Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Gamer's Source 2-11-14

After some illness and a few personal days, daily news is back! 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!

Sony announced last night that the newest model of the PS Vita will be coming to North America later this spring. Speaking at a conference last night (and later detailed on the PS Blog), the new model will come packaged with an 8GB memory stick and Borderlands 2 and will be priced at $199. The company also announced some new information on Vita games, including an official release date for the God of War Collection (May 6th), an Invisimals game to be released on both Vita and PS3, a free-to-play match 3 puzzle game named No Heroes Allowed: No Puzzles Either! and more. This is exciting news for anyone who owns the handheld as the games catalog seemed to be drying up after March. Personally, I am thrilled.

Number TWO!!

Microsoft has released some new details on the next big update in March. The focus of the update will be on the party chat and party system to bring them into their own application, rather than buried in the UI. Along side the update, the company plans on releasing a stereo headset and adapater as well. Though Microsoft has been off to a weaker start, they seem to working hard to rectify the issues for fans, which is surprising considering they tune they were singing last E3...

Thanks IGN!

NUMBER Three!!!

Project Copernicus, the groundbreaking game that 38 Studios was working on before bankruptcy, has been labeled too extreme for Sony Online Entertainment. Speaking on Twitter, president John Smedley said the project was impressive, but that SOE has too many balls in the air to justify the risk that would come with the project. This is very unfortunate, as the rights to the project have yet to have been picked up by anyone, and SOE may have made a great home for it.

NUMBER Four!!!!

The Nintendo 3DS is now officially outselling the GameBoy Advanced. Some recent sales numbers (translated by Siliconera)have showed that the 3DS has pulled ahead, selling over 15 million units total. While this is an impressive number, it is still 20 million units behind the original DS. Nevertheless, awesome news for Nintendo, which has had its fair share of bad news in the passed few months.

And that's all you get today. Please stay tuned for more daily gaming news and leave some comments below. Do I suck? Do I rock? Are you ambivalent to anything I do? Leave some comments and as always, keep the conversation going.

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