Gaming News Wrap [16 Jan 2015]

Breakfast Wrap 05Another week has flown on by in 2015… and we still wish it was holiday. Oh well, here’s some gaming news and videos to soothe the pain.

Games

Crota’s End – the Destiny raid – will be getting a ‘hard’ mode on 21 January, and completing it will bag you all sorts of goodies. [More…]

Don Bradman Cricket 14 will be released for Xbox One and PS4 on 12 February in Australia and New Zealand and 13 February in the rest of the world. It will be available both digitally and at retail.

A new (free) update for Dark Souls 2 will be released on 5 February for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. The update will add the new content coming to The Scholar of the First Sin edition of the game as well as numerous tweaks and fixes. [More…]

Minecraft will be getting skins from The Simpsons on Xbox One from late February. The DLC will cost $1.99, and will feature everyone’s favourite Springfield family along with 19 other Springfield inhabitants.

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty will be available for PC, Mac and Linux via Steam on 25 February, with the Xbox One and PS3 versions arriving in early March. [More…]

Obsidian’s Pillars of Eternity has been confirmed for release at retailers worldwide on 26 March.

Sales & Discounts

The Witcher 2 is now available for free to all Xbox Gold members on Xbox 360 as part of the Games with Gold promotion.

Industry

NPD has revealed the top ten selling games in the US for 2014, and Call of Duty Advanced Warfare leads the way. It is followed by Madden, Destiny, GTA V and Minecraft. [More…]

Hotline Miami 2 has been banned in Australia due to an implied rape scene in the game. [More…]

Infestation: Survivor Stories – previously known as The War Z – has sold 2.8m copies since its November 2012 launch. [More…]

Videos

The Xbox 360 became the “best-selling seventh generation console of all time in the U.S.” in 2014 and the Xbox One was “the best-selling console in the U.S. in November and December”. A new $350 promotion has kicked off for the Xbox One in the US. [More…]

More gameplay from the Japanese-themed DLC heading to DriveClub for free later this month.

A Dying Light 3D printable figure. You can download the file for the figurine here.

The Sniper Elite 3 ‘Ultimate Edition’ has been announced and will be available from 10 March for PS3, Xbox 360, PS4 and Xbox One. It will feature the game, DLC and bonus content. [More…]

A closed beta running from 5 to 8 February has been announced for MMO Neverwinter on Xbox One. Players can sign up here.

Deathtrap – heading to PC on 4 February – has a new feature guide video.

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