Dust 514 On PS3 Closing In May

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Dust 514 On PS3 Closing In May

PS3 free-to-play FPS Dust 514 will be shut down in May according to developer CCP Games, but work on a new project is underway.

Fans will be able to play the game until it's terminated on May 30th of this year. Until then no PSN packs or purchases are allowed, although players with existing Aurum can still get items from the in-game marketplace.

Here's part of a statement from CCP on the game's official forum:

Peter Molyneux’s 22 Cans Launches Single-Player Godus Wars Into Early Access

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Last week, a hoax led some to believe that storied game designer Peter Molyneux was retiring from the industry. In a new interview today, he discussed the state of his studio’s embattled game, Godus, and the challenging year behind him.

A year ago, Molyneux came under fire. Bryan Henderson, a young man who was promised fame, in-game Godhood, and monetary proceeds from Godus, still has not received any of these following the May 2013 commitment from 22 Cans.

Last year, the story resurfaced, and Molyneux was later accused in a Rock Paper Shotgun interview of being a “pathological liar.” Following that, he retreated from the public eye.

Kojima, Del Toro To Talk About Their Inspirations At DICE

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Kojima, Del Toro To Talk About Their Inspirations At DICE

Guillermo del Toro may be done with video games, but that doesn't necessarily mean that he's done talking about them. The film director, who was working with Hideo Kojima on the canceled Silent Hills project, is joining Kojima for a presentation at the upcoming DICE summit in Las Vegas.

The pair will talk about their creative influences and inspirations in a conversation moderated by host Geoff Keighley. According to DICE, the keynote will touch on their creative visions and what motivates them, and they'll discuss moments from their own work as well as aspects from their counterpart's body of work that have served as inspiration. That presentation is scheduled for Thursday, February 18, from 1:45-2:30 p.m.

DICE 2016 is being held from February 16-18 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Nintendo Launching Mobile App Miitomo In March

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A recent investor meeting from Nintendo revealed some launch plans for its first mobile application, Miitomo.

You can find the data from the Japanese investor meeting here. According to analyst Dr. Serkan Toto, Nintendo is planning on opening up pre-registration for Miitomo this month, February 17. Pre-registering will garner points additional points for the app. The actual launch for Miitomo is planned for mid-March. The app will be available in 16 markets in eight different languages, which includes Japan and the United States. The channels for which pre-registration will take place are currently unclear. The app is planned for both iOS and Android.

For more on Miitomo, which isn't so much a game as it is a Nintendo-flavored social network with the opportunity to earn points from playing Nintendo games, head here.

Luigi's Mansion's Professor Elvin Gadd Costume Coming To Super Mario Maker

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The inventor of Luigi's Poltergust 3000 (and Mario Sunshine's F.L.U.D.D.) is getting a Super Mario Maker avatar as part of a special event.

Despite featuring 120 different costumes, many of which are based on obscure characters, Professor E. Gadd is not currently available as an unlockable. Gadd appeared as a prominent character in Luigi's Mansion, and has had cameo appearances in games like Mario Party and Mario & Luigi. To get him, you will have to play and beat his level, which will be available on February 4.

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Square Bowl Is Final Fantasy Instead Of Football

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Square Bowl Is Final Fantasy Instead Of Football

If you always considered yourself more of an "indoor kid" and don't have much interest in the Super Bowl, you can still come together with like-minded fans to celebrate this weekend. 

Game developers Teddy Dief (Hyper Light Drifter) and Adriel Wallick (Train Jam) are hosting the second Square Bowl – a 48-hour event to benefit the Able Gamers charity. Dief and Wallick (and a parade of special game-developer guests) are streaming their playthrough of Final Fantasy VIII, Square's 1999 PlayStation RPG.

This year's stream starts at 7:00pm PST this Friday, 2/5 and ends on Sunday evening at 7:00.

Magic: The Gathering Puzzle Quest Update Rebalances Cards, Adds Challenges

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Magic: The Gathering is the latest property to get the Puzzle Quest treatment, and developer Hibernum has blended the two cleverly. The game, which was released in December, sees its first major update today.

Included is a rebalancing for one of the Planeswalkers (Gideon), and more than 20 cards. There are also 25 new heroic encounters and a quick battle system that pits players against player-created decks controlled by the AI.

Playing in the new mode earns points that can yield rewards, including currency, packs, and cards from specific colors. This is another path to rare and mythic cards that typically have a greater chance of showing up in Fat Packs (approximately $10 of purchased currency) and Big Boxes (slightly more than $20 of purchased currency). Rewards will be distributed via a leaderboard system, with anyone who at least wins one match receiving something. 

The Witness Being Considered For Xbox One, Mac, And Mobile

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Thekla’s The Witness has been out for a week, and already the studio is considering other platforms to which it might bring the game. In an update on the game’s website, the studio shared some financial data and plans it is considering for the future.

The Witness, a puzzle game we quite liked, launched on PlayStation Network and PC. Both platforms are reportedly doing quite well, with $5 million revenue raised. Both platforms beat out Thekla front-man Jonathan Blow's last game, Braid, in terms of first week unit sales.

The game has not yet broken even, but the developer suggests that the trend line lands the company in a good place. As with any game, revenue is split with platform holders (typically about 30 percent to Sony or Valve), with tax also being collected.

Get Mythical Pokémon Mew Starting Today At GameStop

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In celebration of Pokémon’s 20th anniversary, you’ll be able to get some mythical pocket monsters throughout the year. The first is available starting today.

In order to get your hands on a Level 100 Mew, you can get a code card from GameStop (Disclosure: GameStop is Game Informer’s parent company). You’ll be able to add it to Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire.

later this year, you’ll be able to get Darkrai, Arceus, and Genesect. For more on Pokémon’s 20th Anniversary, check out our previous coverage