On any given day I can normally find one or two stories about gaming and the industry to sink my teeth into, but not today. For some reason today’s news is filled with a digital smorgasbord of treats, so I will reply in kind.
Here’s a batch of gaming news to get you through the humpday blues. I’ll try and refrain from rhyming in the future.
- Far Cry 3 has a new trailer out today… and wow. I don’t know if there is any actual gameplay footage, but I don’t care. It didn’t take me long to see where the story was going, which was the point I guess. It reminds me of last year’s Dead Island Trailer except this one doesn’t give me a headache. Gaming trailers are getting to be better than movie trailers. That might not be a good thing.
- The Mass Effect 3 demo is out today on pretty much everything. Plus, if you’ve activated your Battlefield 3 online pass you can get early access to Mass Effect’s multiplayer through February 17. It doesn’t really matter though, the multiplayer can suck and the game will probably still be awesome.
- 1up is running a piece reacting to a Eurogamer article that calls the extremely rational and responsible Half Life 3 protests “Entitled” and “Naive.” I wrote about this a week ago and I agree with 1up. Don’t we want people to stop trolling and act more responsibly? Shouldn’t Valve simply respond to encourage that?
- The Catalina Wine Mixer guy did a promo for a new MW3 Elite map called Overwatch. There are 5 seconds about the map and 1 minute and 45 seconds of this dude being all aggressive. It’s getting a lot of dislikes on Youtube for some reason, though I’m still laughing about the wine mixer.
- Gamasutra is running a feature about successful community building in MMOs. Wait, there are successful communities in MMOs? I always though other people existed in MMOs so I had someone to blame when we wipe.
- According to Industry Gamers, it looks like PAX East will be inhabiting “Bahston” until 2023 – Fawkin’ Wicked! This just in from the future, all gamers now refer to sprinkles as jimmies.
- Finally, Steam’s Skyrim Workshop launched and players have already begun to bend this Nordic open-world monster to their will (as seen below). Remember the other day when I posted about Bethesda’s in-house Skyrim Game Jam? This is like that, but on a ridiculously massive scale. Not looking forward to the arrow-in-the-knee mod.