Gaming News Wrap [24 Oct 2014]

Breakfast Wrap 05Happy Friday everyone. Get ready for the weekend with these titbits of gaming news.

First up, until 14h00 today (or while stocks last), Kalahari.com is selling the PS4 for only R5,599. Get it now.

Games

Titanfall update 8 is now live for Xbox One and PC and brings the new co-op mode and other additions and tweaks as part of the game’s “biggest update ever”.

GTA: San Andreas has been confirmed for the Xbox 360. The re-release will be available digitally from 26 October via Games on Demand. The update will feature support for 720p video and Xbox 360 achievements and replaces the previously released (and now unavailable) Xbox Originals version. [More…]

A number of leaks have revealed the modes, weapons and only a five-hour campaign for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. Twelve ‘core’ multiplayer modes will ship with the game, four hardcore modes and a twelve scorestreaks and a host of weapons and attachments. The length of the campaign however is contrary to Sledgehammer’s promise previously of a longer than usual Call of Duty campaign. [More…]

There are more DriveClub multiplayer events available and the “regular server updates are steadily improving connectivity for everybody”. That’s according to Evolution Studios on Facebook.

The Last of Us is getting a new ‘Game of the Year’ edition for PS3 on 11 November in Europe. The edition will feature the game and the major DLC packs for a price of €39.99. North American availability is to be confirmed. [More…]

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will be released on 17 February in North America and 20 February in Europe and will cost $39.99 on PS4 and Xbox One (available in both physical and digital versions) and $29.99 on PS3 and Xbox 360 (digital only). A stripped down version of the game will be available too. ‘Core Fighters’ will be free-to-play for PS4 and features four fighters (Ayane, Hayate, Kasumi and Ryu Hayabusa), while the Xbox One version costs $4.99 and will include eight (the previous four plus Hitomi, Tina, Jann Lee and Bass).

Progress is being made (more in some cases than others) on the development of Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty for PC, PS3, Vita, Wii U and Xbox One. [More…]

The Unfinished Swan will launch on PS4 and Vita on Tuesday 28 October in North America and Wednesday 29 October in Europe. The game will cost £9.99/€12.99/$14.99, and is cross buy, so existing PS3 owners will get if for free on PS4 and Vita.

Find out if you have the PC to run Call of Duty Advanced Warfare right here.

Only 64-bit operating systems and a decent PC rig need to apply for Assassin’s Creed Unity. Full specs here.

Sales & Discounts

The Halloween specials are now live on the PlayStation Network. It’s all ghostly and ghastly stuff at scary-low prices. Details can be found here.

Consoles & Hardware

PS4 firmware update 2.0 will be released on 28 October. The big update brings themes, a USB music player, the Share Play feature and more.

Want to know how to make your own custom background for the Xbox One? It’s all pretty simple actually, and details can be found here.

Sadly, the Xbox One screenshot feature won’t be available until 2015, as Phil Spencer has discovered that it’s a “little more technically challenging than I thought.” [More…]

Microsoft plans to scrap the free version of Xbox Music on 1 December. Users will need to sign up for the subscription-based Xbox Music Pass, which costs £8.99 / $9.99 per month. The subscription allows unlimited ad-free streaming of music on all devices, as well as music video streaming on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. [More…]

Microsoft has announced that it has shipped a total of 2.4 million Xbox consoles (both Xbox 360 and Xbox One) globally in the three months ended 30 September 2014.

Sony’s Video Unlimited will getting a new ‘Season Pass’ feature, allowing users to get an entire seasons of TV shows for a single lump sum, as opposed to purchase individual episodes as is only possible now.

The Amazon Fire TV has launched in the UK at a price of £79.

Videos

The third video in the Assassin’s Creed Unity Experience series focuses on the ‘immersive open world activities’.

Project CARS teases a trailer.

Warframe is getting the ‘Archwing’ update for PC which “takes ninjas into space”.

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