PlayStation

  • Later this month, Rocket League will receive an update enabling 60fps support in all game modes, including split screen, on both PS4 and PS4 Pro. In addition, Pro will also receive 4k support.

  • StarBlood Arena is coming to PSVR April 11. If you haven’t heard of it, check out the trailer.

  • PlayStation Now is about to be PlayStation Not Anymore on a myriad of devices including PS3, PS Vita, PlayStation TV, all Samsung TV’s, all Sony Bluray Players, and Sony Bravia TV’s. This is a big blow, but Sony said they’re focusing their efforts on optimizing the service for PS4 and Windows. I can’t say I blame them, as the PS4 has surpassed 50M sales and Windows devices are everywhere.

  • Vicarious Visions announced the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will be out on PS4 June 30. Can we all agree that’s a stupid name? Thanks.

Nintendo

  • Getting a Switch? Love Splatoon? Well then I have great news! Nintendo is launching a beta for Splatoon 2 from March 24-26.

  • The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild will be getting new content. The pass will cost $20 and come with two DLC packs. One will add a hard mode and a Cave of Trials (like Twilight Princess) while the other will add a new dungeon and a new original story.

  • Ultra Street Fighter 2 for Switch will have first-person hadoken mode as well as experience points for fighters.

  • Nintendo Switch supports Bluetooth headsets!!!!

  • Pokémon GO received a new update which introduces new Pokémon and mechanics such as berries, evolution items, and expanded outfit options for trainers.

  • The Zelda 30th Anniversary Soundtrack is now available for preorder on Amazon in both the limited edition and standard versions. Both ship out February 24.

  • One lucky (or unlucky?) user on NeoGaf received his Nintendo Switch preorder two weeks early! Too bad he has no games to play on it. WOMP WOMP! But hey, you can watch a video he uploaded showing the UI and menus.
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Xbox

  • If you purchased Halo Wars Ultimate Edition, 343 Industries announced early access of Halo Wars 2 is now available.

  • Microsoft announced their next Xbox E3 briefing will be Sunday June 11. Expect to hear more about Project Scorpio.
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Industry News

  • A Costume Quest cartoon is coming to Amazon Video next year from the Adventure Time studio. It’s target demographic will be six to eleven year olds.

  • Humble Bundle raises $3M in a day for groups fighting Trump’s travel ban. As of writing the bundle is nearing $5M in donations. Feel free to contribute and have access to over 50 high profile indie titles through February 20.

  • Amazon announced EverQuest co-creator John Smedley will lead a new San Diego-based studio for Amazon Game Studios.

  • Famed YouTube gaming celebrity PewDiePie has lost his deal with Disney (under Maker Studios) after a he paid two men to hold up a sign saying “Death to all Jews” in a now deleted video. The next day, YouTube cancelled the second season of PewDiePie’s show, Scare PewDiePie as well as removing him from their higher paying preferred ad platform.
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