No, that’s not a typo. Welcome to the Weekly Warp-Up, your weekly wrap-up of the biggest and the best articles posted at Warp Zoned this week…
As we get back to normal after a crazy E3 Expo, very little in the way of news was announced. But the biggest story is actually something that has been in the making for a few months now: Duke Nukem Forever has finally been released! The game that we all thought was vaporware is now on stores shelves and is being absolutely savaged by critics and gamers alike. Even Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford expected that kind of reaction, so even this may not be considered “news.”
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For real news, you might want to check out our recap of this year’s E3 Expo in The A-Z of E3 2011. We’ve also got a hands-on preview of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, which made a big splash at the industry’s showcase last week.
Finally, the Warp Zoned Podcast is back! In Episode 11, Mike Gutierrez, Nicole Kline, and Ryan Littlefield catch everyone up on what they’ve been playing, and then delve into what happened at this year’s E3. This one is not for the faint of heart, as Nicole won’t stop talking about the hardcore RPG fan’s game-that-must-not-be-named… it’s too horrible to even write it out! Join the crew as they talk about what they loved, hated, and disbelieved about E3 2011.
Hit the jump for the rest of the Weekly Warp-Up.
The Week in Reviews…
The Week in New Games…
- This Week’s Releases: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Duke Nukem Forever, Alice: Madness Returns and more
- This Week’s Nintendo Download: Donkey Kong ’94, Mega Man V and more
- This Week’s PlayStation Network Update: Magic 2012, Outland and a lot more.
- This Week’s XBLA Wednesday: Magic 2012, The Adventures of Shuggy
- Next Week’s Releases: FEAR 3, Dungeon Siege III, Shadows of the Damned and more
Amazing Paperboy Delivers…
- Activision unveils Annihilation map pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops.
- L.A. Noire tops NPD chart of bestselling games in May.
- NetherRealm prices Mortal Kombat DLC and announces the Kombat Pass.
- THQ closes Homefront developer Kaos Studios.
- Peter Molyneux is unhappy with Fable: The Journey E3 demo.
- Double Fine has acquired the rights to their classic, Psychonauts.
- BioWare plans to promote Mass Effect 3 with a “Female Shepard” trailer.
It’s a Secret to Everybody…
- Mark Hamill may not be retiring as The Joker after Batman: Arkham City.
- Sega executives hint that an HD Sonic game will be available on Wii U and it’s not Sonic Generations.
- Itagaki wants to bring Devil’s Third to the Wii U.
Redbox begins renting games nationwide.