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This Week's Top Stories: December 10 -15, 2012

16 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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The Last of Us multiplayer confirmed, boxart unveiled

Naughty Dog has lifted the wraps off the official boxart for its hotly-anticipated post-apocalyptic thriller, The Last of Us.

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GamesMaster Sir Patrick Moore passes away

Legendary astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore has passed away, aged 89. The Sky at Night presenter, also best remembered as the GamesMaster to a whole generation of gamers for his work on the 90s TV show, died peacefully at his home in West Sussex on Sunday.

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Is the Phantom Pain a Metal Gear Solid game?

At the 2012 Spike VGAs on Friday, unheard of Swedish developer Moby Dick Studios unveiled a curious new IP titled The Phantom Pain. This seemed fishy to many viewers for a variety of reasons.

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Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition coming to PlayStation Plus

PlayStation Plus subscription members in the United States will soon be able to add Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition to their digital PlayStation 3 games library.

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GTA V dev working on ‘cutting-edge’ next-gen tech

The developer behind Grand Theft Auto V is on the hunt for fresh blood to help work on undisclosed next-generation technology.

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Report: PS4 due out spring/autumn 2014

Technology website SemiAccurate has claimed that the successor to the PlayStation 3 will be released in spring/autumn 2014 – not late 2013 as previously speculated. Furthermore, Japanese sources close to the website state that the console is codenamed Thebes, not Orbis.

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SuperBot Entertainment is hiring, more PlayStation All-Stars content incoming?

Earlier today, Gamasutra listed nine jobs available at SuperBot Entertainment, the developers of the incredibly fun brawler, PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale (which we gave a 9.0 in our review).

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Crysis 3 pushes PS3, 360 to the limit

Crysis 3’s technical prowess all but maxes out the current crop of home consoles, Crytek boss Cevat Yerli has revealed. Chatting with VideoGamer, Yerli also boasted that the game’s predecessor stands head and shoulders above the majority of current-gen offerings.

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Assassin’s Creed III is Ubisoft’s fastest-selling game ever

Assassin’s Creed III has managed a total sell-through of seven million copies worldwide, becoming Ubisoft’s fastest-selling game of all time.

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Hitman: HD Trilogy confirmed

The Hitman: HD Trilogy has been officially announced today by IO Interactive.

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Rockstar wants to feature all GTA cities in one game

Rockstar North’s Leslie Benzies has expressed the company’s desire to combine all cities featured in previous Grand Theft Auto titles into one game, allowing players to fly between them at will.

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