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Games

Visceral Games have continued to give assurances that Battlefield Hardline will launch without the issues that plaqued Battlefield 4’s launch. [More…]

Two free maps are heading to Evolve soon. Yes, we said free. The two maps, Broken Hill Mine and Broken Hill Foundry, will be made available for Xbox One first on 31 March, and on 30 April they will be released for PS4 and PC. [More…]

Bloodborne offers over 40 hours of gameplay according to developer, From Software. There will also be a ‘New Game Plus’ mode, with all collected equipment carried over. [More…]

Bloodborne has gone gold, so it will meet its release date of 24 March in North America, 25 March in Europe and 27 March in the UK. [More…]

Titanfall is getting a sequel and it will be multiplatform – Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Development is underway but the game does not have an official name yet, so we’ll all just call it Titanfall 2. [More…]

Bungie has revealed some of its planned updates to Destiny which may (or may not) arrive in update 1.1.2. Additional vault space is the main one for many, but they will look at a number of bugs that needing fixing too. [More…]

Uncharted 3 lead designer Robert Cogburn is heading up the multiplayer development of delayed Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. [More…]

Four additional tracks have been announced for Project CARS. Sonoma Raceway, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Brno and Willow Springs International Motorsports Park will be part of the game when it (eventually) gets released in May. [More…]

Homefront: The Revolution is in development with the latest addition to the Deep Silver family – Dambuster Studios – and is now scheduled for release on Xbox One, PS4, Mac and PC in 2016.

Harmonix are taking requests for songs for Rock Band 4. Of course, that’s not a guarantee that your choice will be in the game, but it’s nice to have a chance to have your say.

Sales & Discounts

Subscribers to EA Access can now access their ten hour trial for Battlefield Hardline. Both multiplayer and singleplayer is available and progress will carry over to the game on release if you buy it. The download weighs in at 45.33GB.

Ubisoft has a sale on Steam, with a saving of up to 75% across a variety of titles available.

Industry

The BBC is making a 90-minute live-action drama about the creation of Grand Theft Auto. [More…]

Square Enix has released a new survey to look at your gaming habits and find out what game you would like to see from them.

Cities: Skylines has already sold 250,000 copies in its first 24 hours of release. [More…]

It seems that Steam has altered the restrictions for gifts activation and trading. The change now limits the number of countries a gift can be activated in. [More…]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will be available as a free download for Forza Horizon 2 from 17 March – a fall month before the car releases in the real world.

https://youtu.be/7SCE3yONvOA

Meet the Cage family from Mortal Kombat X.

Gameplay from the Android version of Mortal Kombat X.

A new developer diary for Killing Floor 2 which focuses on the weapons and perks of the game.

Octodad: Dadliest Catch is hitting the Xbox One this summer and will run at 1080p with four player co-op.

A closed alpha for the PC version of Rainbow Six Siege has been announced.

https://youtu.be/a5R05K0eh5A

Marvel at the skills of others as they mod StarCraft II into Warcraft: Armies of Azeroth and a shooter called Psionic Warfare: Total Destruction.

Dead Rising: Watchtower – the live action movie based on the Dead Rising game series – is due for its world premiere on 27 March via streaming service, Crackle. However, gamers with the Crackle app on their Xbox One and Xbox 360 will be able to watch the movie from 20 March already. [More…]

https://youtu.be/_z-211gEJOg