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PS Vita getting PlayStation Plus on Nov. 19; Uncharted, Gravity Rush, Jet Set Radio added to Instant Game Collection

Daniel Perez | Nov 13, 2012 10:40 AM CST

Sony announced earlier this year it would be making its widely successful premium membership service, PlayStation Plus, available to PS Vita owners without any additional costs to PS Plus members. Today, the company has finally announced the PS Plus service will be made available on the PS Vita on November 19th.

The PlayStation Plus service for the PS Vita will have its own Instant Game Collection and on November 19th, will give PS Plus members access to the following titles:

As with the PlayStation 3 version of PlayStation Plus, the PS Vita Instant Game Collection will be regularly refreshed, but seeing as the current library of titles for the Vita is lacking, I'm curious to see just how many games Sony can make available without Vita owners opting out of buying games in hopes their game of choice will be free on PS Plus.

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PC version of Black Ops 2 ships with Mass Effect 2 instead [UPDATE]

Daniel Perez | Nov 13, 2012 8:49 AM CST

Update: BioWare has announced they will be giving PC players affected by this mishap a very special gift.

If you were one of the millions of Call of Duty fans who attended midnight launch events last night to pick up your copy of Black Ops 2 as soon as it was legal to do so, then you're probably sound asleep as you played the game to hell until the sun came up. But a small minority seem to be having issues with their newly acquired game, specifically the PC version.

Reports have been spreading across the Internet of people whose second Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 disc not containing the second part to the game's installation process. Instead, it's a Mass Effect 2 disc. YouTube user zeroiez even took video of his experience when attempting to install Black Ops 2 on his PC, with many an expletive flying in Treyarch's direction.

Continue reading: PC version of Black Ops 2 ships with Mass Effect 2 instead [UPDATE] (full post)

GTA V will be bigger than GTA IV, Red Dead Redemption and San Andreas combined

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 12, 2012 10:26 PM CST

Any Grand Theft Auto fan knows that with each successive game, the game world itself gets much bigger. Well, it looks like Grand Theft Auto V is set to be the biggest of them all. The digital edition of Game Informer's December Issue is out, and it includes a mammoth amount of information on the game.

There will be not one, but three protagonists in GTA V, which can be switched between at nearly any time during the game. There's no confirmation on whether there'll be cooperative play, but with three players to choose from, I don't see how it can't feature the wicked ability for co-op.

Randomized events make a return, as well as some of the characters from GTA IV. The biggest thing with this feature in Game Informer is that they unleashed the news that the game world is going to be bigger than Red Dead Redemption, San Andreas and GTA IV... combined.

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Source Engine 2 is being worked on, Valve are just "waiting for a game to roll it out with"

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 12, 2012 1:35 AM CST

We kinda knew this was in the works, and I think we're going to see Half-Life 3 rolled out with it. But, during a visit from 4chan.org's /v/ board for his birthday, Valve boss Gabe Newell received some presents from some randoms from the Internet.

He had to pay $2.50 to unlock a real-life Mann Co. crate that included a TF2 Soldier hat inside, and he hung around to talk to fans of his, and his games, that came from all across the United States. The first question asked, and paraphrased from the above video, "Is Valve working on a new Source engine?"

Newell replied with "We've been working on new engine stuff for a while", adding "we've just been waiting for a game to roll it out with". Someone then follows that question up with "is it more than just an extension to Source? Like, is it an entirely new engine?" Newell, the hero that he is, replies with "yeah."

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New Grand Theft Auto V details emerge in latest Game Informer magazine

Daniel Perez | Nov 9, 2012 9:14 AM CST

Some new details on Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V have been released thanks to a Game Informer feature detailing a lot of previously unknown information regarding Rockstar's next open-world title.

One of the first things detailed is the main character in Grand Theft Auto V, or rather, main characters as the game will feature three playable characters who will be switchable by a simple button press which will allow players to experience the same mission through a different angle. Each character has their own back story, skill set and even their own friends who players will be able to interact with.

Heists will play a big role in Grand Theft Auto V as each playable character will have their own job to do during a heist. For example, one heist can have one character rappelling down the side of a building, another character with a sniper rifle in another building to provide support while the last character flies a helicopter for the sake of flying a helicopter.

Continue reading: New Grand Theft Auto V details emerge in latest Game Informer magazine (full post)

Nintendo holding midnight launch for Wii U at Nintendo World in NYC

Daniel Perez | Nov 9, 2012 8:35 AM CST

Have you been keeping tabs on the latest Wii U news, but have yet to pre-order the console and live near New York City? Seeing as how pre-orders for the Wii U are going fast, it might be in your best interest to attend Nintendo's midnight launch event at Nintendo World.

