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Friday Shorts: Ninja Gaiden Vita, GoldenEye Stealth, RISK and more

A blast of piping hot news right to your face, the highlight of which is a crossover of Metal Gear Solid and the board game RISK.

  • The Battlefield 3 marketing tagline asks players to go 'Beyond the Call' in a not-so-veiled jab at their closest rival.
  • Team Ninja's head has confirmed to Siliconera that Ninja Gaiden Sigma on PlayStation Vita will make use of touch-screen gesture controls.
  • GameSpot has a developer commentary video of Firefall that was originally shown at PAX.
  • Dead Rising Mobile is reduced down to $0.99 from now until September 28th. Capcom has also added a new character to the game.
  • Ubisoft has released a launch trailer for the PS3 version of Child of Eden, which arrives on the machine on September 27th.
  • There's a Metal Gear Solid version of war-based board game RISK. Finally, you can conquer Outer Haven.
  • 1up and GiantBomb have reviewed Burnout: Crash! and been left wanting by it.
  • Joystiq have previewed Level 5's PS3 JRPG Ni No Kuni. It's out in Japan later this year, and will come West in 2012.
  • They've also got a preview of Final Fantasy XIII-2 from TGS. That, too, is out in Japan later this year and will come West next.
  • Valve's Chet Faliszek has re-confirmed that the beta for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will launch at some point early next month.
  • Fans have discovered that one of the levels in Kirby 64 seems to take place on a post apocalyptic earth, which is strange for a game starring a cute pink blob.
  • Eurogamer has a superb interview with Q Games' Dylan Cuthbert on his history with Nintendo, jumping to Sony platforms and making Starfox 64 3D.
  • EA have some clauses in their terms and conditions that means you waive your right to sue them by agreeing. As with Sony earlier this week, people are getting angry.
  • Zelda boss Eiji Anouma has created a walkthrough video for Ocarina of Time 3D's notorious Water Temple. Learn from the master.
  • MetaCritic has blasted a bunch of user accounts that were deliberately rating games with 0 to lower their User Scores, Giant Bomb reports.
  • The Zelda Symphony Concert in London is completely sold out, but you can win some tickets through EG.
  • The final Black Ops DLC pack, Ressurection, is now out on PC and PSN.
  • CVG has eight minutes of GoldenEye: Reloaded gameplay showing off the stealth systems in the re-imagining.

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Alex started out his career in the games media as an over-eager kid working on fan sites, and now has decades of experience. He's the resident expert on esoteric matters such as Pokemon Go, gaming hardware, and genres like RPGs, fighters, and strategy games. Outside of VG247 he's the co-founder of genre-dedicated website RPG Site. He also collects original arcade machines, Lego, and considers himself a whisky buff.

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