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Linda Ferreira 10/21/11 08:53 AM

Games Round-Up (10/21/11)
 
This week's Games Round-Up can be seen in the replies.

Linda Ferreira 10/21/11 08:53 AM

Thanks to Viva Sonata for putting this together:

Games Round-UpWelcome to another roundup. Always glad to be of service - sorry for the wait!

TOPIC OF THE WEEK

LOCALIZATION
This week, two major and contradicting news stories were revealed regarding localizing of videos games for other regions. Namco Bandai announced that it would publish the Studio Ghibli and Level-5 designed RPG, Ni No Kuni: THe Wrath of the White Witch, to both Europe and America as well as Japan in 2012.

In contrast, Sega also made the announcement that its PSP tactical RPG, Valkyria Chronicles 3, woul not make the trip west at all. The blame was set on the PSP's lack of popularity and low sales, despite its North American critical acclaim of the first two releases.

What are some games that you wish were brought to America over from Japan?

THIS WEEK IN GAMING

- Fallout mastermind Tim Cain has joined Obsidian Entertainment to work a new game titled Avengers Assemble.

- Mass Effect 3 has confirmed its long-rumored multiplayer mode, and can/will affect the main story. But it also will be integrated into an online pass system.

- More Skyrim goodies to boot. If you're chomping at the bit, you can spoil yourself a bit, because reddit leaked images of the game manual. Little fun fact for you as well; a beta tester for Skyrim has done a speed run of just under two hours.

- Are you lonely and misogynistic? Then chances are you've played the Leisure Suit Larry. There's gonna be more. yay.

- The one racing game you see in every movie theatre arcade, Daytona USA, [url=http://www.sega.co.uk/games/?t=EnglishUK&g=7400&v=4101[url] onto XBLA by SEGA.

- Sony Network's top notch defense has let about 93,000 accounts be compromised by hackers. And to think they would learn from their mistakes.

- The PS Move has been doing really well financially, selling more than eight million units since its release.

-TwistedPixel, the company behind such games as 'Splosion Man and The Gunstringer, has been bought by Microsoft.

- Sonic: Generations, the upcoming game in the franchise, has been confirmed for the PC by SEGA.

- Square Enix took this week to demonstrate a brand new, next-gen graphics engine. You know, because their visuals aren't dope enough already.

Source: Major Nelson, gamespot, the escapist, sega uk, reddit, playstation us, vg 24/7, pikmal, joystiq, sega us

atrio 10/21/11 10:25 AM

blizzcon this weekend. curious to see what they unveil!

S7ranburgLar 10/21/11 10:34 AM

didn't nintendo call a conference for the 21st? wonder what that is..

Raarzipan 10/21/11 01:34 PM

Suprised theres no mentioned of the new xbox rumored to be released in2013.

DecemberFaded 10/21/11 01:38 PM

If you haven't seen the Uncharted 3 launch trailer yet... you're doing yourself a HUGE disservice!

CarouselBoy 10/21/11 01:39 PM

I don't get how sony keeps getting hacked. Theyve got enough money to hire the best encrypters. Figure it out already jeez

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Originally Posted by Raarzipan (Post 96792492)
Suprised theres no mentioned of the new xbox rumored to be released in2013.

I think because it's not news from the last few weeks. There have been rumors for a while now if I'm not mistaken

Viva Sonata 10/21/11 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Raarzipan (Post 96792492)
Suprised theres no mentioned of the new xbox rumored to be released in2013.

I am the only person doing this, and as such, I do admit to faulting and missing an important news piece or two. I'm sorry if there was any new information regarding the XBOX 720 that I didn't post.

Spencer Control 10/21/11 01:49 PM

HTML slip, just to let you know.

AdamChildress 10/21/11 02:02 PM

Most definitely excited for Ni No Kuni: THe Wrath of the White Witch.

Viva Sonata 10/21/11 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Spencer Control (Post 96793412)
HTML slip, just to let you know.

I don't honestly care at this point. This is late enough as it is and people are going to be seeing a new one on Saturday.

maybe.

Spencer Control 10/21/11 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Viva Sonata (Post 96801142)
I don't honestly care at this point. This is late enough as it is and people are going to be seeing a new one on Saturday.

maybe.

Haha, I figured you probably had seen it already, but put it out there in case you did care. Thanks a lot for doing all this research though, dude.

Viva Sonata 10/21/11 09:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spencer Control (Post 96804332)
Haha, I figured you probably had seen it already, but put it out there in case you did care. Thanks a lot for doing all this research though, dude.

People still read this. So I'll keep doing it. <3

Spencer Control 10/21/11 09:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Viva Sonata (Post 96812882)
People still read this. So I'll keep doing it. <3

Good choice. I'm not really a hardcore gamer, but I'm a research fanatic who likes to keep up on things, and this is ideal: although I don't play many, video games interest me immensely.

Chris Immunity 10/22/11 01:34 PM

- Fallout mastermind Tim Cain has joined Obsidian Entertainment to work a new game titled Avengers Assemble.

This excites me to no end.