According to ESPNTake-Two, the new custodians of the WWE license, will release their first entry since they took over the franchise from failed publisher THQ this Autumn under the guise WWE2K14.

If the numbering convention used in the title seems familiar  that’s because it is; 2K Games has utlised the ’2K’ branding throughout their sports titles such as the NBA2K and NHL2K offerings and as such going forward, the franchise will now be known as ‘WWE2K‘.

Longtime WWE developer Yukes is still on board to develop, this time alongside long-term 2K sports developer and collaborator Visual Concepts.  With the game due out so soon, it’ll be interesting to see what changes (if any) the limited amount of input Visual Concepts will have on the game; given that development on this newest wrestling title is nearly five months down the road already.

No details or formats have been announced, but a current generation release is safe bet i’d say.

Take-Two is currently contracted to publish and develop games using the WWE license for five years.

Source: ESPN

Tonight at 3 p.m. PST/6 p.m. EST/11 p.m GMT, Sony is expected to unveil the successor to the Playstation 3 tonight in an exclusive event being held at their 2013 Playstation Meeting in New York City.

On this fateful night, we should finally know what the machine is going to be called (the current codename is Orbis), an overview of what it can do and naturally, get a taste of some of the face-shattering titles that are going to be coming out for it.

Here at The Gaming Vault we’ll be covering the event live with developing stories and once the event is finished we will be looking to put up a roundtable and various opinion pieces from our writers on how Sony’s unveiling fared and how we see the new machine boding in the future.

Its going to be an exciting time folks; we’ll hope you’ll join us for the start of a new console generation!

Late last year we reviewed Dennaton GamesHotline Miami and thought it was the absolute bomb; bestowing an almighty 9/10 on the gloriously triumphant violent shooter.

Folks were jealous.  Specifically, folks who didn’t own a gaming PC were jealous.

Well fear not, for Dennaton Games has announced that a version of the game is due for PS3 and PS Vita platforms sometime this spring and better yet; its Cross-Buy compliant which means when you buy it on one format, you get it on the other for absolutely free.  Abstraction Games are the trusted code hands to deal with the port.

You can’t say fairer than that really.

We’ve got more on this superb little announcement after the break.

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“Are you afraid of God?” asks Elizabeth, “No, but I am afraid of you”, replies a fearful Booker De Witt.

If there was ever any doubt about just how central Elizabeth is to the storyline of Bioshock: Infinite, not to mention the extent of her awesome powers, than the newly released ‘Lamb of Colombia’ trailer for the game should ably put such thoughts at rest.

You’ll find the excellent new trailer after the break as well as a whole bunch of new action and some rather quite grisly scenes.

Make the jump and let us know what you think below!

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Asura’s Wrath developer CyberConnect 2 has dropped a totally epic looking trailer for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3.

Now before you roll your eyes up into the back of your skull at the fact that its a game based on an anime apparently embraced by kids and neck-bearded ‘otaku’ the world over, you should probably realise three things.

1)  This game comes from the same developer as Asura’s Wrath and boasts a similarly ridiculous level of epic spectacle.

2)  As well as epic QTE sequences, this newest Naruto game actually boasts a sizeable and fairly nuanced combat system – the sort, in fact, that was utterly lacking from Asura’s Wrath.

3)  If you liked Asura’s Wrath and can put aside the fact that you’re playing as a bunch of ninja wizards, you should by proxy, love this quite honestly.

So you have no excuse not to immerse yourself in the overblown spectacle that CyberConnect 2 are so deft at creating in the trailer after the break.

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After their trio of home console, nostalgia-panging overview videos, Sony appears to be capping things off by releasing a video detailing their flirtations with the handheld gaming space.

The remembrance of their handheld offerings is certainly an interesting thing to do at this stage (especially with their newest bite at the apple, the Vita, being just over a year old), as it, along with the chronicling of  their home console history, points towards a more unified display at tomorrow’s 2013 Playstation Meeting.

Indeed, as well as the curtain being lifted on the all-singing, all-dancing Playstation 4, I would also expect Sony to open the field a bit and either incorporate the Vita (and other mobile devices) into a significant part of that console’s makeup.

It would either be that or give the flagging handheld a boost with the announcement of new software and a price-cut similar to the one Japanese gamers were given a couple of days ago at the ‘Vita Heaven‘ show.

Either way, we won’t have long to wait now and in the meantime, check out the Playstation handheld gaming overview video after the jump.

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This is one easily of the saddest days in my gaming life. The series I have played and loved for five years is ending it’s weekly DLC on April 2nd. 

The reason I was even hired on this site was to cover Rock Band news and it quickly grew to much more, but to me, this absolutely sucks. I can’t even think of a joke to make in this situation. This absolutely ruined my day.

March will be filled with some more Rock Band Blitz songs, some pro upgrades, and a few bands new to Rock Band. This is a day people talked about for a while now, but it’s actually set and it’s real. Rock Band is, in essence, ending. I’m at least hoping that Rock Band Network will still continue.

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Sony has a big event coming Wednesday, so with that in mind, I think they’re trying to impress us in preparation of the impending alleged PS4 reveal. Well bad news, Sony, you’ve screwed up enough this gen for me that even a fantastic week of PS Plus isn’t enough to change my mind on the PS3 era. Bring back PS2 compatibility and we’ll talk…

That said, this week of PS Plus is pretty damn solid! TWO new freebies and a free starter pack for a free to play beta game. On top of that, a new release, Urban Trial Freestyle, gets discounts on both the PS3 and Vita versions. The bad news there? No Cross Buy. Booooooo!

PS Plus Update for 12/19

  • Vanquish (PS3) – $19.99 – FREE for PS Plus Members
  • Mega Man Maverick Hunter X (PSP) – $9.99 – FREE for PS Plus Members. Vita Compatible.
  • Dust 514 Starter Pack – $9.99 – FREE for PS Plus Members
  • Urban Trial Freestyle (PS3) – $14.99 – $11.99 for PS Plus Members
  • Urban Trial Freestyle (Vita) – $9.99 – $7.99 for PS Plus Members

After a decent and successful run in 2011, Kevin Tancharoen‘s Mortal Kombat: Legacy webseries has long been confirmed for a second season and now we have the first trailer for you folks to gorge yourselves on.

Once more, the series is a ten-episode affair but this time will look to include some fresh faces alongside the usual stalwarts that weren’t seen last time with the likes of Kenshi, Striker and Ermac present to name just a few of the new bods.

Successful to the tune of 60 million views on YouTube, the joint Machinima and Warner Bros. production looks again to replicate similar success in the run up to a full-blown third movie which looks to be a full-on reboot of the silver-screen series.

A good thing really, as the two previously released Mortal Kombat films were complete dogshit.

The trailer awaits over yonder (the break).

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After a year of almost complete silence since its original announcement at TGS 2011, Final Fantasy X HD at last decided to show its shy face at the Japanese exclusive Vita Heaven event that sought to reassure owners that their favourite gaming handheld wasn’t going down the toilet.

At least, not yet anyway.

We’ve managed to capture the demonstration for you after the jump, but it really is the briefest of videos that you could possibly imagine; an asset focused affair which shows a couple of the character models doing their animation routines and a close-up focus Yuna‘s dead, cold, doll-like eyes.

No release date or other details divulged.

The video awaits after the cut.

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