Gaming News Wrap [3 Sep 2014]

News Wrap 04Good morning all. Midweek means middle of the road news. Not really – we’re just running out of things to say here…

Games

The recently announced update six for Titanfall has been released for the Xbox One and PC versions of the game. The Xbox 360 version will follow.

16 new Flight School Jobs have been added to GTA Online. As well as the new Jobs, a New Flight School Jobs Playlist featuring an assortment of the new Jobs has been added, with Double RP being rewarded all week long. [More…]

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will be out this Friday (5 September) for a price of $19.99 or $4.99 if you upgrade from the Xbox 360 version. Existing Xbox 360 Minecraft gamers can also get all the DLC already purchased for free in the Xbox One version. [More…]

The first 25 DLC songs for Dance Central Spotlight have been revealed. Each song will cost $2, while the game itself will ship with 10 songs for $10. [More…]

How to Survive – the isometric zombie survival adventure – is heading to PS4 and Xbox One this autumn with How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition, which will be spruced up and feature all the game’s DLC. [More…]

A day one patch for The Sims 4 has been released and fixes a few game crashes brought about by certain scenarios, including the game hanging when a Sim marries the Grim Reaper.

Consoles & Hardware

Update 1.76 is now available for the PS4. The 320MB update’s “main feature” is that “system software stability during use of some features has been improved.” [More…]

Sales & Discounts

It’s this week’s Deals with Gold. On Xbox One that means Child of Light and Lococycle is discounted, while on Xbox 360 Activision titles (including Prototype, early Call of Duty and more) and Resident Evil are some of the highlights. Details can be found on Major Nelson’s Blog.

The US PS Store update is now live and features new additions to the games available, FIFA 15 and NBA 2K15 for pre-order, the new PS Plus Instant Game Collection and a number of discounted EA titles. There is also an inFamous Second Son flash sale until Friday and the game is available for $39.59.

Industry

EA Access will be rolling out to 19 new countries later this month, including South Africa, as well as seeing Need for Speed Rivals being added to ‘The Vault’. NHL 15 and FIFA 15 will be added to the trials, with EA Access members getting six hours game time in each game, as well as getting tp play each game five days before the release date. [More…]

Sony has released an open source, Direct X 11-based 3D level editing development tool. The Level Editor can be downloaded here. [More…]

Street Fighter 4 lead Yoshinori Ono and developer Dimps working on a mystery new fighting game and are hiring new staff to work on it. [via Twitter]

Over 1300 developers have signed an open letter asking on the games community to crack down on “hateful, harassing” commenters.

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

As if you could ever get enough of Destiny, here’s ‘Planet View’. A “chance to walk through the Moon, Mars, and Venus of Destiny, using Google’s familiar exploration tools.” Head to destinyplanetview.com to experience it.

A ‘visuals’ trailer for NBA Live 15 which focuses on the (you guessed it) visual improvements in the game.

Free-to-play Warframe is now available for the Xbox One. You can of course spend real world currency to get in-game currency to level up.

A gameplay video of Obsidian’s free-to-play tank game Armored Warfare has been released.

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