BULLETCAST, June 21 – What you need to know now
It’s boomtime Tuesday, baby. Get all the major headlines in video and text form after the drop. Can you afford to enter today not knowing what’s going on in the world of videogames news?
Phil Harrison, former head of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, has predicted the death of physical media and said
Apple “will be the games industry” at its current rate of expansion into the medium.
Avalanche’s next project is set for release on
“next-generation platforms in 2014″. The developer reckons at least one proper next gen format – as in, one from either Sony or Microsoft – will have released by then.
LA Noire staffers are blowing the whistle of a crunch period that extended beyond a year. One has told the Sydney Morning Herald he left the developer before the game shipped because his
“sanity depended on it”.
announced a Ghost Recon: Future Soldier open beta for next January.
Witcher 2 figurehead Tomasz Gop has left CD Projekt Red. There’s no word on what he’ll be doing next.
Gamespot’s running a story quoting sources as saying it’s
“pretty likely” GTA V will release next year.
Take-Two president Strauss Zelnick has said in a Forbes interview that
more Duke Nukem will be coming from the publisher in the future.
In further Duke news, Jim Redner, the PR dude, 2K fired for saying he was going to restrict future review copies based on “venom” he saw in DNF verdicts,
has explained his side of the story on Wired.
EEDAR has named
Mass Effect 3 the most promising retail product of E3 2011, based on consumer interest.
Epic’s Cliff Bleszinski has called hacking a
“major problem” for games development.
Star Fox 64 3D is due out on
Microsoft’s said that
Kinect support for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is only “additive,” and that it won’t affect the “core gameplay experience.”
Valve’s about to release an
“Über Update” for Team Fortress 2. RPS has been speculating the shooter’s about to go free-to-play. Apparently, the first part of it is “a free weekend (starting now, for some reason), and an initial Mafia themed update, complete with a new Payload map.”
Al Gore’s noticed that
Shigeru Miyamoto has said
Wii U won’t “dramatically outperform” current consoles, because the company is struggling to keep the hardware’s price down despite the “reckless” new controller.
Shadows of the Damned launch trailer.
We want to know if you’re going to be buying Battlefield 3 or Modern Warfare 3. Or both. Or neither. Tell us
That’s it for now. A few of you have been asking for an update on my gopher issue. We poured petrol down its burrow last night and set fire to it. A neighbour advised me to do this. Apparently the smell keeps it from coming back. Don’t judge me, animal lovers: it was eating my brassica.
This ARK: Survival Evolved mod adds a 65 square kilometer map of islands
Watch the Horizon Zero Dawn E3 trailer again, this time with developer commentary
The Division – here’s everything we know about Dark Zones, so far
Western release of Project X Zone 2 delayed into 2016
Nintendo US eShop update: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, more
The global open beta for World of Warships has commenced
Elex revealed as a new sci-fi fantasy RPG from Piranha Bytes
Nintendo NX to release by July 2016, claims report
The story of Black Ops 3 is so big, that it has an in-game wiki
Star Wars Battlefront leak reveals weapons, vehicles, emotes, more
Star Wars Battlefront alpha gameplay leaks show multiplayer and Missions mode
Destiny: 16 essential weapons for PvE
Full Formula E season to debut in Forza 6
The Last Guardian: If not for the fans, Sony “probably would have” cancelled it
Deal: get a PS4 with Batman: Arkham Knight for $369
Uncharted 4 is 1080p/30fps in single-player, multiplayer shooting for 60fps
Here’s Yuji Naka’s new game in action
Team Fortress 2 Gun Mettle update delivers rare guns, weekly challenges from tomorrow
Cities: Skylines dev to continue content support “as long as we possibly can”
Check out this adorable Splatoon mod for Team Fortress 2
Amazon now offering pretty sweet game discounts to Prime members
Elite: Dangerous dev comments on graphics downgrade complaints
What is Elex?
Goodbye, Club Nintendo
Dark Souls Arena Mod lets players control the game’s bosses
Xbox One needs “to do better” in Europe, says Microsoft’s Phil Spencer
Four week sale returns to EU PS Store: Grim Fandango Remastered, Child of Light, more
Dota 2 International 2015 prize pool hits $15 million
Fallout 4 – pre-orders live on Xbox One, get Fallout 3 on Xbox 360 within 10 days
Warner knew Batman: Arkham Knight was in a “horrible state” on PC for months – report
Uncharted 4: here’s the full 14 minute extended E3 2015 demo in all its glory
Watch Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida play Bloodborne
Corey Marshall returns as Ryo for Shenmue 3
Watch the Uncharted 4 E3 demo live stream right here
Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition stock available for pre-order at GAME UK this Friday
PS Plus July: Entwined, Rain, Styx: Master of Shadows, more
Enhanced drug features added to We Happy Few along with Mac, Linux support
Here’s a lovely trailer for Silence – The Whispered World 2
Nintendo games line-up and tournament schedule announced for SDCC 2015
Guerrilla games: Rise of the Tomb Raider’s back to basics approach feels right
Humble Borderlands Bundle adds Pre-Sequel discount, other niceties
Oddworld developer handling PS4 and Vita versions of Mike Bithell’s Volume
Nintendo is redesigning the Miiverse
GTA Online: Fireworks, double RP & double cash for Independence Day
The Awakening expansion for Path of Exile launches July 10 with a new act
Oddworld: New n Tasty developer teasing a new reveal
Tomb Raider movie reboot looking for female director – rumour
Check out these Street Fighter t-shirts with alternate character illustrations
PS4 update 2.55 available to download now
WWE’s John Cena is this month’s PlayStation Hero
Just Cause 3 mods may make their way to PS4 and Xbox One
Battlefield 4′s CTE comes to Xbox One next week
Mortal Kombat X does the Predator tribute perfectly
Fallout super fan makes his own real-life Pip-Boy replica
The best games on Xbox One
Indie horror Allison Road ready to take over from Silent Hills
Thomas Was Alone “Deluxe” action figure set now available
Reggie: “No sugar coating” negative reactions to Metroid Prime: Federation Force
Skullgirls heads to PS4 next week
Shovel Knight sales top 700K, physical release inbound