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Games

This week’s Xbox Live Deals (until 12 May) include Fable Anniversary, Fez and Transformers on Xbox 360, with Killer Instinct content being discounted on Xbox One. Details can be found on Major Nelson.

Bungie has confirmed that the beta for Destiny will kick off in July. And that’s as much detail as we have.

The Forza 5 Meguiar’s Car Pack has been released and contains “ten beautiful vehicles inspired by a variety of rare concepts”. [More…]

The US digital version of MLB 14 The Show for the PS4 hit a release delay due to “unforeseen technical issues”but Sony has resolved the issues and the game is now available for download.

Wolfenstein: The New Order will release sans Nazi imagery in Germany and Austria in keeping with German law. [More…]

EA FY 2015 ReleaseNo new Need for Speed is scheduled for 2014. However, “Ghost Games is working on innovative new chapter of the franchise,” confirmed EA CEO Andrew Wilson during a financial call. The call also revealed the EA line-up for their 2015 financial year with at least one “TBA” title. [More…]

EA will reveal a “major new game” powered by the Frostbite 3 engine at E3 in June. The game is in development by a “flagship developer” and will be revealed during EA’s media briefing in LA. Along with that reveal, five other games will be unveiled.

Star Wars Battlefront will make an appearance at E3 this year, with the game “coming along very well.”

The US PS Store has been updated with the usual mix of new releases and sale items. Full details can be found here.

Transistor will be available for the PS4 on 20 May. [More…]

MMORPG WildStar will enter open beta on 8 May and run until 18 May. The game will be released officially on 2 June. [More…]

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn has hit its Indiegogo target on its final day. Now you will all get what you wished for… [More…]

Valve has pulled Steam Early Access game Earth: Year 2066 due to complaints of false marketing by the developer. Refunds will be available to those that bought the game until 19 May. [More…]

Hardware & Consoles

Microsoft is unlikely to “do a dedicated handheld gaming device” according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer. [More…]

Razer has announced the Taipan Gaming Mouse in white. Priced at USD79.99 / €79.99, it features a 8200 dpi 4G laser sensor. Thankfully, it is also available in black. [More…]

Industry

‘Game On’ is the name of Microsoft‘s E3 media briefing and will take place on Monday, 9 June from 9:30am PDT / 5:30pm BST. [More…]

Microsoft Game Studios creative director Ken Lobb insists that their portfolio is as diverse as Sony’s. [More…]

Call of Duty Ghosts is “the number one selling game on next gen consoles, life to date,” according to Activision’s Eric Hirshberg. Despite this, Activision saw its net profit fall year-on-year. [More…]

EA have seen a strong fourth quarter save their financial year and help the publisher post a small net profit of $8 million. In the US, the lastest entry in the publisher’s arsenal, Titanfall, has sold 925,000 units in three weeks, excluding digital sales. [More…]

EA’s partnership with Respawn will continue for “new Titanfall experiences.” [More…]

EA has confirmed that its E3 media briefing on 9 June will be livestreamed for the general public to watch. The briefing will be from 12pm Pacific Time on the EA website or on Twitch TV.

Naughty Dog has hired Assassin’s Creed 3 lead animator Jonathan Cooper and he is now working on Uncharted 4. [More…]

The EVE Online monument in Reykjavik, Iceland has been vandalised, prompting CCP Games to take legal action. [More…]

Oculus envisions a billion-user MMO using Facebook’s network infrastructure. [More…]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

The launch trailer for the God of War Collection on the PS Vita. The game is already available in the US and will be available in Europe on Friday.

The ‘Amazon Fury’ DLC for DC Universe Online has been released for PS3, PS4 and PC.

Titans Attack! will be available for PS Vita, PS3 and PS4 on Wednesday in Europe and Thursday in Australia. The cross-buy game will cost £7.99/€8.99/$11.99.

A sneak peek at the upcoming Batman: Assault on Arkham movie.

This is how you do a speedrun on Legendary in Halo: Combat Evolved.

Mother Russia Bleeds is an old school ultra-violent beat ’em up and is coming to PC next year.