A Gamer’s Week: December 2

Delivering news, reviews, columns, Quick Looks and Diaries

We have just one review this week, for the Baldur’s Gate Enchanced Edition remake that was launched by Overhaul Games and Beamdog, allowing role playing fans to play one of the classics of the genre on modern machines with some additional characters and quests.

When it comes to Quick Looks we have one linked to Far Cry 3, the open world shooter from Ubisoft, and another for Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition.

We also have the usual two Gamer Diaries, one for Need for Speed – Most Wanted, linked to the way racing has evolved under the guidance of Criterion, and another for Call of Duty – Black Ops 2, the shooter from Treyarch and Activision Blizzard.

As always we also have the Weekend Reading features: one about the future of cloud gaming and another about Uplay and Origin.

Like every other week we also deliver an EndWeekGame piece and a selection of the most interesting news from the past seven days.

On Monday Nintendo asked third party developers to create games which show off the unique features of the Wii U while Mojang launched the 1.5 Redstone update for Minecraft.

Tuesday the team at Sony revealed that PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will lead to interest in more hardcore fighting games and Nintendo revealed the Wii Mini, at the moment just for the Canadian market.

Wednesday Destiny confirmed some leaked details for Destiny and Nintendo talked about the superior quality of titles on its new console.

Thursday a leaked resume revealed that Dragon Age 3 might be launched on the next generation of home consoles while a survey suggested that a new Assassin’s Creed might arrive featuring cooperative play.

Friday information about the Crimson map pack DLC for Halo 4 first appeared while gaming legend Ron Gilbert said he sees The Walking Dead as a sign of adventure game resurgence.

Saturday Electronic Arts jumped the gun on Christmas sales and Rare revealed a new project which targets the Xbox 720.

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