Sign ups for the 2013 Xbox Live Xbox 360 Update Public Beta are now open. Any subscribers from the 41 supported Xbox Live countries may participate, but numbers are limited. You will be able to register directly from your Xbox 360 Dashboard, but will need to agree to a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).
According to Siliconera sources, Dead Rising 3 will tie up some loose ends from the previous Dead Rising games. Isabela Keyes (from the first game) and Chuck Greene (Dead Rising 2) will be making an appearance.
Sky has launched its Now TV service on the PS3 in the UK. You can watch both sports and movies on demand, with the Sky Sports Day Pass costing £9.99 and Sky Movies Pass will cost you £8.99 per month for 3 months. The price for the Movie Pass will then increase to £15 per month. The service was launched on Xbox 360 last year. [via CVG]
According to a job listing, Epic Games has started pre-production on a competitive online action game which includes “player progression, heavy itemisation, and a dynamic economy”. If you want to join this small team working on the project, head here. There is (of course) rumours that the game is part of a new trilogy based around Gears of War Judgment.
Edge has listed the rejected names for Microsoft‘s first console. The 11-X, Eleven-X or FACE, anyone?
Square Enix producer Yoshinori Kitase has confirmed that Final Fantasy X & X-2 HD will feature cross-save functionality between the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita versions of the games. [via RPG Site]
Michael Pachter has predicted that the Wii U will end a “distant third in this console race.” If it even gets started. *snigger* [via CVG]
However, considering the slow sales so far, Nintendo has no plans to cut the staff workforce to alleviate financial issues. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said: “If we reduce the number of employees for better short-term financial results, however, employee morale will decrease, and I sincerely doubt employees who fear that they may be laid off will be able to develop software titles that could impress people around the world.” [via CVG]
Iwata has also gone on to say that the lack of third party support for the Wii U due to the lack of sales of third party titles when the console launched. However, he says there “are more key titles to be announced by [third party developers]” and that others “will swiftly change their minds when they see the successful examples from others.” Maybe it has more to do with the slow start of sales of the console itself? [via CVG]
Nintendo has confirmed that they have cancelled plans to release the Wii Vitality Sensor. The… what?! We have no real idea either, but apparently the heartbeat sensor didn’t work for 10% of people. Doesn’t sound like something that will work at all. [via CVG]
The vampire game DARK has a launch trailer. It’s out in the UK at least and available on Steam. No mention or sign of it in South Africa yet.
A short (but sweet) Pikmin 3 gameplay trailer.
- Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate [via AllGAmesBeta]