The Week That Was…

24 Jun 2011  by   John Robertson
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E3 Awards, Street Fighter, NeverDead, Journey, Dungeon Siege 3, Shadows of the Damned.
This week saw the naming of IncGamers’ E3 2011 Award winners, thatgamecompany’s PS3-exclusive Journey and publisher Electronic Arts coming away with eight of the 14 awards between them.
In other news, despite poor review scores Take-Two Interactive have said that Duke Nukem will return (although in what form is as yet unclear), Google are looking to set-up new service ‘Games for Google’ and 1940s crime-epic L.A. Noire is confirmed for PC.
Our pick of the week’s top news items as follows:

Google looking to enter the games industry
360 is ‘about halfway through’ its lifecycle, says Microsoft
EA and Journey dominate E3 2011 Awards
Take-Two: Duke Nukem will be back
Brink for PC patches, new features included
L.A. Noire confirmed for PC
Gears of War 3 shows off Horde 2.0
Beyond Good & Evil HD coming to PSN next week
FIFA 12 due late September
LulzSec hacker arrested in UK
PS3 hacker prepares for jail time

This week also saw the inaugural outings for two new regular features here on IncGamers. We recall moments from videogame’s past in ‘Memories’, beginning with a look back at Capcom’s brilliantly conceived crossover beat ‘em up Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001.
Our second new feature, ‘The Art of’ kicks off with a look at the concept art and influences behind Eidos Montreal’s upcoming action-RPG Deus Ex: Human Revolution. (Image to the right has been taken from the Human Revolution concept art catalogue.)
 Then there’s also the full list of those E3 2011 winners… 

IncGamers’ E3 2011 Awards: The Winners
The Art of Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Memories: Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium 2001

This week’s selection of reviews and previews are particulary diverse. Obsidian’s dungeon crawler Dungeon Siege III joins the crazy-mad Shadows of the Damned (from Japanese game designers extraordinaire Suda51 and Shinji Mikami) and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition.
Previews this week include our Best Game of E3 2011 winner Journey, Konami’s limb-removing third-person action title NeverDead and Ubisoft’s latest deployment of the ‘Tom Clancy’s’ tag in the form of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.
Reviews

Dungeon Siege 3
Shadows of the Damned
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition

Previews

Journey
NeverDead
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

 

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