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UPDATE: The PlayStation meeting has officially concluded. If you missed it or wish to see it again, a repeat of the stream is currently underway. Otherwise, check out the next few pages on Gamnesia's index. Today had a ton of news outside of the meeting, and an event this big on top of all that means there's a lot of stuff in store for you. So sit back, grab a bowl of popcorn, and check out all of today's news!

Excited about tonight's PlayStation event? So are we. At 5:00 PM CST, Sony will be holding a press event to display the future of the PlayStation brand. Many assume this means that Sony will be revealing the PlayStation 4 for the first time to the world, but we very well may see news concerning PlayStation 3 and even Vita, as well. You can catch a live stream of this momentous event right here at Gamnesia and written updates rolling out on our site as more information comes in.

Waiting for all of Assassin's Creed III's DLC to be available before you buy it? Well good news, the wait will be worth it when Ubisoft releases Assassin's Creed III: Washington Edition later this year

AC3:WE will supposedly feature the standard AC3 game along with all of the King Washington DLC that will be released online over the next few months. The Tyranny of King Washington DLC features an alternate story-line in which Washington becomes a tyrannical king where Connor never joins the Assassins and fights for his homeland's freedom. 

In related news, Ubisoft will be releasing a collection of HD Ghost Recon titles later in Spring called Ghost Recon Anthology.

The worst-kept secret in the world gets announced tomorrow night in the PlayStation 4, and you know that the entire internet will be watching in anticipation. However, Kotaku has an inside source that was spot-on in several other leaks, and this time around they are giving us a bit more solid information on the types of things we can expect to see out of Sony's next console. Out the gate, they show off new images for the prototype controller. There's nothing new here in terms of what we haven't already seen before. However, the PS4 is going to work hand-in-hand with smart devices to allow people to access and download games remotely (reportedly, this may be a future possibility with the Wii U as well, but time will tell).

Each console will come with a PlayStation Eye, and you can watch your friends while your gaming even if they aren't playing the same game as you. They are also apparently going to launch a new online system called PlayStation World and they will be going directly after Xbox Live - where most of the services are going to require a subscription. In addition, there will be an all new account system that allows multiple people to log in at the same time. What does this all mean?

BioShock Infinite is among the most anticipated games of 2013. Taking the BioShock franchise in an entirely new direction from the series' roots. Containing several similar elements and gameplay concepts from its two predecessors, BioShock Infinite is neither a prequel nor sequel to the original two BioShock titles, but remains a strong entry in the franchise.

In BioShock Infinite, players control Booker DeWitt in the air city of Columbia. Though the game takes place in 1912, there are several futuristic elements of the game that make the experience incredibly unique. Head past the jump to see three new gorgeous screenshots from BioShock Infinite and be sure to consider picking it up when it launches on March 26th.

According to a tweet from MCVonline, Ubisoft is holding a press even for the Assassin's Creed franchise on February 27th. nothing else is known about this mysterious press event, but there are several possibilities. This event could officially reveal the rumored Assassin's Creed: Black Flags, or it could be about the upcoming and completely re-imagined Assassin's Creed title due out later this year.

Whether it's the official announcement of one of these titles or something else entirely is still unclear, but be sure to check back at Gamnesia on February 27th when the official announcement is revealed.

This has been one interesting saga. Watch Dogs is a new IP from Ubisoft that is arguably one of the most hotly anticipated games of the year. While it was definitely expected to come to Microsoft and Sony consoles, its status with the Wii U has been a bit murky; a short while back an upcoming game list at Gamestop listed Watch Dogs and Rainbow Six as Wii U titles; however, Ubisoft never confirmed, and when I went down to my Gamestop to grab a sheet and double-check, neither game was there. Then, even more recently, a leaked poster suggested Watch Dogs would be coming to 'all home consoles'--including Wii U--this holiday. Still, no word from Ubisoft.

Now, preorder listings have appeared at both Gamestop and Best Buy; for two of the biggest video game retailers to put up listings is pretty suspicious. We may not have heard anything official from Ubisoft yet, but with all the claims they've made in support of the Wii U since its launch, I wouldn't be surprised if a Watch Dogs announcement is one of the cards Nintendo's hoping to play at E3; God knows they need something up their sleeves after all the news they spilled at Directs over the last few weeks. 

