Welcome again to the New Gamer Nation Weekly News Update, where we get you caught up on some of the stuff you might have missed while you were gaming. Sit back and read up and feel free to chime in, it’s time for the news.

Black Ops 2 Revealed?
We start off today with more and more signs pointing to the next installment of the Call of Duty franchise being revealed as a possible Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Apparently on the French version of Amazon had a listing of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, however, Activision quickly had it removed. We know that Activision has plans to have another Call of Duty game this year, and even registered a trademark to “blackops2.com”. When a French gaming site, Gameblog.fr, broke the news Activision requested the story be killed, when they refused, Gameblog.Fr claimed that Activision blacklisted them pulled planned advertising, and even withdrew their invitation for a Transformers: Fall of Cybertron preview event.

It seems a little extreme for Activision to retaliate against a site doing their job, especially when it was Amazon’s mistake. Still, with that said, is it just a matter of time before we see a sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops?

Source: Kotaku

Mass Effect 3 Getting Launched To Space

Mass Effect 3 is due out within the coming weeks, and a select few people will get a hold of a copy of the game up to a week before the official release date. Electronic Arts will be launching copies of the game into space using weather balloons that will be released in New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Berlin, London and Paris. Each copy has a GPS locator, so when they do finally descend from the sky, you the gamer can find where they landed by visiting masseffect.com.

How cool is this? I can only hope I don’t get hit in the head by one of these copies though.

Source: USA Today

Release Dates Announced For Multiple Games

Assassin’s Creed 3, Far Cry 3, and PSN downloadable title Journey have announced release dates. Assassin’s Creed 3 is scheduled to be released October 30, 2012 according to an investor call. No other details had been announced, however it was revealed that the development team had been working on the game for three years. This is to conclude Desmond Miles’ story before the games doomsday events of 2012 happen.

Far Cry 3 is officially set for September 4, 2012 in the U.S. and U.K. In this installment the protagonist is Jason Brody, an unfortunate tourist who has been stranded on the island due to a local conflict that has been raging for years. Separated from his friends, Brody must rescue them and take out the people taken them hostage.

PSN title, Journey, is set to release March 13, 2012 for $14.99. This game is developed by the makers of the game, Flower. According to the Playstation Blog, in Journey, “you wake alone and surrounded by miles of burning, sprawling desert, and soon discover the looming mountaintop which is your goal. Faced with rolling sand dunes, age-old ruins, caves and howling winds, your passage will not be an easy one. The goal is to get to the mountaintop, but the experience along the way is discovering who you are, what this place is, and what your purpose is.”

Which game excites you the most? Personally, Journey intrigues me, simply because there is so much mystery behind it.

Sources: Eurogamer, IGN, Playstation Blog

Twisted Metal…The Movie

With the release of the new Twisted Metal game, comes news that the series will have a movie on the way. Brian Taylor, one half of the writer/director team behind Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and the two Crank movies was reportedly offered a seven figure deal by Sony Pictures to make the live action movie based on the game.

I’m a little apprehensive about a movie, but I have a feeling with Taylor as the director, it might be okay at best. What do you think, is this a good move by Sony Pictures to put Taylor in charge of the Twisted Metal film? If it does come out, will you see it?


That’s all the news this week, let us know what you think in the comment section below. Until next week, happy gaming everyone.

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