The launch event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 17th at 6 p.m., but if I know one thing about New Yorkers, it's the fact that they tend to wait in line for things way earlier than people expect. I wouldn't be surprised if there were people waiting in line at Nintendo World days, maybe even a week before the Wii U launches.

Aside from being one of the first to purchase a Wii U, Nintendo of America's President Reggie Fils-Aime will be there to count down the launch of the company's next console and hand off a Wii U to the first person in line. Not only that, but Nintendo will have New York-themed T-shirts with Mario's image on it for sale at the event, whose proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross to support Hurricane Sandy victims.

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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm gets delayed, won't be swarming near your heart until 2013

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 9, 2012 3:34 AM CST

Rumors have unfortunately been confirmed, with Blizzard's expansion pack to StarCraft II has been delayed, Heart of the Swarm was scheduled for a Christmas release, but has been delayed until some time in 2013.

Heart of the Swarm originally was meant to add seven new units to the game, and remove three existing numbers for balancing reasons. But behind closed doors, Blizzard have changed their plans, dropping the planned Shredder and Warhound units for the Terrans due to balancing problems, replacing them with Widow Mines - variants on Spider Mines that fire splash-damage missiles, and tweaks to the Hellion, Ghost, Battlecruiser and Reaper units.

Protoss players will receive three of the four new multiplayer units, while the Replicant has been thrown away over fears that it would encourage players to spam masses of identical units. There are also single player modifications where an expanded plot would continue where Wings of Liberty finished.

Continue reading: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm gets delayed, won't be swarming near your heart until 2013 (full post)

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will allow direct streaming to YouTube

Trace Hagan | Nov 8, 2012 6:27 PM CST

Every time I hear something new about the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, I get a little bit more excited. For instance, I just learned that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will allow players on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 to stream they're gameplay live to the internet so friends and random people alike can watch you play.

"With Call of Duty: Black Ops II, people can live stream their gameplay directly from the game or watch the best players live on YouTube, which is an awesome next step for the eSports community," said YouTube's Sang Kim, head of game partnerships.

Now everyone will be able to watch you get that amazing headshot, or tea bag the player you just knifed in the back. Whatever your playing style, you'll be sure to get numerous comments on YouTube, both good and bad. This live streaming of play is a really cool feature and ushers in the future of eSports.

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Nintendo pulls back veil of secrecy behind Wii U online network

Daniel Perez | Nov 7, 2012 11:53 AM CST

Ever since the Wii U was announced at E3 2011, gamers around the world have been hoping Nintendo steps up their online network game seeing as competitors Microsoft and Sony have completely left them in the dust with Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. Nintendo has assured gamers it will not repeat the same mistakes it made with the Wii and 3DS with Nintendo's Friend Code system. When you consider the Wii U will launch in a little over a week, it's natural to be concerned Nintendo has yet to give any real details surrounding its upcoming online network. The phrase "better late than never" certainly rings true here as Nintendo has finally released some details of how the Wii U's online network will work through its YouTube channel.

Before getting into the nitty gritty of the Wii U's online network, Nintendo first describes the experience Wii U owners will have when they first turn on their console. You'll first need to create a user account for the Wii U with a total of 12 user accounts possible per console. Once a user account is created, the user will create their Mii to attach to the account.

After a user account is created, they will go on to create a Nintendo ID which will be used to eShop purchased, video chat and Miiverse. Iwata-san says the Nintendo ID will live beyond the Wii U console as more Nintendo products will support the use of the Nintendo ID as well as PCs and mobile devices. He also states the Nintendo ID can be used with other third-party network services, which leads me to believe services like Origin and UPlay will be compatible with a user's Nintendo ID.

Continue reading: Nintendo pulls back veil of secrecy behind Wii U online network (full post)

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two demo now available on Xbox Live, PSN Network

Daniel Perez | Nov 6, 2012 8:58 AM CST

Disney Epic Mickey 2 is just two weeks away from being released, but if you never played the original game that came out for the Wii in late 2010, then you pretty much have no idea what you should be excited about. Instead of taking a gamble in hopes Disney Epic Mickey 2 is something you'd enjoy, DIsney Interactive has just announced a demo for the game has been released on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.

The demo for Disney Epic Mickey 2 will have players controlling Mickey Mouse as he works his way through the game's opening tutorial, to then play through some early levels of the game which includes the memorable magical laboratory of the sorcerer, Yen Sid.

Players will also meet Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, which happens to be the first cartoon Walt Disney ever drew, to experience some of the game's co-op abilities.

Continue reading: Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two demo now available on Xbox Live, PSN Network (full post)