Monday, 12 March 2012

Game News: Weekly Gaming News 11/03/2012

Welcome to the weekly gaming news. Another week has passed and GDC has come and gone but not without some big news. New Assassin's Creed 3 news, rumours have been abolished and not to forget Mass Effect 3 has been released.

Well I hope you enjoy reading the rest of this weeks news. Also if you have any ideas on things you'd like to see added to the weekly gaming news please feel free to leave a comment or : Email me

Game won't stock Street Fighter x Tekken, Asura's Warth
Lollipop Chainsaw heads to US on June 12
Assassin's Creed 3 four-player co-op listed by XBL Marketplace
New Battlefield 3 DLC For June Announced at GDC 
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD could receive levels from other THPS games as DLC 
Here’s A Look At BioShock Infinite’s New Heavy Hitting Enemies 
Watch Tony Hawk play Tony Hawk in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD
Max Payne 3 Cover Art Revealed
Hitman Absolution Cover Revealed
EA ships 3.5 million copies of Mass Effect 3 around the world  
GDC returns to San Francisco March 25-29, 2013

Pac-man and Megaman Heading To Street Fighter X Tekken March 13
See how the Vita's first-week sales stack up in this handy info-graphic
Doom 4 is Coming - id Responds to Screenshot Leak 
Ratchet and Clank HD Collection? 
Megaman Creator Working On Mystery Vita Project

XBLA gets The Splatters on April 11
 Fez creator Phil Fish declares: modern Japanese games "just suck" 
Peter Molyneux Leaving Microsoft and Lionhead Studios For New Company 22 Cans 
New Halo 4 In Game Footage and Screens 
Rumour: Next Xbox Will Not Have a Disc Drive

Nintendo Software Technology Developing A New Game
Epic Mickey 2 To Be Revealed On March 27th 
Kid Icarus: Uprising Introduction Trailer (Four Minutes Of Glorious Footage
Check Out This Super-Fun Mario Tennis Open Video From GDC
New Pokémon Game Coming To Nintendo 3DS Called Pokémon Adventure Camp?
Brand New Donkey Kong Game Coming To Nintendo 3DS? 

PC/MAC (Apple)
Diablo III releasing April 17th?

The Assassin's Creed Website countdown timer has reached an end and with it has come a "Reveal Trailer" more commonly known as an announcement trailer.

Unfortunately the trailer doe not show any game-play footage although it does give the general idea on where the game will be set and what features will be available. 


Earlier this week, rumours were floating around, about Valve announcing a next-gen console to compete with the Wii U and Next Gen Playstation and Xbox. The marketing director of Valve, Doug Lombardi put these rumours to rest yesterday, confirming Valve aren't developing any hardware in the near future.

Kotaku columnist, Stephen Totilo, interviewed Doug about the possibilities of Valve ever making a Steam based hardware.

    Totilo: "What you're saying is, there's definitely nothing coming any time soon, nothing at GDC or E3, but what you're not ruling out is the possibility that, hey, maybe some day Valve would make hardware,"

    Doug: "I think that's accurate." (via Kotaku)

Will Valve ever enter the console market? And will they succeed? It's not an impossibility though it appears very implausible at this time with no Steam based hardware due in the near future.

- Michael Johnson

Nintendo of America has revealed that the Nintendo 3DS has sold 4.5 million units in the United States in it's first year. The 3DS had a shaky start with a poor launch line up and high price. Nintendo were quick to fix the sale issues with a price drop just six months after launch. Sales then boomed and The launch of key titles such as Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario Land 3D also had a huge effect on sales over the holidays season.

The 3DS is close to doubling the original DS' first year sales. The original DS sold 2.3 million in it's first year. Unfortunately Nintendo are still expected to announce there first financial loss in 30 years at the end of the financial year.

- Michael Johnson 


 Assassin's Creed III Details 

 Earlier this week Ubisoft revealed the box-art for Assassin's Creed III. Depicting the protagonist moments before killing what looks to be a British solider, with an American flag in the background. This confirms the recent rumours of the game being set in the era of the American Revolution. The latest edition of Game Informer has the latest details about the game . There was way to much to go into huge details but let's just say it's looking like gamers will be seeing a very different Assassin's Creed game than they are used to in the previous titles in the series. 


Game Title:       
4th March 2012Mari0PC/Mac/Linux
7th March 2012I am AliveXBLA
7th March 2012Trine 2PSN
9th March 2012Asura's WrathPS3/360
9th March 2012Dirt 3 Complete EditionPS3/360
9th March 2012Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7PSV
9th March 2012Mass Effect 3PS3/360/PC
9th March 2012Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D3DS
9th March 2012The Sims 3: ShowtimePC/MAC
9th March 2012Street Fighter X TekkenPS3/360
9th March 2012Unit 13PSV

Game Title:       
4th March 2012Mari0PC/Mac/Linux
7th March 2012I am AliveXBLA
7-8th March 2012StackingPSN/XBLA/PC
7th March 2012Trine 2PSN
8th March 2012Jak and Daxter Collection PS3
8th March 2012Mario Party 9Wii
8th March 2012Mass Effect 3PS3/360/PC
8th March 2012Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D3DS
8th March 2012The Sims 3: ShowtimePC/MAC
8th March 2012Street Fighter X TekkenPS3/360
8th March 2012Twisted MetalPS3

Sources: My Nintendo News - Games On Net - Joystiq - Inside Gaming - Eurogamer -

Image Source: Saiyajin Mui - Beesafree - KingAciD - N4PCroft - KRONTM

- Michael Johnson


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