The Average Gamer

Daily News – World Of Warplanes, Mario Kart 7, RAGE, Rugby World Cup 2011 And Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge

Yay, it’s gaming news time.

Nintendo 3DS:

The Nintendo Unleashed tour reaches Edinburgh on Thursday (11th) and Friday (12th) this week as part of Edinburgh Interactive 2011. Taking place in the The Radisson Blu Hotel attendees will be able to play both Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land. Check out the Facebook event page for opening times and see who else is attending.


When the RAGE Facebook page reaches 100,000 likes id Software have said they will make the iPod, iPhone and iPad versions of the RAGE mobile app free for 1 week on release. At the moment the page just needs another 45,431 likes to reach the goal.

World of Warplanes: have released the first screenshots for their upcoming World of Warplanes flight combat MMO PC game. Expect more information about the game to be released next week during Gamescom. I’m especially interested in the balance between air combat and flight simulation and if you start on the ground and fly into the warzones or start airborne inside them. So many questions….

World Of Warplanes - Behind You World Of Warplanes - Approaching Target

Theme Park and Battlefield 3:

Pocketgamer are reporting that the classic Amiga management simulation Theme Park and the new Battlefield 3 game will both be appearing on iOS. I absolutely loved playing Theme Park back in the early 90’s. I even got to meet Peter Molyneaux in 1994 at a Theme Park launch event in HMV on Oxford Street when he was the head of Bullfrog Productions who originally made the game. Theme Park is also available the Nintendo DS and from the PlayStation Store.

Brawl Busters:

Rock Hippo Production’s free2play action MMO is starting its closed beta on the 11th Aug 2011. The game features 5 different player classes, different consumes and weapons, online multiplayer, single-player and co-op modes. You can apply for a close beta code on the Brawl Busters website now.

Rugby World Cup 2011 and Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge:

At the moment there is a battle going on over official team licences between the 2 rugby games out this year – Rugby World Cup 2011 and Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge. Here’s a summary of which licenses have been announced so far for each game.

Rugby World Cup 2011

  • England
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Ireland
  • France
  • Italy
  • USA
  • Canada
  • South Africa
  • Argentina

Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge:

  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • USA
  • Avia Premiership teams
  • Top 14 Orange teams
  • RaboDirect Pro 12 teams
  • Super Rugby teams (NZ and Australian teams only)

Dead Island:

Finishing off today’s news is the brand new “All Fight Together” trailer for the upcoming Dead Island game showing off some of the gore and violence that awaits you in multiplayer which Weefz previewed last month.