Gaming News Wrap [8 Apr 2014]

News Wrap 02Good morning all. Let’s not get bogged down with small talk, and get straight into it shall we?

Games

There is reportedly a Borderlands pre-sequel in development at 2K Australia. The rumoured title is expected in 2014 for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 and takes place between the events of Borderlands 1 and Borderlands 2. [More on GamePointsNow]

Warface will be released for the Xbox 360 on 22 April. The game is free-to-play as long as you are an Xbox Live Gold member.

Customizable loadout presets for Battlefield 4 will be available from today as part of the next update. You will be able to swap between tuned-up, customised builds straight from Battlelog. [More on Battlefield Blog]

The recommended PC specs for Watch_Dogs have been revealed, and you will need a fairly capable machine to run the game. [More on Joystiq]

The PC specs for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor have been revealed by the game’s Steam page. The game is due on 7 october for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

1999’s Outcast is getting a remake, with the backing of you. The game has launched a Kickstarter campaign with a target of $600,000.

Mojang’s Scrolls will be heading to tablets. No date was announced, but the PC version can expect some updates. [More on the official website]

Hardware

The first original TV shows for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One are set to debut in June. A number of shows are in production including ‘Every Street United’ (a football reality show), ‘Humans’ (only expected in 2015) and more. [More on Bloomberg]

A new Xbox One system update has been released, but only for players who signed up for the Xbox Update Preview programme. The update fixes issues with Blu-ray playback and the controller, as well as adding a new feature enabling players to manually install downloaded updates instead of having to start a game to do so. [More on CVG]

An update to the Xbox One today will see direct YouTube sharing added to the console. Today also sees the GoPro Channel launch on Xbox 360. [More on Xbox Wire]

Industry

Xbox Entertainment Studios boss Nancy Tellem has said “everyone’s toying with” original content but it’s “unclear how committed they are to that on PlayStation.” [More on Bloomberg]

Android TV is reportedly in development. The Google device will be released to compete with Amazon, Apple and Roku. [More on The Verge]

The landfill site where the Atari E.T. games are buried has been given the go-ahead to excavate. What exactly the plans are once all the cartridges have been dug up is unknown. [More on CVG]

Screenshots & Concept Art

Videos

This is Craglorn, the first post-release zone for The Elder Scrolls Online. The region is designed for four-person groups of at least veteran rank 10.

If you didn’t know, Bruce Lee is do to appear in EA Sports UFC. Now there’s a trailer.

Free-to-play RTS AirMech Arena will be available on Xbox360 “soon”. Xbox Live Gold is required for the multiplayer, while singleplayer is free to everyone. Details and screens here.

It’s all about the stadiums in this MLB 14 The Show trailer.

A behind-the-scenes documentary of Ghost Recon Phantoms.

Check out the tech demo for Yebis 2 – Bravely Default creator Silicon Studio’s rendering engine.

The TV spot for Kinect Sports Rivals.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution third trailer.

The Simpsons goes Minecraft.

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