It's that time of the month again. Sony have announced the new PlayStation Plus games for May 2014, and this time around there's more of a mixed bag. While April's games introduced a few largely unwanted sports games, this coming month might seem a little underwhelming at first, especially if you're the sort of person who only plays "adult" games. Still, five free games, and all of them worth checking out.
IGN and Sledgehammer have released an image of the next Call of Duty, supposedly from in-game footage. Call of Duty 2014 has yet to be fully revealed, although it was confirmed earlier this year that it would be made with a focus on new-gen consoles. Perhaps the release of this image, with its rather excellent texturing, is a continuation of that.
Everybody has known about The Last of Us PS4 for, well, quite a while. It was turning up for pre-order in stores at the beginning of the year, and development was confirmed by a senior Sony employee last month. Stores were even accepting pre-orders and offering bonuses. The only part of the video game chain that couldn't accept its existence was Sony as a whole, but that changed today.
Hundreds of websites and servers are to be affected after the discovery of a web-breaking bug that makes an estimated two-thirds of all servers accessible to hackers. Passwords, bank details and more could be available to those that know how to get them, and it's not just favourite websites that are affected. The Minecraft servers, for starters, have been temporarily shut down while developer Mojang looks into the problem.
It was only a month ago that Randy Pitchford said his studio wasn't working on a new Borderlands title and that hiding work on new titles was pointless, and here we are. Although it's true that Gearbox aren't directly working on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, a new game set between Borderlands and Borderlands 2, 2K Australia apparently are.
A short teaser video from the official Call of Duty Instagram page shows a distinctly Predator-esque level, with a distinctly invisible threat hunting the player. Although it's not expressly said that Predator will be making an appearance in the next set of DLC maps, which the video is a teaser for, it's pretty obvious. The description even has the quote "If it bleeds..." in it.
Sony Asia have once again announced the upcoming games for their PlayStation Plus content, most of which end up being exactly the same as the EU stuff. There's a nice mixture of titles this month across all platforms, certainly enough to keep most people happy until May.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is a decent title, although the price doesn't quite match the amount of content on offer (our full review is coming later today). That hasn't stopped it being a pretty successful seller though, hitting second place in the charts behind Infamous: Second Son. The fact that it's had a fairly exciting launch isn't really the most interesting thing about its release though. For that, you'll need to look closer.
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty is well on its way and is looking great. Every set of screenshots, every new piece of information shows a game that's honest to the original Oddysee, but that has been improved upon with modern technology. At GDC this week, Just Add Water and Oddworld Inhabitants released a brand new video showing off some familiar, but excitingly new gameplay.
If you thought The Last of Us was some niche stealth title enjoyed only by you and your Dark Souls loving hardcore brethren, you were completely wrong. Sony have today announced that The Last of Us, Naughty Dogs huge new IP, has sold over six million units, and that numbers only going to continue to sky rocket.