Friday, July 27, 2012

Megabits of News: Weekly Roundup (w/e 27 Jul)

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Shed the lbs in time for Christmas dinner
Microsoft has announced a pre-Christmas release date for Nike+ Kinect Training, hitting shelves on 2 November. This should give you a good month to lose all the pounds you will of course again gain over the Christmas period.

The worm turns … up in October
Turn-based sequel battle game Worms Revolution will arrive on the EU PlayStation Store on 10 October. Lets hope the Holy hand grenade is still in the armoury.

Sega cult classic to be re-released
ToeJam and Earl are crash-landing back onto our consoles. Gamers will be reunited with the popular alien rappers by downloading their 1991 Mega Drive title ToeJam & Earl and 1993 sequel ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron on the Playstation Network. A re-release date has not been given.

Global 3DS sales almost hit 20 million
Around 19 million units of the 3DS have been sold worldwide since its launch, which will be good new for Nintendo, which has seen its own expectations beaten. Even better news for Nintendo is that this figure is rising.

Overheating Vitas to be assessed
According to VG24/7, the Japanese National Institute of Technology and Evaluation has been sent 31 cases of damaged Playstation Vita consoles by Sony for investigation. Sony said the Vitas overheated and were damaged during charging, although a company representative has said the problem is not down to a manufacturing fault.