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.
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
Shovel Knight sales top 700K, physical release inbound
Dark Souls series global sales top 8M
All 124 ID@Xbox titles from E3 2015
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round PC online multiplayer delayed by “major issues”
Star Wars Battlefront dev “did not want this to be a Battlefield game”
Square Enix and Eidos foster “distinct qualities” of subsidiary studios
Minecraft has sold over 20 million units on PC, Mac
PvE update hits Orcs Must Die! Unchained closed beta tomorrow
DOOM developer John Romero selling his Turbografix-16 and SNES collection on eBay
First Fallout 4 character added to Fallout Shelter as Legendary Dweller
Delay of Star Citizen’s FPS module due to a mix of “technical blockers and gameplay issues”
Ronin slices and dices her way out of Early Access onto PC, Linux and Mac
Star Wars Battlefront leads list of E3 2015 Game Critics Awards nominations
Civilization: Beyond Earth video takes a look at Rising Tide’s aquatic gameplay
New Xbox features coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One Preview
Batman: Arkham Knight guide – Most Wanted missions
First chapter of Sierra’s new King’s Quest title will be released in July
Shigeru Miyamoto isn’t actively participating in the development of Nintendo NX
Tomorrow’s Splatoon update adds new ranked battle mode Tower Control
GTA 5: Ill-Gotten Gains Part 2 DLC drops July 8: Marksman Pistol, Knuckle Duster confirmed
Soft Body doesn’t sound at all like your typical twin-stick shooter game
The Hitman Collection is just $8 on Steam, take 80% off more in the franchise
Metroidvania game Red Goddess: Inner World releases on PS4 today
Xbox dates Gamescom briefing: Crackdown, Quantum Break, Scalebound confirmed
Batman: Arkham Knight gets new patch to fix leaderboards issue [UPDATE]
The Butcher invades Heroes of the Storm with today’s Eternal Conflict update
“The plan was always to slowly increase the price,” says Dirt Rally developer
MGS5: Troy Baker asks fans to “reserve judgement” on Kiefer Sutherland as Snake
PlayStation 4 dominates Europe with ’70-90%’ of console market
Interview: PS4′s Jim Ryan on Sony’s E3 and winning in Europe
Xbox Live deals: Peggle 2, Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare, more
Strike Vector EX trailer shows new console additions
Retro City Rampage is coming to MS-DOS
Destiny weekly reset for June 30, new strikes and Prison of Elders arenas detailed
Microsoft in talks to buy AMD – report
Uncharted 4: watch an extended cut of E3 2015 gameplay demo tomorrow
Yep, Nolan North totally just confirmed The Last of Us 2
Miyamoto at Jim Henson Studios is the second most adorable thing you’ll see today
Tomb Raider flash mob to descend on San Diego Comic Con
Finally, here’s SOMA’s E3 2015 gameplay footage
LEGO Minifigures Online still a thing, has a launch trailer
Dragon Age: Origins team did not expect to make a sequel
Watch Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida eat a very hot pepper
Pokemon Shuffle coming to mobile
Would you have been angry if Fallout Shelter had launched last year?
Steam Machine “Get it Early” stock all sold out
Mortal Kombat X: Watch Predator’s fatality and more
Disney Interactive merged with toys division
Mojang calls a halt to Scrolls development
Destiny: Iron Banner returns this week with rare pulse rifle
See the graphical improvements coming with Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s free DLC this week is a quest
Rare Replay comes with 10,000 Gamerscore points, but there’s a catch
Steam will no longer give you back items lost in a trade scam
Destiny The Taken King – Artifacts, what are they
EA and Visceral’s Star Wars game inspired by Uncharted and 1313
Uncharted 4: Naughty Dog scrapped 8 months’ work when writer Amy Hennig left
UK price of 1TB PS4 could mean a price cut for 500GB model
Batman: Arkham Knight – Two-Faced Bandit
Batman: Arkham Knight – Lamb to the Slaughter