Gaming News Wrap [4 Feb 2015]

News Wrap 08And we’re off again on the merry-go-round that is the Gaming News Wrap.

Games

A number of special editions for Mortal Kombat X have been revealed, with the most expensive selling for £100. The Mortal Kombat X Kollector’s Edition a Scorpion figurine by Coarse, in-game items and the game. For £90 there’s a similar edition that features a non-Coarse Scorpion figurine. A Premium Edition (download only) and a Special Edition has also been announced. [More…]

The PC requirements for Battlefield Hardline have been revealed with the 60GB hard-drive space being the eye-watering requirement. The full PC specs are available here.

All the Warcraft 3 models and assets are now available for use in the StarCraft 2 editor. [More…]

OlliOlli will be arriving on the Xbox One, 3DS and Wii U on a still to be confirmed date in mid-March.

The multiplayer component for Borderlands 1 on PS3 is running again following the closure of GameSpy last year. A new game update is available and will need to be downloaded to venture back into Pandora with friends. [More…]

Sales & Discounts

This week’s deals on Xbox Live are now, yes, live. Far Cry 4 features at 33% off on Xbox One and 40% off on Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 also offers discounts to Assassin’s Creed Rogue, Payday 2, Darksiders 2 and more. Details can be found here.

Consoles & Hardware

Five new titles have been added to PlayStation Now – Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, God of War II HD, Red Faction: Armageddon, Galaga Legions DX and Arcana Heart 3 take the number of titles available to 109.

A new faster, Windows 10-compatible Raspberry Pi 2 has been released and retails for approximately the same price as the original: £22.85 excluding VAT. [More…]

Industry

Ubisoft has reinstated the keys they deactivated (purchased with stolen credit cards) but only for “consumers who already had successfully activated and started playing the games.” Keys not yet sold or activated have been permanently deactivated now. [More…]

45 million units of GTA V have been sold to retailers in the time ending on 31 December 2014, with around 10 million being copies of the game on PS4 and Xbox One. [More…]

eSports

LDLC has parted ways with their CS: GO team. The team recently won the Aspen X Games and are considered by many as the best team in the world, and have moved to Call of Duty organisation Team Envy who now have the perfect opportunity to expand to the PC competitive scene to compliment their Xbox One participation. [More…]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

The Battlefield Hardline beta has started, and to celebrate the fact, a new trailer has been released.

A new trailer for Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin.

A TV commercial for The Order: 1886.

A video preview of the ‘One More Match’ DLC for WWE 2K15.

The launch trailer for Dead or Alive 5: Last Round. The game will hit PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360 on 20 February, while the Steam version has been delayed until 30 March.

WildStar has a new patch which adds dungeons, housing, shiphands, and more.

The first gameplay trailer for Night Cry has been released with the game still short of its $300,000 Kickstarter goal.

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