Gaming News Wrap [21 May 2014]

News Wrap 08Good morning. Another day, another gaming news wrap, another threat that the zombie apocalypse draw closer…

Games

Bandai Namco has kicked off a sale on the Xbox 360 Game Store. The sale ends on 26 May and sees 11 titles discounted by between 50 and 75%. Titles on sale: Ridge Racer Unbounded (75%), Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (66%), Tales of Vesperia (50%), SoulCalibur V (66%), Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (66%), SoulCalibur II HD (50%), Enslaved: Premium Edition (66%), Armored Core: Verdict Day (66%), Eternal Sonata (66%), Beautiful Katamari (66%) and Power Rangers Super Samurai (50%).

There’s also a number of other titles on sale on Microsoft’s consoles this week. There’s Deals with Gold specials on both the Xbox One and Xbox 360. The Xbox One deals feature Killer Instinct and FIFA 14, while the Xbox 360 adds FIFA 14 to the Bandai Namco deals. Details on Major Nelson.

Destiny is now available for pre-order on PS3 and PS4. Those that do pre-order the game will get access to the beta in July.

The Watch_Dogs Trophy list has appeared online. Obviously, don’t look here if you want to avoid spoilers.

Rumoured plot details from Far Cry 4 have hit the internet via a now removed pre-order listing on Ubisoft’s web store. “You are Ajay Ghale. Traveling to Kyrat… you find yourself caught up in a civil war to overthrow the oppressive regime of dictator Pagan Min…” [More…]

The Season Pass for Far Cry 4 has been listed by GameStop for $30. [via AllGamesBeta]

There will be “no exclusive content for any platform” for The Witcher 3, as CD Projekt “are treating all gamers equally.” [More…]

A new update for World of Warcraft has been released. Patch 5.4.8 introduces tweaks to the classes, achievements and UI in the game. [More…]

You want more goats? Then you’re in luck. Goat Simulator is getting patch 1.1 on 3 June which brings a new map, split screen mode, fresh goats and more. [More…]

Kickstarter funded Wasteland 2 will be out at the end of August. [More…]

Konami’s free-to-play PES Manager for iOS and Android is now available. Start collecting badges by downloading the app from the App Store or Google Play.

Consoles & Hardware

The Xbox One Skype app has been updated, adding Snap functionality to the app. The 53MB update makes the app accessible while playing games. [More…]

Microsoft has announced the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 tablet which is designed to “take away the conflict” between choosing a laptop or tablet. Apparently. [More…

Industry

Nintendo has won its patent infringement lawsuit brought by Wall Wireless LLC against the DS in 2009. [More…]

eSports

The Dota 2 tournament, The International, has seen its prize pool for this year’s edition crash through $6 million. As things stand now, the winning team is looking to walk away with a pay day of over $3 million… now tell your parents playing games doesn’t pay…

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

This is the pre-order bonus DLC for Sniper Elite 3. Is that Hitler again?

New Ultra Street Fighter IV gameplay videos showing off the tweaks and balances in the game.

A new update for PlanetSide 2 has been released and brings stat improving implants for your character.

A demo of mobile game Assassin’s Creed Pirates has been released for… web browsers. You can play the demo of the game here.

This is Gareth Bale’s World Cup dream. It’s obviously EA’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil game being promoted.

Speaking of FIFA and EA, they’ve launched the global open beta for free-to-play PC footie game EA Sports FIFA World. Register here.

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Wannabe gaming journalist. Wannabe zombie. And sometimes clan leader of OAP. Clint O'Shea when in his human disguise.