Daily Gaming News – 26/11/2012

November 26, 2012

Our Monday is most of the world’s Sunday. And so news is kinda sucky. But it’s still there, and some of it is good! We swear!


  • NEWS: You may have heard that next year’s BioShock Infinite was to include both single and multiplayer components. Plans changed. According to Ken Levine himself the multiplayer element will no longer be part of the package.
  • NEWS: Is Nintendo looking to re-release the Wii with even smaller, budget release? Yes, if Nintendo World Report is to believed. Can such a system exist alongside the Wii U?
  • NEWS: Japanese role playing legend and creator of Final Fantasy Mr. Hironobu Sakaguchi is today celebrating his 50th birthday. We’re sure he has plenty more years of game designing left in him.
  • NEWS: Japan doing as Japan does, Siliconera is reporting that SEGA’s Yakuza 5 features content drawn from the vocaloid franchise named after and starring one Hatsune Miku. Yep, the green pigtailed pop queen invades this dark gangster story with her trademark look, offering an optional costume for one of the story’s playable characters. Makes sense.
  • NEWS: Valve’s domination of the computer gaming marks shows no signs of slowing down, the latest Steam stats showing the service managed to hit a new record total of six million concurrent users. That’s six million Steam accounts logged in all at the same time. But how many were actually gaming? And how many were trading hats?
  • NEWS: Brendan Keogh’s Killing is Harmless: A Critical Reading of Spec Ops: The Line is now available for purchase, and for a measly $3 too. Check out Stolen Projects if you’re keen.
  • NEWS: Capcom has a little treat in store for Dragon’s Dogma fans. Early next month, for Japan at least, the publisher will flip the switch on free DLC which adds a new ‘hard mode’ and ‘time attack mode’ to the game. Time for a replay?