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…
New York City should just officially change their name to Gotham. Think of what it would do for tourism! And doubly so since the New York Comic-Con was this weekend. Who wouldn’t want to go to the Gotham City Comic-Con? Nerds who haven’t even been born yet just had a brain meltdown over that thought.
While the NYCC is typically more low-key than the much better known San Diego Comic-Con, there was still plenty of big announcements:
- We got our first look at the Kinect controls in Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.
- Activision announced a game based on next year’s The Amazing Spider-Man.
- Capcom (hundred-hand) slapped a release date on Street Fighter X Tekken.
- Activision also released a Transformers: Fall of Cybertron teaser starring Grimlock.
- And Activision (yes, again) announced a new Men In Black game.
Oh, and there’s a very good chance Capcom goofed and revealed the Vita’s North American release date.
Hit the jump for the rest of the Weekly Warp-Up.
The Week in New Games…
- This Week’s Releases: Forza Motorsport 4, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure, and a lot more
- This Week’s PlayStation Network Update: Sideway: New York and more
- This Week’s XBLA Wednesday: Guardian Heroes, Real Steel
- This Week’s Nintendo Download: Catrap, and more
- Next Week’s Releases: Batman: Arkham City, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, Professor Layton and the Last Specter, and a lot more
Amazing Paperboy Delivers…
- Madden NFL 12 sacks the competition and takes the top spot on the September NPD report.
- Grand Theft Auto III will hijack iOS and Android devices later this year.
- Daytona USA drives onto PSN, XBLA this month.
- Uncharted 3 will include early access to the Starhawk beta.
- Microsoft acquires Twisted Pixel Games.
- The PlayStation Network was hacked AGAIN, but Sony believes all the accounts stolen were inactive.
- Bit.Trip Runner 2 will be running to HD consoles in 2012.
- Anderson “The Spider” Silva was tapped by fans to be the UFC Undisputed 3 cover athlete.
- Silent Hill: Downpour will now be scaring gamers with aquaphobia in 2012.
- Netflix kills Qwikster, says they’re “still considering” game rentals.
- Square Enix has released the first gameplay trailer for Hitman: Absolution.
It’s a Secret to Everybody…
- PS Vita purchasers may be able to re-download their UMD games for a nominal fee.
Later this month, G4 will be creating a series of short films based on Duck Hunt, Mario Kart and Angry Birds.