Morning, campers. Here are the weekend’s major headlines in video and text form.
- It’s being rumored that Mass Effect 3 multiplayer will be announced at gamescom.
- Battlefield 3 won’t be sold on Steam. This is Valve’s fault, according to EA. You’ll have to get you “years’ worth of unlocks and rewards” elsewhere.
- It looks as though used 3DS sales have accelerated in Japan on the back of the recent Nintendo price-cutting announcements.
- Japanese analysts are calling for a Vita price-cut for the same reason.
- Vita’s release date is to be announced at TGS.
- Borderlands 2 will have improved AI, dynamic missions and new characters, according to the latest issue of Game Informer.
- Someone’s beaten 600,000 GamerScore. Well done. We think.
- Here’s the full video of John Carmack’s Quakecon keynote.
- DC Universe Online is heading for its first server-merge. It released in January this year.
- David Jaffe’s the latest developer to mention that $60 is a substantial amount to ask anyone to pay for a game.
- The holiday release crunch is “healthy for the industry,” Bethesda’s Pete Hines has said.
- Minecraft’s sold 3 million units.