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…
I think Michael Corleone was responsible for this week’s big news stories as they all embodied the Don’s mantra of “It’s not personal, it’s business.”
For example, it was just business for Aliens: Colonial Marines, DMC: Devil May Cry, and the XCOM FPS when they were delayed into 2013 by, respectively, Sega, Capcom, and Take Two. All three games had previously been scheduled for sometime this Fall.
Take Two took their business game up a notch this week a second time by subtly hinting at an early 2013 release for Grand Theft Auto V.
In an absolutely cutthroat business move, evidence has emerged from the Activision-Infinity Ward court battle detailing Activision’s deal with Bungie. It seems that the company’s next project, codenamed Destiny, will be a four-part MMO that is being planned for release on the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox 720.
Finally, it looks time has run out on 38 Studios and their Amalur MMO. They have been unable to pay their employees since May 1 and laid them all off this week.
You can find more of this week’s biggest stories after the break.
The Week in Reviews…
- Resident Evil Revelations: Revel in This Iteration
The Week in New Games…
- This Week’s Releases: Dragon’s Dogma, Sorcery, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, and more
- This Week’s PlayStation Network Update: Sorcery, Doctor Who: The Infinity Clock, and more
- This Week’s XBLA Wednesday: Alex Kidd & Co. Collection, Joy Ride Turbo, Monster World Collection
- This Week’s Nintendo Download: Mighty Switch Force! update and more
- Next Week’s Releases: Batman: Arkham City GOTY Edition, Max Payne 3 for PC, Resistance: Burning Skies, and more
Amazing Paperboy Delivers…
- Development has officially begun on Zone of the Enders 3.
- LucasArts will display a new Star Wars game franchise at E3.
- Harry Potter casts a spell on Kinect with Harry Potter For Kinect this Fall.
- BioWare is bringing the “Rebellion” multiplayer pack to Mass Effect 3 next week.
- Ubisoft has released their E3 2012 lineup.
- See Tim Tebow “Tebowing” in Madden NFL 13.
- The Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Box is awesome.
- It’s official, Diablo III can now claim “the biggest PC launch ever.”
- Microsoft will give refunds to gamers who can’t play Minecraft‘s multiplayer mode on their SDTVs.
- AirMech will be released on Steam soon.
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown will beam into stores on October 9.
- Overkill is working on a Payday: The Heist/Left 4 Dead crossover. So zombies rob a bank?
It’s A Secret To Everybody…
- Konami is teasing an E3 reveal for Dracula’s return in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.
- Geoff Keighley teases “huge top secret game reveal” at E3.
The Shadow of the Colossus film is finally moving forward with Chronicle director Josh Trank at the helm.