Gaming News Wrap [15 Sep 2014]

News Wrap 07Good morning everyone. As always, make every work day infinitely more manageable by reading the Gaming News Wrap. Scientific evidence of its positive impact on your day is pending.

Games

Two of the upcoming ‘IMC Rising’ DLC maps have been detailed for TitanfallBackwater is a hidden bootlegging colony high in the mountains “defined by its elevation changes”. Zone 18 is an old IMC base in the Dakota system and “is a fast-paced map that can be overwhelming for pilots who decide to venture onto the rooftops.”

There were a number of Destiny ‘Events’ this past weekend, but if you missed them, have no fear, there are still some coming over the remaining weeks in September, as well as October. Details can be found here.

Sticking with Destiny, an infinite ammo exploit has been discovered, which allows users to shoot indefinitely without needing to reload or pick up more bullets. [More…]

Ace Combat Infinity has been downloaded 1.5 million times. To celebrate the free-to-play game’s milestone, Bandai Namco is giving out “3 Stocked Fuels to all its Pilots!” You can redeem the gift by opening the in-game Notifications.

A demo for Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 3DS will release on 19 September, with “Select” Club Nintendo Platinum members receiving access early.

Consoles & Hardware

Microsoft has revealed a number of holiday bundles for the Xbox 360 that will be available “next week at retailers around the world”. We’ll need to check whether the 500GB Xbox 360 with Call of Duty Black Ops 2 and Ghosts will be available in South Africa for $249.  The second bundle also starts at $249 and features a 4GB console with Kinect and Kinect Adventures, Kinect Sports, and Forza Horizon. Both also come with one month Xbox Live Gold. [More…]

Videos

Hey South Africa, you got a personal message from Graham ‘Acey Bongos’ Boyd to welcome you to the Xbox One on international family. It’s filled with biltong and lekker.

Details of the new-gen versions of GTA V have been leaked follow a recent GameStop conference in the US. The details and impressions can be found here. Rockstar have however officially dated the new-gen and PC versions of the game for release. The game will release on the PS4 and Xbox One on 18 November 2014 with the PC version to follow 27 January 2015. Expect additions and improvements including: “New weapons, vehicles and activities, additional wildlife, denser traffic, new foliage system and enhanced damage and weather effects, and much more.”

The FIFA 15 TV commercial. It’s quite a long commercial that’s for sure.

The launch trailer for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution.

Elite Dangerous will cost £39.99/$59.99/€49.99 through Frontier’s online store on final release and will come with bonus content for alpha and beta backers, as well as those that pre-order it via the Mercenary Edition which costs £35/$50/€40.

It always pains us to support games that kill zombies. Not really. Zed Defence is a new indie game with a Kickstarter campaign underway. The goal is £18,000 with a minimum backing of £1 available.

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