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November 13, 2012

Week to Week: November 13th, 2012

The Weekly Happenings in the World of Video Games

Released November 6th

Halo 4 was released last Tuesday and Venturebeat has a 3-person review up and if you’re more interested in what Sean has to say about it, you can see his review here.  If you bought the game and a table full of Doritos and Mountain Dew, just know that some users on the Halo Waypoint forums are having issues with the Double XP rewards as per this article from Joystiq: http://www.joystiq.com/2012/11/13/halo-4-players-cry-out-from-atop-mt-dew-wheres-our-double-xp/.

Released November 8th

About 1 million different Angry Birds Star Wars games, toys and collectibles. No. Really. This game comes shortly after Disney acquired Lucasfilm Ltd. and LucasArts on October 30th and announced that a 7th film in the Star Wars saga will be released in 2015. If you haven’t already read about that little bit of news, you can see this post on Gamasutra: http://gamasutra.com/view/news/180507/Disney_buys_LucasArts_in_surprise_4_billion_deal.php

Released November 11th

Is your 3DS needing something new? Then you probably can’t go wrong with the new Paper Mario: Sticker Star game which came out on Sunday.  Nintendo is known for its first party games, and Mario is almost a household brand in and of himself. You can see what others are saying about the game on Metacritic: http://www.metacritic.com/game/3ds/paper-mario-sticker-star.

Released November 13th

Last night was the midnight release for Call of Duty: Black Ops II and of course Sean already has his opinions of it posted for you to take a quick read over: http://lastingfirstimpressions.ca/2012/11/too-close-for-comfort/. The Call of Duty franchise is one of Activision’s top sellers and most fans are enjoying where Treyarch has taken the series.

Surprise, Surprise, Lego has another game coming out today: LEGO The Lord of the Rings. Want to see how the game plays before you buy it? Demos are available for PC and Xbox 360.

If you’re a fan of Ubisoft’s crazy rabbits and fighting games and have a Nintendo 3DS, you might want to check out Rabbids Rumble which is also coming out today. You can check out the game’s trailer over at GameTrailers: http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/c00692/rabbids-rumble-launch-trailer.

PC gamers might want to pick up on of the following expansions for a game you might already own:

  • EverQuest II: Chains of Eternity [9th expansion]
  • Sims 3: Seasons
  • RIFT: Storm Legion [1st expansion]

OK, so, with that week behind us, let’s see what’s coming out in the next few days

Releasing November 18th

Wired has 9 things you need to know about the Wii U: http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2012/11/wii-u-impressions/.

Alongside the Wii U’s launch is Epic Mickey 2 which will be out on more systems than its predecessor.  If you want to see how Mickey looks on your Playstation 3 or Xbox 360, you can check the marketplace for the demo.

Check back next week for more on what was released this week and what is coming in the near future. Holiday 2012 is ramping up to see many exciting games coming, so we don’t blame you if your wallet is crying for relief.



About the Author

KowZ
(Kyle) is a casual gamer with a strong programming background and intimate knowledge of the game development industry. Most of his time is spent researching consumer electronics, but gaming has always been a big part of his life. These days you can find him playing almost anything from simple card games to first person shooters. You can find Kyle on twitter as @KowZ.




 
 

 

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