Gaming News Wrap [5 June 2014]

News Wrap 04Good morning. Welcome to your one-stop shop for all your gaming news and videos, where we jam more into one article than some sites do in a week… and more brains than Undead Ed can stuff in his mouth at once.

And remember that there is other news available on the site too.

Games

Rumours and speculation point to Battlefield Hardline receiving a beta on the PS4. The beta is said to include two new game modes on the map called High Tension. [More…]

There appears to be a bug in Watch_Dogs that causes players to not be able to load their save files after redeeming uPlay rewards. Ubisoft is working on fixing the issue and have said: “If you’re encountering that issue, please submit a ticket to http://support.ubi.com to help move forward. Thanks for understanding.” [More…]

Xbox Mexico is suggesting that a Halo 2 announcement is to be made at E3. This ties in with rumours of the Halo 2 Anniversary supposedly coming out in November this year. [More…]

Amazon has listed The Last Guardian for the PS3 on their site. There appears to be a placeholder date of 31 December 2014, but with E3 around the corner, maybe more is about to be revealed.

Ubisoft and Nvidia will continue their relationship for the PC versions of Assassin’s Creed UnityFar Cry 4The Crew, and The Division. [More…]

Dead Rising 3 has appeared on the Steam database, suggesting the game may be headed to PC. [via AllGamesBeta]

Sales & Offers

Sony has launched a pre-E3 sale on PSN. Decent discounts can be found on titles for the PS4, PS3 and Vita, including Battlefield 4, Dark Souls 2, Assassin’s Creed IV and more. Full details can be found here.

Sniper Elite V2 is available for free on Steam for today only until 10am PST / 6PM BST / 7PM SA Time.

Consoles & Hardware

Phil Spencer has revealed that the “June software dev kit gives devs access to more GPU bandwidth. More performance, new tools and flexibility to make games better”. Good bye Kinect, hello higher resolutions? [via Twitter]

Amazon France has listed a PS4 ‘Ultimate Player’ edition which includes the PS4 (and controller), as well as a PS Vita for the price of €579.99 with a release date of 4 July 2014. [via AllGamesBeta]

Industry

Want to know when to watch E3 streams? Then CVG has you covered.

Media Molecule says it won’t be too much longer” before its new game is revealed, but they won’t be showing anything at E3.

Kings of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and Sony Pictures are in talks for him to direct the long-awaited Metal Gear Solid movie. [More…]

Videos

The EU PS Store update is live and brings some Street Fighter, Murdered: Souls Suspect and more. Details here.

45 new apps are coming to the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, bringing the number of apps available to 225. Coming by the “end of this holiday season” are “optimized-for-TV Twitter integration, Vine, HBO GO, ShowTime Anytime, Comedy Central, Major League Gaming (MLG), and more”. [More…]

The next video in the GRiD Autosport ‘Discipline Focus’ series focuses on open wheel cars.

Find out more about Killzone Shadow Fall‘s new c0-op mode ‘Intercept’.

A new gameplay trailer for Dying Light.

Dark Souls 2 is getting DLC and it will arrive in three episodes. The ‘Lost Crowns’ DLC trilogy will start with ‘Crown of the Sunken King’ on 22 July, ‘Crown of the Old Iron King’ on 26 August and ‘Crown of the Ivory King’ on 23 September. A season pass will be available, or you will be able to buy them all separately. [More…]

Defiance – the MMO tied in to the TV series – is now free-to-play on the PC. The game will go free-to-play on the PS3 and Xbox 360 on 15 July. [More…]

Tetris is coming to the PS4, Xbox One and PC “this fall”. [More…]

Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead will become a table in Zen Pinball 2. Thousands of zombies grown with despair.

A teaser trailer for Planetside 2 on the PS4.

Arena Commander for Star Citizen has been released and is now available to the game’s backers.

A new trailer for Gauntlet.

New character video for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate.

Night in the Woods is coming to the PS4. It looks… interesting. [More…]

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