Gaming News Wrap [22 Apr 2013]

News Wrap 01Good morning Monday!  Yes, we’re trying a positive approach to this whole Blue Monday thing.  Maybe going in positive will be a success…

If you are Achievement or Trophy driven in gaming, the Achievement list for Remember Me has been released.

A new Assassin’s Creed 3 patch has been released to fix a few bugs and prepare for the final part of the ‘Tyranny Of King Washington’ DLC called ‘The Redemption’, which arrives on 23 April.  For patch notes, head here.

Rumours abound that the delayed XCOM FPS being developed by 2K Marin may be about to resurface under a new name – possibly called ‘The Bureau’.  It’s all rather mysterious with a viral video appearing online which may be related and features the source code phrase ‘whathappenedin62’ – a web domain Take-Two registered earlier this year. [via CVG]

Some new screenshots for Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon have been released.  It all looks spectacularly 80s but this big ass lizard/dragon hybrid is rather impressive.

FC3_Blood Dragon_02

A new Star Trek ‘making of’ video has been released.  The video focuses on the original story for the game which is set between the 2009 film and this year’s sequel.

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen has a new trailer out showcasing the enemies in the game.

There’s a “major” SimCity update arriving today.  If you are interested, here’s the full changelog.

The last of THQ‘s IPs have been auctioned off.  There is no word on who bid on what, and how much each IP has been offers, but Polygon reports that 17 bids were made and are expected to bring in $6 million to $7 million.  Darksiders, Red Faction and Homeworld were some of the titles to be bid on.

Considering how much Heavy Rain made Sony, the figures being mentioned in the THQ IP sale is pretty sad.  According to Quantic Dream co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere the title grossed $100 million for Sony.  He went on to mention the game cost around $22 million to make, “so it’s very profitable.” [via Games Industry]

You looking forward to Splinter Cell: Blacklist?  If so, this is the boxart to keep your eyes open for when the game hits retail.  Or your preferred platform’s version at least.

SC Blacklist Boxart_02Let’s end with some South African eSports news.

Saturday 20 April saw the 2013 MWEB Online Dota 2 Championship hosted by 10ten, which was the last championship to be held before National Team Trials to select an official Dota 2 South African (16th in the world) team for an official Test Match against Romania (3rd in the world).  In the end, ten teams have qualified for the National Team Trials with Bravado – who won all their games – automatically earning their Provincial Colours.  For the full results from the day’s tournament, head over here.

 

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