Gaming News Wrap [15 Jul 2013]

News Wrap 01Good morning and welcome to a new(s) week.

A quick bit of SA news to kick off with (and which will be detailed in future articles), this past weekend was a busy one for Cape Town’s gaming community, which saw a fantastic – and impressively supported – Trenchtown Gaming Tournament, as well as the MSSA FIFA Regional. Our congratulations to all the winners. To all the attendees – especially those who traveled from outside of Cape Town – thank you. You are all a credit to the growing SA eSports community.

A Naughty Dog sale has started on the European PlayStation Network and includes discounts Crash Bandicoot and Uncharted titles, and runs until Friday 19 July. Full details on PlayStation Blog.

Ubisoft has teased that there will be more news on a new Far Cry game “soon”. Tony Key from Ubisoft exact words were: “We’re totally psyched from [Far Cry 3]. It’s a great brand, and now it’s got the recognition it deserves, so we’re clearly going to make another one: more on that soon.” [More on Gamespot]

Epic Games is working on a number of unannounced titles of varying scope and scale. One of the titles is a triple-A shooter. [More on Eurogamer]

You can expect a Mad Max gameplay trailer today. Get your leathers ready.

A major new update for Super Street Fighter 4 has been announced by Capcom and will bring balancing tweaks as well as five new characters and six new stages to the game. The update will cost you $14.99 if you have Street Fighter IV or Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition. A physical disc version of the game with the new update, along with “all DLC costumes for all characters released until now” and “future content” will also be released for $39.99. The update is set for release in ‘early 2014’.

Namco Bandai look set to reveal a new Ace Combat game entitled Ace Combat Infinity – a name they have trademarked. A teaser site has also been launched. [via NeoGAF]

Following lower than expected sales Microsoft is cutting the prices of their Surface RT tablets. In the US and UK at least. [More on The Verge]

Infinity Blade: Dungeons has officially been cancelled, but more games will be coming from the universe. [More on CVG]

Signups for the closed beta for Killzone: Mercenary for PS Vita have opened. You can enter here if you’re keen, but numbers are limited. [More on PlayStation Blog]

League of Legends has now been deemed a professional sport by the US government, which means professional League of Legends players can now get working visas in the US. [More on Eurogamer]

Development on Hi-Rez Studios’ Tribes: Ascend has ended. There will be no more “dev updates planned for Tribes: Ascend in the next six months”, as the studio is focusing on it new MOBA game, ‘Smite’.

Hackers have targeted Bohemia Interactive‘s website and have accessed personal information from their user database. They have said that since the passwords were encrypted “it is very unlikely that anything nefarious can be done with this information” and that credit card details are not stored on their servers. They have however reset users’ passwords.

Konami has also been the target of hackers, with around 35,000 online customer accounts potentially compromised. [More on CVG]

Square Enix will be patching Deus Ex: The Fall so those with jailbroken iOS devices can still enjoy the game. That’s awfully nice of them. [More on Kotaku]

Videos

A fifth playable DLC character has been revealed for Injustice: Gods Among Us. Martian Manhunter is revealed. No details on prizing or release date yet.

Armored Core Verdict Day

Disney Infinity

Pikmin 3

A number of videos from Killer Instinct have been released. For all of them, head here.

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