Gaming News Wrap [27 Feb 2014]

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Games

A sale has kicked off on the EU PlayStation Store. Available at healthily discounted rates until 12 March are various Battlefield, Mass Effect, Need for Speed, Crysis, Dead Space and Borderlands 2 items, including the games and add-ons. Full details on the PlayStation Blog.

Patches for the PC and Xbox One versions of Battlefield 4 have been released, with DICE planning to roll out the pre-game lobby feature ‘Platoons’ from today. [More on Battlelog]

Call of Duty Elite will be shutting down for good this Friday. The Call of Duty app is the replacement for the older stat tracking service. [More on Call of Duty FAQ]

PS4 exclusive inFamous: Second Son has gone gold. The game is due out on 21 March. [via Twitter]

Dark Souls 2 has been developed with Xbox One and PS4 in mind. The game’s programmer Takasuke Ando told IGN: “We always had in mind the next generation, such as DirectX11 and next generation hardware when creating our technology.”

If you bought Halo: Spartan Assault on Xbox One and happen to also own Forza 5, you can pick up the 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 with a Spartan Assault livery free of charge.

LEGO The Hobbit will be released for DS, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on 11 April in the UK. [More on Digital Spy]

Ten new Rockstar verified jobs have been added to GTA Online. All the details are available on Rockstar Newswire.

A real-life daughter of a former mob boss has hit Rockstar with a lawsuit for using her likeness and story in GTA V. Karen Gravano – daughter of a former underboss of the Gambino family – is suing Rockstar for a total of $40 million; $20 million in compensation and $20 million in ‘punitive damages’. [More on Eurogamer]

You can cast your vote for which league you would like to see added in FIFA 15 right here. With over one million votes so far, the Turkish League leads the way, while South Africa sits at number 37 with just over 300 votes. It’s unofficial, but maybe EA will take note.

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has said that Project Gotham Racing 5 is currently not in development. Replying to a query on Twitter, he said: “We aren’t currently working on PGR. I really liked the franchise, really just down to # of racing franchises.”

The Swapper will be coming to the PS3, PS4 and PS Vita in May. The puzzle-platformer was originally released on PC in 2013 and allows you to clone yourself. In-game of course. [More on PlayStation Blog]

The 2.0.1. patch for Diablo 3 on PC has been released in the US, with Europe and Asia to follow. The patch fixes an extensive list of items, all of which can be found here.

Steam developers can now discount their games without consulting Valve beforehand. While it is being rolled out it may not be fully functional yet. [More on CVG]

Sign-ups for the Tropico 5 beta test are now open.

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus has been rated for release on the Vita (again). It’s still to be confirmed as official however. [More on CVG]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

The EU PlayStation Store update is now live and features Thief, Basement Crawl and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 among its new titles, add-ons and apps. Full details on PlayStation Blog. Or you can watch the video.

Mr. Freeze has been confirmed for Batman: Arkham Origins when he will feature in the ‘Cold, Cold Heart’ DLC. The content will be available from 22 April. [More on AllGamesBeta]

Find out all about creating a Titan in Titanfall.

A new (the word is used loosely) trailer for The Order: 1886. And here’s ten things you need to know about the game, thanks to PlayStation Blog.

Trials Fusion will be out on 16 April for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PS4. The digital download will cost £15.99. A retail version will be available on 17 April and will be sold with a (also available separately for digital customers) £15.99 season pass which will allow access to six planned content packs. [Screens and details on AllGamesBeta]

BioWare has launched a competition to allow one fans voice to be cast in Dragon Age: Inquisition. To enter you have to “download a script from blog.bioware.com, upload your performance, and send the link to takeyourplace@BioWare.com, and you’ll be automatically entered to win.”

The closed beta for Nosgoth starts today…

What if Dark Souls 2 were an 80’s cartaoon? This… [Thanks AllGamesBeta]

eSports

The Electronic Sports League has announced ESL One Frankfurt, a Dota 2 tournament featuring eight teams playing in the Commerzbank-Arena for their share of $150,000. The event will be played live in the “first ever packed stadium,” on 28 and 29 June with over 35,000 spectators expected. [More on ESL’s Website]

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