Gaming News Wrap [17 Oct 2013]

News Wrap 04Good morning and welcome to yet another Thursday in yet another week in yet another year. The Gaming News Wrap is not nearly as mundane. Read it every day of every week of every year because we told you to. Please.

The use of real names rather than Gamertags has been delayed on the Xbox One but will be added with a “later update”. [More on Kotaku]

PS4 games can already be digitally pre-ordered via the PS3 PS Store, with Knack and Warface being the first titles available.

The delay of Watch_Dogs until next year will not derail PS4 deliveries which were due to ship with copies of the game bundled. Both Amazon and GameStop in the US have made contingency plans. [More on CVG]

The EU PS Store has kicked off a horror game sale. Scary stuff if you don’t like saving money. Dead Rising 2, Doom and a bunch of other games with ‘dead’ in the title feature. Full details here.

The full track list for Rocksmith 2014 has been revealed by Ubisoft, and all 55 songs can be seen here.

The XP and levelling up system in THIEF has been dropped following feedback from the fans. Player upgrades in-game will now be by stealing funds to do the upgrades. [More on Eidos Q&A]

DICE has listed the changes to Battlefield 4 following the beta. It’s quite a hefty list, but most of it is performance based. You can view all the changes here. If you’re keen to find out more about the game’s Spectator Mode, you can check it out here.

DICE’s Patrick Bach has admitted that making Star Wars Battlefront is a “scary” task, because “you can only screw up, right?” [More on CVG]

The Payday 2 pre-order incentive DLC ‘Loot Bag’ is now available for all to download at the price of £3.39. The Xbox 360 demo is also available to download now, with the PS3 demo to be released on a date still to be confirmed.

Velocity Ultra HD has been confirmed for the PS3, but the PS Vita game will not support cross buy or cross save. [More on PlayStation Blog]

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus has been delayed by one week in Europe and will now be out on 20 November. Every copy of the game will also get a downloadable copy of Quest for Booty free.

New screens and details for The Witness are available here.

Flower, flOw, Sound Shapes, and Escape Plan are coming to the PS4. [More on PlayStation Blog]

CastAR – the augmented reality glasses by ex-Valve man Jeri Ellsworth – has reached its $400,000 Kickstarter target. It took just two days, and 1,682 backers to reach $408,788 at the time of writing.

Videos

The EU PS Store has been updated with this week’s releases. The Wolf Among Us is probably the big one for the week, but there is more here. Or in the video if you hate words.

A video focusing on the PS4 dashboard has appeared online.

http://youtu.be/1g-PvQdlFR8

The TV spot for WWE 2K14.

Check out some gameplay from SoulCalibur 2 HD Online, which is coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 in “Fall 2013″.

Machinima will launch exclusively on Xbox One on 22 November.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut gameplay walkthrough.

A new trailer for Contrast.

The ‘Arcane Mechanic’ DLC for The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is now available on Steam.

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