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Looking good: Screenshots and new media
[surl=http://www.thatvideogameblog.com/2010/10/08/alan-wakes-the-writer-gets-a-new-trailer/]Alan Wake trailer[/surl] is for The Writer.
[surl=http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/10/spelunky_xbla_screens_show_off.php]Spelunky XBLA screenshots[/surl] feature new graphics and explosions!
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/10/08/two-earthrise-screenshots-enter-one-earthrise-screenshot-leaves/]Earthrise screenshots[/surl] finally give us a panoramic glimpse of the world.
[surl=http://au.wii.ign.com/articles/112/1126495p1.html]Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wii footage[/surl] brings more details for the game.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/m-o-d-o-k-and-magneto-leaked-for-marvel-vs-capcom-3-185969.phtml]Marvel vs. Capcom 3 screens[/surl] leak Magneto and M.O.D.O.K.
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/galleries/2010/10/08/vanquish_screenshots/]Vanquish screenshots[/surl] are, as expected, gorgeous.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/10/07/dead-nation-online-co-op-confirmed-special-zombies-revealed/]Dead Nation trailer[/surl] is full to the tippy-top with zombies.
[surl=http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/10/07/nba-2k11-trailer-wants-to-become-the-greatest/]NBA 2K11 trailer[/surl] wants to become the greatest.
[surl=http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=409533]Conduit 2 screens[/surl] get more and more intriguing.
BlizzCon 2010: A celebration of all things Blizzard
[surl=http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/10/07/blizzcon-stores-48-hour-online-pre-sale/]BlizzCon store’s 48-hour online pre-sale[/surl], so you don’t have to buy merch at the event.
Interesting… Assorted bits and pieces
[surl=http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/10/handheld-convergence/]Failure in my pocket[/surl] – Gaming’s tortured history of handheld convergence.
[surl=http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/10/roundup_gamasutra_network_jobs_86.php]Round-up: Gamasutra network jobs[/surl], week of October 8.
[surl=http://www.next-gen.biz/news/gamestation-offers-xp-for-trade-ins]Gamestation offers XP for trade-ins[/surl]… will it catch on?
[surl=http://www.nanowerk.com/news/newsid=16903.php]Teeny tiny Pac-Man[/surl] is only 3.5 microns.
[surl=http://www.wizards.com/dnd/Feature.aspx?x=dnd/feature/paxgame]An epic game of D&D starring Penny Arcade and Wil Wheaton[/surl]
[surl=http://www.mcvuk.com/news/41216/GAME-Pre-owned-charges-havent-hurt-us]Retailers say publisher efforts to squash used-game sales aren’t working[/surl], and it’s still a strong part of their business.
Hardware: Stuff to play games on
[surl=http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2010/10/google-tv-launch-hardware-to-be-expensive-clunky.ars]Google TV launch hardware to be expensive and clunky[/surl] – tell us what you really think!
A Legal Matter: Gamers in court
[surl=http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2010-10-07-langdell-stripped-of-edge-trademarks]Tim Langdell is apparently stripped of his Edge trademarks[/surl] following the failed lawsuit.
Independently Released: Often better than AAA
[surl=http://www.gamerbytes.com/2010/10/gamerbytes_interview_hello_gam.php]Hello Games’ Murray chats about What Joe Did Next[/surl].
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/10/trailer_cobalt_oxeye_games.html]Cobalt – from Oxeye Games[/surl] has a new trailer.
[surl=http://gaygamer.net/2010/10/xbox_indie_video_review_roundu_5.html]Xbox Indie Video Review Roundup[/surl] – lookin’ good!
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/an-extended-interview-with-monaco-s-andy-schatz-185295.phtml]An extended interview with Monaco’s Andy Schatz[/surl].
[surl=http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/10/minecraft-danger/]Constant danger fuels addictive indie game Minecraft[/surl] (in case you didn’t know).
