Gaming News Wrap [8 Aug 2013]

News Wrap 04South Africa, it’s the last day of the week. Enjoy the long weekend all.

John Carmack joined Oculus VR as their chief technology officer. He does not appear to have left the firm he founded – id Software. [More on Eurogamer]

If you pre-ordered your PS4 in the UK after 6 August, there is now no guarantee that you will even get it on launch. [More on Eurogamer]

The Xbox One DVR will only be available to Gold members on Live, as will Skype and OneGuide. [via Xbox.com]

Do you need and want to know more about Dragon Age: Inquisition? We do, and the users over at NeoGAF are only too happy to oblige by compiling all the titbits of information from the Games Informer article for you right here.

Take-Two is looking to gain control of the GTAV.com domain name – which is currently registered with a Spanish resident, but redirects to the official Grand Theft Auto V website. [More on Fusible]

MP1st have got their hands on avast number of Battlefield 4 multiplayer videos. The videos were apparently sent to fans of the series by EA and can be seen here and here.

A new patch for the Xbox Live Arcade game State of Decay has been released. Full details available here.

Listings for XCOM: Enemy Within which appeared on Steam and on the Korean Ratings Board might be DLC for XCOM: Enemy Unkown, but details are expected on 21 August. [More on Eurogamer]

The Batman: Arkham Origins collector’s edition has been revealed, and it is a pretty sexy package for the price of £79.99. Whether SA will be getting the collector’s edition is to be confirmed. To see what’s in the box, head to All Games Beta.

You might have a Simpsons RPG to look forward to. One day. Maybe. Either way, there will be more video games based on The Simpsons in the future, according to the series’ executive producer Al Jean. [More on CVG]

Amazon has launched a new digital download service which features over 600 titles including instantly available Xbox Live codes. Yes, it’s not as earth shattering as it sounds.

Former Microsoft games executive Ed Fries reckons publishers may vanish as digital distribution increases. [More on CVG]

Deep Silver has announced Dead Island: Epidemic, which is a free-to-play zombie-themed multiplayer online battle arena game PC game to be revealed fully at Gamescom.

It looks like Left 4 Dead 3 might be a very real thing. Sources close to Valve are reporting it to be true… [More on AllGamesBeta]

Researchers have warn of “pathological game addiction” in a minority of players and warns that steps need to be taken to limit rewards to players for continually playing games. Bah. Just five more minutes. That’s not going to hurt anyone is it? [More on CVG]

Videos

A new teaser trailer entitled ‘Origins’ for Black Ops 2 suggests new DLC is coming and it may well be what the title suggests.

The Summer (or Winter in the case of the Southern Hemisphere) of Arcade has kicked off on Xbox Live with Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons available now for 1200MSP.

Uncover the art of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified in this developer diary.

Zatanna has been announced as a new playable character for Injustice: Gods Among Us. The DLC will be available from 13 August and priced at 400MSP on Xbox 360 and $4.99 / £3.99 on PS3.

Episode 4 of the Payday 2 webseries.

Nintendo has revealed 18 indie games coming to the Wii U.

The Nintendo Direct presentation from last night.

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