Weekly Recap Dec 28th: Best Games Of 2013, Minecraft On Wii U, DayZ Steam Reviews

DayZ is currently selling out like crazy on Steam right now and some gamers have been putting up some interesting reviews that are worth checking out. The 8-bit 3D phenomenon known as Minecraft could be arriving for the Wii U in the summer of 2014 […]
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DayZ is currently selling out like crazy on Steam right now and some gamers have been putting up some interesting reviews that are worth checking out. The 8-bit 3D phenomenon known as Minecraft could be arriving for the Wii U in the summer of 2014 and the staff of Gaming Blend roll out the picks for the very best of 2013 as a way to say goodbye to the year. These stories and more in this December 28th, 2013 edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recao and the final recap of 2013 here at Electronic Theatre.

Sunday

PS4 CPU More Powerful Than Xbox One CPU According to a new benchmark, the Xbox One’s CPU gets trounced by the PS4 in yet another category of processing power.

Minecraft 3D Printer Is Amazing and Insanely Complicated Check out the creative measures taken by some nifty designers that allows you to print 3D objects within Minecraft.

Dragon Age Inquisition Screenshots Released, Main Campaign Playable The newest Dragon Age gets a couple of new screenshots and you can see how the game looks after the jump.

Best Games of 2013: Ryan Sides With Talking Animals We’re rolling out the rest of our top games of 2013 and Ryan offers up his list.

Third Law Firm Levies Lawsuit Against EA Over Broken Battlefield 4 EA comes under even more fire for the botched release of Battlefield 4.

MX Vs ATV Series Resurrected By Nordic Games An old racing title makes its return thanks to Nordic Games.

Killzone Shadowfall Patch Adds Team Voice Chat Well that’s going to help out a ton in team deathmatch.

Xbox One Day One Patch And The Network Setup Conundrum What can you do with the Xbox One out of the box? Nothing.

Just Cause 2 Multiplayer Impressions It’s a fun ride for sure, but it’s an awfully hollow one, too.

War Thunder Update Adds 20 Planes, 8 Maps The latest update adds plenty of new content for gamers looking for some extra fun out of the free-to-play aerial simulator.



Monday

Killer Instinct DRM Situation No Present in Xbox One’s TOS, Policy Guide There’s nothing there in the policy guides or the terms of service indicating that you have t o be online at all times to access the content.

Marvel Heroes Get Siege Update They also add a playable version of Ghost Rider, for those of you who want to redeem his good name after that abysmal movie.

Dark Souls Too Young To Go Free-to-Play The developers have no intention of turning Dark Souls into a soulless cash cow.

FTL Advanced Edition Alien Race Features Announced New DLC is inbound for an early Kickstarter success.

Scariest Game of 2013: Gone Home One of the most talked about games of 2013 is also one of the scariest.

GTA City of Paradise is Fake, Fake, Fake If you thought it was real, think again.

Activision Copyright Strikes Microsoft Over Call of Duty Ghosts: Trailer

Top 5 Surprising Indie Games of 2013 They weren’t the most standard fare hipster games of the year.

DayZ Standalone Read The Best Steam Reviews Now Find out what players are saying about this game in a hilarious bit of reading material.

Killzone Shadow Fall Sells A Million Copies; Dead Rising 3 Sells 600,000 Copies Two of the biggest exclusive launch titles for the PS4 and Xbox One have their numbers exposed, and it doesn’t look good for the Xbox One.

Bastion Developer Says Transistor is Playable The indie dev says that their upcoming title is playable and will be arriving in 2014.



Tuesday

What Was Your Best Game of 2013? You’ve heard what the critics have had to say, not it’s time to give your input.

Project CARS Hits Some Hardware Limits on Xbox One, PS4 Slightly Mad Studios encounters some minor hiccups in the development of Project CARS for home consoles, but it’s all good.

Telltale’s Borderlands Game Began With A Night of Drinking Find out the story of how this odd collaboration began.

