Gaming News Wrap [21 Apr 2014]

Easter News Wrap 03Good morning. You still enjoying your weekend off? We are too. Thanks for asking.

Games

Destiny is “pretty close to shipping” and is on course for its September release on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, according to Bungie’s Chief operating officer Pete Parsons.

H1Z1 players will be able to vote to create their own themed servers. Voting will be via ‘pledge tokens’ which are awarded to players with over five hours of play time logged. [More on CVG]

Cel Damage HD will be out for US PS Vita, PS3 and PS4 players on Tuesday, 22 April. The game will cost $9.99 with PS Plus members receiving a 10% discount during the game’s launch week. Europe release will follow “as soon as we can”. [via Twitter]

Zenimax Online has disabled guild bank functionality in The Elder Scrolls Online. The reason for this move on Friday is to possibly shut down a widespread item duplicating exploit. [More on CVG]

Arc System Works is teasing a BloodRayne related reveal scheduled for Wednesday, 23 April.

Final Fantasy III is coming to PC according to a listing by the German ratings board. [More on CVG]

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition is now available for Android (4.0 and above) devices at a price of $9.99.

Hardware

PlayStation Now enabled 4K TVs from Sony are expected in June and will arrive priced between $2,100 and $25,000. We’ll assume that’s for the US only. [More on CVG]

Industry

The Xbox One has shipped more than five million units to retailers since its launch in November 2013. [More on CVG]

SCE America has registered two new trademarks – one for ‘Entwined‘ and one for ‘Kill Strain‘. [via AllGamesBeta]

eSports

MLG_Pro Points_April 2014_01Want to see where your favourite North American team stands on the MLG Pro Points standings? Then look right (click on the image to enlarge).

To find out what’s happened in the competitive scene internationally, hit this handy (daily) eSportsLive round-up.

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

An Evolve 4 vs. 1 teaser trailer. Full trailer with commentary is out on Thursday 24 April.

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman from Full Metal Jacket will be narrating some Call of Duty Ghosts DLC. Just like Snoop Dogg, but better.

Hover: Revolt of Gamers has hit Kickstarter and aims to get funding to bring the “open world futuristic freerun / parkour game: to Steam, PS4, Xbox One and Wii U.

Big Band will be coming to Skullgirls Encore on PS3 for free on 22 April. We assume that’s the US date only, and EU can expect the first male character for the game to arrive the following day. [More on PlayStation Blog]

Octodad: Dadliest Catch will be available on PS4 this week. It’s regular price will be $14.99/€13.99.

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