The FIFA 15 demo is now available for Xbox One, with other versions coming “eventually“, although it appears to have rolled out to other platforms including the Xbox 360. The demo weighs in at 3.07GB on Xbox One and 1.63GB on Xbox 360 and features a match between Liverpool and Manchester City.
EA has also revealed the top 50 players according to their ratings for FIFA 15. It has – as always – caused a little consternation among some football fans. [More…]
The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor have been delayed for release, while the Xbox One, PS4 and PC versions remain unaffected. The old-gen versions will release on 18 November in the Americas and 21 November in the UK, while the new-gen versions will be out on 30 September and 3 October.
Sunset Overdrive will bring new campaign add-ons, weapons and more via it’s season pass. It will cost $19.99 for the two DLC packs which equals a savings of more than 20 percent if buying the campaign packs and the weapons pack separately. [More…]
DriveClub will feature (exclusively) the new Mercedes-AMG GT sports car which is due next year. The car will be available as free DLC after the game launches. [More…]
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will feature a season pass. The £12.79 season pass will feature six DLC packs which will cost £2.55 if bought separately. Each pack will feature a mission level that includes a story and free play mode, as well as new characters and vehicles.
Player Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens is being removed from Madden NFL 15 due to his “indefinite suspension from the NFL”. The roster change will take place this Friday. [via Twitter]
Resident Evil 5 and Dead Rising 2 on the PC will be available via Steam from 2015 after shifting from Games for Windows Live. [More…]
Sales & Discounts
This week’s Deals with Gold include 30% off Watch Dogs, as well as 40% off Worms Battlegrounds, both on the Xbox One. On the Xbox 360, Borderlands and Borderlands 2 features, with discounts on the games and the add-ons. The discounts are valid until 15 September. Details can be found here.
The US PS Store update is now live and brings Destiny, NHL 15, a GTA sale and more. Expect a similar set of titles to be available on the EU PS Store from later today. Details can be found here.
Consoles & Hardware
Abnormally noisy Xbox Ones will be replaced by Microsoft according to a statement issued by the company.
Activision has a lot of confidence in Destiny and believe their $500 million budget proves that. Read all about it in CVG’s interview with Roy Stackhouse, General Manager for Activision UK & Ireland.
One million PS4s have been sold in the UK since release. The console reached this number in 42 weeks making it the fastest selling console after the Wii to reach that number.
Microsoft is reportedly in talks with Minecraft developer Mojang over a possible acquisition deal worth $2 billion. [More…]
According to a new report by The NPD Group, more than one in every three people in the US plays PC games for 6.7 hours a week. [More…]
Caster Ben ‘Benson’ Bowe has joined MLG.tv as a full-time host and producer, and in doing so has been granted one of the first O-1 Visas (granted by the US to persons who can demonstrate an extraordinary ability in the arts, business, science or athletics) for an eSports broadcaster. [More…]
It’s a ‘first glimpse’ of Battlefield 4‘s last DLC called ‘Final Stand’. [More…]
Alien Isolation has gone gold, and to celebrate, a new trailer has been released. The game will be available from 7 October for Xbox One, PS4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.
Apple has announced the iPhone 6 (4.7″ screen) and iPhone 6 Plus (5.5″ screen) which will be available from 19 September, along with the Apple Watch which will be out “early 2015”. The price of the iPhone 6 starts from $199 with a two-year contract in the US. The Apple Watch will be priced at $349. More on the iPhone 6 here, and more on the Apple Watch here.