The News Review: Edition 57

Christmas is very nearly upon us, and here at The Gaming Review, we’re well aware that you guys are far too busy with last minute Christmas shopping and Santa-themed mods to search for all the latest in gaming news, so that’s why we’ve done the hard graft for you, and compiled a list of the most important news stories from over the past 7 days:

  • Following his exit from Konami, Metal Gear Solid’s creator Hideo Kojima is set to start working on a new game with Sony.
  • New characters for Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS have been announced, with Fire Emblem’s Corrin and Bayonetta’s… erm… Bayonetta, joining the roster. Final Fantasy’s Cloud is also now available to download.
  • Activision has announced that Call of Duty points will be brought to Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The points act as in-game currency, which can be purchased for real money. Currently Acitivsion are offering 200 free points for anyone playing the game on PS4, Xbox One or PC.
  • Tired of grinding levels? Destiny players can now boost their characters level up to level 25 for a £25 in-game purchase.
  • Ubisoft has released Update 1.1 for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, which brings slight visual upgrades, balancing and an auto-kicking system for getting rid of pesky team-killers.
  • Nintendo has released a video showing of two new maps coming to Splatoon, called Piranha Pit and Ancho-V Games.
  • Rockstar have released a new free expansion for GTA V and GTA Online, called Executives and Other Criminals. The expansion features new game modes, properties, vehicles, weapons and VIP and bodyguard dynamics.
  • Microsoft has announced a further 16 Xbox 360 games that will be available on Xbox One through backwards compatibility, including Fable III, Portal: Still Alive, Halo: Reach and Splosion Man, with more on the way.
  • Capybara games has announced that Xbox One indie title Below has been delayed until 2016.
  • Meanwhile Bethesda have also revealed their upcoming collectible card game Elder Scrolls Legends has been pushed back until 2016.
  • Psyonix’s hit car-football game Rocket League has already raked in $50 million dollars since its release on PS4 and PC, with the Xbox One version set to go on sale February 2016.
  • Coleco has released a new console aimed at retro-gaming lovers. The COLECO Chameleon is a cartridge-based system which wil play 8-, 16- and 32-bit games.


Finally, the top games released this week are:

  • Elite Dangerous: Horizons – PC
  • Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star – PC
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 – Xbox 360, PS3
  • Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Wii U
  • Turok Remastered – PC
  • The Escapists – Xbox 360


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