Fri, Jul 01, 2011 | 13:14 BST
BULLETCAST, July 1 – What you need to know now
Physical media’s not dead, Limbo’s coming to PS3 and PC, Gearbox could have made a Blade Runner game, we now have a VG247 Team Fortress 2 server and I’m going on holiday on Sunday. Happy Friday.
- THQ will publish the Xbox 360 version of The Witcher 2 in the west.
- Physical media will play a role in games “for many years,” Gaikai interactive entertainment head Robert Stevenson has told VG247.
- Playdead CEO Dino Patti has confirmed to VG247 that Limbo will be released on PS3 and PC.
- Up to 146 companies – 36 of which are from overseas – are due to exhibit at TGS.
- Respawn managed to grab 40 Infinity Ward staffers in total.
- Nintendo’s confirmed the line-ups for the rest of the summer and early autumn for Wii and 3DS.
- DC Universe Online has launched an in-game marketplace. You can start running bets on how long it’s going to be before it goes F2P now.
- In a startling edition of What Might Have Been, Gearbox leader Randy Pitchford has revealed the developer once held the Blade Runner license. What? Startling, obviously, until OXM reminded everyone on Twitter earlier that this came to light in 2009. And that we reported on it.
- Infinity Ward has “changed the entire way the killstreak system works” in Modern Warfare 3, according to comms boss Rob Bowling. What?
- Two new dev diaries popped up last night: check out new footage of RAGE and Resistance 3.
- Irrational’s confirmed that the full E3 demo of BioShock Infinite will air on a GameTrailers TV special next Thursday.
- A massive Steam sale went live last night.
- Epic’s released an image of its new foliage tech. This is more exciting than it sounds.
- Red Dead Redemption is to get more DLC.
- Lionhead has a “secret project,” according to Super Molyneux.
- Dead Rising 2: Off the Record will launch on October 11 in the US and October 14 in the UK for PS3, 360 and PC.
- Minecraft beta v1.7 is now out. The update adds piston functionality.
- Having been due for just this summer, the Splinter Cell HD Collection has been delayed until September.
- Bungie Aerospace is an indie mobile publishing initiative. This could have potentially been more exciting.
- Sony’s exec reshuffle this week is important for gamers. Here’s why.
Boom. Have a great weekend!