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Games Round-Up (08/22/11)

Posted by: Linda Ferreira (08/22/11)
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07:29 PM on 08/22/11
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Thanks to Viva Sonata for putting this together:

Games Round-UpHey, guys. Seeing as most of the news on the three major publishers is kinda running dry recently, I decided to dedicate this week's news to Europe's largest gaming exhibition, GamesCom, that occurred this week, and I'll run it down as best as I can!

PC

- MMO juggernaut developer NCSoft (Aion, City of Heroes) unveiled a brand new project, the sci-fi-fantasy-western-ish WildStar. Check out the first few minutes of gameplay. Looks badass.

- Also announced was the 1.5 patch for RIFT. The twelve people that play that game can check out what's to come.

- Portal 2 will get free DLC in mid-September. Maybe. Probably. This is Valve we're talking about.

- Two Worlds II is getting a rather large expansion expansion.

- Samsung used this week to unveil a new gaming PC.

- More details for Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3, and Skyrim.

- There was a DOTA 2 tournament. Check that out, there are replays.

PLAYSATION 3/PS VITA

- Dark Souls,the follow up to 2009's Demon Souls, will be 'much harder' than the first and will have no DLC.

-More Resistance 3 details.

- Overkill Studios has announced Payday: The Heist as a PS3 exclusive.

- Electronic Arts and Activision got into some draaaamaaaaa.

- I know it's not a Gamescom article, but check out this puzzle launch game for the Vita, Escape Route.

- Ninja Gaiden 3 will be Playstation MOVE compatible.

- Sony has announced a new model of the PSP. Yay?

- The PS Vita version of Resistance will, according to Nihilistic Studios, no loading screens.

- Gaming developer auteur Suda51's new project is called Lollipop Chainsaw.Um.... right.

XBOX 360

- Xbox's Dashboard interface is getting another face-lift.

- More gameplay footage for the new Assassin's Creed.

- More screens for the much-hyped Dishonored are up.

- Check out this pile of small articles for new details on Mass Effect 3, Borderlands 2, Forza 4, and more.

NINTENDO WII/3DS

- The Wii console is getting a slimmer, not sure if want look, and will be available this holiday season.

- The only news I could find from Gamescom for Nintendo is that the 3DS' new Super Mario 3D Land, out November 13th, will include Sonic. Son, I am disappoint.

Contributors: Viva Sonata

source: destructoid, joystiq, cinemablend, gamespot, gamespy, Dota 2, sohood, The Escapist, gamerlive, itsthelingo, mygaming
07:42 PM on 08/22/11
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Deus Ex. Midnight.
08:10 PM on 08/22/11
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Deus Ex. Midnight.
There goes my summer.
08:19 PM on 08/22/11
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In related news, GW2 fanboys still rage over SWTOR.
08:25 PM on 08/22/11
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It's odd that the EA/Activision thing was filed under Playstation when Call of Duty and BF are multi-platform games.

Can't wait for the Portal DLC. They need to make it so that you can create your own test chambers (yes, I know PC can do this).
08:48 PM on 08/22/11
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I'm pretty sure Payday is coming to PC as well.
09:04 PM on 08/22/11
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There should be a Dark Souls exclusive pre-order that comes with a punching bag. You're going to need it.
09:38 PM on 08/22/11
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It's odd that the EA/Activision thing was filed under Playstation when Call of Duty and BF are multi-platform games.

Can't wait for the Portal DLC. They need to make it so that you can create your own test chambers (yes, I know PC can do this).

Assassin's Creed is also multiplatform and it was filed under the 360. You have to file it somewhere.
09:51 PM on 08/22/11
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I dont play RIFT myself but I have and its a great MMO which has a steady 1 million and growing player base.....its far from unpopular or 12 people playing as you put it.
10:24 PM on 08/22/11
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So many good games coming out.
12:05 AM on 08/23/11
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I'm pretty sure Payday is coming to PC as well.
Well PC didn't need another article so nyah, nyah.
12:25 AM on 08/23/11
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I wish the Wii just had controllers like those of N64 or something similar
06:41 AM on 08/23/11
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Assassin's Creed is also multiplatform and it was filed under the 360. You have to file it somewhere.
General news perhaps?
06:55 AM on 08/23/11
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Yeah, the 'general news' guy was a noshow this week. Had to compile all the news myself :/ Sorry if shit is out of place.
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