BULLETCAST, June 16 – What you need to know now
Reading is such a difficult thing. Watch me read the news to you instead. Do the written words afterwards. Break it up a bit.
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has
confirmed that Wii U won’t have support for Blu-ray or DVD playback. Hit this for a complete look at Wii U, its tech, its game and what we learnt from its E3 reveal.
Nintendo is “
not interested in offering software free of charge,” according to Iwata.
Game Republic, the independent studio behind Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom and Genji: Days of the Blade,
appears to be closing doors amid financial woes.
L.A. Noire sold around 900,000 units in the US during May, and is comparatively behind Red Dead Redemption by 40 percent.
confirmed that up to 18,000 accounts have been compromised on its forums through an old Neverwinter Nights forums.
In further hackZ0r news,
LulzSec his EVE Online again last night, taking down both the MMO’s log-in server and the main play server, Tranquility.
The decision to pull Crysis 2 from Steam was not made by EA,
the publisher’s claiming. Apparently this is down to an agreement Crytek has with another download service which meant the game violated a new “a set of business terms for developers” on Steam.
rumoured that Half-Life 3 is in the works, and that Episodes 3 and 4 have been canned.
Rumour has it that Microsoft will release the Kinect SDK for Windows this week.
Forza producer Dan Greenawalt has
said we’ll see the results of Kinect’s effect on games development in about two years. Two years from now. Not now.
Sony virtual E3 booth in Home
attracted over 500,000 visitors last week.
The Australian Classification Board is rethinking its rating of “naughty” Ubisoft game We Dare after home affairs minister Brendan O’Connor
lodged a request for review.
2K Games has
stopped using PR firm The Redner Group after its founder Jim Redner threatened to blacklist journalists and outlets that gave Duke Nukem Forever a “venom-filled” review.
said plans for “the delivery of future content – retail or otherwise – has yet to be 100 percent determined,” despite an earlier report stating the firm was planning to skip out on releasing expansions at retail.
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
Rocket League patch 1.03 fixes PC crashes, PS4 fan issue, more
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is getting New Game Plus
DOOM is aiming for 1080p and 60fps
Nintendo NX could be a VR/AR console – report
DOOM has no campaign co-op
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
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
Splatoon: new map Camp Triggerfish arrives tomorrow
QuakeCon 2015 produces new Bombshell gameplay footage
Persona 4: Dancing All Night release date set for September – new trailers
Overlord: Fellowship of Evil re-introduces the superior kind of minion
Get to know the three Destiny weapon foundries – video
Destiny: all six Trials of Osiris maps will be in rotation this weekend
Destiny: The Taken King will add “largest armory” ever, outnumbering original game
Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 release pushed forward to, uh, right now
Former Witcher 3 developers form new studio, tease game announcement
Nintendo US eShop update: 3D Streets of Rage 2, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, more
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Rainbow Six Siege, The Division, more playable at gamescom 2015
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition opening cinematic released as game goes gold
DOOM multiplayer Alpha starts “soon”, testers being pulled from Wolfenstein pre-order pool
Annual QuakeCon sale kicks off with deals on PC, PlayStation and Xbox
Fallout Anthology releasing on PC this fall
ESL to administer first round of randomized drug testing at ESL One Cologne
Rise of the Tomb Raider 2016 release windows announced for PC, PS4
League of Legends seasonal campaign has kicked off and it’s pirate-themed
The Metal Gear Solid 5 Limited Edition PS4 is available to pre-order now at GAME
This Diablo 3 patch 2.3.0 preview video takes a look at the Ruins of Sescheron
Nokia jumps onto the VR bandwagon
Patent suit over Nintendo handhelds dismissed by federal judge