News: June 2012 Archives

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Tuesdays are always the biggest game release day of the week, and today is no exception, even at this quiet time of year. Read on for the full list of games, including a game with fetishized teenagers killing zombies and another featuring massive space battles...
It's actually been a busy day in gaming news. Sony and Nintendo executives are losing bonus money, Silicon Knights is shedding staff, Majesco reported its quarterly financials and in the year 4,000, the planet is a nuclear wasteland. Read on for links and more items...
The noteworthy item of the day is that Slant Six Games, the studio behind Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City has "temporarily" laid off as many as 26 workers, confirmed by Slant Six.
NintendoNintendo has re-released two GameCube titles for the Wii as "Nintendo Selects" titles. Mario Power Tennis and Pikmin 2, both released on the GameCube, are now in stores and available for the Wii, priced at $20.
The latest news all seems to concern 38 Studios' bankruptcy and Nexon acquiring a stake in NCsoft. Read on for the details...
Today, there are two new PC games available for download. Read on for the full list...
The week of E3 seldom sees many game releases, as all the marketing staff and many others are busy. There are, however, a few games coming out today, particularly the usual Xbox Live Arcade Update. Read on for the full list....
Despite this being the week of E3, there's just not a lot going on... unless you just want to sit around and watch game trailers all day. Perhaps the most interesting news (from a business perspective) is that Microsoft has decided to expand its program offering $99 4GB Xbox 360 consoles with a two-year-payment-contract to some Best Buy and GameStop locations. Other than that, the following games were released today:
For the time being, we're just going to give you quick summaries of the day's news. It's currently E3, so everyone is promoting or previewing games, but there's some news of significance floating around. Still, the most significant news appears to be the distinct lack of significant news coming out of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. Check the summary after the jump for brief details on the announcements and possible studio closures...
Iceberg Interactive and Tripwire Interactive have released the Killing Floor Gold Edition for the PC. The game was originally released around three years ago, but this game of post-apocalyptic, co-operative survival has spawned tons of downloadable content, all of which is included in this new compilation, making for tons of fun for clone-killers.
Take-Two InteractiveRockstar Games, the premier label of Take-Two Interactive, has released Max Payne 3, previously released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, for the PC through retail and digital outlets. Max Payne has come a long way in the last decade, offering another noir-(ish) single-player campaign along with multiplayer competition, combining cover-based shooting with Max Payne's signature bullet-time action. The game takes place several years after the previous games with Payne (addicted to painkillers) protecting a Brazilian mogul and his wife.

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