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Sunday, February 3rd
Evolution of PC graphics 2000-2013 PC, Graphics YouTube
Half-Life 2 VR head and gun tracking mod for the Oculus Rift VR YouTube
Monday, February 4th
Sony Severs Ties with PlayStation All-Stars Dev Sony, Break-up IGN
IGN acquired by Ziff Davis IGN, Purchase JoyStiq
The Halo trilogy, Fez and Dyad outed on the Steam database Steam EuroGamer
Adam Sessler talks with The Last of Us Creative Director Preview YouTube
Crytek hires the ex-Vigil team (forming a new studio) based on one meeting Hired Venturebeat
First Video footage of DayZ Standalone DayZ, Preview YouTube
Minecraft’s Notch no longer funding Psychonauts 2 Notch, Psychonauts Venturebeat
Tuesday, February 5th
Tera goes free-to-play, adds new content PC, F2P PC Gamer
The Witcher 3 Details Revealed in February Game Informer Issue Preview NeoGAF
OUYA releasing in June for $99 Consoles, Releases The Verge
Wednesday, February 6th
Mass Effect actor Robin Sachs passes away at age 61 Deceased Polygon
J.J. Abrams, Valve in talks for game and Half-Life or Portal film Valve, Movie Polygon
Blizzard registers new website: Project Blackstone Blizzard, StarCraft? Battle.Net
Gabe Newell's vision for Steam: More choice, more democracy, less Greenlight Steam Gamasutra
Games Workshop extends trademark bullying to science fiction literature Trademark BoingBoing
‘Death Inc.’ is an adorable strategy game about spreading the plague Preview The Verge
Civ 5, Jon Shafer, designer launches new studio Preivew, Kickstarter GameSpot
HTML holes exposed sensitive data for “private” Steam user accounts Steam Ars Technica
* ‘A Hat in Time’ is “likely” to end up on Wii U, according to dev Wii U Nintendo Everything
Thursday, February 7th
Journey took thatgamecompany into bankruptcy Bankruptcy Destructoid
BioWare: Calling next game Mass Effect 4 'does it a disservice' Mass Effect Computer and Video Games
Ouya will be the first - and possibly only - console to receive Double Fine Adventure OUYA, Releases EuroGamer
New Ouya consoles releasing annually OUYA Polygon
Activision Blizzard sees 'best performance in history' during 2012 ActiBlizion, Sales JoyStiq
Age of Wonders III announced, a turn-based strategy/RPG hybrid PC, Release PC Gamer
* Rayman Legends coming to Xbox 360/PS3 PS3, 360 NeoGAF
Friday, February 8th
129 days in prison: A Bohemia developer speaks out about his detainment in Greece Bohemia, Jail Polygon
Journey wins out at 16th annual DICE awards Awards Gamasutra
Obsidian pitching Star Wars RPG set between episodes III and IV StarWars, RPG PC Gamer
GameStop warns Microsoft on rumored used game-blocking console Used Games Ars Technica
Electronic Arts officially launches Origin for Mac Origin, Mac The Verge
* Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey Kickstarter Debuts PC Kickstarter
Saturday, February 9th
Dead Space 3's Infinite Resources Glitch Won't Be Fixed EA, Glitch GameInformer
Wasteland 2 - Early Gameplay Footage Wasteland, First Look Vimeo

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New Releases

Game Platform Release Date Reviews AVG/Metascore
Fire Emblem: Awakening 3DS 02/04 Nintendo World Report - Polygon - GameSpot - GameInformer - JoyStiq ★★★★★ (91)
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time PS3, Vita 02/05 GameInformer - IGN - EGM Now - Polygon - EuroGamer ★★★☆☆ (75)
Dead Space 3 PC, PS3, 360 02/05 IGN - JoyStiq - EuroGamer - GameSpot - Giant Bomb ★★★☆☆ (78)
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage 2 Wii U, PS3, 360 02/05 Destructoid ★☆☆☆☆ (53)
Special Forces: Team X PC 02/06 N/A (N/A)


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