This Week's Top Stories: August 12 - 17, 2013
- Posted August 17th, 2013 at 12:03 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 by clicking the links provided.
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PlayStation Vita is dead, it's over, says Pachter who believes PS4 Remote Play won't save Sony's handheld
Wedbush Securities analyst and gaming industry Nostradamus Michael Pachter has delivered a damning verdict on the future of PlayStation Vita.
You would have thought gamers would have had enough of Duke Nukem after its last outing, but it looks like Sony will be championing the once popular franchise again with a PlayStation Vita port.
GTA 5 imports discouraged with DLC region-lock
Rockstar has confirmed that Grand Theft Auto V will be supported by post-launch content. News comes following a warning issued by the studio regarding gamer who are thinking of importing the upcoming crime sequel
Sony confirms hands-on with PS4 at GamesCom
PlayStation 4 will be playable on the show floor at Gamescom next week, Sony has confirmed.
Xbox 360 vs PS3 - The Final Showdown: Sony losing on game preorders but PS4 set to obliterate Xbox One launch
Preorders for core Xbox 360 games prior to the launch of Xbox One may be ahead of PlayStation 4 numbers, but figures suggest that Sony’s console is set to gain a considerable early software lead on its next-gen rival.
PS4 release date: October 21? Retail source leaks internal date
A NeoGAF poster and "mod-verified" retail employee has shared internal info that points to an early PlayStation 4 release date.
Batman: Arkham Origins Collectors' Edition includes statue, poster, and map - PS3 version gets exclusive content
Warner Bros has detailed the Batman: Arkham Origins Collectors’ Edition which will be shipped out in limited quantities for the launch of the game on October 25, 2013.
PS4 Awesomenauts confirmed, alien-blastin' online multiplayer battles incoming
Ronimo Games has announced that a PlayStation 4 version of Awesomenauts is currently in development.
Call of Duty: Ghosts has playable female soldiers for the first time in the franchise
At the Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer reveal event, a new trailer featured a first for the series: a female soldier.
PS3 to PS4 Battlefield 4 multiplayer profile transfer confirmed
Not to be outdone by Activision's announcement of cross-gen compatibility for Call of Duty: Ghosts, EA has today announced that customers who play Battlefield 4 on PS3 will be able to take their multiplayer progress and stats to PlayStation 4.
Xbox One delay gives PS4 launch head start in eight countries
Microsoft has announced that it has delayed the launch of Xbox One in parts of Europe, potentially giving PlayStation 4 an early head start in the region.
GTA V Online trailer reveals user-created deathmatches and races
Rockstar has revealed that Grand Theft Auto V Online will reguarly be updated with content, not just from the developer but also by the community.
GTA Online free and launches after GTA V
Rockstar has announced that Grand Theft Auto Online will be made available on October 1.
PS4 and Xbox One GTA V teased by Rockstar
Rockstar refused to rule out a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of its hotly-anticipated crime caper, Grand Theft Auto V.
Battlefield 4 devs side with PS4 following Xbox One launch delay
With the Xbox One delayed until 2014, the door is open for Sony and the PS4 to capitalise in the eight countries where it will have a head start.