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.
Need for Speed will require an internet connection
PS4′s first-party line-up for 2015 is a “little sparse,” Sony admits
Destiny: Xur location and inventory for May 29, 30
Destiny: Iron Banner returns June 2 with new gear, less grind
Destiny: Trials of Osiris cheaters getting banned
No early access for Hatred players who pre-ordered: “shit happens”
Titanfall dev: “we aren’t showing anything at E3 this year”
The Batmobile is the new star of Batman: Arkham Knight
The lovely world of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is on display in this new video
Killer Instinct Season Two coming to a close with final character Aria
BBC iPlayer can now be downloaded for Wii U through UK eShop
FIFA Ultimate Team: week of May 27 players available along with Team of the Season update
Dragon Quest Heroes release date leaked by US retailer
High Moon Studios is lending a hand on Destiny development [confirmed]
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will not have a companion app
Here’s more info on the Battlefield Hardline masks included in Criminal Activity DLC
Nintendo US eShop update: Mega Man Zero 3, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition, Splatoon
June Xbox Games with Gold: Just Cause 2, Massive Chalice, Thief
GTA 5 gets an 80s make over
Oculus looking at an “all-in price” of $1,500 for both the headset and a PC
Elder Scrolls Online chat system detailed, latest video invites you to explore Tamriel
The Witcher 3 bug nullifies XP points for quests
LEGO Worlds could be TT Games’ version of Minecraft – report
Among the Sleep is coming to Xbox One later this year
Project CARS Xbox One patch 1.3 is live
Twitch says AO rated games are not welcome on the service
Here’s how to beat Destiny’s level 34 boss Qodron in the Prison of Elders
The Witcher 3 pokes fun at DRM with in-game book
Poison Ivy takes a ride in the Batmobile in this Batman: Arkham Knight video
WildStar will go free-to-play this fall, Carbine committed to “ensuring it will remain AAA”
Destiny: How to get Treasure Keys for the Prison of Elders
Get your PlayStation E3 Experience 2015 tickets now
Sony introduces PS Plus Specials for exclusive members-only discounts and deals
Lego versions of your favourite FPS games look amazing
The Witcher 3 sex glitch gives Geralt more head than he bargained for
The Witcher 3: How to get the best ending
Ultra Street Fighter 4 port on PS4 has some serious problems
Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King looks rather lovely on 3DS
Badland: Game of the Year Edition available from today on multiple platforms
Latest Overwatch gameplay preview shows off Tracer’s teleportation prowess
Poor Sean Bean dies yet again in the latest Kholat trailer
New 3DS XL color hits Japan next week and it’s Pearl White
Oculus acquires Surreal Vision which specializes in generating real-time, realistic 3D worlds
Dirty Bomb open beta kicks off next week
First FIFA 16 details will drop tomorrow says EA Sports
Lorry transporting Special Edition of Splatoon to GAME UK has been stolen
Star Wars: Battle Pod – home version of the arcade game can be yours for $35,000
Remastered Halo 3: ODST will not be released this Friday
Splatoon reviews round up: scores are relatively positive for the Wii U multiplayer
Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes on PS4 is free through PS Plus in June
The Binding of Isaac is getting a Spelunky style daily challenge mode with score boards
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt patched on PS4 in EU, Xbox One update in certification
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment and Lost Song getting a Western release
Assassin’s Creed titles, FIFA 15, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare discounted on EU PS Store
The Witcher 3 was the best-selling title in Japan last week
Cyberpunk RPG Technomancer will make its debut at E3
First update for Killing Floor 2 contains a brand new map with a creepy fortress
Sony plans to release Project Morpheus during first half of 2016
Region locked Nintendo Humble Bundle wasn’t the plan
Last-gen Mortal Kombat X delayed, now releasing this fall – report
Iron Brigade IP back in the hands of Double Fine, GFWL patched out
Free! Hounds: The Last Hope DLC worth €20
Use over 40 Amiibo to take yarn Yoshi to new pinnacles of cuteness
Evolve’s new Arena mode is live and you can download it for free
Tanya coming to Mortal Kombat X at the beginning of June [UPDATE]
Windows’ Cortana is coming to iOS and Android
More free DLC on the way for The Witcher 3
Batman: Arkham Knight gets another pre-order bonus
Deck aggregation is hurting the Hearthstone community
The Battlefield 4 Spring patch is live
Halo 3: ODST joins The Master Chief Collection this Friday
Elder Scrolls Online keys fraudulently obtained will be deactivated as of today
Downward is a first-person parkour adventure title in the works at Paracal Games Studio
Game of Thrones discounted on GOG to celebrate Telltale Games deal
Nintendo and Humble Bundle team up for eShop Wii U and 3DS bundle
Pre-order NBA 2K16 and get four days early access, MyTEAM bonus packs
More Guitar Hero Live tracks announced, include Halestorm, Mastodon, more
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Supremacy DLC out next week, features Bruce Campbell
Battlefield Hardline: Criminal Activity map Backwoods detailed – reveal video, screens
Dragon Age: Inquisition – Jaws of Hakkon releases today on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360
Action-packed Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic play set for Disney Infinity 3.0 screenshots released
PS4 exclusive Until Dawn set for release August 25
Capcom expects digital sales to outpace boxed offerings, more HD remasters on the way
D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die PC DLC listed, priced
Perception is a new first-person horror game from former BioShock developers
Watch cars in Dirt Rally take on Colorado’s infamous Pikes Peak
Sand, explosions, and off-beat characters in new Mad Max story trailer
Game of Thrones – Episode 4 releases today on PC, Mac, and for US PSN users
Taking flight: Final Fantasy 14 Heavensward spreads its wings
Battlefield Hardline DLC leaks: Tommy Gun, new maps, more