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Games Round-Up (04/18/2011)

Posted by: Thomas Balkcom (04/18/11)
This week's Games Round-Up can be read in the replies.
  
 
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12:10 PM on 04/18/11
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Thanks to Jim for putting this together.

Games Round-Up

Last week I started off the roundup by telling you that it had been 83 degrees outside. This morning, it snowed. SNOW. On my car, in the trees, on the grass.....double you tea eff mother nature, you know what I'm saying?

SONY

Uncharted 3's multiplayer is going to be insane. A beta will begin on July 5th or a week earlier if you buy inFAMOUS 2 or are a Playstation Plus subscriber.


NINTENDO

BloodRayne for the 3DS has been put "on hold". I'm sure Majesco is working on some other way to mine our childhoods for 3D gold.

You aren't going to believe this, but Nintendo is probably going to announce a new more powerful console.

In completely unrelated news, the Wii is now $169 at most retailers.

MICROSOFT

Netflix for Kinect sucks.

Microsoft is gearing up for the 10th anniversary of Halo.

PC

Depending on how quickly or slowly my Absolutepunk.net overlords get this up, you may already be playing Portal 2.


EVERYTHING ELSE

Capcom announced a bunch of stuff! First up is Dead Rising 2: Off the Record which is going to be a remake of the classic zombie killing game Dead Rising 2(it came out so long ago, ask your parents)except you play as Frank West who starred in the original Atari 2600 classic Dead Rising. Wheeeeeeee!

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition: Championship Edition Hyper Turbo Fighting EX will be in stores 6/28, but if you already own Super Street Fighter IV you can pay $15 to just download the new stuff as DLC on 6/7.

Capcom also announced an open world RPG called Dragon's Dogma that no one in America will buy if it ships with that dumb name.

Pokemon White was the biggest selling game of March 2011. That's racist.

The Metro 2033 sequel is going to be called Metro 2033: Last Light.

Looks like Warner Bros is securing domain names for Batman games based on popular Batman stories. Please make the Hush game, please make the Hush game, please make the Hush game...

That new Sonic game let's you play traditional get to the end of a level as fast as you can Sonic levelsl as either 2D fat sonic or over the shoulder third person nu-Sonic. Yay?

PSAs

Angry Birds will release for Windows Phone Series 7 Phones on May 25th.

Twisted Metal is coming out October 4th and if you pre-order you get early access to Axel.

Backbreaker Vengeance is going to be exclusive to XBLA.

WiiPlay Motion will come bundled with a black WiiMotion Plus on 6/13

The 3D Ocarina of Time will be in stores 6/19

Brink will hit stores on 5/10 a week earlier than scheduled.

If you buy SOCOM 4 you get access to the Resistance 3 beta.

If you own Bulletstorm you can start playing the Gears of War 3 beta.....now.


RELEASES

Prince of Persia Trilogy

Conduit 2

SOCOM 4

Mortal Kombat

Portal 2


LINKS

Looking for links to video game news?

Four Player Co-Op
Joystiq
Kotaku
1UP

Sorry if it seemed like there was a lack of news this week, but look at that release list. Take a deep breath buy a couple new games, and next thing you know it'll be next week and there will be more news. Alright? Alright. No promotional BS this week, just enjoy all the new games.

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12:13 PM on 04/18/11
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PORTAL 2!!!!!!!!!!!

The cryptic messages valve has been sending out have the Boreilis in them..........

Half Life episode 3 news is right around the corner
12:13 PM on 04/18/11
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PORTAL 2!!!!!!!!!!!

The cryptic messages valve has been sending out have the Boreilis in them..........

Half Life episode 3 news is right around the corner
Don't hold your breath.
12:18 PM on 04/18/11
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Don't hold your breath.
Blasphemy.
12:33 PM on 04/18/11
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Remember, the Aperture Science Bring Your Daughter to Work Day is the perfect time to have her tested!
12:33 PM on 04/18/11
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I wish Zelda would come out sooner, I bought the 3DS on Thursday and have been playing mostly my old DS games.
12:40 PM on 04/18/11
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Portal 2 yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Valve, please release hl ep3 (hl3) and my life will be complete...

...Until i have completed the game and realise the story is far from over.
12:46 PM on 04/18/11
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I am salivating, I NEED TO PLAY PORTAL 2 NOW.
12:47 PM on 04/18/11
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I am salivating, I NEED TO PLAY PORTAL 2 NOW.
Then you should be playing The Ball. If you're going to be playing it on Steam, that is.
12:55 PM on 04/18/11
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L.A. Noir please.
12:59 PM on 04/18/11
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I think I might be the only person excited to waste endless hours playing the new Mortal Komback for 360. FLAWLESS VICTORY!
01:30 PM on 04/18/11
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playing portal 2 is pretty much all i'll be doing this week. thank god it's spring break
03:03 PM on 04/18/11
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Then you should be playing The Ball. If you're going to be playing it on Steam, that is.
Already beat the DLC...that being said I might play it again.
04:15 PM on 04/18/11
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No offense but this is a piss poor game thread.
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