Today in Gaming News - August 18, 2011

by Keith Sadler, posted on 18 August 2011 / 1,584 Views

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At Blizzard’s Gamescom press event we learn that Diablo on a console might be a real thing.

Electronic Arts will artificially limit the number of available downloads for Star Wars: The Old Republic. In order to prevent a server crash.

Escape Plan gets a ‘meh’ from Joystiq and a trailer from Gamescom.

Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida says a lot of important things about the PS3 price drop, Media Molecule, Gran Turismo and what’s next for Move.

Rayman Origins gets a new trailer.

Skyrim gets new screenshots, a dog, and confirmation that the game will not use Games for Windows Live DRM system instead will use Steamworks integration.

World of Tanks, Planetside 2, Crusader Kings II, and Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension all have trailers from Gamescom. Also Uncharted 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops' Rezzurection map pack, Payday: The Heist, and World of Battleships. Here’s a trailer from Tera Online, and a dev diary for Resistance 3 Star Fox 64 3D has a new trailer as well. Burnout: Crash has plenty of both in their new trailer.

Modern Warfare 3 details a new ranking system for multiplayer and co-op mode and also has a trailer. Gravity Rush also gets a trailer.

Here is the Battlefield 3 fact sheet, for if you like facts.

The Sims: Social has over 4 million monthly average users only a week after public release.

Portal 2 “Free Challenge Mode” DLC incoming September.

“Notch” says he may have miscalculated choosing Quake as his dueling weapon.

Elevator Action Deluxe! A 28-year-old arcade game gets an HD makeover from Square Enix.

Here’s an early preview of Rise of Nightmares to compliment our own.

Kinect Sports: Season 2 will drop October 28 says Microsoft.

Speaking of Microsoft, 360’s are not getting shafted on shelf space in Japan.

Atari is shuffling things a bit to make ready for this new modern age of ours.

Here’s a Street Fighter X Tekken interview from Gamescom talking about play styles.

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair will hit PSN next month.

NBA 2k12 outlines their greatest of the greats.


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