We've finally finished the very first week of 2012 and boy what a week it was. Not only did we get huge announcements for unexpected games, but there were also plenty of surprises as well. If the first week of 2012 is anything to go by, then we're going to be in for a real wild ride for the rest of the year. Things kicked off early in the week with our collective list of trailers deemed the coolest throughout 2011, this was quickly followed by news all but confirming the next installment of God of War IV. Later in the week Fireaxis and 2K announced another rebooted version of X-Com this time called XCOM: Enemy Unknown. And a brand new post-apocalyptic FPS called Ravaged is on the way. These stories and much more in this January 7th, 2012 edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.


Rumor: God of War IV To Sport Online Co-op A two player cooperative mode is being planned for GoW IV...so says the rumor train.

Coolest Game Trailers of 2011 The complete list of the 2011 coolest game trailers of the year.

Anonymous Says They Would Attack Sony Executives, Not PSN Well that's a relief...I guess.

Star Wars The Old Republic Might Come To Mac Opening up the floodgates of potential revenue from Mac users...always thinking ahead.


Lollipop Chainsaw Calendar Reveals Artwork Check out the cheerleading chainsaw wielder in a brand new calendar.

Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode II Won't Be Released For Wii Unfortunately Nintendo's Wii won't be on the list of consoles Sonic 4 Ep. II releases for.

Diablo Turns 15 Years Old Blizzard celebrates the birthday for the Diablo franchise.

3DS Swapnote App Becomes RPG From a tiny APP to a huge RPG...that's how it's done with the 3DS.

Ace Attorney Film Has Epic Hair This is a film you have to see to believe.

MiniCraft 2 Renamed MiniTale Websites Launched Notch is at it again.


3DS Sells Four Million Units, Skyward Sword Sells One Million Copies In other words, Nintendo has a whole lot of money to roll around in.

Rumor: Nintendo Wii U Also An E-Reader If this rumor turns out to be true, Nintendo just might have another huge winner on their hands.

No Plans for Bastion 2No Plans for Bastion 2 If you were hoping for more adventure and role-playing antics from a new Bastion game, unfortunately you won't be getting it anytime soon.

God of War IV Spotted On Composer's Resume Well if this doesn't spill the beans I don't know what will.

TransFire XP App Lets Gamers Chat In Different Languages It's like carrying around a Babel Fish, for when you really need it...you know?

Heavy Fire Afghanistan Review: PS Move Saves Mediocre Shooter From Total Damnation Could motion-controls really save this game? Check the review for the details

BioShock Infinite Creator Doesn't Want Gamers Focusing On Breasts This has to be one of the oddest peeves from a developer ever...you'll just have to read it to understand why.

Angry Birds Downloaded 6.5 Million Times on Christmas This game just seems to keep on making a lot of money.

UFC Personal Trainer DLC Gives You UFC Undisputed 3 Bonus DLC opening up possibilities for extra gameplay bonuses in another game? Why, that's unspeakably good news.

Super Meat Boy Sells one Million Copies Bravo to Team Meat. You guys are on your way to the big leagues.

M. Bison and Ling Xiaoyu Confirmed for Street Fighter X Tekken There's nothing like a little school girl and a raving mad dictator filling out the ranks of pugilists.


Nvidia Announces Live Webcast For CES Press Conference Keep up to date on all things CES with a new Nvidia live webcast.

Retrode 2 Lets PC Users Play Sega, SNES Cartridges Via USB Play old SNES and Sega carts on a new USB device.

Max Payne 3 Rings In 2012 With New Screenshots Some smoking hot new screens of Rockstar's upcoming threequal.

Razer: Project Fiona Is Bad Ass If they say so then it must be true.

Korea Says No To Diablo III Real Money Auction House Blizzard wants it, Activision wants it but Korea says no.

Battlefield 3 Designer Wants Feedback on Weapon Balance How balanced are the weapons and do they need re-balancing? DICE wants to know.

The Kite: Social Realism Adventure Game Coming Soon

Dancing Makes You Invincible In Star Wars: The Old Republic There's no better way to beat a boss than by dancing.

CryZone Sector 23 Mod Puts STALKER In CryEngine Some talented modders literally put the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. A-Life ecosystem on top of Crytek's CryEngine 2. The results? Impeccable.

