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Saturday
Aug062011

Daily News - 4th and 5th August 2011 - PSVita, Diablo 3 and Sony's "Summer Of Arcade"

PSVita Pushed Back To 2012 For Us

Isn't it always the way, we get screwed on the release dates. Japan will get Vita's for Christmas but we won't, with Kaz Hirai (Sony's Executive Vice President) stating that the delay is so that the system has an adequete supply of launch games when it's released. That's not all though, he went on to comment on the Nintendo 3DS price slash:

"We packed so much into the device and made it very affordable, there is no need to lower the price just because somebody else that happens to be in the video game business decided that they were going to lower their price."

Talk about bitchy!

None of this util next year, I'm afraid!

Blizzard Want Diablo 3 To Come Out This Year... But Will It?

Diablo 3 is a big deal, one of the biggest deals of the past 12 months in fact, so it was encouraging when Blizzard said they were gonna aim to get the game out before the end of the year. In a recent call with investors though that was called somewhat into question by Blizzard CEO Michael Morhaime:

"There's a lot of moving parts in putting out a complicated release like Diablo III. We're not yet in beta. It's really going to come down to when the game is ready for prime-time. We'll know more when we hit beta and we'll know more when we put some of these new systems into test."

By "new systems" I presume they mean the items for cash auction house that was announced last week. Always encouraging to hear Blizzard is taking their time, they're one of the few companies that will actually use that time to make the game great.

I like this screenshot, reminds me of Guardian Shield in Starcraft 2

Sony's Summer Of Arcade Equivilant Will Be Called PSN PLAY

The Summer Of Arcade is a yearly thing Microsoft do where they release a handful of eagerly awaited downloadable games one after the other, over the period of a few weeks... but you already knew that. What you may not know is that the Summer Of Arcade makes them quite a bit of money, so it's only natural that Sony should give it a go for themselves. PSN PLAY is their answer, and will offer you 4 games over 4 weeks, with a bonus if you buy all 4.

  • Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition
  • The Baconing
  • Betrayal
  • Renegade Ops

And the special bonus:

  • A voucher code to download Payday: The Heist when it comes out

To me, it just doesn't contain the calibur of games that Summer Of Arcade usually does. Ah well, this can only be good news for PS3 owners.

Cheap Street Fighter is good news for alot of you

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