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Devil May Cry HD Collection Announced

It’s been rumored for months, but hasn’t had an official say, until now. Capcom has confirmed it for an early 2012 release, slated to hit the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

This will be the first time, a majority of the Devil May Cry series will be on another console other than the Playstation 2. Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2 and Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening Special Edition are the titles selected to be in the HD collection, with the whopping price of $39.99.

If you haven’t played, or want to replay the series, now is your chance to in glorious high definition.

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Everyone’s Favourite Lawyer gets Trailer for Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3… Also Nova

While Phoenix Wright appearing in UMVC3 pretty much dis confirms him as a DLC character in Tatsunoko vs Capcom, I doubt anyone would have thought that he’d be able to shoot laser beams out of his hand or summoning the judge to slam a gavel on his opponent (Probably a reference to the opening of Justice For All). All this and more is revealed in the latest batch of trailers by Capcom displaying the aforementioned layer and Nova, a superhero whose special powers include laser eyes and flight (Kind of like Superman except gold). These characters go with the Doctor Strange, Firebrand, Ghost Rider, Frank West, Hawkeye, Nenesis T-Type, Iron Fist, Strider Hiryu, Rocket Racoon and Vergil who will also be new arrivals to UMVC3. Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom will be released for the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3 in November this year.

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EA Lists Mass Effect 3 for “Next Gen” Console

Despite starting as a Microsoft published title on Xbox 360 and PC, the Mass Effect series branched out onto the PlayStation 3 with Mass Effect 2 thanks to Electronic Arts. The series, however, might be making another jump with its third entry.

On EA press site they list Mass Effect 3 for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and “Next Gen.” Exactly what platform that is isn’t listed. Considering the Wii U is planned to be launched in 2012 as well, Nintendo’s platform is probably a good guess. That or maybe even the PlayStation Vita.

There’s always the possibility of it being a currently unannounced platform, but with rumored hardware launches pointing at 2013 at the earliest, that seems a bit far out.

Mass Effect 3 launches March 6, 2012 in North America, followed by a European release on March 9, 2012.

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Daytona USA Coming to a Console Near You This Month

While Daytona USA may be familiar to most as “That game made by the people behind Outrun with an AMAZING soundtrack”, that description does a dis-service to one of the most influential arcade racing games ever. It’s amazing to think that an arcade game released 18 years ago would still be such a mainstay in arcades, showing how well the game has aged (Did I mention that the fastest racer in the Saturn port was a HORSE!)

As a testament to this, SEGA have not only announced the re release of Daytona USA for XBLA and PSN, but also confirmed that it will be available for download as soon as this month. The HD port will include touched up visuals (similar to Guardian Heroes which was released yesterday on XBLA) and online multi player to replicate the arcade feel to the finest detail (except digging into your pockets to find another quarter). The game will be released on October 26 for 800 Microsoft points and for $9.99 on PSN on October 25.

Source: (Siliconera)

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Twisted Pixel Bought by Microsoft

The team behind ‘Splosion Man and his girlfriend Ms. ‘Splosion Man, Twisted Pixel, now belong to Microsoft after they were purchased in a deal recently.

The news broke on Major Nelson’s Blog, welcoming the former Indie Company to it’s ranks, following such companies as Rare and Lionhead Studios to promising exclusivity to the 360. This is potentially the first step in the XBLA and PSN becoming two distinct offerings, rather than oddly similar markets, with more and more exclusives coming out for both consoles.

Twisted Pixel, who were also responsible for The Maw, and GunStringer, have not mentioned what games they have in the works for their new bosses, but time will tell just what they can bring to the XBLA table.

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PSA: PSN and SOE Attacked AGAIN, Better Go Change Your Password

Sony just can’t catch a break: Late last night/early this morning, hackers attempted to compromise the accounts of Playstation Network and Sony Online Entertainment users through an unsophisticated brute force attack, simply attempting to match login credentials(i.e. usernames and passwords) obtained from other hacked websites.

This attack was far less successful than past hacking attempts, only compromising the accounts of around 93,000 users, which is less than one tenth of a percent(0.1%). Nonetheless, better safe than sorry- and as a word of advice I’d recommend changing your passwords again, which is also recommended by new Sony Chief Information Security Officer Philip Reitinger:

We want to let you know that we have detected attempts on Sony Entertainment Network, PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment (“Networks”) services to test a massive set of sign-in IDs and passwords against our network database. These attempts appear to include a large amount of data obtained from one or more compromised lists from other companies, sites or other sources. In this case, given that the data tested against our network consisted of sign-in ID-password pairs, and that the overwhelming majority of the pairs resulted in failed matching attempts, it is likely the data came from another source and not from our Networks. We have taken steps to mitigate the activity.

