Daily Gaming News – 13/11/2012

November 13, 2012

Last week we suggested you tear yourself away from Halo 4 for ten minutes to catch up on some gaming news. This week I guess we’ll suggest the same thing, only for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Daily Gaming News!


  • NEWS: BioWare has let slip a few new details on the future of Mass Effect. According to their latest blog entry, Mass Effect 4 will be developed primarily at BioWare Montreal, who were previously responsible for development support on Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, taking charge for DLC on both, as well as the latter’s multiplayer mode. Casey Hudson will again serve as producer, and like Dragon Age 3 the game will run on DICE’s Frostbite 2.0 engine.
  • NEWS: Rainbow Six: Patriots still exists, if you were wondering. According to Polygon, Ubisoft is hard at work on the now suspected next-generation title.
  • VIDEO: Leading up to the Wii U launch, Ubisoft has cut together a live action ZombiU trailer aimed at demonstrating the Zombies Vs. Survivors multiplayer mode. Watch it below.

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  • NEWS: VG247 is reporting that Microsoft’s Windows 8 includes exclusive support for DirectX 11.1. Much like Windows Vista’s exclusivity of DirectX 10, the API will not be installable nor run on other operating systems. What does this mean for gamers? At this point, not a whole lot, as the core DirectX 11 API is usable with Windows 7.
  • NEWS: All Games Beta has the scoop on several collectors editions for the upcoming Tomb Raider. Collectors can look forward to the usual goodies: figurine, lithograph, art booklet, DLC, poster, and more.
  • VIDEO: It’s not even out yet, but we’ve got a taste of the first DmC: Devil May Cry DLC. Titled Vergil’s Downfall, the pack will follow a playable Vergil through several story focused missions, and contain new weapons, enemies, and combos. Vergel’s Downfall will be available shortly after launch. Here’s a trailer.

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  • NEWS: As Rockstar gears up for Grand Theft Auto V, so too does the press. All Games Beta has a host of new screenshots showing off the three playable protagonists, along with an assortment of locations, vehicles, and weapons.
  • NEWS: Good news for happy snappers: the Wii U appears to have OS level screenshotting tools, just like the PlayStation Vita. The word comes from the latest issue of Iwata Asks, where the Miiverse team confirms that by simply hitting the HOME button on the GamePad the system will take a snapshot of whatever is on the screen. This can then be uploaded to Miiverse to share with friends.
  • VIDEO: Portable dungeon crawling comes to the palms of your hands courtesy of Demon Gaze for PlayStation Vita. Here’s a trailer!

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  • NEWS: Last, but not least, the first Australian Games for Change Festival will be hitting Melbourne this week, and it’s definitely worth attending if you’ve an interest the different applications of video games. The festival will be hosted by RMIT University’s GEElab this Thursday and Friday, with keynote speakers presenting from 10:30am-11:30am on Friday, at RMIT’s Design Hub Building, 100 Swanston St., Melbourne. Speakers include Keita Takahashi (Katamari Damacy, Noby Noby Boy) and Heather Kelley (Kokoromi).