This week was so blockbustery, so destructive, so massive that this recap may need a protective radioactive suit and a lead titanium case, otherwise it might explode all over your lap like a jalapeno burrito that your dog mistakenly ate instead of his doggy treats. But let’s get to it. First up, IGN gets busted for vote manipulation on popular aggregator Reddit and finds themselves site-wide banned for being gaming the system. PS3 owners finally get fed up with Bethesda after they admit that the DLC is just screwed for the system and Nintendo excretes more pipe bombs in one day with all the Wii U launch dates, pricing and game line-ups than all of CM Punk’s promos combined. These stories and more in this September 15th, 2012 edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap here at Electronic Theatre.
E.X. Troopers Being Localized For North America, But Not Right Now We’ll have to wait a bit…or maybe, a long bit. Who knows? Capcom does…and money.
Minecraft Adventure Update For Xbox 360 Adds NPCs, Creative Mode The new adventure update for Xbox 360 adds a ton of awesome stuff in the game and brings it up to par to the PC version.
Government Report States Scottish Gaming Sector is Worth £0 Using a rather confusing setup, the Scottish government is reporting that the game sector isn’t worth diddly squad. How nice.
Street Fighter Monopoly Now On Sale Play your favorite Street Fighter characters in a fun-filled game of Monopoly.
Save City of Heroes Campaign Gets Support From Celebrities Not sure how much appealing NCSoft will do, but people are trying nonetheless.
Final Fantasy XIII Delays Inspire Fan Protest Everyone wants Final Fantasy Versus XIII but Square just ain’t giving it to them.
Activision Says Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Has Not Been Leaked This is good news for Activision, bad news for pirates. Well, for now anyway.
Interview: The War Z, Surviving A Zombie Apocalypse MMO Find out more about The War Z and whether it will live up to the DayZ standard.
BMW Introduces Super Sexy Level 10 Gaming Mouse If you like the M5 you’ll love the M10. Did I mention that this is probably the sexiest gaming mouse ever?
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Roster Features Gravity Rush’s Kat? A new character from a portable title could be making the roster.
Borderlands 2 Skill Trees Released Get a grand ‘ole look at each of the character class skill trees.
Crash Time 5 Undercover Looks For Votes On Steam Greenlight The poor man’s Burnout heads to the Greenlight for a little vote-lovin’.
Sleeping Dogs Manages To Sell 172,000; Please Don’t Kill It Square It’s not particularly selling like hotcakes but there’s hope…there really is!
Double Dragon Neon, Scott Pilgrim Headline September PlayStation Plus Offerings Two side-scrolling beat e’m ups join the cast of games on the PS Plus for September. Gaming goodness galore for old-school core gamers.
Doom 3 BFG Not Coming To Wii U, iOS, PS Vita Because id Software Doesn’t Have Time There’s still hope, though, there really is.
Plants Vs Zombies Free Thanks To Dentists Well it’s a mighty nice gesture from oral hygienist to help keep kids gaming instead of rotting out their mouths with candy.
Medal of Honor Warfighter Zero Dark Thirty DLC Inspired By Bin Landen Hunt If you wanted to re-live a simulation of the Bin Laden takedown, the new Zero Dark Thirty DLC could help you feel like a legitimate special forces soldier…or at least as close as it gets with a Call of Duty imitation.
IGN Gets Site-Wide Reddit Ban For Vote Cheating…Surprised? I’m not and maybe you all shouldn’t be either.
EA’s Scrabble Gets Lambasted By Users; New Updates On The Horizon After screwing gamers over before, Scrabble users rally together to fight against EA. The company is still reeling from the poor feedback but they’ve promised to update the game for the better.
Steam Hits 50 Million Users, Unveils Big Picture Mode You can hook your PC up to your TV and play Steam as if it was it its own dedicated console. Controller support is welcome.
Frictional Games Profits Big From Amnesia, Says Piracy Is A Non-Factor This is great news for indie teams the world around. The hardware has paid off and the positive word of mouth. Take that obese marketing tactics!
