Gaming News Wrap [22 Dec 2014]

ws_Cup_of_Coffee_2560x1600Hello and welcome to the last Gaming News Wrap of 2014. Maybe. If the news keeps rolling in, we’ll keep covering it.

But if we don’t see you again until 2015, stay safe out there and have a restful holiday season.

Games

Far Cry 4 will be getting permadeath when time trial mode ‘Escape from Durgesh Prison’ releases on 13 January 2015 for Xbox Live and PC, and 14 January on PlayStation Network. ‘Escape from Durgesh Prison’ is part of the Far Cry 4 season pass, or can be bought separately, and sees players race against the clock – and other players – to complete challenges for a spot on leaderboards. [More…]

A new update for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare brings daily challenges which offers “a new way for players to earn extra XP and Supply Drops, or exclusive pieces of loot”. Alongside the addition is a number of game fixes too. [More…]

Capcom will be delisting Marvel vs. Capcom Origins on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live soon. In fact, PSN sees the game leave on 23 December, while XBLA has it until 31 December. The game is currently available for £11.99 on PSN and £9.99 on Xbox Live. [More…]

South Africa

EA Access is now available for the Xbox One in South Africa. A one year subscription costs just R299, while a month to month subscription will set you back a slightly more expensive R48,50. [via Facebook]

Consoles & Hardware

Nintendo is working on their next console according to Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto. [More…]

Sales & Discounts

Day 7 of the Xbox Live Countdown to 2015 sale offers Xbox One gamers 50% off Trials Fusion, Xbox 360 gamers get the same as well as Slender: The Arrival. [More…]

The Steam Holiday Sale is now underway. There’s a sequence of discounted items every 12 hours, along with permanently discounted games. The Holiday Sale runs until 2 January 2015. Head here for more.

Industry

Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson has bought himself a new house. Not just any house mind you, but the most expensive house ever in Beverly Hills at a cool $70 million, beating out bids by Jay Z and Beyonce in the process. [More…]

Panache Digital Games (formed by Assassin’s Creed 1 & 2’s creative director Patrice Désilets) has announced that their debut game will be a triple-A “third-person historical-action-survival game.” [More…]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

A new zombies trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

A new six-part documentary series on the making of the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta has launched as Halo Channel exclusive. All six episodes should bee available via your Xbox One on Tuesday 23 December.

How about some gameplay footage from the Halo 5: Guardians beta to go along with the new documentary series? All right then…

The opening cinematic from Resident Evil: Revelations 2.

About Zombie Dredd

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