Today in Gaming News - August 4, 2011

by Keith Sadler, posted on 04 August 2011 / 3,326 Views

Is the video games industry headed for unionization? Gamasutra’s newest op-ed explores the issue.

Anthony Burch is the man behind the pen crafting the Borderlands 2 story. Watch their videos. In other news, is Ash single?

Rumor has it that Team Bondi is shopping for a buyer. Have working conditions forced them to merge?

Yet another DLC map pack for Black Ops is incoming.

Fans of Ikaruga would do well to check out this trailer for Kyotokei. It’ll be available as Wii ware August 11 for 500 wii points.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact has a new, Japanese language demo for your PSP. It includes one level and a taste of tag tournament. It’ll be available in North America on October 11.

Konami’s reporting a small but measurable jump in sales for Q1 due in part to their Japanese social games.

Gran Turismo 5 has a new seasonal event available featuring Mazda MX-5 sports cars.

The Sims Social has a new developer diary here.

World of Warcraft has been losing players since the beginning of 2011.

Here are the Street Fighter X Tekken panels from EVO 2011.

The Dark Meadow is the creepiest trailer I’ve seen all day. It’s a first person iOS game powered by Unreal.

Here is a poem about the mayor of Metro City. It’s pretty awesome.

Here’s a new trailer for Transformers Universe.

It turns out Rocksmith isn’t just an awesome game, it’s a rock group as well. Fight!

Here’s a new Tales of Xillia featuring Milla and the proper use of “Grown Up Points.”

League of Legends’ new mode is called Dominion which is very similar to capture the flag. Best news: it’ll be free. Here’s a preview.

Sony says that 3D is incredibly cheap to implement. "In some cases we've had titles where 3D has been half a per cent of overhead,"

Pro Evolution Soccer sales have passed $70 million.

Here’s a trailer for Namco-Bandai’s 3DS simulation Brave Company.

Seems that Rambo’s going to be a video game now.

Jason Bateman and Will Arnett (from Arrested Development) have a production company called DumbDumb Productions which will be making exclusive content for Call of Duty: Elite.

Prey 2’s second developer diary focuses on the music.

Resistance 2 has a new trailer, centered on New York.

The Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty demo is now a ‘Starter Pack’ which allows anyone with a Battle.net account free access to the first four missions of the game.

Battlefield 3 will not be coming to Steam. In other Steam news, they’ll be giving the keynote address at the London Games Conference.

Team Fortress 2 gets another update, adding “Bethesda-related” items to the game.

Microsoft is planning a string of indie motion-controlled games for Xbox LIVE Arcade.


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1 Comments

Hephaestos (on 05 August 2011)

nice that sony says 3D is cheap to implement... it's no news though. Any PC game on which the refresh rate isn't fixed, can be put in 3D with the push of a button... only drawbacks are bloom and reflection effects (water) that just don't work with 3D.