Late News: Dump GoDaddy Day, Valve Denies Half Life 3, UK MoD Upgrades War Simulations, Gears of War 3

Despite the fact that GoDaddy.com has retracted its support for SOPA as a damage control move, the stage has been set whereby it might witness another round of domain removals through the "Dump Go Daddy Day". GoDaddy has already lost thousands of customers, thus leaving scars on its reputation as a market leader.

One of Valve's main writers, Chet Faliszek, has reached out the company's fanbase to debunk the recent rumours of a possible Half Life 3 release. With the recent showing of a video featuring Wheatley, one of the main characters from Portal 2, discussing his nomination at the VGAs, many people did the usual Valve alternate reality game (ARG) thing and pulled various details from it - leading to some claiming that Half Life 3 could be just around the corner.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has begun updating its Battlespace2 and other simulations to bring them in line with commercial wargames like Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3. Andrew Poulter heads up the technical team behind the war-game and said that while back in the 80s and 90s, military simulations were state of the art, today they have fallen far behind commercial alternatives in terms of graphics and plot.

After making an impressive debut by selling 312,407 units in Japan over just two days, the sales of Sony's latest offering in the handheld gaming console - PlayStation Vita seems to be slowing down. According to a new figures revealed by Media Create, the sales of the PS Vita has undergone a sharp downfall in its second week in the Japanese market.

The Xbox live marketplace now has a demo in its catalogue for Gears of War 3, offering up the introductory Shipwreck mission that sets the stage for the rest of the game. Anyone with an Xbox live gold account can download it for free, giving them a taste of the action that they missed by not picking up the hit sequel title already.