Gaming News Wrap [7 Apr 2014]

News Wrap 01Good morning all. It was a great weekend if you’re a fan of SA gaming and eSports, with Team Opulence grabbing the MWEB GameZone Call of Duty Ghosts LAN. Congratulations to the players and crew who made the event a success. More will follow in our full report.

Games

A new update for Titanfall has been released and aims to improve the game’s matchmaking features.

Xbox 360 versions of Titanfall have been released early in some countries. However, due to the official release only being 8 April, players cannot connect to the game’s servers. All you can do until then is install the 1GB required to play on your hard drive. [via CVG]

The developers of Titanfall on Xbox 360 have promised “the true experience”. This means “all the maps, modes, pilots, titans, weapons, burn cards, you name it, found in the Xbox One and PC versions.” The game will run above 30fps with a 6v6 lobby.

The Doom beta will only be available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC, with an Xbox Live Gold membership required for the Xbox One, while a PS Plus subscription is not necessary for the PS4. [More on CVG]

According to a leaked retail image, EA Sports UFC will be available on 17 June and will feature Bruce Lee as a pre-order incentive. [via AllGamesBeta]

‘Cold Cold Heart’ will be arriving on 22 April for Batman Arkham City and will bring with it Batman’s ‘XE Suit’. [More on CVG]

A teaser site for Epic Games’ new game Fortnite has launched.

Trials Fusion will be out for Xbox 360, Xbox One and PS4 on 16 April, and for PC on 24 April. The game will cost £15.99. The minimum PC specs have been revealed, and can be seen here.

Hardware

Xbox 360 emulation on the Xbox One has not been ruled out, and Microsoft is still “thinking [it] through”. [More on Kotaku]

External storage for the Xbox One will be “coming soon”. As soon as Major Nelson has checked on “media support.” There’s no real details other than that. [via Reddit]

A Football Manager Classic 2014 PS Vita bundle has been announced. The bundle – which features the Vita 2000 and a code for the game – will be out on 17 April. Regions and pricing still to be announced.

Industry

There are reports that Xbox One users who were affected by an Xbox Live outage on 11 March have been gifted a seven day subscription as an apology. [More on IGN]

Minecraft has sold over 12 million units on Xbox 360.

Videos

Phil Spencer chats with Major Nelson about his new role as head of Xbox.

Watch as the Vigilante Edition of Watch_Dogs is unboxed before your eyes.

The villains of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 have been revealed.

The Elder Scrolls Online has launched. Watch this launch trailer if you’re not playing it already.

Check out Autobot Catapult and Decepticon Shellshock who will be in Transformers Universe.

A new gameplay video for Bound by Flame.

It’s the Megalodon in Battlefield 4.

Some gameplay footage from the Xbox 360 version of Titanfall has hit the internet.

The first footage from the PS Vita, PS3 and PS4 bound Cel Damage HD has been released.

Warside is a new game on Steam Greenlight. It’s a side-on take on team deathmatch.

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