So the Halo 4 reviews are already piling in and it appears 343 Industries did an amazing job of keeping both the tone and the gameplay of Halo intact post-Bungie. Assassin's Creed III launched this week and the game is also garnering tons of critical praise but there are also some who don't seem to be attached to it as much. And, what would a week about AAA blockbusters be without the biggest blockbuster of them all? Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 is already rumored to be in production and it's not that surprising, however Infinity Ward is denying all the claims...riiiight. These stories and more in this November 3rd, 2012 edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap.

Sunday
GameStop Opening GameStop For Kids Stores Oh, well they can't go and pass up the opportunity to rip off little Timmy, now can they?

Blizzard Caught In A Lie: Support Says They Didn't Test Diablo 3 Linux Exploits Oh this isn't looking too good for Blizzard, is it?

Deadlight Arrives For Steam After making its debut on XBLA, the dark and moody platformer finally arrives on Steam.

Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3 Planned For PS4, Xbox 720 Skipping right over the granddaddies of today's gen of gaming, CD Projekt is hitting up the newer, hotter consoles.

Halo 4 Vynyl Figures Are Too Damn Cute Microsoft is really cashing in on the Halo craze like never before, even making figurines for toddlers.

StarForge, One of The Biggest Games Ever Heads To Greenlight And by big, I mean galactic sized.

Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable Gets Buggy On Vita This Winter One of the most underrated shooters makes its way to Sony's latest handheld.

Monday
StarCraft 2 Heart of the Swarm Adds leveling A new mechanic helps players power through the game with some added features.

Grand Theft Auto 5 Confirmed For Spring 2013 on Consoles? Well, hopefully we won't have to wait much longer.

Diablo 3's Nail In The Coffin For Linux Users: No Refunds, No Discussions, Blizzard Doesn't Care Blizzard showed their true colors, so now the ball is in your court.

99 Spirits Brings Ghost Catching RPG To States In 2013 A JRPG exclusive for PC gamers? Now we're entering swirly mustache zone.

FIFA 13, NFL 13 May Help EA Beat Q2 Estimates, Says Analyst Despite fans hoping EA doesn't keep up with their anti-consumer antics, it looks like they actually pay off in the long run.

Cliffy B Offers Capcom Help With Resident Evil 7 The Cliffster wants to bring you a more roided up, monster blasting Resident Evil experience!

First Assassin's Creed 3 Review Score Is A Perfect 10 Will the game live up to that 10? That is the question.

Iron Sky Invasion Gets Bumped To The End Of November Just a minor delay is all. Topware wants to deliver a legit experience so they delayed the game after testers found some bugs.

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, Vice City Coming To PS3 Hailed as the two greatest Grand Theft Auto games ever, both GTA: San Andreas and Vice City are coming to the PS3.

Skyrim Premium Edition Revealed by Retailer This will contain all sorts of ramped up content of the game released over the past year.

Assassin's Creed 3 Erudito Packs Are Microtransactions On top of a full retail game, there will be microtransactions. I'm thinking someone is trying to double dip here.

Tuesday
Eurogamer Responds To Criticisms, Legal Threats, Rob Florence's Departure You get a first-hand response from Tom Bramwell about what really went down and how he hopes it doesn't start and end with what Florence wrote.

Scarlet Blade Debut Trailer Released, Promotes One-Handed Gameplay You only need one hand really and it's just to look around at the characters.

StarCraft 2 Heart of the Swarm Clan Details Announced Blizzard clans up the latest expansion for StarCraft 2.

Analyst Expects GTA 5 To Sell 20 Million Units It's pegged as being one of the biggest releases this generation.

Splinter Cell Blacklist Coming To Wii U? Ubisoft is looking to potentially cash in on the Wii U craze and you can't blame them.

Video Game Alphabet Video Tests Your Knowledge A cool new viral video that's been making the rounds.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 4 Confirmed By Voice Actor Well that's a huge surprise. Not!

Dead Island Riptide Release Date And Special Edition Revealed One of the few IPs that were completely and entirely sold because of a cinematic debut trailer. Let's see how well the sequel fares.

Grand Theft Auto 5 Gets An Official Spring 2013 Release Date This is it folks, Rockstar has confirmed that the game is launching next spring!

Wednesday
Assassin's Creed 3 Sharpshooter Character Free With Energy Drink NOS Energy drink has teamed up with Ubisoft, so now anyone can be just like video game journalist hero, Geoff Keighley.

