Catch Up: Gaming News! Resident Evil 6?! Resistance 3 Beta! Star Wars Power Moves, Soul Calibur V Contest and More!


By: Adam Thomas of

The summer heat has been no less than insane! If you have the ability to get inside and stay inside, I wouldn’t know any reason to leave. That’s why video games exist! What better reason to crank the A/C on 10 and get lost in a fantasy world where you aren’t drenched in sweat just walking to check your mail?

To prep for your chill-worthy hybernation, take a look at our Catch Up! news for the week and get more briefed in the work.

It’s a battle as Star Wars: The Old Republic  tries to make a major play at the MMORPG throne, Street Fighter vs Tekken looks to be a little more interesting, Resistance 3 gets itself a beta date, Soul Calibur V lets you take create a player to a new level, and there may just be some Resident Evil 6 news! Read on…

Star Wars: The Old Republic System Specs

Last week EA and BioWare released information about the three pre-order options for Star Wars: The Old Republic when purchased through EAs Origin Store. Now we have the Minimum System Requirements for the soon to be released MMO:

– OS Windows XP, Vista/7
– AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0GHz or better
– Windows XP: 1.5GB RAM • Windows Vista and Windows 7: 2GB RAM • PCs using a built-in graphical chipset, 2GB RAM recommended.
– ATI X1800 or better* • nVidia 7800 or better* • Intel 4100 Integrated Graphics or better*
– 8x or better DVD-ROM

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The Force is Strong with SWTOR Pre-Order Sales News!

Speaking of Star Wars: The Old Republic, it has become the fastest selling pre-order titles in the company’s history! Still with no release date, you can expect those sales figures to rise even higher. Click here to read more

Street Fighter X Tekken: It Just Got Real!

Street Fighter creative lead Yoshinori Ono and Tekken project lead Katsuhiro Harada may be taking the whole “Street Fighter versus Tekken” business a bit too personally. For quite some time now, the two project leads have been engaging in a war of words via Twitter, as well as recording ill-fated company invasions… all in the name of promotion for the upcoming Street Fighter X Tekken.

At last week’s San Diego Comic-Con, the “you-know-what” officially hit the fan, as the Street Fighter X Tekken panel showcased a special video where Ono and Harada could finally settle their beef in a series of slapstick duels. All I can say is watch out for them shoryukens! Click here to read more

Resistance 3 Beta Date

The Playstation 3 exclusive Resistance 3 will have an open beta the week of August 1. The beta is said to include Team Deathmatch and Chain Reaction.

You can look for the full game on September 6, 2011Click here to read more

Soul Calibur V Character Naming Contest

Soul Calibur V is still a long way away from being released in 2012, but NAMCO Bandai Games is already trying to get its fans ready for the next entry in an already fantastic series of fighting games by doing something a little different: letting the gamers help out!

At the Soul Archive website, the popular gaming company is offering fans a chance to help contribute to the game by allowing them to send submit ideas for non-playable fighters. That is done through a series of basic questions, as participants are asked to give the name of their character and answers questions regarding their fighting style, appearance, and tactics.

Provided the submission is accepted by Namco, these will all be used as a foundation to make the NPC. Click here to read more

Resident Evil 6?

If a photo taken during Comic-Con 2011 is not a fake, then you might see Resident Evil 6 revealed September 15 at the Tokyo Game Show. The picture was taken by a random photographer, who saw an image on the screen while attending a closed-door press conference at San Diego Comic-Con.

No pictures were allowed at the meeting, but this apparently didn’t stop the man! The image, as you can see below, shows a logo and date “15.09.2011”… Click here to read more

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