It’s the weekend, which means two things: 1) Everyone gets some gaming time (I hope) and 2) the latest entry of the Weekly Wrap-Up is coming your way. Below, you’ll find brief summaries of our top 5 stories from this week, as well as a few stories that were interesting, but weren’t quite that big to make the cut. As always, if you want to read the full story, simply click on the link hidden in the titles. If you have suggestions for future entries, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here we go.
Sony has graciously announced the release of the new slimmer PS Vita coming this Spring to North America. There is a bungle with Borderlands 2 from Gearbox, that will be priced at $199.99 which includes the game and an 8GB memory card. This thinner and lighter model will also have a new LCD screen. Whether you are looking to buy a Vita or want to upgrade from your old one, now is the time to save up
Rumors of a 3DS XL bundle for the adorable Yoshi’s New Island have recently been circulating forums. IGN has confirmed with Nintendo of the legitimacy. The bundle is set to be released on March 14 in North America and Europe. Australia will see the game on March 15 and Japan will have a 2014 summer release. Although this is a bundle that comes with the game, there is no evidence of the included 3DS XL depicting a Yoshi design or special color. Visit Bagogames.com for the latest news on Yoshi’s New Island 3DS bundle.
Nintendo’s Wii U is getting Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs, but when is the question. Ubisoft’s CEO, Yves Guillemot, stated the Wii U version will not be coming for a while. The other versions for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and PC are still scheduled for release sometime between April 1 -June 30 2014. Guillemot and Ubisoft are not disclosing why there is a delay for the Wii U game. Visit Bagogames.com for new information on Watch Dogs and other games.
Microsoft’s online store is offering a sale on Xbox Live Gold Membership which lasts for 12 full months. The original price for a year’s membership was $59.99 and the current sale price is $39.99. This Gold Membership is for the social entertainment network on both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. It allows online multiplayer, HD movies/TV shows, music, sports and apps. The membership is also the access to Internet Explorer and apps. Microsoft’s online store does not state how long the $20 discount will be available so if you need this membership buy it now and save money for another game!
Today’s Nintendo Direct has shown us a new trailer for Super Smash Bros. Little Mac from the Wii game, Punch-Out is another playable character to look forward to fighting with and against in the next Smash Bros game. Unfortunatly Nintendo did not give a specific launch date but it will be released sometime this year in 2014.
This week had a lot of big news and the news staff and I found it hard to narrow it down to the usual five stories:
If you missed out on the big news items this week, you can check out our weekly podcast and get an audio update of this week’s madness from our podcasting team. Listen to us as we talk about some things seriously and a few other things not so much. We guarantee this episode will make you shake your fist at times and nod your head at others.