A Gamer’s Week: December 9

Delivering news, columns, reviews and Gamer Diaries

In the review department we offer full Softpedia evaluations for : Far Cry 3, the first person shooter from Ubisoft, Primordia, a new adventure game with a distinctive art style, Stealth Bastard Deluxe, a mix of platforming and puzzle game, and Elemental: Fallen Enchantress, the strategy and role playing combination from Stardock.

As usual we also deliver the two Gamer Diaries, one of the linked to Far Cry 3 and its impressive open world based freedom and another on the more storytelling driven Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition.

There are also two Weekend Reading features to enjoy: one about the significance of Game of the Year awards and another about Mass Effect 3, DLC and Skyrim.

We also deliver the usual EndWeekGame piece and the most important pieces of gaming news from the past seven days.

On Monday 343 Industries and Microsoft talked about the Crimson Map Pack for Halo 4 and its content while a leak revealed all the Achievements for the Dragonborn DLC for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Tuesday the newly launched Far Cry 3 received an important PC based patch and inXile detailed the attribute and the skills which will be part of Wasteland 2.

Wednesday the developers at BioWare revealed that Dragon Age 3 will be influenced by the structure and mechanics of Skyrim and a former LucasArts executive characterized Free Radical as a Ponzi scheme and Star Wars: Battlefront III was mediocre.

Thursday Halo 5 was revealed as being under development while Black Ops 2 has beaten yet another sales record.

Friday an analyst accused Activision of being greedy when it comes to Bungie’s Destiny and Microsoft and Virgin Gaming revealed a new competition for Halo 4.

Saturday we talked about the VGA 2012 awards and about the launch date for The Last of Us.

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