Morning DLC: Video Games News And Rumors 1/20/14


"Masahiro Sakurai has posted a new screenshot from the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo Miiverse.The image, which shows Mario standing in an unfamiliar green environment with futuristic platforms, looks to be from some sort of single-player adventure mode.However, a comment from series creator Masahiro Sakurai posted alongside the screenshot specifically states it is not from Subspace Emissary, a side-scrolling beat-em-up mode last seen in Super Smash Bros. Brawl."


"Eidos Montreal has announced the system requirements for the PC version of theirThief reboot. Garrett’s new adventure has more polished graphics than its predecessors but it will be playable on a wide range of systems.You can run the game even with a Radeon 4800 or GTS 250 video card. Those cards are about five to six years old at this point.Of course, if you want the most of the game’s visuals, you’ll need a much more powerful system. Eidos suggests having a GPU made in the past couple years."

Gaming Blend

"It wasn’t all great hardware and games that arrived with the PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360 generation of gaming. There were a few misfires along the way, such as Sony trying so hard to get some of that Wii pie that their Move controller was just one step away from being known as the Sony Pii. But their next bit of potential hardware looks far more original.Sony has submitted a new patent, that shows off a controller with a massive modular spin to it.The components of this controller can be separated and rearranged, to form anything from a faux knife, through to a knife or Batman. It’ll also feature some of that augmented reality that the gaming industry has a hard-on for right now, with the various shapes being used as peripherals for future games."