The Week That Was…

18 Mar 2011  by   John Robertson
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Our weekly round-up of the top news, previews, reviews and features.
The wealth of news at the start of the week dried up somewhat towards the end but, nonetheless, a few gems made their way into our headlines over the past seven days. Not least of which was the cancellation of Sqaure Enix’s promising looking Gun Loco, the never ending court battle between Activision and EA and the delay of Motorstorm Apocalypse. 
This week also saw the small matter of some awards being handed out at something called the videogame BAFTAs.
The week’s top news stories as follows:

New LA Noire screens show the ‘High Life’
Molyneux: New Fable will ‘amaze’
Gun Loco cancelled
Watch the Portal 2 TV spot
Activision vs EA lawsuit approved
Motorstorm Apocalypse delayed in UK
57% of Dragon Age II sales come on 360
Kinect outselling Move 5:1
Videogame BAFTA winners announced
Homefront sales 375,000 on first day
Battlefield 3 – Fault Line Episode 2 trailer
Gears 3 multiplayer to focus on accessibility 
BioWare caught reviewing their own game
THQ shares drop 25%
Blizzard looking at Diablo on consoles
40 year-old women the new hardcore gamer?
Angry Birds guy says console games are ‘dying’

See how good we treat you? To counteract the comparitively slow week of news we did our best to keep you occupied with a host of features. We kicked off our ‘An Evening With’ features by spending time with Killzone 3’s multiplayer and the recently released Defiant Map Pack for Halo: Reach.
We also chat with the men responsible for Gears of War 3 and Homefront as well as correct the wrong decisions made at the videogame BAFTA awards.

Who Should Have Won The Videogame BAFTAs?
An Evening With: Killzone 3 Multiplayer
An Evening With: Halo: Reach – Defiant Map Pack
Homefront Interview w/ David Votypka
Gears of War 3 Interview w/ Rod Fergusson

 

Aside from the largely disappointing Homefront, it was all about RPGs in the reviews section this week with Torchlight coming out as the pick of the bunch.
Reviews:

Fable III: Traitor’s Keep DLC 
Homefront
Two Worlds 2
Torchlight

It’s always a good week when Gears of War is involved, which is why we were so excited to get our grubby little hands on the upcoming beta. If you prefer moustaches over chainsaw-gun weilding mad men then you’ll find comfort in our early look at Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword.
Previews:

Gears of War 3 Multiplayer 
Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword

And, last but not least, our ‘Toilet Game of the Week’ … Okamiden.

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