It’s Friday.  You know what that means right?  Yip.  Yesterday was Thursday.

And just like every other day previous, there are more next-gen console rumours.  The ugly “always online” one for the next Xbox has raised its ugly head again.  Two more Kotaku sources have confirmed the required in the ‘Durango’ kits.  “Unless something has changed recently, Durango consumer units must have an active internet connection to be used,” according one source, who went on to explain how it will work if “there isn’t a connection, no games or apps can be started. If the connection is interrupted then after a period of time – currently three minutes, if I remember correctly – the game/app is suspended and the network troubleshooter started.”  If this really is the case, Xbox may as well pack its bags now and leave South Africa.

Some screenshots from Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon have been leaked on NeoGAF.  The hero’s name is Rex Colt, and his world is pretty retro…

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The previously rumoured Black Ops 2 DLC ‘Uprising’ is official.  It is set for release on Xbox Live on 16 April for 1200MS Points.

Dead Island: Riptide has gone gold.  And here’s a new TV spot to celebrate.

A new trailer for Remember Me has been released and shows off some of the game’s enemies.

A new ‘Scaling The Ziggurat’ walkthrough video from Tomb Raider is out.

A new patch is coming for God of War: Ascension which will fix a number of ‘key issues’ with the game’s multiplayer mode.  It will also add 10 ‘Elite levels’ – effectively raising the level cap to 40.

The Wii U version of Aliens: Colonial Marines has missed its release.  And Sega is refusing to comment.  We’re pretty willing to bet our weekend’s supply of humans that the game is about to be cancelled.

Activision has confirmed a May release for Fast & Furious: Showdown, the game to tie-in with the film Fast & Furious 6.  The two-player co-op featured in the PS3 and Xbox 360 bound game will allow players to “compete in high-stakes driving missions.”