BULLETCAST, July 14 – What you need to know now
Lots has happened in the last 24 hours. Get all the major headlines in one place. Don’t be an idiot.
The first round of beta invites for Call of Duty: Elite
is due to go out later today.
Final Fantasy Versus XIII development
hasn’t even hit full production yet. You might want to stop holding your breath.
Sony assured that HDMI will be only required for HD video on new PS3 models, not for games. Catch up on that
Twisted Pixel’s Ms. Splosion Man and THQ’s Warhammer 40k: Kill Team
went live on XBLA yesterday. Take a look at Kill Team here.
Sony said yesterday it’s to
invest $20 million in its Pub Fund to develop PSN-exclusive games.
Relic’s said that
customisation and army-building will both play big parts in Dawn of War III.
Gears of War 3
will release in Germany uncut.
We grabbed the English-dubbed Catherin demo and narrated it. See it
here. It’s out in the US later this month.
Ace Combat director Kazutoki Kono
has told VG247 that: “The Project Aces team is smaller than many will imagine, we don’t have enough manpower to create two franchises on console.” So don’t expect any CoD-style franchise bombing.
Capcom Vancouver’s got a
new site. And it’s hiring.
Zynga apparently offered PopCap $1 billion, but the Plants Vs Zombies dev picked EA as its buyout partner despite the inflated sum. Can’t buy you love, and all that.
Tickets for Call of Duty XP, September’s giant CoD fan event,
go on sale on July 19.
New studio Flying Wild Hog showed a first glimpse of dark RPG Hard Reset this morning. Take a look
Tim Schaaff, president of network entertainment at Sony, has told GamesBeat that
this year’s PSN hack outage was a “good time”. We suspect he’s kidding.
Hi-Rez Studios is to publicly
debut Tribes: Ascend during QuakeCon 2011 in Texas next month.
Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter has said he expects
EA to spend between $45 and $50 million on Battlefield 3 marketing.
LA Noire and PSP won the
Japanese charts this week.
The ESRB has re-rated
Parasite Eve II for PSP and PS3, and has listed Sony Computer Entertainment as the publisher.
NCSoft will show
Guild Wars 2 at EG Expo in September.
video playtest of the upcoming Xbox 360 wireless steering wheel’s been posted. This is due to ship next to Forza 4 later this year.
Xbox 360’s getting a new South Park game, apparently. 345 Games is doing it.
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Blizzard thanks players for 25 glorious years
Rock Band 4 couldn’t save Mad Catz from disaster
Get ARK: Survival Evolved for $12 with Humble Monthly Bundle sub
Cookie Clicker version 2.0 is live, so there goes the rest of today
Destiny: you have almost no chance of hitting 320 without Challenge Mode and events
The Division Skill Calculator is super slick, shows all skills and talents
Here’s lots of new Bravely Second: End Layer footage
Talk of Onimusha revival “happening at Capcom high levels”
Firewatch reviews round-up, all the scores
Firewatch spoiler-free review: trailblazing
Street Fighter 5 CG trailer is heavy on hype, guitar riffs
Battlefield 4 – PS4 & Xbox One servers get better netcode this week
The top Witcher 3 mods, according to CD Projekt RED
Unravel reviews round-up, all the scores
Learn the story of Dark Souls 3 with this opening cinematic
Hitman beta: watch the launch trailer here
Pirate group 3DM “will not crack any single-player games” for a year
The Witcher 3 mod adds Geralt’s gear to Fallout 4
Buy Wing Commander, Dungeon Keeper, Populus and other classics for just £1.69 each
Unsung Story delay: staff leave, dev seeks outside help
Watch prototype Quantum Break footage from 2012
XCOM 2: 11 essential tips for beginners
Titanfall 2 will have single-player campaign, TV spin-off show
Creepy new horror game Visage wants to be P.T. and Silent Hill
Fallout 4 modders are still doing important work
The Division locations compared with their real-world counterparts
Apple rejects The Binding of Isaac App Store submission
Grifball, Fiesta and Assault coming to Halo 5 this month
Necalli, Nash and Zangief highlighted in latest Street Fighter 5 trailers
