Video Game Roundup Vol. 4

New Games

-One of the most highly anticipated games of this year was Borderlands 2, and it didn’t disappoint. It garnered rave reviews from both publications and gamers alike. It received Metacritic user ratings of 8.3 and 8.5 on the Xbox 360 and  PS3 respectively, and Metascores of 90/100 and 91/100 for the same consoles. Playing with a group of people is the bread and butter for this game though, if each of you represent a different class. The story is great, the gameplay is familiar for those who played the first, and the cell shading graphics are still unique to the series.

FIFA 13 is always the most popular sports game in the world year in and year out. Its Metascores of 90/100 and 88/100 for the 360 and PS3 are to be expected, but the user rating were somewhat average. The 360 got a 5.5 and the PS3 got a 6.5, with most of the negative reviews complaining about the First Touch Control system saying that the best players like Messi shouldn’t have any trouble controlling the ball on a pass like a lesser player would. The positive reviews praised the FTC though, so you can choose which one to believe yourself.

News & Rumors

  • The Xbox 360 received a $50 price cut at Gamestop
  • Sony wants to make a PS Move controller that can get hot and cold
  • Next years Madden could include the actual NFL referees
  • Halo 4 has been leaked online
  • Rumor: Valve is working on an open-world space game called Stars of Barathrum
  • Rockstar is releasing Rockstar Games Collection: Edition 1 on November 6 for PS3 and 360. It will include Red Dead Redemption, LA Noire, Midnight Club: Los Angeles Complete Edition, and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City.
  • GTA V will be the cover title for Game Informers December issue
  • Sony’s redesigned PS Store launches on October 17
  • Cliff Bleszinski (Gears of War) has left Epic Games

Upcoming Games of October (with some help from user 85Bears4life)

  • Dance Central 3– October 16- 360
  • Medal of Honor: Warfighter– October 23- 360, PC, PS3, WiiU
  • Killzone Trilogy– October 23- PS3
  • Forza Horizon– October 23- 360
  • Assassins Creed III– October 30- 360, PC, PS3, WiiU
  • Assassins Creed III: Liberation- October 30- PSVita
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted– October 30- 360, Droid, iOS, PC, PS3, PSVita
  • Sports Champions 2– October 30- PS3
  • LEGO Lord of the Rings– October 30- 360, 3DS, DS, PC, PS3, PSVita, Wii

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