A Gamer’s Week: November 18

Delivering news, reviews, Quick Looks, columns and Diaries

The Games department of Softpedia delivers two full reviews this week: one for Angry Birds: Star Wars, the Rovio title which aims to mix the classic bird-based gameplay with the Lucas-created universe, and one for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the first-person shooter from developer Treyarch and publisher Activision.

We also have the usual two Gamer Diaries: one for Halo 4, detailing how the new game is both a revelation and a disappointment, and another one for Assassin’s Creed 3, the open-world game from Ubisoft.

In the Quick Look category we take a glance at Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and we also check out NBA 2K13.

When it comes to Weekend Readings we have one dealing with the amount of games which I feel the pressure to play and another about GTA V and humor.

We also have an EndWeekGame piece and a selection of the most important news from the week that was.

On Monday, we continued to talk about the information dump that Rockstar had delivered for Grand Theft Auto V, including protagonists and heists.

Tuesday, Rockstar promised that the open world for GTA V would be bigger and would include more vehicles and Crytek confirmed that it would re-think the Crysis series after the launch of the third game in the franchise.

Wednesday, hackers attacked EA’s Origin service while Sony warned those using custom firmware on the PS3 about the potential for bans.

Tuesday, Rockstar claimed that GTA V is better because it launched late during the console life cycle and Ubisoft suggested it is interested in some THQ franchises.

On Friday, Counter-Strike Global Offensive got smaller and Bioware showed an in-game image from Dragon Age 3.

Saturday we talked about potential cross-platform multiplayer for Borderlands 2 and a researcher talked about how Modern Warfare players actively sabotage their game.

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