[surl=http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/10/trailer_dinner_date_stout_game.html]Dinner Date trailer[/surl] is from Stout Games.
[surl=http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2010/10/best_of_indie_games_gardens_gr.php]Best of Indie Games[/surl]: Gardens, Graveyards and Mazes.
In Development: Games in progress
[surl=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/65941]BioShock 2 PC will not be getting Minerva’s Den or Protector Trials[/surl]. Boo.
[surl=http://mmomfg.com/2010/10/08/starcraft-ii-next-patch-1008/]Blizzard teases next StarCraft II balancing patch[/surl] – you got it, they’re focussing on Zerg.
[surl=http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/10/07/god-of-war-ghost-of-sparta-%E2%80%9Corigins%E2%80%9D-trailer-bonus/]God of War: Ghost of Sparta includes bonuses for God of War III[/surl] – including a Deimos skin (that’s Kratos’ brother).
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/07/shank-takes-a-stab-at-steam-on-october-26/]Shank escapes via Steam[/surl], October 26.
[surl=http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2010/10/07/gamestop-reports-record-breaking-black-ops-pre-orders.aspx]GameStop reports record-breaking Black Ops pre-orders[/surl], not really surprising.
[surl=http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/65911]Gears of war 3 beta promised[/surl], in early 2011.
[surl=http://www.nintendo.co.uk/NOE/en_GB/news/2010/super_mario_bros_collection_of_all-star_games_for_wii_19276.html]Super Mario All-Stars – 25th Anniversary Edition[/surl] dated for Europe.
[surl=http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2010/10/07/bionic-commando-rearmed-2-jumping/]Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 makes jumping optional[/surl], for retro difficulty.
[surl=http://oneofswords.com/2010/10/x-men-destiny-coming-in-2011/]X-men: Destiny announced[/surl], due in 2011.
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/707956/Killzone-3-Multiplayer-Beta-Starts-October-25.html]Killzone 3 multiplayer beta[/surl] kicks off, October 25.
Not just for calls: mobile games, updates and releases
[surl=http://toucharcade.com/2010/10/07/gdc-online-2010-winta-a-rhythm-game-from-the-creator-of-parappa-the-rapper/]WINtA is a rhythm game from the creator of PaRappa the Rapper[/surl], so you know it’ll be good.
[surl=http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2010/10/07/shenmue-city-japan/]Shenmue series returns in Japan[/surl] …for mobile phones.
Console yourselves: PlayStation, Xbox 360, Wii
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/presenting-the-inflatable-boat-accessory-for-kinect-185935.phtml]Introducing Kinect’s inflatable boat accessory[/surl]. We’re not kidding.
[surl=http://www.siliconera.com/2010/10/07/nintendo-patent-shows-wii-vitality-sensor-game-example/]Wii Vitality Sensor resurfaces in a new patent application[/surl], with an explanation including a light beam and photodetector.
[surl=http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/library/events/100929qa/index.html]Nintendo predict the 3DS will be the first 3D device sold “in significant volume”[/surl] when it’s released next year.
[surl=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=268778]They also believe the Wii ‘could be in trouble’ post-Christmas[/surl], uh-oh.
[surl=http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2010/10/07/wii_sports_resort_wiimote_plus/]Wii Sports Resort will be bundled with the Wiimote Plus[/surl] …in Japan, at least.
[surl=http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2010/10/nintendo-hacks-super-mario-bros-for-limited-edition-wii/]Nintendo hacks Super Mario Bros. for limited-edition Wii[/surl] (happy birthday!)
In good company: Business news
[surl=http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20101008/massive-isnt-microsoft-reportedly-shuttering-in-game-ad-unit/?reflink=ATD_yahoo_ticker]Microsoft are closing their in-game advertising unit, Massive Inc.[/surl] – or at least selling it off.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/07/gametap-closing-atlanta-office-focusing-on-newer-pc-titles/]GameTap to shut down their Atlanta support office[/surl], moving tech support to France.