10,000 Mirelurks invade the Commonwealth in new Fallout 4 NPC battle
Map sizes: comparing The Division with Fallout 4 and GTA 5
This Fallout 4 mod helps keep track of companions with map markers
The Division: certain visuals on console can be disabled for better frame rate
Path of the Blossom bonus quest added to Dota 2 Battle Pass
Fallout 4: the year is 2287 and Half-Life 3 still isn’t finished
Fire Emblem Fates – Western release nixes Japanese voice option, touching mini-game
Shadowrun: Hong Kong Extended Edition out now and it’s 50% off
You’ll still have plenty to do in The Division after hitting the level cap
Nina and Akuma show off their moves in this Tekken 7: Fated Retribution video
Adventures of Mana PS Vita version being “looked into” by Square Enix
LocJAM: your foot in the door with game localisation
Grappling Hooks added to ARK: Survival Evolved along with the Terror Bird
It’s a Double XP Weekend for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 players
Rise of the Tomb Raider PC patch adds new graphics options, fixes critical issues
Steam kicks off Lunar New Year Sale – thousands of games on sale
The Division: here’s what those different damage colors represent
Bethesda’s Todd Howard to be presented with Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC 2016
H1Z1 splits in two, multiplayer arena spin-off hits PC, Xbox One, PS4 this summer
The Climb: VR users will feel they’re hanging “hundreds of meters above the earth”
GTA Online: Executives Bonus Week – get Double GTA$ & RP in VIP Work
Paragon’s Kallari is a very stealthy and acrobatic assassin
A 24hr closed beta for The Tomorrow Children kicks off Sunday
Meet Ken Masters, the star of this Street Fighter 5 character introduction video
Trackmania Turbo heads to PC, PS4, Xbox One in March
Black Desert Online name reservations start soon, Beauty portion of contest kicks off
Escape from Tarkov dev diary: mo-cap, weapons, military advisers shrouded in darkness
Seven years on, Demon’s Souls is still shaping the way I think about games
Unreal Engine 4’s upcoming update lets you create/edit VR in VR
Fallout 4 – give Dogmeat the look of Okami’s white wolf
GTA 5 was the most tweeted about game in 2015
Firewatch could come to Xbox One, but a sequel unlikely
Halo 5 gets $25 microtransaction
Rainbow Six Siege patch 2.0 breaks more than it fixes
Battalion 1944 reaches funding goal with 27 days left, stretch goals coming soon
Rainbow Six Siege getting Japanese operator this autumn
Destiny Xur update: should you buy Year 2 SUROS Regime?
Destiny: Xur location and inventory for February 5, 6
XCOM 2 natively supports Steam Controller
Watch new Doom gameplay from last night’s Conan O’Brien
XCOM 2 review: triumphant, with a looming threat of disaster
XCOM 2 out now – check out the launch trailer
“For Immersion”: Fallout 4 modders are doing important work
X-COM creator’s Chaos Reborn featured in Humble Weekly Bundle
Next Destiny update will fix Oryx’s “totally OP” teleporting ogres
Did you know ex-UFC fighter Kyle Kingsbury plays the lead role in Mafia 3?
New crafting action RPG Portal Knights headed to Steam Early Access later this month
Bungie is making some interesting changes to Destiny’s PvP
Earthbound sequel Mother 3 may make it west after all
Skills, perks and mods explained in new trailer for The Division
DayZ forums hacked, all user details compromised – report
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien hits PS4 later this month
World of Tanks enlisted one million PS4 users in just five days
Free-to-play edition of PES 2016 myClub releases on PC today
22cans pulls price tag off extra continent in Godus Wars after uproar
These were the top 10 trending games on YouTube in January
Bayonetta and Corrin now available for Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U
Pillars of Eternity Version 3.0 will include Story Time mode, more as free update
We can’t get over how gorgeous Unravel looks in this gameplay video
Clueless Gamer Conan O’Brien takes on Doom with Super Bowl 50 players tonight
Here’s 19 minutes of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD gameplay