BULLETCAST, July 21 – What you need to know now
A lot going on this morning. Get all the major headlines below the drop in both video and text form.
Eat, Sleep, Play head David Jaffe has
explained exclusively to VG247 why he believes it “was irresponsible and damaging” for so many people to claim Battlefield 3 was E3’s game of the show based on graphics alone.
Indie developers led the charge at last night’s
Develop Awards in Brighton, with Mojang winning best new downloadable IP, best new studio, and best micro studio.
Namco Bandai is looking at
new ways to explore Enslaved, the publisher’s Lee Kirton has told VG247.
Eidos has dropped an amazing live action short for Deus Ex. See it
PS3 and PC versions of Limbo has extra additional “secret” content over its 360 brethren at release, VG247 can confirm.
Respawn concept artist Iain McCaig
has said at Develop that the studio’s first game won’t release until at least 2015. In the wake of his comments, he’s told Gamespot this was just a “ wild guess“.
Microsoft’s will hold its
second Play Day event at gamescom on August 16.
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 is a
real thing. “The kids” aren’t especially happy about it.
announced Goldeneye 007: Reloaded for PS3 and Xbox 360.
Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot has
said he expects to see the publisher’s top brands on tablets within the next few years. Ubi sales for the first quarter were down over 30 percent.
Prototype 2 will
launch next April in the US.
Quakecon kicks off on August 4. Bethesda’s announced the show’s
Grasshopper’s next game is
Rare’s Scott Henson
said at Develop yesterday that Kinect is one step on the path to holodeck-like gaming experiences.
Angry Birds creator Rovio has said it plans to be
the biggest entertainment brand in the world in two years.
Warner Bros. Games general manager and vice president Laura Fryer has criticised the practice of
hiring, burning out, and then firing development staff.
The BBC’s commercial arm is set to begin
publishing independent games as early as next month.
Gaikai’s netted another
$30 million in funding.
Kuju Entertainment co-founder Ian Baverstock told Develop yesterday that Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata’s GDC keynote decrying mobile and social games was
a “shocking indictment” of how “obsessed” the firm is with retail.
The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection for PS3 will come with a voucher for two XMB Dynamic Themes, one for ICO and one for Shadow of the Colossus.
Extra video content will also be included.
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Microsoft wants to make crossbuy a platform feature
Call of Duty, Dreamworks, Pixar veterans team up for new VR production company
Pokemon Super Mario Maker costumes are too good for this unworthy world
Dead Island Retro Revenge is a thing, apparently
Trailer reminds us The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is gosh darned special
Star Wars: Republic Commando would have told the Rebellion’s origin story
Street Fighter 5 now pre-loading on Steam
Rocket League update kicks off Season 2
Metal Gear Solid creator opens new YouTube channel
Blade & Soul passes 2M players, first content update out now
PS4, Black Ops 3 top January NPD during release drought
Call of Duty: record active players over holiday 2015, Infinity Ward game coming Q4
Five Nights at Freddy’s spin-off FNAF World re-released – for free
Kanye West shows off first footage of Only One
Destiny roadmap: spring update, expansion and 2017 sequel
$10M Dying Light Spotlight Edition includes speaking role in movie
Destiny: large new expansion separate from big spring update
Fallout 4 DLC “not far off”, survival mode overhaul inbound
Large new expansion for Destiny in 2016, full game sequel in 2017 – ActiBlizz Q4
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – double your rank and weapons XP this weekend
Conan Exiles dev diary takes you behind-the-scenes
Street Fighter 5 news: Story Mode costumes, Lara trailer, Survival and Challenge Modes
Insane Destiny player spends 100 hours leveling to 40 on starting mission
Microsoft hosting a Windows 10 and Xbox One event later this month
