News Wrap 05Ah, Chewsday. Yes, it’s an oldie but a goodie. At least to us it is. Fine, on with the Gaming News Wrap.

Games

The game isn’t quite out yet, but already complaints are starting that The Order 1886 is too short. Reports point to a game of only five and a half hours (including cutscenes) long, but the developers Ready at Dawn told Eurogamer that they’re “not going to comment,” on the matter. So that’s a yes then?

Details of the updates and new additions to State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition (heading to Xbox One and PC) have been released, and include the transfer of saves, a new mission type, 1080p at 30fps, an exclusive character and more.

Bethesda is promising “good news soon” with regards to DLC for The Evil Within.

Let’s end this section by making you feel a little inadequate or inferior shall we? A Diablo 3 player called Nokieka has reached Paragon level 1000 with his Hardcore Demon Hunter, without dying… [More…]

Sales & Discounts

The regular Deals with Gold have been announced (a reminder that the ‘Ultimate Game Sale’ kicks off tomorrow **UPDATE** It appears to have already kicked off) and includes Duck Dynasty, GTA V (Xbox 360), Tomb Raider titles and more.

Industry

Sony appears to have abandoned their US trademark for The Last Guardian. This may not reflect the cancellation of the game’s development, but may indicate a change of sorts. [More…]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

A new developer diary for Battlefield Hardline which focuses on the sound of the game.

A new update has been released for DriveClub and it adds a new Japanese track, Kobago. The update is free and it also brings  a new multiplayer team time trial mode (which unlocks 18 February) and lowers tour progress requirements, as well as adding other items. The update weighs in at 690MB.

A new update for The Crew has been released and it features a new car pack, a new PvP mode, new faction missions and more.

RIDE has a new gameplay trailer.

A demo for ScreamRide should be available now for Xbox One and Xbox 360. The game itself launches on 3 March. [More…]

Upload Studio for Xbox One has received an update and adds features including “new transitions, splash screens, templates, intros, double-box and green screen effects, support for a total run time of 30 minutes and more.”