Metal Gear Solid 3DS Snake Skin Coming

Kojima Productions has confirmed that Metal Gear Solid 3D: Snake Eater will see a 3DS hardware bundle. It is not confirmed whether or not the special console will be available outside of Japan; more details will come January 20.

Hideo Kojima has taken to Twitter to confirm to share the above image of what the console would be like. He said it will be the first console with a snake pattern embossed design.

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Journey Through Music

Journey will be a wonderfully atmospheric game with it’s vast, welcoming environments. It’s sense of wonderment and adventure will be extended to the orchestral soundtrack, which was recorded live by the Macedonian symphony orchestra.

Is The Devil Inside You?

Is the devil inside you Find out if you’re possessed. Take a quick test to find out if you’re possessed, use the official app for the film The Devil Inside to find out. Answer three questions and then hold still as the app scans your pupils, measures them and then gives you your possession rating. Share your rating with friends on Facebook and Twitter. The app has been designed for both iPhone and iPad.

Facebook Top Developers Decline In Late 2011

According to a report by AppData, leading Facebook publishers Zynga, Electronic Arts and Playdom saw declining numbers during December 2011. Zynga, the largest of the publishers by far, saw its daily active users (DAUs) were down 608,000 to 47 million.

Meanwhile, EA’s DAUs dropped by 1.2 million to 10.9 million over the month, with The Sims Social declining for the third consecutive month. Playdom owned by Disney also saw a drop of daily active users (448,000) to 3.1 million as Gardens of Time continued to lose users; the company has been criticized for not releasing new titles often enough.

DAUs for December 2011 (AppData)

It’s also worth noting that Zynga, who once owned over 50 percent of the social gaming market as recently as early 2010, now own an estimated 35.7 percent share. This change has mostly benefited the mid-level publishers, and the seven other companies that comprised the top ten saw their DAUs increase.

Tetris Online and Happy Elements the bigger increases during December 2011. Meanwhile, Wooga,, GSN, Halfquest and Playtika continued to be more competitive and benefited from growth in secondary markets such as the Middle East.

LoveFilm Adds BBC, ITV Content

LoveFilm has announced new deals with both BBC Worldwide and ITV that will bring extra content. The streaming service that works on PCs, iPad, PS3 and Xbox 360, will now pick up ITV shows like Cold Feet, Secret Diary Of A Call Girl, and Prime Suspect, while BBC programming will include Spooks, Life On Mars and Planet Earth.

“We are thrilled to be bringing together great British TV content with Europe’s leading film subscription service,” said CEO Simon Calver. “This gives LoveFilm an even more powerful, unique offering of instant programming for our members to view across a growing number of platforms, for one low monthly price.”

“We’ve had a content partnership with LoveFilm for several years now and it’s great to see this evolve digitally,” added Lisa Rousseau of BBC Worldwide. “We’re delighted to give LoveFilm’s subscribers the opportunity to instantly watch their favorite British shows, wherever and whenever they wish, alongside a diverse range of great programs and films.”

Prototype 2 Pre-Order Bonus Lets You Kick Butt

Those who pre-order Prototype 2 at GameStop will receive what is called “Sgt. James Heller’s Devastating Bio-Bomb Butt Kicker Ability.” The game will release April 24, 2012 for PS3 and Xbox 360.

“Butt Kicker is a fun twist on Heller’s already over-the-top new Bio-Bomb ability,” said Radical Entertainment studio head Ken Rosman. “Rather than just throwing enemies once Heller has infected them with the Blacklight virus; Butt Kicker allows Heller to drop-kick punt them across the map, turning enemies into projectiles that rain down devastation from above.”

NBC Names New G4 GM

NBC Universal has announced that they have appointed a new general manager Adam Stotsky (previously president of marketing for the NBC entertainment division of NBC Universal) for G4 after Neal Tiles stepped down suddenly last week. Stotsky will help the network for gamers find a voice after a poor showing in 2011 where average prime-time viewership was down 18 percent from the year before.

“I’m confident that he’ll provide tremendous leadership and unlock G4’s potential as a genuine force on the media landscape,” said NBC Universal Cable Entertainment and Cable Studios chair Bonnie Hammer, to whom Stotsky will report.

Steam Sees Over 40 Million Registered Accounts In 2011

Valve has announced that their Steam service has seen over 100 percent sales growth for the seventh straight year. Last year, Steam offered over 1,800 games and had over 40 million registered accounts.

“Steam and Steamworks continues to evolve to keep up with customer and developer demands for new services and content,” said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve. “Support for in-game item trading prompted the exchange of over 19 million items. Support for Free to Play (FTP) games, launched in June, has spurred the launch of 18 FTP titles on Steam, with more coming in 2012. Looking forward, we are preparing for the launch of the Big Picture UI mode, which will allow gamers to experience Steam on large displays and in more rooms of the house.”

14.5 million copies of Steamworks games were registered during the year, and there are over 400 games that are part of the program. Steam also doubled content delivered during 2011 over last year by serving over 780 Petabytes of data, doubling its service capacity and adding a new content delivery architecture to improve user download rates and to meet demand.