Welcome again everyone to the New Gamer Nation Weekly News. A week of events has transpired in the third week of the year including news on the House of Representative’s SOPA and PIPA voting, A new Resident Evil game is on the way, and not only does it a number behind it, it has a release date, and Mortal Kombat is coming to the Playstation Vita, and it will make use of the touch screen. Sit right down and enjoy the news.

SOPA Is Dead…For now
January 24 was going be a day for the House of Representatives to vote on the SOPA and PIPA acts. However, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has canceled the January 24 vote on PIPA. Also in another bit of good news, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), chief sponsor of the “Stop Online Piracy Act”, has announced that he will delay further consideration of SOPA in the House “until there is wider agreement on a solution.” Smith also added on would resume markup hearings on SOPA by the House Judiciary Committee, of which he is chairman, in February.

So celebrate this victory, keep sight of what you can keep doing to for the “change” that so many politicians promised before. If you really were passionate about fighting these bills, do everything you can do as a citizen to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again.

Resident Evil 6 Announced
It has been ten years since the Raccoon City incident and the President of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what took place in the belief that it will curb the current resurgence in bioterrorist activity. Due to be by the President’s side is his personal friend and Raccoon City survivor, Leon S. Kennedy, but when the venue suffers a bioterrorist attack, Leon is forced to face a President transformed beyond recognition and make his hardest ever decision. At the same time, Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance member Chris Redfield arrives in China, itself under threat of a bioterrorist attack. With no country safe from these attacks and the ensuing outbreaks, the entire world’s population is united by a common fear that there is no hope left.

That is the official description given by Capcom for Resident Evil 6, which has set a release date for November 20, 2012. Also, if you pre-order bonuses will be determined on where you get the game. Best Buy, Gamestop, and Amazon will each have their own exclusive map that will function with various modes of the game. To view the full trailer click here.

Mortal Kombat on the Playstation Vita
Street Fighter x Tekken, and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 are about to have some company on the Playstation Vita in the form of MORTAL KOMBAT (dance music). The Vita version of Mortal Kombat will not feature any uses of the rear touch panel, however Ed Boon, creative director and co-creator of the series, has said it will feature uses for the front touch screen. “For example, you can touch your X-ray meter to execute an X-ray attack,” Boon said. “For fatalities, you can ‘slash’ the screen with the appropriate inputs — say, away, away, up — to execute the fatality.” While not mentioning anything on how Mortal Kombat will make use of the Vita’s motion controls, Boon did state “In the new Challenge Tower, there are challenges that are unique to PS Vita’s capabilities. Over the years we’ve had Test Your Might, Test Your Luck, Test Your Sight…well, we’ve added two completely new ones for PS Vita. We’ll be revealing those soon, and they will take advantage of the accelerometer and other features.”

How do you feel about the SOPA and PIPA voting? Do you feel more protesting is going to be in order, or are SOPA and PIPA on their last legs? Are you excited for Resident Evil 6? If you are what are you most looking forward to from the latest installment of the series? How do you feel about the Mortal Kombat port on the Vita? Is it going to get you to buy either the Vita, and/or the Mortal Kombat Port?

That’s it for this week, join us next week, same New Gamer Nation time, same New Gamer Nation channel…or rather website.

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  • Don’t know if I’m going to ever take a fighting game on a console seriously (at least not until I actually play MvC3 on Vita) but I doubt I’ll be buying MK despite loving MK9 on 360.

    I tend to go with more puzzle or strategy games on puzzle devices but yeah – WE SHALL SEE. (#):)

  • Honestly I don’t see the point in buying the game unless you want to take it with you everywhere you go…If you can still get the same trophies instead of starting over I suppose that would be nice, and maybe the new challenges could bring something interesting. but even with that and the touch screen stuff, I’m not sure very many people would get it unless they were huge fans of the franchise to begin with.