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Weekly News Rundown: Holiday Sales, MS Has VR, & TellTale Does Minecraft?

Posted December 19, 2014 by Felisha "Nightingale" Silva in News
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It’s Friday, and it’s the last weekend before the holidays, but before that weekend goes into full force, it’s time for the Weekly News Rundown! The Weekly News Rundown is where I, GP’s very own Nightingale Silva, talks about some of the news stories from the past week in gaming.

Since the holidays are upon us, PlayStation is having a Holiday Sale. Here’s what you can grab on discount right now, but hurry and get to it, because come Tuesday, we’ll get a whole new batch of sales. Here are just a handful of the sales you can get in on now (for the full list, follow this link):

(Title/Platform/PS Plus/Sale/Original Price)     

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – PS3/PS4 – N/A – $49.99 – $59.99 
  • Child of Light – PS3/PS4/Vita – $7.49 – $8.99 – $14.99
  • Counterspy – Ps3/PS4/Vita – $7.49 – $8.99 – $14.99
  • Don’t Starve: Giant Edition – Vita – $8.99 – $10.49 – $14.99
  • Flower – PS3/PS4/Vita – $3.49 – $4.19 – $6.99
  • Slender: The Arrival – PS3 – $5.99 – $6.99 – $9.99
  • Terraria – Vita/PS4 – $4.50 – $6.00 – $14.99
  • Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark Gold Edition – PS3 – $29.99 – $32.99 – $49.99

 Source: GameSpot

So apparently Microsoft, after many rumors, may actually be working on a VR headset. Microsoft will supposedly unveil their VR headset during next year’s E3, which is scheduled to happen June 16-18, 2015. Also, several gaming studios who have not been named have already received Xbox One VR dev kits. The name of the device has yet to be given out by the company. With the Facebook-owned Oculus Rift and Sony PlayStation’s Project Morpheus, this looks to be an interesting battle between which VR headset will reign supreme. Who do you think will do the VR headset fad justice?

Source: GameSpot 

So here’s something that will leave you either scratching your head or have you jumping for joy. Telltale’s next gaming venture has been named, and it’s not what you’d ever suspect. Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Game Series has been announced for PC, Mac, mobile devices, and Xbox and PlayStation consoles and will arrive sometime in 2015. Telltale says of their next project that: “The game has an original storyline that is influenced by the choices players make, similar to Telltale’s other offerings, Tales from the Borderlands, Game of Thrones, The Wolf Among Usand The Walking Dead. “Telltale’s game series will mix new characters with familiar themes, in an entirely original Minecraft experience, inspired by the Minecraft community and the game that continues to inspire a generation.

They also say of the game that they are not so much attempting at making a back story for Steve, but merely “explaining the world of Minecraft in detail.”

What do you think of Telltale’s next choice for a game series?

Source: Joystiq 

And now, new game releases from the past week!

Monday, December 15th: 

  • Fault Milestone One (PC) 

  • The Last Dogma (PC) 

  • LISA (PC) 

  • Zombie Hunter IV (360) 

  • Town of Salem (PC) 

  • Don’t Starve Together (PC) 

Tuesday, December 16th: 

  • Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD (Vita) 

  • Raven’s City (PC) 

  • Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- (PS3, PS4) 

  • Tetris Ultimate (PS4) 

  • Loadout (PS4) 

  • TERA: Fate of Arun (PC) 

  • MGS4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3) 

  • Killer Instinct: Complete Collection (X1) 

  • RISK (360, X1) 

  • Forza Horizon 2: Storm Island (X1) 

Wednesday, December 17th: 

  • Stories of Bethem (PC) 

  • Marvin’s Mittens (PC) 

  • Kalimba (X1) 

Thursday, December 18th: 

  • MGSV: Ground Zeroes (PC) 

  • Blok Drop X: Twisted Fusion (WII U) 

  • SUMICO (3DS) 

  • Plenty of Fishies (Wii U) 

  • 99 Moves (Wii U) 

  • Fairune (3DS) 

Friday, December 19th: 

  • Chronicles of a Dark Lord Episode 1: Tides of Fate Complete (PC)

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About the Author

Felisha "Nightingale" Silva

Salutations! I'm Nightingale, also known to the internet world as 'Geek Mom of Awesomness'! I'm an avid gamer, artist, anime enthusiast, cosplayer, & blogger! I'm a huge Nintendo fan, & a Legend of Zelda fanatic. Growing up, while average little girls were busy playing with Barbies, I was busy mastering the Legend of Zelda, & battling Mother Brain on Super Metroid... I live for my family, my video games, and my art! Hey, wanna game with me? Here are my gamertags, feel free to add me! PS3: Myojin_of_Souls Xbox 360: xXSadisticaXx Wii U: SkywardPrincess

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