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The Catch-Up: September 13th, 2013 – Grand Theft Auto is the 4th Biggest Gaming Brand in UK, Deep Down Beta After PS4 Launch

September 14, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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It’s Friday the 13th!

General News

  • Fox News held a poll asking: “Do you believe violent video games are to blame for inciting mass murderers, as some researchers say?” As of 425,000 votes, 98% of people say “no.” [Via/Source]
  • Arkane Studios, who just had the Dishonored Game of the Year Edition announced, are ramping up for next-gen development, saying, “While we can’t talk about what’s on the horizon, we wanted to let prospective game developers know that they’re already building up their team for the next project.” [Source]
  • Rockstar has uploaded the full tourist guide for Grand Theft Auto V onto their website. [Check It Out]
  • If you’d like a full rundown of the Metro: Last Light Developer Pack that is hitting the PSN next week, Deep Silver has put up a blog post all about it. [Read It!]
  • While this is in no way confirmation that it’s happening, Ed Boon did reply to a tweet that mentioned Injustice: Gods Among Us for PlayStation Vita. Now where have we heard that before? [Twitter]
  • Regarding Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix coming to PlayStation Vita, Lee Williams, Community Manager at Square Enix, has “no information.” [Source]
  • When you run into other cars, or the barriers, in DriveClub, sparks will fly! [Source]
  • Troy Baker’s first acting gig was in Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30, and even with his long voice actor career, he has no regrets, even when it comes to the bad ones. [Twitter 1, 2]
  • Yoshinori Ono talked about Deep Down recently, revealing that there will be a beta (likely just in Japan) after the PS4 launches, PS Vita Remote Play will be included, the DualShock 4′s light bar will show the emotions of the dungeon, a Raven listening to the past will come through the DS4 speaker, and the touch pad will be used. [Via/Source]
  • Guerrilla Games introduces you to the PNV-06 Petrusite Cannon. [Say Hello]
  • Behind Mario, FIFA, and Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto is the 4th biggest video game brand in the UK. [Twitter, Source]
  • Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate patch 1.02 is out now. [Check Out The Notes]
  • With most of the team at Ghost Games and working on Need for Speed: Rivals, Criterion Games is down to just 16 people. Must be lonely. [Via, Twitter]

New Videos

  • F1 2013 gets a Classic Edition trailer:

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