Microsoft have told Kotaku unequivocally that they do not plan to “introduce an Xbox One without Kinect. We believe in Kinect and the value it brings to both games and entertainment, and believe $499 is a great value for what consumers receive with their Xbox One.”
WRC 4 (FIA World Rally Championship 4) has been announced for PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. The game is due for release in October this year. [More on AllGamesBeta]
The Kickstarter campaign for Shadow of the Eternals with a PS4 version added to its list of prospective platforms. Ex-Solid Snake voice actor David Hayter has been confirmed to reprise his role as Detective Paul Becker in this Eternal Darkness successor. [More on CVG]
PES 2014 has an American release date – 24 September. The release date is for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game only, and along with the PC and PSP version, the rest of the world is still not dated.
Ubisoft has confirmed that a PC version of Rayman Legends will be arriving alongside the previously announced console versions in August. [More on CVG]
Kinect Sports Rivals for the Xbox One has been delayed to spring [Northern Hemisphere] 2014. [More on Polygon]
Call of Duty: Ghosts will be coming to the Wii U on 5 November. Pretty sure that will excite around 14 people.
EA will be hosting a Gamescom press conference at 3pm (UK time) on Tuesday, 20 August. [More on CVG]
Zynga has lost almost half of its active daily users in the last 12 months and its financials continue on a downward slide. [More on CVG]
The Ouya has sold better than expected, but only 27% of the micro-console owners have bought content for it. [More on The Verge]
Battlelog for Battlefield 4 has been revealed by way of this trailer.
Ryse: Son of Rome behind the scenes video.
Around one hour of gameplay footage from the Wii U bound Yakuza 1 & 2 HD has hit the internet.
Yet another Disney Infinity trailer. They seem to release one every hour these days.
The NBA Live 14 cover star has been revealed as Kyrie Irving… which problems means nothing to many outside of the US. [More on AllGamesBeta]
F.E.A.R. Online has been announced. The game is a free-to-play shooter based on the psychological horror franchise, and is scheduled to arrive on PC later this year. [More on AllGamesBeta]
British author Neil Gaiman has announced Wayward Manor – his first entry into the world of video games.
Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame is now available for iOS and Android devices for the cost of £1.99.
Square Enix has released Bloodmasque – an “innovative new action RPG” for iOS devices. The game costs £4.99/€5.99.
- Halo 4 Champions Bundle DLC [via CVG]