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Posted by Black Panel Staff On Thursday 25 November 2010ADD COMMENTS

NanoBITES captures those small but important morsels of gaming information that otherwise might slip between the cracks.

ITEM! PlayStation fans can now look forward to a double dose of their favourite mascot. The motion controlled Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves is coming to the PlayStation Network in mid December, about a month ahead of the long awaited LittleBigPlanet 2.

ITEM! EA has announced a direct sequel to 2009’s Need For Speed: Shift. In contrast to action oriented NFS games such as Nitro and Hot Pursuit, the Shift titles are designed to more closely mimic real world racing. Look for Shift Unleashed on 360, PS3 and PC in autumn 2011.

ITEM! Though the technology still has its detractors, Sony is continuing its push into the world of 3D gaming. As reported by Develop, more than 50 3D compatible titles are currently in the works for the PlayStation 3.

ITEM! DeathSpank developers Hothead Games are bringing Swarm to the fertile grounds of XBLA and PSN in 2011. Though it bears a superficial resemblance to Nintendo’s fondly remembered Pikmin, Swarm allows players to take direct control of their creatures, which move and act in the manner of a single organism.

ITEM! It seems that Microsoft won’t have the controller free market entirely to itself this holiday season. Kung-Fu Live, a game that uses the PlayStation Eye (but not a Move controller) to detect a player’s gestures, is coming to the PlayStation Network in December.

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