Xbox 360 games Alan Wake’s American Night, Trials HD now playable on Xbox One
The Division has 40 unlockable perks – here’s everything you need to know
Watch Dogs, South Park sequels coming in 2017 – Ubisoft Q3
No new Assassin’s Creed for 2016; Ubisoft “re-examining” franchise
Total War: Warhammer gameplay video gives you a look at the Empire Campaign
Need for Speed confirmed for PC, comes with Manual Transmission update
Black Desert Online: 5,000 closed beta keys to giveaway
XCOM 2 dev looking into performance issues, patches incoming
Fix XCOM 2 back-to-base load times with this absolutely crazy trick
EGX 2016 tickets on sale now
Destiny players have found a new farming trick in PvP
Dying Light: The Following reviews, all the scores
The creators of Descent are making a new 6-DOF shooter
Only digital pre-orders get the Hitman beta, and it’s always online
GTA Online: Xbox 360 and PS3 players sort-of got a content update yesterday
Titanfall 2 due out in 2016, according to toymaker
Six things The Division can learn from Destiny
Fallout 4 mods: Batman and Superman Power Armor, Godzilla and Terminator
BioShock creator’s “Narrative Lego” talk added to GDC’s YouTube vault
Here’s what’s coming to DriveClub this month
“Moody and stylish” first-person adventure The Guest launching March 10
Post-apocalyptic survival effort Sheltered is also coming to PS4
Check out how Super Smash Bros. has changed since launch
Release dates: every game confirmed for 2016
Goat Simulator gets Xbox One-exclusive physical release
See what all the fuss is about with American Truck Simulator demo
Need for Speed tease may hint at manual transmission update
XCOM 2 stats are probably wrong about nobody winning a game yet
Firewatch dev working “around-the-clock” on PS4 frame rate issues
Sword Coast Legends will arrive on PS4, Xbox One this spring
Take an in-depth look at Arma 3’s Eden 3D scenario editor
Become the most vile Dungeon Lord imaginable when Dungeons 2 hits PS4 in April
Street Fighter 5 videos introduce Vega and show you something Special
Neverwinter: Underdark is out today on Xbox One
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is Capcom’s fastest-selling PC title to-date
Sonic the Hedgehog movie still in the works
The Division: video breakdown of everything to expect in the open beta
Michael Jackson is the best Black Desert Online character creation we’ve seen
Valentine’s and Grammy themed Guitar Hero Live content hits today
Big update coming to Minecraft Windows 10 and Pocket Edition this month
Frozen Synapse 2 is an open world tactics title and out this year
DriveClub No Limits and Suzuki Expansions dated
Blizzard’s thinking about giving Warcraft movie-goers World of Warcraft free
Rogue-like The Flame in the Flood has a release date
The Walking Dead: Michonne – Episode One gets a release date
These are the start times for Homefront: The Revolution closed beta
PayDay: The Heist’s Wolf Pack DLC comes to PayDay 2 – free to previous owners
Two months from release, Dark Souls 3 fans are piecing together the plot
New Hitman embraces all that has ever made the series great
Fallout 4 patch 1.3: can Vault 81 dwellers now be properly dismembered?
GTA Online: Be My Valentine update is live – and the Gusenberg Sweeper is back
EGX 2016 to host a Capcom Pro Tour Street Fighter 5 tourney
Is Battlefield 4 going to get more content in 2016?
NA PS Store sale: Rainbow Six Siege, Deadpool, NBA 2K16, Trials Fusion
The Division – see a full playthrough of an early mission
Fallout 4 – someone is trying to find and document all secret locations
Star Wars Battlefront players get double XP this weekend
Everything in The Division open beta – new mission, faction, and Dark Zone changes
Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls: tips for getting to level 70
Project Elea looks pretty special in debut trailer
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter dated for late May
Here’s 40 minutes of Valkyria: Azure Revolution courtesy of the Japanese demo
Play Star Citizen free through Valentine’s Day
“Significant percentage” of Gigantic developer temporarily laid off
Fullmetal Alchemist fans should check out Arslan: Warriors of Legend
Mad Catz lays off 37% of staff despite “strong” Rock Band 4 sales