Thursday, January 30, 2014

Gamer's Source 1-30-14

Another day, another dollar...for someone at least. Welcome to Gamer's Source, a daily news segment with the top five news stories in gaming today. As always, there are opinions and speculation, so feel free to share your own in the comments. Without further ado...  

Number ONE!

According to a post on NeoGAF, Microsoft has some major plans for 2014. Poster ntkrnl has leaked some tantalizing information about the company's plans for it's new console, including releasing a second version of the Xbox One which will be $100 cheaper than the current model, possibly by getting rid of the disc drive. There are also mentions of a new Gears of War announcement and Halo 2: Anniversary Edition coming to Xbox One. All these are good things for Microsoft, who seems to be slightly behind Sony in the console race, though said race has just begun.

Number TWO!!

Speaking of Microsoft, the company has announced that the company will give any consumer $100 for his/her 'old' PS3. Releasing the news on the Microsoft Store site, this is another great move by the company to attack Sony, which has released its own console at a competative price of $399.

NUMBER Three!!!

Sony has officially announced the PS Vita redesign will be released in the UK. Starting next Friday, the slimmer, lighter handheld will cost 180 pounds and sports 1GB of memory, a slightly longer battery life, and an LCD screen rather than than the beautiful OLED screen. At this point there is no release date scheduled for North America, but it only seems logical that it will be coming stateside soon.

Thanks IGN!

NUMBER Four!!!!

Nintendo has made some interesting announcements this morning. President Satoru Iwata spoke at a financials meeting detailing the direction the games company will be going, including creating a social app for mobile phones and licensing out the company's franchises to 3rd party developers to create new games. DS emulation has also been announced to be coming to the Wii U. 

Thanks again, IGN!!

That's about it for today. A whole lot of news wrapped into one or two stories. Interesting nonetheless! As always, keep an eye on this here blog and comment below to keep the conversation going!

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