Gaming News Wrap [30 Mar 2015]

News Wrap 01Hello Monday, my blue friend…

Games

The next content update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection (due in April) will “address a variety of issues across the game,” as well as adding “more ranked playlists”. [More…]

Some may not have noticed it, but the recent update (1.08) to GTA V brought about a graphical ‘downgrade’ on Xbox One and PS4. This was not intentional it seems and Rockstar is working on a fix for an upcoming patch. [More…]

Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin will offer those that own Dark Souls 2 on PC already an upgrade at a discounted price. The PC requirements for the game have been revealed too. [More…]

A fix for a progression bug in Bloodborne is in the works. The issue occurs when players activate a multiplayer session in the Forbidden Woods using the Sinister Resonant Bell or Small Resonant Bell, and sees the necessary ‘Lunarium Key’ not appearing where it should be. [More…]

The ‘Blackrock Mountain’ expansion for Hearthstone will be available for Windows, Mac, iPad and Android tablets on 2 April in the Americas region, and 3 April in Europe, Korea, Taiwan and China. Three new cards have also been revealed.

Final Fantasy 15‘s main cast is an all-male one to make it “more approachable”… [More…]

The Wii U version of Zelda will not be launching in 2015, nor will it be shown at E3 this year. [via Twitter]

Consoles & Hardware

The PSN Service Status Indicator (or the real-time server status page for PSN, if you prefer) will be launching for Europe soon. The service is already available in the US. [More…]

Industry

Sony has regained the Bloodborne trademark after accidentally losing it last week. We’re pretty sure remembering to extend a trademark is a lot easier to do than survive the tough-as-nails game itself. [More…]

Deck13 Interactive – the developer of Lord of the Fallen – have cheekily taken to Twitter to offer Hideo Kojima a job as head of game design. [via VG24/7]

The gameplay designer for Destiny, Josh Hamrick, has announced that he is leaving Bungie and moving to Bethesda.

eSports

Denial eSports grabbed the winner’s cheque of $400,000 at the 2015 Call of Duty Championship. They beat Revenge (who earned $200,000 for their trouble) 3-2 in the final. Denial’s James “Clayster” Eubanks was named tournament MVP.

Tickets for Dota 2 ‘s The International have already sold out. The two pases sold out in six minutes and four minutes respectively.

Screenshots

Videos

Halo 5 Guardians will be released on 27 October. Have some trailers to celebrate.

A trailer for ‘Infection’ which heading to Call of Duty Advanced Warfare. You can also find out about what is heading to the game by way of the DLC in this VG24/7 interview.

Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious Expansion is now available for free on Xbox One and Xbox 360. It is free until 10 April.

A new trailer for Mortal Kombat X.

Erron Black get a Mortal Kombat X trailer.

And if that’s not enough Mortal Kombat X, here’s the TV Spot.

DriveClub gets buggies.

MotoGP15 has already been announced, so here’s an announcement trailer to announce just that.

Check out the updated graphics and lighting for MLB 15 The Show.

Two new trailers for Tekken 7.

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