Gaming News Wrap [12 Sep 2014]

Breakfast Wrap 06Good morning all. Congratulations for making it to yet another Friday, which as you know is followed by the weekend. Makes you feel like a real winner doesn’t it?

Games

Hideo Kojima has posted a teaser image for ‘Metal Gear Collection 2014‘ which obviously leads one to speculate that updated versions of the game will be coming out for new-gen and PC. Maybe.

The PC requirements for Alien Isolation have been confirmed. If you want to see if you can run the game PC, then you can head here.

The Walking Dead Season Two and The Wolf Among Us will be releasing in October and November respectively for the Xbox One and PS4. Retail versions of the games will also be released at the same time.

The Shadow Warrior reboot for Xbox One and PS4 has been delayed by around a month. The new release date for the game is 24 October.

LittleBigPlanet will be relaunched on the PS Vita with additional Marvel crossover content on 19 November. ‘LittleBigPlanet PlayStation Vita Marvel Super Hero Edition’ will cost €19.99 and will include three new mini-games featuring Marvel characters, as well as Marvel costumes, new stickers, decorations, effects and objects.

Free-to-play first-person shooter (and standalone title) Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies will hit open beta on 23 September via Steam. [More…]

Consoles & Hardware

Microsoft is reportedly testing Xbox cloud streaming which would enable players to stream Xbox games at close to 60fps on a browser. [More…]

The consumer version of Oculus Rift will go into a public beta by the summer (northern hemisphere) of 2015, according to “multiple sources with knowledge of the matter”.

Nintendo has announced a free game promotion for European 3DS owners, and that includes you South Africa. Details of how to get yourself either Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Yoshi’s New Island, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Mario Golf: World Tour, Mario Party: Island Tour or Pokémon Art Academy can be found here.

Industry

“Explosive hardware growth” by the PS4 and Xbox One consoles has offset the continued decline of physical software sales in US in August. According to NPD “sales of PS4 and Xbox One after ten months on the market, the combined PS4 and Xbox One hardware sales are greater by over 70 percent compared to their predecessors.” [More…]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

Check out the abilities of your exoskeleton in this Call of Duty Advanced Warfare trailer.

Forza Horizon 2 has a launch trailer, and a promise of a demo on 16 September. The game itself will be out on 3 October, and if you’ve played previous Forza titles, you will be rewarded with bonus cars for your loyalty.

The first trailer for Resident Evil Revelations 2.

A trailer for Dying Light which focuses on the natural movement in the game. The game has also been brought forward by a month for release. It will now be out on 27 January 2015 in the US and 30 January 2015 in Europe. Pre-ordering will bag you a free DLC mode called ‘Be the Zombie’, which allows you to invade other players’ games as a powerful class of undead called the Night Hunter. [More…]

A sneak peek from the TGS event for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain which features Quiet. Shhh…

The Crew gets all social in this new trailer. A closed beta for Xbox One and PS4 will be kicking off in “late September” and you can register here for it.

Here’s a tip. Don’t shoot in Alien Isolation

The ‘Attack of the Clone’ trailer for Styx: Master of Shadows.

Naughty Dog is celebrating their 30th anniversary this month, so they made a video. And will host an art show. [More…]

Payday 2 will be getting Hotline Miami themed DLC on 30 September.

Tiny Troopers Joint Ops will be heading to PS4, PS3 and Vita “soon” and will be a Cross-Buy title across all three formats. Pricing and exact release date is still to be confirmed.

Spider-Man Unlimited is now available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices.

Comedian (hey, we find him funny) Will Ferrell is running a ‘SuperMegaBlastMax Gamer Challenge’ on crowdfunding site Indiegogo which aims to collect $375,000 for charities ‘Cancer for College’ and DonateGames.org in exchange for gaming time with the man himself in a “2 hour gaming extravaganza will be live broadcasted on Twitch”. If you win the lotto attached to it all. We like to think our C4 LAN may have influenced him just a little. Maybe.

About Zombie Dredd

Wannabe gaming journalist. Wannabe zombie. And sometimes clan leader of OAP. Clint O'Shea when in his human disguise.