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This Week in Gaming - Kings, Assassins, and Lego

  • We review games from the 20th of April to the 5th of May. Mozilla reveals a gaming platform, and Counter Strike players are forced into Bitcoin slavery.

Welcome to another "This Week in Gaming" update. Unfortunately I couldn't get a gaming update put out last week, and I apologize for that. To make up for it, instead of covering just the games from last week, we will cover games from the last two weeks.

Game Releases

Here are the games released in the last couple weeks.

Games Released on the 21st

  • Lego City Undercover-The Chase Begins (for 3DS) (previously released in the US)

Games Released on the 22nd

  • Chernobyl 3:Underground (for PC)

Games Released on the 23rd

  • Star Trek (for PC,Xbox360 and PS3)
  • Poker Night 2 (for Xbox360 and PS3)
  • Panza: Forged by Chaos (for PC) (previously released in the US)
  • Dust: An Elysian Trail (for PC)
  • Draw Slasher (for PSVita)
  • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (for Xbox360 and PS3)
  • Don't Starve (for PC)
  • Dead Island Riptide (for PC, Xbox360 and PS3)
  • Black Rock Shooter (for PSP)
  • Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington - The Redemption DLC (for PC and Xbox360) (later released on PS3 on the 24th)
  • Probably the biggest release of the last couple of weeks. The Tyranny of King Washingon is the much talked about DLC pack for Assassins Creed 3, in which the player experiences an alternate history where George Washington becomes a tyrannical king of America.

Games Released on the 24th

  • Monaco: What's Yours is Mine (for PC) (soon to be released on Xbox360)
  • Dyad (for PC)
  • Cry of Fear (for PC)

Games Released on the 25th

  • No games seem to have been released on the 25th

Games Released on the 26th

  • Star Drive (for PC)
  • Mars: War Logs (for PC) (to be released on Xbox360 and PS3 at an unconfirmed date)

Games Released on the 29th

  • Zack Zero (for PC) (previously released on PS3 Early 2012)

Games Released on the 30th

  • Zombie Tycoon 2 (for PS3 and PSVita)
  • Zeno Clash 2 (for PC) (to be released on Xbox360 September 2013)
  • Strike Suit Infinity (for PC)
  • Soul Sacrifice (for PSVita)
  • Leviathan: Warships (for PC)

Now for the first games of May 2013...

Games Released on the 1st

  • Ragnorok Online 2: Legend of the Second (for PC)
  • Fez (for PC) (released on Xbox360 April 2012)
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (for PC, Xbox360 and PS3)

Games Released on the 2nd

  • Might & Magic: Heroes VI- Shades of Darkness (for PC)
  • Angry Birds Friends (for iOS and Android)
  • Dark Avenger (for iOS)
  • Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles (for iOS)
  • Paper Titans (for iOS)
  • Zombies Ate My Friends (for iOS)

Gaming News

News from around the industry.

  • Mozzilla has revealed that it is working on a high end gaming experience for Firefox which will allow similar games to consoles, and has even released a demo of what it will be like.
  • Google recently hired veteran game developer Noah Falstein as "Chief Game Designer"
  • In China a 20 year old woman almost died after a 40 hour gaming session. She complained of leg pains and when she was taken to hospital she was diagnosed with possibly life threatening Deep Vein Thrombosis, a condition normally associated with flying.

Weird Gaming News and Facts

Here are some tidbits sure to make you scratch your head.

  • An employee at ESEA has recently been caught using computers connected to the Counter Strike servers to mine for bitcoins for his own personal profit. The good news is though that ESEA has said they will donate its employees bit coin profits to the American Cancer Society and will match the donation with its own funds.
  • There is a gene in the human body named after Sonic the Hedgehog.
  • In the original "Animal Crossing" for the N64 (unreleased outside of Japan) you have to input the time and date every time you boot the game.

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