Less than one tenth of one percent (0.1%) of our PSN, SEN and SOE audience may have been affected. There were approximately 93,000 accounts globally (PSN/SEN: approximately 60,000 accounts; SOE: approximately 33,000) where the attempts succeeded in verifying those accounts’ valid sign-in IDs and passwords, and we have temporarily locked these accounts. Only a small fraction of these 93,000 accounts showed additional activity prior to being locked. We are currently reviewing those accounts for unauthorized access, and will provide more updates as we have them. Please note, if you have a credit card associated with your account, your credit card number is not at risk. We will work with any users whom we confirm have had unauthorized purchases made to restore amounts in the PSN/SEN or SOE wallet.

As a preventative measure, we are requiring secure password resets for those PSN/SEN accounts that had both a sign-in ID and password match through this attempt. If you are in the small group of PSN/SEN users who may have been affected, you will receive an email from us at the address associated with your account that will prompt you to reset your password.

Similarly, the SOE accounts that were matched have been temporarily turned off. If you are among the small group of affected SOE customers, you will receive an email from us at the address associated with your account that will advise you on next steps in order to validate your account credentials and have your account turned back on.

We want to take this opportunity to remind our consumers about the increasingly common threat of fraudulent activity online, as well as the importance of having a strong password and having a username/password combination that is not associated with other online services or sites. We encourage you to choose unique, hard-to-guess passwords and always look for unusual activity in your account.

So if your account was affected they’ll let you know, and if they almost hacked into your account they’ll make you set a new password, though once again, it’s recommended that all users change their password for security’s sake.

(Source: PlayStation Blog)

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No Valkyria Chronicles III for North America or Europe

In case you are still holding out for a PSP release of Valkyria Chronicles III, SEGA put to rest those hopes confirming that the lack of popularity of the platform will keep the title in Japan.

Hiroshi Seno, team manager of console sales at Sega cites high localization costs and low sales of Valkyria Chronicles II as the reason for the title not seeing a localization.

The lack of western interest in the PSP is a problem plaguing a lot of titles right now, like Capcom’s Monster Hunter Portable 3rd that hasn’t shown any sign of localization.

It may not be time to give up entirely, though. While nothing is confirmed,  Seno said Sega will speak to Sony about a release on PlayStation Vita next time they meet.

(Source: GameSpot)

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New 320GB 360S HDD Coming Next Month

Bought a new 250GB Slim model 360 only to be outclassed by your buddies and their shiny new limited edition consoles, rubbing their larger hard drives in your face?

Well, put your jealousy to rest later this month when Microsoft makes that same hard drive available to buy for a measly $129.99! And to make it even more tempting, they’re throwing in a free download of LEGO Star Wars III!

And considering that’s currently the price point of the 250GB hard drive, it’s more than likely the smaller option will get a reduced price soon as well.

(Source: Destructoid)

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New Wii Bundles Headed for US and Europe Lack Gamecube Support

Two new Wii bundles are in the works- A black Wii packed with New Super Mario Bros. and a Super Mario Galaxy Soundtrack is set to launch in the US on October 23rd, and a blue Wii with the new Mario and Sonic at London 2012 Olympic Games ready to emerge in the EU with the game’s release November 18th.

While these bundles may seem exciting, being brand new smaller models, their form factor comes at a lofty cost indeed: any and all gamecube support has been removed from the system. The four controller ports and memory card slots have been stripped from this new model to afford its’ smaller size, and these new models are unable to read the older system’s mini-discs.

Pics of the new bundles after the break. Continue reading

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Mass Effect 3 to include Multiplayer

There has been recent speculation of Mass Effect 3 to include some sort of multiplayer aspect to the game. Well today, Casey Hudson and Bioware make tweets confirming that multiplayer Co-Op missions will be coming to Mass Effect 3.

Yes, co-op MP missions for #ME3: they’re real, and they’re spectacular. Rest assured it’s nothing of what you’ve feared. More soon…” – @CaseyDHudson

“There will be a multiplayer component for #ME3. Full details soon, so wait until then before making your decision. We think you’ll like it!” – @bioware

We will keep you updated with further details when they surface.