There is a new Xbox Live Dashboard update (if you haven’t already noticed) which introduces the switch from Microsoft Points to real-world currency. From Microsoft: “When you go to initiate a purchase or redeem a Microsoft Points card through your Xbox 360, we’ll add to your Microsoft account an amount of currency equal to or greater than the Xbox Marketplace value of your Microsoft Points. We’ll also continue to accept purchased Microsoft Points Cards and codes until further notice.”
DICE has confirmed that Battlefield 4 will launch with seven multiplayer modes and ten maps. The modes are: Team Deathmatch, Squad Deathmatch, Rush, Domination, Conquest, Defuse, and Obliteration. New mode, Obliteration, sees “two teams face off on medium-sized battlegrounds where one bomb spawns in a random central location. The mission: To pick up the bomb and arm it at one of the enemy’s three military installations and blow it up. When the bomb has detonated, a new bomb spawns in a random location, and the race is on again. The first team to destroy all three objectives wins.” Defuse is – according to DICE – “an even tighter and quicker infantry-only game mode” in which “players don’t have any respawns at all”. [via CVG]
Additional information – as well as new screens – have been released by Rockstar to show off the content in the Grand Theft Auto V Special and Collector’s Edition. Weapons! Clothes! Vehicles! Tattoos! More! [More on Rockstar Newswire]
A Halo 4 ‘Game of the Year’ edition has been confirmed by Mirosoft and will feature the game “and additional DLC all in one place.” Microsoft “will have more details to share during the live stream of the Halo Global Championship Finals this Sunday.” [via IGN]
Rumours have it that the Xbox One will release on 8 November in the US – one week ahead of the PS4. The rumours come via a source who leaked it from a Walmart internal retail document. [More on Kotaku]
A white Xbox One has been revealed, but it will only be available to members of the team who worked on the Xbox One. A number of additional items are included, but is only there to encourage a level of envy in all but those that will be getting the item.
Sony meanwhile has confirmed the Azurite Blue’ PS3 ‘super-slim’ will be available in the US and Canada. The 250GB console with matching controller will cost $249 from 8 October and will only be available at GameStop and Canadian EB Games stores. [via CVG]
Black Ops 2 ‘Apocalypse’ launch trailer. The DLC should be available today on Xbox Live.