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This Week's Top Stories: October 8 - 13, 2012

on 13 October 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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Kevin Butler actor sued by Sony

Jerry Lambert, best known among PlayStation fans as the actor who portrays marketing maestro Kevin Butler, is being sued by Sony for breach of contract.

The news comes as Lambert was featured in a commercial for Bridgestone’s Game On promotion, where he is seen playing Nintendo Wii in a similar style to his Sony executive alter ego.

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U.K. Charts: FIFA 13 denies Resident Evil 6

Capcom’s Resident Evil 6 has debuted in second place on the U.K. All Format Charts following its launch last Tuesday, having been kept off the top by FIFA 13.

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Capcom responds to on-disc DLC in Resident Evil 6

It was recently found that the disc version of Resident Evil 6 already houses some downloadable content, but Capcom looks to be sticking to its guns on including the content in this manner.

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T3 honors PlayStation Vita

Sony’s PlayStation Vita has nabbed the gong for T3’s Gaming Gadget of the Year Award. The ceremony took place in London last night, which saw ASUS scoop the majority of awards including the mighty Gadget of the Year gong.

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Square details Tomb Raider special editions, pre-order content

The hotly-anticipated reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise will be receiving two special edition SKUs when it hits shelves in early 2013, Square Enix has announced.

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Total Recall Blu-ray feature God of War: Ascension demo

Gamers who purchase the Blu-ray version of Total Recall: Director’s Cut will also receive a playable demo of God of War: Ascension.

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Backbone confirms layoffs

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix developer Backbone Entertainment has confirmed a number of layoffs at its California-based headquarters.

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Resident Evil 6 receiving free DLC, including No Hope difficulty and more

Capcom announced today that it will release a wave of free downloadable content for its new franchise title Resident Evil 6. The disputable action-horror game will receive via a title update which will include a new difficulty.

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PS3 U.K. sales top 5 million

PlayStation 3 has eclipsed five million unit sales in the U.K. since its launch in March 2007, Sony Computer Entertainment UK has announced.

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PS Store revamp confirmed by Sony

Sony has announced that it has given the PlayStation Store new makeover, with the new-look store launching in Europe on October 17. The revamp, based on consumer feedback, stretches beyond simple aesthetics too, as the redesign brings with it a host of fresh features to Sony’s flagship online service.

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Darkstalkers Resurrection details revealed

Capcom today announced that Darkstalkers Resurrection will be coming to PSN and Xbox Live in a package similar to the recent Marvel vs Capcom Origins release. The package includes Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge and Darkstalkers 3.

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inSANE trilogy isn’t dead yet

The inSANE Trilogy may yet see the light of day despite being dumped by publisher THQ. Creator Guillermo del Toro has said that he is still hoping to get the three-game project off the ground and labelled Valve Corporation as his dream partner for the series.

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Rockstar Games Collection is official

Rockstar has officially announced the release of the Rockstar Games Collection Episode 1 in the U.S. this holiday season.

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Mass Effect 3 Omega DLC release date, price announced

Bioware today announced at ComicCon in New York that the next piece of downloadable content for Mass Effect 3 will be called Omega. Launching later this year, Omega is set to depict Aria T'loak attempting to take Omega back from Cerberus.

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