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.
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 reviews go live – critics shoot down The Birdman
Street Fighter 5’s final all-new character is Laura
Quake, Wolfenstein classics now available on GOG
You know you want a Destiny Engram stress ball
Batman: Arkham Knight PC won’t be back till the end of October
The map in Just Cause 3 is 1,000 square kilometres
Oculus Rift’s $350+ price tag due to ‘a lot of technology beyond DK2′
Destiny Gear Manager now in closed beta
Rocket League: Revenge of the Battle-Cars DLC drops this month
Fallout 4 dev team: “We empower people to do what they love”
Xbox Live sign-in issues under investigation
Iron Banner and Trials of Osiris return to Destiny in October
Home Free is an open world game about being a stray dog and it’s on Kickstarter
Trackmania Turbo release moved from November to early 2016
Humble Bundle announces new monthly sub service called Humble Monthly
Here’s a DICE playtest video for this fall’s Battlefield 4 Community Operations DLC
The Beginner’s Guide from The Stanley Parable’s Davey Wreden is out today
Activision working with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 devs to fix its many issues
Fallout 4 Season Pass available for pre-order on Xbox One “stay tuned” for PC, PS4
UK residents can obtain a full refund on defective digital products by law
This Minecraft: Story Mode trailer introduces you to the The Order of the Stone
Zangief is coming to Street Fighter 5 – check him out
SOMA has already sold 92,000 copies across all platforms
You can now pre-order Star Wars Battlefront digitally on Xbox One
This GTA 5 mod contains the smallest production car ever made
Augmented pre-order plan for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided cancelled
Two more Xbox One bundles announced, one is Cirrus White with Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
Everything you need to know about PlayStation VR: 100 prototypes, screen fidelity, motion sickness and more
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection reviews are in, all the scores
OpenCritic is a games-only Metacritic rival that aims to change the way we look at review scores
Mirror’s Edge soundtrack composer returns for Catalyst
Dota 2 playerbase actually declined in September, massively
PlayStation VR: developing games with “full-on action is pretty tough”
Scalebound design was in the works for years, had two cancelled prototypes
Yes, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will have microtransactions
Top 10 moments from Destiny: The Taken King
Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae’s auto-switch weapon system has been axed
Nvidia launches HD streaming games service for Shield devices
Journey Collector’s Edition bundle out now
Super Smash Bros. Wave Four DLC includes Mii Fighter costumes, Pirate Ship stage
Prison Architect has already earned $19M
Man with vested interest in selling discs says they’re never going away
Visit beautiful Finland in latest free DiRT Rally update
Check out StarCraft’s Lt. Morales in Heroes of the Storm
Destiny PSA: don’t collect your Armsday orders from the inventory screen
“I’d like to see” Gran Turismo PS4 support VR, says Yoshida
Destiny: The Taken King – where is the Sleeper Simulant?
Some hard to find amiibo will be restocked in North America “soon”
Rainbow Six Siege beta has been extended to October 4
Two players have hit max Light level in Destiny: The Taken King
Twisted Pixel is once again an independent studio
Destiny: The Taken King hotfix performs a bit of housekeeping
In Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 the lines between humanity and military tech are blurred
Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter ends with over $2 million in funding
Here’s your PS Plus games for October, Driveclub PS Plus Edition leaves catalog Oct. 6
Over 75,000 people attended EGX 2015 last week
Latest Xbox One bundle announced, comes with The Lego Movie Videogame
Sony would “like to see” a sequel to The Last of Us as much as everyone else
This Fallout 4 video shows you how to ooze Charisma and charm the Wasteland
The Sniper Elite series has sold over 10M units over the last 10 years