Time to fill you in on the non-cooperative gaming news of the week that was. The gaming industry "news" is pretty slim in the summertime, so I may resort to describing my lunch. You'll have to read more to see if I do it.
San Diego Comic Con 2013 is a thing
San Diego is hosting Comic Con International 2013, or SDCCiMMXIII, as the cool kids are calling it. I'm just kidding. No cool kid has ever mentioned a comic book convention. Ever. There's been a ton of pseudo gaming news, mostly in the form of big huge giant super hero movies that may or may not get the video game treatment. If R.I.P.D. got a game, Robocop, Godzilla, all things Marvel/DC, and How I Met Your Mother should, too.
Mad Max gets a trailer
Mad Max has a badass new trailer. It looks a lot like every other post -apocalypse games from the past few years. I would say it draws inspiration from Fallout 3, Borderlands, and RAGE, but those games clearly pulled ideas from the Mad Max films, which themselves were based on how crappy it was to be an ER doctor in Australia in the 1970s. It gobbles the mind.
The Mad Max game will release on April 30, 2014 on the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4.
A new Strider game was announced at SDCCiMMXIII. If you don't remember Strider, your opinion doesn't really matter. For all of you awesome people who actually do remember the Cypher-wielding ninja, this gameplay video is for you:
Speedy son of a gun, isn't he? Strider will be available for download on the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 in early 2014.
Soul Calibur 2 HD remake in the works
Soul Calibur 2 is getting an HD remake and online support. If my memory serves me correctly, and after years of booze it most definitely does not, this was the last Soul Calibur game I purchased. This is the one with the swords and breasts and outfits, right? According to the internet, when this was originally ported to consoles it included exclusive characters for each system; Link for Gamecube, Heihachi for PS2, and Spawn for Xbox. Heihachi seems to be on board, but I'm going to guess Link won't be showing up on the Sony and Microsoft systems.
Soul Calibur 2 HD Online will be available to download from the XBL Marketplace and PlayStation Store later this year. As of now it won't be coming to the Wii U.
Lunch was good. I had a few carne asada flautas. The first one was too hot, so I burned my tongue. But then I had some bomb-ass loaded potato salad and that made it all better. Washed it down with a diet coke and went on with my day. How was your lunch?