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Hottest Gaming News – Week Ending 10/13/2013

The hottest news in gaming this week
Amidst the awesome reviews this October is the usual flood of exciting game news relating to the hottest trend and upcoming titles. As always Gamers Heroes have collected the hottest gaming news from around the web this week so sink your teeth into all that’s good in gaming today.

Hottest Gaming News – Week Ending 10/13/2013
Game/Company Headline
Lighting Returns: FFXIII New Screenshots Released
Call Of Duty: Ghosts New Eminem Video
Grand Theft Auto Online $500,000 Apology From Rockstar
Dishonored Game Of The Year Edition Now Available
THQ Suing EA
Call of Duty: Ghosts New Clans Trailer
Montague’s Mount Launch Trailer Released
SOMA Confirmed For PlayStation
Insomniac Game’s Studio A Troll In The Midst

New Screenshots Released For Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

The original announcement for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII didn’t exactly get the best welcome from Final Fantasy fans, as most don’t really seem all to keen on Lightning. However, a regular flood of new videos and screenshots from Square Enix appear to be winning the fans hearts following a drastic shift in tone among discussion boards.

The latest screenshots released for Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII detail Oerba Dia Vanille AKA the “saint”.

Eminem’s “Survival” Video Released Featuring Call of Duty: Ghosts Footage

Originally unveiled in the first Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer reveal Eminem’s new video for “Survival” is now available. Embodying the adrenaline fueled combat made famous by the Call of Duty franchise the new video from the hit rapper includes some exciting footage for the next installment in the COD franchise.

Players can look forward to the Call of Duty: Ghosts and Marshal Mathers LP 2 on November 5th.

$500,000 Apology From Rockstar

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Grand Theft Auto V may have attracted critical acclaim from around the globe but its free multiplayer add-on hasn’t quite managed the same levels of success. The game has been plagued with problems since launch, including server issues and loss of characters and progress, and despite fixes from Rockstar the problems persist.

As an apology to players the developers of the award-winning GTA V are offering all fans $500,000 in-game cash. To be eligible you simply have to download an update next week and have played at least once in October. The cash apology will come in the form of two direct transfers of $250,000.

Dishonored Game Of The Year Edition Now Available

Bethesda are proud to announced the immediate release of Dishonored: Game of the Year Edition for the critically acclaimed 2012 stealth action title. The game is now available across retail outlets and online distributors priced at $39.99 for Xbox 360, $39.99 for PlayStation 3 and $34.99 for PC.

Dishonored won more than 100 Game of the Year awards for its original campaign and DLC content. The Game of the Year Edition will give players the complete experience including all DLC’s : Dunwall City Trials, The Knife of Dunwall, The Brigmore Witches and Void Walker’s Arsenal.

THQ & EA Go Head To Head In The Ring

THQ have filed an official complaint against Zuffa LLC, the parent company of UFC, and Electronic Arts over the changing hands of the official UFC game license. The entire debate surrounds meetings held between THQ and Electronic Arts in December of 2011 in which private information was exchanged including financial projections and marketing ideas.

At the end of the year Zuffa LLC contacted THQ in regards to terminating the license having access to information that would only be available from EA. THQ claims that this is proof that Electronic Arts went directly to Zuffa LLC to purchase the rights to the UFC games, completely cutting THQ out of the deal. For more information click here.

Montague’s Mount Launch Trailer Released

Independent game developer Polypusher Studios this week released the official launch trailer for their debut indie horror title, Montague’s Mount. The developers, hailing from Ireland, have worked closely with publishers Mastertronic, to offer players a unique take on the horror genre. The game is now available for PC, MAC and Linux and will soon be made available on Steam Greenlight.

Polypusher Studios is actually a one-man development team but don’t let that put you off. Miasmata was developed by just two people and that game made serious waves on the indie scene.

Survival Horror SOMA Coming To PlayStation

The next-generation is quickly shaping up to become the return of the survival horror genre as Swedish developers, Frictional Games, confirm the upcoming release of the sci-fi survival horror SOMA on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 platforms.

Following the likes of Outlast, Daylight and Routine, SOMA is the latest effort in an attempt to bring the horror genre back to its roots. If you’re not familiar with Fricitional Games, they’re the developers behind the critically acclaimed Amnesia: Dark Descent.

Insomniac Game’s Studio Epic Xbox One Troll

A recent Tweet from an Insomniac Game’s Studio employee has shed light on the possibilities of epic trolling using the Xbox One Kinect voice commands. As displayed at the original reveal players will be able to turn off this next-generation console with the simple comment “Xbox Off”.

Picture the scene. You’ve got dozens of developers using the dev console with the Xbox One as they’re hard at work in the office. Shortly after a loud announcement comes over the PA “Xbox Off”. The hilarity that’s sure to follow simply couldn’t be ignored. Any trolling ideas for the Xbox One voice commands? Post them below.

New Call of Duty: Ghosts Clan Trailer Released

With less than a month before the highly anticipated release of Call of Duty: Ghosts, Activision have released a brand new video showcasing the games Clan system. Clans will feature as a foundation in the new Call of Duty: Ghosts as players will be able to join friends and other gamers as they help to earn experience points and exclusive unlocks with their clan.

For the first time in Call of Duty history cross-platform will play a part. Regardless of your platform of choice, whether that be the PC, PlayStation or Xbox, you’ll be able to join clans across all 3 and help improve its reputation.

Not every news story is massive and deserving of a spot on the feature wall but there’s still plenty of exciting stuff to report. Each week the hottest gaming news article also comes complete with a brief news burst highlighting some of the smaller stories for this week. Check it out below!

  • Nadeo and Ubisoft have released a free demo for Shootmania Elite. For your opportunity to test this incredibly popular online shooter, click here.
  • Astro have released a brand new A50 Wireless Headset to coincide with the upcoming release of Battlefield 4. For more information click here.
  • Bigpoint released the latest class reveal video for their upcoming military themed free MOBA game, Merc Elite. You can watch the video here.
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