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Games Round-Up (10/11/11)

Posted by: Linda Ferreira (10/11/11)
This week's Games Round-Up can be seen in the replies.
  
 
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08:42 AM on 10/11/11
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Thanks to Viva Sonata for putting this together:

Games Round-UpSame AP games round up, same AP channel. :D In honor of the new release of We Are The In Crowd's new album, Best Intentions, I'm starting a new section called 'Rumor Mill,' which deals solely in murmurs of the mayhaps and possibilities in the gaming world.

TOPIC OF THE WEEK

DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT

- Earlier this week, Valve released the first DLC under the co-op section for it's smash game Portal 2, entitled 'Peer Review', for free. Those familiar with the franchise can beat the new section of the game in about a few hours , making the content worth its non-existent price.

Downloadable content has always been a slippery slope - most recently, the LA Noire: Complete Edition released for the PC has come under criticism. For 50$, one can buy the PC edition and buy all five DLC cases - totaling about an hour each - whilst PS3 and 360 owners buying the game new this spring only have, depending on where the game was bought, one new DLC pack and have had to buy the other four with a 'Rockstar Pass' for nearly twenty dollars more.

How does the promise of more content sway your interest in purchasing a game? How do you think it should be priced?


THIS WEEK IN GAMING

- After five years, one highly successful game, and a bedlam of controversy, Team Bondi is shutting down for good.

- A follow up the recent Bethesda/Mojang lawsuit: Bethesda has made a public statement about both Notch's handling of the suit, and the recent refusal of Mojang's withdrawal of the trademark for the name of their new game, Scrolls. SERIOUSLY, guys?

- Indie smash game VVVVVV is coming to the 3DS, courtesy of the company that dd the same for N.

- Sony has announced a a bunch of new goodies for Gran Turismo 5, including a price drop and free updates.

- Gears of War 3 has announced its first DLC pack - new characters, weapons, maps, all for 800 MS points.

- Game Informer's November cover reveals a follow up to the recent game, Transformers: War for Cybertron, which will be covered fully once the issue drops October 11th.

- Batman: Arkham City has been met to a few early reviews, with two calling it 'one of the best games ever made.'


RUMOR MILL

- In addition to being seen in a new trailer for a movie, the XBox 720 looks more and more likely, with a bunch of new games being released into the Alan Wake, Fable, and other franchises in 2013.

- There are reports that most games for the upcoming PS Vita, such as the new Uncharted, are too big to fit the standard side data stick of 1.8 GB, and would have to shell out more money just to fit it. Uh oh.

- Ni No Kuni, the PS3 game being developed by Studio Ghibli [Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle] that drops in NA next year,, might have its localized title already.

- In the Assassin's Creed universe, it looks like after Revelations and a final game in 2012, Ubi is releasing a new, yearly game to bring a possibly new character.

Sources: computer and video games, edge, ars technica, joystiq, playstation blog, eurogamer, kotaku
09:03 AM on 10/11/11
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Time to start saving for the new xbox.
09:24 AM on 10/11/11
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I wish I didn't read that about the new Batman, it's going to make the week feel so much longer.
09:25 AM on 10/11/11
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I just want it to be next Tuesday so I can play Arkham City already.
10:58 AM on 10/11/11
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Arkham City, Uncharted 3, Zelda. These will all compete for the "best game ever" title.
12:07 PM on 10/11/11
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one more week for Arkham City! can't wait
12:17 PM on 10/11/11
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Time to start saving for the new xbox.
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12:20 PM on 10/11/11
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Whoa, the LA Noire info is wrong. The Rockstar Pass was a one time purchase of $9.99 and you got all the DLC as it was released. No PS3 or 360 payed more than $9.99 for ALL the DLC.
12:35 PM on 10/11/11
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Didnt even know a new XBOX was being developed...
12:52 PM on 10/11/11
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Best game ever? Saints Row: The Third y'all.
01:06 PM on 10/11/11
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Didnt even know a new XBOX was being developed...
There's been Xbox 720 ads in that new movie "Real Steel."
Look it up on YouTube or something...but there's no way that stuff got in the movie without Microsoft being behind it.
01:53 PM on 10/11/11
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There's been Xbox 720 ads in that new movie "Real Steel."
Look it up on YouTube or something...but there's no way that stuff got in the movie without Microsoft being behind it.
Interesting... Wonder what else they could do? Better graphics and a built in Kinect? lol
02:50 PM on 10/11/11
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I can't wait to play Revelations!
03:21 PM on 10/11/11
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Interesting... Wonder what else they could do? Better graphics and a built in Kinect? lol
WAY better graphics. Games on consoles don't even run at 720p.
The only games that look great are Sony exclusives...like Uncharted or something.
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