System Update: 10/24/14


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The Avengers may be getting ready to re-assemble, but not even the Hulk can’t overshadow some of the gaming news that made headlines this week.  So, shall we?

You don’t own enough Wii-motes

Super Smash Bros.‘ for Wii U will allow for eight-player simultaneous play, Nintendo announced today.

In the above Nintendo Direct video, the company unveiled a host of features for the game. In a first for the franchise, a special mode lets eight players fight simultaneously in local multiplayer.  The feature will be exclusive to the Wii U version, and will let players compete on even larger stages to accommodate all the characters. [Source: Nintendo]


Rockstar is sending you back to the wrong side of the tracks

According to Xbox Achievements, new set of achievements for Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas may point to a re-release of that game on Xbox 360.  The website claims that the Xbox 360 version of San Andreas will come with 33 achievements tied to in-game activities and story-based goals.  [Source: Xbox Achievements]


Experience the PlayStation…Experience?

Well that wasn’t fleshed out.  Anyway, Sony will hold a two-day community event for PlayStation fans called ‘PlayStation Experience‘ in Las Vegas, Nev., from Dec. 6 – 7. Attendees will sit in on in-depth panels, meet the industry’s best developers, score hands-on gameplay with tons of upcoming PlayStation games, collect free swag, and get a chance to purchase rare collectibles directly from their favorite game studios. Attendees will also get an exclusive first look at what’s coming next in 2015, which I am told you will not want to miss. The two-day community event will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 6th and 7th, 2014. A Single-day pass will cost $50.00, with the two-day pass going for $90. Passes are on sale now. [Source: Sony]


Life imitates art, as Sony is still isn’t finished releasing ‘The Unfinished Swan’ 

In other Sony news, Giant Sparrow’s ‘The Unfinished Swan‘ will launch for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on Oct. 28.

Updates include a resolution bump to 1080p on the PS4 version and cross-buy compatibility; meaning if you already have it you can download it on all available platforms for free-ninty-nine! (Great news for those who already own a PS3 copy!) For those picking it up for the first time, it will cost $14.99.  [Source: Polygon]