Another big week in the gaming industry has come and gone, and while I couldn't flesh out the end of last week due to illness, my partner in crime, Dan, threw his news-posting hat in the ring and delivered the goods with a feast of great new video content and more.
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In the headlines
Valve maintained they still plan on supporting
Left 4 Dead, while pre-orders for Left 4 Dead 2 are apparently through the roof, we imagined
a 'what if Wii were HD' scenario, LucasArts revealed
a host of old-school Point & Click adventures would be landing on Steam, DiRT 2 will be supporting
DirectX 11, VLC v1.0.0 released
, Atari Australia became
Namco Bandai Partners, Square Enix revealed a Limited Edition bundle
for Dissidia Final Fantasy, Telltale Games launched
Tales of Monkey Island, Google announced
a new open-source OS called Chrome, Battlefield 1943 landed on Xbox Live Arcade
but proved a strain on servers due to popularity, some German officials are attempting to ban
LANs, Command and Conquer 4 was accidentally revealed
, Funcom announced
a two-week free trial to lure players back to Age of Conan, CD Projekt released
a new Witcher patch stripping the game of DRM, a playable demo of Codemasters' Fuel landed locally
on AusGamers for download, a new Mech Warrior was revealed
, Team 17 announced
Alien Breed Evolution with screens and Bethesda gave a shout out to the old school releasing
The Elder Scrolls II for free which you can grab right here
Video we highly recommend
:Newest screens and art
:In local video and editorial
:Topic of the week
comes in the form of old-school vs new-school in that there's a massive resurgence of classic games arriving on platforms such as Steam and Xbox Live Arcade, but should these games be brought to the next-gen with face-lifts? Or left as they were? Maybe the best approach is Secrets of Monkey Island which offers - at the touch of a button - the option to switch between classic and modern. Thoughts?
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