Daily Gaming News – 12/12/12

December 12, 2012

Happy 12/12/12! As I’m sure you’ve already figured out, this is the last recurring date that will be popping up for a long, long time… unless we become immortal androids or ghosts forever. But for now, enjoy the headlines on this rather significant day.


  • NEWS: If you’ve been paying attention to what’s new on the teaser site front, you may have read about one that Square Enix put up last week. Sorry Star Ocean hopefuls, but Siliconera reports that the site is actually for a MMO space simulation game called Star Galaxy. The game will be playable in browsers, with a closed beta starting on the 20th of December.
  • NEWS: Joystiq reports that Sega is suing Professor Layton developer Level-5 over a mechanic in the Inazuma Eleven series. The series of soccer games, which are very popular in Japan, are alleged to have infringed on a patented mechanic Sega used for their Nintendo DS versions of the game in the franchise. If Sega wins, it is expected that they will stop the sale of all eight of Level-5’s Inazuma games and seek ¥900 million (AUD$10.3 million) in damages. That’s a hell of a lot of pocket change.
  • NEWS: Speaking of pocket change, you’ll be able to save yourself a fair chunk of change if you’re a Double Fine fan. The company has announced that their upcoming Kinect party game titled, er, Kinect Party, will be free upon its release on December 18th and will remain as such for the rest of the year. Just remember that that’s not as long as it sounds – you’ve got 13 days!
  • NEWS and VIDEO: Oh, you STILL want free stuff? I suppose it is Christmas. To celebrate the release of the latest and rather grim Metro: Last Light trailer (which you can view below), THQ is offering free Metro 2033 Steam keys to people who “like” the Metro Facebook page.

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