Weekly Roundup: December 2 – The future’s so bright
Weekly Roundup compiles all the biggest news stories, reviews and features from the week into one handy post on the weekends.
Another week of Xbox Live Arcade brought to a close. It’s been a relatively quiet one, compared to the mad dash of last week’s seasonal sales. Though there isn’t much to write home about in terms of marquee XBLA titles, there’s quite a bit to look forward to in the coming weeks and months on Xbox Live Arcade. With so many big games coming down the pipe, what are you looking forward to getting your hands on?
Let’s get started:
- A new Karaoke application is headed for Xbox Live, imaginatively titled, Karaoke. Through Karaoke, you’ll be able to rent a massive catalog of songs to belt out, for a limited amount of time.
- XBLA Fans announced the mobile version release of our official Awesomenauts Xbox Live Arcade guide, currently available on iOS and Android platforms.
- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD gets an update adding revert to all levels in preparation for next week’s Revert Pack downloadable content.
- When reached for comment, Reverge Labs CEO Richard Wyckoff confirmed “some” of the Skullgirls development team had been let go, conflicting with reports that the entire team was released.
- Guardians of Middle-earth reveals two new characters prior to next week’s release, some Tolkien-inspired avatar gear and your chance to win a life-size Gandalf statue.
- We learn what it takes to ignite the zombie apocalypse in State of Decay.
- Several “new” games made their way onto XBLA this week, including: Virtual Fighter 2, Sonic the Fighters, Fighting Vipers and Red Bull Crashed Ice for Kinect.
- Capy Games discusses how they avoid the brain-busting temporal paradox in Super Time Force.
- The ensemble 2D puzzler from Double Fine, The Cave, shows off the goods in a brand new trailer.
- Darkstalkers Resurrection, the HD-compilation-remake of the series’ second and third games, unveils the nitty-gritty on its 2013 release.