It's been a busy week for gamers, with two long-awaited video game demos, for the role-playing game Dragon Age 2 and the strategy Total War: Shogun 2, finally going live, and we have Demo Look articles for both of them, detailing our early impressions of the games.
We also have a One Hour With article
and a Quick Look
at Killzone 3, the first-person shooter from Guerrilla Games that is exclusive for the PlayStation 3.
We also have Quick Look
and first Diary for Bulletstorm
And if one likes to read, we also have a Weekend Reading
piece that talks about the recent rumors that Activision might be interested in picking up Take Two and Grand Theft Auto developers Rockstar and an EndWeekGame
about our gaming time for the weekend.
And, of course, we also have a selection of the news that was important in the last week.
On Monday, Gran Turismo 5
received yet another patch, with the added option of allowing gamers to experience the B-Spec mode while using a PC connected to the Internet, and BioWare talked about the demo for Dragon Age
, saying that 1 million downloads will lead to item unlocks for all those who get the full game.
On Tuesday, BioWare was again in the spotlight, with the patch notes for the PlayStation 3 version of Mass Effect 2
showing gamers that future download content plans the developer says, and Duke Nukem Forever
has been revealed as having a fun, engaging multiplayer element.
On Wednesday, the developers at Guerrilla Games talked about how the PS3 can support the development of Killzone 4
, even if the third game in the series was just launched, and Ubisoft offered information about the PC version of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
, saying that it will not have a restrictive DRM system.
On Thursday, fans of the Bulletstorm first-person shooter offered a fix
for PC-based graphics issues that plagued the game while DICE and Electronic Arts talked about how Battlefield 3
will get maps from the previous game in the series, remade with the Frostbite 2 engine.
On Friday, we found out the launch date for Fable III on the PC
while a Dragon Age 2
developer talked about the barriers to entry for role-playing games.