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The Daily Hotness: Baby got back

11:59 PM on 08.14.2012

Steven Hansen

Features Editor




Woah. So much stuff went down today. Is it just me, or is Sony killing it? A bunch of cool looking & new IP, stuff for Vita, talking explicitly about cross play (buying one copy of a retail game and getting both versions), hip trailers for things we know about (like Last of Us), PS1 game Vita compatibility and so on. 

In case you missed it, we also reviewed a bunch of hot games today, including Sleeping Dogs, The Last Story and Darksiders II (#darksiders2). Hamza also dropped some tactical information nukes with two content laden Black Ops II previews that point to some surprisingly interesting things the game will be doing, in turning the multiplayer component into a full fledged spectator sport.

You can check all the gamescom jibber jabber after the jump. Good luck catching up!

Also, in midst of all of this madness, don't forget that Papo y Yo released on the PSN today. It was my favorite game of E3 and one I've been looking forward to for a while. I'm downloading it as I type.

Destructoid Original:

Team Fortress 2sdays: Valve is going crazy
The DTOID Show Review: Sleeping Dogs
Live show: Darksiders II with Vigil staff
Horn's dev tackles the 'mobile replacing console' claims
We reviewed Darksiders II, Sleeping Dogs, and Last Story!

Community:

Community blogs of 8/14
Forum thread of the day: Politics thread

Reviews:
Review: Sleeping Dogs
Review: Darksiders II
Review: The Last Story

Previews:
Black Ops II reinvents the multiplayer experience
Livestream & SHOUTcast your Black Ops II matches

gamescom:
gamescom: Capcom announces new IP Remember Me
gamescom: Street Fighter X Tekken Vita trailers are here
gamescom: First look at Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel
gamescom: Battlefield 3: Premium Edition announced
gamescom: Medal of Honor: Warfighter multiplayer trailer
gamescom: Here's Crysis 3's new Hunter mode
gamescom: Dead Space 3 limited edition detailed 
gamescom: Get all the cars in Need for Speed Most Wanted 
gamescom: SimCity closed beta sign-ups are open
gamescom: AC3 naval warfare trailer is wet and wonderful
gamescom: Another Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Ed. trailer
gamescom: EA's Origin service, SimCity get Mac versions
gamescom: EA's press conference livestream is live
gamescom: ResidentEvil.net announced
gamescom: This Star Trek trailer reintroduces the Gorn
gamescom: Contract mode announced for Hitman: Absolution
New footage of Okami HD to wet your brush over
Cross-Buy: PlayStation All-Stars: Buy PS3, get Vita free
gamescom: Play as a puppet in pretty platformer Puppeteer
gamescom: Sony's JapanStudio announces Rain for PSN
Panty shot! New PS Move game Until Dawn announced
gamescom: PS+ is getting storage update, coming to Vita
gamescom: New Wonderbook games announced
gamescom: Sony announces Killzone Mercenary for PS Vita
gamescom: Sony confirms more All-Stars characters
gamescom: Assassin's Creed III has exclusive stuff on PS3
gamescom: New LittleBigPlanet 2 cross-controller DLC
gamescom: PlayStation Mobile announced, new partners
gamescom: Another Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Ed. trailer
gamescom: PS One Classics coming to Vita August 28
gamescom: Media Molecule announces new IP Tearaway
gamescom: Black Ops II: Declassified Vita bundle detailed
A last minute hack helped GoldenEye 64's release

News:

PlayStation Plus subscribers getting beta of Dust 514
Minecraft surpasses seven million copies sold on PC
Final Fantasy VII PC is available for download NOW
Is Level-5 localizing Guild 01 for the US?
3D Classics Excitebike is now available on Club Nintendo

Offbeat:

James 'AVGN' Rolfe pits the SNES against the Genesis
Fan-made Mega Man Legends concept album is in the works

Media:
Meow: Catwoman announced for Injustice: Gods Among Us
Vergil revealed in latest DmC: Devil May Cry trailer
New Aliens: Colonial Marines video filled with tension
Here are some blood-soaked Hotline Miami screens
Star Wars 1313 gets a shooty new gameplay trailer
Papo & Yo hits PSN today, have a cinematic trailer
This NSMB2 ad is the hottest thing I've seen in my life


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