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…
The 2012 London Olympics opened on Friday in particularly bizarre Olympic style. I can’t say I got all of it (how did the teenage boy call the teenage girl if he had her phone?), but I think we can all agree that the Queen skydiving out of helicopter alongside James Bond is pretty awesome. Daniel Craig actually pulled double duty on Friday as Activision announced his participation in the upcoming 007 Legends.
As the nations of the world come together in peace and sport, we asked the question How the PS3 and Vita Can Live Peacefully Together? It’s no secret that Sony’s handheld hasn’t set the world on fire, but is the actual PS3 stealing some thunder from the “portable PS3”? We investigate.
Finally this week, we dug deep into Lollipop Chainsaw’s Pop Culture Yearbook and… oh my god… you wouldn’t believe how many references and allusions we found in there.
So give your best royal wave and hit the jump (don’t forget your parachute) for more of this week’s biggest stories.
The Week in New Games…
- This Week’s Releases: MiCoach by Adidas
- This Week’s PlayStation Network Update: Lego Batman 2, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, Puddle, and more
- This Week’s XBLA Wednesday: Wreckateer
- This Week’s Nintendo Download: Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, and more
- Next Week’s Releases: MiCoach by Adidas
Amazing Paperboy Delivers…
- If you pre-order Transformers: Fall of Cybertron from GameStop, you’ll receive a G1 Optimus Prime Skin and early demo access.
- Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition has been given a September release date.
- Telltale’s The Walking Dead began its assault of the App Store this week.
- Card battler Fortress will be added to the iTunes App Store on August 2.
- Two Blizzard games in one year! The publisher has announced that World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria will be released in September.
- Airtight Games is hard at work on two Quantum Conundrum DLC packs.
- The first of two DLC expansions will be released for Penny Arcade’s On the Rainslick Precipice of Darkness 3 in August.
- Dance Central 3 has been dated for October 16, and Harmonix has added “Ice Ice Baby” to the soundtrack.
- Development is complete on Borderlands 2, and Gearbox is proud to announce that the campaign is 58 hours long.
- EA Sports has tasked the Fight Night team with developing EA Sports UFC.
It’s A Secret To Everybody…
- Want a dual-analog controller for your iDevice? Apple might be working on one.
- Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada has denied rumors that Final Fantasy Versus XIII was canceled.
Polyphony Digital CEO Kazunori Yamauchi has reconfirmed that Gran Tursimo 6 is in development. Who wants to take bets on when it’ll actually be released?