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You know how sometimes you hear a rumor, and you get excited, even if it's not 100% accurate, because it just means something big might be happening with your favorite franchise?  Well, if you happen to read Japanese and be a fan of a little series called "Pokémon," well—this CoroCoro flyer should definitely grab ahold of your attention.

Good news today for fans of the Batman branded series of "Arkham" games, to date including Batman: Arkham Asylum, and Batman: Arkham City. John K Martin, who is Time Warner's CFO, announced in an investor call today that the next release in the series is on its way. "... we also have a strong games release this year," said Martin, "which will include the next release in the Batman Arkham franchise. So all in all, we expect Warners to post another very strong year in 2013. And with a little luck, the year should be as good or maybe even a little bit better than 2012."

Will it be better? Only time will tell...

The next issue of CoroCoro is due any day now and that means you can expect its contents to leak anytime soon, like right now perhaps. The next issue of CoroCoro, if indeed this is a legitimate photo, revealed the newest evolution for Eevee, Ninfia.

It looks a little like Skyla right? Does that mean it's a flying type? Probably not. When looking at a Pokémon's type it is usually displayed with a color scheme and in fact the Dragon type logo uses the color scheme of blue and pink, or at least they're very similar. The Pokémon Milotic is considered by many to be based off a dragon or a serpent of sorts and it also involves the same color scheme further suggesting it might be a dragon type. But of course, what good is speculation when the truth will come out within the year?

A new Eeveelution was expected, seeing as the upcoming Pokémon short featured a color themed subtitle which matched the previous Eeveelutions and their types, but a single character was left over that didn't match any of the previous. On a side note, the upcoming Pokemon movie has received the new title of Extremespeed Genesect and the Reawakening of Mewtwo.

So tell us. What do you think of this new and supposed Eeveelution? Do you like it or hate it? Or are you going to wait for an official confirmation before you make a full judgement? Tell us in the comments!

I love me some portal, but I sure wish I could solve all of Aperture's mind-bending puzzles on the go. While the day when Portal because a portable title may well be a long ways away, this DS Homebrew by Smealum sure gives us an idea of what Portal on the Nintendo DS could be like. The mod is described as being "Nowhere near playable," at the current time, but the nifty video shows off quite a few staples of the franchise. Included are the Portal Gun, Energy Balls, and best of all, the Companion Cube!

"This is still extremely early footage so please don't be too harsh. Lots of debug features are present, including the ability to fly, see portals through walls and move cubes from a distance. Also, keep in mind this was shot in an emulator which provides good but still less than perfect rendering. As such, be aware that most (not all, but still) of the graphical glitches you can see in this video don't happen on hardware (mostly the portal transition is a lot nicer on an actual DS)."

Since its release, Colors! 3D for Nintendo 3DS has been a wonderful way for hobbyist and professional artists to share their work with others. We, however, are amidst a revolution in uses for the brilliant eShop title. User masterclaw360 has discovered a profound new way to utilize Colors! 3D's online sharing service. Curious? Head past the jump to see his extraordinary revelation.

What will the new Xbox look like?  Well, it's certainly hard to know for certain; the image here is just an artist mockup.  However, Kotaku just released the inside scoop on what the internals of new Xbox has in store, and let's just say it looks pretty good - though there are a few worrying pieces stuck in there.  For starters, the box is codenamed "Durango"—note that Durango isn't the final name for the system, but just the name Microsoft will use to refer to it before it's "officially" announced to the public. Check below the jump to see information on the specs.

It appears the Wii U is becoming increasingly irrelevant, especially to sports gaming. The Wii U was left off the press release for Madden 25 (next years Madden will be called Madden 25 instead of Madden 14, in an attempt to confuse their consumer base).  And now, it appears Tiger Wood's PGA Tour won't be coming to the Wii U at the end of March.

