News Wrap 07Good morning all. It’s just another day in the human wheel of life. Don’t worry, we’ll break it for you soon enough…

Games

Just so you know, the official review embargo for Watch_Dogs will lift on 27 May. Unfortunately, we will probably not be part of the first reviews to arrive, because, well, South Africa. As to  why the reviews will only arrive on the game’s release is anyone’s guess, but previous experience suggests total confidence in the game by Ubisoft. Or hiding an awful game to ensure no-one cancels their pre-orders…

Several online retailers have listed The Walking Dead Game of the Year edition for Xbox One and PS4 with a late July release date. The unconfirmed title at a price of £29.99 / $29.99 on GameStop, Amazon and Gamefly. [More…]

Fable Legends will have a “huge presence” at E3 and you can come to the Lionhead booth and play the game.

Borderlands 2 on the PS3 has been patched to allow users to transfer their saves between the PS Vita and PS3 version.

Puppeteer (PS3) and Surge Deluxe (PS Vita) have joined the US Instant Game Collection. [More…]

If you were one of the backers for Star Citizen, then you will be getting access to Arena Commander “Free Flight” and “Vanduul Swarm” modes on 29 May. [More…]

Dead Island: Epidemic is now available on Steam Early Access at a price starting from £12.99 / $16.99. Or you could just wait for the free-to-play MOBA to get full release. [More…]

Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon is continuously hinting at what might be a Mortal Kombat reveal. Or he is just really bored and is trolling everyone. [More…]

Consoles & Hardware

A new Xbox One system update has started to roll out and brings with it a Party Chat fix, as well as adding a Snap sound mixer (or volume control for each window). There are a number of other fixes also brought about by the update. [More…]

The PlayStation Now beta will hit the PS4 today. Access will only be (for now) available to those that were registered for the PS3 beta. [More…]

Crytek believes the Xbox One and PS4 will suffer from memory loss in the future. Speaking to GamingBolt, Crytek’s Sean Tracy said the consoles “will quickly hit the ceiling of a few gigs of ram.”

Industry

Wondering why Microsoft is releasing a fair amount of news now rather than waiting for E3? Because they want “to make the show entertaining. Some special things I want to show so needed to do some things early.” [via Twitter]

Rare has announced several high profile staff cuts. Around 20 staff members are due to leave the developer as part of a “change [in] our development process and methodology at Rare”. [More…]

A senior engineer for Google Glass has joined Oculus VRAdrian Wong’s LinkedIn page indicates that he has joined Oculus as an engineer on their Oculus Rift hardware. [More…]

Atari is looking to head into the hardware business again. However, they’re “not talking about a new console but, like, a watch. A gamified watch. It’s not what we are going to do, but think about [something like] that. Like a new type of watch is something we ‘could do.’ A watch, branded, where you don’t have an ‘ordinary’ watch.” [More…]

Find out more about People Can Fly’s canned “moody as f***” detective thriller with a supernatural edge” game Come Midnight and why it was cancelled.

UK retailer GAME is planning to list on the London Stock Exchange, which is in stark contrast to the company that almost disappeared completely in 2012. It has been suggested that the company could list for around £400 million ($673 million). [More…]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

Everything you need to know about Destiny.

A gameplay trailer for Diablo III Reaper of Souls: Ultimate Edition.

http://youtu.be/QaBL0UeXU5o

Weapons and Runes feature in this new Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor gameplay video.

The ‘Engage’ trailer for Ace Combat Infinity.

Worms Battlegrounds for PS4 and Xbox One has been dated for release. Boxed versions of the game on both platforms, along with the Xbox One digital version, will be available on 30 May. The digital download for PS4 will be from 3 June. [More…]

nDreams will be revealing their Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus game at E3 this year. Be teased so long. [More…]