Gaming News Wrap [13 Feb 2013]

Breakfast Wrap 07Good. Morning. Gamers. You made it. You can celebrate. But read the Gaming News Wrap first before doing so. It would make the zombies happy. And you don’t want to make the zombies unhappy now do you?

Sony expects to be able to replenish PS4 stock fast after launch day, to ensure “make sure people can buy a PS4 on November 15 [November 29 in the UK] and through the holidays”. [More on CVG]

Sony believes the “console war” will “reinvigorate the industry.” [More on CVG]

PlayStation Group chief executive Andrew House has said that the new PS Vita LCD screen not inferior to OLED and can “now realise an image quality as high as that of the OLED”. [More on CVG]

PS Vita TV will not be releasing in the US or Europe (and therefore in SA too) “at this point.” The device will be available in Japan from 14 November 2013. After that Sony is “planning to sell the PS Vita TV in China, South Korea, etc, but not in the US and European market at this point.” [More on Tech-On]

Microsoft has bought the Xbone.com domain. They don’t like that you call it that though. Xbox’s Larry Hyrb said earlier this week: “I don’t like it…it disrespects the teams that have put in thousands of hours (already) into the development of the product. Sure, it’s cheeky but I don’t care for it myself.” [via Fusible]

Microsoft has acknowledged – and is working on – a “technical glitch” on Xbox Live which is causing titles (reportedly over 1000) to disappear from the Marketplace (or Xbox Games Store). [More on Gamasutra]

Rockstar has launched a Facebook parody site in the run up to the launch of GTA V. Lifeinvader also has a few screenshots to be found of vehicles from Legendary Motorsport.

Gran Turismo 7 for PS4 will arrive “in about a year or two”, according to GT6 producer Kazunori Yamauchi. At least he thinks so. [More on Polygon]

Dishonored: Game of the Year Edition has been announced by Bethesda. The game will release on 8 October in North America and on 11 October in Europe and will feature the original game in addition to the Dunwall City Trials, The Knife of Dunwall, The Brigmore Witches and Void Walker’s Arsenal DLC add-ons.

The third bit of DLC for Metro: Last Light will be available from 17 September. The ‘Developer Pack’ will add a shooting range, new weapon challenges, and a museum (where you can check out the cast of characters). On top of that, the real meat will be a new AI Arena where you can create custom battles between human and mutant soldiers for challenges and a new solo mission called The Spider’s Nest, which is based in a spider-filled catacomb with nothing but a lighter, a torch and a new Flamethrower. The DLC will cost you $3.99/£3.19/€3.99, or nothing if you have a Season Pass.

Chair Entertainment co-founder and creative director Donald Mustard hopes the studio will return to Shadow Complex “when the time is right”. The developers apparently want it “more than anyone.” [More on GameSpot]

PS Vita and 3DS title Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate is around ten hours long and has multiple endings. [More on CVG]

In the US for the month of August, hardware sales were down 40 percent, while software sale were up – thanks to the release of Madden NFL 25. [More on CVG]

World of Warcraft revenues have dropped by 54 percent in seven months according to analyst company SuperData Research. [More on CVG]

One of the UK’s longest running developers have shut their doors. Blitz Games Studios laid off over 150 staff members as financial burdens became increasingly heavy. [More on Eurogamer]

Videos

A new video for Titanfall in which producer Drew McCoy discusses the game’s story-based multiplayer.

The next-gen improvements to Assassin’s Creed IV have been detailed in this new trailer.

Arma 3 launch trailer. The game is available on Steam for £39.99 / $59.99, but sans the delayed singleplayer component.

Star Wars: The Old Republic will be getting an update (version 2.4) entitled the ‘Dread War’ (not related to yours truly) on 1 October. The update will introduce new 4v4 Player-vs-Player (PvP) Warzone Arenas into the game.

South Africa

Zombie SA CommunityXbox SA has announced that the next Games with Gold title in our region will not be ShadowRun as previously announced, but Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. The game will be available to download free to Cold subscribers from 16 September, with SahdowRun being replaced due to the title not being rated in SA.

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