Gaming News Wrap [16 Jan 2014]

News Wrap 04Good morning. It must be great to be alive. As zombies we wouldn’t really know of course. But we’re pretty handy at mindlessly summarising the news for you…

Games

UK retailer Argos is listing Diablo 3 for the Xbox One. Blizzard themselves appear not to be denying it in a statement to Eurogamer: “One of our goals is to bring Diablo 3 to as many players as possible, but we don’t have any other platform announcements to share at this time.”

The Last of Us DLC ‘Left Behind’ has been dated for 14 February release according to a listing on Sony Entertainment Network. The date has now been confirmed by Naughty Dog. [via CVG]

The Xbox One version of Battlefield 4 has now been patched. Full details of the fixes can be found on Battlelog.

Hideo Kojima has confirmed that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes supports Vita remote play. [via Twitter]

The first free Killzone Shadow Fall multiplayer maps have been revealed. No release date has been given as yet. [More on PlayStation Blog]

A new Saints Row 4 DLC pack has been released. The Stone Age Pack costs £2.49 / €2.99 / $2.99, and features two new weapons (a giant club and a giant bone), male and female caveman outfits and a “Flintstones like car” made out of stone and wood.

No Man’s Sky has not been delayed even after the flood that devastated the developer’s Guildford studio. [More on CVG]

Hardware

The Steam Controller has undergone a change. Valve announced at Steam Dev Days that the device will drop the planned touchscreen in favor of standard face buttons and other input options. [More on CVG]

Alienware is planning to release its Steam Machine in September, according to reports coming out of the Steam Dev Days.

Industry

Valve is looking to drop Steam Greenlight. The plan is to drop the voting system because Steam is “evolving”. [More on CVG]

Steam will be introducing support for 12 new currencies throughout 2014. South African Rand is not one of them. Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Malaysia, Mexico, Phillipines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Ukraine will be added to the existing supported currencies for the United States, England, Russia, Brazil, and the Euro. [More on CVG]

Valve has announced that Steam currently has 75 million active users, which reflects a 15% increase in the last three months alone. [More on Eurogamer]

Screenshots

Videos

The EU PlayStation Store has been updated. There’s Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD, plenty of PS3 DLC and some other stuff you can read about here.

Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD is now out for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. The HD version of the 2012 PS Vita game costs £15.99 / $19.99. Screens available here.

A limited edition Titanfall controller has been revealed. The Xbox One Titanfall Limited Edition Wireless Controller will be available worldwide in time for the launch of the game on 11 March in North America and 13 March in Europe for ERP USD $64.99. [More on Major Nelson]

About Zombie Dredd

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