The Average Gamer

Almost-Daily News – FIFA 12, World Of Battleships, Ace Combat and more

Afternoon all. Here’s a mix of news from yesterday and today, because I forgot to post it last night. D’oh! More news coming later, thanks to this morning’s Nintendo press conference at the Tokyo Game Show.

Eurogamer Expo: Microsoft have finally announced their line-up for the expo. These are the games that will be playable:

  • Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
  • Forza 4
  • Gears of War 3
  • The Gunstringer
  • Dance Central 2 (Numa numa yay!)
  • Kinect Sports 2

See more on the Eurogamer Expo’s Playable On The Show Floor page.

World Of Battleships: The upcoming free-to-play naval action MMO World Of Battleships now has a website containing the latest concept art and a teaser trailer. World of Battleships will also use the credits, gold and XP system found in both World of Tanks and the upcoming World of Warplanes.


FIFA 12: The demo for FIFA 12 is available now on Xbox LIVE and PC giving you time to practice before the game is officially released on the 29th Sep 2011. Matches are limited to 3.5 mins and you can play as the following teams – Marseille, Milan, Arsenal, Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund and Man City. The demo also includes the following tutorials:

  • Standing and sliding tackle
  • Jockeying
  • Running jockey
  • Contain
  • Team mate contain
  • Push pull

Man City’s Etihad Stadium during the day and with dry weather is the only pitch available. The FIFA 12 demo will be available on the PlayStation Network from tomorrow.

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon: From tomorrow across Europe, you will be able to play the first couple of single-player levels of Ace Combat: Assault Horizon on your PS3 or Xbox 360 before its release in October 2011. The first level takes place in the skies above Miami as you learn how to play your F-22A. The second level has you taking on the role of a helicopter pilot and causing massive amount of destruction as you assist an elite Delta Force unit in a rescue operation.

You can read what Nick thought of Ace Combat: Assault Horizon from a pilot’s perspective in my hands-on preview.

Mario Craft: User “akumpf” from Teague Labs have created a playable analogue version of Super Mario Bros with magnets, servos and a cardbox box. Sure, the level’s kind short but look, it’s made of cardboard! (via @byronicman). You can find the Mario servo instructions here.