While your week may have been filled with studying, work, or preparing for a blow-out at Avastar this weekend, MyGaming has been hard at work to deliver the biggest news that happened throughout this chaos-filled first week on July.
A lot of local and international news filled the headlines, although it was impossible to overlook some of the great details, videos and scoops on the latest and upcoming games.
>> Big games of Q3 2012
>> Top rated PC games of all time
>> The best games you probably didn’t play
>> 4 in-your-face gaming gadgets
>> 5 games that better be in the Steam Summer sale
>> Super high resolution monitors in SA
>> Nintendo 3DS XL: South African pricing and release date
>> Friends of Design – SA’s big thing in game development education
>> SA game devs support Blankets for Cape Town with Vlokkie
>> SA Dota 2 tournament launched by Mweb GameZone, 10ten Gaming
>> Consumer Electronics & Technology Expo targets JHB and CT
Head in the clouds
The future of consoles and gaming were addressed in a number of different ways.
>> Sony buys cloud-gaming service Gaikai
>> Cloud gaming key strategy and area of investment for Xbox
>> Wii U hardware specs appear
>> EA to go “100 percent digital” in future
>> $99 Android-based console announced
>> Nintendo hints at online subscriptions in the future
That’s not how it was supposed to happen
People and technology combined, with some sad results.
Some things to be excited about
>> Assassin’s Creed III “Rise” trailer gives you something to fight for
>> Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition premium DLC to include new characters and storylines
>> Assassin’s Creed III trailer brings patriotism to murder
>> PS1, PS2 games coming via PS3 streaming service
>> New PS3 model in the works
Honesty is the best policy
Some game devs opened up about their games, with bold and refreshing statements.
>> Modern FPS setting is getting “stale”, says Battlefield dev
>> Warren Spector wants you to be a mouse for a change
>> Diablo III players are “going to run out of stuff to do”, admits Blizzard
>> Sleeping Dog dev has “respect” for GTA, but throws a punch at the competition
In the pipeline
We learned that there were some things cooking in the game development oven.
Don’t neglect me
Things are definitely being appreciated in the gaming world and old friends are being remembered.
>> $3.4 billion spent on video games in US, Q1 2012
>> Left 4 Dead 2 Cold Stream campaign DLC coming this month
>> Resident Evil 6 – 10 minutes of new gameplay
>> Conan O’Brien flaps his arms around in Michael Phelps Kinect game
>> Rambo video game will make a debut at Gamescom
>> Black Ops II multiplayer features new, futuristic Nuketown
>> Call of Duty sale gives back to charity
>> Activision: pay to revert in Tony Hawk HD
Video of the week
Assassin’s Creed III – “Rise” trailer
Screenshot of the week
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2
MyGaming Community comment of the week
“Someone should probably register ‘xbox8repair.com’ as well” – meh, in response to Microsoft registering a bunch of Xbox8 domain names.
We don’t just play games, we talk about them too!
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