Gaming News Wrap [10 Mar 2015]

News Wrap 03Ever wondered how the Gaming News Wrap appears on the website every day? So have we. No-one around here is actually energetic enough to do it. Must be the work fairies then.

Games

The Achievements for GTA Online‘s Heists have been revealed by XboxAchievements. 250GS over nine Achievements are up for grabs.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is now available for pre-order (and pre-download) for Xbox One. The collection includes “the definitive versions of both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, built specifically for next-gen consoles. For the first time in the franchise’s history, play four-player split screen on a single television, all in stunning high definition. Experience the entire Handsome Jack saga (including all available bonus add-on content as of March 24, 2015). Continue the adventure by transferring your previous saves on your Xbox 360 to your Xbox One with the new cross-save functionality.”

Meanwhile, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on Xbox 360 and PS3 will get its final bit of DLC on 24 March when the ‘Claptastic Voyage’ DLC arrives. The DLC takes players into the mind of Claptrap, and adds the Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2 and 10 extra levels for a maximum cap of 70.

Want to know why Batman Arkham Knight is rated ‘M’? Well, other than because it is ‘mature’? Well, if you really want to know, head here, but be fair warned, there are spoilers.

How about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on Xbox One and PS4? Well, nearly 50,000 others want it to happen, and if you’re keen for that too, you can add your voice here.

Dance Central: Spotlight has added two characters from Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as playable dancers. To access Nisha and Claptrap you must press X or Y 5 times in character select screen. [via Twitter]

Assassin’s Creed Rogue is now available for PC.

Underworld Ascendant has passed its $600,000 Kickstarter goal. The title reached $860,356 and hit five stretch goals with the help of 13,987 backers.

Sales & Discounts

Sony has accidentally confirmed one of April’s PS Plus games for PS3. PS Plus members will be able to add Dishonored to their Instant Game Collection next month. [via Twitter]

Consoles & Hardware

Microsoft has announced an Xbox One Halo: The Master Chief Bundle. It is available in the U.S. and “select markets” (we’re trying to get confirmation of availability in South Africa) for $349 and packs an Xbox One console and a digital download code for Halo: The Master Chief Collection in the bundle. [More…]

VR might start to get pretty uncomfortable soon. An Oculus Rift add-on called FeelReal will introduce scents and temperature-controlled air for what is probably considered a more immersive experience. [More…]

Industry

Project Morpheus games may be shown off at E3 this year, and Sony says “many studios of ours are working on actual games.” [More…]

Kudo Tsunoda has seen his leadership charter at Xbox expand to include leading the Microsoft Studios in the United States, Europe and across the Global Publishing team. The Halo, Gears of War, Forza and Minecraft franchises will continue to report to Phil Spencer. [More…]

Sales of physical copies of Dying Light have gone passed both Evolve and The Order: 1886 in the UK – even after a delayed release in the region. [More…]

Videos

The Xbox One March system update is now rolling out and brings the much awaited screenshot option, party chat enhancements, tile transparency and more.

Battlefield Hardline has a gameplay launch trailer.

The next bit of DLC for DriveClub will add Lamborghinis, a new car tour and five new trophies. [More…]

Another short and sweet GTA Online trailer for Heists. The DLC is out from today.

A walkthrough video for the ‘Valley of the Yetis’ DLC for Far Cry 4.

Warframe is getting a number of new additions, including a new enemy faction, a new Dragon-themed Warframe, new Melee Weapons, and a New Prime Warframe. The announcements were made at PAX this past weekend, and the entire presentation can be viewed below.

The second episode of Tales from the Borderlands – ‘Atlas Mugged’ – has a trailer. The episode is due for release on 17 March.

Human Head – the developer of Prey – has announced their new game Lost Within heading to Fire devices, iPad and iPhone.

Crota’s End from Destiny beaten by a single player… without firing a shot. Feel completely inferior…

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