Gaming News Wrap [10 Dec 2014]

News Wrap 03Hey there, why don’t you stay a while and find out what’s gone down in the last 24 hours in gaming.

Games

‘The Dark Below’ expansion is now available for Destiny. You can get it for £19.99/$19.99 as a standalone, or as part of the £34.99/$34.99 Destiny Expansion Pass.

A new patch for Dragon Age Inquisition has been released for the PC, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4 versions of the game, with the Xbox One version to follow. Details of the patch – which focuses on stability – can be found here.

More Battlefield 4 DLC is inbound. In an announcement released, EA has said: “there is one thing we want to assure you: there is more content coming for Battlefield 4. We will share details on exactly what this new content will be, and when it will arrive, in the near future. We understand that this may lead to even more questions about our plans, but rest assured that we’ll get back to you on the future of Battlefield 4 when the time is right.”

A new Alien: Isolation update has been released and adds two new difficulty modes – Nightmare and Novice. [More…]

H1Z1 will hit Steam Early Access on 15 January 2015 at a price starting from $19.99. SOE boss John Smedley has warned potential buyers not to expect a finished game on the release of the Early Access version. [More…]

A Christmas-themed DLC pack for Minecraft will be released for Xbox One and Xbox 360 today, with other platforms to follow. The ‘Festive Mash-Up Pack’  will cost $2.99. [More…]

The French Square Enix online store has accidentally confirmed Final Fantasy X|X-2 HD Remaster for the PS4 by listing it early. [More…]

Sales & Discounts

The second week of discounts have kicked off on the US PS Store‘s Holiday Sale. Available this week at big discounts is Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry, Don Bradman Cricket ’14, Strider and more. The full list and pricing is available here.

This week’s Deals with Gold have been announced, and it all has a colourful theme running through it. Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare is discounted on both Xbox One and Xbox 360, while Peggle 2 is also discounted on Xbox One. The Xbox 360 discounts include Peggle, Bejeweled 3 and more. Details here.

SimCity 2000: Special Edition is currently free on Origin as part of EA’s On the House promotion.

Industry

Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg said that Microsoft will be “publishing Rise of the Tomb Raider,” and not the IP owner Square Enix. Of course, now the question of whether it will make it to the PlayStation in the future arises.

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

An update for the Twitch app on Xbox One has been released, bringing a host of new features including new filtering options and tracking of players’ stats in real-time for better results. [More…]

Get your first look at the Sunset Overdrive DLC – ‘The Mystery of Mooil Rig’ – which arrives on 23 December. The add-on will cost $9.99 or is free as part of the $19.99 Season Pass. [More…]

The Last of Us Remastered is getting (by today possibly still) new multiplayer content ranging in price from $0.99 to $6.99. Details can be read here, or watched below.

Gameplay from Tekken 7.

Patch 2.45 for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has been released which introduces the Ceremony of Eternal Bonding .

End of the Line is the name of a new community-created update for Team Fortress 2 and a new short film created with Source Filmmaker. [More…]

EVE Online has a new update, and this is what features in it.

A new Tearaway Unfolded trailer has been released and showcases the unique DualShock 4 features coming to the game. [More…]

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