This Week's Top Stories: January 21 - 26, 2013
- Posted January 26th, 2013 at 16:00 EDT by Michael Harradence
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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U.K. Charts: DmC slays the competition
Ninja Theory’s stylish Devil May Cry reboot has dethroned FIFA 13 from the summit of the U.K. All Format Charts following its launch last Tuesday.
PS4 to be released after Xbox 720, hints Sony boss
The successor to the PlayStation 3 may not be released until after the Microsoft’s Xbox 720 hits store shelves, Sony overlord Kazuo Hirai has hinted.
Dead Space 3 features microtransactions
The associate producer of Dead Space 3 has confirmed that action-horror sequel’s weapons crafting system will incorporate microtransactions.
BioWare says Dragon Age III is 'stunningly beautiful'
BioWare has teased that gamers can expect Dragon Age III: Inquisition to pull some mighty punches in the graphical department. Chatting with OXM, Neil Thompson touched on how the Frostbite 2 engine has allowed the team to craft some stunning visuals for the fantasy RPG sequel.
The Last of Us 'Joel' and 'Ellie' special editions revealed
Word on special editions of Naughty Dog's 2013 post-apocalyptic epic The Last of Us has been scarce. Today, we can share with you the first official details on two such packages, courtesy of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.
Dead Space franchise's future is 'up to the fans'
The continuation of the Dead Space franchise is now in the hands of the fans. If sales for Dead Space 3 are strong, Visceral Games will produce more games in the series.
Resident Evil: Revelations confirmed for PS3
Resident Evil: Revelations has been confirmed for release on PC and consoles.
XSEED Games web domain registrations hint at Killer is Dead localization
Will XSEED Games be handling localization of Suda51's upcoming game Killer is Dead? If a few web domain registrations placed by the company are any indication, the answer is yes.
Rumor: Singularity in works at Quantic Dream for PS4
A recent domain registration has indicated that Quantic Dream, the developer behind the critically-acclaimed Heavy Rain, is working on a new project for Sony’s next-generation console.
THQ auction recap
Sony fined for 2011 PSN outage but plans to appeal
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has been fined for a “serious breach” of the Data Protection Act following the wide-spread, much-publicised hacking of the PlayStation Network in 2011, reports the BBC
PS4 leak brings rumors of specs, controllers and multi-user logins
An avalanche of information claiming to relate to the PlayStation 4, codenamed Orbis, has apparently been gathered by Kotaku, shedding light on details such as technical specifications and controller design.
The Last of Us demo confirmed, early access for GoW: Ascension owners
A playable demo of The Last of Us, the hotly-anticipated adventure from Naughty Dog, will be available free to purchasers of God of War: Ascension.
It's business as usual for Homefront 2, says Crytek
The CEO of Crytek has confirmed that development of Homefront 2 is still moving forward after the IP was purchased by the company this week.
PS All-Stars dev lays off 'around 20' employees
A designer at Insomniac Games has leaked unfortunate news about SuperBot Entertainment, developers of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.
Sony confirms new PS3 colours for U.K.
Sony has announced that it will release two new Super Slim PlayStation 3 colours in the U.K. next month – Blue and Red.----