Good morning fair humans. Shall we take you through the gaming news?
It looks like Microsoft is building a greenhouse or a tent to reveal their next generation console. We would’ve thought they’d hire a Las Vegas casino at least… [via Twitter]
Defiance has a host of DLC planned and will be a mixture of free and paid-for content. The SyFy TV series has also proved to be a bit of a hit, and a second 13-part season will arrive in 2014. For more info on the DLC, head over to the Defiance Community Blog.
The “world’s first free-to-play, multiplayer first-person shooter on a console” [PS3 only] – Dust 514 – is now available to download and play. Not just the beta, but the full game. According to the press release: “New features, content, and upgrades are planned for years to come, beginning with an update in June and additional major releases throughout 2013. All updates to DUST 514 come at no cost, truly keeping the game free-to-play for all players.”
CVG is reporting that a Gran Turismo 6 product page has appeared on the official Gran Turismo website. While we don’t doubt this, the image and related product must have been removed, as we can’t see it (maybe it’s old age). The URL does mention ‘gt6’ in it, and with today’s GT announcement to be made, we’re pretty sure that’s confirmation of the game.
The next weekend of Black Ops 2 double XP has been announced. “Double Weapon XP weekend is coming this Friday, May 17, starting at 10am/PDT and running though Monday, May 20 at 10am/PDT”.
Rockstar has confirmed that GTA V will not make an appearance at E3. In fact both Take-Two labels, Rockstar and 2K Games, will not have a presence on the show floor this year. [via Seeking Alpha]
Namco – according to PR director Lee Kirton – is investing more in the marketing of Dark Souls 2 than for it’s predecessor, as they see it as a “massive, massive triple-A title”. [via OXM]
PayDay 2 will be arriving for Xbox 360 and PS3 via retail avenues, as well as the previously announced downloadable option. The game will be released in August.
Konami will be streaming a pre-E3 show on 6 June which will offer new info on Metal Gear Solid 5, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 and PES. Tune in to http://events.konami.com or the GameSpot App on XBLA at 19:00 CEST (18:00 UK).
Looks like ZombiU 2 is in the works. Or at least there’s a sequel prototype being worked on. [via CVG]
War Thunder – the PC World War 2 online multiplayer game – will be coming to the PS4 “in time for the holiday 2013 season”.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified ‘Origins Trailer’ is here. But the government won’t admit that…
It’s the launch trailer for Metro: Last Light.
A new Rayman Legends trailer has been released by Ubisoft and reveals the “20000 Lums under the Sea” world.
Pac-Man is back. Namco Bandai has announced Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, which will hit the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U in the fourth quarter of the year. It will tie in with an animated TV series with the same name. Whatever…
A new trailer for PS Vita exclusive Killzone: Mercenary has hit the internet.
The seventh DLC pack – Origin Crisis – for DC Universe Online is now live. And here’s a trailer.
Star Wars: The Old Republic has been updated to version 2.1, so BioWare wants to show off it’s customization options.
The TwitchTV app is now available for your Xbox 360. But only if you are a Gold Member. In the United States. Boo! [via Major Nelson]
Nvidia’s Android powered portable gaming device – Shield – will ship in June and cost $349. Looks like it’s US only for now however. [via CVG]
EA has confirmed the development of ‘Frostbite Go‘ for mobile platforms. EA says Frostbite Go will empower “EA game developers with Frostbite’s proven excellent workflows and features to bring true Frostbite experiences to all major mobile platforms”. It doesn’t appear to be coming to the Wii U.
2.5 million players couldn’t prevent Bruce Grannec of France claiming a second world title in this year’s FIFA Interactive World Cup. The French player beat Mexico’s Andrei Torres Vivero 1-0 in a “tense finale” in Madrid on Wednesday 8 May. Grannec (who previously won in 2009) takes home a cool 20,000 USD in prize money and a trip for two to the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013.
The ever present Michael Pachter reckons that Wii U sales are still in decline, and that the console has been outsold by the Wii. It probably doesn’t take an analyst to have figured that out a while ago already. [via CVG]