Sunday Gaming News – 8/12/2013

December 8, 2013

So, how about those Poms, hey? Can’t bat, can’t bowl, get death-glared by Mitchell Johnson.

  • The Spike VGX awards thing has just happened, and a few interesting tidbits have been announced. Nintendo announced Cranky Kong as a playable character in their upcoming Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze title. Cranky will get about on his cane, not entirely unlike Scrooge in Ducktales. Expect the game to be released on February 21, 2014.
  • Another VGX announcement is Telltale’s new series. Tales from the Borderlands will be a story-driven game set in the Borderlands universe. Here’s a trailer:

  • Remedy’s upcoming Quantum Break was also teased with some in-game footage. You can see the video at Eurogamer.
  • Eurogamer also has the goods regarding the upcoming Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, a next-generation remake of this year’s excellent Tomb Raider reboot.
  • Sony is hoping that the PS4 will outsell the PS3 in terms of lifetime sales. Playstation chief Andrew House says that he hopes the better price point for the PS4 will encourage more sales over the long-term. While the PS3 has sold around 80 million units worldwide, that’s barely more than half the PS2’s 150 million lifetime sales.
  • Konami has requested that popular girl-based indie fighter Skullgirls be taken off the XBox Live and Playstation stores. The move comes as Lab Zero, the game’s developer, tries to extricate itself from console publishing deals with the Japanese publisher. A post from Lab Zero clarifying the situation is over at NeoGAF.
  • To the surprise of no one, turned out to be an elaborate hoax, breaking the hearts of Fallout fans everywhere.
  • Classic Falcom RPG Ys 5 has finally been fan-translated. The game originally came out on the Super Famicom in 1995, and would be the last main game in the series until the appearance of Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim on the PS2 and PC several years later.


This week’s image is the famous obituary of English cricket from which the Ashes legend was born.