Fri, Aug 05, 2011 | 09:39 BST
BULLETCAST, August 5 – What you need to know now
It’s the year of RAGE. Not DOOM. It’s not the year of Vita, either. Get all the major headlines from the last 24 hours in video and text form below.
- Featured content: In the fourth and final part of our look at the launch of the original Xbox, we take a look at the games line-up and the release itself.
- Vita will make Japan this year, but Kaz Hirai’s now confirmed that the handheld won’t release in the US and Europe until 2012.
- “This is the year of RAGE,” John Carmack said in his Quakecon keynote last night. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the year of DOOM 4, as promised. Maybe that’s next year.
- The super-coder also confirmed that the DOOM 3 source code will release this year.
- Peter Moore became EA’s COO last night. Frank Gibeau, once EA Games boss, will now take up a new position as head of EA Labels.
- A giant documentary on Bungie is now available as part of the studio’s 20th anniversary celebrations.
- Rhythm Heaven is still top in Japan. 3DS sales have cratered on news of the imminent price cut; PSP, obviously, was top.
- Some 30 percent of Japanese 3DS owners feel “anger or regret” over the console’s price drop.
- Sounds as though plans for an XBLA version of the still unreleased Torchlight 2 are basically nonexistent.
- Square’s rebranded True Crime game will release next year.
- Around 30 percent of gamers have purchased micro-goods.
- Catherine moved 200,000 units its first week at US retail. Steph thinks that’s “awesome”. I’m inclined to agree.
- Bethesda’s Todd Howard thinks games are too expensive. There are no flies on that man.
- New Dishonored shots and a video interview. Where? Here.
- And a new RAGE movie. These are both from Quakecon. Both looking awesome from where we’re standing.
- Another video. Here’s the latest from Resistance 3.
- Bethesda goods are now available in Team Fortress 2. You can get a Skyrim hat, and everything.
- Codemasters CEO Rod Cousens has said that Wii U needs to be “very keenly priced“.
And here are the shift wraps from the last 24 hours: