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Games

Bungie is confident that Destiny will launch as a “great experience” from “moment one”. This is because they have have “been actively preparing” for some time. [More…]

The fourth update for Titanfall is “coming soon” and has been detailed on the game’s blogThe update adds Titan Cards, Titan Insignias, improved matchmaking, Titan OS Voices, a Challenge Tracker, improved AI for Auto-Titans, rebalances weapons and abilities, new game modes and long list of bug fixes.

The release date for inFamous First Light (a standalone expansion) has appeared on the SEN website. The game is scheduled for release on 26 August at a price of $14.99. 

Patch 1.26 for Killzone Shadow Fall has been released. The update brings support for the co-op expansion, as well as fixing various bugs. Killzone Shadow Fall ‘Intercept’ DLC is now available in the US, with the EU release expected later today.

Some brief details of the exclusive PS4 DLC content for Batman: Arkham Knight has been revealed by the PlayStation website.

Amazon Germany has Batman: Arkham Origins ‘Complete Edition’ listed for release in August. This has not been confirmed by Warner Bros. [via AllGamesBeta]

Metro Redux has been dated for release. The game will be available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC in the US from 26 August and 29 August in Europe.

Saints Row IV ‘National Treasure’ Edition is scheduled for release in “mid-July”. It will cost $29.99 and will feature the original game and all the DLC. It will be available for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC at retail or via digital download. [More…]

MachineGames has a “very, very clear idea” of what they would like to achieve with a sequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order. [More…]

Sign-ups for the PC beta of The Crew have opened, with the beta kicking off on 23 July. Sign up here.

There’s a ‘Bootcamp’ update heading to Arma 3 to help new players ease themselves in. It features a singleplayer component, as well as multiplayer, and various virtual training options. Best of all it will be free. [More…]

Sales & Deals

There’s a number of titles on sale on Xbox Live. Deals with Gold features Diablo 3, Fable and PayDay 2, while everyone can enjoy discounted Sega, Lego and more. On Xbox One, Ryse: Son of Rome is discounted. [More…]

The US PS Store update has gone live and brings GRiD: Autosport, Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, Blue Estate, and pre-orders for Sniper Elite 3. There’s also some price changes and sale items. Full details can be found here.

Consoles & Hardware

An update for the PS4 and PS3 is now out. Update 1.72 for the PS4 brings the resume function, as well as improving system software stability during the use of some features. The PS3 update will be to version 4.60. [via Twitter]

A PS4 bundle featuring The Last of Us has been spotted on Amazon France for the price of €429.99 and with a release date of 30 July.

A ‘Wave Blue’ DualShock 4 will release in the US “this fall” – a few months after it was made available in Europe and Japan. [via Facebook]

Industry

Ubisoft really are not having a good time when it comes to their choice of characters. Now they’re asking people not to judge Far Cry 4 by its cover. Apparently it’s “more complex than” the key art released depicted. [More…]

You want Battlefield: Bad Company 3? Well DICE doesn’t know what you like about the previous games in the spin-off series, so making it may prove more complicated than it should be. [More…]

Star Citizen has passed $47 million via crowdfunding  sources. Should be a lot of game for the money then. [More…]

Oculus has bought Carbon Design – the company who designed the Xbox 360 and original Kinect. The move makes Carbon Design a “key component of the product engineering group” at Oculus. [More…]

Tecmo Koei will become Koei Tecmo in the EU from 1 July.

According to a report by TIGA, the number of UK games studios has increased year-on-year, but the number of staff at each studio has decreased, with the majority having less than five staff. [More…]

Videos

Behind the scenes of the future tech featured in Call of Duty Advanced Warfare.

This is GTA V on Xbox 360 in first person. YES!

Zombie Driver (no real relation) has launched on Xbox One. It’s now an ultimate edition.

The first expansion to Resogun is now available for $4.99. More are promised in the future and a Season Pass can be yours for $7.99. Resogun Heroes offers two new modes in a new setting with new Trophies. [More…]

It’s the launch trailer for Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark.

“Darkly funny rail shooter” Blue Estate is now available on the PS4 in the US (and later today in the EU).

The launch trailer for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare on PC. The game will be out for PS4 and PS3 on 19 August worldwide.

A preview trailer for Final Fantasy XIV patch 2.3 – also known as Defenders of Eorzea – due for release on 8 July.

This is The Witcher 3‘s fur in action.

Some more action from Hyrule Warriors.