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Games Round-Up (04/24/10)

Posted by: Linda Ferreira (04/23/10)
This week's Games Round-Up can be read in the replies.
  
 
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11:22 PM on 04/23/10
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Thanks to Marcus for putting this together.

Games Round-Up General News

Call of Duty is going to broaden its audience. How is beyond me.

You can buy used games…at 7-Eleven.

To much shock and awe, a Wii game looks better on the 360. Case in point, No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise.

As if Farmville didn’t dominate the world enough already, it could be heading to new places.

Blacklight: Tango Down, upcoming PSN/XBLA/PC game will be 4-player co-op.

The Dr. Who video games will premier on June 5, 2010, but meanwhile, here’s a look at the first episode.

Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 will be “dark.”

Take a sneak peak into Left 4 Dead 2’s new achievements.

Is Tony Hawk: Shred going to be as much of a flop as Ride was?

Check the remarkable Marvel vs. Capcom 3 trailer right here, and while you’re at it, look at the artwork as well.

Mutations is the newest add-on in Left 4 Dead 2, which will include 20 new game modes, changing each week, with games from “Realism Versus” to “Chainsaw Massacre.” A full list of game modes can be found here.

Tournaments are a huge part of Super Street Fighter IV.

Just Cause 2 and Bioshock 2 will be getting DLC on the 29th. Here’s a look at said Just Cause 2 DLC along with another pack coming out May 25th.

Take a peek into at the new Left 4 Dead 2 DLC poster...but spoilers ahead.

Play the Lost Planet 2 multiplayer demo now.

King of Fighters XIII has released two new characters.

Red Dead Redemption will be getting a machinima airing on Fox on May 15th.

Did you like the Resident Evil movies? Maybe you’ll like the director’s games, then.

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees is officially the cover of Madden NFL 11.

DJ Shadow is, yet again, going to be in DJ Hero.

Will the third, and arguably last, installment of Assassin’s Creed be titled Brotherhood?

Activision has registered a new domain for Goldeneye.

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PS3/PSP News

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker has received a 40/40 from gaming mag Famitsu.

The next Yakuza game will be on the PSP.

The PS3 has now been updated for 3D gaming.

MAG has gotten another free DLC pack.

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Xbox 360 News

Is this Natal’s instruction manual?

For a limited time, 360 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 owners will get some new costume DLC, while the PS3 and PC versions are yet to have a release date.

Dead Rising: Case Zero will bridge the gap between Dead Rising 1 and 2. Playing through this “demo” quickly, it’ll take three hours, and if you buy Dead Rising 2, you could be rewarded.

Would Xbox Live really be getting a TV channel?

Check out some of the classes that will be featured in Halo: Reach. You may also consider buying the Legendary Edition.

40 million Xbox’s have been sold.

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Wii/DS News

Look! Pokemon Black and White “footage”!

The man behind Bayonetta wants to make the next Star Fox game. Could it happen? l

Nintendo doesn’t like DS Piracy. Since, well, there was a 50% sales drop in Europe, probably caused by piracy.

Could the 3DS be coming out in October?

A challenger approaches! Will Cooking Mama be dethroned by…Martha Stewart?

Worry not, Okamiden will be a true successor to famed game Okami.

A quite unusual DSiware game, 3D Hidden Picture will be coming to America in May. It features 3D graphics with no glasses needed!

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PC News

New game modes! New jetpacks! Same old TF2 look all now in Battlefield Heroes’s new update!

Starcraft II Beta players will get a map editor, both Mac and PC.

Team Fortress 2’s drop system will now drop more often.

In a shocking twist, Steam on the Mac looks just like what Steam looks like on the PC.

Want a Starcraft II beta invite? Preorder from Gamestop then!

PETA’s heart weeps over animals in Mafia Wars .

Check out a pretty impressive Left 4 Dead mod.

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iPhone/iPad News

The XCON reboot was mentioned last round-up, but there’s another iPhone title coming out for the iPhone: Isochron.

The Linkin Park video game, 8-Bit Rebellion may not be that bad.

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Developer News

Ubisoft no longer will let paper manuals be printed with games.

Check out a bunch of Capcom games that will be coming out here.

Activision will split the money gained from Modern Warfare 2.

No surprise here, but seven of the Infinity Ward devs who jumped ship are now working for ex-IW heads Zameplla and West’s new studio Respawn Entertainment. It’s likely more will come, too. Four more also left, so could they head to Respawn?

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Misc. News

Those who survive zombie attacks stick together, so it seems.

All the McDonald’s training you need is in one simple DSi game.

Check out some online gaming stats here.


Due to the giant ash clouds over the Northern Atlantic Ocean, some Australian games will be temporarily delayed .

What? Pro athletes pirate games?!

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Previews, Impressions, Hands-on, Reviews, etc.

