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This Week's Top Stories: September 3 - 8, 2012

8 September 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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Hideo Kojima: MGS Ground Zeroes is NOT Project Ogre

Metal Gear mastermind Hideo Kojima has expressed his frustration at people constantly asking him what Project Ogre is – and confirmed once and for all that it’s not Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes.

Kojima-san was speaking in light of Ground Zeroes North American debut at PAX Prime in Seattle, USA over the weekend.

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Ratchet Gladiator HD announced

Sony has confirmed that PlayStation 2 title Ratchet: Gladiator will be receiving a HD makeover at some point.

Gladiator was originally released back in October 2005, and was notably absent from the recent Ratchet & Clank HD Collection, which launched last month in the U.S.

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PS4, Xbox 720 are ‘spectacular,’ says EA’s Frank Gibeau

Sony and Microsoft’s next-generation systems are ‘spectacular,’ according to Frank Gibeau, president of EA Labels.

The executive has already spoken out about PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 in recent weeks, previously stating he expects both machines to arrive on store shelves in roughly a year’s time.

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Jazz: Trump’s Journey announced for PS Vita

Egg Ball Games has taken to the EU PlayStation Blog to lift the lid on Jazz: Trump’s Journey, a new downloadable PlayStation Vita game co-produced with Bulkypix.

The game plonks you in the dreams of jazz musician Trump, where you’ll witness various events throughout his life, from forming a group, his crush on Lady Poppy to his battle against injustice in early 20th century New Orleans.

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII detailed; 30 percent complete

According to an interview with Fumitsu, some very interesting details surfaced for the upcoming Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

The story delivery in Lightning Returns , which is thirty percent is meant to connect the experiences with the other two titles. Final Fantasy XIII was story driven, FFXIII-2 was character driven, and Lightning Returns will be world driven. This means that players will have to determine how they must interact with a changing world.

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Old Snake isn’t prematurely greying in Ground Zeroes according to Kojima

After a barrage of tweets from avid fans, Hideo Kojima responded in form on his official Twitter page.

According to Kojima-san, the grey hair that Snake sported after removing his goggle was because of the game engine's effects. Specifically, it was due to the rim-lighting.

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PS Vita Remote Play now live, GoW Collection and Team ICO now playable on Vita

Sony has announced that both the God of War Collection and Team ICO Collection are now available to play on your PlayStation Vita by streaming them from the PlayStation 3. Some games enable this already but they didn't play too well because they were built around connectivity between PS3 and PSP, which has a slower band of wi-fi.

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Soul Sacrifice demo to debut at Tokyo Game Show

According to Famitsu, the first playable gameplay demo of PlayStation Vita RPG Soul Sacrifice will debut at this year's Tokyo Game Show.

Andriasang posted screens and details via the Japanese publication. Apparently, the demo will start you out with a preset range of magic attacks, including the ability to use a long-ranged attack alongside defense and recovery skills.

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Call of Juarez: Gunslinger announced

Techland has announced development of Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, an all-new downloadable entry in the Wild West shooter franchise for PlayStation Network, PC and Xbox LIVE Arcade.

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Killzone Trilogy officially announced

Last week’s rumored Killzone Trilogy is indeed the real deal, and will be heading to PlayStation 3 in October 2012, Sony has announced.

The three-game bundles includes a Trophy-compatible HD version of the original Guerrilla Games shoot-‘em-up, as well as Killzone 2 and Killzone 3. In addition, the pack also features all multiplayer DLC for the latter two instalments.

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August NPD: Darksiders II rules the roost

The latest NPD data has confirmed that Darksiders II topped the U.S. software charts for August 2012, shifting 247,000 copies across PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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Oddworld creator keen for Abe to appear in PlayStation All-Stars

Oddworld’s bug-eyed hero Abe would be an ideal fit for Sony’s upcoming PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, reckons series creator Oddworld Inhabitants.

The oddball character, who appeared in PlayStation classics Abe’s Oddysee and Abe’s Exodus, has certainly earned his right as one of the most iconic heroes to grace a Sony platform, but as of yet his appearance in Battle Royale hasn’t been confirmed.

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Sony on Skyrim DLC: No promises, but 'everyone involved is trying their best'

Several days ago, Bethesda broke silence on Skyrim DLC on PlayStation 3, or rather, the lack thereof. In an official forum statement, Global Community Lead Gstaff let PS3 Skyrim owners know that Bethesda may not be able to solve technical issues that have plagued Skyrim since release.

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PlayStation Vita has been hacked, homebrew software on the way

A skilled group of amateur hackers has found an exploit in PlayStation Vita software that will allow them to run homebrew software. In an interview with Crave, hacker Yifanlu talked at length about the discovery his team made, which will not allow pirated games to be played.

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