Daily Gaming News – 5/12/12

December 5, 2012

It’s the middle of the week. Still alive? Good. Now for a slice of the daily gaming news pie.


  • NEWS: The president of Epic Games, Mike Capps, has announced his retirement. With a baby on the way, he writes in his post that he’d like to dedicate his time to his family as a stay-at-home dad. Capps’ retirement follows after the departure of two key Epic Games staff members, design director Cliff Bleszinski and director of production Rod Fergusson, earlier this year.
  • NEWS: In yet another bit of gaming controversy, Square Enix has pulled the plug on a Facebook marketing campaign for the recently-released Hitman: Absolution. An app, suitably titled “Hire Hitman” allowed users to send death threats to friends by for reasons that border dangerously on cyber-bullying. Targets can be identified by charming descriptors such as “ginger hair”, “hairy legs” or “small penis”, to name a few.
  • NEWS: Sony has released firmware update 2.01 for the PlayStation Vita, which fixes problems found in the last one. One of the major fixes now allows players to synchronise their PlayStation Plus save games with cloud storage.
  • NEWS: Microsoft‘s attempt at renewing the trademark for Killer Instinct has been rejected by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. According to NeoGAF, this rejection has to do with the 1995 FOX show called, er, Killer Instinct. As Joystiq reports however, it’s likely to mean very little, especially since “there’s no evidence of actual confusion between that show and the game.”
  • NEWS & VIDEO: It’s DLC heaven this week! Capcom has announced three new multiplayer modes for Resident Evil 6 which are due to be released on December the 18th. The modes are titled “Predator,” “Survivors” and “Onslaught” and will be released separately for 320 MS points a pop, or 720 MS points if purchased together. You can check out the footage for each mode below:

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