News Wrap 02Good day, and thank you for making another visit to the site this week. The Gaming News Wrap will return on Monday… zombie apocalypse dependent of course.

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Games

Ubisoft has detailed upcoming fixes for Assassin’s Creed Unity, which includes crashes, graphical issues, multiplayer problems and more. Sadly, one has to wonder why so much could have gone so wrong in QA… [More…]

The Dragon Age Inquisition has kicked off on EA Access for the Xbox One. Subscribers will be entitled to play the game for up to six hours before it releases officially next week. All progress will carry over.

New details and screenshots for Just Cause 3 have been released courtesy of Game Informer. The game will feature a huge 400 square mile map which covers three main areas, each of which will be explorable from the start.

GTA Online Heists “will be available for all four consoles as the first GTA Online Update to happen after the game launches on PS4 and Xbox One”. Yay. [More…]

343 Industries wants to make you “feel like a super soldier” in Halo 5: Guardians‘ multiplayer which adds new Spartan abilities in the Thruster Pack, Ground Pound, Clamber, Slide, Charge, Sprint and Smart Scope. [More…]

Users are reporting issues with Alien Isolation following a patch on the PS4. Crashes and save files not loading have been reported, and developer The Creative Assembly are “looking into it now and hope to have an update shortly.” In the meanwhile, the patch has now been removed and Sega has issued instructions on how to uninstall it.

ScreamRide has been dated for release and will be available on 6 March in Europe and 3 March in the US for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The game will retail for $39.99 on Xbox One and $29.99 on Xbox 360. [More…]

Consoles & Hardware

Sony has announced a new cloud-based TV service called PlayStation Vue which will launch in the US during the first quarter of 2015. [More…]

Industry

The Assassin’s Creed Unity launch debacle has Ubisoft rethinking a few things, with a change in the way they work with reviewers on the cards. A number of US critics complained a review embargo the publisher set after the game’s North American release, which prompted many to think Ubisoft were aware of the game’s issues. Going forward, the company will provide early access to some of its upcoming games. Although, to be fair, proper QA and polish before release is all any gamer wants. [More…]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

Dragon Age Inquisition gets breached in this trailer.

http://youtu.be/u4CtK4RgdIE

Want to see what you get in The Crew season pass? These things.

It’s your first glimpse of Tales from the Borderlands, which stars Troy Baker,  Laura Bailey,  Chris Hardwick,  Erin Yvette, Patrick Warburton, Nolan North, and  Dameon Clarke, with more to be revealed. The episodic game will be available on PS4 and PS3 as individual episodes for $4.99 or as a Season Pass for $19.99. On Xbox One and Xbox 360 each episode will be $4.99 and players will also be able to purchase a Season Pass upgrade for $14.99, which entitles players to Episodes 2-5 as they release.

Get to grips with the controls of WWE 2K15.

A gameplay video for Resident Evil: Revelations 2.

Never Alone – a game “built in partnership with the Alaska Native community” – has an official launch trailer.

PlayStation turned 20, and to celebrate, Sony released a ‘thanks for loving games’ video.

http://youtu.be/m4KW0OBCtz4

XCOM: Enemy Within for mobile has a launch trailer.