Gaming News Wrap [3 May 2013]

News Wrap 05It’s freaky.  It feels like the second Friday of the week.  Woah.  We’ll just leave you to ponder that over these gaming news nibbles.

Call of Duty: Ghosts is the game on the lips of many right now.  Sledgehammer Games however doesn’t appear to be involved with making the game, as they have tweeted that they are “heads down on [their] next project”.  There’s also no Wii U version to be revealed currently, as Activision say: “We don’t have any news for the Wii U at this time, as we aren’t dating next generation platforms yet. Stay tuned.”  Still sticking with the ghostly game, gamers who pre-order CoD: Ghosts are getting DLC codes for weapon skins to use in Black ops 2.  You have 1 July to redeem them, so jump to it soldier.

Do you like GTA V?  Or at least, do you like what you’ve seen of it so far?  Well, a bunch of gaming sites that doesn’t include us have seen a bit more, and they sound really impressed.  Check out this preview from CVG.

Sony will be hosting its E3 2013 press conference at 6pm (Pacific time) on 10 June, while Microsoft will have the floor a little earlier the same day at 10 (Pacific time).  Expect both to talk their new consoles up a storm.

Borderlands 2_Tina LeakThe fourth piece of DLC for Borderlands 2 is entitled ‘Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep’ according to a now deleted picture tweeted by Gearbox lead writer Anthony Burch. [via IGN]

“Thanks for your patience.”  That’s the words of Kevin Levine to you the BioShock Infinite fan awaiting DLC news.  He didn’t go on to say when exactly news – or a release date – for the DLC was coming.

The Wii U is not just an upgrade from the Wii.  Apparently.  That’s according to messages being sent out by WiiConnect24.  It is the “all-new home console from Nintendo. It’s not just an upgrade — it’s an entirely new system that will change the way you and your family experience games and entertainment.”  The upgrade, sorry, new console has just seen its prices slashed by Asda in the UK, with the Basic costing  £149 and Premium available for £199.

The Metal Gear Solid: Legacy Collection is “too big” for the Xbox 360 release, says Kojima, but it may work on the next generation Xbox. [via CVG]

It looks like both Obsidian and Crystal Dynamics are hunting for employees.  Obsidian is looking for talent for an unannounced project, which is a “unique next-gen game”.  Meanwhile Crystal Dynamics has a job advert mentioning a “brand new AAA game” in the “earliest stages of development”.

Some of Sony‘s top executives have decided not to take bonuses after failing to make the company profitable again.  The executives number 40, including Sony CEO Kaz Hirai, who will give up their bonuses which are worth up to 50 per cent of their salary.  Nothing like South African executives… [via BBC News]

TimeGate Studios has filed for bankruptcy protection.  The Section 8 developer have liabilities said to range between $10 million to $50 million.  The list of creditors includes publisher Southpeak, Epic Games and a pizza outlet owed $34.80.  This comes in the wake of the lawsuit (for “false advertising” against Gearbox and Sega over Aliens: Colonial Marines which TimeGate co-developed.  Sega and Gearbox have essentially both said the lawsuit is “without merit”.  We don’t really agree.

Ubisoft has released the trailer for the multiplayer mode returning to Splinter Cell: Blacklist called ‘Spies vs. Mercs’.

A new Remember Me trailer which focuses on memories.

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