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.
“This is not Warriors”: Omega Force teases a new game
Super-creepy indie Tangiers is the best thing I’ve seen all day
Arma 3 Tanoa dev diary shows off huge tropical battleground
Become the voice of Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide
SteamOS weekend sale has plenty of goodies for the rest of us
Everything we know about The Division’s weapons so far
Final Fantasy 7 remake combat overhaul “dramatic”, but still “recognisable”
Destiny: What is the Dreadnaught?
Get 99 Spirits, Vanguard Princess in Humble Weekly Bundle: Games from Japan
Terraria coming to 3DS and Wii U in early 2016
Destiny cheaters given a smacking this week
Rocket League Supersonic Fury DLC brings two new cars next month
Destiny: The Taken King Dreadnaught destination features new Patrols, Public Events, Bounties
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons arrives on PS4, Xbox One in August
The Talos Principle arrives on PS4 in October and includes Road to Gehenna expansion
A sequel to turn-based strategy game Endless Space is in the works
Capcom asks fans if they want an HD Remaster of Resident Evil 2 or a remake
Yooka-Laylee will be published by Team17 so Playtonic can concentrate on development
Star Wars: Battlefront pre-orders “extremely strong”, EA expects another boost after gamescom
Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut will be released in October
Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate’s Evie Frye wasn’t a response to Unity controversy
Nintendo readying N-Box subscription service similar to Loot Crate – report
Star Wars Battlefront 10v10 team deathmatch mode revealed as Blast
Nintendo US eShop update: Kirby on Virtual Console, Just Dance 2016 demo
Capcom’s banner Q1 results partially attributed to Resident Evil 6 arcade game sales
ZombiU is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Gamescom 2016 dates announced, will take place in mid-August
Prison Architect will leave Steam Early Access in October
First gameplay footage of Total War: Warhammer shows The Battle of Black Fire Pass
Destiny: best set-ups for armour amour
Final Fantasy Explorers heads west in January 2016
PS Plus “Vote to Play” incentive pops up and leaks Grow Home for PS4 in the process
Miyamoto’s Project Giant Robot is also skipping 2015
Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide supports drop-in/drop-out co-op, including bots
See how devs made Gears of War remaster new without changing the core
Rare Replay could get even more games
Horizon Zero Dawn confirmed for Gamescom 2015
Street Fighter 5 to launch worldwide simultaneously
Behind the unique characters of Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide
New Star Wars Battlefront game mode to be revealed today
Sony posts favourable results for Q1 of FY2015, 3M PS4 units shipped
League of Legends playable character killed off in latest story event
The Luminark of Hysh is one of Total War: Warhammer’s more unique units
Natural Selection 2: Derelict free to all Steam players
Heroes of the Storms welcomes new players with XP boost
Here’s a horrifying game about clown hugs
LEGO Dimensions has a story? Okay
Windows 10 Solitaire has ads you can pay to dismiss
Mega Man Legends successor now publisher funded, PS4 and Xbox One ports confirmed
Anno 1602 AD, Albion and Archimedean Dynasty make digital debut with GOG
Rocket League hits 5M downloads, new map screenshot released
Five Nights at Freddy’s creator enduring “a lot of hate”
Fallout 4: 3D print your own working Pip-Boy
This Super Mario Bros. melody is nice and all but that piano is awesome
Yager Productions files for insolvency over Dead Island 2 being pulled from studio
Poltergeist director Gil Kenan signs on for Five Nights At Freddy’s movie – report
A special Fallout 4 Loot Crate is in the works
The Witcher tabletop RPG in the works with Cyberpunk 2020’s R.Talsorian Games
Take 50% off motorcycles today and tomorrow in GTA Online [UPDATE]
World of Warcraft expansion to be announced at gamescom next week