THQ unveils the brand new WWE 13 featuring the new head baby-face of the company, CM Punk. The real juicy part of WWE 13 is that it contains all the carnage and male-drama soap opera entertainment from the WWF Attitude era, awesome right? EA also unveiled the newest in the Need for Speed franchise, this time they're putting the series in the hands of Criterion Games and rebooting the Most Wanted game. Also, a whole, whole, whole bunch of new assets have surfaced for Halo 4, including single-player and multiplayer assets as we head into E3 next week. And Epic drops some news about the newest Gears of War game that doesn't star Marcus Fenix or Dom Santiago. These stories and more in this June 2nd, 2012 edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.





Sunday

Code X7 Features Next-Gen Graphics, Retina System A new engine will push the visual boundaries of graphics in games even further yet.

New Star Wars Game Debuting At E3, 2012 Good news for people who haven't completely given up on LucasArts yet.

Carmageddon Reincarnation Meets Kickstarter Goal The team manages to secure funding and move forward with the project.

Of Orcs and Men Screenshots Show Off Green-Skinned RPG New screenshots show off more gameplay and details of the action-stealth game that puts players in the role of the "bad guys".

Halo 4 Premium Theme Reveals Concept Art Check out some additional artwork and features for the upcoming shooter.

Grand Theft Auto 5 To Sell 14 Million At Launch, Says Analyst Oh, ho, ho, those are some big numbers indeed.

BioShock Infinite Combat Has Evolved Ken Levine talks in-depth about the evolution of the combat system for BioShock Infinite.

Assassin's Creed Chain Prepares You For Assassin's Creed 3 Check out the brief comic to setup the story for the new Ubisoft title.

Leaked PS4 Specs Are Probably Bullcrap Supposed specs leak out and you can check them out right here.



Monday

Xbox Live Avatar Motorcross Game Revealed With Screenshots A new racing title for Xbox 360 gamers featuring the Live Avatars.

GOG.com Says Diablo 3 DRM Is A Danger To Gaming History Do you care about the future of gaming? Well, Good Old Games does.

John Romero: Tablets Will End Consoles Well, what do you think?

WeMade To Compete Against Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo After E3 A new mobile line-up of games will supposedly destroy home consoles, just like John Romero said.

Leaked Halo 4 Screenshots Reveal Multiplayer Loadouts Even more leaked screenshots emerge for Halo 4.

Blizzard Should Reveal How Diablo 3 Accounts Have Been Hacked I think customers are owed that much. How about you?

Unreal Engine 4 Real-Time Demo Confirmed For E3 2012 It's been confirmed by Keighley that Epic's newest engine will be on display at this year's E3.

Assassin's Creed 3 Coming To PS Vita? Could Ubisoft be porting the game over to Sony's newest handheld?



Tuesday

Diablo 3 Patch 1.0.2. Now Live The new patch introduces some brand new fixes but, as of this writing...it's down for maintenance.

Xbox 360 Has Generated $56 Billion In Retail Alone Microsoft is proud of their main money maker, which is halfway to being a $100 billion dollar prized money-maker.

Wii U Will Not Support Unreal Engine 4 Mike Capps says the Wii U may be capped at the Unreal Engine 3.

Gas Guzzlers Brings Back Golden Era Of Combat Racing A flashy new racing title that throws back to the old-days of combat racing.

Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Mirror Fate Announced For 3DS Nintendo's handheld gets the sequel to one of the most well-regarded Castlevania games.

WWE 13 Screenshots Return To The Attitude Era THQ goes old-school, bringing back some of the great times from one of the greatest eras in pro-wrestling.

Diablo 3 Patch 1.0.3 Fix Inferno, Crafting The patch after the one recently released will fix a number of other issues, including the crafting.

Pachter Says Disc-Locked Content Is Plain Greedy Is there any other way to paint the picture when finished content is shipped on a gold disc? Didn't think so.



Wednesday

Halo 4 Screenshots Reveal Kill-Cam Much like its brethren Call of Duty and Battlefield, Halo now has a kill-cam.

Grand Theft Auto V Has Two Developers? Check out the evidence and notice how GTA V is now being designed to be bigger than ever!

