Gaming News Wrap [4 June 2014]

News Wrap 03Good morning. It’s that time of the week again. Yes, it’s the midweek Gaming News Wrap, meaning it’s the middle of the week.

Games

This week’s Deals with Gold have been revealed. On Xbox One, Call of Duty Ghosts and NBA 2K14 feature, while on Xbox 360, those two titles are joined by Far Cry, Ghost Recon, Saints Row IV and more. Full details are available here.

June’s Games with Gold are now available for Xbox One gamers. Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault are yours to keep as long as you are a Gold member.

Destiny is “the same game” on all platforms. In fact, Bungie’s Pete Parsons said he hopes “players will be pleasantly surprised by how appealing it is on [last generation hardware]”. Don’t worry we assume he is referring to the features and not the graphics. [More…]

Forza Horizon 2 has three times more drive-able area than the first game and more than 700 events. The game is expected to include more than 100 hours worth of content set across the French Riviera and Northern Italy. [More…]

The ‘Invasion’ DLC for Call of Duty Ghosts on Xbox 360 and Xbox One is now available. Four new maps and the next episode in ‘Extinction’ can be yours for £8.06 / $14.99 or free as part of the season pass. The Xbox 360 version weighs in at 1.52GB.

There’s a flash sale on the US PSN until Friday which includes RPG games discounted by up to 75%. Full details are available here.

OlliOlli will be a Cross-Buy title across the Vita, PS3 and PS4. The PS3 and PS4 versions will be available for free (if you own the Vita version) on 22 July.

Want to know more about the future of Unreal Tournament? Well, Epic Games have decided to remind you all about it.

There’s an Origin sale on the go and discounts are up to 70% on 50 titles. Battlefield, Dead Space and Mass Effect are just some of the titles on sale. The full list is available here.

Consoles & Hardware

Update 1.71 for the PS4 has been released. The main feature is that “system software stability during use of some features has been improved.” [More…]

A Wii U system update has been released in the US and adds the quick start menu, as well as the GamePad alerts functionality getting enabled.

Industry

Watch_Dogs has sold four million units in its first week, which includes over one million being sold in the first 24 hours of release.

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

The June Xbox One update is now live and adds external storage, real names and the start of Games with Gold. [More…]

A new Battlefield 4 update is out on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, with the PS4 and Xbox One version following later this week. The update adds a unique option to help reduce server lag, as well as a number of other fixes. Details here.

You may already know that Batman: Arkham Knight has been delayed until 2015, but maybe this video will make it a little better.

Crytek has revealed HUNT: Horrors of the Gilded Age, which will hit PC and consoles. The game is a co-op shooter where up to four players “band together to fend off an onslaught of bloodthirsty creatures and track down breathtaking bosses.”

Murdered Soul Suspect launch trailer.

The demo for EA Sports UFC is now available for PS4 and Xbox One. And here’s some gameplay footage if you can’t get it for some reason.

Ultra Street Fighter IV digital upgrade is now out. If you buy the game on PSN in the first week of release, you will get the 2014 Challengers Costume Pack for free. If you already own Super Street Fighter IV or Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, you can download the new content for €14.99 / £11.99. The complete Ultra Street Fighter 4 digital bundle will be released on August 8 for €29.99 / £19.99.

Samurai Warriors 4 will be out in North America for PS3, PS4, and PS Vita on 21 October, and in Europe on 24 October.

WildStar is now officially available. This might be one MMO you may want to try.

The sixth bit of DLC is coming to PayDay 2 on 17 June. ‘The Dentist’ is – as all PayDay 2 DLC is – for PC only. [More…]

It seems you can’t get enough of Goat Simulator

And to end, real pets. Kinda. In the form of PlayStation Vita Pets. It’s out now.

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