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The Catch-Up: September 26th, 2013 – Taco Bell PS4 Promo on Now, Minecraft on PS3/PS4 has the Same Underlying Game Code on all Consoles

September 26, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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I’ve got the need, the need to read The Catch-Up.

General News

  • Minecraft on PS3 and PS4 (possibly Vita as well) is built on the same underlying game code for all consoles and it will be at least Xbox 360′s Title Update 13 equivalent. Minecraft launches with the PS4 this November. [Twitter]
  • EA may have 6 – 8 IPs in development, but as Frank Gibeau tells it, “They might not all make it to market. The trick is to get the right talent together to create a team that can really go after it. That’s where you spend most of your time.” So, don’t count your IPs before they hatch. [Source]
  • The PS4′s release date in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) is December 13th at AED 1,699 with 33 launch titles available. No word on dates for Egypt or Saudi Arabia though. [Twitter 1, 2, 3, 4]
  • Rod Fergusson, Former Gears of War Producer and Executive Vice President of Irrational Games, has announced, “It’s official: I’m launching a new studio for 2K in the Bay Area with an exciting new project! Details soon!” [Via/Twitter]
  • NHL 14 is predicting that the St. Louis Blues will win the Stanley Cup this year. St. Louis Blues? That’s a weird way of saying the Tampa Bay Lightning! [Press Release, More Info]
  • Proving that they’re still things, Wonderbook: Book of Potions and Wonderbook: BBC Walking With Dinosaurs were both rated by the ACB. [Source 1, 2]
  • With his work “long done,” Ken Levine will soon be able to talk about the release date for the BioShock Infinite Burial at Sea Part 1 DLC. Spoiler: It’s dark. [Twitter]
  • If you want to know exactly how long it is before Batman: Arkham Origins… [Head Over Here]

New Videos

  • Valhalla Knights 3 on PlayStation Vita has been confirmed for an October 15th release in North America, with a price of $39.99 both in stores and on the PSN:

  • Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ is out now:

  • The Need for Speed movie gets a trailer:

  • Here’s the cast of characters you can expect in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag:

  • rain gets a concept video:

  • Here’s some pre-alpha footage for Velocity 2X, showing off the platforming:

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