Gaming News Wrap [21 May 2015]

Look, this edition features an opportunity to ‘be the Batman’. Nothing else really matters then right?

Games

Some players on PS4 are reporting loading issues with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt after the first cutscene is complete. It appears to be both digital and retail copies. [More…]

Destiny‘s newest – and toughest – challenge ‘Prison of Elders’ has already been beaten on its hardest level setting of 35. [More…]

Battlefield Hardline Premium members will get the ‘Criminal Activity’ DLC first in June. When exactly in June that will be is not confirmed yet. [More…]

Borderlands: Handsome Collection on PS4 and Xbox One have received a 9GB and 7.7GB patch respectively. The patch notes are available here.

need_for_speed_teaser_imageA new teaser image for the new Need for Speed has been released, ahead of the game’s full reveal today.

Bloodborne is getting DLC. When however is another matter, but Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida tweeted: “DLC for Bloodborne. I can say… An expansion is coming. More info later this year. :D”

One special edition of Rory McIlroy PGA Tour is being sold with an umbrella. A real umbrella. Why? Because it’s a UK retailer exclusive at GAME. [More…]

Players recently banned from H1Z1 can get a chance to be unbanned by making a public apology to their fellow players on YouTube. [More…]

ARK: Survival Evolved will be available via Steam Early Access on 2 June. [More…]

Sales & Discounts

The US PS Store has a number of DLC packs and season passes discounted by up to 60%. Alien Isolation, Far Cry 4 and more feature.

Consoles & Hardware

If you’re in the US (or Canada) your Xbox One options just increased. You can now purchase an over-the-air TV tuner and a Cirrus White Xbox One Special Edition Halo: The Master Chief Collection bundle is available in the US for a limited time.

Industry

Some Xbox owners will get a years subscription to EA Access for free if they refer a friend to buy an Xbox One. It appears to only be open to selected Xbox One owners who are being emailed an invite to participate. [More…]

Oculus is planning to hold a pre-E3 press conference on 11 June in San Francisco. Expect all sorts of details we assume. Or they’re just blowing money to draw attention away from Project Morpheus.

So there’s a study that claims to have discovered links between gaming and neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. There are of course already people claiming the study is a little off.

Videos

Go on. Be the Batman in Batman Arkham Knight.

The Evil Within gets an official gameplay trailer for ‘The Executioner’ DLC which is due 26 May.

‘Back to the Future’ is joining the list of future DLC for LEGO Dimensions. [More…]

NHL 16 will bring back a number of features that went AWOL for NHL 15, along with the addition of beards. Yes, playoff beards will be making an appearance. [More…]

Heroes of the Storm has entered open beta, and to celebrate, there’s a new trailer.

The Behemoth’s fourth game – or ‘Game 4‘ as they are calling it – has a new video featuring the first 20 minutes of gameplay.

Jesse McCree shows his stuff in this Overwatch video.

Oh look, it’s Westeros in Minecraft. [via Eurogamer]

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