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The Catch-Up: June 19th, 2013 – Fallout 4 E3 2013 Rumors Debunked, Lack of Multiplayer Naval Battles for AC IV Explained, New Deep Down Image

June 19, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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In case you haven’t heard yet, the Xbox One reversed their 24 hour check-in and DRM policies earlier today, with Sebastian and Dan already going over it in the most recent Daily Reaction.

General News:

  • On June 21st in Europe, Sony is bringing out an 8GB Mega Pack memory card for €39.99/£34.99, which includes the card and free copies of LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, WipeOut 2048, MotorStorm RC, Little Deviants, Frobisher Says! (with Fun Pack DLC), Ecolibrium (with Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum game packs), Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters, Lemmings, Hungry Giraffe, and The HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character. [Source]
  • Then in France, Spain, Portugal, Israel, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, and the UK by the end of June, a PS Vita system bundle including the 8GB Mega Pack will be for sale at €249.99/£219.99. [Horse]
  • Amazon has matched the GameStop price of $19.99 for Far Cry 3. [Buy It Here]
  • Rey Gutierrez, Senior Social Media Specialist at PlayStation, said that “gamescom is definitely going to be a PS Vita show.” [Source]
  • Debunking all rumors, Bethesda has confirmed that Fallout 4 was NOT shown behind closed doors at E3 by saying, “We showed three games at E3 – Wolfenstein: The New Order, The Elder Scrolls Online and The Evil Within. We did not show any of our games behind closed doors.” Notice how they didn’t say it wasn’t in development? [Source]
  • News regarding Hotline Miami’s PlayStation release date should pop up in the next week or so. [Source]
  • The PlayStation Plus PS Vita evergreen titles – Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Gravity Rush - “will be swapped out a little later in the year” and we should expect an update in the coming months. [Source]
  • Ashraf Islamil, Game Director on Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, said, “Naval multiplayer, unfortunately, we don’t have it. It’s something we tried at the beginning, but we didn’t feel we can get it to a good enough level for this iteration.” So, you won’t be battling your friends online ship-to-ship this year, but maybe in Assassin’s Creed 2014? Or Assassin’s Creed 2015? Or Assassin’s Creed 2016? [Source]
  • New Deep Down image [Twitter]:

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New Videos

  • Spartacus Legends shows you the will of the mob:

  • The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, which has been confirmed to be getting post-launch DLC (first pack is Xbox exclusive), gets focused on battle:

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