This Week In Gaming: 10/12 – 10/18

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This week has been a significant week for gamers with the release date for Mass Effect 2 finally announced for January amongst other hot news stories. We review Uncharted 2, Ar Tonelico 3 is announced for PS3, Fist of the North Star as well for both PS3 and Xbox 360, we see new Splinter Cell footage and so much more.

Read on for this week in gaming.

Articles
The Problem With Movie-Based Games

Budget Price
Super Street Fighter IV to launch at $40

Calendar Check
Mass Effect 2 dated for January 2010, pre-order bonuses announced

Clips
God of War Collection debut trailer released
Splinter Cell: Conviction dev diary talks seamless story
Let’s learn about Magna Carta II’s Kan System
Ten minutes of 3D Dot Game Heroes gameplay
Interstellar Marines “The Vault” teaser goes live

Dashboard Update
Xbox 360 Facebook and Twitter update preview sign-ups now

Delays
Sega officially confirms Alpha Protocol delay, Obsidian speaks
Band Hero demo struts to Xbox LIVE Marketplace
Splatterhouse delayed longer, gets new screens

Demos
Left 4 Dead 2 demo detailed, dated
Band Hero demo struts to Xbox LIVE Marketplace

Downloadable Content
Borderlands ‘The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned’ DLC announced
SOCOM: Confrontation takes on the Cold Front
Xbox 360 Avatars dress up for Halloween
US PlayStation Store Update: October 15, 2009
Axel & Pixel, Sam & Max hit Xbox LIVE Arcade
Grand Theft Auto IV hits Xbox LIVE Marketplace

Facts and Details
3D Dot Game Heroes has mini-games, grid removal
Ar Tonelico 3 detailed, first media arrives
Nightlight in The Ballad of Gay Tony sees Luis on the dance floor
Fist of the North Star detailed, screenshots
Final two Left 4 Dead 2 campaigns leaked

Game Announce
Namco Bandai’s zero-gravity third-person shooter ‘Inversion’
EA announces Madden NFL Arcade for PSN, XBLA
Fist of the North Star game debuts 2010
Ar Tonelico 3 announced for PS3

Official Word
Namco Bandai “thinking about” Tales of Vesperia sequel
Mistwalker entering “finishing stages” of new project
Uncharted 2 wouldn’t be the same without PS3 hardware, says Naughty Dog
Kojima says Zone of the Enders “on the top of the list”
Naughty Dog dev confirms PS3 cross-game chat
Uncharted prequel to arrive via motion comic
Bayonetta director calls Itagaki an “idiot”, is not gay

Reviews
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Review

Rumors
BioWare: Mass Effect PS3 statement a “misunderstanding”
inFAMOUS 2 confirmed by voice actor

Screenshots
Bayonetta screenshots will tear you apart
GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony does multiplayer
Gran Turismo 5 gets new, colorful screenshots
Final Fantasy XIII scans reveal Wolba Yun Fang
GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony gets five new screens
New Mafia II screenshots hit the net

SKUs
PlayStation 3 250GB model announced for November

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