Gaming News Wrap [9 Sep 2014]

Breakfast Wrap 02Good morning everyone. Spare a thought for Tuesday. It needs to follow Monday. But don’t worry, we’re here to help you (and Tuesday) feel a little better with the Gaming News Wrap.

Games

Batman: Arkham Knight will be released on 2 June 2015, and will feature two collector’s editions – the Limited Edition and the Batmobile Edition – for PS4 and Xbox One. [More…]

Ubisoft has announced Assassin’s Creed Birth of a New World – The American Saga available for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC from 3 October 2014. The new bundle contains three titles from the series based in the ‘Americas’: Assassin’s Creed III, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD and Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. [More…]

The Day One patch for Destiny contains a “number of changes to Weapons, Builds, Talents, Maps, Activities, Achievements, Progression, game stability and UI,” and “won’t be the last changes to Destiny.” The list of changes in update 1.0.1 is pretty comprehensive and can be found here.

There’s a number of Read Dead Redemption inspired Jobs for GTA Online available to download. The user-created Jobs are free and feature races, deathmatch and variations on Red Dead’s ‘Hold Your Own’ and ‘Grab the Bag’ modes. Details can be found here.

EA has delayed the release of NBA Live 15 by three weeks. The game is now available 28 October according to the official website. The game was originally scheduled for release on 7 October, alongside 2K’s NBA 2K15.

First-person horror title Slender: The Arrival will hit the PS3 and Xbox 360 on 23 and 24 September respectively. The game will feature all the content from the PC version, as well as “brand new story elements and features extended levels that continue to unfold the Slender Man mythos”. The game will cost $9.99.

EA has been accused of dropping a number of features from NHL 15 which hits Xbox One and PS4 this week. A list of missing modes and features can be found here. However, it seems that EA has got plans to bring in new modes via free updates over the next two months.

If it’s your sort of thing, a Sims 4 gamer has recreated a number of sitcom sets in the game. Seinfeld, Golden Girls, Friends and Arrested Development are all recreated in loving detail. Or something.

Consoles & Hardware

Sony has revealed a new ‘Silver Wired Headset‘ for the PS4 and PS3, as well as a glacier white version of the current Gold Wireless Stereo Headset. The new Silver Wired Headset is out ‘this fall’ (autumn in the northern hemisphere) at a price of $69.99. [More…]

Industry

The writer of Evolve and Spec Ops, Walt Williams, has announced his departure from 2K. It seems he will be moving into indie games in the near future. [More…]

It seems that the future of console gaming in Japan will be determined by the success (or not) of Final Fantasy XV. [More…]

John Vechey – the last remaining co-founder of PopCap Games – has left EA to focus “some time working with environmental news non-profitGrist.org,” and “taking some non-violence workshops”. [More…]

Next Level Games has a prototype of a new Metroid game running, before developing Luigi’s Mansion 2 for Nintendo. [More…]

eSports

ESPN president John Skipper has said that eSports is “not a sport, it’s a competition. Chess is a competition. Checkers is a competition. Mostly, I’m interested in doing real sports.” Ouch. But who needs ESPN right? Right?! [More…]

Videos

The October Xbox One System Update has been revealed and will bring improvements to Snap, as well as TV and media improvements. All the changes can be found here.

Didn’t pick up Destiny and want to torture yourself a little more? Have no fear, here’s the first fifteen minutes of the game. There are also plenty of screenshots here.

If you thought beating Dark Souls bosses was tough enough with a controller, how about using a Rock Band guitar…

A look back at the past season of competitive League of Legends.

The Nintendo Entertainment System (or NES to those old enough), “looks like a brick from 1920,” according to teenagers…

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