Gaming News Wrap [22 July 2013]

News Wrap 01Good morning. It’s a new week yes. But we’re still only on last week’s consignment of brains. Better catch up then.

This past weekend saw the first MSSA ‘Inter-Regional’ tournament between Cape Town and Johannesburg play out. While Cape Town went on to win the competition 3-0 (we will give more in-depth coverage in an upcoming article), we would like to give a shout out to each and every one of the players, organisers and supporters who were part of continuing to make console eSports in SA take huge steps into being accepted as a legitimate competitive sport. Congratulations all.

Some new details of the Battlefield 4 campaign have been released by the Battlefield Blog.

The previously reported requirement that Forza 5 will require a “one-off connection to Xbox Live” is not actually needed to start playing. Turn 10’s Dan Greenawalt told IGN: “This download is simply additional cars and tracks. The gameplay is not blocked while downloading the additional content; it’s done in the background just like disc install.” In essence, you will never be blocked from playing the game if you don’t connect to Live, but you will not be able to complete it.

Turn 10 Studios plans a “diverse” range of DLC for Forza 5, including “wild cards”. The game is apparently “very configurable” and they intend to update modes and events to support wilder DLC possibilities post-release. [More on OXM]

Borderlands 2 will be getting new DLC before November, but it will not be free or part of the Season Pass content. The first new content will be the ‘Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 2’, which will raise the level cap to 72, and cost $5. The pack will contain “extra challenges” and a new ‘Digistruct Peak Challenge’, in which you will join Professor Tannis to train new Crimson Raiders after the events in the main campaign. This will be followed by what Gearbox hope will be “two or three” Headhunter Packs. The first of these is titled ‘T.K. Baha’s Bloody Harvest’. [More on OXM]

Do you want some Ryse: Son of Rome details and screens? You can see plenty on AllGamesBeta.

AllGamesBeta has spotted a listing for Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus on Vita on the French Amazon site. The game is currently confirmed for release on PS3.

InXile has delayed the release of Wasteland 2 with a beta now scheduled for the original October release month. [More on CVG]

Homeworld 1 and 2 is getting HD remakes for digital release on PC. [More on Polygon]

Microsoft’s ‘Surface‘ tablet is costing them a bundle as it is not selling in he quantities expected – causing the firm’s shares to slump by seven percent at the end of last week. [More on CVG]

Nvidia’s Shield portable Android gaming device will be released on 31 July following its delay from the original release in June. You can assume the release date is US only and that the device will cost $299.

Videos

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified has clowns…

… while this one has a choice to be made.

A ViDoc for Dead Rising 3. An IGN preview is also available for your enjoyment.

Behind the scenes at Massive Entertainment as they work on The Division.

Need for Speed Rivals. Cops vs Racers extended trailer.

Two teaser trailers for the console versions of Diablo 3. *gulp*

Soulcalibur 2 HD Online has been confirmed for PS3 and Xbox 360 by Namco Bandai. Screens here  and some details here.

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate. Not one but two videos.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII ’13 Days’ trailer.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Big Figure Trailer.

Everybody’s Golf for the PS3 will be released via European PSN on 24 July for €14.99/£11.99, and a day earlier in the US for $19.99.

Prince of Persia The Shadow and the Flame third developer diary.

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