This Week In Gaming: 10/26 – 11/01


Another week has passed for the gaming world. Plenty of news on Bayonetta has come out of Japan with the game’s release just two days ago; new Final Fantasy XIII information reveals the Crystallium character growth system; Netflix comes to PS3 and God of War III gets an Ultimate Edition; Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City debuts on Xbox 360; we review Borderlands and Brutal Legend and more.

Read on for this week in gaming.

Calendar Check
God of War Collection ships November 17, trophies released
DJ Hero launches in North America

Bayonetta PS3 doubles Xbox 360 sales in Japan
Bayonetta dated for the US and UK
Bayonetta has even more skimpy outfits
Bayonetta screens being chased on a bike
Bayonetta’s mini-skirt, white t-shirt costumes

Box Arts
Provisional God of War III box art should be final

Left 4 Dead 2’s Realism difficulty in twelve-minute video
BioShock 2 teaches you how to capture the sister
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift gets first trailer
Modern Warfare 2 video stirs up controversy
BioShock 2 ‘Siren’ trailer warns of danger
GTA IV: Gay Tony does Japanese anime
Ar Tonelico 3 media is full of gameplay
Modern Warfare 2 does third-person shooting, too

Downloadable Content
Halo Waypoint now available on Xbox LIVE [Update]
US PlayStation Store Update: October 29, 2009
Show your university pride with your Xbox Avatar
GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony now on Xbox LIVE
Brutal Legend DLC announced, free on PSN for two weeks
Avatars pass the pigskin on Xbox LIVE
Inferno Pool and Rainbow Islands on XBLA this week

PlayStation Network, it’s the small things

Facts, Details, All The Sorts
Left 4 Dead 2 will include Avatar Awards
District 9 blu-ray to include God of War III demo
Left 4 Dead 2 demo available now to the pre-ordered

Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy XIII: Crystallium System scans
Final Fantasy XIII character growth system revealed
Final Fantasy XIII Limited Edition soundtrack now available for pre-order
Final Fantasy XIII’s Bahamut and Brynhildr in Gestalt
Casting call reveals Final Fantasy XIII release date presentation

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City free to play on Xbox LIVE this weekend

Jump Festa 2010
Jump Festa 2010 lineup revealed

Localize Me
3D Dot Game Heroes confirmed for North America

Limited Edition
God of War III Ultimate Edition announced
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 gets Limited Edition

Netflix PS3 disc requirement only temporary
Microsoft responds to Netflix PS3 announcement
Netflix officially coming to PlayStation 3

Official Word
Epic Mickey was conceived on PS3 and 360
Modern Warfare 2 civilians scene is real, optional
Kojima surprised at Zone of the Enders 3 reaction
SEGA: Project Needlemouse caters the hardcore gamer
Brink to “compete” with AAA shooters like “Halo, Call of Duty”
Infinity Ward confirms third-person in Modern Warfare 2
Insomniac: Resistance is not our last new IP

Patches, Updates, In-Game Events
Borderlands patched to v1.01 on PS3, 360
Uncharted 2 patched, Double Cash this weekend and DLC teased
Demon’s Souls is harder on Halloween
Borderlands has bugs; Gearbox aware and active
Gears 2 title update five released

Brutal Legend Review
Borderlands Review

New GTA IV: Gay Tony screens prepare for Thursday release

Halo: Reach multiplayer “so new it came with instructions”, says Bungie
Reuters: Dead Space 2 in 2010
Rockstar hinting at the next Grand Theft Auto?
Mistwalker artist accidentally leaking new game artwork?
L.A. Noire potential actors confirm development

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