Jason Jones, co-founder of Bungie and one of the creators of the massively successful Halo series, was recently asked about the studio's upcoming Destiny. When asked whether or not the upcoming title may come to PC, Jones had this to say:

"We did a bunch of ambitious things on Halo deliberately to reach out to people. We limited players to two weapons, we gave them recharging health, we automatically saved and restored the game — almost heretical things to first-person shooters at the time. We made the game run without a mouse and keyboard. And now nobody plays shooters the way they used to play them before Halo 'cause nobody wants to." — Jason Jones, co-founder of Bungie

Now, some may say he's dodging the question here, but in a strange way, he may actually be hinting that a PC version of the game is not likely to hit anytime soon. The tangent he goes on, however, is also interesting to dissect. It's a pretty tall claim to say that Bungie laid the foundation of the entire modern FPS genre, but in some ways, Jones is right. Health packs and quicksaving are still features found in many First-Person Shooters, but autosaving and recharging health is found everywhere in the genre. Before the first Halo, these features were unheard of and most shooters where played on PCs, but Halo was also one of the first few games to popularize console-based shooters to their modern prevalence. Let's just hope Bungie's upcoming Destiny challenges convention in an equally spectacular way.

Upset that Destiny hasn't been announced for the Wii U or PC yet? Don't be, it could be coming to both platforms and more! The official website for Bungie's upcoming game Destiny has data that can be found in its coding from the pre-order page that directly refers to both the Wii U, PC, PS4, Xbox 720, and PS Vita as platforms for the upcoming title. There is no mention of Nintendo's handheld 3DS platform however.

Of course, this could just be there in case Activision asks them to bring it over to those platforms and so it may mean nothing at all. Or perhaps Bungie is anticipating a release on these platforms. Whatever it means, we here just hope that it means every home console owner will be able to experience Bungie's next big title when it launches in the future.

It's no big secret now that Aliens: Colonial Marines is a steaming pile of dogshit with a development cycle that is involving everyone pointing fingers at every else. Heck, reports can't even seem to agree upon the Wii U version and that hasn't even come out. Some say it's canceled, Sega says it's the best version there is, one points to another credited studio as handling the whole thing and creating a vastly superior performance. Of course, yet another report states the Wii U version is worse, with even poorer frame rate problems. Why am I not sitting back sending you all over the net to see these reports? Because it doesn't fucking matter. The game sucks. It's time to piss off and move on.

Of course, Marcus also goes into a little defense mode when someone called him out in response to his thoughts about a certain other "journalist", and he rather tastefully defends himself as he did back when the incident in question happened. Look, I may not always agree with how Marcus views everything, but at least I know he is going to tell me the truth as he sees it and he isn't going to beat around the bush.

Bungie has been hard at work in their post Halo world, and they have been working round the clock on a new First Person Shooter franchise that they have high hopes to be at least a decade long affair. It's an "always online" shooter, but that far from tells anyone the complete story. Watching the video above gives you some great insight into their vision behind the game itself. The game is supposedly playable by all skill levels and is truly about bringing their dreams to life. No limits. The game is slated for the PS3, Xbox 360, and other next-generation hardware. Essentially this likely refers to the PS4 and Xbox 720. Unfortunately, the Wii U is probably going to miss out on what looks like the next fantastic creation out of Bungie. Destiny is exactly what I want to play. Be sure to hop inside to see all of the absolutely stunning artwork for the game.

Sony might not be able to compete with Nintendo's software, so why not smack-talk about it? Let's face it, we all know the PlayStation 4 is coming soon and we expect it to be announced this upcoming Wednesday. So what better way to get people excited for it than by smack-talking about Mario? 

"Oh, Yay, Another Mario Game." Step Up To PlayStation 2/20

Okay, that doesn't make too much sense considering people love Mario and none of Sony's IP's can even come close to rivaling it. But it does make you take notice that Mario games are in a somewhat overabundance and that you want something new. Something fresh. Preferably not another post-apocalyptic zombie shooter or adventure with Kratos. So the phrase "Oh, Yay, Another Mario Game." can be applied to some of Sony's own games/ideas since half of them are rip-offs of other ideas/games anyways. But despite this, I'm quite looking forward to the PlayStation 4 and Sony's next console despite the hideous controller. How about you? Are you excited for PlayStation 4?

