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At A Glance: Weekly Roundup 10th - 16th October 2011

Josh Clark
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At A Glance: Weekly Roundup 10th - 16th October 2011

Trawling through blogs can be time consuming, so we thought we’d make it even easier by rounding up the hottest headlines, the most delicious deals and fantastic features each week in a handy, low-fat look at the previous seven days.


  • Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Confirmed: We've long suspected that multiplayer would be making its way to the Mass Effect universe, and now it's official; we'll be teaming up with our friends to take on the scourge of the galaxy.
  • Silent Hill Downpour Delayed: No longer reaching our shores at the end of this year, Konami's latest pant-stainer will be delayed until Q2 of next year.
  • Nightwing DLC Bundle Confirmed for Arkham City: Want another Arkham City reveal?  Didn't think so, but you're having it anyway.  Nightwing will be fully playable in Arkham's challenge maps and available from November 1st.  You're welcome.
  • "93,000 PSN Accounts Compromised": And just when you thought we'd heard the last of those dastardly hackers, they strike again.  Credit card details haven't been taken, but as Carl points out, changing your password might be wise.  Oh, and apparently its not Sony's fault.
  • Microsoft Obtain Twisted Pixel: Microsoft has taken the studio responsible for Splosion Man and The Maw under its wing for an undisclosed sum.  Expect Kinect-related madness to ensue.
  • New South Park Game Announced: You might not be surprised to know that South Park is still going strong, but that success seems to extend to their interactive offerings, with a new XBLA title being announced.
  • Deus Ex DLC Dated And Priced: I'm still making my way through Human Revolution, but Eidos are tired of waiting for me, and have announced that the first batch of DLC will be available on Tuesday 18th, and cost 1200 Microsoft Points, or £8.99 on PSN.
  • The Sun: Games Give Kids Dementia: This statement is exactly as outlandish as it sounds.  Not even sure why I'm including this, just thought you might fancy a laugh.
  • Microsoft: "Xbox Live has NOT Been Compromised: It's Microsoft's turn to defend their corner against the ever-present threat of hackers, with rumours circulating that Xbox Live accounts had been hacked to buy Fifa DLC.  Microsoft insist that there's no problem at their end, people smell a conspiracy yadda yadda...

At A Glance: Weekly Roundup 10th - 16th October 2011


  • OnLive Impressions: Carl gives us his impressions on the new OnLive service.  Is it as impressive as we've heard?  Matt counters with his own take on the service.
  • NBA 2K12 Review: David pulls on the baggiest of his shorts and takes to the court in NBA 2K12.  A perfect ten, this is a title every sports fan needs to own.
  • Starhawk Single Player Preview: Brendan gets hands-on with the game that's had us all in a fluster since it was first announced, and is pleased to report that it's shaping up to be every bit as enjoyable as we'd hoped.
  • Blocks That Matter Review: Jon gives us his verdict on one of recent indie gaming's most imaginative titles, assigning it a very respectable eight out of ten.
  • Blackwell Deception Review: As a point and click enthusiast, Blackwell Deception caught my attention.  Thankfully, Jon's review has convinced me that BD is well worth parting with my cash for.  A near-perfect nine out of ten.
  • Defenders Of Ardania Hands-On Preview: Jon experiences the tower-defence-RTS mash-up that is Defenders of Ardania.  Visually striking and technically solid, it's looking very promising for those that want something a little different from their tower defence games.
  • Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Review: Who can honestly say they've never dreamt of being a fighter pilot?  Not me, and Project Aces are dedicated to letting us live out that particular fantasy with Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, a solid if imperfect entry in their arcade aerial combat series.
  • Desktop Dungeons Beta Preview: Jon leaves the confines of his gaming dungeon just long enough to bring you his impressions of Desktop Dungeons, which has now entered the beta stage, and won over a special place in Jon's heart.  One to watch.

At A Glance: Weekly Roundup 10th - 16th October 2011Features

  • David Brown's Free Play: International arms dealers and spacebar-mashing this week as intrepid Internet explorer David searches out the best (and not-so-best) free online titles for you.
  • Buyer's Guide | FIFA 12 vs. PES 2012: It's the eternal question:  Fifa or PES?  Well now Matt is here to break down the good and the bad from both of this year's offerings and help you make up your mind.
  • Blast From The Past | Panzer Dragoon Saga: And last but by no means least, Jon gushes over what is undoubtedly one of the forgotten classics of gaming, and now rare as hell thanks to the fall of the Saturn and SEGA's ability to lose source code.

At A Glance: Weekly Roundup 10th - 16th October 2011

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