Today in Gaming News - July 18, 2011 - News

by VGChartz Staff , posted on 18 July 2011 / 1,993 Views

Here’s what’s in the news, today, that you should care about.

Cliffy B says continuing Gears of War 3 is “business 101” Next stupid question, please. Here’s what’s in the Epic Edition.

It’s a mistake to discount a proven formula” says id Software co-founder John Carmack in a recent interview with IndustryGamers.

Wii Play Motion was evidently very difficult to develop.

Avatar Kinect is a collection of chat tools using Kinect to animate your avatar. It may be out as early as July 27.

EA Sports is opening a new studio in Texas. Despite rumors to the contrary, it won’t immediately create 300 jobs. Studios elsewhere will “remain core.” EA Sports is also planning on adding “club specific content” for FIFA ‘12.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 will be released for the U.S. in January 2012. Also, did Squenix just advertise a commercial for Type-0? Squenix’s Comic-Con lineup is here.

Here’s footage from Xenoblade – beta, which still has no U.S. release date.

In a new interview, Tomb Raider’s global brand manager Karl Stewart says that Lara was “losing relevance” in the gaming world.

The Wii U Assassin’s Creed is chronologically later than Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.

Call of Juarex: The Cartel is delayed for development on the PC.


Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary has an incendiary pre-order bonus. It comes with a “Grunt Funeral Skull” which explodes all nearby grunts. You also get ‘Mjolnir’ armor for your avatar.

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D will include some of the best elements of Metal Gear Solid: 4 and Peace Walker.

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is delayed from July 26 to August 16. But, we’re told, “Everything’s fine.”

New Dance Central DLC out tomorrow. Otherwise translated as July 19.

Battlefield 3 will be a new novel by Andy McNab. It’s set to debut October 25, the same day as the game.

 What other news have you found that others should care about?

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