As we head to the halfway point of this year, I decided to make another list of some more games to be on the lookout for. If you haven’t already seen my list of my most anticipated games of this year or the downloadable games to be on the lookout for, go check those out since I won’t be adding those games to this list. How about we get right to the point? Here are some more big budget and indie developed games to be on the lookout for this year.

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I doubt anyone will be surprised that Wolfenstein: The New Order will have some censorship when it hits Germany next month. The only major change that is happening within the game is that the Nazis will instead be referred to as "The Regime." The Nazi symbol will also be taken down due to the sensitivity of the topic for the country. Pete Hines, a marketing executive for Bethesda, talked in an interview with GameSpot about this censorship before going on to discuss another controversy the game has on its plate—no multiplayer. For the most part, every shooter these days comes with some form of multiplayer or is all about the multiplayer. Wolfenstein: The New Order will be a single player only game.

Jump to see what Pete Hines has to say about the censorship and the multiplayer being left out of the game.

It seems like every big name in certain franchises are leaving to either find their own place in the industry or to take a break from it for a little bit due to how stressful working in the industry can be. Ted Timmins, who was the manager for the Fable franchise, is now leaving Lionhead Studios. Timmins started out working on the original Fable, and the library of games he help make include the entire Fable franchise with the main games, the spin-offs, and the anniversary edition of the original Fable.

Jump to see what he has to say about his departure from Lionhead Studios!

The NPD report has arrived for March, bringing in some positive (and negative) news for the major hardware players out there. Sony enjoyed the overall hardware sales lead for the month, with the PlayStation 4 topping the charts. This despite the release of Titanfall, which gave Microsoft's Xbox One a nice boost (Titanfall also had the lead in retail sales, edging out Infamous: Second Son). Nintendo saw a rise in Wii U hardware sales compared to last year, while the 3DS saw a significant drop. Numbers inside.

Last year, GaymerX was inaugurated as an LGBT conference for gamers and developers. Counting 2,300 attendees including industry vets from BioWare and EA, the three-day event cultivated an energetic, passionate space for gamers in San Francisco. The popularity of the conference has allowed it to renew itself this year with better content, better events, and "especially better venue space and decor," according to one of the planners.

Unfortunately, the extremely high risk of debt with growing GaymerX could not be ably leveraged with equally highly invested sponsors. Consequently, Toni Rocca (president and organizer of the con) announced on her Twitter the end of the con's annual run.

Hop inside for some thoughts on the social questions pertaining to this conference, as well as perspectives on the gaming industry.

PAX East 2014 enjoyed the expo’s largest turnout of indie developers to date, and marked the year where, in my mind, indies definitively trumped the AAA publishers. While many of the better known games had lines far longer than I could wait (I’m looking at you, Below), some of the show’s smaller titles left me the most excited.

Head inside to have a look at some of the titles that I found the most exciting!

Nintendo is facing a lawsuit that could cost them, as the base premise of the Wii U console's mult-screen display is being disputed for patent infringement. This is nothing new for Nintendo, as they lost a case last year over the 3D technology in the 3DS, won a case over the Wii Fit Balance Board, and infamously lost a case over the tech inside the Wavebird Controller among specific Wii accessories. Head inside for more information.

Nintendo of America has announced they are cutting the price of five 3DS titles on April 22nd. Among them are the system's top three best-selling titles, so if you haven't picked them up yet, you now have one less excuse.

The games getting the mark-down are Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. They will be available both in the eShop and on shelves for $29.99. The price cut should bolster 3DS software sales a bit this spring, which will be good for Nintendo's bottom line. Not that the 3DS needs a great deal of bolstering.

Video games have given us some interesting experiences over the years, whether it's been exploring huge mystical lands, jumping on killer turtles, shooting zombies, or simulating being stood up on a dinner date. So, why not add a simulator where you simulate drinking a soda? Well, developer Snowrunner Games and the game creator Will Brierly will be bringing this game to the Xbox One as a part of their independent publishing program. The game is apparently a part of a 100 simulators coming to the Xbox One, including 10 never before seen exclusives. Soda Drinking Pro will have Kinect support and a mode that will apparently be 100% realistic. The game doesn't have a release date, but we will probably hear more about this game as the year goes on.

With the recent announcement that Gearbox Software and 2K Australia are working on a pre-sequel in the Borderlands franchise that takes place between Borderlands and Borderlands 2, we have gotten plenty of information about where the game will take place, the characters, the plot, a release time, and what consoles it will be on. Some people were a little confused by the announcement, especially why it would only be released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC, but others are excited nonetheless. Randy Pitchford, the President of Gearbox Software, has recently talked about where they are right now in scaling how big the world of the pre-sequel will be, and deciding a price point for said game.

Jump to see what Randy Pitchford has to say!