The Week That Was… (ending 30/10/11)

30 Oct 2011  by   Paul Younger
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Uncharted 3 and Battlefield 3 reviews, as well as the announcement of Grand Theft Auto V.
It’s been a huge week for reviews. The mega-releases that are Uncharted 3 and Battlefield 3 get put through their paces, do they live up to their billing? 
We’ve also got reviews for the MDK 2 HD reworking, Serious Sam: The Random Encounter and Might and Magic: Heroes VI. There’s surely something in their that interests you…
Seeing as it’s Halloween, we also decided to do the list ‘thing’ and give you 6(66) of the best options to keep you occupied over the ghostly period.
Oh, and we’ve also got hands-on previews with Saint’s Row: The Third’s ‘Whored Mode’ and Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer. Hint: we love Whored Mode, Mass Effect 3 we’re less excited about now that we’ve actually played it.
Image taken from Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.
Key articles this week include:

Defining a generation; Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception [Review]
Beauty and the beast: Battlefield 3 [Review]
Hero of the galaxy: MDK 2 HD [Review]
The byte-sized Serious Sam: The Random Encounter [Review]
Turning bases in Might and Magic: Heroes VI [Review]
Dead in 60 seconds: The War of the Worlds [Review]
Balls deep in Saints Row: The Third’s Whored Mode [Preview]
We’re not so sure about the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer [Preview]
6(66) of the best horror games for Halloween 2011 [Feature]

The biggest bombshell of the week was surely Rockstar’s announcement of Grand Theft Auto V. Aside from an image of the game’s logo, no info was given but we can expect a trailer on Wednesday which should hopefully shed some light on the lead protagonist and setting.

Elsewhere, Nintendo announce incredible losses of over $927 million – a position the publisher/developer/platform holder is not used to given their success this generation. BioWare also confirmed that multiplayer DLC (as well that for single player) will feature in Mass Effect 3, Steam and Gamersgate announce Halloween sales, we detail the Nightwing DLC for Batman: Arkham City and EA/Sony backtrack on their promise to give PS3 Battlefield 3 purchasers a free copy of Battlefield 1943.
 Big news stories of the week as follows: 
News

BioWare confirm Mass Effect 3 multiplayer DLC
Grand Theft Auto V announced
Nintendo reports losses of $927 million
Portal 2’s level creator looks super easy
Blizzard CEO apologises for anti-gay BlizzCon slurs
Steam, Gamersgate launch Halloween sales
DRM issues block new Darkspore players
Mocking the craft: new Magicka expansion announced
Nightwing DLC detailed for Batman: Arkham City
Today on the EU PlayStation store (26/10/11)
Today on Xbox Live (26/10/11)
Skyrim’s PC requirements revealed
New XIII game is ‘an interactive story’
Liars! Battlefield 3 on PS3 doesn’t include Battlefield 1943
Batman: Arkham City ships 4.6 million units in first week

 

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