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Games

A new set of leaked screenshots suggest that a new social space in the Reef will be added as part of the next Destiny DLC, ‘House of Wolves’. Two new Moon-based single-player missions are shown: a level 30 quest entitled Nightcrawler, and a new level 28 strike named Belly of the Beast. [More…]

Update 1.1.1 of Destiny has added the ability to access you vault in-game via the game’s companion app – so no more dashing back to the tower to get some additional (or alternative) items for your character. [More…]

Keeping with Destiny, on 3 March, new ‘Inferno’ playlists will be added to the Crucible. These modes will remove the mini-map and focus on “basic gunplay”. [More…]

Sledgehammer is looking at opportunities to bring classic Call of Duty maps to Advanced Warfare. [More…]

Details of the Battlefield Hardline Premium edition have been released (not quite officially). Two week early access to 12 additional Battlepacks, plus four expansions and exclusive Premium items are listed as part of Premium. [More…]

Gran Turismo 6 has added its B-Spec mode. B-Spec mode allows you to nominate an AI driver for your career events. The addition is part of update 1.16 which is now live and weighs in at 536MB. The update also adds Mid-Field Raceway and the GT Vision Mini Clubman – a concept car designed specifically for the game.

The release of episode two of Life is Strange has been delayed and will miss its original 13 March release date. No new release date has been given. [More…]

Fable Legends will be a free-to-play title with the heroes that the player plays at rotating every two weeks – or you can buy one for permanent use with in-game currency (which can, of course, be bought with real-world money). [More…]

Capcom has apologised over the lack of local co-op in the PC version of Resident Evil Revelations 2 and have reportedly started to offer refunds to those asking.

Industry

GTA V made $31.8 million in digital sale in January. The figure covers game, DLC and microtransactions on both Xbox Live and PSN. Advanced Warfare took second spot with $23.5 million and Destiny bagged third spot with $14.2 million. [More…]

Polygon has released a pretty comprehensive two-part feature focusing on the history of Xbox Live. Catch up and find out more about what went on in making Xbox Live come alive with Part 1 and Part 2.

Videos

The Yetis invade Far Cry 4 from 10 March. ‘Valley of the Yetis’ will be playable entirely in co-op if you choose. [More…]

Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will hit the PS4 and Xbox One in June. Both versions will run at 1080p with 60fps still being tested. The new release of the game will include the post-launch content added to the PC edition over the last year. [More…]

Slender: The Arrival arrives on PS4 and Xbox One on 24 March and 25 March respectively.

Episode two of Resident Evil Revelations 2 has a trailer.

http://youtu.be/Gj2UlOgwigw

LA Cops – a top-down isometric shooter – will launch for Xbox One on 13 March.

Compulsion Games (developer of Contrast) has revealed their new game called We Happy Few. The game is “the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial. Set in a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England, you’ll have to blend in with its other inhabitants, who don’t take kindly to people who don’t abide by their not-so-normal rules.” [More…]

Day and night affects Dying Light in different ways, and show how it does, a teaser interactive video has been released, with the full version available here.

Mortal Kombat X will contain over 100 Brutalities, so expect plenty of blood.

http://youtu.be/daVCSRUwscw

http://youtu.be/HWq_iDOEe_Q

A new Final Fantasy XV trailer focusing on the game’s wildlife.

This Dead Rising: Watchtower trailer is all about the Zombrex.