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This week in Gaming: July 7-14

Justin Carter, a 19 year old who had been in jail awaiting trail on charges of terrorism, was released on $500,000 after the family receive an anonymous donation to cover the fees. Carter was taken into custody after someone reported sarcastic comments about “being sick in the head” and “shooting up the school” he posted on Facebook after playing League of Legends.

 

Tribes: Ascend Put Out to Pasture

Officials from Tribes: Ascend stated that they have no future developments planned for the game, and instead will be choosing to work on other HiRez products, most notably Smite. In other words Tribes is essentially dead in the water for the foreseeable future.

 

EVO 2013

The largest fighting game tournament set new records with upwards of 145,000 concurrent viewers during their final day of coverage.  Despite an attempt earlier in the week by Nintendo to prevent streaming of 12 year old Super Smash Bros. Melee, they started the record breaking Sunday afternoon with 130,000 streams.

Capcom also announced Street Fighter 4 Ultra featuring rebalanced mechanics and 5 new characters including, Hugo, Poison, Elena, Rolento and one new original character.

Double Helix also showed up to demo Killer Instinct for the Xbox One and was greeted with a somewhat muted reception, which may have also been directed Micorsoft's way.

Click here to see the Day 3 finals madness at Evo in Las Vegas. (Go to 7:9:55 for the KI/Xbone reaction)

Steam Summer Sale

Steam kicked off their annual Summer Sale which runs until July 22. Remember don’t buy a game unless it is a Daily Deal, Flash Sale or Community choice for the biggest savings.

 

Finally, I want to say farewell to Giantbomb’s Ryan Davis who passed away at the age 34. He contribution to gaming will be missed more than he could have even known. Tuesdays won’t ever be quite the same again.