News Wrap 05Good morning. If you’re reading this, you survived Halloween – another annual training session for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

Call of Duty Ghosts requires an install of 3GB for the singleplayer campaign on Xbox 360. Multiplayer will not require an install other than if you get the Free Fall pre-order map which weighs in at 250MB. [More on One of Swords Blog]

It has also been revealed that the online multiplayer of Call of Duty Ghosts will only support 12 players on Xbox 3600 (and presumably PS3), while the Xbox One, PS4 and PC will support the more familiar 18 players. Eurogamer also reports that on Xbox 360, the game supports 1-4 offline players and 1-2 offline co-op players. We assume this is not the same number for system link.

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has been pondering the future of Gears of War. “I want to find a great Gears game,” he said to IGN. “We did a good job with Judgment, but I don’t think it hit the level of quality we saw in the previous games.” He also admits it didn’t match the sales of previous games in the series and that the series “did kind of run its course on 360”. The way forward? “Maybe take it more gritty” and re-imagined for the next-generation. [via Eurogamer]

The Sony FAQ which did the rounds yesterday about their PS4 revealed a few missing features on the console’s launch. Some of the features (MP3 and DLNA support) could – according to Couch Jockeyz – be implemented in the near future.

Spike TV will be hosting a PS4 launch special on 14 November. [via AllGamesBeta]

Ubisoft has dropped their Uplay Passport requirements for their games. That means all the Assassin’s Creed IV content is now available to all and not restricted as revealed yesterday. [More on AllGamesBeta]

Rockstar has launched a GTA V photobomb contest. Details about the comp – which runs until 4 November – can be found here.

The second piece of DLC – ‘Arkbreaker’ – has been announced for Defiance, and is due this December. No other details of the DLC have been revealed, but a Halloween patch has been released and sees “the Plague Sieges and Plague Emergencies return.”

Sony has revealed that their second quarter hardware sales have declined, but their software sales have jumped. At the same time, the firm saw an $8 million loss which was brought on by the strategic price-cut for PS Vita, as well as development costs on PS4.

The next batch of free game from the Games With Gold program have been announced. A World Of Keflings will be available from Friday 1 November until 15 November, at which point Iron Brigade will become available for the rest of the month.

Tiger Woods‘ agent is looking to sell his client’s video game rights following the end of a 15-year business partnership with EA.

Resident Evil 5 is now Capcom’s biggest selling game with 6.5 million copies sold. There was more sales and financial gaff in their financial report, but you can rather head here to see more.

Two new characters – Christie and Lee Chaolan – have joined the roster of PS3 exclusive and free-to-play Tekken Revolution.

The JRPG Bravely Default will be available for 3DS in North America between January and March of 2014, Square Enix has confirmed.

Razer has announced a number of Battlefield 4 themed peripherals and accessories. Each of the products include an exclusive bonus code for the Razer Battlefield 4 Dog Tag. Available is the”world’s best ambidextrous gaming mouse” known as the Razer Taipan, the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, the Razer BlackShark Stereo Headset and the Destructor² Gaming Mouse mat. Also available is the official Battlefield 4 Messenger Bag and the dedicated iPhone 5/5s case. 

The Tony Hawk series could switch to mobile devices – according to the man himself.

There are three new Wonderbook titles launching on 12 November. If you really want to know more, head here.

Videos

The ‘Free Fall’ DLC map gameplay video from Call of Duty Ghosts.

South Park: The Stick of Truth has been delayed for release until 4 March 2014. The delay has been blamed on the need of giving the game a “major overhaul” after the acquisition of the title from THQ. [More on Ubi Blog]

http://youtu.be/HwFtZtZaRVQ

‘Innovation in realism’ in this Forza 5 and Audi video.

The Forza 5 TV spot.

http://youtu.be/gfTB0WEp5Qo

Killer Instinct – Orchid and Spinal reveal video.

A trailer for PS4 exclusive Basement Crawl.

http://youtu.be/XI6GaU4sCrI

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will launch in North America on 4 March 2014 for the PS3, Xbox 360 and on Steam. [More on AllGamesBeta]

Soul Calibur II HD Online gameplay. The game will be available via Xbox Live Arcade (£13.49) and PlayStation Network (£14.99) on 20 November.

An Abu Dhabi hotlap from F1 2013.

Contrast ”Backstage’ trailer.

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