Tue, Jul 26, 2011 | 22:11 BST
US News Wrap, July 26 – What happened today
The workday in the US is coming to a close, at least, for those of us on the east coast. Those on the other side of the Rockies don’t count. They’re still at work, and we laugh at their misfortune. Chuckle along with us after the break as you get refreshed on what happened during our shift.
- League of Legends: Season One surpass 15M registrations, over 1.4M daily players
- Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino gives a video message to overseas fans
- Garry’s Mod moves over 1 million lifetime
- New Xbox 360 wireless headset with Bluetooth and 360 media remote announced
- Bear necessities being added to Kinectimals this autumn
- Battlefield 3: DICE discusses multiplayer differences between console and PC
- From Dust reviews round-up, launch trailer and screens
- GAME now has digital offerings in 1,200 stores
- Quick Quotes: Kinect 2 is already here thanks to software innovation, says RARE
- EA Sports: NCAA Football 12 moves 700,000 copies in two weeks
- Double Dragon 2 revamp Wander of the Dragons hitting XBLA in September
- Coming soon to XBLM: Mass Effect 2 and MS Studios add-on sales, more
- Report – Xbox Soho working on “family entertainment games”
- PopCap CEO: “Every indication is, that EA like us as we are”
- Uncharted 3 panel at Comic-Con videoed
- Tuesday Shorts II: Phantasy Star, FFT-0, Sims, MSP, Humble Bundle
- THQ’s holding a 50% off sale on PSN
- Quick Quotes: Epic on giving credit where credit is due
- US PS Store update: DA2 Legacy, Homefront, BTTF, DW7
Riot Games has announced the end of Season One for League of Legends, which garnered over 15 million registrars, 4 million active players per month, and 1.4 million log-ins a day.
Level-5 International America Inc. recently opened its doors, and now the firm has sent word its has launched a corporate website as well as a Twitter and Facebook page.
The title is self-explanatory, and we couldn’t be happier for Newman.
The headset looks rather swank, but in all honesty, we have too many remotes as it stands.
Bears are invading Kinectimals this fall, and we just can’t stop going “squeee”.
DICE studio head Patrick Bach has said the firm has to make a few concessions with the console multiplayer in Battlefield 3, due to quality concerns.
Reviews for From Dust seem rather positive, and you can’t deny it’s gorgeous.
GAME has announced the availability of in-store digital games in 1,200 of its worldwide stores, after a successful trial at its UK locations. Mainly reland, France, Spain, Scandinavia and Australia.
Not as quotable as the holodeck bit from his Develop speech, but still, it’s nice to know the Kinect hardware is staying the same for a while.
The firm also released some interesting stats on the title as well. No word though on how many mascots got into fist fights on the the field, though.
“Wander” no more. The 3D remake of Double Dragon 2: The Revenge is set for September release on XBLA.
Microsoft has issued a list of what to expect on its XBLM between now and August 4. Here’s a hint: lots of DLC sales!
Word around the block has it the Xbox Soho studio in London is working on Kinect games.
PopCap CEo seems pleased that the EA of “four years ago” that “was arrogant and didn’t really give a shit about games,” is not the same EA that just paid $750 million for the firm.
One is an eight-minute highlight video, the other is the entire thing. Pick your poison based on the amount of time you can spare.
The usual small fry, this time with a sexy lady cheerleader.
A really nice PSN sale going on between now and August 1.
Epic president Mike Capps has said giving people proper credit in a videogame is only right, no matter the amount of time worked on it. We agree.
Sony has updated the PS Store for North America. Legacy, Homefront, Dynasty Warriors 7, it’s all good.