The Week that Was in Gaming (Nov 29-Dec 6)

We take a look at the happenings in the video game and tech world and bring you a recap of what mattered to us and what we found interesting enough to share:


Around the Web:

THQ to open new studio in Montreal
Yet another studio comes to Canada adding to their already established Vancouver studio and joining the likes of Ubisoft in Montreal
Link: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/todays-paper/expected+open+studio+here/2296428/story.html

Montreal developed Assassin’s Creed II beats sales Forecast
Montreal developed Assassin’s Creed II looks to take a chunk from  Modern Warfare 2’s dominance this holiday.
Link: http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2009/11/26/assassins-creed-sales-expectations.html

Toronto developer Capybara Games reveals next project on the iPHONE
Best known for their runaway hit Critter Crunch most notably for the iPHONE and PSN, in addition to working on a Wiiware game entitled “Heartbeat”, they also revealed their new iPHONE foray together with Jim Guthrie…
Link: http://www.destructoid.com/capybara-s-next-iphone-project-looks-very-intriguing-156645.phtml

Sony to fix Bayonetta for North American PS3 launch
Poor Japan, PS3 owners are rewarded with their nationalism with a crappy port of the Xbox 360 lead of arguably their best game this year with Bayonetta.  However it looks like North American PS3 owners may not suffer the same demise.
Link: http://www.destructoid.com/bayonetta-ps3-getting-fixed-by-sony-before-us-release–156600.phtml

Gran Turismo 5 Time Trial out this year
So there will be some Gran Turismo 5 this year after all…
Link: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/12/announcing-the-gran-turismo-5-time-trial-challenge/

Rumours of Mirror’s Edge 2
One of the most creative and original IPs of 2008 may get a sequel if this lighting artist might have anything to say about it
Link: http://www.joystiq.com/2009/12/01/dice-lighting-artist-lists-mirrors-edge-2-on-portfolio/

Saboteur offer free nudity DLC on day one
Purchasers of the now defunct Pandemic Studios game get an interesting bonus if they buy it day one.
Link: http://kotaku.com/5418003/the-saboteur-offers-day+one-free-nudity-dlc

Microsoft goes ban happy
Ars Technica looks at the lucky job of banning Modern Warfare 2 cheaters from LIVE.
Link: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/12/microsoft-difference-between-cheat-exploit-none-banned.ars


Our Top 5 this past week:

AddictingGames.com launches Tiger Woods Game
https://consolecreatures.wordpress.com/2009/12/04/addictinggames-com-launches-tiger-woods-game/

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Field the Worlds Largest Army
https://consolecreatures.wordpress.com/2009/12/04/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-2-fields-the-world%E2%80%99s-largest-army/

Konami Announces North American release date for Metal Gear: Peace Walker
https://consolecreatures.wordpress.com/2009/12/04/konami-announces-streetdate-for-metal-gear-solid-peace-walker-psp/

Need for Speed: NITRO on Facebook
https://consolecreatures.wordpress.com/2009/12/03/need-for-speed-nitro-launches-new-facebook-game/

Canadian Exclusive Xbox 360 Elite
https://consolecreatures.wordpress.com/2009/12/02/microsoft-announces-canadian-exclusive-xbox-360-elite-special-250-gb-edition/


What we reviewed:

NCAA Basketball 10
https://consolecreatures.wordpress.com/2009/11/29/ncaa-basketball-10-review-xbox360/

Stronghold Collection
https://consolecreatures.wordpress.com/2009/11/29/stronghold-collection-review-pc/

The God of War Collection
https://consolecreatures.wordpress.com/2009/12/03/the-god-of-war-collection-semi-review-ps3/

Nerf N-Strike Elite
https://consolecreatures.wordpress.com/2009/12/04/nerf-n-strike-elite-review-wii/

~ by consolecreatures on December 7, 2009.

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