PlayStation 4 Gets Zen Pinball 2 on PS Plus Gets Sonic Racing The Zen Pinball 2 title is now free for PS Plus members,.

Best RPG of 2013: Legend of Zelda A Link Between Worlds 2013 wasn’t the biggest year of role-playing games, but there was A Link Between Worlds.

Minecraft Coming to Wii U? New information has surfaced indicating that Minecraft could be heading to Nintendo’s latest console.

Gran Turismo 6 Vs Forza 4: Graphics Comparison If you thought you knew who would win this, think again. Forza 4 puts up a very admirable fight.

Blacklight Retribution Gets PS4 Post Beta Details Check out a few more of the details for Blacklight following the latest update for the game.



Wednesday

Max Curse of the Brotherhood Review: Xbox One Needs Better Indies The early indie game for the Xbox One doesn’t score all too well in Pete’s review of the game.

Project CARS Offer Wii U Owners Forza, Gran Turismo-Style Experience Slightly Mad Studios plans to offer a high-end experience to Wii U owners when it comes to simulation racing.

Valve Gives Away Left 4 Dead 2 For Free A nice Christmas gift from Valve… except, it killed Steam in the process.

Super Smash Bros Project Trailer Celebrates Upcoming Apex 2014 Tournament The Apex tournaments will receive Project M, the community modded version of Super Smash Bros Brawl.

Wii U Sells 119,000 In One Week Dying? Dying? Pfft, the Wii U is just revving up.

Minecraft Coming to Wii U? It’s possible. But we’ll see.

Young Justice Legacy Co-op Review The scores don’t look good and the game gets a poor review by the resident masters of cooperative gameplay.



Thursday

Batman Arkham Origins Story DLC Details Coming Soon Looking to expand the Arkham Origins experience? Warner Bros., may have some additional DLC in store.

Don’t Starve, Outlast Coming to PS4 Soon Two more indie games are back on the radar as PS4 launch-window games.

Black Sheep Promo Videos Showcase Jiggle Physics, Destructible Environments Beat bad guys up and watch a lot of character asset bouncing in process.

PS4 Continues To Outsell Xbox One Via Retailers, eBay More PS4 units are consistently sold out compared to the Xbox One.

Best Games of 2013: Will’s Doritos-Free Game Picks Some of the games on the list are there just because they didn’t suck.

Preview: 1954 Alcatraz 2 Electronic Theatre previews the upcoming adventure title, 1954 Alcatraz.



Friday

Minecraft Creator Unaware of Plans to Bring Minecraft to Wii U While Mojang isn’t working on bringing the game to the Wii U, it doesn’t mean 4J isn’t working on it.

Angry Birds Star Wars Console Co-op Review Find out how well the game works as a co-op title.

Nobunaga’s Ambition: Creation Runs at 1080p 60FPS on PS4 The niche strategy title will rock the next-gen stats of 1080p and 60fps… just in case anyone was wondering.

Legends of Eisenwald Preview It’s all about storming the wrong castle. Find out if the game is worth the time-sink.

GTA V City of Paradise Hoaxers Shutdown Their YouTube Services The hoaxers hit a bump in the road.

The Year In Review: Papers, Please One of the most poignant games of the year gets even more praise than it usually does.



Saturday

Best Games of 2013 According to Japanese Devs: The Last of Us Dominates Heck, even Eastern developers love this game.

Naruto Spirit Worldwide Open Beta Goes Live The free-to-play title finally hits the beta stage and it’s now live for interested gamers.

The Character Progression of Destiny Find out what the character progression is like in Destiny.

Fallout 4 Probably Won’t Release in 2014 Well that puts a damper on things, eh?

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z Demo Released Get in some play time with the newest Dragon Ball Z game for the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Criterion Games Working on a new shooter, Possibly Battlefield Well, this is either really good or really bad news, depending on if you like EA milking brands to the point where they thin out and become dried to the bone.

That wraps up this edition of the Gaming Blend Weekly Recap here at Electronic Theatre. You can check out a new video trailer for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX. Enjoy and have a happy new year!




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