Gaming News Wrap [14 Aug 2014]

Breakfast Wrap 04Good morning to all you fine humans. Tasty… humans. Sorry. We’re elsewhere right now. So, erm, on with the Gaming News Wrap.

If you’re looking for more things you may have missed from the Gamescom circus, head here:

Games

The Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity on Xbox (One and 360) is a timed one. However, Phil Spencer did not claim how long the “duration” was, nor did he know which platforms will follow. [More…]

A $19.99 season pass for The Evil Within has been announced and will offer three add-ons for the price. One will be a challenge map pack, while the other two will be a two-part campaign DLC. [More…]

PES 2015 has had its release date confirmed. The game will be available on 13 November for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, with a demo releasing for all platforms on 17 September.

Why should you get DriveClub? Perhaps these 51 details will help convince you.

Hideo Kojima reckons Silent Hills will “make you shit your pants”. A playable teaser for the game (named the ‘P.T.’ demo), is available now for PS4 via the PlayStation Store. [More…]

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and the more recent Ground Zeroes will be heading to PC via Steam. No release date has been confirmed yet. [More…]

Consoles & Hardware

You will be able to get the Call of Duty Advanced Warfare controller separately from the recently announced console bundle. The controller can be pre-order (in selected regions) for $69.99.

Mad Catz has announced the S.T.R.I.K.E. TE Tournament Edition Keyboard featuring “a strong aluminum chassis and no fewer than 109 ‘brown profile’ mechanical keys”. It will cost around $130 on release. [More…]

Sales & Discounts

Deals with Gold have some decent discounts this week, especially for Xbox One. Titanfall and Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes have been halved in price. There’s some other stuff too but Just Dance 2014 tracks are not high on many people’s wishlists right? RIGHT?! Full details here.

On the PS Store, more items have been added to the current sale, including Assassin’s Creed, BioShock, Borderlands and… actually, it’s easier to direct you here for the full list rather.

Industry

In an interview with CVG, Phil Spencer discussed Tomb Raider and the Xbox One’s digital future, as well as offering his opinion on framerate and resolution. He suggests that framerate is more important than the 1080p “mythical, perfect resolution.”

Phil Spencer still feels that Rare will “be an important part of our game future,” and that the studio is already “thinking bout the next game”. [More…]

Following the sad news of Robin Williams’ passing, it’s now looking highly likely that he will be immortalised as an NPC in World of Warcraft. A petition has been started, and Blizzard appears to already have taken heed.

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

The EU PS Store update went live yesterday. Hohokum, Surgeon Simulator, P.T. and more are now available. Get all the details on the PS Blog.

An Xbox 360 version of The Crew has been confirmed by Ubisoft to go along with the previously confirmed PS4, Xbox One and PC versions. A console beta will hit the Xbox One and PS4 in late September with “a limited number of players” to be invited to take part. [More…]

Want to see the old-gen version of Assassin’s Creed in action? Then here you go. Assassin’s Creed Rogue on Xbox 360 and PS3.

Overkill – the Payday 2 developer – has revealed Overkill’s Walking Dead. They’re calling it the “ultimate survival horror game” and it will be a co-op focused shooter. [More…]

17 minutes of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain from the Gamescom live demonstration.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel goes mad on the moon.

This is how you battle monsters in Evolve.

The Gamescom trailer for Alien: Isolation.

Never Alone (by native Alaskan studio Upper One Games) will be available from 4 November for PS4, Xbox One and PC and a price of $14.99.

Vehicles and a level editor will be available in Far Cry 4, that’s according to game director Alex Hutchinson in an interview with Eurogamer.

The RollerCoaster Tycoon World reveal trailer. The game will be available for PC in 2015.

These are some of the new tracks you can shake your body to in Just Dance 2015.

eSports continues its upward march. This time the ESL are the organisers, Dota 2 the game and Madison Square Garden in New York the venue for 9 and 10 October and the ESL One New York Tournament.

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