HomeNews, Views and Reviews1/8 Weekend News Update 1/8 Weekend News Update By sirfozzie January 8, 2016 News, Views and Reviews 0 Comments Lot of news happening in the video game world this week. Let’s break it down into categories. PC Hardware Shades of the Dreamcast as there’s a new mouse with an LCD screen that can track game details (such as headshots, etcetera) A link to a pre-review on the HTC Vive Pre, a competitor to the Oculus Rift. PC Gaming Steam bounces back from their Winter Sale caching oopsie to pass the 12 million users at one time barrier. Steam also hosted nearly $3.5 billion in paid game sales (either games that sold directly through Steam, or activated on Steam) Valve has announced that players previously suspended for match-fixing CS:GO matches, are permanently banned from their events. Torment: Tides of Numenera will go to beta next month and enter Steam: Early Access shortly thereafter The final part of the Pillars of Eternity DLC, The White March (Part 2) will release next month Grim Dawn, a game that’s getting a lot of buzz amongst my friends, is finally going to be exiting Early Access next month Consoles Xbox One game Scalebound gets the Booby Prize for “First 2016 game to announce delay until 2017.” Rise of the Tomb Raider has broken the 1 million sales barrier, ahead of its PC release Some of the details on the new PS 3 games that will be available via the PlayStation Now service. Sound company lets it slip that a Sonic 25th anniversary game is being made A bit of controversy in the Shenmue III post-Kickstarter campaign, as it is decided that post-Kickstarter “Slacker Backers” will not get certain exclusive Kickstarter rewards Hideo Kojima to be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame. I’m sure Konami would love to bar him from accepting THIS reward, too.. but with Kojima Productions now being a thing… And finally, Playstation announced holiday sales of 5.7 million PS4’s, bringing up the install base to nearly 36 million Tags:Links, News Related Posts Battlefleet Gothic: Armada comes out in March.. Coming Soon: Games with a early-mid February Release Date (YouTube Trailers) One hundred fifty thousand “Moonlight Graham”s await in Out Of The Park 17 About Author sirfozzie David "SirFozzie" Yellope is the operator of the "An 8 bit mind in an 8 Gigabyte World". (an8bitmind.com) While not QUITE yet at the stage of waving his cane and telling the kids to "get off his lawn", he does admit he owns three canes.