According to a recent survey by the NPD Group more than one-third of gamers would prefer digital downloads over physical copies of the games they have purchased within the last three months – a 10% increase from results collected in 2011. Read More...

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The cream of the videogame crop has been hand-picked to battle for your entertainment in our all-out, no holds barred, slug-fest of the best trailers and videos from this year's E3! 32 characters from the hottest, freshest franchises will be judged by you, the fans, and there can only be one winner. Who gets an extra life and who gets unplugged is up to you!

It went down how it was gonna go down is how I see it: which is to say based on the consistent, overwhelming victories throughout this contest, it was pretty clear early on that Grimlock, one of the breakout characters from Transformers: Fall of Cybertron would be in the final round. In his last round against Skyrim's Dovahkiin, the dinosaur that's also an alien robot commanded a huge lead, taking a bite out of 75% of the vote.

But who was he going to face? Assassin's Creed III hero Connor? Maybe a rebooted Lara Croft? What about zombie fighter Chris Redfield?

In the end, it came down to one barcode tattooed assassin, Hitman: Absolution's Agent 47, facing down Grimlock in the final round. Agent 47 was no slouch when it came to trouncing his own opponent, the still unnamed bounty hunter from Star Wars 1313. Apparently the Force wasn't strong enough with the merc, because Agent 47 was able to win with a 60/40 split.

Now it's down to your final choice between these two deadly characters in our post-E3 Throwdown.

Click the handy bracket chart below to make your final decision.

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By Jeffrey Matulef

Publisher Atlus has announced the highly acclaimed PS2 role-playing game, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is coming to the PS Vita this fall as Persona 4 Golden. This enhanced version will have remastered visuals and audio, including more voice-acting. Persona 4 Golden will also contain extra content like new events, personas, anime cutscenes (including a new intro with a new song from composer Shoji Meguro), a new character named Mary, and an "online dungeon rescue feature," where players can gain assistance from others when they're near death.

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Looking back at the list of titles that graced 8-bit consoles (and PCs) in 1987, you find that's it's a veritable parade of first entries in what would in time go on to either greatly influence gaming or spawn literally dozens of sequels between them. This is the year that modern video gaming was born, as simple left-to-right platforming was starting to experience previously unseen variations and mutations, while the standard bearers of fighting games and RPGs experienced their genesis. Take a look back at some of these classic titles celebrating their 25th anniversary as part of the 1987 Silver series on MTV Multiplayer.

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Too lazy to hit that scroll wheel? Well, don’t fret; we wouldn’t want you to break a sweat. You can find the most exciting news, previews, and trailers from the past week in one convenient place. Check out your weekly dose of all things Multiplayer below!

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A pretty slim week for releases, but that doesn’t matter, since there’s more than enough to keep you busy if you’re picking up The Witcher 2 which makes its console debut on the 360. Or, if you’re kind of pressed for time this week, there’s always the short and sweet pleasures of a new House of the Dead game coming to the PS3
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A pair of older PSP titles have have been pulled from the PlayStation Network thanks to a potential vulnerability. Sony says it's simply to fix "stability iimprovement." Meanwhile, the unofficial line from a member of the homebrew community calling him or herself W. Ololo says that their team has found an exploit in both games that will simply allow them to play emulated games.
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Apparently, we didn't want it badly enough, is how I'm reading this response from a Sony exec's recent interview with Wired. More after the jump.
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PlayStation Vita

In 2005 Sony attempted to do the unthinkable, take on Nintendo in the handheld market, with the PlayStation Portable. At that point in time, prior to the release of the Wii, it was the only place that Nintendo was still a powerhouse, having reigned supreme since the release of the original Game Boy in 1989. At the time, Sony was the clear leader in the console market, and was on the verge of announcing the PlayStation 3. The release of the PlayStation Portable came two years after it was announced at E3 in 2003, and was initially seen as a success, selling more than 60 million units worldwide, establishing Sony as a clear player in the handheld field. Now, seven years later, Sony is releasing the PSP's successor, the PlayStation Vita. The superior hardware in every way, the Vita is looking to bring console-quality games to the portable arena. Read More...

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Sony opts not to bring their PSP-to-Vita transfer program over from Japan for the U.S. launch.
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