Top gaming news this week – E3 2012 build-up

The saying ‘the calm before the storm’ is absolute rubbish. Next week is the colossal E3 expo, and thinking that the week prior to all the big showings is a terrible misconception. MyGaming was swarmed with pre-E3 content, news and announcements that excited, intrigued and kept us busy throughout the week.

Pre E3 peek

E3 stuff rolled in hard and fast, as we got new details, screenshots and reveals for Tomb Raider, Metal Gear Rising, a new Gears of War, Star Wars: 1313, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, just to name a few.

>> Tomb Raider release date announced, with action-packed trailer
>> Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance E3 trailer makes it right
>> Star Wars 1313 revealed: dark and mature game promised
>> Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 confirmed, debut trailer
>> New Gears of War is heading our way

>> Superheroes face-off in Injustice: Gods Among Us
>> Dishonored E3 trailer sneaks in for the kill

Crystal ball still a little fuzzy

There’s still a lot of questions as to what may be shown at E3.

>> Heavy Rain dev showing off new project at E3
>> New Need for Speed exposed by E3 schedule
>> Splinter Cell: Blacklist rumoured for E3
>> E3 rumour: Sony to announce new Storyteller e-book feature for PS3

Where’s my blankie!?

We braced ourselves for some upcoming scares.

>> Dead Space 3 co-op partner revealed?
>> Dead Space 3 screenshots leak out
>> Doom 3 BFG Edition announced
>> Among the Sleep puts you in the horrifying booties of a toddler

Scrooge McBuck

Prices were slapped on some things, and people made some noise about it.

>> Battlefield Premium launch date and pricing infiltrates PS store
>> On-disc DLC is “just plain greed” – analyst

>> Do you hate EA as much as this guy?
>> Skyrim: Dawnguard DLC trailered and priced

Winter savings

Some games and services became a lot cheaper.

>> Guild Wars 2 public beta gets another free weekend
>> PSN bringing Ultimate Editions to gamers
>> Guild Wars 2 public beta gets another free weekend

>> DotA 2 will be free to play for everyone

If there’s a will, there’s a way

Carmageddon reboot reached its Kickstarter target and Chinese gamers found a way to get Diablo III despite current availability issues.

>> Carmageddon Reincarnation hits its Kickstarter goal
>> What do Diablo III and big pineapples have in common?

>> Blizzard promises to “react quickly” to Diablo III issues

Prepare your handbags…

But, instead of celebrating all the great game announcements, industry people continued complaining.

>> Ex-Infinity Warders and Activision hug it out, with money
>> No Doubt’s pointless lawsuit with Activsion heads to trial
>> Epic Games wins legal battle against Silicon Knights
>> BBC calls for viewers to Finish the Fight


>> Biggest games of E3
>> 5 game characters that shouldn’t be alive
>> Games that endured development hell
>> SA gamers’ most popular genres
>> Are girl gamers sexist towards men?


>> Diablo III review (PC)
>> Ghost Recon: Future Soldier review (Xbox 360)

>> Starhawk review (PS3)
>> Risen 2: Dark Waters review (PC)

Image of the week

>> Metro Last Light pre-E3 screenshots impress

Video of the week

It was tough to choose a video of the week given all the mind-blowing E3 trailers. So, ignoring those, the standout trailer came from Hitman: Absolution, showing some of his new rivals, The Saints.

>> Hitman: Absolution – Attack of the Saints trailer

Remember to check out all of MyGaming’s E3 coverageas it unfolds within the next week

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