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We're back with another weekly installment of Gamnesia's Game Clash! Every Monday we pit two video games against each other, and the winner is decided by your votes! Rayman Origins, as the name suggests, returned the series to its origins with classic 2D platforming. Sonic Generations blended 2D and 3D action together catering to both classic and modern Sonic fans. Which of these 2011 series refreshes do you like more? Hit the jump to cast your vote and join the debate!

UPDATE - 10:30PM EST: Sony's server status is online, and many users have been able to successfully log back into PlayStation Network.

This is bad news for any PlayStation owners out there looking to rev up their consoles for an online game. Sony has officially confirmed in a recent tweet that PlayStation Network is offline all across the world. While Sony currently does not know the reason for the outage, they are currently looking into what could have caused it.

Stay tuned to Gamnesia for more information on the outage, and updates on the network's status.

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The weekly hardware and software sales numbers from the past week in Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and it was a strong week. New Nintendo 3DS launched to the tune of over 230,000 sales, fueled largely by the incredible sales of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, which sold over 1.4 million (Famitsu puts the sales estimate at around 1.6 million) in just two days. The regular (old?) 3DS and 3DS XL models also saw a slight sales improvement over last week, as did PlayStation 4. Vita's numbers slipped a little this week, as there was only one new game on that platform. Hit the jump for the full breakdown!

Sony has slyly attempted to raise the stakes for Project Morpheus. Jed Ashforth explained to virtualrealitygamer that the company has some very interesting plans for Project Morpheus, but that he was unable to talk about them.

"On the Morpheus side, there's a lot of extremely cool, super-secret stuff that I've tried and that I'd love to be able to tell you about, but we're not at the point where we're ready to share them yet.” – Jed Ashforth

The device will be compatible with both PlayStation 4 and Vita, with games currently known to support it ranging from Project Cars to Surgeon Simulator (as if that game wasn’t macabre enough). Unfortunately, no release date has been mentioned yet.

PlayStation Now, Sony's cloud-based video game streaming service, is one step closer to launching in full. The service is still in beta, but it recently launched on PlayStation 3, and today it expanded its availability a little more. PlayStation TV launched in North America today, and PlayStation Now is available on it from day one. Seeing as PlayStation TV has all the same internal hardware as a Vita, the service is also available on Vita today. PlayStation Now allows you to "rent" games for anywhere between four hours and three months, depending on your preference. 

Mighty No. 9 wont launch until sometime next year, but many backers are currently enjoying the game's beta. Earlier we saw footage of the Military Base level, and now we've got a good look at another full level. This time it's the Power Plant level, which reminds me of the Spark Mandrill stage from Mega Man X with the hazard of flickering lights. The footage takes you all the way through the level to the final showdown with Mighty No. 3, and you can check it out by clicking below!

PlayStation TV has just launched in North America! Sony's new microconsole has the hardware of a PlayStation Vita, but without the screen and buttons. Instead, it can be used with a DualShock 3 controller and a TV to stream games via services like remote play and PlayStation Now. PlayStation TV also serves as a media hub and can play select Vita titles. PlayStation TV retails at a starting price of $99, and you can check out the launch trailer by clicking below!

Since he's not with Capcom anymore, Keiji Inafune no longer has the legal rights to create Mega Man games, but Mighty No. 9 looks to be a brilliant spiritual successor. Characters like Beck and Call are clearly inspired by Mega Man and Roll, and it looks like another favorite character will soon be reborn. In a video labeled "Mighty No. 9 Potential Bonus DLC," the game's eight robot antagonists are counted down until it reaches Mighty No. 0, and the image to your left is shown. Zero was a fan-favorite character from the Mega Man X saga and eventually got his own series of games called Mega Man Zero. It looks like he may receive new life as Mighty No. 0, and I couldn't be more pleased!

Sony Computer Entertainment recently announced a PlayStation-focused convention in Las Vegas on December 6 and 7. The "PlayStation Experience", as is to be called, is open to members of the public who are 18 and older. Attendees will celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the PlayStation by playing games, meeting developers, and getting a preview of what's coming in 2015. Admission costs $50 for one day, while a two-day pass will set you back $90. The event will also be covered on the PlayStation Blog. More details will be released on October 20, so check back here in about a week to find out more!

This week's episode of our news recap is here, after a two-week hiatus for various game reviews, and there was surprisingly little news to cover... but boy, are these stories juicy. Not only do we have a possible future for the Banjo-Kazooie series, but we hear that the director of the Call of Duty: Black Ops games has described their marketing strategy as "brainwashing."

A ton of Nintendo news has come out in the two days since writing and recording the video, so be sure to tune in next week for a huge blowout of news, including Pokémon leaks, Smash Bros. info, Captain Toad, and much more!