Gaming News Wrap [9 July 2014]

News Wrap 03Good morning all. As you know by now, the Gaming News Wrap makes your day start off with a smile, and you don’t want to be known as Mr. or Mrs. Grumpypants now do you?

Games

The second DLC map pack for Titanfall has been detailed. ‘Frontier’s Edge’ will bring three new maps – Dig Site, Haven and Export, either as part of the Season Pass or for $9.99. The DLC has not been dated for release yet. [More…]

‘Dragon’s Teeth’ for Battlefield 4 has been officially confirmed for release on 15 July for all Battlefield Premium members. Four new maps, five new weapons and more will feature in the DLC. Non-premium members can get the DLC from 29 July. [More…]

The DriveClub weather system has been revealed, and you can see what’s got a few people a little excited here.

A PS4 edition of Beyond: Two Souls has been listed by a Swiss retailer (and subsequently removed), suggesting that yet another PS3 game is heading to the new console. [More…]

From Software is aiming to release Bloodborne in early 2015. The PS4 exclusive will also be playable at Gamescom. [More…]

The ‘Defenders of Eorzea’ update (also known as patch 2.3) for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has been released. Full details of the patch contents can be found here.

Project Spark has been given an official release date of 7 October – arriving for the Xbox One and PC via retail and digital download. [More…]

The US PS Store update is now live bringing pre-orders, The Wolf Among Us and a few sale items. Details here.

A new patch has been released for the PC version of The Elder Scrolls Online. Patch 1.2.5 addresses multiple issues with quests, UI and gameplay, and introduces changes to the Veteran system which are designed to make it more solo-friendly. [More…]

Free-to-play MMO Firefall will be released on 29 July after going a little quiet in recent times. [More…]

Hearthstone ‘Curse of Naxxramas’ will arrive in five parts (or ‘wings’) with each costing $6.99/£4.99 or 700 in-game gold. However, discounts are offered if purchased as bundles. [More…]

Zoo Tycoon Friends has been announced for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. The game is free-to-play and is expected this (northern hemisphere) summer. [More…]

Consoles & Hardware

A DriveClub PS4 bundle has been announced for Europe. It has a recommended retail price of €439.99 and looks set to arrive when the game releases on 7 October.

Microsoft is offering selected North American Xbox 360 owners a $75 voucher to upgrade to the Xbox One. [More…]

Sales & Discounts

For today, you can pick up Halo 4, ArcaniA, WWE 2K14, Dragon Age 2 and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate discounted by up to 75% as part of the Xbox 360 Ultimate Game Sale. [More…]

Industry

Cliff Bleszinski’s new studio, Bosskey, is working on a free-to-play PC shooter codenamed BlueStreak for release by Nexon. [via Twitter]

GameStop is looking to partner with developers and publishers to ensure they can have a level of content exclusivity. [More…]

Digital Extremes – the developer of Warframe and Unreal Tournament – is to be bought by Chinese MMO company Perfect World Entertainment. [More…]

The Unity 5 engine will be getting a significant physics update. [More…]

Powers – an original live-action series – will premiere on the US PSN in December. [More…]

The PS4 is struggling in Japan… [More…]

eSports

The many million dollar Dota 2 tournament, The International, is the big eSports event this week and runs until 21 July. With a grand total prize pool exceeding $10 million, the action will be some of the fiercest ever witnessed in eSports. You can find out the schedule of events here. If you’re in Cape Town and want to watch the matches in a social atmosphere, Braccianos in Brackenfell should be worth visiting.

Videos

This is the Collector’s Editions of Destiny. Yes. We want them too.

The sound design for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare in all its glory.

CVG has had a hands-on with Epic Games’ Fortnite. There’s also this gameplay video for your enjoyment.

Update 13.7 for Warframe has been released and adds new characters, weapons, armor, PSN trophies and more. [More…]

Gearbox has announced Battleborn – a first-person MOBA for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The game is currently expected before 31 March 2016. [More…]

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