Gaming News Wrap [17 Oct 2014]

Breakfast Wrap 07Yay. It’s Friday. And another daily edition of the Gaming News Wrap.

Games

DriveClub update 1.04 is being rolled out, as well as  server upgrades that will “help to improve server performance, clubs and multiplayer functionality.” [More…]

This weekend sees the final alpha session for Bloodborne. European alpha participants can get back to the fight on Sunday from 7pm to 10pm CET, while the North American alpha will re-open on the same day from 5pm to 8pm PT. [More…]

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s opening cinematic will be debted at the Golden Joystick Awards on Friday, 24 October.

A new unannounced Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel DLC Character called Aurelia has been found in the game’s files.

The Crew will feature a fixed 30fps for PS4 and Xbox One, but PC users will be able to adjust the frame-rate based on their hardware’s capabilities. [More…]

Consoles & Hardware

Sony plans to bring a number of major improvements with the 2.0 firmware update for the PS4, codenamed Masamune. A home UI and Library redesign, and themes, music playback, improved broadcasting, voice commands, and friends list features are the updates promised. Details can be found here.

Sales & Discounts

Darksiders 2 is now available for Xbox 360 Gold Subscribers as the rest of October’s Games with Gold.

Industry

Destiny helped hardware sales soar in September and saw the PS4 enjoy it’s “biggest sales month” on the US PS Store for 2014 so far. [More…]

Turbine – the developer of Infinite Crisis and Lord of the Rings Online – has instituted another round of layoffs. The layoffs are part of their “normal business process, we’re routinely looking at the strategic alignment of our company.” [More…]

Videos

Footage from Halo 4 and the campaign leaderboard in Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been released.

The voices from Assassin’s Creed Unity.

Sunset Overdrive has a TV ad.

This is a Savage Goliath. And it’s in Evolve.

The collector’s edition for Far Cry 4.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has received a ‘Photo Mode’.

The first Halo Spartan Strike trailer. The game is a twin-stick shooter heading to Windows 8/8.1, Windows Phone 8/8.1 and Steam.

Yager has released a gameplay video for Dreadnought.

Destructive Creations has announced Hatred – a new game that “takes no prisoners and makes no excuses” – which will be available in Q2 2015. It is already attracting a lot of controversy. [More…]

Hyrule Warriors gets a trailer for the ‘Master Quest’ DLC, which is available now for priced £6.29.

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