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…
After months of promises, Microsoft finally launched the Xbox Live Rewards “MyAchievements” program. By reaching one of the three Gamerscore tiers, Rewards members can become eligible to receive a special Birthday Gift (hilariously valued at $0.25 by Microsoft) and a one or two percent rebate on all Xbox Live Marketplace purchases.
For the record, one percent of your average Xbox Live Arcade game is 15 cents. So OK, it’s not a great rewards program, but it’s something. And it’s more or less the biggest news story of the week. To read about more of this week’s major news stories, hit the jump.
The Week in New Games…
- This Week’s Releases: World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, FIFA Soccer 13, Pro Evolution Soccer 2013, Dead or Alive 5, and more.
- This Week’s PlayStation Network Update: Dead or Alive 5, Tokyo Jungle, Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit, Marvel vs Capcom: Origins, Grand Theft Auto III, and more
- This Week’s XBLA Wednesday: Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit, Marvel vs Capcom: Origins
- This Week’s Nintendo Download: The Denpa Men, Real Bout Fatal Fury 2, and more
- Next Week’s Releases: Resident Evil 6, NBA 2K13, Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collecton, and more.
Amazing Paperboy Delivers…
- D3 Publisher has announced that Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable will invade America next year.
- EA Sports has canceled NBA Live 13.
- EA is collecting the Mass Effect Trilogy together into one package this November.
- The Injustice: Gods Among Us Collector’s Edition includes the most awesome and/or ridiculous statue ever.
- The Call of Duty: Black Ops II Zombies Mode is hitting the road in a new trailer.
- Nintnedo has announced that 23 Wii U games will be available on November 18.
- Nintendo has confirmed that the Wii U will be region locked.
- Game-centric crowdfunding site Gambitious launches and 3D Realms’ Earth No More will be one of the first projects.
- Now everyone can play as The Amazing Stan Lee (provided they buy the DLC) in The Amazing Spider-Man.
- THQ plans to bundle together the original and all released DLC in Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package this Fall.
- A collected edition of Telltale’s The Walking Dead will be available this December.
It’s A Secret To Everybody…
- Assassin’s Creed III is finished and the team is planning to move on to different teams within Ubisoft… and begin work on the next Assassin’s Creed game.
Bethesda has released The Tales From Dunwall, a three-part animated prequel to Dishonored.