What We Missed: August 13-18

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Since our staff is responsible for covering pretty much everything related to the video game industry on a daily basis, it can be tough to post all the stories we think our readers would like to see. Videos go unwatched, new release dates are missed and silly quotes just float away without ever being heard. So, instead of ignoring the news that slipped through the cracks each week, we decided to put it all in one convenient place!

This week, we cover crafting weapons in Dead Space 3, the departure of BioShock Infinite’s art director, the latest trailer for Mars: War Logs and much more.

Software Update v1.80 Adds PSone Classics, Cross-Controller Functionality to Vita

Vita owners have been begging for it and in late August, Sony will finally add PSone Classics to the Vita. Yes, that sleek, $250 piece of hardware will be able to play decade-old games, but that’s not all update 1.80 will add. Games compatible on the PlayStation 3 will have the option to be controlled by the Vita, the portable’s home screen will gain analog navigation and the rear touch pad will be supported by the browser.

There’s no hard date, but expect it in the coming weeks.

Dead Space 3 Adds Weapon Crafting

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Capcom Reveals Stat System for Resident Evil 6

You know how people enjoy to look up their online statistics for hot games like Modern Warfare 3 and Halo: Reach? Well, Capcom thinks that you’ll love to do the same with Resident Evil 6. Resident Evil.Net is the name of the website where you’ll be able to compare the important in-game stats with all your friends, as well as post your dominance on any form of social media. Events will also be planned via the service, so if you love zombies and bragging about being good at video games, look for the website in the coming months.

BioShock Infinite’s Art Director Now a Part of Naughty Dog

Nate Wells, the former art director for BioShock Infinite, recently announced over his Twitter account that he left Irrational Games to join the Santa Monica-based Naughty Dog team. Here’s the tweet:

Neo Geo X Gold Entertainment System is Happening

Hey, did you realize it’s been 20 years since the release of the NEOGEO AES console? Well, Tommo Incorporated did, and that’s why it’s letting us know that the Neo Geo X Gold Entertainment System will be released this winter. This handheld device is said to be as fully-featured as an arcade, and for just $199.99, I guess that’s pretty cool, right? Look for it December 6, 2012.

Mars: War Logs Teaser Surfaces

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