Gaming News Wrap [4 Aug 2014]

News Wrap 05Good morning everyone. We hope it was a good weekend for you all. It’s a bit of a quiet start in the Gaming News Wrap today.

Games

Two free DLC packs have been announced for Sniper Elite III. One is the ‘Lost Valley’ multiplayer, while the second is the ‘Sniper Rifles’ pack.

Ultima Forever is not forever. The iOS game will be seeing the end of its life start on 29 August. [More…]

Consoles & Hardware

The white Xbox One has been spotted for sale on a French retailer’s website. Whether that means it is heading to general retail is unknown. [via AllGamesBeta]

Industry

SCEA has registered a domain for ‘Million Ways Game’. [via AllGamesBeta]

Gearbox is attempting to distance itself from the class action suit which claims that the studio and publisher Sega falsely advertised Aliens: Colonial Marines in a deliberately misleading manner. [More…]

Sega has seen its profits drop sharply in their first financial quarter of the year. While revenue was only slightly down year-on-year, but brought down by high expenses. [More…]

eSports

This past weekend saw Gfinity‘s G3 event hosted at the Copper Box in London. With five titles and over $100,000 up for grabs it was certainly one of the biggest eSports tournaments in the UK, and Gfinity’s biggest to date. The notable results were:

  • Call of Duty Ghosts: Team EnVyUs ($30,000) | Epsilon eSports ($15,000) | FaZe ($5,000) | OpTic Nation ($5,000) [More…]
  • CS:GO: Virtus.Pro ($20,000) | Titan ($10,000) | Fnatic ($5,000) | Dignitas ($5,000) [More…]
  • FIFA 14Epsilon Vinch ($7,500)
  • StarCraft IILiquid Bunny

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

Destiny has a soft level cap of 20, but you can level up further by way of ‘Motes of Light’.

Check out the agility and control in FIFA 15. If only you were that good in real life. EA has also confirmed that FIFA 15 will not feature any domestic teams or players from Brazil, other than the national team.

The ‘Goldrush’ map trailer for Call of Duty Ghosts ‘Nemesis’ DLC.

…and the Dynasty map from the Call of Duty Ghosts ‘Nemesis’ DLC.

And if that wasn’t enough Call of Duty Ghosts, here’s the Subzero map from ‘Nemesis’.

‘You’ve got Wang’… it’s a trailer for Shadow Warrior.

Sacred 3 has launched in European territories with the US tomorrow, and it wouldn’t be so without a launch trailer.

Impa and a spear feature in yet another Hyrule Warriors trailer.

Microsoft will hold its Gamescom media briefing on 12 August at 1pm BST/2pm CEST/8am EDT/5am PDT.

However, the day before (11 August) from 6pm BST/7pm CEST/1am EDT/10am PDT you can catch the world premiere of the Call of Duty Advanced Warfare multiplayer.

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