This Week's Top Stories: October 1 - 6, 2012

Welcome to another instalment in our weekly news digest where the team at PSU Towers picks our favourite slices of gaming gossip from the past seven days. See below for the week’s highlights.

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PS Vita price cut hinted at for 2013

The head of Sony Computer Entertainment UK, Fergal Gara, has indicated that PlayStation Vita will receive a price cut in 2013.

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PS3 sales up 139% thanks to Super Slim model

PlayStation 3 sales in the U.K. have rocketed by a whopping 138 per cent thanks to the launch of the recent Super Slim model.

According to MCV, 37 per cent of that figure can be attributed to sales of the 500GB version of the PS3 Super Slim.

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Sony unveils second retailer-exclusive controller

Sony just announced through its PlayStation Facebook fan-page that a new color configuration for the DualShock3 will be sold exclusively at Target.

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Get your wallets ready, price revealed for Mass Effect 1 on PS3

Last week, the PlayStation Nation was excited to learn that, five years after its debut, the original Mass Effect is coming to PlayStation 3 with the Mass Effect Trilogy.

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PS Vita getting Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath next month

The PlayStation Vita version of Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath will be released in November, Just Add Water has confirmed.

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Square hints at Kingdom Hearts 2 HD

Square Enix has hinted that Kingdom Hearts 2 may yet receive a high-definition makeover like its predecessor.

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Sony offering internship at LittleBigPlanet Vita studio

Those of you who are a dab hand at LittleBigPlanet PS Vita take note: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) is offering you the chance to bag a full month’s internship at Swedish developer Tarsier.

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Kill George Washington in Assassin’s Creed III DLC

Ubisoft has revealed the Assassin's Creed III Season Pass, which will net you discounted access to three episodic DLC packs that tell an alternate, post-Revolutionary War tale about the rise to power of King George Washington.

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FIFA 13 is now the biggest sports game of all time

EA Sports’ FIFA 13 is now officially the biggest sports videogame of all time, having sold a whopping 4.5 million units in the five days following its release. The figure makes the footie outing the biggest title of 2012 so far.

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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night coming to PSN

PlayStation classic Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is to be re-released on PlayStation Network, Konami has announced.

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Resistance Collection announced

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has announced plans to release a Resistance Collection for PlayStation 3. The bundle will set you back $39.99 and includes all three PS3 entries in the Chimera-blasting franchise: Resistance: Fall of Man, Resistance 2 and Resistance 3.

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Skyrim dev on PS3 DLC: ‘It’s our problem’

Bethesda’s Pete Hines has taken to Twitter to reassure gamers that it is still working at bringing DLC for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to PlayStation 3.

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The Unfinished Swan release date announced

Giant Sparrow and Sony have announced that artsy PlayStation Network title The Unfinished Swan will be released on October 24. PlayStation Plus subscribers won’t have to wait quite as long as that though, as it’ll be out for members on October 17.

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