Gaming News Wrap [19 June 2014]

Breakfast Wrap 03Good morning. Erm. Yeah, haven’t got much more than that right now. So, on with the show then.

Games

Rockstar is “very sorry for the delay” of the Online Heists in GTA Online but are “working hard to bring them to you as soon as we can.”

Alien Isolation is “about 15 hours long” but some (stealthy) “people can get through it fairly quickly.” [More…]

A Watch_Dogs update is now available for the PS3 and PS4, with the PC version “in the coming days” and the Xbox update expected “within the next week”. The update makes “major game fixes”, including issues with corrupted save files, as well as several gameplay and multiplayer gameplay fixes.

This is what you look like in Far Cry 4. Young, handsome and broody. So nothing new then Ubisoft…

EA has confirmed that FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Legends will b exclusive to Xbox, making it the second year in a row that the classic players will only feature on the Xbox. [More…]

There will be Halo 5: Guardians‘ teasers in Halo 2 Anniversary. These will be via terminals which will set up game from Arbiter’s perspective. [More…]

Update 1.09 for Gran Turismo 6 has been released. The update brings about some fixes and tweaks, as well as new cars, racing outfits and the Red Bull Ring. [More…]

The PS4 Battlefield Hardline beta has been extended by a week. It will no end on Thursday 26 June at 12:00PM PST. The good news is that registrations are still open until 22 June. [More…]

Meanwhile, the Battlefield Hardline beta is now instantly accessible for PC gamers. For those that signed up, a number of challenges have also been revealed. [More…]

Outlast is now available for the Xbox One. The game appears to have been quietly released and was spotted by users on NeoGAF.

The first major content patch for the PC version of Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls has been detailed. It is “right around the corner” and adds seasons, greater rifts, leaderboards, combat changes and The Cesspools to the game. [More…]

Consoles & Hardware

Microsoft has explained how disabling the Kinect has unlocked more (an estimated 10%) Xbox One power. [More…]

The first pre-loadable games have been announced for the PS4 – which is essentially all games made available to pre-order after 20 May. It has only been confirmed for the US at the time of writing. [More…]

A number of promised features for the PS4 – including suspend mode and the ability to invite friends to remotely take over gameplay – are still in the works according to Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida. They’re just not ready yet. [More…]

Amazon has revealed its own smartphone – the ‘Fire Phone’. Gorilla Glass protects the 0.35 inches thin phone, which features a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor, paired with an Adreno 339 graphics processor and 2GB of RAM, as well as a 13-megapixel camera. It has a 4.7-inch, 720p resolution screen and launches on 25 July from $199. [More…]

Sales & Discounts

Peggle is available for free until 5 August on PC and Mac. You can head here to get the game.

Industry

Phil Spencer wants to ensure that there’s still content forthcoming for the Xbox 360. He still feels that “millions more Xbox 360s” will be sold “before this generation is done” and there should be content for those late adopters. [More…]

Hideo Kojima says that the next-gen version of GTA V shown off at E3 “was really impressive” and “depressed” him. [More…]

Destiny will be a PlayStation exclusive in Japan. Thankfully, the rest of the world will still be getting the game for Xbox 360, Xbox One and the two PlayStation consoles.

Star Citizen now has more than 260 people working on the game across three internal studios and two external studios. With $46 million in backing, why the hell not? [More…]

The world’s largest video game collection has been sold for $750,250. [More…]

The next Resident Evil movie is likely to be the last. We’re pretty sure there’s many who are happy to hear that. [More…]

Videos

The EU PS Store update is now live, and… is actually a little bit lightweight in terms of content, however there’s EA Sports UFC, MotoGP 14, some Call of Duty DLC on sale, and other stuff.

Some ‘b-roll’ footage of Destiny. There’s never enough footage is there?

http://youtu.be/QIWcmLng4TA

This is the co-op mode for Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark.

WildStar will get its first content update – called ‘The Strain’ – on 30 June.

Team Fortress 2 is getting the ‘Love & War’ update which will allow players to make their characters express a wider range of emotions while playing. A short animated film has been released to celebrate.

Supergirl is coming to Infinite Crisis on 2 July.

Are you ready for MLG Anaheim? Maybe this video will help get you in the mood for the multi-game and multi-platform event featuring $150,000 in prizes. From Friday 20 June until Sunday 22 June, you can watch the action unfold on various platforms. Broadcast details can be found here.

Haha. Goats…

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