Weekly Wrap-Up: CES 2012 Edition

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Posted January 15, 2012 - By Leah Jackson

Weekly Wrap-UP: CES 2012 Edition

One thing nerds love more than just about anything is all new types of tech to check out and that's why Las Vegas was nerd city this past week thanks to CES 2012 stopping by. The Consumers Electronic Show showcases all of the latest and greatest tech innovations, so of course we went for a visit. We got to check out Project Fiona, Razer's new gaming tablet peripheral, and a whole lot more. Head over to our CES page for all the info.

Before you go, check out our excellent slate of webshows:

  • Feedback: This week on Feedback, Blair and company play video game bulls%#t.
  • The MMO Report: Casey covers the latest MMO news.
  • Sessler's Soapbox: Adam Sessler talks about how much he loves Star Wars: The Old Republic.
  • Fresh Ink: Blair Butler talks the latest and greatest comics.

And now for the news...



  • A THQ release schedule reveals plans for an Ultimate Edition re-release of Homefront before the end of March.
  • Ubisoft confirms a January 24 release date for the Mediterranean Traveller Map Pack coming to Assassin's Creed: Revelations.
  • A new Xbox Live release listing confirms the release of Saints Row: The Third's Genkibowl VII DLC for January 17.
  • Sony's Kaz Hirai confirmed at CES that 500,000 PlayStation Vita units have been sold since its December 17 launch.
  • SteelSeries have revealed their 2012 CES lineup. Take a look at their newest controllers, headsets, and mice.
  • Microsoft confirms a February 1 launch for Kinect for Windows during yesterday's CES 2012 keynote.
  • Team Ninja has released some new Ninja Gaiden 3 multiplayer footage exclusively to G4
  • Read part one of our Saints Row: The Third interview with Producer Greg Donovan And Lead Designer Scott Phillips.
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier has been delayed until May.
  • Bethesda has announced they're going to be addressing the PlayStation 3 Skyrim lag issues later in January.
  • You'll be able to watch movies on the PlayStation Vita through Netflix at launch.
  • Want to get an early taste of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning? Then be sure to check out the demo on January 17.
  • Konami have announced the release date for Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D.
  • The first batch of Modern Warfare 3 DLC will release on January 24, kicking off a nine-month long Content Season.
  • LG Electronics and Gaikai Inc. have announced a strategic partnership that will help bring cloud gaming to your living room.
  • Gaming peripheral company Razer have announced their new gaming mouse, The Razer Naga Hex.
  • Adam returns after the New Year to talk Star Wars: The Old Republic and explain why, in his opinion, it's an MMO unlike any other.
  • Layoffs have hit Rage developers id Software today.
  • At CES 2012, gaming peripheral company Razer unveiled their PC gaming tablet prototype, Project Fiona.
  • Run Roo Run is the next game from Scribblenauts developer 5th Cell.
  • CES 2012 started off with a keynote from Microsoft, read about everything they discussed.
  • A Valve-centric mod has been created using WarioWare.
  • The Final Fantasy 13-2 playable demo is out now on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.
  • The playable demo for Asura's Wrath is ready for download from Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.



  • Jessica Chobot explores the CES 2012 floor and looks at the RAZR MAXX, LG's new fridge with a blast chiller, and the PlayStation Vita. Which o
  • Attack of the Show's Kevin Pereira looks at the new HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook and an iHome iPad dock at CES 2012.
  • Go shawty, it's your birthday and we got you these headphones! 50 Cent shows off his new line of headphones at CES 2012. Check it out
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic game director James Ohlen offers some firsthand insight into next week's content update.
  • 2K has revealed a new format for its third annual $1 million perfect game challenge for MLB 2K12.
  • Attack of the Show Host and technophile Kevin Pereira shares his favorite products and innovations from CES 2012
  • Zipper Interactive's third-person shooter Unit 13 for PlayStation Vita is confirmed for a March 6 release.
  • Mojang releases the v1.1 update for Minecraft today, with features like apple trees, monster eggs and new language options.
  • Origin’s new Genesis PC, a computer so powerful, it bends both space and time.
  • GSC Game World confirms that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is still in development despite cancellation reports last year.
  • Next month Double Fine will release yet another downloabable Xbox Live title for Kinect, called Happy Action Theater.
  • A dedicated team of Minecraft builders puts together an amazing tribute to the NES classic, Punch-Out!!
  • Playing the upcoming demos for Mass Effect 3 and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning unlocks content in the other game.
  • BioWare is adding rewards for neutral players in Star Wars: The Old Republic.
  • Razer's Project Fiona can play Skyrim on ultra high settings.
  • Namco Bandai have announced the release date for FromSoftware Inc.'s Armored Core 5.
  • We took a look at the new Nintendo 3DS game Zen Pinball 3D. Find out what we thought of this portable pinball sim!
  • This iPhone gaming controller prototype is just, well, perfect.
  • Learn all about SWTOR Legacy system with our guide.
  • Steve Johnson previews the upcoming survival adventure game I Am Alive at CES 2012. Find out what he thought of the game!
  • Konami have announced the official release date for not only the Silent Hill HD Collection, but for Silent Hill Downpour and Silent H
  • Casey drops in to discuss the Firefly MMO's second chance, DC Universe Online's 8th content update, and read from Uncle Casey's Mail Bag
  • Grab your flashlight and read our Alan Wake's American Nightmare preview.
  • The Witcher 2 developer, CD Projekt RED, have issued an open letter to the gaming industry regarding piracy.
  • G4 recently had the chance to speak with Hitman: Absolution's Art Director
  • According to the NPD Analysis group, video game sales in 2011 were down 2% compared to 2010.
  • Gears of War 3 DLC "Fenix Rising" will include several multiplayer maps.
  • Microsoft's Xbox 360 came out on top of the console war last year to become the best-selling platform of 2011.
  • Surprise! Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was the best-selling game of 2011 according to the NPD Analysis.


  • The intro cinematic for the PlayStation Vita launch title Touch My Katamari pops up online, weird as ever.
  • Next week, Polyphyny Digital will release a six-car pack and a separate new track DLC for Gran Turismo 5.
  • The newly(-ish) free-to-play City of Heroes: Freedom will soon be getting its first big content update since the change.
  • The latest trailer for Grasshopper Manufacture's Lollipop Chainsaw introduces the game's main villain, Swan.
  • A petition launched to convince Namco Bandai to release a PC port of Dark Souls catches the publisher's attention.
  • CES 2012 showcased some of the latest and greatest technology, but how could those innovations be applied to gaming? Find out!
  • Every week on Feedback we make time to answer your questions.
  • Rumors are floating around about a new Kinect HD, or a Kinect-based set top box for 2012.
Weekly Wrap-Up: CES 2012 Edition


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