The Last Word: October 18-22

Posted on October 10, 2010

This week saw a bevy of content, including a Dan Houser Q&A, Fallout: New Vegas review, and all the latest from BlizzCon 2010.

The past week has seen a cornucopia of news, previews, videos, and reviews at GameSpot. The latter category has been particularly productive, with write-ups of such high-profile games as DJ Hero 2, Vanquish, and Fallout: New Vegas surfacing. The newsdesk was busy with preemptive game reveals, sales milestones, and the latest from BlizzCon 2010. Previews also had a big week, having had the rare opportunity to chat with Rockstar Games creative guru Dan Houser.

THE LAST WORD: OCTOBER 18-22

NEW RELEASES

Shippin’ Out: Oct 17-23: Fallout: New Vegas, Kirby’s Epic Yarn, DJ Hero 2, EA Sports MMA
Costume Quest invades PSN

Super Meat Boy cuts up XBLA this week

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest travels to Virtual Console

Big in Japan Oct. 11-17: Kirby’s Epic Yarn

NEWS

It was a mixed bag of news this week, with headlines ranging from prospective new games to hardware watersheds. The latter happened when Sony announced the PlayStation Move had shipped 1 million units during its first 30 days on the market in the Western Hemisphere. The former happened not once, but thrice, with Remedy revealing a new AAA Xbox 360 game, Wipeout developer Sony Liverpool unmasking a new racer, and EA confirming a new Command & Conquer title is en route. Other highlights include Fallout: New Vegas patches, Kinect marketing budgets, Medal of Honor sales, and the latest from BlizzCon 2010 in Anaheim, California.

Diablo III’s demon hunter unmasked at BlizzCon 2010 opening ceremony

Blizzard goes Demon Hunting

New Command & Conquer incoming

Kinect launching with 17 titles in Nov.

30 million Steam-ed

First Fallout: New Vegas DLC to be Xbox 360-exclusive

Microsoft to spend $500M on Kinect marketing – Report

Wii gets Netflix native app

Remedy working on new ‘AAA’ Xbox 360 proje

Medal of Honor tops 1.5M worldwide, gets free DLC

Assassin’s Creed creative director founding THQ Montreal studi

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood sets Ubisoft preorder record

Civilization V Mac-bound this holiday

Halo: Reach #1 US game SKU of 2010 – NPD

Fallout: New Vegas patches arrive

Medal of Honor scores $100 million in 5 days

Sony Move-s 1 million in the Americas

Mario anniversary bundles, Wii Remote Plus coming Nov.

Q&A: Gaming hits the Supreme Court

PREVIEWS

This week, the GameSpot Previews team continued its coverage of Red Dead Redemption’s Undead Nightmare expansion. In a Q&A with Rockstar’s Dan Houser, the publisher’s VP of creative said, “We wanted the game world to feel like a 1970s movie set in which by day people shot a serious revisionist Western, and by night some maniacs invaded the studio and filmed a somewhat insane horror movie using the same sets and cast.” The team also posted a new preview for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood detailing the first few hours of the game. And in Nintendo news, there are new previews for Golden Sun: Dark Dawn and Disney’s Epic Mickey as well.

Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare Q&A

Diablo III Hands-On – The Demon Hunter

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood Hands-On – The First Hours

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn Hands-On

Disney’s Epic Mickey Updated Hands-On

REVIEWS

It’s been a great week on the reviews front, as a number of the editors’ most anticipated games arrived both at the office and on store shelves. We also welcomed a new reviewer to the in-house team, Carolyn Petit, who after freelancing for us for around two years earned her stripes with Wednesday’s review of Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes. Next week you can look forward to reviews of Fable III, Rock Band 3, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, The Sims 3 on consoles, and Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, to name but a few. For right now though, here’s what we’ve been working on this past week, just in case you missed anything:

Arcania: Gothic 4 (X360) Review

Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland
(PS3) Review

Costume Quest (PS3, X360) Review

DJ Hero 2 (X360) Review

EA Sports MMA (PS3, X360) Review

Fallout: New Vegas (PS3, X360) Review

Fallout: New Vegas (PC) Review

FIFA Soccer 11 (Wii) Review

John Daly’s ProStroke Golf (PS3) Review

Lionheart: Kings’ Crusade (PC) Review

Lost Planet 2 (PC) Review

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes (PS3, Wii) Review

Super Meat Boy (X360) Review

Vanquish (PS3, X360) Review

VIDEO

The GameSpot Live team had a busy week in reviews. Kevin VanOrd gave you the low down on Vanquish and Fallout: New Vegas, Justin Calvert grappled with EA Sports MMA, Tom Mc Shea splatters his way through Super Meat Boy and Giancarlo Varanini played hide-and-seek with Costume Quest. GameSpot also got to sit down with Daniel Sussman from Harmonix for an episode of Behind the Games. Today On The Spot featured games like God of War: Ghost of Sparta, The Sims 3 on consoles, Sonic Free Riders on Kinect and more! To round out the week, Justin Calvert and Sophia Tong brought you Now Playing with the first hour of Fable III.

Vanquish Video Review

Fallout: New Vegas Video Review

Super Meat Boy Video Review

EA Sports MMA Video Review

Costume Quest Video Review

GameSpot Presents: Now Playing – Fable III

Rock Band 3 Pro Mode: Guitar Controllers Video

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The Last Word: October 18-22” was posted by Tor Thorsen on Fri, 22 Oct 2010 20:02:51 -0700

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