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Weekly Wrap-Up: Are We Ready For Next-Gen?

Nikole

Posted August 12, 2012 - By Nikole Zivalich

Microsoft's Xbox 360 Becomes The Best-Selling Console Of 2011

Next-gen console rumors are everywhere! We know their must be new consoles on the horizon, but we don't know when. Earlier this week Microsoft denied a new Xbox, but job listing suggest the "Xbox 720" will be released within the next 18 months. Nintendo's next console is raising some questions too. Will the Wii U be delayed in Europe ?

And now for the news...

Monday

  • References to 'next-gen Source 2' found in Valve's Source Filmmaker code!
  • An apparently leaked screenshot suggests that Ubisoft is working on a Prince of Persia reboot with a newly redesigned protagonist.
  • EA Sports expands its annual Season Ticket subscription offer with the promise of free premium DLC for subscribers.
  • The Behemoth reveals the details for 2012's Castle Crashers Tournament of Champions!
  • Sony confirms plans to release PlayStation Collections packs for God of War and Infamous in the coming weeks.
  • In an interview, a Microsoft General Manager seems to have confirmed the Next-Gen Xbox.
  • A Diablo 3 player has earned more than $10,000 through the real-money auction house.
  • Board games based on Zynga games are coming out.
  • Riot Games has announced the League of Legends Championship Series.
  • The Mars rover Curiosity's navigation system is like a video game, according to NASA.
  • Rise of the Triad, the PC classic, is being remade and released as a downloadable title.
  • We love mods, they're silly, they're creative, and they're often violent. This GTA 4 mod is all three.
  • Assassin's Creed 3 will not have a multiplayer beta according to Ubisoft.
  • The Gears of War trilogy is the staple third person shooter
  • Check out what you'll be donating to this week in Nerdsourcing.
  • Check out what games we can't wait to play when we get our hands on the Oculus Rift.
  • Diablo 3 hero profiles are now available.
  • Saints Row: The Third -- Enter The Dominatrix was originally announced as an expansion.
  • Amazon is officially in the game making business thanks to their first social game, Living Classics.
  • Some Black Mesa: Source gameplay has been leaked.
  • United Front Games will be joining us tomorrow to play through a healthy big of Sleeping Dogs. Have any burning questions?

Tuesday

  • THQ reveals new features for Darksiders 2, including a New Game+ mode and an arena mode called The Crucible.
  • Mojang's Markus "Notch" Persson confirms that he'd like to see Minecraft and his upcoming 0x10c support the Oculus Rift headset.
  • LittleBigPlanet Karting's release date has been announced.
  • Bohemia Interactive confirms plans to develop the Arma 2 zombie survival mod DayZ as a standalone game.
  • The Ouya console will support the open-source XBMC media player and the free TuneIn streaming radio service.
  • The latest dev diary from Gearbox Software for Aliens: Colonial Marines looks at how the game expands on the lore from the movies.
  • Check out our hands-on preview of Doom 3: BFG Edition.
  • Developer Bungie is looking for play testers for an unnamed future project.
  • Star Wars 13 is "not for psychopaths," according to LucasArts.
  • Beyond Good & Evil HD is coming to Xbox 360 this September.
  • Iron Brigade, the game formerly known as Trenched, has been announced for the PC.
  • Mafia 3 is currently in production for the next generation of consoles, according to a 2k Games source close to Eurogamer.cz.
  • This Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 multiplayer video is filled with all sorts of future tech.
  • Microsoft has clarified that a new Xbox has not been confirmed by the company.
  • Find out if the newest Xbox headset is worth your dough in this week's Tech Junkie.
  • In Darksiders 2, Death has a bone to pick with whoever pinned the apocalypse on his brother, War.
  • Masahiro Sakurai, the game director behind Super Smash Bros Wii U, recently spoke about what gamers can expect.
  • LEGO Legend of Zelda The Ocarina of Time could potentially be one of the greatest action-adventure titles ever conceived.
  • We talk to Fatal1ty about how to get into pro gaming and the future of eSports.
  • Zelda meets the wild west in The Game Station's "Fistful of Rupees."
  • Amazon Canada has posted a few images of game boxart for Wii U titles.
  • Check out this fan-made Portal 2 video.
  • Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game will add online multiplayer via DLC
  • We get to check out Guns of Icarus Online, the multiplayer steampunk
  • Check out this Spartan Laser video from Halo 4.
  • Improvements and fixes are coming to Minecraft for the 360.

Wednesday

  • As promised, Codemasters releases the announcement trailer for the racing game sequel Grid 2, coming in 2013.
  • The Xbox 360 Achievements list for Capcom's Resident Evil 6, coming on October 2, 2012, is now posted online.
  • Mojang's Carl Manneh reveals that 4J Studios' Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is currently selling at a rate of more than 17,000 per day.
  • Naughty Dog's v1.13 update for Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception adds a wide assortment of new cosmetic items, a Tournament System, and
  • Zen Studios confirms a September 4, 2012 release for Zen Pinball 2 along with plans to reveal a new table based on a PopCap game at P
  • Ubisoft has confirmed that the Wii U box art that hit the net is legit.
  • Hybrid's launch has been marred by not-working servers.
  • Detailed Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 single player, multiplayer, weapons, and zombie info has leaked.
  • Script information hidden in Mass Effect 3's Extended Cut DLC hints to more changes to the scenes leading up to the ending.
  • Valve has announced that Steam is going to be "expanding beyond games" starting September 5.
  • It looks like upcoming stealth game Thief 4 will be a next-gen game.
  • Find out what everyone in LA has been raving about when Gallery 1988 invades New York City.
  • Persona 5 is in development according to Andriasang'
  • PC gamers will get some cool enhancements to Sleeping Dogs.
  • Key Developers of Bioshock Infinite have left Irrational Games.
  • We wrap up everything you need to know before you decided to support the OUYA Kickstarter.
  • The Matrix has been remade in the Source Filmmaker by Youtube user LiveCurious95.
  • We talk to artist Zac Gorman about his work and his love of gaming.
  • Papo & Yo has a release date.
  • Over $2 billion has been spent on video game content in the U.S. between April and June 2012.

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