ws_Cup_of_Coffee_2560x1600Good morning on this public holiday and first day of a long weekend. But that doesn’t stop us…

While you will need Xbox Live Gold Membership to use the Xbox One’s DVR feature, Sony has confirmed you will not require PlayStation Plus for the PS4’s DVR feature. [via Eurogamer]

Microsoft has said that they are “committed” to the Xbox 360 for years still, unlike the transition from their first console to the Xbox 360. [More on OXM]

The alternative plot and ending of The Last of Us has been revealed. We won’t delve into any of it here, but if you’re keen to find out what could’ve been, head over to CVG. Warning… spoilers ahead.

Payday 2 is profitable based on pre-orders alone. A pretty impressive feat considering the game is only arriving next week. [More on Game Reactor]

The upcoming ‘Buried at Sea’ DLC for BioShock Infinite will see players take the role of Elizabeth for the first time. Irrational promise that she will stay true to AI version and will not “play like Booker in a dress”. [More on IGN]

The Drive Club developers reckon the game’s handling sits “sits in the middle between simulation and arcade”. [More on The Guardian]

The Diablo 3 Achievements have appeared online. If you want to see what will constitute a 1000 Gamerscore (other than leveling up), check out the full list on Xbox 360 Achievements.

In case you missed it – we did yesterday – the PlayStation Store in Europe has been updated and there are a number of new items available to download. You should check out Spartacus Legends, the new free-to-play game from Ubisoft,or you could just get your character an outfit for Tales Of Xillia

John Carmack has been joined by Rage creative director Matt Hooper at Oculus VR as Director of Development at the company’s Dallas office. [More on Gamefront]

Capy’s Below is a timed exclusive for the Xbox One and will release on the other platforms later. [More on Capy’s Blog]

Valve has closed their San Francisco office, but the two-man team there has stayed together to develop as an indie. [More on IGN]

Gamescom 2013

Square Enix has revealed their Gamescom line-up. From 21 August until 25 August you can cast you eye over – and try in some cases – Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Thief, Murdered: Soul Suspect, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix and Deus Ex: The Fall, along with trailers of Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III. For something called ‘final’, there sure are a lot of them…

A Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix trailer has been released, and there are screenshots here if you want to see goofy looking, well, Goofy.

http://youtu.be/luCFoDtWGec

Nintendo has revealed their line-up for the Cologne, Germany event. On Wii U there will be Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Sonic Lost World, Wii Party U, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD, Wii Karaoke U by JOYSOUND and Mario Kart 8. For 3DS, you can expect Pokémon X, Pokémon Y, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.

Videos

The unboxing of the Xbox One. You get a console! A Kinect! A power brick! A controller! An HDMI (4k capable) cable! A headset! And paperwork…

Payday 2 – Overkill shows off how to pull the perfect heist.

The Unreal Engine 4 ‘Layered Materials’ demo.

http://youtu.be/dSBLkIDo_Yo