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

8 December 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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Dead or Alive 5 confirmed for PS Vita

Team Ninja has confirmed that Dead or Alive 5 will be punching its way on to PlayStation Vita in early 2013.

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Onimusha reboot chatter shot down by Ninja Theory

Ninja Theory has poured cold water on reports that it is helming a reboot of Capcom’s popular Onimusha franchise.

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Skyrim Dragonborn DLC hitting PS3 in early 2013

Bethesda has announced via its blog that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's Dragonborn DLC will be released for PlayStation 3 and PC in early 2013.

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Telltale unveils North American release date for disc-based version of The Walking Dead

Telltale Games today revealed that The Walking Dead will be available at retail in North America next Tuesday, December 11.

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Japan getting Metal Gear Rising PS3 bundle

Japanese PlayStation 3 owners will be treated to a sumptuous ‘Zan Datsu’ edition of Sony’s flagship console to coincide with the launch of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

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Far Cry 3 getting PS3-exclusive DLC

Ubisoft Massive has announced via the EU PlayStation Blog that it will be releasing the PlayStation 3-exclusive High Tides DLC pack for Far Cry 3 early next year.

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PS3 is the top platform for Netflix

The PlayStation 3 is now the primary development platform for Netflix and is the world's most popular device for viewing the streaming service's movies and TV shows on a television.

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New Mass Effect 3 DLC teased

The next batch of post-launch content for Mass Effect 3 is currently being worked on at BioWare Edmonton.

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Black Ops II hits $1 billion retail sales

Activision has revealed that military shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops II has reached $1 billion in retail sales 15 days after its worldwide launch.

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Journey soundtrack bags Grammy nomination

Austin Wintory’s evocative Journey soundtrack has bagged itself a Grammy nomination. The score to the PlayStation Network-exclusive adventure, developed by Thatgamecompany, has been nominated in the ‘Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media’ category.

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PS3 Mass Effect sees ‘huge gains in performance’

The PlayStation 3 version of the original Mass Effect has benefited from a number of enhancements over its Xbox 360 counterpart, BioWare has revealed.

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Crysis 3 release dates for North America & Europe announced

North American and European release dates for Crysis 3 are finally set. Last night at an Electronic Arts preview event, Crytek founder Cevat Yerli announced the game would arrive February 13, 2013 in North America and February 22, 2013 in Europe.

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BioShock: Infinite delayed

Ken Levine has revealed that the release of BioShock: Infinite has been pushed back to March 2013.

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VGA 2012: The Phantom Pain officially announced

Announced this evening at the Video Game Awards was the new title The Phantom Pain. Beginning in a doctor's office, the gameplay initiates in a gurney where the player looks at his left hand and it's a prosthetic arm.

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VGA 2012: The Last of Us gets official releas date

Moments ago, the release date for Naughty Dog's hotly-anticipated The Last of Us was revealed at the 2012 Spike VGAs. The post-apocalyptic thriller, which casts gruff Joel and young stead Ellie in a journey across the United States, will launch for PlayStation 3 on May 7, 2013.

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VGA 2012: Dark Souls sequel announced

Jessica Alba swooned fans this evening at the Video Game Awards as she announced the upcoming sequel to Dark Souls

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VGA 2012: Journey, thatgamecompany, clean house win three awards

Samuel L. Jackson announced the winner of Best Independent Game as Journey by thatgamecompany. The breathtaking title opened up the potential for open-world experiences with its innovative and sleek "multiplayer" gameplay and overall experience.

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