01.30.12

Cheat Sheet 1/30: Microsoft on the new Xbox, Madden predicts the Super Bowl and Nintendo's thinking microtransactions

Back from the weekend! Here’s the first shot of this week’s mainstream gaming news!

- Microsoft says there will not be a new Xbox in 2012.

- The Giants win the Super Bowl (according to Madden).

- Nintendo Network is going to allow microtransactions, the cornerstone of business models like free-to-play games.

- DICE is looking for an anti-cheat administrator for Battlefield 3.

- Harmonix (of Guitar Hero, Rock Band and Dance Central fame) is working on a game for digital distribution platforms like XBLA, PSN and even Facebook.

And that’s all! Check back in tomorrow!

- Adnan Agha