Welcome to Beyond Co-Op, a weekly piece that talks about industry stories that may or may not be related to co-op gaming.
The story for this week:
- Medal of Honor, Borderlands GotY and Super Scribblenauts This Week
Medal of Honor, Borderlands GotY and Super Scribblenauts This Week
Sorry for the short list of stories this week, but the first two games coming this week do have some stories behind them. Nick and I ran into a bit of a scheduling conflict this week as we both had weddings to attend. I originally thought mine was today (Saturday), but it was actually yesterday (Friday). Right now I’m typing this up a little buzzed after the festivities. The original plan was to get this posted before the wedding and then Nick was going to push a draft I put up this morning, but I decided to undertake writing it and don’t know when I’ll wake up in the morning. With that out of the way let’s get to the releases this week.
The big one is probably Medal of Honor coming on the 360, PS3 and PC. There has been plenty of controversy surrounding this game with it being based around modern day operations in Afghanistan. EA relented this week and decided to change the enemy from Taliban to “Opposing Force”. This way when you take on the other force in multiplayer you are no longer playing as a Taliban in name only killing Americans. It is somewhat along the lines of the Japanese who pick up World War II based games where they are the enemy. I’m not sure whether this will be acceptable to those groups who are against this game, but word is military stores on bases still will not have the game available for purchase. This is a big game for EA since they have put it directly up against the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops from a sales perspective. They are hoping this game will sell better than that one.
A popular game around this site was and may still be Borderlands. The game sees a Game of the Year release that includes all DLC created for the game. Along with that it also includes the chance to get in first on the Duke Nukem Forever demo that will be coming soon. No word on what type of demo it will be, but since I haven’t had the pleasure to play Borderlands maybe I’ll pick this one up.
Finally there is Super Scribblenauts on the DS. I never played the first game, but the general idea I get is that when it was initially shown off it seemed to be an amazing game, but once people really got to sit down and play it outside of being demoed to the press it wasn’t as awesome. However the game must have been popular because there is a sequel.
Once again, sorry for the lack of topics. I was looking through and really didn’t see much that caught my eye from this week, so I thought I would talk about the games releasing this week and interesting stories that came up about them.