Gaming News Wrap [15 Nov 2013]

Breakfast Wrap 05Good morning. You should be grateful you made it to the end of another week. We had to stand firm against the plans to start the zombie apocalypse this past week. You can thank us in your own time.

Happy PS4 day if you reside in the US. Tough shit to everyone else. We will detail the information from Sony’s “PS4 All Access Live” event on Spike TV a little later in the day.

Hardware

Before launch of the PS4, there have been reports of  “broken”, “unbalanced” and other console issues. The broken issue is with a few HDMI outputs on retail consoles, while the console appears to have a slightly convex plastic undercarriage which means it is slightly wobbly. Both may be limited to a small percentage of the mass produced items. Or it may be the tip of the iceberg. We don’t really care either way, as we can’t afford the damn thing, so we’ll sulk in the corner anyway. [More on IGN] Sony is however saying the issues are being investigated and “are isolated incidents”.

The day one update for the PS4 (version 1.50) adds support for USB headsets – something that was only expected post launch.

An inFamous Second Son PS4 console bundle has been spotted. The bundle is dated for release on 7 February on Multiplayer.com for €449.90. [via CVG]

SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida says he was pleasantly surprised to learn that a number of multiplatform next-gen games run at a higher native resolution on PS4 than they do on Xbox One. [More on GI International]

Games

Games With Gold (free games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers) will continue on the Xbox One. Details will be revealed “later in 2014”. [via Twitter]

Killer Instinct Ultra Edition will come with two flavours of the original Killer Instinct Classic. The original game will not be available separately. [More on Siliconera]

Download only games on the Xbox One will now have a total of 1000 Gamerscore. This change is apparent with Halo: Spartan Assault, which only has 400GS for its Xbox 360 version, but an additional 600GS for the Xbox One version. [via Eurogamer]

Warner Bros. has announced Batman: Arkham Collection Edition, which brings all three games in the Arkham series (Asylum, City and Origins) together in one handy retail box at a SRP is £59.99 on Xbox 360 and PS3 and £49.99 on PC. The Arkham Collection will be available in the UK from 22 November, and we will let you know when the title will be available in South Africa once we hear back from the distributors.

Football Manager 2013 by Sports Interactive has been illegally downloaded over ten million times according to the game’s producer Miles Jacobson. [More on MCV]

Football Manager Handheld 2014 has been released for Android and iOS devices at a price of £6.99 each.

The US video game industry experienced a five per cent growth year-on-year in October, equating to the third consecutive month of growth. GTA V and Pokemon were the two main factors for this growth. [More on CVG]

Screenshots

Videos

This is what the Atlas Titan statue from the Titanfall Collector’s Edition looks like.

The final episode of Ryse: The Fall.

If that’s not enough Ryse, here’s three developer flythroughs of The Haunted Swamps, Rome and York.

Five minutes of inFamous: Second Son.

A new PS4 ad.

Jimmy Fallon and Ice-T play with the PS4.

The Need for Speed Rivals launch trailer.

South Park has parodied the Xbox One vs. PS4 console war as only it can.

Contrast launch trailer.

Trine 2: Complete Story is now a PS4 launch title and is also the console’s first stereoscopic 3D game. Priced at €16.99 / $19.99, the game is out today in the US and 29 November in Europe.

Gameplay from SoulCalibur 2 HD Online.

A hotlap video from the Circuit of the Americas in F1 2013.

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty story trailer. The game will be out in spring 2014 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

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