Gaming News Wrap [29 Oct 2014]

News Wrap 03Well hello there… if you’re looking for gaming news and videos, you’ve come to the right place.

Games

Rockstar Games has revealed some content which will be exclusive to returning GTA V players – that is players who played the game on PS3 and Xbox 360 and play it again in the new ‘upgraded’ PS4 and Xbox One versions. Included are new events, rewards, weapons and more. Full details can be found here.

Bungie has patched the Vault of Glass boss exploit in Destiny with update 1.0.2.3. The update also promises “a more stable experience for all players”. [More…]

Star Wars Battlefront from DICE will be released in the ‘Holiday’ of 2015. [More…]

Meanwhile, DICE and EA have penciled in a ‘Holiday 2016’ release window for Battlefield 5. [More…]

Battlefield Hardline has received a new release date of 17 March in the US and 19 March in Europe. [More…]

Techland has decided to can the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Dying Light, as “older consoles just couldn’t run the game and stay true to the core vision of Dying Light at the same time”. [More…]

Telltale Games is promising that Game of Thrones “IS premiering later this year.” That’s the word from the studio’s community and PR specialist Laura Perusco.

Blizzard has banned “several thousand” Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft players until 2015 for using bots to cheat. [More…]

Ninja Theory’s PS4 exclusive Hellblade apparently only needs to sell 200,000-300,000 copies to recoup its development budget. [More…]

Consoles & Hardware

Update 2.0 for the PS4 is now live. It weighs in at around 218MB.

The PS Vita and PS TV have received update 3.35 which adds 4-player remote play.

Sales & Discounts

This week’s Deals with Gold are now live. Titanfall – the game and season pass – are discounted on the Xbox One, while the Xbox 360 gets a few zombie and horror games discounted, as well as Grand Theft Auto. Full details can be found here.

Industry

EA CEO Andrew Wilson has said that the uptake for EA Access is “well beyond early expectations”.

Ex-Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has seen his lawsuit against Activision for the use of his likeness in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 dismissed by a judge. [More…]

Videos

The season pass for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare has been revealed and includes four map packs – Havoc, Ascendance, Supremacy, and Reckoning. Havoc will be available first in January on Xbox, and getting the season pass brings bonus weapons and early access.

Far Cry 4‘s game director Patrik Methe has revealed his five most memorable experiences from the game.

The first Alien Isolation DLC pack, Corporate Lockdown,  is now generally available on Xbox, PlayStation and PC for £5.59/€6.99/$7.99 if not bought as part of the season pass.

The launch trailer for Lords of the Fallen.

Tropico 5 has been dated for release on Xbox 360. The game will be available via retail or digital download from 7 November. The PS4 version of the game is scheduled for 2015.

World of Tanks on the Xbox 360 has 28 new French tanks, and they’re all free. Vive La France!

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