPad Up For Grabs. That makes perfect sense, right? You play a free MMORPG and you potentially could win a free iPad.
Mass Effect 2 Gets Free Arc Projector Weapon. Need to fry the bad guys with some heavy electric power? Try the Arc Projector on for size.
Power Gig Rise of the SixString To Debut This Fall Featuring Real Electric Guitar. This isnít a Guitar Hero rip-off, thatís for sure.
New Fighting/Action Game on the way for Xbox 360 and PS3. Itís running on the same tech as Dizzel.
EA Publishing Project Mercury RPG For PC, PS3 And Xbox 360. Brand new RPG from some familiar names. Click the link to get the details.
R.U.S.E. Public Beta Launches. And thereís nothing deceptive about it.
Plan-B Crazy Action-Fighting Game Goes Open Beta. It looks like a top-notch console title but itís as wacky as it is visually impressive.
Rock Band 3 Announced. So a new Rock Band versus Power Gig? Which one will reign supreme this fall?
Battlestar Galactica Online MMO Announced. Even though itís browser-based thereís the potentiality that it could still be awesome.
Ubisoft Making Online Dancing Game? If the trademark says so, then itís possible.
Napoleon Total War Demo Released. Want to get a taste of the greatest French warlord ever? Check out the demo.
Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package Map Pack Release Date Announced. Itís not just for poor people, those who lost their homes or the unemployedÖitís extended to gaming, too.
OnLive Release Date Subscription Price Revealed. Hereís the big news console gamers feared and non-console owners have been waiting for.
EA Sports Active 2.0 Announced For PS3, Wii, iPhone And iPod Touch. Because the more platforms itís on the more money they can make from people who donít know any better.
Oil Wrestler Joins The Ranks In Super Street Fighter IV. This is literally the creepiest character ever added to a fighting game.
Clash of the Titans Boss Screenshots Released. Brand new shots of yet another movie-game thatís trying not to suck.
Aliens Vs Predator Invades PlayStation Home. From shooting and killing to prancing around and playing arcade games, you can take your favorite [violent] species deck them out in apparel and stuff in PlayStation Home.
Lara Croft And The Guardian of Light Is Co-op Side Scroller. This has to be the oddest twist for the series yet.
PS3 Motion Controller Dubbed PlayStation-Move; Launch Details Announced.
Monkey Island 2 Special Edition LeChuckís Revenge Announced For Xbox 360, PS3, PC and iPhone. TellTaleís not done with Monkey Island just yet.
Green Day Rock Band Release Date Revealed. Find out when you can get your hands on the special Green Day rendition of Rock Band
Michelle Obama Wants Healthy Video Games. Possibly to go along with healthy eating habits, too? Well, thatís equivalent to the people asking for a politician who happens to be honest and trustworthy.
F1 2010 Coming To Xbox 360 And PS3 In September. Itís also returning to PC after an eight year hiatus.
BioShock 2 Sinclair Solutions test Pack DLC Released. The new DLC has made its debut. Still need details? Click the link.
Nier Japanese Bloodlust Trailer Is Risque, Confusing And Bloody. Literally, itís all those thingsÖand yet a little bit more.
NPD BioShock 2 Is February 2010ís Best Seller; Heavy Rainís Sales Donít Suck Either. Some heavy hitting numbers break through for David Cage and crewís mature drama game.
Mass Effect 2 Kasumiís Stolen Memory DLC Announced. Itís premium content unlike previous releases.
Dragon Age 2 Release Date Is February 1st? BioWare could be pumping out a sequel real fast.
God of War III Review. Blend Games' own Pete Haas explains what the game does well and what it could have done better.
No Multiplayer For Deus Ex Human Revolution; First Trailer Released. Ah, no MP in Deus Ex 3? Well, no worries thereís still a fresh new trailer to check out.
Jonathan Coulton Making Portal 2 Song. Still Alive is a pop-cultural phenomenon within the gaming community. Can Coulton top it with a Portal 2 sequel-song?
Star Wars The Old Republic Belsavis Screenshots And Trailer. Brand new assets of a planet that most non-man-nerds have yet to see.
No Subscription Required For OnLive Game Portal. Itís possible to access and play games without a subscription.
OnLive Could Theoretically Put Xbox 360 And PS3 Out of Commission. Itís a must-read for anyone remotely interested in the future of gaming.
Crysis 2 Trailer Shows That Itís The Xbox 360ís KillZone 2. All the naysay about the 360 capabilities are put to rest with this awesome Crysis 2 tech demo.
Brink CG Trailer Aims For Coolest Trailer of the Year. Itís up there with the Transformers: War for Cybertron cinematic.
Samurai Shodown Sen Fact Sheet Released For Xbox 360. Some of the details are inside.
EA Sports MMA Fighters And Venues Screenshots. Dodging, weaving, punching and blockingÖyeah, itís all on display in the new screenshots.
Lost Planet 2 Trailer Reveals That Itís Monster Hunter With Guns. Heavy character customization, lots of big monsters and lots of exploration.
No StarCraft II Open Beta; Campaign Is 20-30 Hours Long. Well thatís a huge bummer and yet a real delight, all rolled up within two clauses and a semi-colon.
Mabinogi Heroes Officially Named Vindictus; Coming To North America. One of the coolest new games is actually getting an opportunity to debut here in the U.S.
ELSPA Backs Conserative 100mbs/Broadband Plans. Well at least some people will finally get a fast internet connection. Now if only someone could convince those thieves over at Comcast to do the same thing.
Project of Planets Non-Targeting MMORPG Review. Part of the new-generation of MMOs that features seamless combat in an open-world environment. But how well does this mech-MMO shooter fare? Click the link to find out.
DiRT 3 Confirmed By Codemasters. One of the best racing games is getting another sequel, and racing fans the world-around can cheer on.
That wraps up this edition of the Weekly Recap here at Blend Games. And being the kind folks that we are this week weíll end the week with a bang as Electronic Arts has released a new trailer for the revamped Medal of Honor, which is due out this fall for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Enjoy.
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