Gaming News Wrap [19 Sep 2014]

News Wrap 03Good morning to each and every one of you delicious creatures. If you thought yesterday’s Gaming News Wrap was full to the brim with videos, today’s is positively overflowing.

Games

A FIFA 15 limited time trial is now available for EA Access members on the Xbox One. [More…]

Sleeping Dogs” Definitive Edition and Middle-earth” Shadow of Mordor is now available for pre-order on the Xbox One.

Minecraft: PS4 Edition will get a retail release on 3 October. It will be accompanied by a day one patch. [More…]

Thomas was Alone has been confirmed for PS4. The game will be ‘cross-buy’ compatible and will be out “later this year”.

Ubisoft is “looking into” a PC version of Assassin’s Creed Rogue – for now the game is only confirmed for the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Final Fantasy XIII is heading to the PC from 9 October via Steam at a price of $15.99.

A number of free and paid-for DLC for Hyrule Warriors has been confirmed. The packs will add new game modes, scenarios, weapons, maps and costumes and will be released in October, November, January and February. [More…]

Consoles & Hardare

PlayStation is reportedly set to debut its TV streaming service this year with more than 20 channels. [More…]

The PlayStation Now open beta has arrived for all US-based PS3 users. [More…]

Industry

Final Fantasy XV has seen a change of directors. Co-director Hajime Tabata will take over as full director of the game while original director Tetsuya Nomura will focus on other projects.

South Africa

FNB has revealed its Xbox One offers for their customers. You can pre-order two bundles from them, each being paid off over 24 months. For R299 a month, you can get the Xbox One, an extra controller and Forza 5. For R399, you get the same items plus a Kinect, FIFA 15, Dance Central Spotlight and Kinect Sports Rivals. Click on the ‘Xbox’ drop down here for more.

eSports

Pro Gears of War gamer, Danny ‘Phobos’ Reitz, has sadly been shot and killed while selling his second-hand PS4 to a couple with no respect for human life. Sad, sad stuff. [More…]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

Kill Confirmed has been confirmed for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare.

Battlefield Hardline introduces the ‘Hotwire’ multiplayer mode. There’s ten things you can learn about the mode right here.

How about over nine minutes of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

Maya features in this trailer for the second season of Killer Instinct. The game is available on 15 October and comes in the flavours of the Ultra Edition ($39.99) and Combo Breaker Pack ($19.99) – both feature eight fighters with a new addition each month.

A trailer for the third episode of the ‘Save Churchill’ DLC for Sniper Elite 3.

Need for Speed Rivals Complete Edition has been announced by EA. The game will be released on 21 October in the US and 24 October in Europe and will feature the original game and all the DLC released to date. [More…]

A hot lap from Singapore as completed in F1 2014.

Styx: Master of Shadows gets all John McClane in this new ‘Die Harder’ trailer.

Hellraid gets a prologue video.

A walkthrough of Ori and the Blind Forest.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will release for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC in the fall (or spring in the southern hemisphere) of 2015. So that’s around one year from now. Console yourself with this 20 minute gameplay demo and trailer. [More…]

The full version of the Resident Evil Revelations 2 concept trailer.

It’s Silent Hills. And it will send shivers up and down your spine… The game may also be released episodically but that is still to be confirmed. [More…]

30 minutes of Bloodborne.

Deep Down makes another appearance on the scene with story elements teased.

Yakuza Zero (or Yakuza 0) gets a trailer.

In case you were wondering, it’s Tokyo Game Show, so all the Japanese language trailers are rolling out from there, including this PES 2015 one.

A League of Legends ‘Warriors’ video which is a collaboration between Imagine Dragons and Riot Games for the 2014 World Championship.

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