Gaming News Wrap [19 Dec 2014]

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Games

Rockstar Games has detailed the festive surprise they have planned for GTA Online. Ugly sweaters, new explosives, new cars, new crate drops, snowball fighting and more can be expected in Los Santos this holiday season.

Telltale Games has revealed another episodic title heading to various platforms in 2015. Minecraft: Story Mode is “set in the world of Minecraft, the game series will introduce new characters and familiar themes, but will be an entirely original Minecraft experience inspired by the game that continues to inspire a generation.” [More…]

Minecraft for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 has received a new DLC pack which includes over 50 Doctor Who skins. The pack costs £2.99 / €2.99 / $2.99.

Milestone has announced Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo, which will launch in autumn 2015 on Xbox One and PS4.

Street Fighter V is being built using the Unreal Engine 4. [More…]

A free Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn 14-day trial for PS4 is now available.Characters from the trial can be carried over to the full game. [More…]

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita will arrive in early 2015. It will release with a three-disc vinyl Collector’s Edition ($60) that includes the 28 songs from the game, and a phone card containing a download code for the game and the full digital soundtrack download on Steam. [More…]

Sales & Discounts

Murdered Soul Suspect is the game on sale for day four of Xbox’s Countdown to 2015 specials. The Xbox One version is discounted by 67% while the Xbox 360 version is discounted by 70%.

Industry

Quantic Dream is promising “some great news in January. Remastered versions of PS3 games is our guess.

A lawsuit brought against Sony over Killzone Shadow Fall’s graphics is heading to court after a judge refused to dismiss Sony’s argument against the case. [More…]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

If you missed it, the EU PS Store has been updated, and brings more Resogun, Oddword: Munch’s Oddysee, Switch Galaxy Ultra, Tetris Ultimate, Trine Enchanted Edition and more.

Evolve has had a new monster – Wraith – revealed, and the game’s offline modes detailed. On top of that, an open beta for the Xbox One version of the game will begin at 6AM ET on Thursday, 15 January with the ‘Hunt’ mode, and will expand to the ‘Evacuation’ mode. [More…]

Xbox One preview members will get early access to the Halo 5 beta from today. You will be notified via a message from Xbox Live on your Xbox profile which will contain 2 codes you need to redeem. [More…]

A bunch of personalization packs for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare have been released. They are not free however, so get ready to fork out for your country’s flag for your exoskeleton. [More…]

Watch as one hunter takes on and beats the latest Destiny raid.

Tropico 5‘s ‘Waterborne’ expansion gets a new gameplay trailer.

A new title update for Minecraft on Xbox has been released and adds horses, witches and 22 new items. The update will be hitting PlayStation son.

A new trailer for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD.

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