Gaming News Wrap [11 July 2013]

Breakfast Wrap 04Good morning and welcome to a day that always makes us think of brains. Well, that’s every day admittedly, so welcome to Thursday, and the Gaming News Wrap.

We’ll take any excuse to send you off to look at the GTA V gameplay trailer from earlier this week. So go and check it out. Now be assured that it was “captured with footage from the PS3 version of the game.” So says Rockstar Games.

It seems Microsoft are still not making friends with gamers. This time it’s surrounding information leaking from the new Xbox 360 Dashboard Beta. The move from Microsoft Points to ‘real-world’ money seems to be meaning an increase in game prices especially in the UK. The US seems largely unaffected, while Canada seems to be getting price decreases. [More on CVG] However, Eurogamer has since learnt that the price increase was an “unintended error” and affected buyers will be issued refunds. The real-world pricing is expected to be closer to the current (MS Points) prices. [More on Xbox.com]

Sticking with price increases, EA is the first third party publisher to confirm their next-gen prices and it’s £5 more than the average current-gen RRP. A FAQ on GAME states: “At present, the only publisher to confirm costs of their next generation games are EA, attaching a price of £54.99.” [More on VideoGamer]

You will be able to access your digital games on a friend’s PS4, Sony has confirmed. Neil Brown, Sony’s R&D senior team leader said at Develop: “You can visit your friends house you can log into your account and play any game from your digital library, which is good. But how useful is that if it takes half a day to download the game you want to play? With Play As You Download you get much quicker access to at least the first section of the game so you can start playing quicker. So this makes a digital library a practical option in the real world.”

He also said that the installation of a game from your disc to hard drive will happen as you play, so you will not have to wait the 20 or so minutes you used to. [More on OPM]

Sony has kicked off a PS2 sale on the European PlayStation Network. You can pick up games such as Kingdom Hearts, God of War, ICO,Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Devil May Cry, Final Fantasy X, Tekken 5, Grand Theft Auto III and more for around 50% off.

The PlayStation Store in Europe has been updated which means more to spend your money on. For a full rundown of what’s available, check out PlayStation Blog.

Today Sony and Insomniac will be revealing what they mean when they say “When worlds collide… heroes return”. **UPDATE** The game is Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus an will be coming to the PS3 “this holiday” for $29.99. [More on PlayStation Blog]

An update for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon has been released and adds the ‘garrison Reset option’ to the game.

The Black Ops 2 ‘Vengeance’ DLC will hit PC and PS3 from 1 August at a cost of $14.99.

DICE has confirmed that Battlefield 4 will make use of the Kinect on Xbox One, but not for motion controls. However, they haven’t announced “exactly what” that will be. [More on CVG]

Learn the ‘Secrets behind Watch Dogs‘ next gen experience‘ with Ubisoft.

Metal Gear Solid: Legacy Collection has been confirmed for Europe with a release month of September. No price has been announced either.

The first bit of DLC for Metro: Last Light has been announced by Deep Silver. The Faction Pack arrives on 16 July and brings new campaign missions, new weapons and “the return of a truly terrifying mutant foe”. The content is the first of four planned add-ons and will cost $4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / 400 MSP. For additional details and a few screenshots, head here.

Gran Turismo 6 will feature the Goodwood Hill Climb course based on the track from the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed in Sussex. [More on PlayStation Blog]

Dota 2 is now officially out of beta. Valve has started officially releasing the free game to players in waves to ensure a smooth launch. You can get more details on website.

China is reportedly ending its ban on gaming consoles. One has to wonder if that will become the focus of mass marketing by Microsoft and Sony if this is indeed the case. [More on Kotaku]

The game previously called ‘Obscure’ is now known as Final Exam. To celebrate the renaming of the “action-packed 2.5D side-scroller” coming to XBLA, PSN and PC, the official website has been launched.

Sega is looking for $940,000 from bankrupt THQ for the title Company of Heroes 2. They’ll be joining a long list of others wanting to recoup money from THQ. [More on CVG]

Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto has hinted that he’s working on a brand new IP for Wii U. [More on Kotaku]

Videos

Get a seven minute does of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag in this naval experience gameplay trailer.

The first footage from Rambo… and it doesn’t look very promising.

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