News you may have missed (11-15 June)
The fetish of violence, a glimpse to the future, and E3 autopsy.
As expected, the past week here at MyGaming was filled with trying to catch up with the whirlwind that is the post-E3 breakdown. Everyone and their aunt has a comment about the expo, its offerings and ‘who said what’, but there were also more important things on the agenda, such as getting dinosaurs onto the battlefield.
Analysts, industry people and gamers gave their opinions on this year’s big show and everything it had to offer.
>> Was E3 2012 too violent?
>> Molyneux: The Wii U can be “confusing”
>> Nintendo: “Wii U is hard to understand until you get your hands on it”
>> E3 “booth babes” rating feature causes internet backlash
Kick in the rear
Some aspiring projects got momentum thanks to Kickstarter and community interest.
>> CLANG sword-fighting game Kickstarter project launched
>> SpaceVenture Kickstarter campaign makes its $500,000 target
>> Abe’s Oddysee to get “from-the-ground-up remake”
>> First Unreal Engine 4 game coming next year
Taste of their own medicine
Cheaters and internet trolls were given the banhammer.
Post E3, we also got some more insight into big games and hardware show-pieces.
>> Need for Speed: Most Wanted PC specs unleashed
>> Wii U price and release date revealed?
>> Gears of War: Judgment’s lead character a “no-brainer”, says Bleszinski
>> Resident Evil 6 co-op details revealed
>> Ubisoft’s Driver studio developing Watch Dogs
>> Black Ops II demoed by Jimmy Fallon
>> God of War: Ascension single player trailer unleashed
We got the low-down on some of the big gaming events and news taking place around South Africa.
>> GameX – Cape Town’s first gaming expo on the horizon
>> Mweb GameZone King of the Console Tournament gets R10K prize boost
>> DGL 2012 leg 3 registrations open
>> StarCraft II MSSA Championship incoming
>> SA Battlefield 3 Close Quarters servers ready to roll
Drama, drama, drama.
A lot of controversial things were said throughout the week, causing a roar of responses from the gaming community.
>> Baby starves to death as couple games on
>> Video games “are fetishising violence”, says Warren Spector
>> Crystal Dynamics subjects Lara Croft to an attempted rape
>> Actress slams gamers for E3 hate
>> Mario creator wants to design a first-person shooter
>> Crystal Dynamics denies Tomb Raider attempted rape scene
>> Expendables video game on the way?
Back to the future
Some incoming additions could change the game as we know it. (#BF3Dinos)
>> E3 2012: Overlooked games
>> E3 2012: Games that didn’t show up
>> E3 2012 hardware roundup
>> Father’s day gaming gifts
>> Gaming laptop performance considerations
>> MyGaming the top South African gaming website
Video of the week
God of War: Ascension single player trailer
Screenshot of the week
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