Final Fantasy Versus XIII Renamed Final Fantasy XV, Coming To Wii U, PS3?

Spy Hunter Reboot Announced For 3DS, PS Vita Warner Bros aims to reboot one of the long-running series from Midway Games.

Dead Space 3 Announcement During EA's E3 Press Conference? Well, why not.

Ratchet & Clank Full Frontal Assault Coming To PSN A new version of the popular title will be arriving digitally for the PS3.

Transformers Fall of Cybertron Pre-Order DLC Unlocks Old-School Optimus, Bruticus G1 Optimus makes an appearance for the upcoming Activision shooter, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron.

Tecmo Koei Puts Fighting Gloves On For E3 2012 Line-Up Well, this is an exciting time to be a fighting game fan, plenty of opportunities will be present at E3 to get some hands-on time with DoA 5.

Guardians of Middle Earth Coming This Fall To Xbox 360, PS3 A new MOBA is in the works for home consoles.

CD Projekt RED Announces Cyberpunk RPG The original cyberpunk adventure will become a full-fledged AAA game by pro-gamer group, CD Projekt RED.

Blizzard Still Facing Scrutiny From Korea FTC Over Diablo 3 Refunds A full investigation is underway to see if Blizzard has been practicing anti-consumerism.

DOOM 3 BFG Edition Coming To PS3, Xbox 360, PC A revamped rendition of the popular and previous-gen classic DOOM 3 will coming soon to home consoles and PC.



Thursday

Kingdom Heats 3D All-Star Voice Cast Returns Some top Hollywood talent returns for the upcoming 3DS release of Kingdom Hearts.

Activision Settles Lawsuit With Zampella, West For Undisclosed Amount After a lot of public smearing, the lawsuit involving some of the biggest names in the gaming industry finally comes to a close.

Diablo 3 Patch 1.0.2a Fixes Act 3 Farming Blizzard needs to ensure that all that player-loot is moderated so no one can milk the RMAH.

Splinter Cell: Black List Announcement Coming For Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U? A new Splinter Cell might be on the way and an announcement might arrive as soon as E3.

City of Heroes Freedom Issue 23 Content Update Goes Live New zones, new powers and new costumes, it's just what the heroes ordered.

DC Comics Fighting Game, Injustice: Gods Among Us Coming 2013 The Mortal Kombat devs take a crack at another DC fighting game, due out next year.

Assassin's Creed 3 UbiWorkshop Edition Announced Check out some of the bonuses attached to this special edition of AC3.

Dead Space 3 Screenshots Reveal Possible Co-op Mode If the competitive multiplayer wasn't enough in Dead Space 2, the co-op in Dead Space 3 might be up your alley.



Friday

Joystiq Puts On Fanboy Goggles, Claims Diablo 3 Public Games Are Safe Don't listen to them, beware!

EA To Announce Need For Speed Most Wanted At E3 Another new NFS game is in the works from the guys who brought you Burnout.

Dead Trigger Zombies FPS Announced For Tegra 3 Powered Phones A nifty new FPS for mobile phones that makes the most of Nvidia's new processors.

Transformers Fall of Cybertron Also Coming To PC PC gamers won't be left out of this action-third-person adventure title.

SteelSeries Sensei MLG Edition Mouse Announced Play in style with the new tournament quality gaming mouse.

Tomb Raider Gameplay Trailer Announces Release Date Find out when you'll be able to take control of a reinvented Lara Croft.

DotA 2 Free-To-Play It's as simple as that.



Saturday

Rising Star Games Teases New Project What kind of project could they have in store? Check the link for some details.

Aliens Colonial Marines Collector's Edition and Pre-Order Bonuses Revealed Extra bonuses and goodies are in store for those who pay a little more.

Dark Souls DLC Artorias Abyss Coming To Consoles This Winter Namco Bandai plans to expand on the lore and legend from one of the biggest sleeper hits this gen.

Mad Riders XBLA Review Find out whether the game is worth the MS points in this review from XBLA Fans.

That wraps up this edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap. If you want to check out another awesome video before dabbling in the other joys of life outside the digital information highway, be sure to scope out the new Lord of the Rings Guardians of Middle-Earth CG trailer below. Enjoy.

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