Weekly Recap: Uncharted 4 Delay, GTA 5 Heists Arrive, 3DS Outsells Xbox One/PS4
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THE BIG STUFF:
Uncharted 4 Delayed To Spring 2016: Oh no! Naughty Dog announced this week that its much-anticipated action-adventure game had shifted from 2015 to 2016 so that the studio could meet the high expectations people have for it. Read a statement about the delay from the game's directors here.
GTA 5 Finally Adds Online Heists: Grand Theft Auto V's long-awaited online Heists mode launched this week. Though there were some server issues upon release on Tuesday, the game is now fully back up and running.
Nintendo's 3DS/New 3DS Beats Xbox One/PS4 For February Hardware Sales: In a surprise upset, Nintendo's family of 3DS consoles took the top-selling hardware spot for February, beating out PS4 and Xbox One in the US according to NPD.
THE OTHER STUFF:
Here's an impressive video. Watch as this Destiny player beat's the game's toughest raid, Crota's End, without firing a single shot.
Triumph Studios this week announced the next expansion for Age of Wonders III. Called "Eternal Lords," the expansion is coming later this year, alongside ports of the game for Mac and Linux. Eternal Lords introduces the Tigran and Frostling races and a new Necromancer class, among other things. See a full rundown of new content here.
Sony has opened a new PlayStation merchandise store, offering all manner of clothes, accessories, books and more based on its popular franchise. You can even buy a replica of the sweatshirt Ellie wore in The Last of Us. See everything for sale here.
As we wait for the new Zelda Wii U game, here's something pretty rad to hold us over. Shot entirely using an iPhone and Vine is this pretty awesome stop-motion Zelda video.
Frustrated that the Xbox One doesn't let you listen to a custom soundtrack in the background while playing games? Here's some good, or at least decent, news. Microsoft hears you, according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer, and is considering introducing the feature some day.
@XboxGuy247 It's a feature that a lot of people request on the feedback site and we take the feedback seriously.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) March 10, 2015
More DLC for professional wrestling game WWE 2K15 is now available. in the form of the NXT ArRIVAL pack. It launched this week across console and PC for $7. It includes:
- Playable Former WWE Champion, NXT General Manager and Monday Night Raw announcer: JBL;
- Playable NXT Superstars: Adam Rose and The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor);
- Playable NXT Diva: Emma
Mike Bithell's Robin Hood-like stealth game Volume will be released this summer across PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, the Thomas Was Alone creator announced this week. It's also coming to PC, though information about Xbox or Nintendo releases have not been announced.
Is media giant Marvel Studios skipping Comic-Con this year?! That's the latest rumor, according to a tweet from Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. Read more about it here.
Industry veteran and Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski recently talks about VR, his new game, the state of the FPS genre, and lots more in an excellent video interview with PC Gamer. Watch it here.
Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios have announced a new in-game event for Star Trek Online called Delta Recruitment. The event kicks off April 2 and gives both newcomers and veterans alike the chance to earn "unique rewards" through the new challenge. Read more about it here.
Did You Know Gaming has posted its latest video, the second part of its Grand Theft Auto series. This video dives into the controversy surrounding Grand Theft Auto San Andreas' infamous "Hot Coffee" mod and more. Watch and enjoy!
Game Developers Conference organizers announced this week that this year's recently concluded event attracted more than 26,000 attendees, a new all-time record. It's also been announced that next year's show will be held March 14-18 in San Francisco.
The online petition calling on Activision to release an HD remake of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for Xbox One/PS4 has reached more than 140,000 signatures. Will Activision actually make it? Who knows. They haven't responded to the survey, probably because they're busy making this year's Call of Duty.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is now available to pre-buy and pre-load on Xbox One. Of course, the game won't unlock until 12:01 AM EDT on March 24, but if you're intent on playing the second it officially arrives, this is how you do that.
Have a great weekend!
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