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Sunday, October 14

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Xbox 360 get $50 price cut for the holidays [US] 360, Price Cut JoyStiq
Wasteland 2: Fargo talks perma-death, squad combat PC, Wasteland 2 VG247

Monday, October 15

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EA coupon glitch lets Origin users download dozens of free games EA, Origin, Glitch JoyStiq
Prey 2 'Hasn't Been Canceled, Only in Limbo' 360, PS3, PC IGN
Wii U GamePad latency is 1/60th of a second Wii U, GamePad Ars Technica
PlayStation Mobile courting indie developers to bring risky, experimental games to platform Sony, PS Mobile Polygon
No Xbox 360 price cut in UK, tons of bundles instead 360, Bundles JoyStiq
Halo 4 pirates facing permanent XBL bans 360, Halo 4, XBL EuroGamer
Wii Drops Price To $130 [US] Wii, Nintendo Kotaku
Gearbox boss on an industry inching toward the 'holodeck' Gearbox, Future JoyStiq

Tuesday, October 16

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Obsidian's 'Project Eternity' Kickstarter ends with record-setting funding Kickstarter, Obsidian Polygon
80s game development pioneer Mike Singleton passes away Developer, 80's Computer and Video Games
Guild Wars 2 dev laments human race bias PC, Guild Wars PC Gamer
Rumour: IGN up for auction IGN, Auction GameSpot
Rumour: Wii U Pro Controller battery lasts up to 80 hours Wii U, Nintendo Polygon
Indie Royale: Fall Bundle Released PC, Indie Royal IndieRoyale
Riot: No plans to develop LAN for home use League of Legends, Riot GameSpot

Wednesday, October 17

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Prominent StarCraft II team SlayerS to disband StarCraft, Slayers GameSpot
Pikmin 3 is scheduled for a spring 2013 release Wii U, Pikmin Destructoid
Burnout will return, Criterion says Burnout, Criterion GameSpot
Layoffs Hit Fable Developer Wii U, Nintendo JoyStiq
Operation Supply Drop brings gaming supplies to troops overseas Support Our Troops Polygon

Thursday, October 18

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New Skyrim DLC might be named “Dragonborn”, let you ride dragons and go to Morrowind Skyrim, Morrowind GameThirst
Nintendo reveals baffling solution for Wii U's in-game chat Wii U, Nintendo, Voice Chat Ars Technica
Valve waives $100 Steam Greenlight fee in new "Concepts" section Valve, Greenlight Ars Technica
Battlefield 3: Aftermath Premiere Trailer Battlefield 3, Trailer YouTube
Xbox Facebook and Twitter apps removed in Dashboard update Microsoft, WB Games, Epic The Verge
Most new social game players quit after just one day Social Games Gamasutra
Infinity Blade Dungeons to miss 2012 release iOS, Epic Games Computer and Video Games
BioWare reveals SWTOR free-to-play restrictions PC, SWTOR EuroGamer
Official Halo 4 Launch Trailer Xbox, Halo YouTube
Cyperpunk 2077 – CD Projekt Red reveales new info CD Projekt Red OnlySP
Haunts' Kickstarter failure highlights the risks of crowdfunding Haunts, Kickstarter Ars Technica

Friday, October 19

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Haunts' Kickstarter failure highlights the risks of crowdfunding Sony, Sauri, Get You Computer and Video Games
Sony "temporarily postpones" new PlayStation Store rollout [UK] Sony, PS Store, UK MCV UK
Mass Effect 4 Will Not Star Sharpard Mass Effect, BioWare GameSpot

Industry News

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Zynga suing CityVille GM who left for Kixeye Zynga, CityVille Gamasutra 10/15
Foundation 9 Closes ImaginEngine Foundation 9, ImaginEngine GameInformer 10/15
Super Mario 64 is the third DS game to pass 5 million sales DS, Sales VG247 10/15
Turbine sued for patent infringment Turbine, Lawsuit Computer and Video Games 10/15
EA Sports sued for “anticompetitive” exclusivity deals EA Sports, Lawsuit VG247 10/16
Layoffs Hit Fable Developer LionHead, Fable, Layoffs IGN 10/16
Activision Blizzard board accepts new Vivendi executive member Activision Blizzard, Vivendi, VG247 10/16
Shiro Games studio formed by ex-NCsoft COO and Haxe programming language creator Shiro Games, NCsoft, Haxe VG247 10/16
Starhawk Dev Lightbox Interactive Hit With Layoffs Lightbox, Sony, Starhawk IGN 10/17
Foxconn says underage workers used in China plant Foxconn, Nintendo Reuters 10/17
Valve warned of potential Steam exploit Valve, Safari, Exploit Computer and Video Games 10/17
Ubisoft sues The Black Eyed Peas for $1m Ubisoft, Black Eyed Peas, Lawsuit Computer and Video Games 10/17
Industry vets form indie studio Red Barrels GameSpot 10/17
Square Enix closes online shop for good after security breach Square Enix, Online Store Polygon 10/17
The War Z suspected of snaffling League of Legends’ legalese War Z, League of Legends, EULA VG247 10/17
Zynga settles lawsuit with Kojobo, PyramidVille now PyramidValley Zynga, Kojobo, PyramidVille JoyStiq 10/18
Former Xbox Exec Hired for Unreal Engine 4 Studio Microsoft, WB Games, Epic IGN 10/18
Two more exit BioShock Infinite developer Irrational Games Irrational Games, BioShock EuroGamer 10/18
Nintendo investigating Wii U manufacturer Foxconn for using illegal child labour Nintendo, Wii U EuroGamer 10/18
Oblivion and Amalur lead designer Ken Rolston heads to Turbine Oblivion, Amalur, Turbine EuroGamer 10/19
Nintendo pirate faces jail time for selling $12 million in counterfeit games Nintendo, Counterfeit Polygon 10/19
Sensory Sweep Studios founder jailed and fined $1.2 million for failing to pay wages Rushton, Wages JoyStiq 10/19
Microsoft has sold 70 million Xbox 360s Microsoft, Xbox EuroGamer 10/19

New Releases

Game Platform Release Date Reviews AVG/Metascore
Mugen Souls PS3 10/16 The Sixth Axis - GameInformer - IGN ★☆☆☆☆ (57)
007 Legends PC, 360, PS3, Wii U 10/16 GamesRadar - IGN - Giant Bomb - GameInformer - EuroGamer ☆☆☆☆☆ (49)
Doom BFG Edition PC, 360, PS3 10/16 EuroGamer ★☆☆☆☆ (55)
Borderlands 2: Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty PC, 360, PS3 10/16 CheatCC - IGN N/A (N/A)
Dance Central 3 360 10/16 The Verge - EGM Now - Destructoid - GamesRadar - JoyStiq ★★★★☆ (86)
Zumba Fitness Core 360 10/16 Official Xbox Magazine N/A (N/A)
Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes PC, 360, PS3 10/16 EscapistMagazine ★★★★☆ (86)
A-men Vita/PS3 10/17 The Sixth Axis - Push Square ★★☆☆☆ (67)
Serious Sam 3: BFE PC, 360, PS3 10/17 N/A (N/A)

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