Posted on Saturday, May 5th, 2012 at 9:16 AM by Guest
Welcome back gamers, we made it through yet again another week. We’ve made it to the month of May and the video game industry is starting to become a true buzz as it winds up for the summer months. Let’s take a look at what some of the buzz was this past week.
Microsoft announced that it plans to release a Halo live action web series leading up to the release of the highly anticipating Halo 4 this fall. The web series entitled Halo : Forward Upon Dawn is set to have an original story on how Master Chief inspired a young UNSC cadet who eventually becomes a leader on the UNSC Infantry spacecraft. Not to turn away players of any variety, the web series going to be its own mini story that doesn’t rely completely on the Halo back story. The character in the web series will also appear in the upcoming title, so the die hard Halo fans will also want to take a look at this when it launches. There is no word on who is starring or directing the series, fans will have to wait until Comic Con in July to get that news.
On the day of it’s PSN launch, Skullgirls is now planned to have a PC launch which will be available on Steam, Origin, GameFly, GameStop PC Downloads and GamersGate this fall. In the PC version of this 2D fighter, we will see the addition of: move-lists, additional tutorials, improvements to the single player AI, enchanced leaderboard, and online fixes. The downloadable title is developed by Reverge Labs and published by Def Jam Rapstar studio Autumn Games. Skullgirls is one of the first dedicated console titles to make use of the GGPO (Good Game Peace Out) netcode for online play. The GGPO system is a system that is designed to combat the latency issues that haunt online arcade fighting titles. Skullgirls for PC has yet to be given a release date for Europe or North America.
Game Informer dropped the bombshell that Bethesda will release a massively multiplayer online version of its popular The Elder Scrolls series next year for PC and Macintosh. The ElderScrolls Online is set to take place across the entirety Tamriel during a time in which daedric prince Molag Bal is wreaking havoc on the realm. The game will come packed with three player factions, PvP combat and of course allows players to explore the entire world of The Elder Scrolls. “The entire team is committed to creating the best MMO ever made – and one that is worthy of The Elder Scrolls franchise,” director Matt Firor told the gaming magazine. More news regarding this project will come in Game Informer’s next publication due out next week.
THQ announced that Saints Row: The Third is expected to get its first stand alone expansion, Enter the Dominatrix. The expansion is set to take place after the events of the game, which will have an alien warlord capturing the leader of the Saints, trapping him in a virtual reality. Because the setting is in a virtual reality, this grants him super powers which opens doors to game play mechanics that have to be experienced by players in the franchise. ”Faster than a speeding cyber jetbike, more powerful than a roided-out Luchadore, able to leap flying aircraft carriers in a single bound… That’s the power you’ll find inside the Dominatrix,” said THQ executive vice president Danny Bilson. ”Use it for good. Use it for evil. Use it for whatever you want. As always in Saints Row, it’s up to you. Freaking super powers,” Bilson added. Saints Row: The Third – Enter the Dominatrix will be available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
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