Gaming News Wrap [17 May 2015]

Hello all and welcome to the post-weekend edition of the Gaming News Wrap. That makes tomorrow’s the post-post-weekend edition we assume..

Games

SW_Battlefront_04The first gameplay footage for Star Wars Battlefront will be revealed on 15 June. In the interim, another screenshot has been released and the Fighter Squadron mode revealed.

A new patch for Mortal Kombat X has launched. At the time of writing it was only available for PS4 and weighed in at 1.3GB. It rebalances some fighters, fixes multiplayer stat bugs, and more.

Visceral is working on a number of new changes that will be added to Battlefield Hardline in upcoming changes. The rep system, netcode and more will be looked at over the coming updates. [More…]

Destiny‘s latest patch (1.2) is now available across all platforms with various weapon bugs fixed along with some PvP issues being resolved.

Diablo 3 is celebrating its third anniversary by letting you slaughter cows. The secret cow level is available from now until 21 May on PC, Xbox One and PS4. [More…]

The first six songs that will feature on Rock Band 4 have been announced. Avenged Sevenfold, Fleetwood Mac, Jack White, The Killers, Spin Doctors and The Who are featured.

Consoles & Hardware

The recommended specifications for the consumer version of Oculus Rift have been announced, with laptops being excluded for now. PC specifications will need: Nvidia GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater, Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater, 8GB+ RAM, Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output, 2x USB 3.0 ports and Windows 7 SP1 or newer.

Industry

Sony will be delivering their E3 press conference on Monday 15 June at 6:30pm PDT… or the unearthly hour of 3:30am in South Africa…

eSports

Want to find out why League of Legends pro Austin “LiNk” Shin has quit both the game and his team? You can, in this 18 page resignation. [via VG24/7]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

Divinity: Original Sin will be heading to the PS4 and Xbox One as the ‘Enhanced Edition’ later this year. The upgraded version of the game will also be a free new game for PC owners of the original, however, saves will not carry over. [More…]

Get an early look at Formula Fusion – kinda a spiritual successor to WipEout. The game is currently running a Kickstarter campaign and should it make £100,000, there will be console versions released in the second quarter of 2016.

GTA V (or Trevor at least) goes all Jackass on us, thanks to YouTuber Abstract Mode.

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