Gaming News Wrap [29 May 2014]

Breakfast Wrap 03Good morning. Yes. Like every other morning since before our braindead brains can remember, this is where you can find all the news you may have missed in the last 24 hours in small bite-sized chunks.

Games

A – now pulled – advert on Sony Europe’s website has revealed the PS Plus content for June. According to the ad, NBA 2K14 and indie horror Lone Survivor will be available for PS3, Dragon’s Crown for Vita, and Pixeljunk Shooter Ultimate for PS4. [More…]

A variety of Batman related titles have gon on sale on the PS Store. The majority of Arkham titles are for sale at around 25% of their usual price to mark the 75th anniversary of the best (we’re right, you know we are) DC character ever. The full list is available here.

The Battlefield Hardline video that leaked yesterday was around six months old according to Visceral Games general manager Steve Papoutsis. He promises the “real deal” at E3. [via Twitter]

The first image from the next-gen Hitman has been released. The “location is set in Central Europe and you’ll be able to explore the entire building you see in the image, inside and out. For a sense of scale, the building on its own is larger than any location in Hitman Absolution.” The game will not be appearing at E3 however.

The Order 1886 will run at 30fps to retain its look and feel, rather than “looking like something on the Discovery Channel, like an HDTV kind of segment or a sci-fi original movie maybe,” if pushed to 60fps. [More…]

The Wolf Among Us has appeared on GameStop (and other retailers) for PS4 and Xbox One. [More…]

It seems that Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare will be heading to the PS3 and PS4. An announcement is coming. [via Twitter]

Wolfenstein: The New Order on PC was reportedly illegally downloaded 100,000 times… bad pirates and all that. [More…]

Battlefield 3 is now available for free on Origin. The ‘On The House’ deal is valid until 4 June.

Mortal Kombat 10 evidence is mounting… [More…]

Super Street Fighter 4 players on Games for Windows will lose their DLC when the service (reportedly) closes in July. Steam users will not be affected. [More…]

Bayonetta 2 has been rated in Australia, suggesting a release date may be announced soon. [More…]

Consoles & Hardware

Tesco’s Blinkbox app has launched for the Xbox One. The online video-on-demand rental and purchase service is available in the UK only.

Industry

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said he has “no intent to do anything different with Xbox than we are doing today.” In other words, the Xbox division is not up for sale. [More…]

While Zenimax and Oculus battle over stolen technology in their lawsuit, it seems Bethesda will still make games for Oculus Rift, as they want to “continue to make decisions in the best interests of our games and audience”. [More…]

Watch_Dogs has broken day-one sales records for Ubisoft. No numbers were given, but Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said it “cracked the code for developing a new blockbuster IP”. [via Press Release]

The CryEngine is now available on Steam for $9.90/€9.90 a month for full access.

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

The EU PS Store update has happened like clockwork this week. New is Watch_Dogs, but there’s plenty more too. Details can be found here.

CD Projekt Red will host their own pre-E3 event, featuring new footage and details on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. It will be streamed live  on 5 June at 11am PST / 7 pm UK on the game’s website.

It’s Handsome Jack from Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

The ‘Engage’ trailer for Ace Combat Infinity which is now available as free-to-play on PS3.

A new SoulCalibur Lost Swords trailer.

Bethesda has announced Battlecry – a free-to-play title for PC and expected to make a beta appearance in 2015.

See how quickly a house can be built in The Sims 4. In fact, it’s completely unreal. Nothing like sim’ing a real world build.

PlayStation‘s E3 press conference will be shown at selected cinemas in the US. The stream will be on Monday, 9 June at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT, and while tickets are free, space is limited. [More…]

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