Gaming News Wrap [6 Nov 2013]

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Title update 1.05 for GTA Online is now live and “addresses some residual issues where occasionally people’s vehicles or vehicle modifications were disappearing due to a cloud save failure” as well as other fixes. The GTA$ Stimulus is now expected in the “next couple of days”. [More on Rockstar Newswire]

There’s a double XP weekend from 8 November for Call of Duty: Ghosts. The double XP weekend will run from 10am PST (8am UK) on Friday until 10am PST on Monday, 11 November on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC.

Sony has confirmed of its PS4 launch event in New York which promises “exclusive world premieres and announcements”. ‘PS4 All Access: Greatness Awaits special event’ kicks off on on 14 November at 11:00pm local time (8pm Pacific, 4am GMT on 15 November), and will be broadcast live via Spike TV, the PlayStation Blog and Ustream.

Indie developers who are enrolled in Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program will have access to Unity game development tools for Xbox One free of charge in 2014. [More on CVG]

The full release schedule for the Xbox Live Game Store is available here. Over the next few weeks, you can expect add-ons for Bioshock Infinite, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, Saints Row IV and WWE 2K14, as well as new games like Final Exam and Contrast.

The new data pack for Konami’s PES 2014 which will bring over 800 new player likenesses and the 11v11 mode, will be available “later this month”.

A new FIFA 14 patch is now available for PC and is expected later this week for Xbox 360 and PS3. Details of the patch can be found on the EA Forum.

Need for Speed is now an EA Sports franchise – as opposed to being an EA franchise. The reason being that the series could “benefit from fresh eyes, [and]could benefit from some different thinking” – EA Studios VP Patrick Soderlund to Polygon.

Want to see a list of all the cars in Gran Turismo 6? Head to Eurogamer then. There’s only 1197 of them…

An Assassin’s Creed IV PS4 bundle has been confirmed for the UK. The bundle will release on 29 November.

The Oddworld Oddboxx will be available from tomorrow on the European PSN for £15.99 / €19.99, and includes: Abe’s Oddysee, Abe’s Exoddus, Munch’s Oddysee HD, Stranger’s Wrath HD, plus a bonus Oddworld “Abe Moon” Avatar. [More on Eurogamer]

The DLC for Metal Gear Rising Revengeance is now available for free in the US, and the game itself has been reduced to $29.99. Confirmation is awaited for other regions.

Square Enix has raised its six month financial forecast following better than expected Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn sales. The title reached 1.5 million registered players on PC and PS3 within two months.

Blizzard has trademarked ‘Warlords of Draenor’ in New Zealand and Australia, suggesting that they may be planning to reveal a new World of Warcraft expansion. [More on CVG]

Nintendo has no plans to abandon the 3DS now that the cheaper 2DS is available. [More on CVG]

The PocketStation by Sony has been reborn as a free PS Vita app for Japan. [More on Siliconera]

Gerard Butler and Vin Diesel are reportedly in talks to star in the Kane & Lynch movie. [More on CVG]

Videos

A PS4 features trailer.

If that’s not enough PS4 marketing for your eyes, then feast them on these four…

The Forza 5 launch trailer.

Episode 1 of the live action Ryse: The Fall web series is out. And below.

A new DriveClub trailer.

If you want to see (another) current-gen vs. next-gen video comparison, here’s Call of Duty: Ghosts.

http://youtu.be/D47U0iMF9KM

The first 25 minutes of Dead Rising 3. Spoilers. And zombies. Obviously.

The launch trailer for Final Exam.

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate ‘Tailgate Party’ DLC trailer.

A SimCity ‘Cities of Tomorrow’ trailer.

A gameplay trailer for Rambo The Video Game. It looks. Erm. It looks. It just. Looks.

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