Gaming News Wrap [18 Dec 2013]

News Wrap 03Good morning. Gaming is clearly on holiday. Gamers are playing and publishers and developers are keeping announcements for next year. It’s getting quiet around here…

Games

According to Bungie’s co-founder Jason Jones: “You absolutely are going to be able to play Destiny by yourself and have the same kind of fun shooter-experience that you could have in a single-player campaign,” however some “end-game activities… do require cooperation. They require a group of players to tackle at once.” [More on Game Informer]

A new automatic update and new mode for GTA Online will be available today. The new mode is ‘Capture’ and will feature 20 new Jobs across four unique modes. The team-based modes will be available in Freemode. [More on Rockstar Newswire]

You can pick up Rain on PS3 for €6.99/AU$10.35/£5.49 and Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut on Vita for €5.99/AU$8.85/£4.79, along with some discounted movie rentals, until Thursday midday in the EU PSN Christmas Sale.

Dota 2 is now available to all as  the queueing system has now been removed.

The original Tomb Raider is now available for iOS devices (version 7 or later) at a price of £0.69/$0.99.

Hardware

More Steam Machine videos have appeared online. Watch them (and a cat) here.

Industry

PlayStation president and CEO Andrew House has claimed that the company is “more committed to new IP establishment and delivery” than other platform holders. [More on MCV]

The indie developers have also waded in to the YouTube copyright controversy with some of them claiming to have copyright claims against their own trailers. YouTube has in the meanwhile sent out a statement to users which doesn’t really address actual issues but simply tell everyone that, yes,  they do have a new new tech. No shit Sherlock. The letter does offer advise to users on how to contest flags on videos that they feel should not have been flagged. [More on Kotaku]

Videos

A gameplay walkthrough video for Dying Light which focuses on what happens to the zombies when the lights go out…

An Assassin’s Creed IV ‘Freedom Cry’ DLC “live action” trailer.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare ‘Gardens and Graveyard’ mode reveal. [More on Major Nelson’s Blog]

Disney Interactive has announced Star Wars: Attack Squadrons – free-to-play PC space combat game being developed by new Seattle-based studio Area 52 Games. [More on AllGamesBeta]

The launch trailer for the new Total War: Rome 2 DLC, ‘Ceaser in Gaul’.

A guided tour of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

About Zombie Dredd

Wannabe gaming journalist. Wannabe zombie. And sometimes clan leader of OAP. Clint O'Shea when in his human disguise.