Gaming News Wrap [31 July 2013]

Breakfast Wrap 03Hello all. Welcome to the part of the week that is either halfway finished, or halfway started – depending on your outlook of life.

Microsoft is looking into yet another u-turn in their Xbox One policies. This time it might be the headset – they may actually include one in the box with their new console rather than force you to use the Kinect. [More on CVG]

In fact, Microsoft lead planner for Xbox One Albert Penello has confirmed via Twitter that third party current-generation headsets will work on the Xbox One by way of an adapter. Hooray!

Xbox Wire has posted an article detailing how the new matchmaking system Xbox One works. ‘Smart Match’ claims it will match to the “perfect players for the perfect game”. It will also free up your time and will let you know when your game is ready.

Crytek “doesn’t believe” in paid for DLC, so it would appear that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have free DLC and updates. However, they did go on to say that should they charge for any extra content that they “think you will appreciate what you get in return.” [More on Examiner]

Take-Two has registered a new trademark for Bully… [More on AllGamesBeta]

Take-Two has reported ‘better than expected’ financial results for its Q1 fiscal 2014 despite a loss of around $62m. [More on CVG] The publisher did see four million copies of BioShock Infinite sold to date, while the firm used the earnings call to announce that GTA IV has sold 25 million copies since 2008. Guess hopes are high then for GTA V…

Sony and Panasonic have outlined their plans for next-gen optical discs which promise recording capacity of at least 300GB by the end of 2015. [More on CVG]

A report by the Australian government states that games in the country are higher than other regions and has concluded that the relatively high prices are “unjustifiable”. [More on CVG]

Still in Australia. The EB Games Expo will be the first opportunity for the folks down under to get their hands on the PS4 and Xbox One.

QuakeCon 2013 will feature a gameplay stream of The Elder Scrolls Online, as well as The Evil Within and Wolfenstein. You can catch the convention in Dallas between 1 and 4 August or watch some of the main stage presentations live on Twitch.TV.

If you want to know what Disney Infinity will cost you (in US Dollars) then hit the information on AllGamesBeta.

Videos

BioShock Infinite heads back down to Rapture in the DLC entitled ‘Burial at Sea — Episode 1’. This pack is included in the BioShock Infinite Season Pass. More details on this twist to the world of BioShock can be found on Eurogamer.

A ‘stop-gap’ arena style DLC fo BioShock Infinite has been released to tide you over until the arrival of ‘Burial at Sea’. The DLC – called ‘Clash in the Clouds’ – is available now for $4.99 or 400MSP on all available platforms, and is included in the BioShock Infinite Season Pass. More details on AllGamesBeta.

Check out the skill system in Payday 2.

Meet the Spy and the Merc in these new Splinter Cell Blacklist videos.

Aisha Tyler gets it in this Watch Dogs video. By “it” we mean she is killed. Perverts. The footage is apparently from an unspecified current-generation console and will certainly make you want a next-gen version rather.

A side-by-side comparison of the shooting and weapon mechanics of GTA V and Max Payne 3 have hit the internet. Of course it should look similar – they’re both Rockstar games.

You can grab the Deep Silver Humble Bundle now. You can pay what you want for this charity driven collection of Saints Row 2, Sacred 2, Risen 2, Saints Row: The Third.

Let’s end with this image which makes it pretty darn clear that on 14 August at 10:30am PDT, you can watch the multiplayer reveal for Call of Duty Ghosts live here.

CoD Ghosts MP Reveal

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