Gaming News Wrap [30 Oct 2014]

News Wrap 04‘ello, ‘ello, ‘ello. What’s going on here then? Just some gaming news and videos.

Games

Bungie has confirmed the release date of Destiny‘s first expansion, The Dark Below, as well as offered some details on what can be expected. The DLC launches globally on 9 December at a price of £19.99, or as part of the Destiny Expansion Pass, which costs £34.99. The level cap has been raised, and the DLC will feature new armour, weapons and gear to the game, as well as new legendary and exotic quality items, to go along with new story content. [More…]

The second closed beta for The Crew will take place from 6 November to 10 November on the Xbox One and PS4. You can register on the waiting list here, while players who preorder the game via the Uplay Shop will get a guaranteed access to the closed beta.

Consoles & Hardware

Sony is looking into the temporary PlayStation Network issues affecting some users following Tuesday’s release of PS4 system update 2.0, as well as reports of Rest mode crashing and other glitches. [More…]

Sales & Discounts

The titles heading to the US Instant Game Collection in November are: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth and SteamWorld Dig (cross-buy compatible) for PS4, Frozen Synapse Prime and Luftrausers (cross-buy compatible) for PS3, and The Hungry Horde and Escape Plan (cross-buy compatible) doe PS Vita.

Industry

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes that Oculus Rift has to sell 50-100m units to be considered meaningful, and that it will take a “few cycles” of the VR headset to reach those numbers. [More…]

Nintendo has posted improved financials on the back of growing Wii U sales. The console sold 610,000 units in the last quarter, taking its lifetime total to 7.29 million.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has recovered from his bile duct surgery and is now well enough to return to work. [More…]

Capcom‘s profits are down 40% in the first half of the current financial year, due mainly to a lack of new releases. [More…]

Videos

Halo 2 Anniversary gets all cinematic with this launch trailer.

Assassin’s Creed Unity gets a PC-focused trailer.

Free-to-play strategy combat game Battle Islands is now available on PS4. [More…]

First-person horror game Grave will be released on the PS4 as well as the already announced versions for Xbox One, PC, Mac and Linux.

A new Final Fantasy Type-0 HD trailer has been released. ‘Enter the Fray’ with the Xbox One and PS4 remake scheduled for release on 17 March 2015 in North America and 20 March in Europe.

Fifteen minutes of Yakuza Zero.

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