The Week That Was…

The pick of the week’s news, previews, features and reviews brought together by us, for you, into one neat little package.
News
Trailers and details of upcoming titles were the fashionable topics of news this past week. Further details for Torchlight 2 and DiRT 3 joined by trailers for Saint’s Row: The Third, L.A. Noire and Resident Evil’s 15th Anniversary. Elsewhere, CEO say stuff, MineCraft sales stuff and Crytek aim to patch stuff.

Crysis 2 tops UK chart
First gameplay trailer for Saints Row: The Third released
Fraud charges added to EA vs. Activison lawsuit
Capcom release Resident Evil 15th Anniversary trailer
Stardock CEO says ‘GameStop will beat Steam’ in digital retail war
Rockstar unveil new L.A. Noire trailer
MineCraft sales estimated at $33million
DX11 patch coming for Crysis 2
Torchlight 2 details revealed
Diablo 3 originally set to be an MMO
DiRT 3’s party mode detailed

Previews
This week’s previews were gun heavy thanks to the aesthetically wonderful Battlefield 3 and the potentially commercially wonderful Battlefield Play4Free. A pre-release look at MX vs ATV Alive featured less gunplay but no less action.
Battlefield 3
Battlefield Play4Free
MX vs ATV Alive
Features
Feature articles saw the rounding up of recent games that have been both under and over appreciated by the games buying public as well as a chat with MX vs ATV Alive’s Art Director, Ian Wood, and our very own Mr Peter Parrish wandering the streets of Renaissance-era Roma in a hunt for blood.
MX vs ATV Alive Interview
10 Underappreciated Videogaming Gems
‘Over-appreciated’ Games of Our Time
An Evening With: Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Reviews
Only two games made it onto the review’s page this week but both were of the triple-A, high-octane variety. Shift 2, like the original, tries to prove that there’s a place for a racing game that straddles the usually exclusive approaches of ‘arcade’ and ‘simulation’. Whereas Crysis 2 proves that there’s a life for the franchise post the it-takes-a-nuclear-power-plant-to-run-it approach of the original.

Shift 2 Unleashed: Need for Speed Review
Crysis 2 Review
 


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