BULLETCAST, June 15 – What you need to know now
The news this morning in video and text form. I didn’t sort the music out. I’ll do it today?
LulzSec managed to take EVE Online, Minecraft, League of Legends and The Escapist offline last night
with a string of DDOS attacks.
SCEA head Jack Tretton’s
said the recent PSN hack was “wake-up call,” but 90% of users returned.
Brenna’s taken a look at 2011’s hacking and DDOS attacks against games companies
here. Spoiler: there’s a lot of it.
Steam’s introducing free-to-play games.
Want another rumour of Xbox 7,200RPM being shown at E3 next year?
EA Games boss Frank Gibeau has dropped some
tough talk on the upcoming scrap between Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3.
EA’s stepped up activity against Steam with Origin,
pulling Crysis 2 from the Valve service.
“The future is here,”
according to EA boss John Riccitiello, who’s said new hardware isn’t necessary to foster innovation within the games industry.
claimed that Sony waited a day after it knew the extent of the damage caused by April’s PSN outage before warning consumers. It’s also being claimed that Sony provided incorrect information to the US Congress about the matter, so this has the potential to get very messy.
making an Evangelion rhythm game.
Eat Sleep Play’s David Jaffe’s
admitted Twisted Metal’s chances outside the US aren’t certain, and has said Sony hasn’t talked to him about doing a Vita version.
Cliff Bleszinski has said, yet again, that
Gears of War will never come to PlayStation 3.
Tim Schafer’s Doublefine has
reclaimed the publishing rights – and profits – of its classic adventure, Psychonauts.
Analyst Doug Creutz has said
SWTOR is a “highly derivative” WoW clone and its likely to miss its 2011 release.
That’s it. You’re now a Wednesday news expert. Gold stars all round.
You can finally use your amiibo on 2DS and 3DS systems this fall
Final Fantasy Type-0 Steam pre-order comes with Master Chocobo, specs announced
StarCraft 2 is five years old today, celebrate the anniversary with Blizzard
Dragon Quest 11 announced for PS4, 3DS, and Nintendo NX
Square Enix reveals two Nintendo NX titles [Update]
Mafia 3 confirmed, full reveal at gamescom 2015
Watch Nintendo try to sell you on Super Mario Maker
Xbox Live deals: Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed, Warframe, more
Halo: The Master Chief Collection gets Action Sack playlist today
The best games on PlayStation 3
Tomb Raider Xbox exclusivity: Square “knew it would disappoint fans” – decision “wasn’t easy”
Destiny weekly reset for July 28, new strikes and Prison of Elders arenas detailed
First Crackdown gameplay to be shown at gamescom 2015
Bethesda knew Fallout 4 would be set in Boston before even Skyrim had launched
Ouya acquisition stiffs devs out of promised Free the Games funds – rumour
Take a look at Rocket League’s first free map
Fallout 4 base building sounds more like Minecraft than Skyrim
Xbox boss on PlayStation success: “We’re both doing really well”
Halo 5 has largest environments and toughest enemies than ever before
Oilli Olli 2 headed to PC next month
Fallout 4 official guide runs to 400 pages
The Swindle could well be one of this season’s top games
Halo 5 campaign played in a fireteam of four, revives possible
Ouya users to be migrated to Cortex following Razer acquisition
Fallout 4: Bethesda literally cannot make any more Pip-Boy units
Street Fighter 5 beta down for good
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Reckoning DLC – every map in detail
Pre-ordering WWE 2K16 lets you play as The Terminator
PS4 is getting a mouse and keyboard combo
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Reckoning DLC officially detailed, dated
Blizzard hosting gamescom 2015 briefing, trademarks “Council of Glades” [Update]
Skyforge: we have 1,000 gift packs to give away
Splatoon gets new level cap, weapons and modes August 6
New experimental game mode and more weapons coming to Survarium
New adventure game Submerged arrives on PS4, Xbox One and PC next week
GTA Online: Series A Funding heist offering double RP and cash
Is Until Dawn a spooky horror flick or a walking simulator?
GTA 5: Trevor looks even more psychopathic dressed as The Joker
DOOM making a bid to join Battlefield, Call of Duty, Halo shooter “pantheon”
Zavod 311: Graveyard Shift night map coming in Battlefield 4 summer patch – video
This “Things Only Year One Guardians Will Remember” Destiny list is kind of depressing
The Witcher 3: this sexy dance is a feature, not a bug
WWE 2K15 DLC featuring Hulk Hogan has been pulled – report
Watch the whole Metal Gear Solid saga before The Phantom Pain hits
You can play Half-Life on a smartwatch if you really, really want to
Valve has squashed the Steam bug that let you steal any account
Dragon Age: Inquisition has a new horse armour DLC pack
Incredible speed runs streaming thanks to Summer Games Done Quick 2015 – watch now
What on earth is Monochrome Tower?
Metro developer’s cancelled undersea shooter footage unearthed – rumour
Only human companions can be romanced in Fallout 4 so no robot lovin’ for you
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow developers tease new game with Contra-ish image
Modder adds disabled haunting and mourning system back into Skyrim
Final Fantasy 15 gamescom stage show promises “brand new insights” into the RPG
Soon you’ll be able to make it rain ink in Splatoon
You can defeat bosses in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided by talking to them
Hulk Hogan cut from WWE 2K16 after being fired for racist remarks
Nvidia fixing “a ton of things not necessarily related to us” on Batman: Arkham Knight
Street Fighter 5 beta will resume today at 11am PT [Update]
Two popular factions will be added to The Elder Scrolls Online next year
Nintendo TVii to be taken offline in August
Odin Sphere HD will be localized for 2016 western release
Red Ash Kickstarter needs $1M in funding to hit PlayStation 4 stretch goal
Kojima and del Toro are still planning to work on a project together
Wolfenstein titles are 66% off today on Steam
Microsoft aware of XBL connectivity issues on Xbox One and Xbox 360 [Update]
Fallout 4: Dogmeat can loot enemies, perks tied to SPECIAL stats instead of levels
Fallout Shelter is coming to Android next month
This Rare Replay video is full of cardboard cutout cuteness
You can pre-order Shadowrun: Hong Kong today and start playing in August
SMITE celebrates 10M players with Kevin “Hercules” Sorbo voice pack
Get your groove on with the official NBA 2K16 soundtrack
GTA Online offering 50% off Insurgent, Valkyrie & Hydra today only
GTA 5: peyote plants, other collectibles added to this slick interactive map of Los Santos
Check out this fan-made version of Resident Evil 2 created with Unreal Engine 4
Fire up Amazon at 2pm PT today if you want the Palutena amiibo
Twitch takes another step in ditching Flash with new HTML5 player
This Destiny figure makes for great decoration, if you can afford it
Destiny The Taken King pre-order nets early access to Suros Arsenal Pack
The Division, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Rainbow Six Siege playable at EGX 2015
New Need for Speed screenshot looks like real-life
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is coming to PS Vita in August
Puma is making Metal Gear Solid 5-themed boots
Destiny: Xur location and inventory for July 24, 25
Fallout 4: listen to Todd Howard talk about little world details, weather effects, more
DOOM QuakeCon 2015 screens show bloody Hell
Games Now! Which mobile games should you download this week?
Here’s what Destiny players most want from Bungie next
Street Fighter 5 beta servers down for maintenance following log-in issues
The Talos Principle: Road to Gehenna expansion out now – trailer