Gaming News Wrap [26 Feb 2015]

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Games

A double XP event for Battlefield 4 has kicked off and will run until 23:59 UTC on Sunday, 1 March. The double XP event is available for all platforms.

Destiny has been patched to version 1.1.1 and  includes weapon balance tweaks, the addition of matchmaking for weekly heroic strikes, some interface updates and a fix for the heavy ammo bug. Patch details can be found here.

Hot on the heels of a Rock Band reboot comes rumours that Activision is planning to bring Guitar Hero to the Xbox One and PS4 with a “more realistic” style. Activision has refused to comment on the rumour. [More…]

PC gamers who purchased Resident Evil Revelations 2 have discovered (only after buying it) that the game does not support offline co-op like the console versions of the game. [More…]

The Metal Gear Rising 2 logo which made a recent appearance is not a logo for a sequel to Metal Gear Rising, but artwork celebrating the game’s second anniversary. [More…]

Hotline Miami 2 will be released on 10 March for PS4, PS3, Vita, PC, Mac and Linux.

Velocity 2X is heading to Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux via publisher Sierra. No release date has been announced, but more info will be released “soon”. [More…]

The roster for League of Legends has been expanded with Bard, the Wandering Caretaker. [More…]

A new update for free-to-play Nosgoth has added a new playable human character called the Vanguard, as well as changes to the matchmaking, interface, balance – especially to vampires – and various bug fixes. [More…]

Sales & Discounts

The March Games with Gold have been confirmed and sees Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite availablefor Xbox 360, and Rayman Legends for the Xbox One. [More…]

NBA Live 15 has been added to the EA Access Vault just four months after it was released.

Industry

So better resolution may very well be why the PS4 outsells the Xbox One regularly. That’s according to a recent survey of consumers aged 13 and older which asked them why they were buying a PS4, Xbox One or Wii U. [More…]

Steam has over 125 million active users with the number of concurrent users peaking at around 8.9 million. There are 4,500 games and 400 million pieces of user-generated content available on the servers. [More…]

Evan Daugherty (writer of the movies Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Divergent, Snow White And The Huntsman and G.I. Joe 3) has been signed to write the reboot film for Tomb Raider. [More…]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

EA Access members will get 10 hours of Battlefield Hardline playtime before the game’s release. From 12 March you can play both the singleplayer and multiplayer, with progress carrying over to the full game.

A standalone expansion pack for Forza Horizon 2 has been announced, and see Turn 10 and Universal Pictures team up to create a Fast & Furious-themed pack. It will hit Xbox One and Xbox 360 on 27 March and will be available for free until 10 April, at which point it will cost $10. The expansion is being released to promote the 3 April release of  Furious 7. [More…]

Gotham is mine (or yours even) in this new trailer for Batman Arkham Knight. The game will be available on 2 June 2015.

The Evil Within: The Assignment will be released on 10 March in North America and 11 March in Europe. The first part of three DLC expansions will cost you $9.99/£6.99/€9.99 or you can buy the Season Pass for $19.99 through PC, PSN and XBL.

More footage and information from the cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun has surfaced, including the supposed reveal trailer for E3 2012.

Milan gets an airing in this new RIDE trailer.

New tanks from Japan feature as part of the ‘Imperial Steel’ DLC for World of Tanks. Also available is the ‘Sacred Valley’ map.

OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood hits the PS4 and PS Vita on 3 March (US) and 4 March (rest of the world).

The latest video for Cities: Skylines focuses on the developers commitment to modding.

Warhammer 40K is getting a MOBA in the shape of Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena.

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