Gaming News Wrap [6 Dec 2013]

News Wrap 08Good morning humans, gamers and future members of the zombie horde. It’s Friday, so you know what that means? No more Gaming News Wrap until Monday.

Games

A Call of Duty Ghosts ‘hot fix’ update has been released across all platforms. The update fixes various hacks including “invisibility” and “god mode”. Infinity Ward has also released a full title update for the Xbox One version of the game. [More on CVG]

A Battlefield 4 title update on the PS3 and PS4 has started to roll out and fix the “one-hit kill bug”. [More on Battlelog]

Fallout 4 will not be shown at this weekend’s Spike VGX event. And that’s straight from the mouth of the man who should know. Bethesda VP of PR and marketing Pete Hines said via Twitter: “No, folks. I am not going to VGX. Bethesda is not showing/talking about anything at VGX. Just some PR meetings in LA. Take deep breaths.”

F1 2013 and Metal Gear Solid HD Collection are the games currently discounted in the EU PlayStation Store‘s Christmas promotion. Jump to is as the deal will probably be gone by the end of the day, to be be replaced by a new one.

A new Payday 2 weapon pack is available for the game. The ‘Gage Weapon Pack #01’ costs 4.99/£3.99 9on Steam), and adds frag grenades for the first time in the series, along with three new guns; The Signature .40 pistol, Eagle Heavy rifle and the SpecOps submachine gun.

The digital upgrade to Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be available in “early June” (2014) on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with the PC version due in August. The upgrade will cost $14.99 (€14.99) on PS3 and Xbox 360, and a retail version (which includes all costume DLC and the new content) will be available for $39.99 (€39.99).

A PS Vita version of Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus looks set to be on the cards following a listing by the European classification body PEGI. [More on CVG]

A 20-level DLC pack for PS Vita game Stealth Inc has been released. ‘The Lost Clones’ is also available for PlayStation 3 in Europe and North America for £2.99 / $3.99.

The free Heroes of Dragon Age is available to download on iOS and Android devices. You can buy upgrades if you like, but why not level up for free rather? [More on Eurogamer]

Hardware

We’re not sure why, but Valve engineer Ben Krasnow has invented two input devices. The one you use your tongue to control, the other – and we can’t believe we’re typing this – your bum. More (including videos) on Eurogamer.

Industry

Microsoft has said it is “alarmed” over reports of “concerted effort by some governments to circumvent online security measures” and gain access to private consumer data. The company has promised to take action to prevent it, and will “ensure governments use legal process over technological brute force”. [More on CVG]

Microsoft has shut its Victoria, Canada game design studio rather “centralize development in our Vancouver Studios”. [More on CVG]

Another 62 Blockbuster UK shops will be closed this week, resulting in 427 jobs being lost. [More on Eurogamer]

Screenshots

Videos

An Xbox One ‘Ticks and Tips’ video. It features tricks. And tips.

The Gran Turismo 6 TV commercial. The game is out today.

And more GT6 – this time it’s the intro video for the game.

A teaser trailer for the ‘Snowdrop Engine’ which powers Ubisoft’s The Division. On 9 December, a full reveal is promised.

Assassin’s Creed Pirates has been launched for high end smartphones and tablets at a price of £2.99.

Double Dragon Trilogy has launched on the App Store for £1.99 and Google Play for £2.69.

eSports

League of Legends pro gamers have have to sign a contract which prevents them from streaming rival titles. League Championship Series players may not advertise “during or adjacent to League of Legend content during the term”, as Riot Games wants to “ensure a true professional setting”. [More on CVG]

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