News Recap January 6th 2012

It’s the first news recap of 2012 and we have a lot of news for you to sink your new year fangs into (what, you don’t get those?).  Check out below the cut for anything you may have missed.

Gourmet Gaming brings video game food to the real world – LET ME GUESS.  SOMEWAHN STOLE YOR SWEET ROLL.

CCP launching EVE character names and images into almost space – Pfft.  Not even actual space?  Iceland, I am disappoint.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom shines in new PS Vita trailer – The Vita just called me up yesterday and asked me on a date.  I said yes.  Duh.

Sony releasing Playstation 3 Quattro Pack – This is cool and all but now all I can think about is Quatto from Total Recall.

God of War IV composer revealed in resume – I sure hope that wasn’t covered by any nondisclosure agreements.

New Syndicate ‘Deep Dive’ Co-op trailer – We’d be more excited about this if our Australian friends could play, but mommy and daddy said no.

Mass Effect 3 will feature 82 minutes of cutscenes –  Spoiler alert. 81 minutes of it is Techno Turian.

New year brings new IP for Tomb Raider devs, Crystal Dynamics – More Lara Croft, plus something brand spanking new. 

ESRB rates Soul Caliber V, noting “large amounts of jiggling cleavage.” – But the game also has “many incidents of upstanding citizenship and adorable puppies.” …. Oh I meant sweater puppies…obviously…

User pays $16,000 for virtual sword in Age of Wulin, MMO – What is…. I don’t even… what did… Okay I’m just gonna be crass and say it; this person has never gotten laid right?

Bioware reveals retailer specific pre-order bonuses for Mass Effect 3 – If you buy it from my neighborhood game store all you get with it phone card for Jamaica.  So get it from one of these places.

Multiverse – Buffy and Firefly MMO developer shuts down – I don’t even have a joke for this. It just flat out sucks when developers have to shut down, especially when some cool things are in the works.  Our condolences, Multiverse.

Mass Effect 3 rated MA 15+ by Australian classification board for “sex scenes.”  – So what I’m reading is there’s still hope for all you ladies just dying to see Garrus in all his naked leathery dino-bird glory.

Mass Effect: Homeworlds comic series coming – Mainly I’m hoping to learn where and when James Vega got that awesome haircut.

Ubisoft announces European Vita lineup – No Little Deviants.  What a crime.  No no, I’m sure the other games are just as adorable.

House of the Dead 3 and 4 coming to PSN – This just in: Uwe Boll to make another astoundingly terrible film (not really, but would you be surprised?)

Guinness World Records awards dialogue record to Star Wars: The Old Republic – So…now I can’t even argue with my husband when he complains that Bioware games are “too talky.”  Thanks, Guinness.

Rumor: Next Xbox and Playstation to be shown at E3 2012  – Just a rumor!  A delicious delicious rumor.

About the Author: (@Badpie24) Writer & Editor

Jen lives in Seattle and likes to play games and then write about them. Her all time favorite games include the Mass Effect series, Dragon Age: Origins, The Witcher, World of Warcraft, and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. She likes coffee and wine and tacos, but not all together because that would be gross. Cats are awesome.

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