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Sunday, September 30

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Prison Architect makes Introversion $100,000 in 72 hours [C] PC EuroGamer
Sony: PS Vita Has 10-Year Lifespan [C] PS Vita Cinemablend - Games

Monday, October 1

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All PlayStation All-stars Characters Revealed PS3, Vita VG247
Sony Hints at PS Vita Price Cut in 2013 Vita, Price Cut, 2013 VG247
League of Legends Season Two World Championship Starts this Week LoL, World Championship GameSpot
Star Wars First Assault Outed XBLA, Star Wars GameInformer

Tuesday, October 2

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Value brings GameMaker: Studio to Steam [C] PC, Steam Steam Store
Gameloft reveals $80 "Duo Gamer" iOS bluetooth controller, only for Gameloft game [C] Mobile MCV UK
Reggie expects Wii U’s killer app to be social networking [C] WiiU All Things D
Hackers leak tons of unreleased Xbox Live Arcade games XBLA Venturebeat
We Almost Got TimeSplitters 2 HD Free Radical, TimeSplitters GameInformer
Mass Effect Trilogy DLC to Vary by Platform Mass Effect, Trilogy IGN
No More Comics on the PSP PSP, No More Comics IGN
Humble Indie Bundle 6 ends, earns over $2 million Humble Bundle, Sales JoyStiq
Microsoft Boosts Security to Prep for Xbox 720 720, Microsoft IGN
PS Vita updates with a LOT more PSOne Classics Vita, PS1 Destructoid
Serious Racism Allegations Levelled at Kixeye Studio Kixeye,Racism Kotaku

Wednesday, October 3

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Eurogamer bans booth babes from future Expos [C] Eurogamer MCV UK
Legend of Grimrock Dungeon editor out tomorrow [C] PC Grimrock
Wii U survey in Japan reveals excitement, with a little trepidation [C] WiiU Polygon
First 1080p Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Screenshots [C] WiiU Capcom
PlayStation Mobile Launches Vita, PlayStation Mobile GameSpot
Cliff Bleszinski Departs Epic Epic Games Epic Games
Petitions can't save City of Heroes NCSoft, City of Heroes Computer and Video Games
Little Inferno to be a Wii U eShop launch title Wii U, Launch, eShop VG247
FIFA 13 sells 4.5 million Fifa, EA GameSpot

Thursday, October 4

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Resident Evil 6 Ships Over 4.5 Million [C] 360, PS3, PC Capcom
Nintendo announces eShop line-up for users in North America [C] 3DS VG247
Mists of Pandaria Sells 2.7 Million in First Week (Cataclysm was 3.3 million in a day) [C] PC GameSpot
Candidate for Maine State Senate attacked over Warcraft character WoW, Maine, Senate Ars Technica
Engagement between publishers and gamers is the key to keeping them playing Community, Study Polygon

Friday, October 5

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Pikachu 3DS XL Coming To Europe 3DS Stick Twiddlers
Penny Arcade: The power of review scores: how critics have more control over sales than we think [C] Critic Scores, Games Sales Penny Arcade
War of the Roses publisher announces permanent franchise team Paradox, War of Roses JoyStiq
Patterns, from Second Life creator Linden Lab, now available for $10 PC, Patterns, Second Life PC Gamer

Industry News

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New PS3 helps boost weekly UK sales by 138% PS3, UK, Sales Computer and Video Games 01/10
FIFA 13 sells 1M units in opening UK weekend Fifa, UK, Sales Gamasutra 01/10
Minecraft XBLA sales top 4 million MineCraft, XBLA, Sales Computer and Video Games 01/10
EA Maxis Opens Mobile Sims Developer in Finland EA, Maxis, Sims, Finland IGN 01/10
Daniel Erickson Leaves BioWare, Lead Designer on Star Wars: The Old Republic's BioWare JoyStiq 03/10
Cliff Bleszinski Departs Epic Epic Games Epic Games 03/10
Blizzard eSports Manager Ilja Rotelli leaves Blizzard for Riot Games Riot, Blizzard Reddit Games 03/10
Nearly 60% of mobile gamers are women, says analyst Mobile, Women VG247 03/10
Bethesda opens new studio with ex-BioWare dev Rich Vogel Bethesda, Battlecry Studios GameSpot 03/10
No Doubt Settles Band Hero Lawsuit No Doubt, Activision, Band Hero Gamasutra 03/10
Words with Friends creators Paul and David Bettner exit Zynga Words with Friends VG247 05/10
Google Can't Enforce German Microsoft Injunction 360, Google, Germany Reuters 30/09
Ouya Names Roy Bahat Chairman of the Board, Hires Leadership Staff OUYA, IGN, Roy Bahat OUYA Blog 30/09
http://kotaku.com/5947663/curt-schillings-video-game-studio-wont-face-federal-charges 38 Studios, Rode Island, Cur Schilling Kotaku 30/09
Left 4 Dead series sells more than 12 million L4D, Sales JoyStiq 30/09

