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This Week in Gaming: Releases, iPhone 5, and G4

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A summary of industry news and gaming released from the 13th to 28th of September.

Last Weeks Games (13th-19th of September)


So as I was looking up the games for this article I realized that we're really coming up to a time when a lot of games are released. I didn't realize just how many there would be already; of course many of them aren't major releases but it's still a lot of games.

Games Released on the 14th
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  • Black Mesa, for PC
  • FTL: Faster Than Light, for PC and Mac
  • Joe Danger 2:The Movie, for Xbox Live Arcade
Games Released on the 16th
  • Kirby 20th Anniversary Special Collection, for the Wii
Games Released on the 18th
  • Borderlands 2, for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360
  • F1 2012, for iOS, PC, PS3, 360
  • Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collectors Set. for PS3 and 360
  • Phantom Leader, for iOS
Games Released on the 19th
  • Jet Set Radio HD, for PC and XBLA
  • Realm of Ancient Wars, for XBLA

Upcoming Games (20th-28th of September)


So you wouldn't be wrong to say that a lot of games came out last week, but even more are coming out over the next week!

Games to be released on the 20th
  • Realm of Ancient Wars, for PSN
  • Torchlight II, for PC
  • Train Simulator 2013, for PC
Games to be released on the 25th
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  • Boulder Dash-XL 3D, for 3DS
  • Dead or Alive 5, for 360 and PS3
  • Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse, for PC, PS3 and 360
  • FIFA 13, for 360, 3DS, iOS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, PS Vita, Wii, and 360. It will also be released for the Wii U at a later date.
  • Hell Yeah!, for PSN
  • LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, for...yep, you guessed it... the PS Vita.
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors, for PS3
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2013, for 3DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii and 360.
  • The Testament of Sherlock Holmes, for PS3 and 360
  • Tokyo Jungle, for PS3
  • Warriors Lair, for PS3 and PS Vita
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandoria expansion for PC and Mac
Games to be released on the 26th
  • Hell Yeah! for XBLA
Games to be released on the 27th
  • Bad Piggies for Android and iOS
Games to be released on the 28th
  • Carrier Command: Gaea Mission, for PC and 360

Announcements and Demos


  • Further details on Nintendo’s next console have been revealed. We have all the details for you here.
  • Apple unveiled the next iPhone, the iPhone 5. To be perfectly honest, I’m not the best person to talk about its features. Besides, I don’t want to tease myself since I’m still paying off my iPhone 4s.
  • It was announced that the gaming and technology channel G4 will be rebranded in 2013, and will be made less “geeky” and more “hip” in hopes of targeting a more general modern audience. Strangely, they also claim they are going to be trying to stick to their roots despite the fact that they seem to be doing the complete opposite of that.
  • Bayonetta 2 was announced, but you may be disappointed to learn that it will be a Wii U exclusive; a decision which has already been met with criticism from fans. No release date has been given at this point.
  • A 1.22GB demo for the upcoming Fable title “Fable: The Journey” has been released on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Weird and Interesting News from the World of Gaming


  • Hackers from the University of Bristol have converted a Kinect into a handheld 3D scanner.
  • The infamous Facebook gaming company, Zynga, which is known for games such as Farmville, has bought A Bit of Lucky, which is another Facebook gaming company known for titles like Lucky Train.
  • Microsoft is planning on opening a new tablet gaming studio in London to make games for Windows 8 tablets.
Well, that's it for this week. Next week as well as the usual stuff I'll have details on what the general thoughts are on some of the games from this week including: Borderlands 2, Dead or Alive 5, and more. So remember the next article will be out on the 29th of September, and in the meantime make sure to have a look at our other awesome articles and check out our gaming community!

Apple once again proving that it is totally lame.

Apple once again proving that it is totally lame.

However, Iphone 4s for only 99 dollars. :oOne of the reasons I stopped watching G4 was because it became less gamer, where they combined X-Play and Cheat, ditched some of its other gamer shows, and filled their air time with stuff like Ninja Warrior and other shows. Nowadays I only have basic cable and less time for that as it is, but I don't see this being a good move for them.

However, Iphone 4s for only 99 dollars. :oOne of the reasons I stopped watching G4 was because it became less gamer, where they combined X-Play and Cheat, ditched some of its other gamer shows, and filled their air time with stuff like Ninja Warrior and other shows. Nowadays I only have basic cable and less time for that as it is, but I don't see this being a good move for them.

It can't be worse than six hours of Cops and then four hours of Ninja Warrior every day. I usually only watch G4 for their coverage of special events now.

It can't be worse than six hours of Cops and then four hours of Ninja Warrior every day. I usually only watch G4 for their coverage of special events now.

Yeah that's exactly what I meant, lol. And Cheaters. It's been way too long since I've had satellite, so I forgot the crap they showed.
At first my cable package didn't support G4, and when it finally did, they had already switched to reality crap.They need to realize; the casuals don't watch television about video games. You will get more viewers if you target the hardcore crowd. Whatever; they are probably better business people than I am. The internet is a better place to find game related stuff, anyway.
I was going to write more about the G4 thing but since we don't have it in Aus there would be no point for me to do that.However a similar thing happened here, there's a gaming show called good game, which used to be really good, it was funny and they knew what they were talking about but a few years ago they fired one of the two hosts, who was actually the only gamer and was the one who came up with most of their ideas, but they wanted to get a more general audience and start a kids show which he knew wouldn't work and since then its a pretty terrible show, and its so clear that its completely run by corporate suits rather than actual gamers.Like Squishy said, I really hate that they don't realise that hardcore gamers and geeks are completely capable of supporting a tv show so they don't need to appeal to a broader audience, especially since normally its still understandable to most people so there's no need to "dumb it down". Besides casual gamers are far less likely to watch a gaming show/channel. Same goes for general internet/"nerdy" stuff.
The fact that E3 on G4 had the most viewers on one channel for the whole year should have told them something. Especially considering this E3 was probably the worst E3 ever. The problem is, I don't think there is enough content for them to have a pure gaming channel running for 24 hours. My opinion would be, to split the channel up. Four hours of the day, have gaming related shows such as X-Play. Another four hours have Tech related shows such as AotC. Then for the last four hours have Shows such as Ninja Warrior and a few other geeky shows. Hell, maybe even an hour of Cops and Cheaters in there. Then for the other 12 hours, repeat the entire setup for people who are up at night.On the weekends, when people stay up much later. They could run anime time slots, or just movies that would appeal to gamers. ( Which I think they used to do anyway ). They could even show reruns of majors events such as WC3 MLG finals, Starcraft tournaments, CoD tournaments, etc. I remember getting a channel that showed nothing but these events at one time. I think it was through satellite though.They have the potential to appeal to the hardcore gamer/geek. I don't really know what happened though. The station went all downhill when they switched from TechTV to G4.
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