South Africa wakes up to some of the most thrilling console gaming news in some time. If you haven’t a clue what we’re talking about, then get out from under your rock. South Africa will have a team at the Call of Duty Championship, and there’s also a Gears of War Judgment LAN happening on 21 March… yes, the day before release. More details will be available regarding both later today, but let’s get the morning nibbles out of the way first…
Another mammoth update has accompanied the Xbox 360 launch of Battlefield 3‘s ‘End Game’ DLC. If you only decide to play your Battlefield 3 without wanting to download the DLC to play, you will still be faced with a 1.92BGB update.
Braid’s creator Blow has seemingly confirmed the words of Avalanche Studios and said that the “PlayStation 4 will measure up favorably to today’s PCs thanks to its fast RAM and streamlined gaming environment.” [via CVG]
The ‘Awakened’ DLC for Dead Space 3 is now available for download and weighs in at 1.14GB on Xbox 360. It will cost you 800MS Points on Xbox 360 and £7.99 / $9.99 on PS3 and PC.
More screenshots from Star Wars: The First Assault – the supposed downloadable “predecessor” to Star Wars: Battlefront III - have been published on Kotaku. There are X-Wings and Tie Fighters and Stormtroopers and more. Check them here.
SCE Santa Monica has said on the PlayStation Blog that it has “a substantial DLC plan” for God of War: Ascension. In the meantime, here’s some Hades for you to enjoy.
Sleeping Dogs‘ new DLC ’Year of the Snake’ is now available for your enjoyment. The DLC continues Wei Shen’s story as he rejoins the Hong Kong Police Department in missions set immediately after the main game. You can pick up ‘Year of the Snake’ for 560MS Points on Xbox 360 and $6.99 / €5.49 / £4.39 on PS3 and PC. If you want to see some screenshots from the DLC, you can see some on AllGamesBeta.
If you’re hankering for a little slicing and dicing, then feast your eyes on this Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge launch trailer – even though the game is still weeks away (2 April in the US and 5 April in the EU). However, the demo is now available on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.
Another demo you can grab right now is for Army of Two: The Cartel. Get it now, this trailer tells you.
Ubisoft have released a new trailer about Ratonhnhaké:ton – “the hero who will rise to fight the unjust and tyrannical King Washington” in Assassin’s Creed III. He has the power of a Wolf (pack…).
Over on the EU PSN, they have zombies for sale. We find this kind of zombie trafficking disgusting to be honest, and… Oh. Sorry. It’s Resident Evil games on sale actually. Prices have been cut by “up to 50%” and includes pretty much every Resident Evil ever released. [via PlayStation Blog]
Continue the sale theme (‘cos we all love sales right?), Square Enix has announced their “biggest Xbox Live sale ever” which runs until 19 March and includes Sleeping Dogs, Deus Ex and some Lara.
There are a few specials on Xbox Live this week, but check out the good Major for details.
The price of the Vita in the US has reportedly been cut by $100, and employees at a number of Sony stores have told Joystiq that the 3G Vita model is being discontinued. It appears to be unclear whether this price is permanent or a short term sale price.
The Android will launch at the end of March – even though some of the key online features are not yet complete. The online chat, friends lists and achievements will only become functional after an update is released later this year. [via Destructoid]
Kevin Levine has said he “killed” the BioShock film due to the budget and director issues. It might have been decent. It may still. Who knows… [via Edge]
Let’s end on a stealthy tone shall we? New Dishonored DLC may see you playing as Daud’s assassins if a picture tweeted by Bethesda is anything to go by. Chances are that it may be connected to the “leaked” Trophy list for DLC called ‘The Other Side of the Coin’.