Curiosity Recruiting Beta Testers Peter Molyneux is recruiting for the game with $77,000 DLC. Want to join?
Mercenary Kings Hits Kickstarter Goal, Coming To Ouya The side-scrolling title that fuses RPG weapon cratfing with Metal Slug style gameplay has hit its goal and will be arriving for PC and Ouya in 2013.
Warner Bros. Shuts Down Fan Made Skyrim: Lord of the Rings Mod Poor indie modders, they’re getting hit with cease and desist letters from Warner Bros. How much fail is that? Well, you can help these guys out by petitioning to keep the thing active and from being legally shutdown.
Black Mesa, McPixel, Routine, Kenshi, Heroes & Generals Get Green Lit On Steam Some of the biggest community hits from around the web are making an appearance on Steam, officially.
Violent Video Games Can Help Increase Real-Life Pain Tolerance No who would have thunk it? Does this mean playing EA’s MMA will make you more susceptible to taking a punch without your head cracking in a real-life MMA fight? Time to put on some gloves and put this study to the test.
Dead or Alive 5 Character Mila Revealed With Screenshots, Trailer A sexy new MMA fighter joins the cast of DOA 5.
Resident Evil 6 Will Have Post Launch DLC You really think Capcom was going to let this game hit store shelves without a series of DLC lined up for the game? Heck no.
DaZ Might Come To Xbox 360 Dean Hall lays out console plans for this highly played post-apocalyptic zombie sim.
Final Fantasy 7 Campaign Remade In LittleBigPlanet 2 So you’d like a real HD remake of Final Fantasy VII? Look no further than LBP2.
Terraria Takes Over Consoles In Early 2013 Even though the servers took a hit on PC a short while ago, the game is planned to make a huge comeback for home consoles next year.
Borderlands 2 Mechromancer Class Gets Release Date It’s only 800 MS Points and it’s arriving October 16th…now you probably don’t want to click the link do you? Come on, click it anyways…feed us some hits will ya?
Xbox 720, PS4 Graphics Could Get Close To Avatar’s Quality, Says Geomerics It’s more like the lighting quality, but lighting is still graphics.
Intruder, Another Horror-Survival Game Worth Checking Out It has some snazzy graphics to boot and a creepy premise. Yep, I’d say it’s worth checking out.
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance Canceled For Xbox 360 In Japan Konami doesn’t hide their prejudice, they just don’t like Microsoft is all.
Little King Story Set To Rule PS Vita On October 2nd The popular game, Little King’s Story is getting a mobile redo for Sony’s newest portable device.
Dead or Alive 5 Screenshots Confirm Gen Fu, Pai Chan Classics from the series make a return for the newest game.
Brigade 2 Engine Brigs Real-Time Ray-Tracing To Life With Game Simulation It’s difficult to put into words exactly how awesome this feat is but this will be absolutely remarkable for the game design space once it advances a bit.
Blizzard Says Activision Doesn’t Tell Them What To Do All that evil DRM stuff? Well, it’s not just all the doing of Kotick…oh yeah, Blizzard is admitting they’re an evil all their own.
Libya Embassy Victim Honored By EVE Online Community This was a very noble thing of the EVE community to do and it shines brightly on the intelligence and maturity of the highly revered MMO sect.
Mega Man Co-Designer Reveals Zombie Action Game, Yaiba It probably won’t be the new Mega Man, but you can at least respect the guy’s aim to bring back the action-platforming genre.
PlayStation Update 4.25 Adds Additional Cloud Storage To Plus The advantage of paying money enables you to save your games to the cloud with 1gig of extra space.
Resistance Creators Re-Announced Fuse, The Four-Player Co-op Mayhem Game It was once known as Overstrike.
EA Facebook Page Trolled With Hentai, Valve and Gabe Newell They’re either trying to tell EA to be more like Valve and Gabe Newell or they’re trying to tell EA they want Gabe Newell hentai, in which case I may have just thrown up a little in my own mouth.
