Weekly Recap April 6th: LucasArts Shutdown, Hotline Miami Sequel, Ride To Hell Announced

The biggest news of the week was both shocking, unsurprising, sad and a bit uplifting all in one fell swoop…I’m talking about Disney shutting down LucasArts. On the upside we’re getting a sequel to Hotline Miami and Deep Silver is going out and doing something […]
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The biggest news of the week was both shocking, unsurprising, sad and a bit uplifting all in one fell swoop…I’m talking about Disney shutting down LucasArts. On the upside we’re getting a sequel to Hotline Miami and Deep Silver is going out and doing something unique…making a new IP called Ride to Hell featuring a rough and tumble biker gang. These stories and more here at Gaming Blend Weekly Recap here at Electronic Theatre.

Sunday

Hotline Miami Sequel Set 1990s, Will Finish the Storyline One more final game to put it all in place and end the two part gore-fest.

Journey Video Celebrates Award Winning Title With Violin Tribute And a beautiful tribute it is. Check it out.

Gears of War Judgment Maxim DLC Now Live Live some great moments in the Gears of War franchise with some brand new DLC.

Forza Horizon April Top Gear Car Pack Arrives A new car pack for Forza Horizon is becomes available.

World of Tanks World of Warplanes Probably Not Getting Invaded by ZombiesAn April Fool’s joke or a legit addon? You decide.

Monday

Best of PSN Volume 1 Rated by ESRB The collection of PSN’s best are rated by the ESRB.

Torment Tides Numenera Screenshot Explores the Bloom New screenshots for the upcoming Kickstarter project.

Decadence Joins Greenlight, Combines Shenmue With Elder Scrolls A cool new game that combines some of the characterization of Shenmue with Edler Scrolls.

Telltale Games’ Poker Night 2 Brings Together GlaDOS, Claptrap and Ash Williams Some of the most iconic names in popculture join forces in a night of cards.

Digital Game Sales Hit $10 Billion in 2012; Used Game Sales Retail Down The numbers don’t quite lineup to what publishers have been saying regarding the game’s industry.
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Tuesday

SimCity Receives Free Nissan DLC Well, I guess this makes up for the lack of refunds and the always-on DRM.

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Title Update 9 Release Date Announced A new update for Minecraft is on the way for the Xbox 360.

MLB 2K13 Perfect Game Challenge Has Gone Live A new mode for the latest iteration of the MLB title has been released.

Tomb Raider 1939 Multiplayer Pack Released, Shipwrecked DLC Coming in May Crystal Dynamics has plans for more multiplayer DLC this May.

Stinky Footboard Goes Live For Kickstarter The controller for your feet heads to Kickstarter.

Borderlands 2 Level-Cap Increase DLC Now Available You can level-up by a couple of extra levels if you pay the piper.

Wednesday

LucasArts Closed By Disney This would probably be more surprising if LucasArts hadn’t been squandering their talents on crappy projects.

Thief: Why Does Garrett Have A New Voice Actor? Well, times are a changin’ and so are the voice actors.

Project CARS Screenshots Celebrate Porsche’s Sexy Curves Can this game get any better? No, I’m afraid it can’t…and yet, somehow Slightly Mad Studios will make it better. It’s a miracle in game design.

Dynasty Warriors 8 Wages War In U.S. This July The official release date has been set in stone and North American gamers will be able to play this summer.

Resident Evil Revelations PC Screenshots System Requires Released Find out if your PC can run Resident Evil Revelations.

Thursday

Brigade Engine Real-Time Demo Features Photorealistic Environments This is one of the most impressive tech demos ever and not for the reasons you think.

Fast & Furious Shodown Screenshots Show off High Speed Chases After leaking from the Steam Database App, new screenshots released show off the game’s features.

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Title Update 9 Now Live The latest update adds more content to the game.

Witcher 3 Port to PS4 Is Easy, Says CD Projekt Red Well that makes it a lot easier and now you can wipe the sweat off your forehead.

Neverwinter Open Beta Begins This Month At the end of the month you should be able to get your hands on the open beta.

Another World 20th Anniversary Edition Now Available One of the most beloved games from the yesteryears of gaming is being re-released.

Jedi Academy, Jedi Outcast Source Code Now Available to the Public Design your very own games using the source code to some of the greatest LucasArts titles ever made.

Ride to Hell Biker Games Coming This Summer It’s nice that a publisher is stepping outside the box and making a cool biker gang game…nice.

Friday

World of Tanks Update 8.5 Adds more Tanks, New Map Wargaming is keeping the updates and new content rolling out and rolling out regularly.

Eldevin Action RPG Beta Key Giveaway We’re handing out free promo keys for Eldevin.

Natural Selection 2 Updated With Massive Fixes, Gameplay Improvements Unknown Worlds makes some huge improvements to the game and fixes a ton of problems.

Aliens Colonial Marines Wii U No Longer in Development Sega finally drops the hammer on Aliens: Colonial Marines for Wii U, and it shouldn’t be too surprising to anyone who has noted how clandestine the design process has been for the game since the fallout.

APB Reloaded Version 11 Detailed With Weapons, Scoring System Reloaded Productions is updating the game with some brand new content.

Thief Locked at 30fps For PS4, Xbox 720 Well, Eidos says that 60fps is possible but not if it means sacrificing physics and effects for smoother framerates.

Evoland Now Available on Steam A game that takes gamers through the journey of 8-bit adventuring up into the age of HD makes its way to Steam. A truly unique game that’s worth a bit of investigation if you’re into stuff like Legend of Zelda.

Saturday

Papo & Yo PC Pre-order Earns Discount, Free Soundtrack Grabbing a digital copy of the game on PC nets you some extra bonuses you may not have received on the PS3.

Nintendo eShop Update Offers Classic Castlevania, Toki Tori 2 Games Old-school makes a resurgence on Nintendo’s eShop.

Farming Simulator 2013 Coming to Consoles This is probably some of the biggest news in gaming since…since the LucasArts shutdown!

Minecraft Hits 10 Million Sales on PC, Horses Teased After making the kind of money Minecraft has made on PC, Mojang teases some big changes and updates.

WWE App Hits Xbxo 360 Just in Time For Wrestlemania XXIX It’ll be too late for most people reading this, but experiencing Wrestlemania on your Xbox 360 is now an easily achievable possibility.

That wraps up this edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap. In light of Farming Simulator 2013 being made available for home consoles, there’s really only one video suited for making an appearance at the end of this week’s recap. Lo and behold the greatest farming simulation trailer ever made!

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