Lost Planet 2
Uncharted 2: The Siege
Conduit 2
La-Mulana
3D Dot Game Heroes , here
Dead Rising 2
Halo: Reach (multiplayer)
Super Mario Galaxy 2, here
After Burner: Climax l
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Tonzurakko
Surviving High School
Alpha Bounce
Nier
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
Starcraft II , here
Okamiden
Blokus
Mega Man 4
Chaos Rings
Left 4 Dead 2: The Passing

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Out this week:
UNITED STATES
Wii: All Star Karate, Monster Hunter Tri, Mega Man 4 (WiiWare), Bang Attack (WiiWare),
DS: Beat City, Windy X Windam, Game & Watch: Ball (DSi), Game & Watch: Donkey Kong Jr. (DSi), Game & Watch: Flagman (DSi), myPostcards (DSi), Surviving High School (DSi)
Xbox 360: Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper, After Burner Climax (XBLA), Puzzle Chronicles (XBLA)
PS3: After Burner Climax
PSP: Blood Bowl
PC: The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom

EUROPE
Wii: Diva Girls: Diva Ballerina, Indiana Jones’ Greatest Adventures (WiiWare), Let’s Play Ballerina, Monster Hunter Tri, NatGeo Quiz! Wild Life, Spellbound Party, World Party Games
DS: Diva Girls: Diva Ballerina,Dancing on Ice, Flipper (DSi), Flips: Enid Blyton’s Adventure Series, Flips: Mr. Gum, Game & Watch: Ball (DSi), Game & Watch: Donkey Kong Jr. (DSi), Game & Watch: Flagman (DSi), Jewl Quest Mysteries: Curse of the Emerald Tear, Little Book of Big Secrets, OK! Puzzle Stars
Xbox 360: Dead to Rights: Retribution, NatGeo Quiz! Wild Life, Nier
PS3: Dead to Rights: Retribution, NatGeo Quiz! Wild Life, NIER
PSP: n/a
PC: The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom, 3D Hunting 2010, Airport Control Simulator, East India Company Collection, The Whispered World, Tow Truck Simulator

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Out next week:
UNITED STATES
Wii: 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, Free Running, Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans
DS: DodoGo! (DSi)
Xbox 360: Super Street Fighter IV, Nier, 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, Deat to Rights: Retribution, Record of Agarest War, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter (XBLA), Dante’s Inferno: Trails of St. Lucia (XBLA)
PS3: 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, Dead to Rights: Retribution, NIER, Record of Agarest War, Super Street Fighter IV, Dante’s Inferno: Trails of St. Lucia (PSN), Kick-Ass (PSN), Call of Dute: Modern Warfare 2 – Stimulus Package (PSN)
PSP: 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley, PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe (PSN)
PC: The Whispered World, Horrible Histories: Ruthless Romans, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter, Black Mirror 2, Fishdom 2

EUROPE
Wii: 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, GEON, Iron Man 2, King of Fighters ’95 (WiiWare), WarioWare: Do It Yourself Showcase (WiiWare)
DS: Kilari: Na-san, Mon Meilleur Ami, Iron Man 2, WarioWare D.I.Y., Classic Games, Restaurant Tycoon, The Treasures of Montezuma
Xbox 360: 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, Iron Man 2, Super Street Fighter IV
PS3: 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, God of War Collection, Iron Man 2, Pro Evolution Soccer 2010, Super Street Fighter IV
PSP: 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, Everybody’s Tennis, Iron Man 2
PC: Agatha Christie: Triple Murder Mystery Pack, Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West, Mata Hari, Pole Position 2010, Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 Deluxe Edition, Spellforce 2: Faith in Destiny, Tom Clancy’s Spinlter Cell: conviction, Wings of Prey, World Cup Manager 2010, XIII Century: Death or Glory

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Contributor: lemontie

All news related information obtained off of IGN, Kotaku, Joystiq and Gamespot. Release dates gathered from GameFAQs and Gamestop.
11:27 PM on 04/23/10
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11:39 PM on 04/23/10
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Marvel vs Capcom 3 omgomgomg. Dante from DMC!?!?

Love the Pokemon Black and White footage. Stoked.
11:45 PM on 04/23/10
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why does Halo Reach just seem disappointing? like, was it already that broken to the point where they are just remaking the multiplayer?
11:58 PM on 04/23/10
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Monster Hunter Tri GOTY!!! (for Wii anyway) well maybe Metroid other M
Red Dead Redemption will probably consume my life.
12:13 AM on 04/24/10
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I wish I knew what the fuck was going on in that Pokemon video.
12:14 AM on 04/24/10
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Red Dead Redemption is going to be soooo wonderful.
12:36 AM on 04/24/10
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I love this. :)
02:49 AM on 04/24/10
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Mac client for Starcraft II Beta can't come out soon enough. Tired of having to switch over to Windows through Boot Camp every time I want to play when I don't use Windows for anything else

And that Pokemon video is awesome haha. I wish we had cool shows like that in the States. :(
06:14 AM on 04/24/10
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I still need to beat FF13...damn procrastination! I don't want the good times to end.

Uncharted 2 DLC sounds nice, but I stopped playing that back in December lol
07:05 AM on 04/24/10
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MVC3 is gonna be insane.
I feel bad for the New Orleans Saints right now.
07:34 AM on 04/24/10
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Arkham Asylum 2
08:04 AM on 04/24/10
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Love this round-up. Love the amount of L4D news.
08:20 AM on 04/24/10
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L4D in space is pretty sweeett
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