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.
There’s a new Heroes of the Storm map, and it’s a bit odd
Dreamfall Chapters looks amazing after converting to Unity 5
More XCOM 2 screens take a tour of the suburbs
Fallout: New Vegas mod recreates original Fallout
Anno 2205’s first free DLC detailed, Tundra expansion due February
Far Cry Primal gameplay to debut at The Game Awards 2015
Take a look at the European-inspired Windenburg in The Sims 4: Get Together
Breaking Benjamin frontman derides “piece of shit” Star Wars: Battlefront
The Division – here’s more on leveling, skills, perks and some gameplay
Destiny: King’s Fall Challenge Mode coming early December
Codemasters says it will focus on racing games going forward
The Exploration Sale is live on Steam – save money through December 1
Nintendo’s Black Friday eShop sale kicks off today with prices as low as $5
Latest console patch for Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate is ready for download
GTA Online: earn Double GTA$ & RP in all Adversary Modes this weekend
December PS Plus: King’s Quest, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and more
Open beta for Rainbow Six Siege has been delayed
This Total War: Warhammer video provides a cinematic look at the campaign map
Square Enix’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale kicks off tomorrow – get up to 70% off
Kinderguardian: adventures with a Destiny newb part 2
Techland increases price for Dying Light: The Following expansion and season pass
Unsurprisingly, the Humble Codemasters Bundle is full of racing games
Nvidia Shield on sale for 35% this week, plus free remote
Microsoft won’t bring Halo to PC, so fans are making their own
All the rewards you get from Destiny’s Refer-a-Friend scheme
Batman: Arkham Knight gets new PC patch to improve VRAM issues
Divekick gets Nidhogg’s Fencer as new guest character
Spanking, D&D and Todd Howard on a horse: there’s some pretty weird shit in Fallout 4
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 gets double weapon XP weekend
Ten world premieres at The Game Awards 2015, confirms Keighley
Original Xbox games on Xbox One? “nothing’s impossible,” says engineering lead
US PSN sale includes Rocket League, Borderlands, Far Cry 4, plus a 10% off code
The best PS4 Black Friday 2015 deals – mega-round-up of the cheapest prices
Star Wars Battlefront to get free maps and Star Cards
Black Friday 2015: The best Xbox One deals – retailers with cheapest prices
PlayStation 4 console sales pass 30 million
Blizzard Black Friday sale discounts Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft 2, World of Warcraft
Ghost in the Shell: SAC shooter on its way to Steam
Swords, lasers, giant transforming mechs: Xenoblade Chronicles X has it all
Dead or Alive community manager cites “issues” for lack of western release
New League of Legends loot system will be closed to toxic players
Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories formally unveiled for PS4
A polite reminder that The Witcher 3 is terrific
Europa Universalis 4: Cossacks dev diary catches us up on the past six months
Sorry, GameStop: digital games market up 7% year-on-year in October
Total War: Attila expansion enters the Age of Charlemagne
The Division: customization and progression gameplay footage unpacked
Watch Ganondorf kick ass in Hyrule Warriors Legends
Overwatch beta players totted up 129 years this weekend
The next Valkyria game introduces permadeath
Batman: Arkham Knight DLC drop brings Bats vs Supes gear, Catwoman and Robin episodes
Legit or not, these Star Wars Battlefront mod screenies are gorgeous
The PS4 build of République features a new cover system and more
Black Friday tech and gadget deals: SSD, HDD, video cards, peripherals, more
Noby Noby Boy’s Girl reaches Pluto
Kentucky Route Zero Act 4 “is almost done”
Dell Cyber Monday and Black Friday: two really nice Xbox One bundles for Fallout 4 and Halo 5
Amazon Black Friday gaming deals: there’s something for everyone
34 new tracks are being added to Guitar Hero Live
Here’s the first hour of Just Cause 3 gameplay – your experience may vary
Star Wars: Battlefront’s Battle of Jakku DLC contains the 40-player mode Turning Point
Walmart Cyber Monday: get the white Xbox One Gears of War: Ultimate Edition bundle for $299.99
Epic Games reveals latest Paragon hero and her name is Dekker
Fallout 4: how to get a weapon with guaranteed unlimited ammo capacity
Here’s your Xbox December Games with Gold offerings
Fans can invest in Fig’s next crowdfunding campaign which kicks off in early December
Fallout 4 invades Rock Band 4 in December
Amazon UK best Black Friday deals: PS4 , Wii U, and Xbox One all rounded up
Fallout 4: what exactly do all those Legendary Weapon effects do?
The Witcher 3 is 50% off through November 29 on GOG
GTA Online gets new American Football-themed Adversary mode
PlayStation TV for $20 at Best Buy
Just Cause 3 video shows how the game facilitates all the action
Watch nine minutes of gameplay from charming platformer Unravel
The builds that broke Fallout 4: The Infiltrator
Fallout 4 mod makes in-game map a lot more readable
Killing Floor 2 gets Team Fortress 2-style marketplace with crates and keys
Win! 5,000 beta keys for new MOBA Supernova
Xbox Live Deals: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, more
The best Star Wars Battlefront Easter egg yet
Destiny weekly reset for November 24 – Court of Oryx, Nightfall, Prison of Elders changes detailed
Star Wars Battlefront, Halo 5 & Assassin’s Creed Syndicate fall short of GameStop sales forecast
The best Fallout 4 mods – so far
How to get Destiny’s exclusive Refer-a-Friend gear
Rainbow Six Siege Nvidia Gameworks trailer shows off master race graphics
Destiny Refer-a-Friend scheme live – watch this delightful trailer
Lightning wielding bros enter the fray in the Broforce post release update
GTA 5 video shows how a gritty modern Crash Bandicoot reboot might look
Rock Band 4 weekly DLC drop adds six Van Halen tracks
Base building is coming to Planetside 2