Gaming News Wrap [1 Aug 2014]

Breakfast Wrap 03Good morning everyone. It feels good to be at the end of another work week right? Wrong! The zombie apocalypse is planned to start on a weekend. Not this one however.

Games

This weekend, you can score double RP in GTA Online. From Friday 1 August until Sunday 3 August you will get 2x RP in all Jobs and other RP-gaining activities like Gang Attacks, Hold Ups, and Import/Export and more. The weekend also marks your last chance to grab the Independence Day Special content. [More…]

The 6-player ‘Raids’ in Destiny will not be available via matchmaking but “requires you to have a group of five other friends to play with.” They also sound pretty tough. [More…]

A lucky few PC gamers will be kicking off the Evolve alpha test from today until 3 August.

Killer Instinct (season one) will be getting a retail release by way of the Killer Instinct: Combo Breaker Pack which will be out from 23 September for $19.99. [More…]

Free-to-play (on the PC currently, with PS3 and Xbox 360 to follow) Defiance will be getting “an all-new, completely free world expansion” called ‘Silicon Valley’ on 5 August. 

For the next 14 days, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is available for players to try for free. But only on PC.

Industry

Undead Labs will be announcing a new game on Monday. And it’s not State of Decay related. Or even zombie related. [via Twitter]

Rayman creator Michel Ancel has formed a new indie studio called Wild Sheep, but will continue working on Beyond Good & Evil 2 at Ubisoft. [More…]

Sony has seen strong PS4 sales (around 3.5 million) in the first quarter of their new financial year boost their overall financials. [More…]

Capcom has posted declines in sales and profit for their first financial quarter ended 30 June, due to the lack of major new releases. [More…]

Square Enix have confirmed their Gamescom line-up which includes Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris,  Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn‘s new PvP mode, Nosgoth, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix, Dragon Quest IV and Dragon Quest VIII.

Deep Silver have confirmed their line-up for Gamescom. Dead Island 2, Dead Island Epidemic, Metro Redux, Risen 3, Sacred 3 and Emergency 5 will all be featured.

A special Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain event at Gamescom on 13 August will be streamed via Twitch from 8pm CET/7pm GMT/3pm EDT, and will feature Hideo Kojima and new gameplay.

Nintendo will hold a new Direct event on 4 August from 7am GMT, which will focus on the upcoming Wii U action game Hyrule Warriors.

Veteran UK publishers Mastertronic will close its Cambridgeshire office and make around 40 per cent of its workforce redundant. [More…]

GameStop will be launching a credit card soon, according to allegedly leaked promo materials. [More…]

Videos

The ‘Frontier’s Edge’ DLC for Titanfall is now available for the Xbox One and PC versions of the game, along with update 5, which brings along a few fixes and new Achievements. Find out more about the new maps here. Additional details can also be found here.

The final DLC pack for Call of Duty Ghosts arrives next week on Xbox consoles. ‘Nemesis’ feature four new multiplayer maps and the fourth episode in ‘Extinction’. and will be available on 5 August. [More…]

BioWare has released its second teaser trailer for the project codenamed (at least we assume so) ‘You’ve Been Chosen‘.

Find out more about ‘The Wraith’ in this new Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor trailer.

Get behind-the-scenes with part two of ‘Creating Kyrat’ in Far Cry 4.

Codemasters has announced F1 2014, which will be available for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on 17 October. This will be followed by a new Formula 1 title in 2015 heading to the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

The standard Elite Dangerous beta is now available for £50. Yes, pay developers to test their games.

Darunia gets hammered in this Hyrule Warriors trailer.

Crazy Taxi City Rush has launched on iOS devices with Android coming soon. It’s free-to-play.

About Zombie Dredd

Wannabe gaming journalist. Wannabe zombie. And sometimes clan leader of OAP. Clint O'Shea when in his human disguise.