Daily Gaming News – 4/02/13

February 4, 2013

  • NEWS: Steam is being goofy. As explained by this handy NeoGAF post, the Steam games registry has been updated to with a whole bunch of weird and unexpected titles. Among these are the first three Halo titles, three The King of Fighters games, 3D Realms’ Duke Nuke 3D: Atomic Addition and Shadow Warrior Complete, along with plenty of others. But what does this mean? The prospect of major exclusives like Halo 3 shifting to PC seems very unlikely, but the list is made all the more confusing by titles both newly announced for PC, and expected. Resident Evil: Revelations and FEZ make an appearance, the former now known to be coming to PC, the latter expected to as FEZ is known to be moving on from Xbox 360 exclusivity. Second Life is also there, and confirmed for a Steam release. Meanwhile Quantum Conundrum 2 doesn’t exist at all, at least as far as the public knows. As the post notes, either someone at Valve is goofing around with the Steam registry, or something is up, either indicating the development of community hubs for non-Steam games and franchises, or these titles indeed making their way to the world of PC. More as it develops.
  • NEWS: Japanese RPG masters Monolith Soft are teasing more than the tentatively titled X for Wii U. A sneaky image posted on their Facebook feed teases another project, this time for the Nintendo 3DS. What is it? When will it be revealed? Will it ever get localised? If we could answer these, we would.
  • VIDEO: Some new footage of Splinter Cell: Blacklist has emerged. Sam Fisher v2.0 will be available for sneaking come 20 August 2013.

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  • NEWS: Ever bridging video games with real life, EA has shown a pretty fancy and suitably industrial looking watch to celebrate the impending release of Dead Space 3. Purchasable via the EA gear store, the timepiece can be yours for a cool US$256.
  • NEWS: Insomniac Games, the lovely folk behind Ratchet & Clank, Resistance, and the upcoming FUSE, have posted an employment advertisement on Gamasutra for an iOS programmer. The ad itself doesn’t give much away, except that the studio is planning iOS releases on the horizon.
  • VIDEO: You know you want to see an L.A. Noire gag reel. Go ooon.

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