Wed, Jun 01, 2011 | 09:08 BST
BULLETCAST, June 1 – What you need to know now
Nearly E3. Watch carefully. There’s some big stuff here you may have missed. There’s no audio again today, unfortunately. This is still due to PC-to-PC transitional issues. Everything will be normal again tomorrow.
Here are the headlines this morning.
- Call of Duty: Elite was leaked by the Wall Street Journal and had an embargo moved yesterday. It’s a stat-tracking service which’ll have both free and premium elements. Elite will go into public beta in summer and launches later this year.
- Apple is to hold its WWDC keynote at exactly the same time as Microsoft’s E3 press conference. This is not a coincidence, and you can expect major game announcements from the company this year.
- Freestyle Games has started work on a new project within Activision, but confirmed yesterday that it’s shed 35 jobs.
- Rockstar Pass has launched in XBLM.
- EA’s stock’s jumped on confirmation that investor Ralph Whitworth is to join the firm’s board.
- Two ex-Black Rock staffers, Nick Baynes and Ian Monaghan, have formed Roundcube Entertainment.
- Sega’s announced London 2012 – The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games.
- The first WWE 12 teaser trailer has claimed the game will be “bigger, badder, better” than before.
- Pixeljunk series developer Q-Games has said it’ll show three titles at E3 this year. We don’t know what they are.
- Metro: Last Light, the Metro 2033 sequel, was revealed at a London event last month. There’s a full report here.
- Nintendo’s dropped DS Lite to $99.99 in the US.
That’s it for this morning. If you’re trying to balance an E3 schedule at the moment, try to get through today without jumping out of the window.