News You Can Use: The Biggest Stories of the Week (3/11-3/16)

Regular readers of the site might have noticed that we’ve cut down on news over the last week, and that was on purpose. The way we see it, you can get your news from many, larger outlets, and they’d probably do it in a more timely manner.

Instead, we’re taking a different approach: Keep an eye on the news, and point you towards the biggest news stories of the week. We’ll offer links to the original sources as best as we can so that you can still keep informed, but also supplying traffic to those other sites. After all, why shouldn’t they get the traffic if they’re the ones breaking the news?

So here’s the first edition of our weekly news round-up. Enjoy:

February 2012 NPD: Modern Warfare 3 assumes lead, PS Vita starts strong [GamesRadar]

Former Sony Exec Phil Harrison to join Microsoft [Major Nelson]

The Ratchet & Clank Collection Going 1080p on PS3, Multiplayer Included [PlayStation Blog]

Report: Obsidian Entertainment hit by another round of layoffs [Gamasutra]

Report: Obsidian missed Fallout: New Vegas bonus by one Metacritic point [Gamasutra]

BioWare responds to Mass Effect 3 ending furore [Eurogamer]

The Surprising Origins of Gravity Rush for PS Vita [PlayStation Blog]

Battlefield Evolved and Dark Knight Rises appear in retail list [MCV]

A look at the Mass Effects that almost were [Vox Games]