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The Catch-Up: July 17th, 2013 – Viacom Owes Harmonix $299 Million, Diablo III PS3 for $49.99, Cloudberry Kingdom Gameplay Video

July 17, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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I don’t know why, but whenever I hear about Cloudberry Kingdom, I always think of candy.

General News

  • With the PlayStation Summer Festival kicking off in Europe, which will have many deals available between now and August 28th, you can expect to see Tomb Raider available for £16.99/€20.99 (10% off extra for PlayStation Plus members) in the PlayStation Store starting this Friday, July 19th, for one week. [Source]
  • GameStop USA has some new deals (that Amazon is matching) that include Assassin’s Creed IIIAssassin’s Creed III: Liberation, Far Cry 3, Just Dance 4Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and Assassin’s Creed: Ezio Trilogy for $19.99. Ni no Kuni is also $29.99, they’re offering 50% off all strategy guides, and you get 50% extra credit when trading in anything. [Source]
  • The dispute between Viacom and Harmonix seems to be over, with the Delaware Supreme Court deciding that Viacom owes $299 million with interest to the owners of Harmonix at the time of Viacom’s acquisition of Harmonix back in 2006. [Via 1, 2, Source]
  • Until July 27th, you can pre-order Diablo III from Amazon.com for $49.99. [Amazon]
  • A special edition of Indie Game: The Movie will be released on July 24th for $14.99, with just the bonus features being sold separately for $4.99 if you already own the movie. [Pre-Order Now]
  • Worry not, as Saints Row IV won’t be censored in Germany. [Twitter]
  • The Hotline Miami PlayStation patch should be out at the end of the week. [Twitter]
  • MLB 13: The Show is now $39.99 on PlayStation 3 and $19.99 on PlayStation Vita. [Twitter]
  • If you’re so inclined, you can put your voice into Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty. [Find Out How!]
  • Farewell, THQ – the company has been officially approved for liquidation. [Source]

New Videos

  • If you’ve ever thought that video game these days were too easy, see why Cloudberry Kingdom, launching July 30th in North America and hopefully on July 31st in Europe (complete with 4 player local multiplayer and Kevin Sorbo), will be the game to challenge you:

  • Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! hits the PlayStation 3 this fall, and you can watch some of the voice actors explain the game to you:

  • Chandler is hard at work on his review of RIPD: The Game, but while you wait, here’s some gameplay:

  • Go to the Himalayas with DuckTales: Remastered:

  • The remake of Flashback will include the original Flashback when it launches on the PSN for PS3 this fall. Here’s a Making Of:

  • Gat is back:

  • Here’s the Metro: Last Light Faction Pack DLC trailer:

  • And here’s a weird video that clearly advertises Diablo III:

Are you going to buy Cloudberry Kingdom? Let us know in the comments below.