ACTA is not “effectively dead” ACTA is effectively dead and buried. The European Union took a vote on the intrusive bill and shot it with more downvotes than a Rick-roll on Reddit. The bill has been put to rest for now but it won’t be long before the big bad RIAA and MPAA are back at it again. In the meantime you can take refuge in knowing that awesome games like Battlefront 3 will never get released, but there is one our worth of gameplay footage leaked to get your blood boiling. And Rock, Paper, Shotgun lends a hand to one of the most non-talked about games you should be talking about, Sir, You Are Being Hunted. Gentlement tweed-punk robots to the rescue. These stories and more in this July 7th, 2012 edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap here at Electronic Theatre.
EA and Zynga Get Heated In Feud; Whoever Wins, We Lose The battle is heating up and only one can be the victor. Who will walk away as the champion of customer-screwing?
Exoplanet: First Contact Sci-Fi Western Themed MMO A brand new game that puts players in the far reaches of space to discover rare land and new adventures…with a Western theme, of course.
DayZ Helps Arma 2 Rack Up More Than 300,000 Sales A simple mod that’s still in alpha has been burning through the big boys and helping Arma 2 sell like crazy.
Quantum Conundrum Game Show Hits Air With Episode One It’s bad…real bad. It can join The Expendables 2 game in the hall of shame.
Diablo 3 RMAH Fraud Claims Gets The FBI Involved Gamers losing real money to the Real-Money Auction House are going to the federal authorities for help.
Vivendi May Sell Activision-Blizzard For $8.1 Billion The company is looking to gain a profit and get out of the gaming business before the next great crash.
Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines Community Patch 8.1 Released Featuring all sorts of fixes and updates.
Sir, You Are Being Hunted Simply put, this game has the best title of any game ever made, period.
The Secret World Launches Amid Controversy, CEO Resigns It’s tough to sum it all up in one post but a guy gets jipped of his bonus points, the game launches and the CEO resigns. Oh never mind, it looks like it all fits in nicely.
EA Eventually To Go 100% Digital No more hard copies, this means we’ll be living in a gaming future dictated by corporatist. Uhhh, hoo-ray?
Project Blackout Introduces Melee-Only Knuckle Mode You can punch people in the face real hard and real bad, it’s like the ultimate face-punching simulator, except you can also get guns.
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Launches In North America A new rhythm-based Final Fantasy game hits the retail market for the Nintendo 3DS.
Banned Diablo 3 Linux Users Speak Out: We Are Not Cheaters Obviously, if Blizzard says you’re a cheat, then you’re a cheat.
Blacklight Retribution Brings Free-to-Play Shooting To Steam Zombie Studios’ F2P title lands on Steam complete with character and full weapon customization.
Forza Motorsport 4 July Car Pack Hits Xbox Live Celebrate the Fourth of July with a brand new carpack from Microsoft for Forza 4.
Blizzard Perma-Bans Linux Users From Diablo 3, Lets Botters Continue To Play This is such a huge mess, but it definitely deserves a bit of a spotlight given the chaos surrounding Diablo 3.
Resident Evil 6 Demo Now Available For Xbox 360 Owners If you bought Dragon’s Dogma you can play Resident Evil 6 on the Xbox 360 right now.
Rapid Assault Large Scale WWII Battlefield Shooter Heads To Kickstarter A large-field, PvP shooting game is in the works that needs a little crowd-sourcing help.
Halo 4 Multiplayer Requires 8GB Install Well, games are getting a wee-bit big these days, eh?
Just Cause 2 Multiplayer Beta Test Underway, Join Now Take a ride with some friends in some open-world carnage in Just Cause 2.
Blizzard Says Diablo 3 Lacks End-Game Content, Derails Backlash There are still some serious issues to be addressed regarding player circumstances in Diablo III but Blizzard wants to talk about end-game content.
Resident Evil 6 Has Regenerating Health, Just Like CoD It makes it easier to play, of course.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Announced, Character Booster Confirmer A re-release for Final Fantasy 7 is coming for PC along with an extra character booster for people too lazy to level on their own.
Saints Row Third Genki Girl DLC Released If you thought Professor Genki was too masculine, fear not for a more feminine version of the DLC is on the way.
Magrunner Dark Pulse Tries Something Completely Different With Crowd Funding How about paying to add new, specific features? I can dig it.
Star Wars Battlefront 3 Gameplay Revealed With One Hour Video An entire hour of gameplay….one full hour. Watch it. Hate that you can’t play it. Cry in a corner.
Team Fortress 2 Scout Channels Little Mermaid With One More Hat Music Video The Source Filmmaker is in beta and people are doing some funny things with it.
More Than Half Of European Online Users Support Microtransactions According to new survey data.
Atlus Discounts Just About Everything For PlayStation Platforms All your favorite games from Atlus get hit with a massive discount.
Halo 2 Anniversary Edition In Development After the success of the first anniversary edition, why not try it for the second game?
Walking Dead Shooter Lets You Become Daryl Dixon Activision wants to cash in on the zombie craze…even more than they already have.
Tales of Xillia Coming To North America Europe Namco Bandai is bringing another JRPG to North American gamers. Can we get a woot, woot?
PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale Release And Pre-Order Bonuses Announced Sony sets out an official release date for Sony’s Smash Bros. clone.
Gearbox Too Busy For Borderlands 2 Vita Gearbox requests some help from Sony to get their upcoming FPS-RPG ported to the PSV.
Walking Dead Episode 3 Coming This August TellTale finalizes the game with the third episode this summer.
Left 4 Dead Playable On PlayStation Vita Valve does the unthinkable, and ports the fast-paced FPS to the PSV.
Looking For A True Successor To Diablo 2? Check Out Lineage Eternal This game looks amazing and is gearing up to be a major force for MMOs,
War of the Roses Begins Beta Registration One of the most brutal medieval games ever opens up the registration for everyone.
Street Fighter X Tekken Disc-Locked Content Unlocks July 31st For $19.99 I can’t believe Capcom is promoting the DLC…and it’s still disc-locked.
Orcs Must Die 2 Gets An Endless Mode A survival mode for the real Honey Badgers of tactical tower-defense strategy games.
Nihilumbra Somber Platform Game Now Available For iOS It’s an interesting new title for the mobile gamers.
ACTA Officially Rejected By Landslide EU Vote Keep this kind of legislation out of our internets, thank you very much!
Market Data Shows Diablo 3 Played Less Than CoD 4 How is it that a game from 2007 is more popular than one of the most highly anticipated games of all time? Well, that’s what the market data shows from Xfire.
Capcom Announces Marvel Vs Capcom Origins Capcom re-releasing another fighting game? Who was honestly surprised?
Far Cry 3 Isn’t Annoying Like Far Cry 2 Ubisoft is removing everything that made Far Cry 2 cool and bad. So, effectively, Far Cry 3 won’t be like Far Cry 2.
Naughty Dog Wants Last Of Us Testers So who wants to be a real tester for The Last of Us? I know someone wants to test it!
League of Legends 100th Champion Is Jayce LoL gets a new hero to round out the group.
The Co-op Terminology Guide For 2012 Co-Optimus updates their terminology guide for 2012.
Parody Fighting Game Divekick Needs Your Help Crowd-funding never seemed so fighter-friendly before now.
That wraps up this edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap here at Electronic Theatre. We round out this week with an awesome new trailer for the upcoming action-RPG from Cyanide Studios, Of Orcs and Men. Check it out below.