Gaming News Wrap [3 July 2013]

News Wrap 03Good morning you delectable delights. And you gamers. And other weirdos. We love you all equally – you all taste the same to us. Oh right, this is the Gaming News Wrap not a menu. As you were.

GTA V news is the best way to start right? The game will require a massive 8GB installation to play on Xbox 360 and PS3. It will also ship on two discs on Microsoft’s console, but one is for install and the other for playing. There is also a little talk of PC and a new gameplay video coming soon. There’s a little more for you (including some multiplayer) over on the Q&A session on Rockstar’s site.

Uplay has been hacked, and Ubisoft has suggested users change their password. “During this process, we learned that data was illegally accessed from our account database, including user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords. No personal payment information is stored with Ubisoft, meaning your debit/credit card information was safe from this intrusion. As a result, we are recommending you to change your password by clicking this link.” [via Ubisoft Forums]

The Ultimate Game Sale (Day 2) features… a lot less interesting games than it did yesterday.  Lego games, Kinect Sports 2 and more is discounted by at least 50%. Full list here.

Edge magazine is making a bold and direct statement on the cover of their next issue. “This is your next console,” is the coverline referring to the PS4. The cover also claims “Microsoft blew it”. Let’s just see what happens still a little. Microsoft does have a long way to go to catch up, but they’re trying. Sorta.

Titanfall has walked off with the E3 Game Critics award for ‘Best of Show’. EA did pretty well generally scoring a total of eight awards as voted by the US media. [via CVG]

The Gran Turismo 6 demo is now available for download on PS3.

Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford has defended Aliens: Colonial Marines, saying it wasn’t intended to exploit, but meant to “entertain”. He said lots more, but we’ll revert you to CVG for the rest.

Beyond Good & Evil 2 will be a next-generation title only because running the game on current-gen hardware is possible but “painful”. It is a “very ambitious game” according to creator Michel Ancel and is already in “active” development for next-gen consoles. [via GameReactor]

Capcom will not be at Gamescom this year. They are however expected at the Tokyo Game Show, which runs for four days from 19 September. [via VG24/7]

NBA 2K14 will feature 14 basketball teams from the Euroleague for the first time in the franchise’s history. [via AllGamesBeta]

The ‘Vengeance’ DLC for Black Ops 2 is now out on Xbox 360 as a timed exclusive. The DLC brings four new multiplayer maps and a new zombies map for 1200MSP.

It’s the launch trailer for the ‘400 Days’ DLC coming to The Walking Dead over the next week or so.

The fourth episode in the developer’s series of The Last of Us has been released. It’s them or us. Apparently.

The pre-order bonus for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII has been revealed by way of this trailer.

A new video for Puppeteer has been released. Sony has also confirmed – but not dated – a demo for the game which will be available on PSN Europe.

Chris Wynn has announced his departure from Epic Games to join BioWare’s next Mass Effect development team. He joins the list of a number of other significant departures from Epic Games over the last year. [via CVG]

Outcast – a game this writer fondly remembers from the late 90s – might be coming back to life. The original authors of the game have bought the intellectual property rights from Atari and plan to revive the franchise. [via AllGamesBeta]

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