Gaming News Wrap [27 Aug 2014]

Breakfast Wrap 03Good morning everyone. Wednesday. It’s neither the beginning of the week nor the end. Damn it for it’s indecisiveness.

Games

A new update and the second in the three-part DLC series of Dark Souls 2 has been released. The ‘Crown of the Old Iron King’ is priced at £7.99 and weighs in at 717.03 MB.

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham has been dated for release in the UK on 14 November.

Ten new Rockstar Verified Jobs have been added to GTA Online. The new additions include “technical Races designed to please speed junkies, Capture Jobs that take Prop placement to the next level and a pair of Deathmatches with plenty of opportunities for imaginative carnage.” Full details can be found here.

OlliOlli will be out for PS3 and PS4 this week and all PlayStation versions will cross-buy and cross-save compatible.

Yakuza Zero (or Yakuza 0) has been announced for the PS4 and PS3 and will be a prequel set in December 1988 and in the fictional Tokyo and Osaka districts. The game seems unlikely to see a western release. [More…]

Initial comments made suggested that The Crew may only run at 30fps across all platforms, including PC. However, it seems that Ubisoft are “aiming at a 60 FPS on PC for the launch of the game” so all the panicking PC gamers may rest easy for now. [More…]

ZeniMax has announced a loyalty program for Elder Scrolls Online players. From September, the first confirmed subscriber reward – for those that have paid for three months – will be a High Hrothgar Wraith vanity pet. The program will be expanded and the reward for those that have subscribed for six months will be revealed soon. A new patch has also been released and version 1.3.5 resolves issues with quests, brings fixes for gameplay, dungeons and NPCs.

EVE Online‘s ‘Hyperion’ update is now available and launches “some big additions to agent missions and wormholes”. You can find out all about the update here.

A new Steam update allows you to “select multiple games and install them in one go” rather than starting each one individually. [More…]

Consoles & Hardware

Optional PS3 update 4.65 is now available and  is a “minor” update that “improves stability during the use of some features”. [via Twitter]

Sales & Discounts

This week’s Deals with Gold are now available and Need for Speed fans you are truly catered for on both the Xbox One and Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 gets plenty more than that however, and Crysis 3, Skyrim, Watch_Dogs and the ‘Xbox Binge Watch and Play Sale’ is available. Details here.

The US PS Store update is live and brings the usual array of new titles (Metro Redux, The Golf Club and more), pre-order titles (NHL 15) and more. Of course, it wouldn’t be an update without discounted items and this week there’s Call of Duty, Pixeljunk and more represented, as well as the PAX Prime sale. Additional details can be found here.

Industry

Capcom is suing Koei Tecmo for a patent infringement of a 2002 patent. [More…]

Videos

Dragon Age Inquisition will feature a four player co-op mode, which is a standalone mode separate from the story campaign. It appears to have borrowed a little from Mass Effect 3’s co-op mode but without the items carrying over to the campaign. [More…]

The launch trailer for Metro Redux.

Meet the ‘voices of evil’ in this new The Evil Within video.

Destiny has gone gold. The white Destiny PS4 has also been unboxed, and if you missed it when we featured it last week, here it is for you to drool over again…

A second free update for EA Sports UFC has been released and brings three new UFC fighters – welterweight’s Matt “The Immortal” Brown and Mike “Quicksand” Pyle, and heavyweight Stipe Milocic. Alongside the fighters, a number of gameplay additions and improvements have been brought about.

Titan Souls – which is heading to the PC, PS4 and PS Vita next year – shows off its gameplay.

Hellblade developer diary.

The next Diablo 3 patch for the PC (number 2.1) should be out by the time you read this and brings the Seasons feature, which kicks off Friday 29 August. The patch notes can be found here, while the Season 1 details can be read here.

A Pokemon arcade fighting game has been announced. Pokken Tournament looks set for Japanese arcades in 2015, with plans for a western release not revealed yet. [More…]

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