This Week in News: Week of 3/11-3/17
Here is all the news you might have missed this week.
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Lone Survivor Release Date
Lone Survivor, a 2D game by Superflat Games and one of my highest anticipated titles of 2012, will be released on the 27th of this month! The game will be available for $10, but for $50 you can get the First Aid edition, which includes the OST, a short game dubbed LS3D, and additional bonus materials.
Diablo III News
After far, far too long, Blizzard has finally given us the answer we have been asking for: Diablo III finally has a release date! May 15th of this year (yes, that’s right, THIS year), we will finally get our greasy mitts on the highly addictive third entry of the series. To guarantee your copy, you can either pre-purchase now on or subscribe to a year of World of Warcraft.
Also, Blizzard has revealed that PvP mode in Diablo 3 has not been living up to their high standards and that they need more time to fine tune it. They will NOT be delaying the game’s release, saying that campaign and co-op is nearly complete, and PvP will be enabled at a later date.
Wasteland 2 Funded by Kickstarter
With thirty days left until completion, Wasteland 2 is already more than adequately funded with $1,278,464 pledged of its original $900,000 goal. $1.5 million will guarantee the game will see a Mac and Linux release of the spiritual prequel to the Fallout series.
Adventure Time returning!
What time is it? Adventure Time! Adventure Time returns with its fourth season on Monday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) OH MY GLOB YOU GUYS.
XBLA Cheevos are a-changing
XBLA game achievements will increase from 200 to 400 points and up to 30 achievements starting next month (at the discretion of the developer). All games released June will be required to follow this new standard.
New TMNT Movie Release
Paramount has announced the release date for their latest attempt to revive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in movie form: December 25, 2013, and will it be a christmas present or a lump of coal in your stocking?
Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition
Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition will feature some new content made by former BG staff and the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion as well. Wipe any concern you have about the new version using a later version of the D&D rules, as 2nd edition rules will still apply. Baldur’s Gate 2: EE (also including its expansion will happen at a later date.
Set for a Summer 2012 release date
Free game for PS Vita Owners (in the US and Canada)
PS Vita owners: don’t forget to download MotorStorm RC, free for a limited time (if you don’t mind a Scion iQ advertcar addition)
TBS has greenlit the new unscripted competition series King of the Nerds, hosted by two of the stars of the movie Revenge of the Nerds, Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong. Basically, It’s a competition to see who is the Nerdiest Nerd in all of Nerdom. No word on if Ogre beats up the losers in the competition.