Gaming News Wrap [5 Aug 2014]

News Wrap 04Good morning all. Impress your friends and work colleagues with this gaming news which you can use at the water cooler conversation.

Games

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare could become a new sub-series, but while Sledgehammer “loves the idea”, it will still be up to Activision to sign off on it. [More…]

The Destiny beta saw over 3.7 billion aliens killed, 6.5 million guardians created and about 350 million guardians were killed in multiplayer. Those and more stats can be found in this beta infographic. Meanwhile, the limited Destiny: Ghost Edition is selling for crazy money on eBay. The RRP for the package is $149.99, but a number of completed sales show final offers of over $600, with one closing offer hitting $1,025. [More…]

Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 has seemingly been by a listing on classification board ESRB. [More…]

Undead Labs has revealed its new project, which is a mobile RPG called Moonrise.

The original BioShock is heading to iOS devices this summer and promises to deliver “the complete experience” offered on PC and consoles.

Flappy Bird is back. Now called Flappy Birds Family, it is only available for the Amazon Fire TV and features multiplayer along with other additions.

Consoles & Hardware

The white Xbox One has been confirmed by Microsoft, and will be a Sunset Overdrive bundle. [More…]

EA Access on the Xbox One does not require Xbox Live Gold membership, however, some game features will themselves require it. [More…]

The rainbow coloured ‘GayStationPS4 console has sold for 28,300 Swedish Krona or around £2448. Or about… R44,000…

Industry

The Last of Us: Remastered is the fifth biggest launch of 2014 to date. It sits behind Watch Dogs, Titanfall, Wolfenstein: The New Order and Infamous: Second Son overall. 

Naughty Dog has seen two of their lead developers leave and join Infinity Ward. [More…]

No Man’s Sky is a timed exclusive. At least, it will arrive on the PC after its PS4 launch. There is no indication that the game will even head to the Xbox One. [More…]

The next Yakuza game is scheduled to be revealed on 24 August. [via AllGamesBeta]

Monopoly will be launching a Legend of Zelda licensed version of its board game in September. [More…]

The Dead Island movie is still alive – or undead at least. Deep Silver and production company Occupant are looking for a director and plan to kick off production in 2015. [More…]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

The ‘Showtime’ map from the Call of Duty Ghosts ‘Nemesis’ DLC.

There’s new DLC heading to Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, and it’s all about ‘Bath and Bedtime’…

Some new Hyrule Warriors footage.

The full Nintendo Direct presentation, which revealed four new playable characters for Hyrule Warriors.

About Zombie Dredd

Wannabe gaming journalist. Wannabe zombie. And sometimes clan leader of OAP. Clint O'Shea when in his human disguise.