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This Week's Top Stories: March 11 - 16, 2013

16 March 2013

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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Avalanche: PS4 will 'out-power PCs for next few years'

The developer behind the Just Cause series has heaped praise on Sony’s decision to include 8GB RAM in the PlayStation 4.

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Suda51 is 'horny' for PS4

Grasshopper Manufacture bigwig Goichi Suda has used some choice words to express his excitement for Sony’s PlayStation 4.

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The Last of Us demo launch date in May

Naughty Dog has confirmed that the launch date for The Last Of Us demo on PlayStation 3 will be May 31, 2013.

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Kingdom Hearts HD leaked gameplay calls nostalgic Keyblade wielders into action

A leaked gameplay video of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX has appeared online, via camera footage recorded at a recent demo event held by Sony Computer Entertainment Korea.

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Report: 3G PS Vita price cut in U.S. Sony stores, model to be discontinued

Joystiq reports that Sony has cut the price of the 3G PlayStation Vita model across North America.

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BioShock creator Ken Levine pulls plug on planned film

Speaking with Irrational Games figurehead Ken Levine after last week's BAFTA Game Awards, Eurogamer unearthed an interesting fact about the planned BioShock film: it's cancelled, and Levine pulled the plug

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New The Last of Us details drop

Fresh details on Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic horror romp The Last of Us have surfaced via M! Magazine(via Gamechub).

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Kaz Hirai on why the actual PS4 console wasn't shown in NYC

While the PlayStation 4 unveiling in New York City last month garnered plenty of praise, it wasn't without criticisms.

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Sniper Elite 3 coming to PS4, current and next-gen consoles

Sniper Elite 3 is heading to current- and next-generation consoles in 2014, 505 Games has announced.

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PS3 owners streamed video 25% of their console time in 2012, reveals report

A report by market research specialist Nielson on the use of video-on-demand (VOD) and streaming services on consoles has revealed that PlayStation 3 owners watched video content 25 percent of the time when using their systems in 2012.

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HD remakes of Kingdom Hearts 2 and Birth by Sleep hinted by HD 1.5 Remix

The venerable Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep may receive HD remasters, if the end credits of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX are any indication.

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February NPD: Dead Space 3 takes top spot

Remember all those rumors that poor sales of Dead Space 3 caused EA to cancel the inevitable Dead Space 4? Well, turns out Dead Space 3 took the top spot for February, according to the latest NPD U.S. sales data.

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God of War dev 'not helping out' with The Last Guardian

The developer behind the God of War franchise has played down reports that it is helping out with long-delayed PlayStation 3-exclusive, The Last Guardian.

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Saints Row IV dated, trailered

Deep Silver has lifted the lid on the official announcement trailer for Saints Row IV.

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EA confirms Battlefield 4 appearance at GDC on March 26

The invite that IGN received a while ago is now confirmed as being on for a Battlefield 4 presentation at this year's Game Developer's Conference.

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Costume designer Roen lists Final Fantasy Versus 13 as Final Fantasy 15

If a recent listing on the site of the Japanese fashion brand Roen is to believed, Final Fantasy Versus XIII will be reborn as the next main entry in Square Enix's mega franchise: Final Fantasy XV.

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Rockstar fires up Grand Theft Auto pre-order page

Grand Theft Auto V won't be launching until September, but that hasn't stopped the mighty Rockstar Games from launching the official pre-order page on its website for the new title.

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