In Other News – August 23, 2010

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August is nearly done, and while we will have Mafia II and Kane and Lynch 2 to keep us busy for now, we are all eagerly awaiting the launch of Halo Reach.

Not because we are all a bunch of Halo freaks, but because Halo Reach will kickstart the wonderful onslaught of game releases that will be sure to terrorise our wallets. You had better put some money in a shoebox somewhere, you are going to need it.

Here’s the news we didn’t post because I was trying to catch people out with a scary video on Twitter.

News:

Taliban computer game should be banned, says defence secretary
Star Wars: Force Unleashed 2 getting demo
Update on the future of Darksiders
Only 10% of Joe Danger players have actually finished it
EA in talks with Valve over Portal 2 publication
Mortal Kombat arcade compilation information leaked

Stuff:

Gran Turismo 5 shots zoomed in show incredible detail
Top 20 game gadgets
Girl gamers being left out
10 most disturbing Playstation ads (NSFW)
Top 10: gaming grunts

Videos:

10 NES endings you never saw
Mario Kart power-ups appear in bike lanes
Guild Wars 2 human walkthrough (cam)
First small glimpse at Tekken X Street Fighter

Last Updated: August 23, 2010

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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