Gaming News Wrap [30 July 2014]

Breakfast Wrap 07Good morning everyone. It’s midweek and we feel like throwing a party. So come on over and bring the brains. Or yourselves…

Games

inFamous First Light will be arriving on disc in Europe after its digital release. It will be out on 26 August in North America, and on 27 August in Europe for $14.99/€14.99 via digital download, while the disc will be available from 10 September.

LittleBigPlanet 3 will be out on the PS4 on 18 November in the US – and most likely 21 November in Europe.

Shadow Warrior will be heading to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 26 September, and will come with “high quality reshaped graphics”, an Arena mode and new campaign content. [More…]

Trials Fusion ‘Riders of the Rustland’ DLC is now available for Xbox and PC, as well as the US PS4 at a price of £3.99/$4.99. The European release for PS4 is expected today. [More…]

Pinball FX2 tables from the Xbox 360 will now be transferable to the Xbox One version of the game, following feedback from gamers. [More…]

PC versions of Borderlands will be playable online again (following the GameSpy shutdown) thanks to Steam. [More…]

Sales & Discounts

This week’s Deals with Gold have been announced and Battlefield 4 fans on both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 can get discounted content at 33% off. On the Xbox 360, FIFA 14, NHL 14 and more are discounted by up to 70%. Details here.

The US PS Store update is now live and features pre-orders (Diablo III and Madden NFL 15), new releases (The Last of Us, Rogue Legacy and Pure Pool) and much more – including discounted and sale items. Full details are available here.

Consoles & Hardware

Update 1.75 for the PS4 is now live and brings 3D Blu-ray support to the console. Details, and PC download, are available here.

SHAREfactory – the PS4 video capture editing programme – is set to get an update today. [More…]

EA Access has been announced exclusively for the Xbox One. Membership (from $4.99 a month) gives you access to ‘The Vault’ (older titles available for download), early access to trials with save games transferable to the full game and discounts of 10% on any digital purchases on Xbox Live. [More…]

Industry

Konami will reveal new details of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain at Gamescom in August. The firm has also promised that PES 2015 will be playable.

The first images from the Hitman Agent 47 movie have been released.

eSports

The International (the recently completed Dota 2 tournament with over $10 million up for grabs) drew more than 20 million unique viewers, with peak concurrent online viewers over 2 million – more than double last year’s peak.

Videos

A campaign trailer for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. Can we see some multiplayer now please? Well that’s coming 11 August. Limited Editions of the game have also been announced.

Ubisoft has revealed Elise – “a character central to Assassin’s Creed Unity’s story” – in this new CGI trailer for Assassin’s Creed Unity. A new figurine based on her and called ‘Elise: The Fiery Templar’, is now up for pre-order and will ship to customers on 14 October. [More…]

Dragon Age Inquisition shows off combat.

The Last of Us Remastered launch trailer.

A new PS4 trailer for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.

Pure Pool is will be available from today on the European PSN. Have a launch trailer to get you in the mood.

The Guardians of the Galaxy will be available for Zen Pinball 2 on PS3, PS4 and Vita from 30 July for €2.99/£2.49.

Team Deathmatch features in this new Unreal Tournament video.

This is Rive – a new ‘robot hacking shooter’ from Two Tribes – which will be heading to consoles and PC.

Watch the Halo: Nightfall panel from Comic-Con. You know you want to.

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