Wednesday Gaming News – 6/11/2013

November 6, 2013

  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will be released in early 2014. Ground Zeroes serves as a prologue to The Phantom Pain, and while there is no confirmed release date for the second game, you can bet it’ll be hot on Ground Zeroes’ heels.
  • Speaking of Metal GearMetal Gear Rising: Revengeance has had a cool $30 sliced off its price. In addition, the game’s two story DLC packs, Jetstream Sam and Blade Wolf are now free on the PS Store and Xbox Live. If the DLC being free wasn’t enough to inspire you to download them pronto, our reviews of Jetstream Sam and Blade Wolf should do the trick.
  • Square Enix has entered the cloud gaming market with Project FLARE. The company is aiming to make its offering more scalable and therefore capable of better detail and animation than its competitors.
  • Worried about what the Nintendo 2DS will mean for 3D game development? You needn’t be, with president Satoru Iwata clarifying that the 3DS is still part of the company’s overarching strategy. As Siliconera reports, Iwata clarified this point in a meeting with investors and shareholders, saying that “Nintendo 2DS is simply one of the options for consumers and we will continue to offer the existing Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL platforms in the overseas markets, and we are not saying that we will abandon 3D or cease to make new propositions in 3D.”
  • has a new promotion in which you can pick three games for just USD$5 – and all the proceeds go to charity. The applicable games are Darwinia, FTL, pid, Botanicula, Creature’s Village, Waking Mars, Incredipede, The Whispered World, Driftmoon and Oddworld Oddysee.
  • In more charity/bundle news, the latest Humble Bundle is up and running, this time with a Warner Bros. theme. The games in the bundle are F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin, F.E.A.R. 3, Lord of the Rings: War in the North and Batman: Arkham Asylum. Pay more than the average and you’ll also unlock Scribblenauts Unlimited and Batman: Arkham City.
  • Finally, have a trailer for the developer-described ‘First-Person Grapefruit Simulator’, Jazzpunk: