Gaming News Wrap [18 Dec 2014]

Breakfast Wrap 01Howdy humans. Here’s your daily top-up of gaming news and videos in an easy to digest wrap.

Games

A new patch (or ‘hot fix’) for Destiny has been released with a focus on issues with the ‘Dark Below’ expansion. Details of the fixes can be found here.

Rockstar will be offering GTA Online players “a small Christmas gift” as a token of goodwill due to the ongoing delay of the Heists DLC. No details were given in a recent Q&A by the studio.

The Halo: Combat Evolved playlist is now available in Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Don Bradman Cricket will be released for PS4 and Xbox One in February 2015.

A new update for Gran Turismo 6 has been released and brings two new cars, as well as fixing a few minor issues. [More…]

Tetris Ultimate, the next “evolution of the world’s most-loved puzzle game”, has been released for Xbox One and PS4. The Xbox One version costs £7.99 / $9.99.

Executive producer Tomasz Gop has confirmed that work has begun on Lords of the Fallen 2. [More…]

Meanwhile, Lords of the Fallen will be heading to iOS and Android devices in 2015. [via Twitter]

LittleBigPlanet 3 has received Frozen DLC. Sadly it’s the Disney movie and not ice cubes for your drinks. The Frozen Costume Pack costs £4.99 / €5.99 / $5.99.

Sales & Discounts

The ninth set of discounted items have been announced for Sony’s 12 Deals of Christmas. Need for Speed Rivals: Complete Edition (for PS4 and PS3) and The Walking Dead Season 2 (PS Vita) are discounted until 11:59am GMT this Friday, 19 December. [More…]

Day 3 of the Xbox ‘Countdown to 2015’ deals are Outlast on Xbox One (60% off) and MotoGP and MX vs ATV Supercross on Xbox 360 (33% off). [More…]

Consoles & Hardware

Plex is now available for PS3 and PS4 gamers in Europe. It currently does video only and requires a Plex Pass, but will be available at a later date for non-Pass holders. [More…]

The new Steam Controller design has been leaked and it now features a d-pad. At least it appears to be a d-pad in place of the left trackpad.

Industry

Bandai Namco Games is changing its name (again). From 1 April 2015 they will be known as Bandai Namco Entertainment. [More…]

Videos

A new update for Warframe on the PS4 has brought “heaps of new content”, including a new quest, enemies, weapons, Warframe and more.

An interactive video for Dying Light.

Episodic game Life is Strange – from developer Dontnod Entertainment – sees episode one arrive on 30 January 2015 for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. The first (of five) episode will cost £3.99 / $4.99, and players can also buy either a Season Pass (episodes 2-5) for £13.99 / $16.99 or the complete season (episodes 1-5) for £15.99 / $19.99.

RIDE exposes the Triumph Speed Triple.

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