Gaming News Wrap [23 May 2014]

News Wrap 02Good morning. You’ve made it. It’s Friday. Now for the bad news. The powers that be are pushing to start the zombie apocalypse this weekend, but we’re trying to talk them down. We have a party next week we don’t want to miss…

Games

Turtle Rock Studios has announced that Evolve (check out our preview here) will be available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One from 21 October. A new map and some of the hunter classes have also been revealed. [More…]

A new patch has been released for Killzone Shadow Fall. Update 1.2 introduces an online collectible system, as well as making changes to the user interface and Custom Warzones, and fixing a variety of minor bugs. [More…]

There is no guarantee that The Elder Scrolls Online for Xbox One and PS4 will actually be released this year. It’s still Zenimax’s “goal” to launch the console versions this year and they’re “working round the clock to try and make that happen.” [More…]

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will be available this August for $19.99, but if you already own the Xbox 360 version of the game, you will be able to upgrade for just $4.99. Mojang has also detailed upgrading, save transfers, and DLC portability on their website. The PS4 and PS3 versions will share the same upgrade options and features as the Xbox One and Xbox 360.

The Ultra Street Fighter IV digital upgrade will not come with the update to Trials mode on its 3 June launch. However, there will be “more news to share on this topic shortly after the digital upgrade version is released.” [More…]

Powerstar Golf on the Xbox One has become a free-to-play title, with the the golf courses being sold as packs at £4.79/$5.99 each. [More…]

Blizzard will make the 100% cent Legendary drop-chance buff in Diablo 3 for PC and Mac permanent. [More…]

Splash Damage has renamed their new free–to-play game again. Extraction will now be called Dirty Bomb – it’s original name. Beta sign-ups for the game are open on the game’s official website.

Epic Games have made a free Flappy Bird clone. Really. Tappy Chicken runs on their Unreal Engine 4 and is available to download now. [More…]

Industry

Ubisoft has revealed its E3 line-up which includes Assassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4, The Division, The Crew and more. [More…]

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai is expecting the PS4 to become more profitable than PS2. [More…]

Samsung is developing a virtual reality headset for its phones and tablets according to a report, and hopes to launch it before the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus. [More…]

eSports

While Dota 2 bounds into the record books for cruising past the $6 million in cash prize pool, League of Legends will be hosting its European Championship from 21 to 22 June at Wembley Arena. [More…]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

Metro: Redux has been confirmed for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC, and arrives this summer. Both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light will feature “re-worked next-gen visuals, smooth 60FPS gameplay on console, as well as new and improved content and features”. [More…]

It’s the Watch_Dogs launch trailer. It’s almost here.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will feature the voice talents of Taps Troy Baker and Nolan North. And there’s a new trailer.

Everything you need to know about Murdered: Soul Suspect.

Crytek has revealed Arena of Fate for PC and consoles. It might be a MOBA. [More…]

A behind-the-scenes (or ‘Under-the-Hood) for Transformers Universe.

The fourth episode in The Wolf Among Us will be available on 27 May for PC and PS3 in the US. On 28 May the episode will be available for the Xbox 360, with the iOS and Android version arriving 29 May. The EU PS3 release date is still to be confirmed.

The Avengers assemble in this Disney Infinity 2.0 trailer.

Among the Sleep will be available for PC on 29 May. The PS4 version will be available at a later date.

Trials Frontier is now available for Android devices. For free(-to-play).

Free-to-play F1 Race Stars is now available for iOS devices.

The Singstar that doesn’t need a mic and will be coming to the PS4 is called Singstar Ultimate Party. You have been warned.

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Wannabe gaming journalist. Wannabe zombie. And sometimes clan leader of OAP. Clint O'Shea when in his human disguise.