[surl=http://www.mmorpg.com/newsroom.cfm/read/18253/City-of-Heroes-Breaking-Layoffs-Hit-Paragon-Studios.html]Paragon Studios hit by layoffs[/surl] (they created City of Heroes).
[surl=http://www.11bitstudios.com/]11 Bit Studios formed[/surl], game announcement countdown in 7 days.
MMO to love: Massively Multiplayer Online details
[surl=http://www.massively.com/2010/10/08/capsuleer-iphone-app-for-eve-ceases-development-ccp-responds/]Capsuleer iPhone app for EVE Online ceases development[/surl], CCP responds.
[surl=http://www.swtor.com/info/holonet/planets/ilum]Star Wars: The Old Republic reveals the planet Ilum[/surl] – where you get crystals from to make into lightsabers.
[surl=http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/10/08/bam-guild-wars-2-player-reward-calculator/]Guild Wars 2 Player Reward Calculator[/surl] detailed and explained.
[surl=http://www.gamingnexus.com/FullNews/EVE-Online-gets-an-overhauled-character-creator/Item19942.aspx]EVE Online gets an overhauled character creator[/surl].
[surl=http://www.diygamer.com/2010/10/global-agenda-update-tweaks-pvp-ava-modes/]Global Agenda update tweaks PvP and AvA modes[/surl], thanks Hi-Rez!
Politically speaking: Gamers are grownups, too!
[surl=http://www.gamepolitics.com/2010/10/07/lead-counsel-scotus-violent-games-case-lays-out-arguments]Lead counsel in SCOTUS Violent Games case lays out arguments[/surl], and they’re awesome.
[surl=http://videogamevoters.org/page/s/controller-campaign]You Can’t Control Me[/surl] – let Senator Leland Yee know you stand up for your First Amendment rights.
[surl=http://www.destructoid.com/fox-news-asks-if-nba-jam-is-bipartisan–185917.phtml]Fox News asks if NBA Jam is ‘bipartisan'[/surl], with the inclusion of Obama and Palin.
Developmentally Challenged: The dev perspective
[surl=http://oneofswords.com/2010/10/behind-the-scenes-of-shattered-dimensions/]Behind the scenes of Shattered Dimensions[/surl], from One of Swords.
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/707955/Creators-of-Borderlands-and-Duke-Nukem-Forever-Go-Behind-the-Scenes.html]Borderlands and Duke Nukem Forever creators go behind the scenes[/surl], “Borderlands 3 is sort of a prequel…”
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/06/rein-3ds-likely-below-minimum-specifications-for-unreal-engine/]3DS is below minimum specs required by the Unreal engine[/surl] says Epic.
In the Cloud: Taking computing to the next level
[surl=http://www.vg247.com/2010/10/08/david-perry-gaikai-already-feature-complete-will-be-out-of-beta-in-mid-december/]Gaikai set to go live in mid-December[/surl], it’s already feature complete.
Compete amongst yourselves: Competitions, pro-gaming, etc
[surl=http://www.capcom-unity.com/vabor/blog/2010/10/07/okamiden…can_you_help_find_chibi_in_nyc]Okamiden: can you help find Chibi in NYC?[/surl]
Crafty: From people who are good with their hands.
[surl=http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/08/craft-your-own-minecraft-papercraft-crafts/]Craft your own Minecraft papercraft …crafts[/surl], yay!
[surl=http://www.geekologie.com/2010/10/gotta_connect_em_all_lego_poke.php]LEGO Pokemon[/surl], from the “why didn’t someone think of this sooner” files.
Downloadable Content: Fix it later
[surl=http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/10/08/fire-it-up-killing-floor-incendiary-pack/]Killing Floor: The Incendiary Pack[/surl] (plus a new character pack, to boot!).
[surl=http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/707961/Dead-Rising-2-DLC-Theme-Pack-Details.html]Dead Rising 2 Theme Pack Details[/surl] – released starting this week.