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At A Glance: Weekly Roundup 17th - 23rd October 2011

Josh Clark
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At A Glance: Weekly Roundup 17th - 23rd October 2011

Welcome to this belated Dealspwn roundup.  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.


  • XIII Is Coming Back: Remember that last-gen cel-shaded shooter that became the videogame equivalent of Marmite (I love both, by the way)?  Well Anuman Interactive have vowed to revive the long-dead IP, and bring it PCs, Macs, and iOS devices in good time.  Naturally we'll have the latest as and when.
  • Battlefield 3 Pre-Orders Top Two Million: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 vs Battlefield 3.  It's the biggest industry scrap we've seen in quite some time, but it's hard to see there being a loser at the end of it all.  Battlefield 3 has reportedly taken over two million preorders, and stands EA in good financial stead.  Wait, who was the plucky underdog again?
  • Playstation Vita UK Release Date & Price Announced: You're no doubt as eager to get your hands on Sony's miniscule masterpiece of gaming technology as we are.  Unfortunately, it's going to set us all back a considerable amount.  Worth it?  Wouldn't like to say...
  • Feast Your Eyes On The Uncharted 3 Launch Trailer: Occasionally, I'll throw a trailer into these roundups, and when they're as good as this one, I'm happy to do so.  Uncharted 3 is looking fantastic, there's no two ways about it, and this should tide you over until its release.  Did I mention Indiana Jones plays Uncharted? No?  Because he totally does...
  • "FIFA 12 Outselling PES 2012 25:1": We imagined it would be closer than that.  We really did.  But it looks like you guys just love your Fifa.  That, or EA are lying, and who could ever accuse them of that?
  • DICE: We Recommend Installing BF3 On Xbox 360: In a pretty unsurprising turn of events, DICE have said that to really get the benefit of its stunning high-resolution textures, you'll need to install the high-resolution texture pack to your hard drive.  Don't panic if you don't own an Xbox 360 HDD though, it's optional.
  • Pokemon Grey Inbound?: Not had enough  of Pokemon yet (really Felix?)?  Then the registering of Pokemongray.com might interest you.  It's far from confirmed, but it's not a giant leap to imagine that Nintendo will be rubbing their hands with monetary glee behind the scenes.
  • Ezio Confirmed For Soul Calibur V: Your favourite Renaissance slasher is set to return in a much less subtle guise when Soul Calibur hits stores on February 3rd 2012.  We've got a whole heap of material to make you salivate at the prospect until then.
  • Blizzcon 2011 Announcements Round-up: To Cliffy B's eternal envy, Blizzcon is upon us once again, and we've got details of all the movers and shakers that are set to take to the stage and blow our roleplaying socks off.
  • Battlefield 3 Launch Trailer: Two launch trailers in one week.  The Winter gaming season is upon us.  I don't even need to explain myself with this one.  Just have a gander.
  • Modern Warfare 3 Launch Trailer: And in the interests of fairness, here's Activision's final attempt (as if it were needed) at making you want to give them more of your money.  Never let it be said that Dealspwn is bias.

At A Glance: Weekly Roundup 17th - 23rd October 2011Reviews

  • The Cursed Crusade Review: Tom dives headlong into this rubbish excuse for a co-op action game.  A total shambles, with only a few minor accomplishments.  Probably best avoided.
  • Forza Motorsport 4 Review: It's finally here.  The glossiest racer you'll play this year (save for a certain other contender), Forza 4 turns out to be as good as you always hoped it would be.
  • Dungeon Defenders Review: Despite the odd flaw here and there, Jon finds out that Dungeon Defenders is a risk-gone-right, and urges you to check it out, immediately.
  • Guardian Heroes HD Review: One of gaming's biggest beat-em-ups gets the HD treatment, with spectacular results.  Though the art direction could've done with a bit of a tidy, the combat is as slick as ever, and really, what else do you need from a brawler?
  • Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Hands-On Preview: Brendan finds out that everything people loved from Uncharted 2's multiplayer mode has been expanded upon, and enriched.  Not only will you be receiving a doubtlessly top-notch single-player campaign this November, but you're in for a hell of an online experience too.
  • Guild Wars 2 PvP Hands-On Preview: Could this be the game that finally topples WoW's iron grip on the MMO?  If their PvP mode is anything to go by... maybe?  It's certainly looking impressive, and the combat is wholly satisfying.  We'll bring you more as we get to play it.
  • Just Dance 3 Kinect Review: It might be Dance Central that made Matt and Jon internet celebrities, but they're not averse to moonwalking outside of the cardboard box and trying something a little different.  Jon shimmies into Just Dance 3 and finds it to be just the thing for a drunken gathering.  Or a sober gathering, if you're Matt and Jon.
  • Football Manager 2012 Review: Eustwas braves the ever-present threat of crippling videogame addiction to bring you a Football Manager 2012 review.  It's Football Manager; if you loved them before, you'll love this now.
  • Dead Rising 2: Off The Record Review: Tom waxes lyrical about his unabashed love for Frank West, and just about manages to tell us how much fun DR2: Off the Record is in between.
  • Uncharted 3 Hands-On Preview: It's a biggie: our hands-on preview of Uncharted 3.  Is it awesome?  Of course it's awesome.  Will we be bringing you a gosh-darn review as soon as we can?  Of course we will.
  • Huespace Review: Huespace is the most retro game you'll see outside of a car-boot sale.  Jon, nostalgic as he is, appreciates that as much as anyone here at Dealspwn.  But Huespace might just have crossed that line between retro and basic.  Still, it's worth checking out for the old-school feel, even if it does frustrate after a while.
  • Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Review: I almost feel like leaving it at the fantastic title.  In fact, I will;  Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is good.  Check out Brendan's review for the details.

At A Glance: Weekly Roundup 17th - 23rd October 2011


  • David Brown's Free Play | A Tactical Lunchbox Of Tricks: Ever dismantled a lunch box?  Didn't think so.  David's headlining game might just be a taste of something new for you.  And if that doesn't tickle your fancy, why not try Brine, which harks back to the submersive (is that a word?) days of Ecco the Dolphin.  They're free, so why on Earth not?
  • Top Ten Tuesdays | Video Game Betrayals: Okay own up.  Who broke Matt's heart recently?  You've only gone and made him relive ten of the most painful betrayals in gaming.  It's okay Matt, we're here for you.  For now...
  • Blast From The Past | Quake II: Jon explains why Quake II is one of the greatest shooters ever made, and I absolutely agree with every word.  If you need any more convincing that id's follow-up to Quake is totally badass, check out the opening cinematic.  Incredible.
  • Xbox Live Indie Games: Another Year Of Miserable Microsoft Mismanagement?: Jon laments Microsoft's (and the gaming public's) attitude towards its indie developers in this stern telling-off of the company that claims to support the little guy.  Let 'em have it Jon.

At A Glance: Weekly Roundup 17th - 23rd October 2011

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