Top gaming news this week

This week in gaming: Olympic nostalgia, some exciting new hardware, and… reincarnated dinosaurs?

Keeping up with everything was pretty insane, but we’ve managed to wrangle up all those big stories for you right here, bringing together the news, rumours, and hints to what lies ahead.


>> Gamescom 2012: what we want to see
>> Top 5 Olympics video games
>> PES 2013: 5 things you need to know
>> August games you shouldn’t miss
>> Transformers: Fall of Cybertron – why you should care
>> Gaming vs. Audiophile headphones
>> AMD desktop socket options
>> Games you can play this week
>> Why you should buy an SSD

Local news

>> What are the best selling games in South Africa?
>> Gaming specials this weekend
>> 2upGamers 8th Lap event happening in Cape Town this week
>> Best wireless broadband networks for gaming in SA
>> Gotcha! New SA social media game launched
>> MWEB GameZone: world domination is on the cards
>> Over 350TB SA gaming traffic per month
>> Best ADSL network for gaming

News you should check out

>> Experienced gamers are a filthy bunch: research
>> Fox News tries to link Aurora shooting to video games
>> Billionaire attempting to build real-life Jurassic Park
>> Oculus Rift VR headset gets big name backing
>> Star Wars: The Old Republic going free-to-play
>> New game tackles teen depression
>> EA promises Battlefield 3 support after Battlefield 4 release
>> Wii U price rumoured to be $299
>> Ouya console signs release deal with OnLive

>> Grand Theft Auto V viral site launched
>> Minecraft Creeper plushie looks like a green fuzzy-wuzzy tinky-winky
>> Teen stabs neighbour over online game
>> Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition features cross-platform multiplayer
>> Minecraft mod adds realistic water and shadows
>> Wikipad gaming tablet specs revealed
>> Razer unveils new gaming mouse and keyboards
>> Creepy guy declares his love for booth babe with bouquet of cash

Videos you should check out

>> Batman action figure stop-motion movie is awesome, kinda creepy
>> Need for Speed: Most Wanted trailer combines speed and strength
>> Assassin’s Creed III AnvilNext brings technical prowess to ruthless killing
>> Linkin Park, EA team up for Medal of Honor: Warfighter soundtrack


>> Game of Thrones review (Xbox 360)
>> HeroClix: The Avengers board game review
>> Madagascar 3: The Video Game (PS3)
>> The Secret World review (PC)

Video of the week

Darksiders II gets cinematic in new trailer

Image of the week

Mass Effect 3 on Wii U

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