Good morning, gamers! Mark is taking a well-earned break over the silly season, which means you're stuck with me and Junglist for now. (Normal Scottish broadcasting is expected to resume in a fortnight.)
Here's a look at some of the big news that hit over the weekend, including the latest next-gen console sales figures (PS4 is apparently on top), Google's scary military robot shenanigans and an unboxing video of Valve's Steam Machine.
This news announcement sounds suspiciously like the plot to a new Terminator movie: Google has just purchased Boston Dynamics, the company best known for its line of terrifying humanoid and dog-like military robots. The technology will be merged with Google's in-house robotics department where it will presumably gain sentience, take over Google Search and Rickroll humanity into oblivion.
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 are being removed from Xbox Live worldwide — including all DLC. December 26 is the last day that you'll be able to purchase either digital version of either game.
The PS4 and Xbox One have barely been out a month, but that hasn't stopped the world's analysts from casting their predictions. According to research firm DFC Intelligence, Sony's PS4 will indeed be the number one selling console of the new generation, although the company does not expect the console to surpass the lifetime numbers of either the Wii or PS2. You can read a bunch of additional data and industry quotes here.
Want to see a bunch of Valve Steam Machine unboxing photos? Sure you do.
Ultra Street Fighter IV will get new characters and new stages when it releases next year, but it’ll also pack in a bunch of gameplay changes. This three minute trailer shows off what you can expect.