Ragnar Tørnquist's adventure series launched in 1999 is back, with a Kickstarter, of all things.  With over $600,000 of $850,000 raised in only a few days, it seems fans of the series are extremely interested in continuing the story that was left on a cliffhanger back in 2006 with the last installment, Dreamfall.  The release is tenatively listed as November 2014, and a steal at $25 for a digital download.  Fans can of course pay more, and a cool 5K will earn you naming and development rights on a character, or the opportunity to hang out with the development team and make suggestions of your own.  Looks like I need to start saving up.

This week marked the last shows of Attack of the Show and X-Play as gaming television network G4 will be closing their doors very soon.  X-Play decided to take the opportunity to go ahead and spoil the ending of every game ever.

Do I need to say this?  Spoiler Alert.

Seriously.  Spoiler... Alert.  You've been alerted.  Catch the video after the jump!

Looks like Brett Ratner has signed on to create a new Farmville television show.  It's slated to be a half-hour animated television show, and with the director of Rush Hour and X-Men at the helm, it's still almost completely impossible to imagine what the show could possibly be like.

Those of you with a PS3 are almost certainly aware of Journey. What? You don't know the record-breaking fastest selling game in the SCEA region on the Playstation Network? Well, go check it out. I'll wait.

It's good, right? Really good. The problem is, it bankrupted the company that made it. Game developer Jenova Chen admitted to Polygon the game had to be pushed back, and although it did make some money back, releasing the game solely on the PS3 definitely led to some difficulties recouping their costs.

ThatGameCompany is hopeful that their next game (the fourth made by the group) will be a success, however. It's still in it's earliest stages, but a studio job listing indicates they're looking for new staffers who can help create a "full-scale online service" with hundreds of thousands of users; I don't know about you, but I'm certainly excited to see what they cook up.

Bad news, fans of Attack of the Show, X-Play, and Web Soup - looks like G4 is on it's way out.  The New York Times broke the story; as of April 22 of this year, G4 will be replaced with a television version of the long-running print magazine Esquire.  

The programming staff at NBC seem to think it's difficult to create television programming that will appeal to gamers; "Realistically, guys who are into gaming are not necessarily watching television," to quote NBC programming executive Bonnie Hammer.

NBC's character Jack Donaghy once said on the show 30 Rock, "Every April 22nd I honor Richard Nixon's death by getting drunk and making some unpopular decisions."  Well, it seems like NBCUniversal's programming staff have taken a leaf out of one of their character's books.

Vita a Difficult Sell?

February 11 2013 by Jack Sossman
There's one question you've got to keep asking yourself if you're Sony corporate executive officer Masaru Kato and your handheld system is constantly being crushed by DS and 3DS sales; how do I sell more of these Vitas?  There's certainly a lot of ways to incentivise sales, and with the super competitive market and the dwindling economy, it's difficult to know exactly how to get that edge over your competitor.  Well, Kato went on record last Thursday to attempt to answer that question in particular.  His response?  See below.
Sorry Aussies; looks like another great third party Wii U title won't be coming your way.  Although a press release sent to media today regarding the game's pre-order DLC incentives, and until this week was listed on various local Australian game distributors websites, The Walking Dead: Survival instinct will not be released on the Wii U in Australia.

BadasseryIt's only been a few weeks since the announcement of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, but this 3DS handheld title has grown to become one of my most looked forward games of 2013. The 3DS offers new capabilities to the Pokemon franchise, and who doesn't want more Pokemon? I've been clamoring for more details every day. It seems we'll only have to wait a bit longer for more information on the game.

The Japanese magazine publication CoroCoro plans to reveal new details on X and Y in their next issue. The new magazine piece will be available within the next few days, but we won't have to wait for too long. Leaks should be available online in the near future. In addition to CoroCoro, the TV show Pokemon Smash will also reveal even more Pokemon X and Pokemon Y information this week.

I guess we'll be seeing more information on the game sooner then we expected. What'll it be? Streetpass or Spotpass features? A look at the battle system? I'm willing to wager we get to see a handful of new Pokemon.

What do you think we'll see? Sound off in the comments!