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The Week in Review

| 13 Mar 2010 06:00

On this week's edition, Deus Ex 3, talk of a Dragon Age MMOG, and vintage boobies.

Deus Ex 3 Lookin' Purty With New Trailer

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Square Enix has released a new trailer forDeus Ex 3, or to use its new, official title, Deus Ex: Human Revolution. No gameplay has been revealed yet, but the cinematics on display are pretty darn nifty. Human Revolution is a prequel to the original Deus Ex, set around thirty years before it, and presumably filling in some of the back story. Hit the link to watch the trailer. (link)


BioWare Surprised by Mainstream Attention

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When BioWare was making Dragon Age: Origins it never imagined that the mainstream press would be interested in it, but the game has proved a hit with all walks of life, much to the company's surprise. "I think we've been really pleasantly surprised, obviously," said Online Producer Fernando Melo. Melo also mused about the franchise branching out into MMOG territory, but said that nothing was set in stone as of yet. (link)


Nintendo not Working on new Wii ... Yet

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Despite the persistant rumors, Nintendo is not working on follow-up to the Wii. Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime has made it clear that in his company's eyes, there is plenty of life left in the console yet. "[W]hen the software developer comes forward with an idea that can't be executed on the current platform, that's when we start thinking seriously about the next system," Fils-Aime told Forbes. "We're not there yet, from a Wii perspective." (link)


Natal Launch Line-Up to Be Shown at E3

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Pop quiz time! Aside from Fable 3, what games will use Natal? Give up? I don't blame you, as Microsoft has been tight-lipped over what Natal enabled titles will be. The good news, however, is that it's only a few more months before we find out, as Microsoft has announced that the full launch line-up will be announced at E3, which takes place on June 15-17. The line-up is said to contain some 'great stuff' and has a lot of third party support. (link)


Vintage Boobies in Mafia 2

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In an effort to make upcoming gangster game Mafia 2 feel really authentic, 2K Games has negotiated a deal with Playboy Magazine to include collectible vintage covers and centerfolds from the magazine. According to 2K President Christoph Hartmann, this will add a "unique element of authenticity" to the game. (link)

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