New Releases

Game Platform Release Date Reviews AVG/Metascore
Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone 3DS 01/10 IGN - Official Nintendo Magazine UK ★★★★☆ (80)
Crosswords Plus 3DS 01/10 N/A (N/A)
New Little King's Story Vita 02/10 Digital Spy - JoyStiq - GamesRadar ★★★☆☆ (73)
War of the Roses PC 02/10 EuroGamer - GamesRadar - GameSpot - IGN ★★★☆☆ (78)
Resident Evil 6 PC, 360, PS3 02/10 Digital Spy - GameInformer - EuroGamer - GameSpot - Destructoid ★★☆☆☆ (66)
NBA 2K13 PC, 360, PS3, Wii, WiiU 02/10 GameTrailers - IGN - Official Xbox Magazine - GameInformer - GamesRadar ★★★★☆ (89)
Cave Story PC, 360 02/10 EGM Now - Official Xbox Magazine N/A (N/A)
Cave Story 3DS 04/10 Destructoid - Nintendojo - Nintendo Life ★★★★★ (93)
New Super Mario 2 DLC 3DS 04/10 N/A (N/A)
NiGHTS into Dreams... PC, 360, PS3 05/10 EuroGamer - EGM Now - GameSpot - GamesRadar - The Verge ★★★☆☆ (73)
Sonic Adventure 2 PC, 360, PS3 05/10 Destructoid N/A (N/A)

Release Announcements

Game Console Release Date Website Date
Book of Memories Vita 02/11/2012 EuroGamer 01/10
Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee - New ‘n Tasty PS3, 360, PC, Vita Fall/2013 EscapistMagazine 01/10
Stranger's Wrath HD Vita Mid-Nov/2012 EuroGamer 01/10
Silent Hill Book Of Memories Vita 16/10/2012 GameInformer 02/10
Resistance Collection Hits PS3 Winter PlayStation Blog 04/10
Retro City Rampage's Life of Crime PS3, Vita, PC Mid-Nov/2012 JoyStiq 04/10
The Unfinished Swan PSN 10/23/12, 10/16/12 for PS + PlayStation Blog 05/10
Joe Danger 2: The Movie PSN 09/10/2012 GameInformer 05/10
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Out PS3, Vita 05/02/2013 PlayStation Blog 09/21


Project CARS Never Stop [Trailer]

Forza Horizon Official [Gameplay Trailer]

Terraria Console Teaser [Trailer]

SimCity Gameplay Strategy Video #1 [Gameplay]

Assassin's Creed 3 - Official Connor Story [Trailer]

Paper Mario: Sticker Star [Trailer]

Paper Mario: Sticker Star - GameXplain [Preview]

Shin'en: Nano Assault Neo (Wii U) [Trailer]

Shin'en: Nano Assault EX (3DS eShop) [Trailer]

Dishonored - Path to Revenge [Interactive Trailer]

New New Super Mario Bros. U trailer (co-op) [Trailer]

XCOM: Enemy Unknown "Our Last Hope" [Trailer]

Mass Effect 3: Retaliation [Trailer]

The War Z - First PVP Footage [Gameplay]

Notch Releases New 0x10^c Test Footage [Engine]

Uncut Shin Megami Tensei 4 [Trailer]

Need For Speed Most Wanted - The Most Wanted List [Gamplay Trailers]

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward [Official Trailer]

Planet in Distress [Normal and Hard Mode Trailer]

Abes Odyssey HD Remake footage unveiled (41m 20s) [First Look]

New Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage? [Gameplay]

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