Tuesday Gaming News – 03/09/13

September 4, 2013

  • For all you Pokemon geeks who strive to be the very best, the best there ever was… a new Nintendo Direct hits tomorrow with a special focus on Pokemon X and Y.
  • Apparently Sony have their own virtual reality headset in store for the PS4. It’s yet to be said whether it’s to be a crucial focus or a mere add-on, but all will be revealed at this year’s Tokyo Game Show.
  • Gearbox announced work on two new next gen titles at PAX today: one rumoured to be a re-imaging of the Brothers in Arms series, whilst the second is confirmed to be a new addition to the Homeworld series. Let’s hope they tread  along the Borderlands path, as opposed to the foul Duke Nukem and Aliens: Colonial Marines alternative.
  • Final Fantasy XIV has been dubbed unplayable by many trying to access the MMO servers, as the game has proved to be more popular than originally thought. Square Enix are offering players yet to activate their free trials an extra seven days as compensation for the inconvenience.


  • Despite being denied in most countries, Microsoft have announced that Australian Xbox One’s will come with “some voice command aspects at launch”. What these are, we have no idea, but we’re hoping “Xbox, Bing”is one of them. So useful.
  • While we’re on the subject, Microsoft have revealed that the Xbox One will support a whopping EIGHT CONTROLLERS at one time. Whether any games will support that many players is a different matter, but you must admit that eight is a rather large number.

  • Today seems to be “all X-Bone errything”, as Microsoft have announced that the Xbox One won’t support external hard drives on launch. Before you flip right out, Major Nelson followed the announcement with this statement – “the future plan is definitely to support external storage much like we do on the Xbox 360”. Just another short term bummer I guess.