Gaming News Wrap [3 Mar 2015]

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Games

2K Games is shutting down the online servers for NBA 2K14. “You will no longer be able to play ranked games/online association,” but your MyCareer and MyGM saves will not be affected come 31 March.

Previously a Wii U exclusive, Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones will be heading to the PC, PS3, PS4, PS Vita and Xbox One in early April. [More…]

The Mad Catz Xbox One TE2 Arcade FightSticks are now compatible with Dead or Alive 5 Last Round thanks to the latest game patch. [via Twitter]

Sales & Discounts

This week’s Deals with Gold include Assassin’s Creed Unity and Amazing Spider-Man 2 on the Xbox One and Rockstar titles (including L.A. Noire and Red Dead Redemption) with Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2 on Xbox 360. [More…]

Consoles & Hardware

The Xbox 360 will be launching a preview program similar to the one running on the Xbox One in early March. Selected customers will received an Xbox Live message and they will be able to sign-up directly from their Xbox 360. [More…]

Industry

Unreal Engine 4 (and its updates) is now available for free to everyone. There are some terms and conditions of course, but it’s really only if you plan to sell your creation using it. [More…]

Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen will be joining Star Trek Online in honouring the late Leonard Nimoy via in-game memorials. [More…]

eSports

This past weekend saw the European teams battle for their spots and seedings for the Call of Duty Championships scheduled for the end of the month. Team Epsilon were crowned champions of Europe, while 13 other teams also earned themselves spots in Los Angeles. [More…]

Videos

Xbox 360 Gold members will be able to start their Xbox One game collection by purchasing (for free that month) the featured Games with Gold for Xbox One on their Xbox 360.

15 new Prestige levels are coming to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, the rank of Grand Master Prestige being the one to aspire to. [More…]

The hunt begins in this TV spot for Bloodborne.

Battlefield Hardline Premium has been confirmed and will bring four expansion packs featuring new multiplayer maps, modes, vehicles, in-game content and a story, as well as a variety of exclusive content. [More…]

Bombshell, an isometric action role­playing game heading to PC and consoles, has a gameplay trailer. [More…]

Amplitude has released its first gameplay trailer, and had the details of its multiplayer revealed.

Warner Bros. has announced Mortal Kombat X for mobile users. The game is a “a free-to-play fighting/card-battler hybrid that delivers the next evolution in mobile fighting games” and will be available for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Android. [More…]

The Squad Pack (the final DLC) for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham will be available in the UK and SA today for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC and tomorrow (4 March) for PS4 and PS3.

Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power has been announced and will “initially” launch for PC in 2015.

The forest in Kingdom Come: Deliverance is gorgeous. And it’s only in alpha…

17 minutes of gameplay from Firewatch.

Destiny’s ‘Crota’s End’ has been recreated in MineCraft.

Infamous 2, Twisted Metal, R-Type Dimensions, Alone in the Dark: Inferno and Operation Flashpoint: Red River are the additions to PS Now for March.

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