Hottest Gaming News – Week Ending 08/18/13

Another awesome week in gaming and another detailed post from Gamer Grub bringing you the very hottest gaming news of the week. As we approach the release of some of the most anticipated titles of the year, such as Grand Theft Auto V and Call of Duty: Ghosts, developers are going all out. We’ve got some of the best stories of the year for you this week including videos, screenshots and the latest news.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Multiplayer Reveal Video

There is simply no bigger story to begin our hottest gaming news article this week; it’s the Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer reveal video. The video features almost 60 minutes of intense multiplayer action covering everything from the new dynamic map features to class builds and loadout options.

The multiplayer reveal trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts is arguably the most anticipated story of the year and Activision pulled it off with some real class. Check out the video above before taking to the conversation in the comments section below.

Microsoft Announce Xbox One Launch Delay In 8 Countries

Microsoft continue to struggle with positive PR for their upcoming next-generation console following the announcement of a release delay for the Xbox One. During the Xbox One E3 showcase Microsoft stated that they aimed to release the Xbox One simultaneously in 21 different markets, however that number has now been reduced to 13.

Sadly Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland will all have to wait until 2014 before they’re able to get their hands on the Xbox One. Microsoft mentioned localizing the Xbox One Dashboard and Kinect voice features as the main culprits for the delay.

Call of Duty: Ghosts To Include Female Soldiers

Call Of Duty Ghosts Release
For the first time in the history of the biggest entertainment franchise ever, players will be able to create and progress with female soldiers. The news follows the official multiplayer reveal video but this particular part of the video has stirred many a forum community.

The information follows the Create-A-Soldier segment of the reveal as players were treated to whole new levels of customization options. For more information be sure to watch the multiplayer reveal trailer at the top of this post.

PayDay 2 A Success Before Launch

PayDay 2
The successor to the surprisingly popular PayDay has already been branded a success following pre-order numbers. The developers announced that the pre-orders alone already managed to cover the games development costs, making post-launch purchases complete profit for the developer and publisher.

PayDay 2 offers co-op action as players work together to pull off an exciting variety of heists. Rob the deposit boxes of a well secured bank, hit up a jewellery store in a speedy snatch and grab, and even protect vans transporting illegal items. The game has met mixed receptions since launch but there’s still time for improvements via updates and DLC.

Grand Theft Auto V – Brand New Official Game Trailer

Rockstar, commonly referred to as the god’s of hype and PR, have released yet more information on Grand Theft Auto V; this time in the form of a brand new game play trailer. The new trailer centers around the Grand Theft Auto Online aspect of the upcoming best-seller.

The video goes into great detail on the activities available to players in Grand Theft Auto Online. Whether you want to enjoy structure missions and objectives or just take to the open road with your friends, it’s all possible and waiting in Grand Theft Auto Online.

Square Enix Throws Away $16 Million & Cancels Game Development

A studio that many seem to feel is struggling financially should probably not just discard $16 million in funding after cancelling an undisclosed game, but Square Enix have done just that. The developers of the popular Final Fantasy franchise have struggled recently following financial loss reports for multiple quarters in the last two years.

It was announced that the game in question was being developed by IO Interactive, the only European studio under Square Enix, but the exact title and nature of the game have yet to be disclosed. We may hear more in the future, this may be the last we ever hear of it; but one thing is certain, that’s a whole load of cash to be throwing away.

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