This week was awesome. That’s not an over or understatement it’s just the truth. Retro gamers had a lot to cheer about this week as old-school titles like Jet Set Radio HD and Final Fantasy VII took over the spotlights, but not without a little competition from some big news from new-school games like PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, which received tons of walkthrough videos for the characters as well as DayZ being announced as a full-on standalone game. Rise of the Triad also received some in-game multiplayer footage and in a sad twist of fate, Guillermo Del Toro’s inSANE was canned by THQ. These stories and more in this August 11th, 2012 edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap here at Electronic Theatre.
Jet Set Radio HD Graffiti Screenshots Skate Into View More than two handful of screenshots surface for the upcoming miscellaneous adventure HD remake title from Sega.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Arrives On PC; Quickly Yanked Looks like someone jumped the gun. But there’s always more to the story than just the headline. Check it out for the full details.
Sleeping Dogs Screenshots Showcase Custom Tuned Cars If you didn’t know before you know now, Sleeping Dogs has custom import tuners…well, considering that the game takes place in Hong Kong it’s more like domestic tuners as opposed to import tuners.
Crash Bandicoot Revealed For PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale? A new screenshot hints at the old-school PSX icon possibly making an appearance in the upcoming PS3 rendition of a Smash Bros. brawler.
Wizorb Breaks Onto iOS If Breakout games are still big for you then you might want to give Wizorb a bit of a try for your mobile phone.
BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Trailer Announces Three Characters A new BlazBlue is in the works at Arc System Works. New characters, new moves and new content.
Doom 4 To Use Oculus Rift 3D Headset; Done When It’s Done There’s no release schedule for Doom 4 yet but it will support the Oculus Rift 3D headset.
Blood Might Return With Enhancements For Free From Doom to Rise of the Triad…why not toss Blood into the mix?
2022 Space Invasion Gets All Pew, Pew, Pew iOS A new bullet-hell title is on the wayfor mobile devices that goes pew, pew, pew.
Scourge Outbreak Highlighted For PlayStation Network A new title for PSN brings some action to the PS3′s digital network.
Darksiders 2 Introduces Arena Mode And New Game Plus Old-school gaming tactics make a return in Vigil Games’ new title.
Assassin’s Creed 3 PS3 Has Exclusive DLC Well here’s a reason to make the Xbox fanboys angry.
THQ Cancels Guillermo Del Toro’s InSane It’s done and over with under the THQ camp.
Cops Blame Video games For Knife Crimes, Drunk Kids, Delinquency Because when kids behave badly, it’s obviously the fault of video games.
Rise of the Triad Launch DRM-Free At $14.99, Features Mod-Support, Free DLC Everything you’d want out of a game, Rise of the Triad has it.
Southpaw Technology Announces Open Source TACTIC Asset Management You can now build your game a lot easier thanks to a free open source asset management tool so building games, CGI and everything else in between.
DayZ Hits One Million Players Buggier than a 4×4 racer on 10 foot high sand dunes, DayZ pushes Arma II beyond the one million mark. Bohemia Interactive has got to be celebrating like crazy right now.
Shaun of the Dead Video Game Would Have Been Amazing A game based on the comedy-horror flick could have been amazing and here are a few screenshots showing why.
Diablo 3 Paypal Account Infiltrations Start, Thousands of Dollars Lost That very thing we warned everyone about has finally happened…it’s gotten to that point. Diablo III is now a hotzone for thievery.
Diablo 3 Player Makes $10,000 From RMAH Despite some players losing money, others are making tons of money.
Tekken Tag 2 Producer Wants Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony To Join Forces Well, why not? We can have one unified, monopoly-ran gaming commune…er, I mean utopia.
Godz Comingz To Facebookz It’s just like Mortal Kombat except replace the ‘K’ with a ‘Z’ and it’s all good.
OUYA Screenshots Showcase How Tiny The $99 Console Really Is And by tiny I mean it can fit within the palm of your hand.
Airmech Beta Heads To Steam Brings Sexy Back To Mecha-RTS Games The game infuses isometric arcade action with real-time strategy and tower defense elements. Check out the gameplay trailers to get a good idea of how the game works.
Payday Heist Wolfpack DLC Released, Game Now 75% Off New DLC and a Steam post-summer sale. It’s like a win-win for everyone all the way around.
Shadowrun Online Kickstarter Running Out Of Time By the time you read this the game will either be successfully kickstarted or failed.
Final Fantasy 7 PC Release Was A Mistake, Refunds Being Issued Oh, poor Square Enix they got hit with an epic-fail stick and now everyone has to get a refund from inadvertently buying the game at the wrong time.
Uncharted 3 Patch 1.13 Adds Most Content Ever More than 284 megabytes worth of data brings a host of new goodies to the game.
DayZ Confirmed For Standalone Release This is the news everyone has been awaiting; no more glitches, bugs or errors…or at least, we hope.
Mafia 3 Is In Development? Could 2K already have the third game in the works for this current generation? It’s a possibility.
Unmechanical Launches On Steam, GamersGate, GOG A new platforming indie title makes its way onto the popular digital distribution services.
Resident Evil 6 Achievements Are Surprisingly Spoiler Free This means that the achievements have vague but distinguishably appeasing names. That’s how you do achievements proper.
King of Fighters XIII Now Available For Digital Download If you missed out on this gem when it released at retail, you can now grab the title from the online marketplaces for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Watch Felicia Day Open Guild Wars 2 Collector Edition The official unboxing from the individual who brought you The Guild. That’s kind of an epic two-for-one deal, eh?
