Posted on Saturday, October 13th, 2012 at 9:00 AM by Guest
Welcome back gamers to another weekly wrap-up. I first off want to apologize to anyone who came looking for this last week, as it was the team at Zero1Gaming did a great job of bringing original content full of entertainment, and opinions. With that said, the Weekly Wrap-Up is run down of some of the top news stories, and last week was a fully loaded feature week. With that out of the way, let’s take a dive into the news that made it’s way out this week.
For gamers whom been fighting away on Street Fighter x Tekken, Capcom announced this week at the New York Comic-Con that the game will undergo a series of rebalances for the game systems, and certain characters; which will available just in time for the new year. The update, which is known as ‘Version 2013′, will introduce a series of minor changes, rebalances in the hopes to make the game an overall better experience. Michael Dalgleish went into greater detail in his article earlier this week, check out that post for details. While waiting, bare in mind Capcom does have a high track record in fixing issues with their fighting games based on user feedback. Come December, we shall find out if they can maintain that record.
This week, Gearbox Software released the first piece of DLC which gave players the ‘Mechromancer’ class. During the release there was a bug that appeared in the game which reset a player’s Badass Ranks – a measurement of in game achievements obtained by a player – and golden keys were being removed. In a statement from Gearbox Software, it was clear that the release of the DLC was not what caused the game’s bug. “The good news is that the release of ‘Mechromancer’ and today’s update are not connected to the occurrences of Badass Rank being reset,” read an official statement. “While the timing may appear coincidental, it’s a separate issue that we are continuing to investigate.” Released last month, Borderlands 2 was the second highest selling game of September, falling short of the top spot in North America due to Madden ’13, and ironically losing out to the other type of ‘football’, Fifa ’13 in Europe.
This week, GameStop UK’s website leaked a possible release date for the newest installment to the latest Grand Theft Auto title. The UK gaming site suggested that Grand Theft Auto 5 will release on March 1 in Europe (which likely leads to a February 26 North American launch). Stateside, that rumor gains stability as it was confirmed by Game Informer Magazine that Grand Theft Auto 5 will be featured as the December cover story. This cover leads several commentators to believe that the leaked information could be accurate. Regardless of the matter, Rockstar North is remaining very quiet about any of the game’s details. Announced earlier this year GTA5, will be a sequel to the extremely popular 2008 release Grand Theft Auto 4. GTA 5 according to some reports, is expected to have 14 million copies of the games ship at time of launch.
With the launch of the upcoming Wii U, one of the launch title’s claims of 1080p HD capabilities has been removed. New Super Mario Bros U was to launch with full 1080p HD capabilities but that was changed this week, the game will launch in HD, but no higher then 720p. During the original release statement, Nintendo claimed that the game would release in 720p and higher, which was rephrased a day later stating the HD capabilities would be only 720p. This leaves the question of which games are going to take advantage of the Wii U’s 1080p HD capabilities? At this point in time, no other titles are taking advantage of this feature. New Super Mario Bros U is one of seven titles which is to launch paralleled with the new console, which is set for November 18 in North America, and November 30 in Europe.
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