Gaming News: 1/12/13

12 Jan

Xi3 ConsoleTwo new Pokemon games, two new game consoles, and plenty of exciting game announcements and teases should get any gamers appetite whet!

It was a good week for gamers indeed.


Nintendo is working on an update to the Wii U’s Virtual Console that will allow players to play Virtual Console games via the GamePad. No time frame announced yet, but the future just got a little brighter.

The voice actor behind Fallout 3’s Three Dog tweeted that there might be “more of the dog coming,” possibly hinting at a sequel to 2008’s RPG. This is the kind of news I want to see starting off a new year.

LEGO Marvel Superheroes Game Informer CoverLEGO Marvel Superheroes is happening, and a new video game featuring Spider-Man, Wolverine, Iron Man, and many more is due out this fall.



In the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook, Vice President Joe Biden sat down with some industry leaders and discussed the current state of video games and video game violence. The discussion focused on more issues than just video game violence (in fact, that had little to do with the grand scheme of the discussion), but the group talked of a connection between the two.

Project Shield ConsoleNVIDIA announced Project Shield, a dedicated handheld running Android games on the Tegra IV engine. The handheld is a brand new gaming device, with a clam shell design, HD graphics, and a console quality controller.



A brand new duo of Pokemon games called Pokemon X and Pokemon Y are coming this fall to the 3DS. The game will feature new Pokemon, a new storyline, and a switch to 3D graphics.

The Xi3 appears to be the fabled “Steam Box”, a dedicated machine capable of running Steam PC games through the TV. Spotted at CES 2013, the Xi3 looks to be the real deal.



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2 responses to “Gaming News: 1/12/13

  1. Eric

    01/12/2013 at 5:33 pm

    Fallout 4 would be the best thing to happen all year.

    • jsicktheslick

      01/12/2013 at 5:37 pm

      It would certainly be up there for me. Even if it doesn’t come out this year (which it likely won’t), I’ll still be happy just knowing it’s coming.


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