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This Week in Gaming: Releases, PAX, and More!

  • A quick summary of the video game releases and news for the week of September 5th.

Hi guys, welcome to my first gaming article. I'm going to aim to regularly provide you with gaming related news, including games and DLC that are coming out during the week, as well as new details on upcoming games and interesting news that relates to gaming from around the world.

Game Releases

This week doesn't have a whole lot of games coming out, but here's we go anyway!

  • On the 7th Mark of the Ninja will be released on Xbox Live Arcade.
  • On the 11th Double Dragon Neon will be released on the PlayStation Network and XBLA
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will also be released on the 11th for PS3 and Xbox 360 and will also be released on the WiiU at the end of the year.
  • Again on the 11th NHL 13 will be released on the PS3 and 360
  • Hearthfire is released on the Xbox 360 Marketplace on the 4th, and will be released on other consoles at some later date hopefully. Hearthfire is, of course, the new DLC for Bethesda's amazing RPG Skyrim. I'm sure your at least aware of it, and we'll be giving you lots of content on this DLC. To summarize, it gives the player the ability to purchase land and build their own house as opposed to just buying an existing one. More information can by found here.


Now although there weren't many game releases to tell you about this week hopefully I can make up for that as there is a lot of gaming news. As you may be aware, PAX Prime (PAX being the abreviation for Penny Arcade Expo) was held in Seattle last weekend and lots of interesting things came out of that.

  • Firstly exciting details on the convention itself were announced. PAX 2013 is going to be a 4 day event and also (and this is particularly exciting for me) is going to have its first international event in Australia.
  • The Crew from Penny Arcade of course gets along great with the team from Rooster Teeth who announced details at PAX about their own convention which in 2013 will be a 3 day event.
  • Several upcoming games were available to play at PAX including Metal Gear Rising: Reveangance which was generally positively received and also the new Tomb Raider reboot.
  • Epic Mickey 2 was also previewed and new playable characters for the MMO Marvel Heroes were also shown for the first time in a trailer.
  • We also got more details on Assassins Creed 3, particularly on the storyline behind the new multiplayer, essentially the evil company Abstergo which serves as one of the main antagonists of the games has released the Animus to public as an entertainment device.

To serve as a nice segway, attendees at PAX celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the loveable pink Nintendo Character Kirby by setting the world record for the most people blowing bubble gum at one time and place To do this they had to hold the bubble for 30 seconds; 536 people participated to outdo the previous record of 304 people, and were rewarded for their effort with a preview of Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition which will be released on the Wii.

Weird and Interesting News from the World of Gaming

Here are a few of those odd things that you just can't get enough of.

  • A blurry shot in a Trailer for Halo 4 was analyzed by NeoGaf and apparently contains important plot points and spoilers including the primary antagonist (don't worry I will keep these spoiler free)
  • Capcom is investigating an incident were stolen German PS3 copies of the upcoming Resident Evil 6 were sold in a store in Poznan. The game's official release date is October 2nd.
  • Many of us have been warned about how playing games for too long can damage your eyes but researchers at McMaster University conducted a study that suggested First Person Shooters can help improve the eyesight of people with disabilities such as amblyopia and cataracts.
  • After helping create Angry Birds Space, NASA now plans on creating a MMO that simulates life on mars. It is estimated to cost $100 million.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed it and look out for future articles!

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