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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Last Week In Video Games

Greetings from Winterpeg. I am taking time out of my renovations project to give you guys this recap. Truth is everyone is asleep and apparently it's tough to sleep when I keep swinging hammers around. Who knew? Oh well, that leaves more time for video games! So lets get to it, shall we?

The biggest news this past week was that Resident Evil 6 was announced for Nov. 20th this year. Riff already broke the news earlier in the week and since then we've learned that this game takes place ten years after the Raccoon City Incident and that in addition to Leon and Chris there will be a third major character with his own campaign. Also, each character will have a companion that will *coughcough*help*coughcough* you along your way. I think it's safe to say that all fans of the series are looking for a little more RE4 than RE5 this time around. Also, I hope this announcement doesn't hurt the release of the impressive looking RE: Operation Raccoon City which comes out in March.

Another fairly big development is that one of Diablo III's major producers has left the project which is reportedly close to being finished. Now, I've been a fan of Blizzard and their games since the Footmen and Grunts had no advantage over the other and I have never trusted them to deliver a game on time. It's like Gandalf says "A wizard is never late. He arrives precisely when he means to." and these guys must have taken that to heart cause they just release new games whenever they feel like. Not much has been said about the departure leaving many to speculate that the game may very well be complete and Steve Parker is moving onto another project. Whatever the reason the timing certainly has raised a lot of eyebrows.

Other than these two announcements this week has been pretty quiet. I guess everyone was distracted by all of the SOPA and PIPA nonsense. Here's a short list of tidbits to keep you in the loop.
  • Did you hear that SW:TOR cost almost $200 million? DAT'S CRAZY TALK
  • Apparently the PS VITA only costs $160 per unit to manufacture. I guess that's why Sony is so hell bent on selling it for $250 and $300 even if the demand isn't there yet.
  • Sticking with PS VITA, the port of Street Fighter x Tekken will have Pac-Man and what looks like Megaman as exclusive characters.

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