News Wrap 02Today is the day.  Microsoft either offers something phenomenal with their next-gen console or we get disappointed.  Which will it be?  You can check it all unfold at 7pm in South Africa via Xbox Live or Xbox.com.

Well, it appears that Forza will be part of Microsoft’s announcement – if not today, sometime in the future.  The firm has trademarked Forzavista which is described as “a feature of interactive video game software which allows players to obtain statistical information of internal and external features of a vehicle and to virtually navigate and operate those vehicles.” [via Siliconera]

Rumours are that IllumiRoom will be shown off today as well.  Paul Thurrott (well known Xbox Blogger) also says that Microsoft are planning to scrap subsidised version of the new Xbox.  Previously, it was suggested that the new Xbox will launch at two price points; $500 flat, or $300 with a two year contract for Xbox Live Gold with a monthly payment of $10. [via CVG]

FIFA 14 has been confirmed for the next Xbox by EA.  You will be able to see the reveal at today’s Xbox Reveal.

But that’s not the only EA game that will be revealed.  A new UFC game will also be unveiled today.  They’re not saying whether it will be a separate announcement or part of the Xbox Reveal, but in light of the above, our money is on Microsoft’s event.

A Visceral Games’ developer CV appears to reveal that the Dead Space 3 studio is working on an unannounced next-gen shooter. [via Superannuation]

Meanwhile Sony is not about to let Microsoft go about their business today uncontested – they’ve released a trailer teasing a PS4 hardware reveal at its E3 press conference next month.

While Microsoft prepares to reveal what they will reveal, you can grab some current generation titles from Xbox Live Marketplace.  The “coming soon to Xbox Live Marketplace” line-up isn’t that exciting to be fair, but the latest Call of Juarez game is only 1200MS Points which is a bit of a bargain for a game that looks a million times better than Call of Juarez: The Cartel.  Full list of items here.

The DLC details for Resident Evil: Revelations has been revealed.  Three content drops will arrive in June.  Starting 4  June, the ‘Resistance Set’ and ‘Enhancement Set’ weapon upgrade packs will come with six custom parts each at a price of $1.99/160MSP/€1.99 each.   On 11 June two new characters for Raid mode will be available – Rachael Ooze and Lady Hunk – for $2.99/240MSP/€2.99 each.  On 18 June the pre-order DLC weapons will be available to all players for $0.99/80MSP/€0.99, and offers upgrades for Jill Valentine, Parker Luciani and Jessica Sherawat.

A reimagining of 1997’s Shadow Warrior has been announced by Flying Wild Hog for PC and next-gen consoles.  Nope.  Can’t say we remember it either actually. [via CVG]

A new developer diary for The Last of Us.  It focuses on death and choices.  There’s obviously no choice if you’re dead.  We should know.

A new trailer showing off the co-op mode in Splinter Cell: Blacklist has been released.

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is available today on Xbox Live and PSN in the US (Europe tomorrow), so here’s the launch trailer.

The first trailer for the Wii U bound Yakuza 1 & 2 HD has been released.

http://youtu.be/BP0gO0Jtnig

If you’re looking for cheap games in South Africa, then Kalahari.com has you covered.  The online retailer is offering a more than reasonable 20% off pre-orders for this week, and a mammoth “up to 40%” off sports titles.

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