What we missed: ‘Lost Planet 3′ gameplay, ‘Angry Birds Star Wars’ and more

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 take a look at the return of ToeJam and Earl, check out some new footage from the upcoming Lost Planet 3 and get introduced to a few new characters in Far Cry 3.

‘ToeJam and Earl’ making a comeback on PSN and XBLM

Your favorite, classic Sega duo, ToeJam and Earl, will be returning to a console near you next month thanks to the SEGA Vintage Collection series.

The Genesis titles ToeJam & Earl and ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron will hit the PlayStation Network separately on November 6 for $4.99 each, while a packaged deal dubbed the SEGA Vintage Collection: ToeJam & Earl will head on over to Xbox LIVE Arcade for 800 MSP starting November 7.

‘Far Cry 3′ trailer introduces Dennis and Citra

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‘Angry Birds Star Wars’ coming to a platform near you

I don’t know if you’ve heard of those Angry Birds before, and it’s doubtful that the title “Star Wars” rings much of a bell, either, but it looks like these two properties are collaborating for some reason.

On November 8, Rovio will be mashing two entertainment giants into one, simple package titled Angry Birds Star Wars. The game will be coming to iOS, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, and Windows Phone, so if you have any sort of mobile device, you’ll be able to play this game. Oh, the developer provided this neat trailer, too.

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Gameplay released for Notch’s ’0x10c’

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Microsoft Points will remain on Xbox 360

The staying power of Microsoft Points has come into question over the past few weeks, and while Windows 8 will default to local currency for things such as music and video downloads or rentals, the company console will stick with MSP for now.

“Microsoft Points continue to be the currency for purchasing content for the Xbox 360 console,” a spokesperson told The Verge.

It may remain for a bit longer, but with Windows 8 moving over to cash, it’s unlikely that we’ll see this system transfer over to the new generation of consoles.

‘Lost Planet 3′ gets a gameplay walkthrough

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When not writing about all the latest and greatest happenings in the video game industry, you can find Josiah on PSN, XBLA or Steam (Lionheart377). He has a soft spot for classic, turn-based RPGs, but also spends a great deal of time jumping from platform to platform and shooting dudes in the head.