This is seemingly the one debate that never goes away even after consoles are released. It's still hotly debated who truly won the seventh console generation. The Wii had arguably the highest number of raw sales data and 20+ million game sellers world over, but the 360 had possibly the largest install base of "hardcore gamers", while the PlayStation 3 had arguably the best exclusive content. It's a debate for the ages that truly is something fanboys like to talk to about because they want to see their preferred medium end triumphant over the rest. Competition is good and healthy for the industry, and the better these consoles are the better it gets for gamers... that is, if gamers have the money to invest in all of these properties.

I, for one, am really looking forward too what Sony has cooking. While I have never been an avid PlayStation person, I can't deny that their games intrigue me. If they ever get the sequel to Shadow of the Collosus out the door, you can consider me a PlayStation 4 owner in its wake.

Kotaku got their hands on a leaked poster for Watch Dogs, where it clearly states, as you can see to the left, that the title is coming to all home consoles. This suggests support for a PS3, 360, and Wii U  as well as a PS4 and 720 release, assuming they come out before the game itself does. We mean no offense to the Wii, but it simply can't run the game. Kotaku reached out to Ubisoft about the leak and they didn't deny it, but they also refused to comment on what platforms they have committed Watch Dogs to. In other words - publicly there are still no known platforms for the game, internally... you get the idea.

Given that this poster (there is another section inside) has not been refuted and denied by Ubisoft, it's pretty much as close to a confirmation that this is real that we are going to get without them specifically talking about platforms. This is exciting stuff, folks. Of all versions, the Wii U one excites me the most with the GamePad possibilities with a game that truly looks built for it. It's also notable, for those that wish to not put stock in a Wii U version, that it's made by Ubisoft Montreal. The same folks who already have extensive experience with the Wii U thanks to ZombiU and Rayman Legends.

Above is our first real look at the PlayStation 4 controller, which should be set to reveal itself on February 20th. The controller definitely appears to be a bit clunkier, which for my money is a positive after the massive hand cramps the original DualShock controller always gave me (thankfully, third party controllers exist). It confirms that there will be a touchpad included, though what possible uses that entails is beyond me. In theory, similar functions to the Wii U's GamePad are possible in some regards, but unless that touchpad eventually became a touchscreen (this is an earlier model of the dev controller) it's doubtful it's close to as useful in the traditional sense.

It's also noticeable that they are playing with the joystick design. They definitely looked like deformed areas of a female body part, but how comfortable they are to use is a different story. What that light is on the top part is a total mystery. It could simply be a motion tracker, which effectively kills Move and allows for the same functionality. This also means of course that yes, that's a real PlayStation 4 dev box, which is also a first for the public. With this information confirmed, it only leads many to suspect all the leaked specs, rumors, and other features to be true, since clearly developers are leaking stuff like crazy when something like this gets out prior to the public acknowledgement that this stuff even exists. Five days and counting. Thoughts?

We had a second confirmation of some sort of touch style controls appear on the PlayStation 4 controller earlier today, which make these comments from Sony a handful of days back all the more relevant. The focus and the drive in the sales of the PlayStation 4 will be about "New Playing Options". Much like how Nintendo tries to innovate in that area themselves, it appears Sony is taking a page right out of that book and trying something new. Now, what this entails is anyone's guess. It's important to note Sony is not saying it wont have powerful specs, they just don't feel that is going to be the big selling point of the console.

As Sony Computer Entertainment warms up its blue lighting and double-checks its playlist for February 20th, one unnamed SCE official says that the PlayStation 4 will act as more of a home entertainment hub than what we've seen in the past. They added, according to the Nikkei, that the main selling point won't be the rumored eight-core AMD64 CPU or other hardware specs, but how it opens up new styles of play -- something Nintendo is also focusing on. Sony is going to push the new console as a home entertainment "nerve center," with a focus on the hardware's ability to connect and share to mobile devices -- the rival that's pulling gamers awayfrom traditional consoles. Edge had previously mentioned the possibility of a dedicated share button on the next-gen controller, though that remains a product of the rumor mill at the moment. No discussion on any Gaikai-powered cloud gaming just yet, but following its unveiling later this month, the report states that the new PlayStation should launch before the end of the year. A bit of a shame, then, that it's still only February.