LTG News Roundup, 5/29/15

By Marshall Garvey

It’s almost time for the ultimate tsunami of gaming news that is E3. While we know some of the good promises from the industry’s biggest annual expo may end up being unfulfilled, there are nonetheless some huge reveals being hinted at this year. But we’ll get to that in our commentaries on the event. For now, here’s our usual news roundup of odds and ends you might have missed!

  1. Sony has discontinued support for the PS Vita, officially making it a legacy platform.
  1. In a year that sees “rhythm games” like Guitar Hero and Rock Band making a comeback, Audiosurf is even joining the revival and now has a demo for its sequel.
  1. If you’ve been looking for a Mario Kart/Mad Max mash-up, here you go.
  1. Progress, a popular indie mobile game, will be ported to the original Game Boy.
  1. Around 5,000 members of the general public will be invited to E3 this year.

6.   Nintendo will restock 6 rare Amiibos in Japan next month.

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Marshall Garvey is a graduate of UC Davis in history, and a gamer since third grade. He has many favorite games, among them “Batman: Arkham City,” “Zelda: Majora’s Mask,” “Resident Evil 4,” “All-Star Baseball 2001,” “Banjo Kazooie,” “Silent Hill 2,” “The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion,” and “Fallout: New Vegas,” among many others. His other interests include baseball, football, boxing, politics, music, movies, jogging, playing trombone, and writing, and he is a devoted fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Twins, and Oakland Athletics. He recently finished two tenures at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, CA, the first being as an intern at the National Archives wing and the second as a staff writer for the Nixon Foundation. Right now, he’s working on two books for the Sacramento Historical Society, one about the history of baseball in the city and the other about the Governor’s Mansion. He is also the creator of his own trading cards franchise, the United States Presidents Baseball Club, which can be visited at: You can also see his writing about baseball at:

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