ws_Cup_of_Coffee_2560x1600Good morning humankind. Did you know there are some days when we really just wake up and say: “bugger it. Let’s just start the zombie apocalypse”? Thank goodness for coffee right?

Games

BioWare’s Mike Laidlaw told IGN that some of the relationships in Dragon Age Inquisition were inspired by those in The Last of Us and The Darkness.

PES 2015 pre-orders will receive bonus items related to the game’s ‘myClub’ mode (an overhauled Master League Online) including 10,000 Game Points, ten Recovery Items to assist the fitness of the squad, and one player picked at random from UEFA’s Team of the Year.

Gears of War started its life as a class-based Battlefield-style shooter with mechs before morphing into the game it did in 2006. Some of those ideas did rear its head in later entries to the series. [More…]

Overkill’s The Walking Dead game will be set in the comic’s universe and not in the universe of the TV series. [More…]

DiRT 4 has been teased via Twitter. The official account simply tweeted ‘4’, but did follow it with a ‘sorry, finger slipped’ tweet.

The PS4 version of Minecraft has possibly been delayed after it failed Sony’s certification process. The issues have been dealt with, but the certification process will need to be done again. [via Twitter]

Just to confirm – in case you were wondering – Call of Duty Advanced Warfare will not be heading to the Wii U. That was a decision made by Activision. [via Twitter]

Consoles & Hardware

Your PS Move will be useful once again according to Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida, when it is revived by VR and the arrival of VR headsets like their own Project Morpheus. [More…]

It appears a 500GB hard drive is being released for the Xbox 360. Pre-orders are open in the US for $109.99 and are ‘coming soon’. Better late than never…

Razer has announced the launch of the new CLG (Counter Logic Gaming) Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth keyboard – another addition to their expanding licensed and team peripherals.

Industry

Gamescom attracted 335,000 people from 88 countries this year. The number is slightly down from last year’s 340,000. The 2015 event will be held on 5-9 August in Cologne, Germany. [More…]

Sucker Punch – the studio behind inFamous – has announced a round of staff layoffs. [More…]

In reverse fortunes, Avalanche Studios will be moving to bigger premises in Stocknolm, Sweden next year and have also teased “several surprises” for next year. Mad Max being on time will be good enough thanks. [More…]

A survey has found that Valve is the most desirable employer for game developers. EA doesn’t feature in the top ten… [More…]

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has left his seat on the company’s board of directors to focus on his NBA team management and teaching. [More…]

Production of the sixth Resident Evil film (‘The Final Chapter’) has been delayed due to Milla Jovovich’s pregnancy. [via Facebook]

eSports

ESL has released the viewership numbers for Counter Strike: Global Offensive at this year’s Gamescom. According to the press release the $250,000 tournament broke a March viewership record with 343,638 peak concurrent viewers on Twitch and 409,368 in total. Ninjas in Pyjamas were crowned the winners after four days of action.

Videos

The EU PS Store update is now live. Get some Diablo 3, Counterspy and more. Details on the PS Blog.

An unboxing of The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt ‘standard edition’. Because the wait isn’t unbearable enough.

This is how you go about designing the open world of Far Cry 4.

A trailer for the ‘Empire of the Sun’ DLC which is now available for Trials Fusion.

Brainiac is coming to LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.

The Behemoth – the developer behind Alien Hominid, Castle Crashers, and BattleBlock Theater – has released a teaser video for ‘Game 4’, their newest title.

A new trailer for Natural Doctrine.

James Bond himself is pretty bad at GoldenEye