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This Week in Gaming - Star Wars, Xbox Reveal

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We review game releases from the 6th to the 19th of May. Microsoft is set to release the next Xbox console, and EA acquires Star Wars.
Okay, we missed last weeks Weekly Gaming Update because I was having trouble finding enough releases to make an article worthwhile, sort of the same this week but there's some pretty important gaming news so we'll catch up on releases from the last couple of weeks then talk about some of that.

Game Releases


Like I said, not to many games released these last two weeks most of them are either lesser known games or older games being released to new consoles via Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, Virtual Console etc.

6th


  • Leviathan Warships (for iPad)

7th


  • Alien Spidy (for PS3)

8th


  • Dorito's Crash Course 2 (for Xbox360)

9th


  • Afterfall:Insanity --Dirty Arena Edition (for PC)
  • Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move (for 3DS)
  • Publisher Dream (for DSi)
  • Sid Meier's Ace Patrol (for iPhone and iPad)
  • Solomon's Key (for WiiU)
  • SpeedX 3D: Hyper Edition (for Nintendo 3DS)
  • Super Sanctum TD (for PC)
  • Xevius (for WiiU)

10th


  • Monaco: What's Yours is Mine (for Xbox360)

14th


  • Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery (for PSVita)
  • Star Wars Pinball (for PS3 and PSVita)
  • Tiny Tokens Empires (for PS3)

15th


  • Anomoly 2 (for PC and Mac)
  • Anomoly Korea (for PC)
  • Sanctum 2 (for Xbox360

16th


  • Bowling Bonanza 3D (for 3DS)
  • California Super Sports (for DSi)
  • Dress to Play: Magic Bubbles! (for 3DS)
  • Evilot (for iPad)
  • Frozen Synapse (for iPad)
  • Harvest Moon GBC (for 3DS)
  • Mega Man 5 (for 3DS)
  • Righteous Kill (for Android)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (for Android)
  • Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts (for WiiU)
  • Super Mario Bros.2 (for WiiU)
  • Super Metroid (for WiiU)
  • Swords & Soldiers 3D (for 3DS)
  • The King of Fighters (for Wii)
  • The Starship Damrey (for 3DS)
  • Thunder Wolves (for PC)

17th-19th


  • None

Gaming News & Announcements


  • So a little while ago LucasArts (the company behind the Star Wars games) was closed by Disney. Well, even more recently EA acquired the rights to future Star Wars games. A lot of gamer's aren't happy with EA at the moment, but perhaps this will give them a chance to redeem themselves. I know a lot of people including myself would love to see Star Wars Battlefront 3 finally made.
  • Microsoft will announce its next generation Console on the 21st, we will most likely be giving you some information on that asap. As much as a new Xbox console is exciting the Xbox360 has had a great run, its been nearly 8 years since it was first released. Gamers are anxious about rumours that it will have to be constantly connected to the internet, which for gamers in many regions like myself will render the console practically useless so it will be good to hopefully have an answer on that.

Weird Gaming Facts


So that's pretty much it for this week, we'll leave you with a few strange and interesting gaming facts that you might not know.
  • In Super Mario 64 Boo's laugh is a sped up version of Bowser's laugh.
  • Pac Man was originally designed to appeal to women.
  • If you place an Xbox game disc into a PS2 or a PS2 disc into an Xbox original both machines run their competitors start up screen.
  • During development of Batman:Arkham Asylum, one person spent two years working on nothing but Batman's cape.
  • Guitar Hero: Aerosmith generated more revenue than any of their albums.
  • And our final fact for this week which really suits this site is: The only western game to ever recieve a perfect score from the Japanese gaming magazine "Famitsu" was Skyrim!

I can't see how Pac Man could appeal more to one sex than the other...I need to start reading through my posts before publishing when typing on mobile.
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