Despite Publishers Whining, Piracy Was Actually Down in 2011 All the noise about piracy and believe it or not it was actually down for 2011.

ESA Stands Behind SOPA, Will Anonymous Respond? The Electronic Software Association pledges support to SOPA...will Anonymous do anything about it?

Soul Calibur V Has Gone Gold That means that th egame is done and finished.

Tomb Raider Studio To Announce New Project Soon With Tomb Raider on the horizon, what could they possibly unveil?


MLG Stands Against SOPA, Removes Domains From GoDaddy The Major League Gaming association takes a stand and it's the right kind of stand.

Epic Doesn't Support SOPA; Thank You Epic Not much else needs to be said.

Amy Finally Gets Release Date For PSN, XBLA The indie horror-survival title will be arriving on January 11th.

Twisted Metal Is A Face Stabbing Good Time There's no 'T' for Teen anywhere in sight for this game, no sir, this is all 'M' for Mature up in here.

Epic Games And Chair Rack Up More Than $30 Million From Infinity Blade Console port imbound? Let's hope so.

Phantom Breaker Getting North American Release For Xbox 360 The Japanese fighting title gets a North American release.

MLB 12 Show Soundtrack Includes Black Keys, Mars Volta Check out the complete list of songs after the jump.

Aeria Games Acquires ijji Games From NHN Corp Aeria now has more than 30 million registered users in their bank. Nice.

XCOM Enemy Unknown Takes Series Back To Strategy Roots Now this is news!

LEGO Batman 2 DC Super Heroes Returns To Gotham City Take the Dark Knight back to Lego Gotham City to fight crime.


House of the Dead 3 and 4 Reanimated for PSN Sega's classic rail-shooter gets a re-release date for PSN.

Ravaged Announced, Post Apocalyptic Co-op FPS Fight for the future in an apocalyptic wasteland.

Willy Wiener and the Tunnel of Doom Now Available For Android, iOS If you like wieners you're going to love Willy Wiener.

Square Enix Announces Scarygirl For the Xbox 360 and PS3 no less.

Age of Wushu Coming To America; No Grinding, Classes Or Levels. Well how is this an MMO if it doesn't have Korean-MMO features? Click the link to find out.

CES 2012: Turtle Beach Unveils Line-Up Of New Headsets Check out the new gear for this upcoming Consumer Electronics Show.

Devil May Cry Reboot Studio Received Death Threats Ha, looks like some nerd wants to stab some people.

Data Shows Casual Gamers Prefer Mobile Games Over Console Games Well this is probably only surprising to anyone who doesn't play video games.

Bright Shadow Monster Collecting MMO Opens Up For U.S. Gamers Collect monsters just like in Pokemon.

Sony's New President: Kazuo Hirai? Could it be? Click the link to get the details.

Repulse Enters Closed Beta The Genesis: A.D. FPS gets a rename and enters closed beta over at Aeria Games.


Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition Coming In January A new and improved version of GT5 is on the way.

Microsoft, Sony Responds To Next-Gen Rumours This is big news about the next iteration of new home consoles and the console giants finally break wind about the matter.

Bio-Bomb Butt Kicker Is Prototype 2's Pre-Order Bonus it's a special move, essential for kicking butt and bombing bad guys.

How To Get Banned In Modern Warfare 3 It's not that hard really. But here are a few quick steps just in case you were curious.

Gotham City Impostors Delayed It has a little something-something to do with polish and whatnot.

The Adventures of TinTin The Game, Co-op Review It's not looking good for TinTin if the reviews are anything to go by.

Analyst Says Nintendo's Strategy No Longer Working Well let's hope that's not true because I'd love to see what people cook up for the Wii U.

That wraps up this edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap. If you haven't already seen it you'll probably want to check out the brand new arcade debut trailer for Square Enix' title that sees gamers taking control of car manufacturer's top cars and transforming them into mechs to battle it out over Tokyo. Yeah, it's literally as insane as the description. The name of the game is called Gyrozetta Jump Fiesta and it's due out later this year during the summer. Based on the video there could also be a 3DS version in works. Enjoy.

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