Gaming News Wrap [25 Sep 2013]

Breakfast Wrap 03Good morning, and welcome back to reality (if you took an extended long weekend). Let’s ease you gently back into things with an easy to digest wrap of gaming news and videos.

The European PlayStation Network will have downtime for twelve hours for scheduled maintenance. From today (25 September) at 3pm until Thursday 26 September at 3am, the PSN, PlayStation Store, PlayStation Home and Account Management will be unavailable. [More on PlayStation Blog]

The Xbox One will be able to upload videos to YouTube and Facebook, but only from next year. At launch videos will only be shareable on Xbox Live. In 2014 players will be able to start video capture with a voice command, and the 720p 30fps clip will automatically be stored in Xbox One’s Upload Studio. From there players will be able to edit, save or share the video. [More on Polygon]

The Xbox One will launch with 300 1080p Gamerpics, as well as being “able to create full-body poses of your Avatar to use as a gamerpic.” [More on IGN]

The Xbox Live Marketplace has a few things to look out for over the next week or so. Game add-ons, new XBLA titles and a 2K sale are all coming over the next week or so. Full details here.

October’s first Games with Gold game is 2011’s Might & Magic Clash of Heroes, which will be free to Xbox Live Gold members, rather than $9.99 from 1 October to 15 October.

PES 2014 continues to be plagued by online issues. The day one update appears to be fine, but the ‘Data Pack’ required to ensure all online players are using the same up-to-date data is causing issues for Xbox 360 owners. [More on CVG]

Thief producer Stephane Roy discusses AI features, DualShock 4 integration and how the controller will aid with the stealth mechanics in the game. You can read it all on the PlayStation Blog.

The music of GTA V is now available on iTunes over three volumes for $9.99 each or as a full compilation for $24.99. [More on Rockstar Newswire]

WRC 4 (or World Rally Championship 4) will be available in October for PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360 and PC, PQube and Milestone has announced. [via Press Release]

FIFA 14 is new available for Android and iOS devices for the grand total of… nothing. It’s free-to-play or £2.99 / $4.99 for the ‘Premium’ version which unlocks Kick Off, Tournament and Manager Mode.

The design director of Destiny, Joseph Staten, has quit Bungie to “tackle new creative challenges”, but fear not, the game is “on track for greatness.” [More on CVG]

David Jaffe (Twisted Metal and God of War) has formed a new studio and is working on a new project “in a genre that is well represented in the marketplace.” He went on to say that the stuido has “some ideas at the gameplay level and the conceptual IP level that we think are different and exciting and fresh.” [More on Polygon]

Apple has denied comments by EA head of labels Frank Gibeau that “Apple gave us a truckload of money to delay the Android version [of Plants vs. Zombies 2].” [More on CVG]

According to a recent survey, 61% of the UK believes that video games can cause real-world aggression, while 57% believe video games can be a useful outlet for frustrations and aggression. Sounds like 61% of the UK don’t even play video games then… [More on Eurogamer]

Videos

DICE details the Battlefield 4 beta in this video.

The PS3 version of Batman Arkham Origins will get exclusive ‘Knightfall’ DLC.

Killzone Shadow Fall multiplayer trailer. The Season Pass for the game has also been partially detailed by Guerrilla Games. While all competitive DLC multiplayer maps will be free for everyone, for $19.99/£15.99/€19.99, you will get access to an Online co-op expansion pack, three co-op map packs, and “two addition multiplayer expansions”, which are still to be fully detailed. [More on AllGamesBeta]

New Watch_Dogs gameplay footage from the Tokyo Game Show.

An English version of the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain TGS video, and more in-game footage.

Rocksmith 2014 Edition ‘Guitarcade’ trailer.

Company of Heroes 2 will get two free DLC maps, as well as the Theater of War pack – ‘Case Blue’ – which is priced at £6.29 on Steam.

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