Weekly News Roundup: Heartbreaking delays, beautiful mods, and more

Gaming News

Press that pause button and stretch those fingers. It’s time to roundup the news that may have snuck by while you were off trying to beat Bloodborne. Poor souls.

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Say it ain’t so! Sources at Gamespot broke the news that one of the most anticipated Wii U games of 2015, The Legend of Zelda, has been delayed until next year. The Legend of Zelda‘s development team thought they would be able to finish the game by the end of 2015 when they first teased the game last year, however the team would like more time to perfect the game before handing it off to gamers. Gamespot noted that Batman: Arkham Knight has also been delayed once more, but don’t despair crime fighters, it’s just til end of June.

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Spring is said to be a time of renewal, and a few games this week are taking that saying to heart. Polygon reported that the Half Life 2 community released a new mod for the game, Half Life 2:Update, which showed off improved lighting and graphics. Mod DB noted that fans of Morrowind can now enjoy a blast from the past as a mod in Skyrim. You can also play an updated version of Super Mario 64 in your browser according to The Verge, and it’s all thanks to Erik Roystan Ross, a computer science student who was experimenting with the Unity game engine and thought the game could use a little love.

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On March 26 the PS4 2.50 update, codenamed “Yukimura,” finally fulfilled some of the promises Sony made when the console was first revealed. According to PlayStation.Blog:

Following the update, you’ll be able to smoothly pick games up right where you left off, find and connect with friends quicker, customize your experience and share your most epic moments in a more meaningful way

The full list of new features is pretty sweet. However, the update didn’t quite go off without a hitch. Gamebolt reported a few players were having issues once their console updated. What kind of issues you ask? Ah well, consoles failing to turn on, microphone issues…you know, the usual.

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Fancy yourself a detective? A master of scavenger hunts? Like free Steam keys? Well GameInformer reported that Owlchemy Labs, in an effort to promote its latest game entry, a choose your own adventure game, has hidden Steam keys in ten different locations across the United States. Best part, the person responsible for kicking off the hunt is a character from the game.

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Trouble across the seas. DriveClub developer Evolution, is set to lose approximately half of its staff. Sony released this statement to EuroGamer:

Evolution Studios will now focus on DriveClub as a service going forward, in particular, the important launch of the PS Plus Edition. We will be restructuring Evolution Studios to ensure that SCE WWS and in particular, Evolution Studios are in the best position to achieve these goals.

Our first party development studios are key to our creative strategy and we are very excited about the future projects being worked on and the role Evolution Studios will play.

That’s it for this week. Thanks for playing. Catch ya next time!

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