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.
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 reviews go live – critics shoot down The Birdman
Street Fighter 5’s final all-new character is Laura
Quake, Wolfenstein classics now available on GOG
You know you want a Destiny Engram stress ball
Batman: Arkham Knight PC won’t be back till the end of October
The map in Just Cause 3 is 1,000 square kilometres
Oculus Rift’s $350+ price tag due to ‘a lot of technology beyond DK2′
Destiny Gear Manager now in closed beta
Rocket League: Revenge of the Battle-Cars DLC drops this month
Fallout 4 dev team: “We empower people to do what they love”
Xbox Live sign-in issues under investigation
Iron Banner and Trials of Osiris return to Destiny in October
Home Free is an open world game about being a stray dog and it’s on Kickstarter
Trackmania Turbo release moved from November to early 2016
Humble Bundle announces new monthly sub service called Humble Monthly
Here’s a DICE playtest video for this fall’s Battlefield 4 Community Operations DLC
The Beginner’s Guide from The Stanley Parable’s Davey Wreden is out today
Activision working with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 devs to fix its many issues
Fallout 4 Season Pass available for pre-order on Xbox One “stay tuned” for PC, PS4
UK residents can obtain a full refund on defective digital products by law
This Minecraft: Story Mode trailer introduces you to the The Order of the Stone
Zangief is coming to Street Fighter 5 – check him out
SOMA has already sold 92,000 copies across all platforms
You can now pre-order Star Wars Battlefront digitally on Xbox One
This GTA 5 mod contains the smallest production car ever made
Augmented pre-order plan for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided cancelled
Two more Xbox One bundles announced, one is Cirrus White with Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
Everything you need to know about PlayStation VR: 100 prototypes, screen fidelity, motion sickness and more
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection reviews are in, all the scores
OpenCritic is a games-only Metacritic rival that aims to change the way we look at review scores
Mirror’s Edge soundtrack composer returns for Catalyst
Dota 2 playerbase actually declined in September, massively
PlayStation VR: developing games with “full-on action is pretty tough”
Scalebound design was in the works for years, had two cancelled prototypes
Yes, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will have microtransactions
Top 10 moments from Destiny: The Taken King
Final Fantasy 15: Episode Duscae’s auto-switch weapon system has been axed
Nvidia launches HD streaming games service for Shield devices
Journey Collector’s Edition bundle out now
Super Smash Bros. Wave Four DLC includes Mii Fighter costumes, Pirate Ship stage
Prison Architect has already earned $19M
Man with vested interest in selling discs says they’re never going away
Visit beautiful Finland in latest free DiRT Rally update
Check out StarCraft’s Lt. Morales in Heroes of the Storm
Destiny PSA: don’t collect your Armsday orders from the inventory screen
“I’d like to see” Gran Turismo PS4 support VR, says Yoshida
Destiny: The Taken King – where is the Sleeper Simulant?
Some hard to find amiibo will be restocked in North America “soon”
Rainbow Six Siege beta has been extended to October 4
Two players have hit max Light level in Destiny: The Taken King
Twisted Pixel is once again an independent studio
Destiny: The Taken King hotfix performs a bit of housekeeping
In Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 the lines between humanity and military tech are blurred
Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter ends with over $2 million in funding
Here’s your PS Plus games for October, Driveclub PS Plus Edition leaves catalog Oct. 6
Over 75,000 people attended EGX 2015 last week
Latest Xbox One bundle announced, comes with The Lego Movie Videogame
Sony would “like to see” a sequel to The Last of Us as much as everyone else
This Fallout 4 video shows you how to ooze Charisma and charm the Wasteland
The Sniper Elite series has sold over 10M units over the last 10 years