Top 5 News Stories This Week (25/5/14)

Welcome to TwinStick Gaming, home of impartial news, reviews, rants and ramblings on the wonderful world of videogames. In case you’ve been too busy to keep up with the latest in all things gaming we’ve condensed the Top 5 news stories into this one article for you to help keep you up to speed.

Number 1: Google To Buy Twitch?

twitchI’m going to level with you: I didn’t know that much about Twitch until fairly recently. It’s not that I’m a Luddite or anything, just that I’m not what you could call an early adopter, choosing instead to give some things a chance to prove themselves before I get on board. However, not only has twitch now proved itself, it’s done so with such gusto that it emerged this weekend that Google are seeking to purchase it for something in the region of $1 billion. Read the full story here.


Number 2: Batman Arkham Knight Gameplay Trailer

batman-arkham-knightThe first trailer to show in-game footage of Arkham Knight has just been released by Warner Brothers and Rocksteady.

It opens with the same voice-over as heard in the announcement trailer, stating that the citizens of Gotham should abandon their city or face their worst fears being released upon them. Read the full story here.


Number 3: Minecraft Out On PS4 & PS Vita This August

minecraft-01Creative Sony fans will be happy to hear that Mojang have given us some details on the release of epic indie game, Minecraft on Playstation 4 and PS Vita. Both versions will be available in August for £19.99. However, if you already own Minecraft on PS3 you’ll only have to pay £4.99 for the PS4 version and absolutely nothing for the Vita version. Any DLC will also work on the Vita. You’ll also have the ability to transfer your saved worlds from your PS3 to your PS4 but not the other way around! Read the full story here.


 

Number 4: Elder Scrolls Online Craglorn Expansion Pack Due This Week

elder scrolls online 101Bethedsa have announced that the first expansion pack for Elder Scrolls Online will be available this week. Craglorn is effectively The Elder Scrolls Online’s first major patch. Craglorn is part of the patch and is the MMO’s first adventure zone.

Craglorn will feature quests specifically designed for groups of either 4 or 12 party members. You’ll encounter a new race known as the Celestials and have to solve the mysteries that surround them. Read the full story here.


Number 5: Fifa World Free To Play

Fifa World headerHaving already sold something in the region of a ‘bajillion’ copies (give or take) of their FIFA franchise for consoles, EA have just announced they’re releasing (in open Beta) a free-to-play PC version, entitled FIFA World.

Developed by EA Canada, FIFA World will essentially be a slightly adapted version of the current FIFA Ultimate Team mode, featuring 16 000 players from 600 clubs, across 30+ licensed leagues, thus giving players access to all their favourite footballing heroes. Read the full story here.

 


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