The Week in Gaming News
Our round-up of notable news from the world of gaming for the week of October 17, 2011.
• The second batch of Portal 2 DLC is due out early next year, and will include an in-game map editor.
• Blizzcon is in full swing this weekend, during which Blizzard announced the next expansion for World of Warcraft. Titled Mists of Pandaria, the expansion brings with it a new Pandaren race, Monk class, and a pet battle system.
• Assassin’s Creed’s Ezio has been confirmed as a playable character in the collector’s edition of Soul Calibur V.
• Sony has announced that they are in discussion about developing PlayStation Certified third-party hardware.
• In other Portal 2 news, the game has taken home top honors in this year’s Golden Joystick awards.
• Rumors across the videogame industry point towards 2013 as the launch point for Microsoft’s next Xbox console.
• Hulu Plus is coming to the Wii and 3DS sometime soon.
• A PvP test for Starcraft Universe is now in beta.
• The PSVita finally has a release date: February 22, 2012.
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