This Week's Top Stories: July 15 - 20, 2013

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 by clicking the links provided.

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Capcom unveils Ultra Street Fighter IV

Capcom is set to release yet another edition of its celebrated brawler Street Fighter IV: Ultra Street Fighter IV.

U.K. Charts: There's no stopping The Last of Us

The latest U.K. All Format Chart data is in, confirming The Last of Us has enjoyed a fifth week at the number one spot.

PSN hack: Sony drops its appeal for 250k fine

Sony has announced that it has dropped its appeal over the fine it received as a result of the external intrusion on PlayStation Network back in April 2011.

PlayStation Store PLAY 2013 game deals unveiled

This year's lineup of games in the North American PlayStation Store's PLAY promotion was announced today and starts on Tuesday, July 23.

PS4 Diablo III due out in 2014

Blizzard has confirmed that the PlayStation 4 version of Diablo III won’t ship until 2014.

BioWare says Mass Effect 4 will be 'friendly' for newcomers and fans alike

The developer behind the fourth instalment in the Mass Effect franchise has revealed that the sci-fi RPG will prove inviting for gamers both new and old to the series.

PS4 dev kit revealed via FCC filing, features 2.75GHz max clock frequency

A recent filing with the United States Federal Communications Commission reveals the PlayStation 4 development kit that studios around the world have been working on to produce games for Sony's next-gen console.

Say goodbye to MAG and SOCOM servers on PS3 in 2014

Sony revealed today on Twitter that, as of January 28, 2014, servers for SOCOM Confrontation, MAG, and SOCOM 4 will be going offline--for good.

GTA V's action comes faster than previous games, says Rockstar

Grand Theft Auto V will pile on the action at a faster rate than any of its predecessors, Rockstar has said.

Cerny: PlayStation's identity is in 'the variety of experiences' it brings

In an interview with IGN, PlayStation 4 lead architect Mark Cerny expressed his opinion on what the PlayStation identity is today.

Sony's Gamescom teaser: 'many cool things for PS4, PS Vita'

Sony’s Tony Clark has taken to Twitter to tease the platform holder’s plans for this year’s Gamescom event.

Rumor: Modern Warfare 4 is in development at Sledgehammer

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 is currently in the works at Sledgehammer Games.

PS3 wireless headsets will work with PS4, confirms Sony

Sony has confirmed with the chaps at Polygon at the San Diego Comic-Con this week that PlayStation 4 will support its predecessor’s range of wireless headsets.

Strider PS4, PS3 announced by Capcom, 'blazing fast gameplay' meets Metroidvania

At this evening's World of Capcom panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Capcom announced a reboot of Strider, its fan-favorite series dating back to the 1989 arcade game

The Last of Us tops U.S. software sales for June

Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic masterpiece The Last of Us has topped the U.S. sales charts for the month of June 2013, the latest NPD data has confirmed.

Ubisoft boss says pre-orders for PS4 & Xbox One are double that of previous gen

Pre-orders for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are tracking significantly higher than those for previous-generation hardware, Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot has said.

Battlestar Galactica writer is working on new Sony Santa Monica game, not God of War 4

Today at the San Diego Comic-Con, television screenwriter Michael Angeli, best known for his work on Battlestar Galactica, Dark Angel, and Caprica, announced at the Battlestar Galactica panel that he is currently working with Sony Santa Monica on a new project.

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