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Gamescom 2012: PS Vita is Still Alive and Well

Written by Micah Messer

PS Vita launched in North America about 6 months back with a pretty solid software launch lineup. Since that launch date, however, we haven’t gotten much of anything in terms of new games. Vita has also suffered from poor hardware sales, probably due to lack of games. The problem is, who is gonna want to develop games for a platform that has poor hardware sales? It’s a vicious cycle, and one that the Vita has been stuck in for nearly 6 months.

Everybody thought that this year’s E3 was gonna be Sony’s chance to talk about what they’re doing to improve upon Vita’s sales and software lineup. However, the Vita seemed like more of an afterthought at the show. Other than showing a new game or two and announcing a new bundle, the Vita was almost completely ignored. Thankfully, Sony heard our concerns. At their Gamecom 2012 press conference, PS Vita was the star of the show.

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Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut Released

In response to the fan outrage at the ending of the acclaimed Mass Effect trilogy, Bioware released Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut today. You can expect our thoughts on this potential “fix” of the ending of this remarkable series within the next few days.

Nintendo Announces 3DSXL

In exciting news, Nintendo has announced a super sized 3DS system to be released this year, on August 19th. It will retail for a mere $30 more than the regular sized 3DS, at the price of $199.99. The screens will be 90% bigger, making your 3D experience even more immersive and impressive.

Wii U Game Pricing

According to a well-known game retailer, Avengers: Battle for Earth, Your Shape 2013 and Sports Connections will all be priced at $49.99 on the Wii U. However, the Wii U version of the much-anticipated Assassin’s Creed 3 will be $59.99, the same price as the Xbox 360 and Ps3 versions. Could this mean the blockbuster games will be the same price on the Wii U as other consoles? That’s what it seems, but time will tell.