Gaming News Wrap [15 May 2014]

Breakfast Wrap 04Good morning. Jeez. Think I’m running out of witty, interesting quirks to open the Gaming News Wrap with. Read on while I think a little more.

Games

May Madness has hit the PlayStation Network. There are “100s of deals to choose from” with some discounts being rather more plentiful than others. Full details on the PlayStation Blog.

A new update for Call of Duty Ghosts has been released and adds the ‘Reinforce’ game mode, as well as bug fixes and new weapon balancing. The update is available now for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. [More…]

The Watch_Dogs reputation system has been detailed and it doesn’t simply boil down to a “good-versus-bad kind of system”. [More…]

More importantly, Watch_Dogs has gone gold, so unless the zombie apocalypse hits, there will not be any more delays. [More…]

Update 1.07 for Gran Turismo 6 has started rolling out. Along with features being added to Replay and Watch Race modes and additional lobby features, the BMW Vision Gran Turismo has been added to the list of available vehicles. [More…]

Microsoft has confirmed that free-to-play games on the Xbox One will still require Xbox Live Gold membership. [More…]

Some PS4 gamers have spotted PS3 games listed on the PS4 Store. All the games are full games marked as free, and while the games’ listings, images, trailers, and ratings can be viewed, they cannot be added for purchase. It might all be preparation for the launch of PS Now. [More…]

Flappy Bird will return in August… but promises to be less addictive and will feature multiplayer. Why we even car is still beyond us. [More…]

Consoles & Hardware

Following the announcement that Microsoft will start shipping the Xbox One without the Kinect bundled, it has now been revealed that the company is investigating potential processor gains with the hardware. [More…]

Of course, there have been those a little more upset about the removal of the Kinect from the Xbox One. The Zumba Fitness studio feels it “all but kills the chances of making an original Kinect title”. [More…]

Industry

Sony has posted a loss (despite strong PS4 sales) for the financial year ended March 2014, and are predicting a loss in the current financial year too.

Microsoft has revealed that it will cancel or refund your remaining Xbox Live Gold subscription on Xbox 360 and Xbox One if you only bought it for the entertainment apps when the requirement lifts in June. [More…]

BioShock Infinite has shipped six million units since release, while NBA 2K14 has shipped over 6.5 million copies and Borderlands 2 has topped nine million. This comes from Take-Two‘s recent financial reports.

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

The PlayStation Store update is now available in the EU. MLB 14: The Show is now available, as is Cel Damage HD, The Walking Dead Season 2’s ‘in Harm’s Way’ and more. Full details here.

Watch Bruce Lee in action in EA Sports UFC.

Free multiplayer map ‘The Canyon’ has been released for Killzone Shadow Fall. [More…]

A new trailer for one of the games that actually needs a Kinect – Fantasia: Music Evolved.

Create a Sim in this official The Sims 4 trailer.

This is gameplay footage from the Japan-only arcade game Left 4 Dead: Survivors.

About Zombie Dredd

Wannabe gaming journalist. Wannabe zombie. And sometimes clan leader of OAP. Clint O'Shea when in his human disguise.