A Gamer’s Week: November 4

Delivering news, reviews, Gamer Diaries and columns

This week we haveSoftpedia reviews for: Painkiller Hell & Damnation, the remake of the classic shooter that The Farm 51 and Nordic Games introduced as an alternative to modern shooters, Assassin’s Creed 3, the last game in the saga that Ubisoft has created, and Football Manager 2013, the simulation from Sports Interactive and SEGA.

We also have a Quick Look for the new Need for Speed: Most Wanted, which was developed by Criterion and published by Electronic Arts.

In addition, we have two Gamer Diaries for you to read: one for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, the strategy game from Firaxis, and one for Assassin’s Creed 3, the Ubisoft American Revolution game.

When it comes to Weekend Reading, we deliver the customary two as well: one dealing with the games that actually scare me and another about GTA V and its launch date.

As always, we add an EndWeekGame piece and our picks taken from the last seven days of news.

On Monday, a rumor suggested that GTA V might arrive during spring of next year on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 while Ubisoft revealed a real-money store for Assassin’s Creed 3, linked to the multiplayer mode.

On Tuesday, we learned about how Splinter Cell: Blacklist would explore the themes of the war on terror and Ubisoft put out a day-one patch for Assassin’s Creed 3.

On Wednesday, Rockstar confirmed that GTA V would come during spring 2013 while a voice actor revealed that he was already working on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4.

Thursday brought us news about a new multiplayer update for Mass Effect 3 and Microsoft suggested that Wii owners upgrade to the Xbox 360.

On Friday, rumors about the PlayStation 4 started making the rounds and Capcom talked about the new difficulty modes for DmC: Devil May Cry.

On Saturday, Halo 4 started breaking records, EA Sports talked about FIFA 13 on the Wii U and Activision premiered a new Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 video.

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