Catch Up: Gaming News! Playstation 4 and XBox 720 in 2012?! Battlefield 3, Fallout: New Vegas and More!

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By: Adam Thomas of TheGamerStudio.com


What’s worse than having a regular week right after a short one? The routine comes back, the days start to drag, and your boss seems extra ornery. Well, nothing says “time sink” like reading up on gaming news, and that’s why Catch Up! is here!

This week we have some interesting Space Invader news, a couple of console rumors concerning the Nintendo Wii-U’s competition, Battlefield 3 shows off the new classes for multiplayer, and Fall Out New Vegas has some brand new DLC coming around. Read on…

Space Invaders: The Movie?!

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I’ve got good news and bad news. The bad news is that schlock producer extraordinaire Lorenzo di Bonaventura is taking his fetish for making big screen adaptations of ’80s era properties to a new low by optioning the rights to the arcade game Space Invaders.

The good news is that this feels like it might be hitting bottom. I know that this is a business and that properties people are familiar with sell, but when we’re adapting something that’s little more than a blip shooting little blips at a bunch of other blips, then it feels like the well has dried up.  Click here to read more

Battlefield 3 Classes Announced!

The Battlefield Blog has detailed the four classes that will be in Battlefield 3, Assault, Engineer, Support and Recon – giving them all a way to hold their own in combat.

No medic class was mentioned. Medkits and defibrillators have been passed on to the Assault class. Wrapping the two classes, who spend the majority of their time on the front line, into one nice package.  Click here to read more

Mass Effect Movie?

Mass Effect may be making an appearance at the 2011 Comic-Con later this month! Legendary Pictures will be having their own presentation at the event, and will be joined by Bioware’s Casey Hudson and screenwriter Mark Protosevich (I am Legend, Thor).

Some of you may have heard the news of the film earlier last year, and at this point it’s likely that the film is only in its early stages of pre-production, but with Legendary Pictures on board, we may see an early trailer. Click here to read more

Fallout: New Vegas DLC “Old World Blue”

Last week Bethesda released new screen shots from Fallout: New Vegas, slated for release on July 19. According  to their press release,

“After being transported to the Big MT research crater, you find you’re the only hope of saving the Think Tank – the strange group of post-human researchers who inhabit the facility. They enlist your aid to save them from their own experiments – experiments that have gone horribly out of control. You’ll need to scour the Pre-War research centers of the Big Empty in search of technology to turn the tables on your kidnappers or join forces with them against an even greater threat.”

With the thought of new places to explore and cool guns, the price seems quite reasonable considering how much you’ll receive. Click here to read more

New XBOX at E3 2012?

Should we expect Microsoft to come to E3 2012 with just games and system updates again? Or after seven years, will it be time to finally show their next console?

It seems likely they’re going with the latter, and will unveil the Xbox 360 successor – which we’ll refer to as the Xbox 720 until it’s officially named – next year. Recent rumors also point towards that being the case, ever since it seemed that Microsft was hiring people to work on the next console back in March. Click here to read more

PS4 in Late 2012?

A new rumor has surfaced suggesting that Sony is planning to begin production on the PlayStation 4 later this year. If true, the PS4 would feature a motion control similar to the Kinect.

According to a report from DigiTimes, a handful of Taiwanese manufacturers are preparing to begin production on the PS4 later this year, which would mean a 2012 release. The console would feature a “body movement-based control like the Kinect,” and the initial run would produce 20 million units for worldwide distribution. Click here to read more

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