Gaming News Wrap [25 Apr 2014]

News Wrap 01Good morning. Phew. That week has flown by. Short weeks for the win right?

Games

Call of Duty Ghosts ‘Onslaught’ is free to play this coming weekend on PS3 and PS4. The trial starts today at 10am PDT / 6pm BST / 7pm SA and runs until Monday, 28 April 28 at 10am PDT / 6pm BST / 7pm SA. [More on CVG]

The ‘War Games’ map coming to Titanfall has been detailed on the game’s website. It is “most wallrunning friendly maps with a fun visual hook and plenty of space for Titans to engage in large scale battles.”

Update 1.14 for Killzone Shadow Fall has been released. The patch makes a number of bug fixes and tweaks, including reducing challenge requirements. [via NeoGAF]

Team of the Season players are starting to make an appearance in FIFA 14 Ultimate Team packs. [More on Eurogamer]

Square Enix has registered a Just Cause 3 domain. [via AllGamesBeta]

Two new arenas, a survival map and new gladiator skins form part of the now available ‘Duel of Fates’ DLC for RyseThe costs $8.99 or is free to season pass holders.

The previously platform exclusive additional content for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will be available across all platforms (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One) from 1 May. The best news of all, is that it will be free. [More on CVG]

“Fair” monetisation has been promised for H1Z1. Weapons, food, ammo and other survival necessities will not be for sale, but a black ski mask might be. [More on Eurogamer]

A new (free) map has been released for Blacklight Retribution on PS4. [More on CVG]

Soul Calibur: Lost Swords has launched in the US… unsuccessfully. The game is virtually unplayable to a large number of players due to “technical issues” which requires “a resolution across multiple parties”. No timeline has been given in when the free-to-play game will actually be playable. [More on CVG]

The lighting in Fable Legends has been shown off in a sequence of screenshots on Lionhead’s site.

The ‘Galactic Strongholds’ expansion for Star Wars The Old Republic has been delayed until 19 August to add additional features. [More on the Official Website]

A patch for the PC version of State of Decay has been released. The patch tweaks physics, shooting, graphics, sound, zombies, AI and more. [More on CVG]

Minecraft Realms has launched in the US for the PC version of the game. It is a subscription-based private server rental service for $13 a month, which lets subscribers set up online worlds accessible only to their friends.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is now available for Android devices at the cost of £7.14 and 3.6GB of bandwidth.

Hardware

There’s a FIFA 14 Xbox One bundle doing the rounds in the UK for just £329 – that’s now £100 less than the launch price. It’s available via OverclockersUK. The same site also has the Titanfall Xbox One bundle for just £339.

Sony have quietly disabled support for PSP and PSone classics on the PS Vita. [More on DualShockers]

Industry

Epic Games is working on three titles. One is the already announced Fortnite, and the second is a mobile title. The third however is an unannounced console game which will “push next-generation graphics as you’d always expect Epic to do.” [More on Edge]

Epic has also announced that registered developers will get Unreal Engine 4 support for Xbox One and PS4 at no extra cost. [More on the Unreal Engine Blog]

Microsoft has reported Xbox One sales of 1.2 million for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014 ended 31 March), which contributed to profits of around $5.66 billion for the period. [More on CVG]

iPhone and Mac sales increased during Apple‘s second financial quarter ended 29 March, while iPad and iPod sales declined. [More on CVG]

eSports

MLG has announced plans for a gaming arena to be built in China. [More on eSportsLive]

Videos

Grab some popcorn and watch around 50 minutes of Evolve gameplay.

Or watch the eight minute version.

The Snoop Dogg DLC for Call of Duty Ghosts, along with a number other personalization, customisation and voice packs have been released on Xbox Live. [More on CVG]

Following the announcement of Skylanders: Trap Team, here’sa trailer for the game.

The launch trailer for Soul Calibur: Lost Swords at least seems to work.

Check out the 12-man trials coming to The Elder Scrolls Online.

The US PS Plus Instant Game Collection for May has been detailed. US subscribers can grab ‘Stick it to the Man!’ on PS4, ‘Puppeteer’, ‘PES2014’ and ‘Skullgirls Encore’ for PS3, with ‘Surge Deluxe’ and ‘Limbo’ on the PS Vita.

There’s a flyable spaceship in the PS3 version of GTA Online. Really. [More on Kotaku] If spaceships aren’t your thing, it would seem that Rockstar might have plans to add jetpacks to the game if Eurogamer are correct.

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