Cheat Sheet 2/8/12: Nintendo’s new 3DS strategy, BioWare’s spin on Mass Effect, and Magicka creator’s new game

Here it is, today’s mainstreaming gaming news in one convenient box.

– The 3DS is getting a twenty dollar price drop to compete with the Vita.

– BioWare are taking the Mass Effect universe in a different direction with an iOS title.

– Paradox Interactive, makers of Magicka, will be announcing a multiplayer combat game at GDC.

Skyrim officially has a hi-res texture pack for all the HD lovers out there.

– EA is working on something better than competitive archive Call of Duty Elite.

That’s it for today, as per the usual, we’ll be back tomorrow with more.

– Adnan Agha