Gaming News Wrap [16 June 2014]

ws_Cup_of_Coffee_2560x1600Good morning. E3 is now almost a moment in history. Relive what you missed here:

With the public holiday in South Africa today, expect fairly normal service to start again tomorrow.

Consoles & Hardware

Mad Catz has announced three new Tritton headsets for the Xbox One. The “affordable” gaming headsets have not been dated for release and offer a mono and stereo option for gamers. [More…]

Industry

E3 2015 has been dated for 16 to 18 June next year in LA. 2014 saw records broken for attendance with 48,900 humans (we can confirm there were no zombies) hitting the event – 700 more than 2013.

DICE is considering early access for all their future Battlefield titles. Better early than finding the game is actually broken on release… [More…]

Former God of War 3 game director Stig Asmussen has joined Respawn Entertainment. He is there as a game director for “a couple months” now and has revealed that he is not working on Titanfall. [More…]

Nordic Games has bought the THQ name which it plans to use when publishing games. So that’s ‘THQ is dead, long live THQ’. [More…]

If you want more Beyond Good & Evil and Prince of Persia, it’s going to “take some time” still as Ubisoft “are not going to stop those properties.” [More…]

Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn‘s Naoki Yoshida would like to bring the game to the Xbox One, but is first trying to convince Microsoft to allow cross-platform play. [More…]

Sales & Discounts

GOG.com has kicked off its annual Summer Sale with discounts from a minimum of 50% up to 90% on offer. Find out all the details here.

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

The July Xbox One update has been previewed and features “Snap Mode for Achievements, Future Digital Bundles and Compilation Discs, ‘Like’ Game DVR clips” and more.

Some more Destiny. Like you can get too much of it.

Some gameplay footage from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Some screenshots can be seen here.

Aliens Isolation gameplay. Remember… in space, no-one can hear you scream.

Gameplay footage (and screens) from Lords of the Fallen.

Pool Nation FX is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One this autumn (or spring south of the equator).

Yager has revealed Dreadnought – their free-to-play “aerial armada action game” coming in 2015.

Van Helsing II has got its first DLC available for release. ‘Ink Hunt’ costs $4.99 on Steam and features new quests, items and four new arenas.

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