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New Super Smash Bros. 4 3DS and Wii U development and E3 2013 details posted

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has provided another development update in regards to the upcoming Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U video game, Super Smash Bros. 4.

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There may be life for Darksiders and other unsold THQ franchises after all

Fans of THQ’s Darksiders games can take some comfort in knowing that there is still hope left for the franchise, while properties on an indefinite hiatus, like Homeworld, may see a revival. This news comes shortly after the now former publisher THQ announced the sale of its assets in yesterday’s bankruptcy auction.

GameInformer asked THQ president Jason Rubin about the fate of some of the publisher’s unsold franchises, such as Darksiders and Red Faction, to which he responded, “There will be a separate process to sell off the back catalog and IP [intellectual property]. That process will take place in the coming weeks,” as pointed out by Joystiq.

Yesterday, THQ announced that it had raised $72 million in asset sales with several of its studios and upcoming games sold to publishers like Sega and Koch Media (better known for its Deep Silver publishing arm in the U.S.).

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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F Puts On A Show For PlayStation 3

A new trailer for Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F showcases some of the songs, costumes and features in the PlayStation 3 game.

Read Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F Puts On A Show For PlayStation 3 on Siliconera!

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Namco Bandai Talks Marketing Ni No Kuni in the West

Lee Kirton discusses the importance of working closely with the fans.

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Nintendo Confirms Multiplayer Modes For Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

Today, Nintendo confirmed in a press release that Dark Moon features both local and online multiplayer modes along with download play capabilities. Last week, a description on Nintendo’s website discussed a local multiplayer mode, but it was the first anybody had heard about it, so the official confirmation couldn’t come at a better time.

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‘The Last of Us’ demo packed in with ‘God of War: Ascension’

Sony is giving gamers a little extra incentive to purchase “God of War: Ascension” when it releases next month. A demo for “The Last of Us” will be included with the Playstaiton 3 exclusive.

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Biden on games and research: ‘We shouldn’t be afraid of the facts’

Video games are under scrutiny again. While being held under the microscope might be uncomfortable, Vice President Biden said people should not be afraid of research results.

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