Bethesda’s Pete Hines Says Other DLC Complicates Things For Skyrim On PS3 Bethesda’s head honcho of PR lays out a snippet of info as to why the PS3 version of Skyrim sucks so bad.
Ubisoft Wants To Add Third Party Games To Uplay After the abysmal launch of the service Ubisoft now wants to expand the service.
Wii U Seems Too Expensive For The Specs What do you think? Does the system get it done with the specs that it has or is it too expensive?
Xenoblade Developers Making Wii U Game A true next-gen game for the Wii U from the same minds that brought you the visually edible Xenoblades.
Wii U Darksiders 2 Five Hours Longer Some extra gameplay is etched into this bad boy, giving gamers a bit more meat on the bone.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U Has Exclusive Features Brand new content is being added to the Wii U’s rendition of Tekken Tag 2.
Tekken Tag 2 DLC Is Free, Harada Tries To Clean Up Capcom’s Mess Due to that awful disc-locked content fiasco a lot of gamers have become jaded to DLC in general. Namco’s producer is now trying to fix that perception by releasing tons of free DLC.
Wii U Pre-Orders, Trade Deals Already Offered At GameStop If you have a Wii you can get some cash back by trading in your console which goes towards a purchase of a Wii U.
Metal Gear Rising Studio Announces Wonderful 101 For Wii A new game is on the way from the same minds behind Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
Baldur’s Gate 2 Redux Mod Looks Amazing In Dragon Age: Origins Engine Yes, it really is a marvel to behold. I have no idea if they have the talent or skill to port the entirety of Baldur’s Gate II though.
Guild Wars 2 Sells 2 Million Copies After Having Sales Turned Back On This is good news for Guildies and ArenaNet, as it shows that the company is willing to take consumer satisfaction seriously.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Coming To America, Europa For Wii U, 3DS It’s a redo of the Tri that released for the Wii a few years back, but it’s all good…it’s still moar Monster Hunter!
007 Legends Coming To Wii U Activision couldn’t pass up the opportunity to milk all those first adopters of the brand new console, now could they?
Wii U Launch Titles Announced Check out the complete list of Wii U titles landing on November 18th.
Bayonetta 2 Wii U Exclusive Sega and Platinum Games aren’t even bothering with the other consoles, the next game will be exclusive to Nintendo’s new console and Nintendo’s console alone.
Wii U Hits US on November 18th, Europe on November 20th Official details on the Wii U’s launch, it’s games and it’s specs. Biggest news of the week, folks.
Zynga Countersues EA While Gamers Whip Out The Popcorn This is one of the most ridiculous things ever but the battle of the titans continues.
Sony Falsely Advertises Cross-Game Chat For PS Plus Members Well, it was bound to gain a little bit of attention, eh?
Project Eternity Mixes Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, Planescape Torment This is like the best news an old-school D&D RPG fan could ever encounter.
Intellivision Gen2 Offers Three Rebooted Classics Through PlayStation Home I’ve always liked the arcade in PS Home and now there’s an even bigger reason to stay at your PlayStation Home.
Free Half-Life Remake Black Mesa Now Available The fan-made remake of the classic Half-Life is currently available…for free.
Dokuro Brings Wonderfully Dark Fairytale Adventuring To Vita In October Who says the Vita doesn’t have good games? Yet another original tale is arriving for Sony’s latest handheld this fall.
Xbox 360 Console Bundles Arrive At Retail A brand new bundle including Forza Horizon and Skyrim launches for the Xbox 360.
Assassin’s Creed 3 Hunting Asks You To Respect Nature Don’t kill carelessly. Don’t waste pelts. Don’t murder just to be a douche. Those are the rules of the Assassins.
Hope you enjoyed this edition of the Weekly Recap. We wrap up this week with a trailer featuring 15 full minutes of Borderlands 2 completely and entirely available for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.