Gaming News Wrap [17 Mar 2014]

Breakfast Wrap 01Good morning all. Another weekend has zipped on by. Why can’t it be weekend every day right? Oh well, some gaming news and videos might make it a little bit better.

Games

Ten new Rockstar “verified” jobs have been added to GTA Online and include “highly-recommended Races and a pair of exceptional Deathmatches.” Full details on Rockstar Newswire.

The Titanfall DLC could add monsters, but is more likely to add maps and Titans. In South Africa, many would just love the game itself… [More on IGN]

A Call of Duty Ghosts update has been released for PS4. The update weighs in at a hefty 1.75GB and – according to the limited official update notes – the patch “fixed a crash that could occur at the start screen, if you started downloading Onslaught before launching the game.” [More on Reddit]

The rumours that PlayStation Now may allow users to rent games have seemingly been confirmed after a rentable version of Catherine was spotted on the PS Store. The game has an option to rent the game for one day, seven days or 30 days, but it currently does not actually work. [More on PSN Stores]

It appears a “new, completely modernized action RPG version of the arcade classic, #Gauntlet” is coming. That’s if a new Twitter account is genuine. [via AllGamesBeta]

Bound by Flame – the new RPG from Spiders studios – will be out on 9 May on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. More details and a few screens here.

The reclassification of Watch Dogs in Australia to R18+ is due to references to sexual violence. [More on CVG]

The offline update (or Update 10) for SimCity is “in final testing” and is “almost there” according to the official Twitter account.

Hardware

An update for the Skype app on the Xbox One has been released and improves chat, filtering, and fixes bugs. [More on CVG]

The Xbox One controller will work on PCs when the drivers arrive, and Microsoft is keen to point out that rumours that they have abandoned plans for PC driver support for the Xbox One controller are “100 per cent wrong”. [More on CVG]

Images of the new Steam controller have been revealed. The touch screen has done the way of the Dodo.

Images of Amazon’s game controller have appeared online. It’s a little ugly if you ask me…

Industry

The Last of Us has sold over six million copies since its launch. [More on CVG]

Microsoft has ended its Xbox console subscription program (which operated similar to a cellphone contract), calling it a “pilot” program. [More on CVG]

PopCap has confirmed a round of staff layoffs which is “necessary in order to stay on course with our future plans”. [More on Kotaku]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

A new Ultra Street Fighter IV trailer featuring Decapre.

Hideo Kojima discusses Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.

Patch 2.2 for Final Fantasy XIV is due on 27 March. Here’s a trailer to celebrate. [More on the official website]

Hyper Light Drifter is an old school RPG and is coming to multiple platforms this year. [More on PlayStation Blog]

Race the Sun is coming to PS3, PS4 and PS Vita this summer. [More on PlayStation Blog]

Two new characters revealed for Transformers Universe.

Elite: Dangerous alpha gameplay footage.

Crazy Taxi: City Rush has been revealed for global release later this year for iOS and Android devices.

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