Gaming News Wrap [7 May 2015]

Breakfast Wrap 04Yes, the Gaming News Wrap is all about the gaming, the news and the breakfast wrap to the left. Because you need to get your day off to a start with at least two of those. [And who needs food when you have gaming and news, right? – Undead Ed]

Games

It looks like Destiny will be getting a bit of an overhaul in September, along with a new bit of DLC called ‘The Taken King’. None of this is actually confirmed and is via a leaked internal schedule. [More…]

There is no aiming-down-ironsights in Star Wars Battlefront. There are however scopes on some weapons. I don’t know why but this just feels like news for the sake of news. [More…]
More importantly, the ATST will be playable in the game, so who needs a gun then? [via Twitter]

The Mortal Kombat X PC patch that erased save files is back, but this time it fixes things rather than breaking them. Sadly, anyone who lost their save file will still be left without their previous progress.

The next hero for Heroes of the Storm is Kael’thas “Kael” Sunstrider – the self-professed Lord of the Blood Elves. [More…]

EVE Online turns 12 today, and to celebrate, CCP is giving players gifts. In-game stuff of course.

Sales & Discounts

The EU PS Store has discounts on Far Cry 4 and The Crew, as well as a host of titles for under €10/£8 until 20 May for both PS3 and Vita. Details can be found here.

Consoles & Hardware

The PlayStation Network will have a lengthy maintenance period next week. The maintenance kicks off at 4:30am (SA time) on 12 May and runs until 2pm (SA time) on 12 May. [More…]

A rumour suggests the Xbox One will be getting a DVR feature later this year to allow users to record TV programs. We’re pretty sure this will not be available in South Africa. [More…]

Grab yourself an Nvidia GTX 980 or the GTX 970 and get The Witcher 3 and Batman: Arkham Knight for free. The offer is available worldwide until 1 June. [More…]

Oculus has announced that the consumer version of Oculus Rift will be available during the first quarter of 2016, with pre-orders opening “later this year”. If you’re wondering what the headset will look like at launch, wonder no more…

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Industry

Sony is planning to skip their press conference at Gamescom this year and rather do one “later in the year” at the Paris Game Show on 27 October. [More…]

Around 80% of all copies of Battlefield Hardline sold were for Xbox One and PS4. Leaving PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 taking the remaining 20% of total sales. [More…]

Activision has announced that Destiny and Hearthstone have made a combined total of “nearly $1B” in non-GAAP revenue life-to-date. The two games also feature 50 million registered users. [More…]

Zynga will be laying off approximately 18% of its work force – or around 360 employees. This downsizing is aimed at saving the company around $100 million annually. [More…]

Videos

How about some PS4 gameplay for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt? OK.

Want to see what will be coming to Destiny with the new ‘House of Wolves’ expansion? Well there’s Prison of Elders (kinda like horde mode) and a new Strike called The Shadow Thief. And there’s videos of both below courtesy of Arekkz Gaming.

About Zombie Dredd

Wannabe gaming journalist. Wannabe zombie. And sometimes clan leader of OAP. Clint O'Shea when in his human disguise.