Gaming News Wrap [10 July 2014]

News Wrap 04Good morning humans. It’s a great day for the zombie apocalypse isn’t it?

Haha. Got you. It’s not happening today.

Games

The patch notes for the most recent Battlefield 4 update have been released. Various fixes in regards to “general gameplay, graphics, modes, server support, user interface, vehicles and weapons” form part of the update, as well as platform specific fixes. [More…]

The key cast members from the original Alien movie – including Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt and others – will feature in two bonus missions that will be available to those that pre-order Alien: Isolation. [More…]

Assassin’s Creed Unity will abandon the established Assassin’s Creed story arc for a “new narrative start.” [More…]

A bunch of Dragon Age: Inquistion information has appeared by way of an extensive Q&A. Eurogamer have saved many a lot of trouble by bullet-pointing it all.

Lords of the Fallen has been dated for release for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. On 31 October you can get the game at retail for £49.99 on console and £29.99 on PC.

Shadow Warrior has been confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One and will arrive in late September. [More…]

Multiplayer may feature in Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky according to a video interview with the studio’s co-founder Sean Murray. 

The Banjo Games Bundle, featuring Banjo Kazooie and Banjo Tooie, has been released on the Xbox Live Marketplace at a price of £11.99 / €14.99 / $14.99.

Grim Fandango will be heading to PC, Linux and Mac, along with the previously announced PS4 and PS Vita versions.

Console & Hardware

An image of Samsung‘s VR headset has been leaked.

Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida says he doesn’t believe that VR will lose momentum and feels that “unless you try it, you really don’t know what it is that can be done.” [More…]

Sales & Discounts

Day 3 of the Xbox Ultimate Game Sale sees Plants vs. Zombies: GArden Warfare, Black Ops 2, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Red Faction: Armageddon and Assassin’s Creed Liberation discounted by up to 77%. [More…]

Industry

Microsoft has not abandoned plans for retail Xbox Ones to double as dev kits, even after a report said otherwise. [More…]

In a Reddit AMA, Cliff Bleszinski discussed (Project) BlueStreak and even released some concept art. [More…]

A recent industry survey of European developers showed that the PS4 is the console of choice for more developers, while mobile led the way, followed by the PC. [More…]

Yves Guillemot says his Ubisoft‘s growing focus on open-world games is natural, because “we live in worlds that are systemic.” He has plenty more thoughts on the new wave of consoles too and you can read all about it on Ubiblog.

You can vote for the contents of the Dead Island 2 Collector’s Edition. Head here to decide if a beach towel or sunglasses should be included.

A Thief movie is reportedly in production, with Prime Universe and Vertigo collaborating on the feature. [More…]

South Africa

Megarom has announced a pre-order incentive for Destiny in South Africa. If you pre-order the game via one of the participating retailers, you will receive an upgraded ‘Sparrow’. Participating retailers are BT Games, Takealot, AWX, Game4U and Kalahari.com.

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

The EU PS Store update is now available and brings you The Wolf Among Us, a “raft of new discounts” and more. Full details can be found here.

Dragon Age: Inquisition gameplay. This is the Hinterlands.

The most realistic players ever. Or something. It’s NHL 15.

MouseCraft – a game described as “a cross between Tetris and Lemmings” – is now available for PC, Mac and Linux via Steam and PlayStation platforms via the PS Store. [More…]

Rogue Legacy will be available on PS4, PS3 and PS Vita on 29 July in the US and 30 July in Europe.

Roundabout is out 18 September on PC, and early 2015 on PS4 and Xbox One. [More…]

The 2K Humble Bundle is now available. If you spend anything under $20, you will get BioShock, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified and The Darkness 2. Pay over $7.35 and you will get those games, plus BioShock 2, Mafia 2 and Spec-Ops: The Line. If you spend more than $20 XCOM: Enemy Unknown and BioShock Infinite are added to the bundle.

The Heavenly Sword animated movie will be available on Blu-Ray, DVD and via digital channels including the PlayStation Store on 2 September. [More…]

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