Call of Duty Black Ops II Soundtrack To Release Alongside The Game Trent Reznor and Jack Wall have collaborated together for the soundtrack for the upcoming Black Ops 2.

XCOM Enemy Unknown Getting More DLC Next Year Firaxis isn't finished pumping out additional content for XCOM: Enemy Unknown and gamers will receive more of it next year.

Castlevania Mirror of Fate 20 Hours Long Konami's Castlevania title for handhelds is no slouch. The game clocks in at an impressive 20 hours.

Infinity Ward Denies Modern Warfare 4 Rumor We all know it's coming, but Infinity Ward is putting a halt to the rumor spread right quick.

Assassin's Creed 3 Wii U Will Get All The DLC A better deal than its console brethren? Perhaps.

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 SteelSeries Gaming Mouse Arrives November 13th Cashing in on the craze, SteelSeries is offering a mousepad and mouse for core Call of Duty players.

Medal of Honor Brand Could Die Due To Poor Review Scores, Says Pachter Oh bollocks, it looks like EA got caught with their pants down and their schlong in the COD copy-cat pie. Too bad.

Running With Rifles Joins Steam Greenlight This game is pretty awesome and pits hundreds of players and AI against each other.

Thursday
Dreamfall Chapters Is A Longest Journey Sequel

Microsoft Will Perma-Ban Halo 4 Players For Sexist Comments 'cause that's how they roll. Let the racial slurs and homophobic remarks rally strong!

Mass Effect Trilogy Gets PS3 Release Date The first game included...it's like Microsoft just got pimp-slapped.

Crysis 3 Gets Original Game Pre-Order Bonus You automatically get the first game in the bundle with the third game, but only if you pre-order.

Reloaded Games Adds Super Monday Night Combat, Taikodom To ARMAS Reloaded Games ramps up their publishing efforts.

Minecraft Beats Out Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 As Most Played Xbox Live Game Now this is...not that interesting. It's kind of expected.

Create Assassin's Creed 3 Swag With Cap That Create some awesome gear with some of your favorite games, including controllers, paintings, clothes and more using Cap That.

Army of Two Devil's Cartel Release Date Set For March, Overkill Edition Detailed Let's hope it's not a cash in and actually proves to be a cool game.

Primordia Already Proving To Be A Classic Cyberpunk Adventure It's a well designed point and click adventure that doesn't overdo it with the pointing and clicking.

Friday
Halo 4 Review: The Series Survives Without Bungie This is good news for those die-hard Halo fans.

Sir, You Are Being Hunted Heads To Kickstarter This is easily one of those cool games that really deserves to get some crowd-funding help.

Elder Scrolls Style MMO, Gloria Victis, Lands On Kickstarter It combines sandbox style play with adventuring and questing in a low-fantasy, semi-realistic environment.

Edge of Space Takes Terraria Concept And Throws In Laser Sharks See, this is how you make a good game...you take an already badass concept and then at sharks and lasers. It's as simple as that.

Take-Two CEO Says Next Gen Consoles Will Bring Development Costs Down No new tools, preset optimization and lots of growing room means smaller development cycles and cheaper games.

Hotline Miami Dev Was Broke But Still Helped Pirates This is true dedication to the craft right here, and hopefully these guys really do manage to profit big for their classy act.

GameIndustry.biz Says Video Game Journalism Culture Needs Change More on that ugly little thing known as the video game avdertorialism ring.

Wreck-It Ralph iOS Game Offers 3-in-1 Arcade You get three games for the price of one. Seems like a no-brainer purchase.

Saturday
Guild Wars 2 Lost Shores World Event Teased NCSoft is keeping the action fresh for Guild Wars 2 players.

Rocketbirds Hardboiled Chicken In-Depth Review Find out how well this game fares on the PC front and whether it's worth the purchase.

Halo 4 Campaign Impressions and Co-op Info Even though we already have up a review of the game, you'll probably want to find out how well the co-op plays and what it's like.

Naughty Bear Panic In Paradise Review This little gem escaped the grasp of many gamers, but this review sums up whether or not this digital sub-game is worth the price of admission.

Spoiled Marketing For Assassin's Creed III Oh, it looks like I'm not the only one who realized that the whole game has basically been spoiled before landing a finger on the controller!

That wraps up this edition of the Weekly Recap. I hope that last bit about Assassin's Creed III doesn't ruin the mood for you if you haven't started questing through the American frontier. You can check out the final Forward Unto Dawn episode below for Halo 4 in all its live-action goodness. Enjoy!

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