Weekly Warp-Up: Dog Days Are Here Edition

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…

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August is here and that means one thing… we’ve entered the dog days of Summer the Warp Zoned staff took a long look at The Games of August 2011.

But if you’d prefer the month of July, we also compiled our biggest stories from last month into the third issue of Warp Zoned: The eMagazine. It’s readable on your Nook, your Kindle and that Kobo you just bought from Borders at 40% off.

Hit the jump for the rest of the Weekly Warp-Up.

The Week in Reviews…

The Week in New Games…

Amazing Paperboy Delivers…

  • Activision has revealed a ton of Call of Duty news: The Resurrection Map Pack will be released August 23, Modern Warfare 3 will be released on the Wii, and Call of Duty XP attendees will receive MW3 for free.
  • Borderlands 2 was announced and it’ll be playable at this year’s PAX Prime and Gamescom.
  • Sony revealed the PlayStation Vita is on track for a 2011 release… in Japan. US/European gamers won’t see the new handheld until 2012.
  • And speaking of Sony delays, Twisted Metal has been pushed back to 2012 as well.
  • Square Enix has acquired True Crime: Hong Kong from Activision.
  • And Sony acquired Sucker Punch Productions to be their latest internal studio.
  • WB Games has climbed to the top of the pyramid to publish Suda 51’s Lollipop Chainsaw.
  • The Witcher 2 gets hit with a delay on the Xbox 360, but DLC was announced for the PC version.
  • Reef Entertainment has announced a “AAA” Rambo game for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
  • With the Summer of Arcade in full swing, Sony announces their own Summer promotion: PSN Play.

It’s a Secret to Everybody…

  • Sony is saying the PlayStation Vita could be used as a controller for PS3 games.
  • Nintendo has no plans to announce the Wii U release date or price until 2012.
  • Blizzard trademarks Mists of Pandaria.

And Finally…
Ice-T and the reformed Body Count have unleashed the music video for the Gears of War 3-inspired “Gears of War (Five Against All).”

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John Scalzo is Warp Zoned's Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at john AT warpzoned DOT com.

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