Gaming News Wrap [29 Jan 2015]

Breakfast Wrap 08The Gaming News Wrap – some days it is stuffed with more tasty filling than others.

Games

Microtransactions will feature in Resident Evil: Revelations 2, but only in the game’s Raid Mode. Players will be able to buy (and earn through playing) ‘Life Crystals’ that will allow them continue from where they died in the mode. [More…]

Blizzard plans to nerf ‘The Undertaker’ in Hearthstone with an upcoming patch. [More…]

Alone in the Dark: Illumination has kicked off a beta, which is only accessible if you pre-order the game on Steam. Another beta is expected prior to the game’s release in spring. [More…]

Sales & Discounts

February’s Games with Gold have been revealed. On Xbox One #IDARB will be free to download, while Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons is available through 15 February on Xbox 360 and will be replaced with Sniper Elite V2 until the end of the month.

A number of 2K Games titles are on sale on the PS Store until 4 February. Discounts of 25% to 80% across a number of titles including Borderlands, BioShock, WWE and more are available.

Consoles & Hardware

Spotify is heading to the PS4 and PS3 as part of a replacement to Sony’s Music Unlimited. Spotify will be the exclusive partner for PlayStation Music and will require a Spotify Premium subscription (currently £9.99 a month).

Sony will be removing support for PlayStation Vita’s Maps and near features for the PS Vita in an upcoming system update. The YouTube app will also be removed fully from 20 April. [More…]

Industry

EA is investigating a ‘free-to-start’ model for console games. Play now, pay later appears to be the key to the model. [More…]

The deactivated Ubisoft game keys which they officially said were “fraudulently obtained” were actually bought via EA’s Origin store with stolen credit cards according to a new statement released. [More…]

Kevin Levine is working on a new first-person “sci-fi or sci-fi ish” project bound for the PC. It is going to be unrelated to any other project or game franchise and the “scope will be large-ish.” [More…]

Videos

The first developer diary for Battlefield Hardline has been released.

‘B-roll’ footage for Silence: The Whispered World 2. A number of new screenshots can also be found here.

Dying Light features an Easter Egg which references the loot cave of Destiny.

A new video for Deathtrap which focuses on the PvP mode.

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered is now available for PC and iOS.

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