The Red Herb Roundup - May 27th Edition
Welcome, followers and perusing eyeballs alike, to the third installment of the Roundup. Once again, I’ve taken the liberty of collecting, condensing, and listing news worthy happenings in the gaming world that the Herb missed throughout the week as a sort of bullet-pointed tribute to my failures as an internet blogger. Enjoy!
- Assassin’s Creed III is coming and Ubisoft will be damned if you’re able to find an excuse not to get it. Not only will the game launch in October for the PC and your major gaming consoles (Wii U included) but a recent online retail listing may have outed it for the PS Vita. Take your pick.
- The ongoing legal war between Infinity Ward’s ex-chiefs and Activision revealed that the publisher had paid the Call of Duty developer $493 million in bonuses. The ungodly amount is claimed by the plaintiffs to still not cover the wages their contracts demanded (which is reported to be enough money to grant the city of Detroit flight).
- Don’t expect to see Bungie at E3 in any official capacity. They’re just sending guys over to drool over new games like the rest of us.
- On that note, annoying footage of what looks like Halo 4’s multiplayer surfaced. You’ll see what I mean if you decide to punish yourself and watch it.
- Analysts think Grand Theft Auto V should have no problem selling 14 million copies. Rockstar always knew how to profit off of crime.
- A brand new franchise in the Star Wars universe is set for unveiling on May 31st. Lucasfilm confirmed we’ll see more at E3…Guess we abandoned Starkiller, huh?
- Yakuza 5 is happening, now with five playable characters and new improvements to gameplay mechanics like seamless transitions between adventuring and combat and I don’t know why I’m talking to America about this.
- Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection, bundling the once-Wii bound rail-shooters with new Move controls, hits PSN on June 26th for $26.99. Should you want one game in the collection over the other (I mean Darkside), you can buy the titles individually for $14.99 each starting July 17th.
- Mass Effect 3 is getting the multiplayer Rebellion Pack next Tuesday. The pack includes two new maps, new characters, and more weapons. Here’s the part I love: if you redeemed the Online Pass code, the pack is yours for free, which is consistently my favorite DLC price point.
- A patent for “Game-Interrupting Advertisements” has been unearthed, filed by none other than Sony. I can only presume the patent was filed in an attempt to ruin the fucking future.