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This isn't a very exciting week for Wii U fans, as you're only getting two [old] additions -- Two Tribes' Rush has been remade, and Double Dragon is live on the Virtual Console. That's about it, folks.
As usual the 3DS is a lot more exciting, as 3D Galaxy Force II is the next game in the Sega 3D Classics line is live. In memory of Destructoid's former Feature Editor Chad Concelmo, 3D Ecco the Dolphin deserves a special mention. Also, if you haven't heard, the Miiverse came to the 3DS, so go update your system!
The rest of the offerings are a mixed bag, with a demo for Nano Assault EX (and a sale), an AternoBlade demo, Double Dragon, Jump Trials Supreme, Life with Horses 3D, My Style Studio: Hair Salon, and Orion's Odyssey.
CCP is best known for creating EVE Online, but they have another MMO in the works called World of Darkness, which is based on the popular vampire and werewolf pen and paper games of the same name. CCP told Polygon that they had laid off 15 employees working on the project.
CCP said that "The change was due to our evaluation of the game's design and ongoing development needs. While this was a difficult decision, CCP remains committed to the franchise and our promise to make a compelling, rich and deep World of Darkness experience."
World of Darkness has been in development for over seven years, and last year CCP made sure people knew that the game was still coming out. I'm not expecting to see anything on this in the near future, but hopefully we get to play it someday.
Thief Gold has a new HD texture pack created by Bentraxx, and it really makes the fourteen year old game look a lot better. The game is bit dated, but this definitely makes it look good for its age.
Here's a list of what this mod adds to the game:
I have never gotten around to finishing Thief, but I played quite a bit of it on a friend's PC a few years ago. It's a really awesome game, and this mod might get me to grab it off GOG.com and spend a weekend playing it.
Sharper Shadows: Thief Gold HD Mod Released [Rock, Paper, Shotgun]
The PlayStation Vita keeps proving itself to be a serious contender for independent games, with titles like Terraria, Rogue Legacy, and Spelunky either already on the platform or in the works. To add to that list, Gaijin's rhythm platformer Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien will be available on the Sony handheld on December 17 in North America and December 18 in Europe.
The "Good Friends Pack" featuring characters from various other indie games will be available for Runner2's Vita launch. So you can not only get your run on while cooped up in an airplane economy seat on your way to visit family for the holidays, but you can also do it with Portal 2's Atlas or Machinarium's Josef if you so please.
As a kid, I played hundreds of hours of Duke Nukem 3D. I even went so far as to go to local tech stores and find "level pack" CDs so I could play more maps than the game could possibly offer, and made a few of my own in my spare time.
Thankfully the Steam version of Duke 3D (the Megaton Edition) has just added Steam Workshop support and a level editor. Basically, the editor allows you to create extra maps for the community and the Workshop lets you share them -- pretty simple stuff.