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Blizzard’s annual BlizzCon festival is underway this weekend and company executives have revealed loads of new details about World of Warcraft, a new WoW expansion, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, and Diablo III. But before we delve deeper into the snowstorm of news, let’s look back to earlier in the week when we made the argument Why I Hate Hearing the Words “Borderlands and Fallout 3 Are the Same Game”.
Oh, and speaking of snow, we cannonballed through a lot of it in this Hands-On Preview of Need For Speed: The Run.
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The Week in Reviews…
- Radiant Silvergun: Better Late Than Never
The Week in New Games…
- This Week’s Releases: Batman: Arkham City, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, Professor Layton and the Last Specter, and a lot more
- This Week’s PlayStation Network Update: Payday: The Heist, Okabu, and a lot more
- This Week’s XBLA Wednesday: Bejeweled 3, Dungeon Defenders
- This Week’s Nintendo Download: Double Dragon and more
- Next Week’s Releases: Battlefield 3, Kirby’s Return to Dream Land, Pokemon Rumble Blast, and a lot more
Amazing Paperboy Delivers…
- Trailers Galore: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception launch trailer, Ezio in Soul Calibur V, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria debut trailer, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm new trailer, SSX release date trailer, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launch trailer, and Battlefield 3 launch trailer.
- Blizzard has announced the World of Warcraft Annual Pass, a 12-month subscription plan that includes a free copy of Diablo III.
- BioWare is readying a single-player and multiplayer Mass Effect 3 demo for release in January 2012.
- Gears of War 3 will receive the “RAAM’s Shadow” DLC expansion in December.
- The PlayStation Vita finally has a North American release date: February 22, 2012.
- WB Games doing The Hobbit, Lego Batman 2, more in 2012; Mortal Kombat 10 on track for 2013.
- Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch coming to PS3 in Europe, North America in 2012.
- Devil May Cry HD Collection confirmed for 2012.
It’s a Secret to Everybody…
- Doom 4 may have been “indefinitely postponed,” but Bethesda swears the game was never announced.
- Next-gen Rumors: Several internal studios at Sony are said to be working on PlayStation 4 games while Microsoft is targeting a 2013 release for the Xbox Next/Xbox 720.
With the release of Batman: Arkham City, Mark Hamill has retired as The Joker. Again. And I think he means it this time.