Video Game News & Rumor Roundup 10/27/2014

Written by Native Gamer

This week, the most important news to me is the PlayStation 4 System Software update. The update, codename Masamune, drops on Tuesday October 28th, 2014 and will add many new features to the console. The largest of these new features being Share Play. Which will allow to invite a friend who does not own the game to join your game online from their console, for One Hour periods. The update also includes adding the ability to upload gameplay footage directly to YouTube, and a YouTube app, the ability to change your main menu theme and color, with a Destiny and a Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare being available for download the same day, Live Broadcasting updates, including the archived broadcast support, and adding a friend of friends suggestion in your ‘What’s new’ section. These new and update features, plus others not mentioned will all be included in the System Software update.

 

This week’s game releases:

October 21st

  • Fantasia: Music Evolved (XB360, XBO)
  • Dreamfall Chapters: The Longest Journey (Win, Mac, Lin, PS4)
  • Just Dance 2015 (Wii, Wii U, XB360, XBO, PS3, PS4)
  • Samurai Warriors 4 (PS Vita, PS3, PS4)
  • The Legend of Korra (Win, PS3, PS4 and released the next day on XB360, XBO)
  • The Walking Dead Season 2 (XBO, PS4)
  • F1 2014 (Win, XB360, PS3)
  • Jagged Alliance: Flashback (Win, Mac, Lin)

October 23rd

  • Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (3DS, Wii U)

October 24th

  • Bayonetta 2 (Wii U)
  • Sid Mier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth (Win)
  • Fantasy Life (3DS)
  • Pokemon Art Academy (3DS)

 

Next Week’s Game Releases:

October 28th

  • Big Hero 6 (3DS)
  • Freedom Wars (PS Vita)
  • Lords of the Fallen (Win, XBO, PS4)
  • MX vs. ATV: Supercross (Win, XB360, PS3)
  • NBA Live 15 (XBO, PS4)
  • Sunset Overdrive (XBO)
  • WWE 2K15 (XB360, PS3)

News and Rumors:

  • Software Update ‘Masamune’ drops on Tuesday for the PlayStation 4
  • Xbox Announces price drop to $350, starting November 2nd in North America. In Anticipation of the Holiday Season.
  • Double XP Weekend announced for Call of Duty Ghosts and Black Ops 2, Starting on the 31st.
  • A PS4 Bundle that includes GTA V is headed to Japan
  • You can now play as Keanu Reeves in Payday 2, in anticipation for his new movie ‘John Wick’

 

Editors’ game picks

Native Gamer : The Evil Within (Win, XB360, XBO, PS3, PS4)

Steps: Sid Mier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth (Win)

 

Did we miss a news story you felt was important? Please let us know in the comments below.

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