Gaming News Wrap [18 Feb 2015]

Breakfast Wrap 06Hello and welcome to our little slice of the internet where we slice and dice the gaming news into these easy to digest nuggets in what we call the Gaming News Wrap.

Games

There will not be a demo for Mortal Kombat X. For good news about the game, a new character reveal will still happen before the end of the month. [More…]

New DLC tracks for Rock Band 3 have been released, again hinting at a return of the franchise. Tenacious D’s Rize Of The Fenix and Weezer’s Back to the Shack are available for 99p each on the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Sony has confirmed that The Last Guardian is still in development, even though the trademark was abandoned by Sony, but that was due to an administration error. [More…]

Roundabout – a game Eurogamer describes as “a mix of Kuru Kuru Kururin and Crazy Taxi” – will launch on the Xbox One this Friday, 20 February.

A playable (but “broken”) pre-alpha build of old-school shooter Strafe has been released. The release is in an effort to drum up the last funds needed to reach the game’s $185,000 Kickstarter goal. [More…]

Sales & Discounts

The Xbox Ultimate Game Sale has kicked off and gamers can back themselves up to 85% off a wide variety of games for both the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Some of the titles on sale include Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, Destiny, Alien Isolation and more.

Consoles & Hardware

An unannounced PS4 firmware update – version 2.04 – is live in some regions, but there are already reports of PSN connection issues. Sony’s engineers are looking into it. [More…]

Industry

Microsoft has ended its relationship with developer Darkside Game Studio, seemingly causing the cancellation of the game Phantom Dust. It’s not actually clear if the game has been cancelled or whether it will continue to be developed elsewhere. [More…]

Videos

The first piece of DLC for The Evil Within will be out in March. So says this teaser trailer for ‘The Assignment’.

The developers of Dying Light have kicked off a new tips video series.

Behind the scenes with the cast of The Order: 1886.

An extended multiplayer gameplay video from Battlefield Hardline which shows off two masks available in the game – at the cost of a gadget slot.

The music of Bloodborne is the focus of this behind the scenes feature. [More…]

The ‘Hall of Pain’ trailer for WWE 2K15. It’s probably going to hurt you more than it’s gonna hurt them.

The ‘Last Fight’ trailer for Dead or Alive 5: Last Round.

The latest update for EVE Online – Tiamat – is now available and focuses on “the evolving universe storyline, a new tactical destroyer, improvements to our new physically based rendering graphic system, and changes in corporation tools, projectile weapons and more.” The next update, Scylla, is due out on 24 March.

Let’s end things with an act that will make many a Destiny player envious. Destiny player ‘slayerage’ has completed Crota’s End on hard… alone.

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