Weekly Recap: PS4 Price Drop, Destiny Gets Microtransactions, Far Cry Primal Revealed

Here's a roundup of the week's biggest stories and some you might have missed.

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THE BIG STUFF:

PS4 Price Drop: Big news for the PlayStation 4 this week, as the console got a $50 price cut, bringing the starting cost down to $350. That's the same price as the base model Xbox One.

Far Cry Primal Announced: A Far Cry game set in 10,000 BC? Sounds cool to me. The game launches in February 2016 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Destiny Gets Microtransactions, Could Generate Hundreds of Millions Per Year: Microtransactions are coming to Destiny on October 13, and they could make Activision/Bungie a lot of money.

THE OTHER STUFF:

Mashable has an excellent feature about Destiny's sound effects and music. Did you know Bungie's sound team used vegetables, cats, and styrofoam to do the job? Get the full story here.

Kellee Santiago, the former ThatGameCompany developer who joined Ouya, is now working at Google.

A new Walking Dead mobile game launched this week--and it looks pretty good! The game is called No Man's Land, and it looks like it takes inspiration from XCOM, which is never a bad thing. Read more about it here.

Newly discovered PlayStation patents offer a tease for where PlayStation VR may be headed. Have a look.

The Star Wars Battlefront beta started this week. It's available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, and you can play as much as you want through October 12. Best of all? You don't have to preorder. It's free and open to everyone. What are you waiting for? Go go go.

The Deus Ex franchise turns 15 this year. Has it really been that long?! To celebrate, Square Enix has released a retrospective video and an animated trailer. Watch them below.

The next update for PS4 racing game Driveclub will include a "little thank you" to fans, Sony has announced. Get the full story here.

A 1930s barber shop shaving game? Finally! Get the full story at Kill Screen.

Here's the music video for Sam Smith's new 007 Spectre song Writing's on the Wall. There's even some new footage from the movie to be seen here. What do you make of it?

Hey, this is a nice new feature. Amazon is now selling digital Blizzard games. Visit the store page on Amazon to see everything that's for sale.

Funcom is making a theme park-themed horror game. And it looks pretty darn spooky. Check it out.

It's October, which means it's almost November, which means BlizzCon is coming soon. Blizzard has now posted the schedules for Friday and Saturday. What catches your eye?

What does the future hold for Microsoft, Xbox, and Windows 10? The Verge caught up with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently for an in-depth interview. Watch it here.

The Sonic: Lost World PC port announced this week is the first of many, according to Sega. What games would you like to see brought to PC?

PC gaming and peripheral company Razer has announced its next product--but it may not be what you expect. Say hello to Razer Music, featuring Deadmau5, of course.

Have a great weekend!

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