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.
Metal Gear Solid 5 PS4 collector’s edition missing DLC codes – report
How to Survive 2 adds four-player co-op, headed to Early Access in October
Trine 3 team: “Now that everybody hates us, our plans are on hold”
Deadly Premonition headlines latest Humble Weekly Bundle
Donate to charity, get Hitman: Absolution for practically nothing
Until Dawn Twitch archives “unintentionally disabled”
Shovel Knight is the first Nindie to be honoured with an Amiibo
Uncharted 4 motion capture is progressing nicely
Destiny: The Taken King download is 20GB or less
Black Ops 3 brings back Nuketown – rumour
You’ll only have to do the dailies once per account in Destiny: The Taken King
Rocket League tops 1M Steam sales, goes on sale
Destiny: The Taken King delivers a Nigthfall-tier PvP activity
Bungie axing Nightfall XP boost, Weekly Heroic in Destiny: The Taken King
Shenmue 3 announce spikes Dreamcast console sales, retailers say
Far Cry 2 creative director Clint Hocking back with Ubisoft
Pokemon intro recreated in GTA 5 is rather hilarious
Metal Gear Solid 5 is a “worthwhile” purchase on both PS4 and Xbox One – analysis
Here’s your first glimpse of Star Wars Battlefront DLC The Battle of Jakku
Project Morpheus, Star Wars Battlefront, Uncharted Collection playable at Sony’s PAX booth
Yakuza Character Pack now available for PAYDAY 2
How Avalanche made Just Cause 3 even “bigger, better and more explosive” – video
GTA 5 documentary takes us out of the sea and Onto The Land
You are the last human head on earth in Double Fine’s new game Headlander
More gadgets and weapons announced for Battlefield Hardline’s Robbery DLC
Free Steam Weekend – Ark: Survival Evolved, Company of Heroes 2, Mount & Blade: Warband
Forza 6 has gone Gold, demo out September 1, all 460 cars revealed
Survival sim This War of Mine: The Little Ones is coming to PS4 and Xbox One
These new GTA Online Player-Created Jobs were inspired by the Epsilon Program
Here’s Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch in the Assassin’s Creed film
Total War: Warhammer video introduces the Dwarfen Axe and Hammer Units
Destiny The Taken King – all known Nightstalker abilities so far
The one site chronicling the entirety of the Metal Gear timeline
Warshift is an RTS/action/shooter hybrid made by one person
Windows 10 has been installed on over 75 million devices
Square Enix reveals early TGS 2015 line-up
Take a look at the distinct styles of each Autobot in Transformers: Devastation
Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle now available for pre-order
The Humble Store now supports 35,000 charities
Battlefield 4 summer patch in testing, release date close
Watch a full playthrough of the Shield Brothers strike from Destiny The Taken King
Until Dawn stream archives not allowed on Twitch
Divinity Original Sin 2 funded in 12 hours
Here’s the first official trailer for The Behemoth’s Pit People
Proteus developer’s new project inspired by Russian fairytales
Popular flash game Fantastic Contraption is coming to VR
Warhammer 40,000: Regicide now just two weeks away
Madden NFL 16 Connected Franchise patch coming “ASAP”
Glorious new Fallout 4 concepts tease full art book
The future of Pokemon has something to do with flowers
What a level 40 Destiny: The Taken King character looks like
Ark: Survival Evolved update adds a dino that can roll like Sonic
And your new Pokemon World Champion is…
Minecraft: Story Mode brings Mojang’s world to Nintendo for the first time
Devil’s Third reviews – all the scores in one place
Everything we learned from today’s Destiny: The Taken King livestream – all the news here
Street Fighter 5 worldwide beta test resumes this weekend
Destiny: The Taken King gameplay video shows first story mission The Coming War
Strikes in Destiny: The Taken King will be less monotonous due to varying set-ups
Here’s a closer look at Destiny: The Taken King’s Artifacts
Destiny: The Taken King Subclass skills, Artifacts outlined for Hunter, Warlock, Titan
Fable Legends will be a Windows 10 Store exclusive on PC
Turok and Turok 2 being remastered with enhanced graphics for PC
Destiny: The Taken King livestream – watch here
The Witcher 3 has sold 6M copies, development budget was £53 million
Dying Light demo launches today with co-op on PC, PS4 and Xbox One
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will be released on PC four weeks after consoles
Cliff Bleszinski’s new game is called LawBreakers and it’s a multiplayer FPS
Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter is already halfway to its funding goal
Here’s what’s included with the FIFA 16 demo on September 8
Infernal Shrines Battleground for Heroes of the Storm releases today
Angry Birds developer announces 270 job cuts
Go behind-the-scenes with skateboarding pros in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5
Hitman panel at PAX will feature world premiere of Showstopper mission
The Park is a horror game coming to PC set within The Secret World universe
GTA 5 mod replaces the blimp with Mass Effect 3’s Reaper Ship
Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox One Collector’s Edition will run you $150
Select Fallout , DOOM and The Elder Scrolls titles go DRM-free on GOG
Ezio’s voice-acting in Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China sucked, so one fan fixed it
Gears of War designer reveals very interesting, lesser-known details about development
GALAK-Z coming to mobile devices in 2016
Diablo 3 gets new zone, items, season features, and much more today
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive just had its most watched tourney ever
Microsoft limiting access to Xbox One Preview Program
You may already have access to Black Ops 3 beta on PC without pre-ordering
If you pre-purchased Until Dawn on PSN and can’t play, Sony is working on it
8 ways the Black Ops 3 beta got us hyped for launch
Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows is so close now that it has a trailer
Nidhogg developer’s sci-fi action game out now
YouTube Gaming launches tomorrow