Gaming News Wrap [26 June 2013]

Breakfast Wrap 03Welcome to the midweek, jam-packed edition of the Gaming News Wrap. You’re halfway there people.

Even with an ‘adult category’ for video games in Australian, Saints Row IV has been banned. Those purple dildos must be just too much for some on the classification board. Voilition is working on cutting the offending content.

It seems the Xbox One will not be shipping with a headset – the Kinect will do the chat duties for Microsoft’s next-generation. If you prefer using a headset, those will be available separately. Another indication of Microsoft taking one step backwards. [via CVG]

It seems you can’t make a great game without offending people. First Naughty Dog upset Ellen Page by using what she claims is her likeness, and now they’ve Graphic designer Cameron Booth. Those Naughty Dogs used his rendition of the Boston transit map in The Last of Us, without his permission. Both parties have come to an amicable agreement after the initial public blowout, but we’re considering some sort of action ourselves due to the infected in the game being very similar to ‘zombies’… [via CVG]

A mysterious new Watch Dogs website has sprung up. And that’s about all that’s known currently. Head here to see what it’s about.

You wondering what those psychopaths will be like in Dead Rising 3? Wonder no more, because a few details about them have leaked. We’ll send you here to read about it, but consider it a spoiler.

The PlayStation Blog had a Q&A session (or posted a Q&A session) with the developers of The Order: 1886 which revealed a few new details about the PS4 exclusive. The games is specifically described as “a third person action adventure with shooting mechanics. It’s very much story-based – it’s a linear story-based game. We’re trying to tell a story. It’s what we call a ‘filmic experience’.”

A number of new videos from Dark Souls 2 have hit the internet and reveal the classes. There’s four of them, and we’re going to send you to AllGamesBeta to check them out. ‘Cos we’re awesome like that.

Did you know Killzone: Shadow Fall features an OWL? Neither did we. This OWL however is an advanced hovering attack drone which can be accessed via the PS4 Controller Touch Pad. More here.

Peter Hines of Bethesda has said that Wolfenstein: The New Order will not be “just a straight-up shooter all the time”. [via IGN]

Hideo Kojima is reportedly looking for developers to remake Metal Gear Solid 1 and 2 using the new Fox Engine. Or he could have meant he would like to see them remade. Sometime. [via GameReactor]

Tiny Tina is the star of the new Borderlands 2 DLC which looks crazy awesome. Free if you have a Season Pass, 800 MSP on Xbox 360 and $9.99 on PC and PS3 if you don’t.

The Gran Turismo 6 pre-order goodies have been shown off in this new trailer. Score yourself one million dollars. Or at least, one million in-game credits. You will also be able to get your hands on the demo from the 2nd of July – the same time GT Academy qualifying kicks off. Exclusively on the PS3 of course.

The ‘Black Ops 2 Vengeance Replacers Gameplay Video’. That’s what it says on the tin anyway.

Keeping with launch trailers, here’s the Ride to Hell: Retribution one.

PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD is coming to the Vita courtesy of Double Eleven – makers of the Vita versions of LittleBigPlanet and Limbo. [via PlayStation Blog]

Microsoft is bringing some of its console and PC franchises to iOS and Android devices, starting with Age of Empires. No date has been given for the game which is in development at Japanese social company KLab. [via Polygon]

Blizzard has issued a World of Warcraft security warning after they spotted an increase in unauthorised logins. They have also temporarily disabled auction house access via the mobile app. More here.

Let’s end with some crazy numbers. 27 million. That’s how many copies of Minecraft have been sold over all platforms. 11 million of those are on PC. If I had a dollar for every copy sold… [via CVG]


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