Game Party Champions Coming To Wii U This Holiday Season More mini-game compilation party titles surface for the Wii U…is this the beginning of the end? Possibly…possibly.
Steam Branches Outside of Games With Productivity, Creativity Software Valve is finally making that next step…that step towards world domination – oops, I mean expanded creativity. I got that last line confused with something meant for a collaboration between Electronic Arts and Microsoft. My bad.
Thief 4 Won’t Be Released For PS3, Xbox 360? Well, technology advances and games have outlived the usefulness of the current-gen consoles…it’s time to welcome innovation with a revolution to today’s home console offerings and Thief 4 may just be a part of that innovation we seek out of our interactive entertainment experiences.
Zen Pinball 2 Spins Onto PSN September 4th Looking for some more exciting, zen-like pinball adventures? Well, it’s coming so much sooner rather than later.
Sacred Citadel Announced; Sacred 3 Coming In 2013 Two new Sacred games are on the way and one of which is a cool beat e’m up RPG.
Star Trek Infinite Space Cancelled Due To Lack of Interest Well, this is entirely unsurprising but very much expected…browser-based games have a bit of fail written all over them.
GRID 2 Screenshots Showcase First Gameplay Details A little two-for-one for racing fans for GRID 2.
Battle.net Database Hacked; Always-On DRM Say What? Well if you didn’t see this coming I think you don’t know what a Real-Money Auction House is.
Persona 4 Arena Receives Ultra-Fast Patch For Xbox 360 In light of what happened with Konami this week, Arc Systems does the complete opposite by getting a patch out there as fast as possible.
Magicka Adds Free Sports Themed DLC We don’t always have to pay for DLC, sometimes…sometimes, it’s free.
Valve Policy Change For Steam: Good or Bad for Gamers? A breakdown of what’s what when it comes to the policy change for Steam. Do you agree or disagree with it?
Konami Joins Capcom In Anti-Consumerism With Silent Hill HD Collection They refuse to patch the game and they refuse to stop selling the broken game. We’re at a bit of a Mexican standoff and gamers aren’t the ones with the upper hand.
Crytek’s Cinebox Could Compete With Valve’s Source Filmmaker It remains to be seen if the Cinebox is as easy to use as the SFM, but it’s just as equally as impressive with an amazing suite of top-end features.
EA’s Stock Rises Like The Dark Knight, Gamers Root For Zynga’s Demise EA tries to make a comeback by suing Zynga and getting a boost to their stock.
Ouya Kickstarter Wraps Up At $8.5 Million, Pre-Orders Now Available I would be hard pressed to say that I’m not excited, because I really am and so are tons of other gamers.
Infinity Blade Dungeons Developed By Amalur Creators Well, even though 38 Studios bombed the team that made the well designed Kingdoms of Amalur will be working on the ARPG dungeon crawler, Infinity Blade: Dungeons.
BioShock Would Look Amazing In CryEngine 3 A few images sprouted up showcasing what the art-deco shooter would look like had it be made in the CryEngine 3.
CD Projekt RED Says Gamers Being Overcharged For DLC Well, if you’ve been complaining about being overcharged for DLC don’t worry, CD Projekt RED thinks the same.
Walking Dead Episode 2 Tops PSN’s Sales For July Of course it would…it’s only one of the most talked about games next to DayZ.
Wings: Director’s Cut Heads To Kickstarter An old Amiga game makes a return to form thanks to a Kickstarter campaign.
Dungeon Defenders Update Fixes Ninja-Copters, Adds Free Jester DLC Oh boy, some juicy DLC for free…now that’s what we game for!
007 Legends Pre-Order DLC Includes Jaws, Baron Samedi If you’re willing to pay a little extra you can get a little extra from 007 Legends.
Jet Set Radio HD Release Date, Pricing Details Announced One of the coolest games from last gen gets an HD redo, and the final pricing and release date have been announced.
CD Projekt Announces REDkit Modding Tools For Witcher 2 Gamers are probably totally stoked to see what sort of design measures come out of REDkit when it launches after GamesCom.
Okay Crytek, We Get It: CryEngine 3 Is Awesome A new tech demo is released for the CryEngine 3, possibly in a bid to win over some devs from Unity and UDK? Doesn’t matter, check out the sexy new video inside.
Assassin’s Creed 3 PC Release Date Confirmed Ubisoft finally sets a release date for the PC version of the game, which will be finely tuned for home computers.
Hell Yeah Wrath of the Dead Rabbit Slated For September Release This off beat title from Sega gets an official release date.
Konami Issues Free Games To Compensate For Silent Hill HD Collection Fiasco If you fail at publishing the game, why not make up for it with positive PR and a free game?
Official Running Back Ratings In Madden NFL 13 Revealed If you want to check out the official ratings for running backs in Madden NFL 13, you can now.
Alien Spidy Pushed Back To Fall A slight delay hits the indie title that looks to cash in on the recent trend of indie games looking absolutely amazing and having cool visuals and engaging story premises.
The Expendables 2 Co-op Review Uh oh, things don’t turn out so well for the game based on the new movie…but is it something at least tolerable for fans of bad-action movies? Read it and weep, folks, read it and weep.
That wraps up this edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap here at Electronic Theatre. You want to see something really cool? How about a destructive new trailer for APB: Reloaded that’s been making the rounds as it kicks butt and takes name to a classic retro song. Check it out below and enjoy.