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…
It was GDC Week and our Game Developers Conference 2012 coverage included new information and/or announcements related to Fable Heroes, Forza Horizon, Halo 4, Assassin’s Creed III, Lollipop Chainsaw, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, and SimCity. We’ve also got all the winners from this year’s Independent Games Festival as well as the Game Developers Choice Awards. Whew!
For all the good news that came out of GDC this week, there’s some bad news across the Atlantic for British retailer GAME. In light of their recent supply troubles, we ask Are British Gaming Stores on Their Last Continue?
But it’s definitely not “game over” for the Weekly Warp-Up. Hit the jump for all of this week’s biggest articles.
The Week in Reviews…
The Week in New Games…
- This Week’s Releases: Mass Effect 3, Street Fighter X Tekken, and more
- This Week’s PlayStation Network Update: Journey, MotorStorm RC, and more.
- This Week’s XBLA Wednesday: I Am Alive
- This Week’s Nintendo Download: Punch-Out!!, Zuma’s Revenge, and more
- Next Week’s Releases: Tales of Graces F, Silent Hill: Downpour, Yakuza: Dead Souls, and more
Amazing Paperboy Delivers…
- “The Art of Video Games” opens in March at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 fends off Final Fantasy XIII-2 in the February 2012 NPD ranking.
- Sorcery makes your Move a magic wand on May 22.
- Apple has announced details for the iPad 3 as well a March 16 release date.
- The Darksiders II Collector’s Edition includes a Death Mask.
- Dead or Alive 5 has been given a September release date.
- The Vita version of MotorStorm RC will be free for a limited time.
- Namco Bandai says Ridge Racer Unbounded is bound for a delay.
- Cory Barlog‘s post-God of War II odyssey continues with his recent move to Crystal Dynamics.
- The final Madden NFL 13 cover nominees are in: AFC North and NFC North.
It’s a Secret to Everybody…
- Ubisoft plans to announce Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 6 “soon.”
- British retailer Play.com leaks Vita titles Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Night, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and more.
Quantic Dream’s tech demo, “Kara,” will make you gasp. But remember, it’s NOT their next game.