Gaming News Wrap [17 Sep 2014]

News Wrap 01Good morning to you all. It’s another day, and another Gaming News Wrap.

Games

EA will be removing trade offers from Ultimate Team mode for FIFA 15. While this will affect “some honest players”, EA says it “became one of the methods used by coin sellers to sell and move coins.” [More…]

The level 26 Vault of Glass raid for Destiny is now live, and is “not a limited time event,” and “will be available to you when you are ready. Although it will only save your progress for one week!” [via Twitter]

The frequency of public events in Destiny has been doubled, and Bungie is working on a “steady stream of post launch support”, including a number of “much requested features”. [More…]

And still sticking with Bungie and Destiny, is this building in the game their nod to their previous love, Halo and Master Chief?

WWE 2K15 for PS4 and Xbox One has been delayed by three weeks. The game will now be available on 18 November in North America and 21 November in Europe.

Forza Horizon 2 has gone gold. The game is therefore on schedule to arrive on 30 September in the US and 3 October in Europe. The demo on Xbox One is now available for download, and the game is available for digital pre-order on the Xbox One. [via Twitter] On top of all that, the game looks set to come with free DLC at launch that will feature eight additional cars.

Are these leaked images from the new Guerrilla Games’ IP ‘Horizon‘?

Bloodborne alpha invites are being sent out to select EU (including SA) players via email. The email does not promise access to the alpha but offers “a chance to join”. [More…]

Thomas Was Alone has been rated by the German ratings board for release on the Xbox One and Wii U.

A World of Warcraft character purge is inbound. Patch 6.0.2 will remove names from characters who have not logged in since 13 November 2008. So get logged in or say goodbye to your virtual friend forever.

The PC version of Borderlands has been updated with Steamworks multiplayer following the demise of GameSpy in May. [More…]

Sales & Discounts

Halo Reach is now available as the Xbox 360 Games with Gold title. It will be available to download for free to Xbox Live Gold members until the end of September.

Meanwhile, the new weekly Deals with Gold specials are now live. Valiant Hearts (on both Xbox One and Xbox 360), Metro (Xbox 360) and more are discounted. Full details can be found here.

The US PS Store update is now live. Pre-orders for DriveClub and Destiny’s expansion are available, along with some new releases and discounted items featuring Deus Ex, Hitman, Murdered: Soul Suspect and more. Details available here.

Bejeweled 3 is now available for free as part of EA’s “On the House” promotion via Origin. The game will only be available for the cost of zero until 28 October.

Industry

The soundtrack for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be available digitally on 30 September and as a two-disc physical CD on 14 October.

PES European brand manager Jon Murphy has left Konami after 16 years. [via Twitter]

Apple is reporting record-breaking iPhone 6 pre-orders, which hit four million in 24 hours after the phone was announced on 9 September.

Super Smash Bros 3DS has hit one million sales in its first week. [More…]

eSports

Viagame will be producing and broadcasting League of Legends Worlds (in several languages) when the event kicks off in Taipei, Taiwan on 18 September.

Videos

A first look at the ‘Momentum’ game mode from Call of Duty Advanced Warfare.

A new video featuring the co-op in Assassin’s Creed Unity.

A teaser trailer for ‘The Arena Mode’ in Far Cry 4.

It’s in the vents in this new Alien Isolation trailer.

Three new – and free – DLC maps have been released for Killzone Shadow Fall. The map pack includes one new competitive multiplayer map called ‘The Statue’, and two new co-op maps, ‘The ATAC Tower’ and ‘The Canal’. [More…]

A live action short film for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

The ‘Touring Car Legends’ expansion pack for GRID Autosport is now available for Xbox 360, PC and PS3 for the price of £9.99 / € 12.99 / $14.99. The expansion pack features “two new circuits with multiple routes, five classic Touring Cars and new single player championships.”

Kickbeat Special Edition will be available for PS4 and Wii U this week, with an Xbox One version set to arrive “at a later date”.

LVL11 – Rovio’s “experimental” studio – has released the free-to-play game Selfie Slam for iOS devices.

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