Gaming News Wrap [23 Oct 2013]

Breakfast Wrap 03Good morning all. A slightly more video-heavy Gaming News Wrap for you today, but that’s good too right?

More than 20 prototype models of the DualShock 4 were considered (and rejected), including ones that resembled the Xbox 360 controller and the Wii U Pro controller. Sony settled on the more familiar symmetrical two analogue sticks because it’s “kind of in our DNA.” [More on CVG]

There’s new stuff coming to the Xbox Live Games Store. There’s new XBLA games like How to Survive, new DLC including Borderlands 2 content, sale items such as Need for Speed and Dead Island, and new Games on Demand including Rocksmith 2014. All the dates and prices can be found on Major Nelson’s Blog.

The Sims 4 will be available worldwide in 2014. If you really want to know more, you can head here.

Microsoft is reportedly prototyping a rival to Google Glass. [More on CVG]

Apple has revealed the new ‘iPad Air’ and iPad Mini which will both feature 64-bit A7 processors and Retina screens. The iPad Air will be available from 1 November in the US, UK and other countries worldwide and is priced from $499. The iPad Mini will be available in November and will retail from $399. [More on CVG]

Videos

Battlefield 4 story trailer.

Assassin’s Creed IV gets launched.

If that’s not enough Assassin’s Creed IV for you, here’s the 101 trailer.

The Rocksmith 2014 launch trailer.

A story trailer for Killzone Shadow Fall.

Check out Michael Schumacher in a 1996 Ferrari F310 on an Imola hotlap in F1 2013. Check out our review of the game here.

The pre-order trailer for WRC 4.

A video showing the DualShock 4 controller being used on the PS3 has hit the internet.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut launch trailer.

30 seconds of  mayhem in this Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z trailer.

The Unreal Engine 4 visual effects video.

The launch trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Screenshots

eSports

The IeSF has announced that for the 2013 IeSF World Championships in Bucharest, Romania from 1 to 4 November 2013, all winners will be automatically tested for the use of banned substances. Random testing will also be done on other participants. Banned substances for eSports competitions are stimulants, narcotics, cannabinoids, and glucocorticosteroids. Member national federations have also been instructed to create registered testing pools among their top cyber-athletes in line with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) requirements. [via MSSA Press Release]

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