Gaming News Wrap [22 Jan 2014]

Breakfast Wrap 03Good morning. We’ve got a little bit for everyone here today. Gaming news and videos – an essential part of everyone’s breakfast.

Games

A number of Games on Demand have been discounted by at least 33% on Xbox Live – some as much as 75%. Call of Duty Ghosts is 33% cheaper until next week, while Final Fantasy XIII-2, The Witcher 2, Tales of Vesperia and D&D: Chronicles of Mystara are discounted by 67%. Dark Souls can be yours for 75% off. [More on Major Nelson]

PS3 game Brothers A Tale of Two Sons and PSP and Vita game Worms: Battle Islands is now available free to US PS Plus subscribers.

The US PlayStation Store update also adds inFamous: Second Son for digital pre-order, along with the usual new content, all of which can be seen here.

Killzone Shadow Fall will get the first of its clan functionality via patch 1.09 which will arrive in early February. The full support for clans will be added over multiple updates. [More on CVG]

A demo for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has been released for Xbox Live Gold members and PS3 gamers in the US. PS3 gamers in Europe will get the demo today, while Xbox Live Silver subscribers will be able to download the demo on 28 January. The full game is available on 11 February in North America and 14 February in Europe.

Lionhead has confirmed that it is working on a non-Fable title. No details of what exactly the game is about have been revealed yet.

New tombs were considered for the Definitive Edition of Tomb Raider, but Crystal Dynamics decided to rather focus on working on the sequel. [More on CVG]

The developer of Don’t Starve (Klei Entertainment) is investigating a PS Vita version of the game. The game had sold one million copies prior to its release for free to PS Plus subscribers on the PS4. [More on Edge]

Telltale Games has pulled all four episodes of their Wallace and Gromit: Grand Advetures game from online stores. The game has been pulled as their licensing agreement has expired. [More on CVG]

Hearthsone has entered its open beta in North America. Join in here.

Hardware

A growing number of PS4 gamers are reporting that their console is corrupting save data and rendering some games unplayable. Players getting a CE-34878-0 error should follow the suggestions as set out on the Sony support page. Sony is investigating further. [More on Eurogamer]

Microsoft developed over 75 versions of the Xbox One before settling on the design released. [More on Microsoft’s Website]

Alienware is planning to release an update Steam Machine annually. This will be the case due to its Steam Machine’s complete lack of upgradeability. [More on CVG]

Industry

Reports suggest that Microsoft is paying YouTube gamers to praise the Xbox One and its games. Videos qualify if it includes at least 30 seconds of Xbox One game footage, mentions Xbox One by name and adds an ‘XB1M13’ tag. The promotion reportedly targets Machinima video partners, and offers them $3 for every 1,000 hits they receive. [More on Ars Technica] Machinima have responded to the accusations by saying it is “a typical marketing partnership”. [More on Eurogamer]

Screenshots

Videos

A new Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition developer video.

A typically big budget Call of Duty trailer for the first DLC due for Ghosts. Get CODnapped…

DriveClub ‘brand guidelines’ video.

A new gameplay trailer for Deep Down has been released by Sony and Capcom.

The launch trailer for Fable Anniversary.

The first developer diary for Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z.

Yakuza Restoration – a PS3 vs PS4 comparison video.

Soul Calibur: Lost Swords Ivy trailer. Screenshots are available here.

Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD. Coming to PC on 28 February for $19.99/€19.99.

The second DLC pack for Arma 3 – ‘Adapt’ – is now available on PC.

A new trailer for Bravely Default which is available for 3DS in the US on 7 February.

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